“Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.”
— John 12:24
He will not strive nor cry out, nor will anyone hear His voice in the streets.
— Matthew 12:19
The principle of the Lord Jesus’ living was the principle of the seed. This included His teaching, His working and laboring, and His operation. With Christ there was a living which is very different from our living in the church life.
One verse that describes His living is Matt. 12:19, which is a quotation from Isaiah: “He will not strive nor cry out, nor will anyone hear His voice in the streets.” This shows us that the Lord’s living was a living without strife, and without crying out.
Adapted from the online series, Serving the Lord as a Seed, Message two, page 5.
Tomorrow: “Not Striving, but Fruitful” (1)