A Man Who Trusts in Christ
Posted by: CDFWarrington on Monday, May 15, 2023 at 10:13AM
Watchman Nee was a prominent Christian leader and author in China during the 20th century. He was born in 1903 in the province of Fujian and became a Christian at the age of 17. Nee's ministry was characterized by his passion for the gospel and his commitment to the local church.
He authored many books, including "The Normal Christian Life", "The Spiritual Man", and "Sit, Walk, Stand". His writings emphasized the importance of spiritual growth, the centrality of the cross, and the need for believers to live in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Nee's impact extended beyond China, as his books were translated into many languages and influenced Christians around the world. However, his ministry also brought him into conflict with the Chinese government, which eventually led to his imprisonment in 1952. Nee remained in prison until his death in 1972.
Despite the challenges he faced, Watchman Nee's legacy continues to inspire and challenge Christians today. His writings continue to be widely read and his life serves as an example of faithfulness and devotion to Christ.
Watchman Nee is quoted as saying, "It is not our trust that saves us, but the Object of our trust." In this quote, Nee suggests that it is not enough to simply have trust in something or someone as it is not our doing that saves us; rather, the object of our trust must be worthy of that trust.
Trust is an essential component of many relationships, whether personal or professional. But blind trust, without any consideration for whether the object of that trust is trustworthy, can be dangerous. In fact, blindly trusting someone or something without sufficient evidence can leave us vulnerable to disappointment, betrayal, or worse. On the other hand, placing our trust in something or someone that has demonstrated their reliability and trustworthiness over time can be a powerful force for good in our lives. When we trust in something that is worthy of that trust, we can feel more secure, more confident, and more at peace. It can give us the courage to take risks, try new things, and pursue our dreams. So, while trust is important, it is equally important to be discerning about where we place our trust. We should always be looking for evidence that the object of our trust is deserving of it.
In this, we can rest in the fact that Jesus Christ, the "Object" of our trust, is worthy of that trust. We can find strength in His power to save us.
What gives you confidence in placing your trust in Christ?