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Emanna for 08/09/2020

Caring for Others in the Lord's Living Body

Bible Verses

Matt 25:26 And his master answered and said to him, Evil and slothful slave... (27) Therefore you should have deposited my money with the money changers; and when I came, I would have recovered what is mine with interest. (28) Take away therefore the talent from him and give it to him who has the ten talents.

Words of Ministry

Interest
[in the verse above]
signifies the profitable result we gain for the Lord's work by using His gift. In a sense, we may say that the bankers are all the new ones, weak ones, young ones, and backsliding ones. We need to deposit the Lord's possession with these bankers. The bankers are not the leading brothers, but the weaker ones, those who have problems. Suppose a certain brother is dissenting and speaks negatively about the church. Those who speak negatively concerning the church will always have something negative to say about the elders. Nevertheless, these dissenting ones are brothers, and they love the Lord. How good it would be for such a dissenting brother to be contacted, not by one of the elders, but by another brother in the church who loves him and cares for him! If a dissenting brother is contacted by a number of others, he will eventually come back to the church and praise the Lord for the church. If you use your talent in this way to take care of others, you will not only multiply the talent, but you yourself will be in the third heaven and will quickly grow and be transformed. You will be renewed in the spirit of the mind, and among us there will be a marvelous testimony of the Body to the whole universe. The universe will see that we are not a religious gathering, but a living Body. For this we all need to use our talent, the Lord's possession. The result will be multiplication. I can testify that the more we take care of the saints and the churches, the richer we become.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry, from Witness Lee, Life-study of Matthew, pp. 770-771. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 10/8/99) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.