Emanna for 05/12/2020

Living a Higher Life

Bible Verses

Matt 5:27 You have heard that it was said, "You shall not commit adultery." (28) But I say to you that every one who looks at a woman in order to lust after her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

Words of Ministry

In Matthew 5 the Lord Jesus spoke about murder and adultery. Murder refers to our temper, and adultery, to our lust. Our temper and our lust constantly damage and trouble us. If we were stone, we would not be bothered by these two things. But daily we are either troubled by our temper or tempted by our lust. How easy it is for us to be irritated and offended! Some of us may be offended at least ten times a day. Others are troubled with lust. For this reason,...you should never be alone with a member of the opposite sex for any length of time. If you are, you will be tempted by your ferocious lusts. In order to live up to a moral standard higher than that of the old law, you must overcome your temper and your lusts. You may say that this is not easy to do. Right, it is not easy. This is why you need Christ. This is why you need another life. How we need to stay with Christ! We must contact Him not only day by day, but even hour by hour. Because of the temper and lust within us, we need to remain in constant fellowship with Him. After we have been saved according to the principle of faith, we need to live a higher life, a life with the highest standard. This life with the highest standard is a life that overcomes our temper and our lust.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry, from Witness Lee, Life-study of Matthew, 1986, pp. 229-230. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 4/14/99) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.