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《静夜亮光》十一月七日

十一月七日

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经文: 你们……作我的见证。(使徒行传一:8)

为了学习如何尽你的本份作基督的见证人,请看主自己所立的榜样。祂常常作见证-─在撒玛利亚的井旁或在耶路撒冷的殿中;在革尼撒勒的湖边或在山上。无论白天或黑夜,祂都作见证。祂带能力的祈祷是祂声音的事奉,如同祂惯常的事奉一样。在任何环境下,祂都作见证。文士和法利赛人无法禁止祂不说话;即使在彼拉多面前,祂也见证真理。祂的见证是清楚、明白的,在祂绝无错误。基督徒啊,愿你的生命成为清楚的见证。让你心中对上帝对人的爱能让所有人看到。你若是真实就不必说:“我说的是真的”。不必以正直夸口,却要是正直的。你的见证必须是教人不得不看见的。勿因害怕无效而抑制你的见证。你的嘴唇已被祭坛的炭火暖和了。让你的嘴唇像被天抚摸过一样地说话。“早晨要撒你的种,晚上也不要歇你的手。”(传十一:6)无论得时与不得时,总要为救主作见证。倘若为了基督或为福音之故,你遭遇患难,不要灰心,反而要因临到你的感到荣幸、欢欣,因为你是为了主配受患难。你的患难、损失和逼迫将作你的高台,你要在那里为基督耶稣作更多、更强有力的见证。愿你能明白伟大的主所立的榜样,并被祂的灵充满。请记住,倘若你的见证是为了主的荣耀,你需要学习、更多祈祷、更多恩典和更多谦卑。
 

Evening, November 7
Scripture: “And ye shall be witnesses unto me.”(Acts 1:8)

In order to learn how to discharge your duty as a witness for Christ, look at his example. He is always witnessing: by the well of Samaria, or in the Temple of Jerusalem: by the lake of Gennesaret, or on the mountain's brow. He is witnessing night and day; his mighty prayers are as vocal to God as his daily services. He witnesses under all circumstances; Scribes and Pharisees cannot shut his mouth; even before Pilate he witnesses a good confession. He witnesses so clearly, and distinctly that there is no mistake in him. Christian, make your life a clear testimony. Be you as the brook wherein you may see every stone at the bottom-not as the muddy creek, of which you only see the surface-but clear and transparent, so that your heart's love to God and man may be visible to all. You need not say, “I am true:” be true. Boast not of integrity, but be upright. So shall your testimony be such that men cannot help seeing it. Never, for fear of feeble man, restrain your witness. Your lips have been warmed with a coal from off the altar; let them speak as like heaven-touched lips should do. “In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand.” Watch not the clouds, consult not the wind-in season and out of season witness for the Saviour, and if it shall come to pass that for Christ's sake and the gospel's you shall endure suffering in any shape, shrink not, but rejoice in the honour thus conferred upon you, that you are counted worthy to suffer with your Lord; and joy also in this-that your sufferings, your losses, and persecutions shall make you a platform, from which the more vigorously and with greater power you shall witness for Christ Jesus. Study your great Exemplar, and be filled with his Spirit. Remember that you need much teaching, much upholding, much grace, and much humility, if your witnessing is to be to your Master's glory.