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《静夜亮光》十一月五日

十一月五日

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经文: 当感谢祂,称颂祂的名。(诗篇一○○:4)

耶稣并不喜欢祂的弟兄们将祂看低。祂喜悦祂所珍爱的人能欣赏祂的美丽。我们不应当认为祂只是我们所需,如同粮食和水一样,却当视祂为佳肴美味和罕见之珍奇。祂向我们启示祂自己如同重价的珍珠,且有绝世的美丽,如同整袋没药,发出怡神的香气,如同沙仑的玫瑰,持久芬芳,又如同谷中的百合,纯洁无瑕疵。试想上帝对祂独生子──祂所赐不可言喻之恩典──的珍重。当天使在祂脚前掩蔽自己的脸,以此做为他们最高的尊崇,请思想天使对祂的想法。当蒙救赎之人在无尽的岁月中向祂唱出祂配受的颂赞,请思想他们对祂的看法。对基督存崇高之思想能帮助我们在与祂的关系中有一贯的行动。我们看到基督超过一切高坐在宝座上,就越发能谦卑地俯伏在祂宝座的脚前,并能真诚地准备向祂尽自己本份。我们的主耶稣期盼我们重视祂,如此我们就能喜乐地顺服在祂的权柄之下。对祂存高贵的思想会增加我们的爱。爱与珍视是紧密相连的。所以,信徒啊,多多思想你主的卓越伟大。认识祂道成肉身取了人的本性以前在天上所得之荣耀。思想祂大能的爱,这大爱让祂从宝座上下来并死在十字架上。尊崇祂因祂战胜地狱的一切权势。请看祂的复活,得冠冕,得荣耀。俯伏在祂脚前,因祂是奇妙、策士、全能的父,唯有这样,你才会向祂发出应有的爱。
 

Evening, November 5
Scripture: “Be thankful unto him, and bless his name.”(Psalm 100:4)

Our Lord would have all his people rich in high and happy thoughts concerning his blessed person. Jesus is not content that his brethren should think meanly of him; it is his pleasure that his espoused ones should be delighted with his beauty. We are not to regard him as a bare necessary, like to bread and water, but as a luxurious delicacy, as a rare and ravishing delight. To this end he has revealed himself as the “pearl of great price” in its peerless beauty, as the “bundle of myrrh” in its refreshing fragrance, as the “rose of Sharon” in its lasting perfume, as the “lily” in its spotless purity.

As a help to high thoughts of Christ, remember the estimation that Christ is had in beyond the skies, where things are measured by the right standard. Think how God esteems the Only Begotten, his unspeakable gift to us. Consider what the angels think of him, as they count it their highest honour to veil their faces at his feet. Consider what the blood-washed think of him, as day without night they sing his well deserved praises. High thoughts of Christ will enable us to act consistently with our relations towards him. The more loftily we see Christ enthroned, and the more lowly we are when bowing before the foot of the throne, the more truly shall we be prepared to act our part towards him. Our Lord Jesus desires us to think well of him, that we may submit cheerfully to his authority. High thoughts of him increase our love. Love and esteem go together. Therefore, believer, think much of your Master's excellencies. Study him in his primeval glory, before he took upon himself your nature! Think of the mighty love which drew him from his throne to die upon the cross! Admire him as he conquers all the powers of hell! See him risen, crowned, glorified! Bow before him as the Wonderful, the Counsellor, the mighty God, for only thus will your love to him be what it should.

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《信心的支票簿》11月05日

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经文: “我必不永远相争,也不长久发怒,恐怕我所造的人与灵性都必发昏。”(以赛亚书五十七∶16)

我们的天父,凡事为我们的利益着想,一点儿也不会加害我们。祂所存的是良善的意念,祂不会始终对我们扳着脸孔。我们常以为上帝为洁净我们,总是长期的熬炼我们,其实那是因为我们耐性不够,才会觉得历炼的时间很长。上帝对我们的爱恒久不变,祂必不永久发怒。长夜漫漫似无尽期,但黎明的曙光终必到来。上帝并不长久对人发怒,它只不过是转瞬之间,上帝对祂的选民,存着无比的爱心,祂的怒气必不长久。

祂若是一位长期与人相争的上帝,恐怕祂所造的人都必站立不住,也要发昏,落入地狱之门。亲爱的朋友,鼓起勇气吧,上帝不会长期责罚我们;提起精神吧!在苦难中上帝会扶持你过去,那造你的,知道你的脆弱、有限,祂会如对待精致艺品般地温柔地雕刻你,所以,别为目前短暂的痛苦而愁烦,快乐的未来即将到来。那击打你的,也必替你包扎裹伤,上帝短暂的怒气过后,随之而来的是莫大的恩典与慈爱。

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《荒漠甘泉》11月5日

《荒漠甘泉》11月5日

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  “耶和华岂有难成的事么?”(创18:14)

  这是神今天给你我的一个责问。也许我们心中曾经有过一个最深,最高,最大的愿望——或者是关于我们自己的,或者是关于我们所爱的人的——经过了好久,还没有成就;我们就以为以前还有成功的可能,现在是决不能成功的了,于是就把今生能成为事实的希望完全放弃了。

  那一个愿望,如果是合乎神旨的,神必替我们成就;虽然照我们看来,也许是完全不可能的一回事了——也许我们一听见人说起,还会笑为荒谬。那一个愿望,神必替我们成就,如果我们肯让他成就。

  “耶和华岂有难成的事么?”没有;如果我们相信他,按照他的旨意前行,让他独自去替我们作那不可能的,耶和华就没有难成的事了。不然的话,连亚伯拉罕和撒拉也有拦阻神旨的可能。

  那惟一能拦阻神的,就是继续不信他的慈爱与能力;和一直拒绝神在我们身上的计划。对于那些信靠他的人,耶和华是没有一件难成的事的。——译自晨更信息