Emanna for 08/05/2020

Properly Caring for Our Daily Duties as We Watch for the Lord (2)

Bible Verses

Matt 24:40 At that time two men will be in the field; one is taken and one is left. (41) Two women will be grinding at the mill; one is taken and one is left. (42) Watch therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord comes.

Words of Ministry

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It is not those who talk about holiness who are necessarily holy. Sometimes the more certain sisters talk about being holy, the less holy they are. It is better for such sisters to spend more time cooking
to serve excellent food to their husbands, their children, and those to whom they give hospitality. The sisters who do this will be holy. Some sisters know how to have fellowship about being holy, but they do not know how to do a good job in their cooking. The more these sisters talk about being holy, the less holy their husbands and children become. They talk about holiness, but they do not take proper care of their families. The principle is the same with the brothers in their jobs. A brother should not talk about holiness and neglect his job. If he does this, he will be fired. When I was young, I was told how wonderful it would be to be raptured while we were praying or reading the Bible. But the Lord Jesus does not speak this way. Instead, He says that two men were farming and that two women were grinding. They were not fasting, praying, or reading the Bible; they were doing their ordinary work. The Lord Jesus certainly spoke this word with a definite purpose. He wanted to show us that as we wait for His coming and expect to be raptured, we must be very faithful in our daily duties.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry, from Witness Lee, Life-study of Matthew, pp. 739. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 9/30/99) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.