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A Balanced Christian Life by Watchman Nee

How can we get a balanced Christian life?

Our God is most balanced. He is love and He is light. Our Lord Jesus is full of grace and full of truth. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of wisdom as well as of revelation. In creation, God "hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with a span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and the hills in a balance" (Isaiah 40:12). Concerning redemption, it is said that "mercy and truth are met together, righteousness and peace have kissed each other. Truth springeth out of the earth; and righteousness hath looked down from heaven" (Psalm 85:10, 11). The new creation, therefore must be well-balanced.

"In order to pray well, there are many things we have to do. Among them is preventing all that is not prayer. For the enemy will not only take away your energy as well as your time to pray, he will additionally induce you to use many empty words. This is also something to which you should have your eyes wide open. You must refuse to waste your prayer time. The prayers of a great number of people are not real; they use many vain words which fail to accomplish any work."
Watchman Nee, A Balanced Christian Life

In A Balanced Christian Life, Watchman Nee attempts to show from God's Word the perfect equilibrium of divine truth. Human nature, however, is prone to emphasize one side to the exclusion of the other side of truth. This has caused great confusion and many problems among God's people. It is essential that we know the balance of truth and hold on to both sides so that our Christian life may be as well-rounded as God has ordained.

May all who read this book be brought into a balanced Christian life!