"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge" (Hosea 4.6). So mourned the prophet Hosea. The glory of the gospel of Jesus Christ is that "all shall know [God], from the least to the greatest of them" (Heb. 8.1 1). Spiritual knowledge is open to all God's children today. It is therefore not only our duty but also our privilege to seek this knowledge.
In the present volume, brother Watchman Nee attempts to help us to develop this spiritual knowledge. He points out the difference between mental knowledge and spiritual knowledge, shows the ways to the true knowledge of God as well as of ourselves, and explains the relationship between spiritual knowledge and the renewed mind.
Though the messages in this volume were given by our brother in the earlier days of his ministry, the truths contained are nonetheless timeless. They are as applicable now as they were then. These messages were originally published in Chinese in three different booklets, but in view of the interrelationship among them, they are now being printed in English in one volume. May all the children of God "be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, to walk worthily of the Lord unto all pleasing, bearing fruit in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God" (Col. 1: 9,10).