Emanna for 09/14/2017
The Highest Standard of Morality (2)
1 Timothy 3:16 And confessedly, great is the mystery of godliness: He who was manifested in the flesh, Justified in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Preached among the nations, Believed on in the world, Taken up in glory.
Words of Ministry
[Part 2 of 2]
One day God Himself became a Man named Jesus. This Man was conceived of the divine essence and born of the human essence, the very essence God created in man. This means that the human essence of which the Lord Jesus partook was that created by God according to what He is--the human essence with the appearance of God's love, light, holiness, and righteousness.
When He was on earth, He lived a life that was a composition of the divine attributes and the human virtues. This is the highest standard of morality. The highest standard of morality is the living of the One whose life was a composition of God with the divine attributes and man with the human virtues. When we speak of the highest standard of morality, we are not using the word "morality" in a traditional way. By morality we mean the standard of life God requires.
This was the reason God in Genesis 2 put man in front of Himself as signified by the tree of life, indicating that God wanted man to take Him as his life so that he might have the reality of the divine love, light, holiness, and righteousness. This would enable man to live a life in the highest standard of morality. Although the man created by God failed to live such a life, the Lord Jesus, the Man-Savior, possessing the divine nature and the human nature, lived a life on earth with the attributes of God expressed in the virtues of man.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry, from Witness Lee, Life-study of Luke, pp. 18-19. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA.