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《清晨甘露》十二月一日

十二月一日

夏天和冬天是你所定的。(诗74:17)

我的心哪!要在腊月里与你的神同在。冰冷的雪、尖锐的风都叫你知道神遵守他与冬夏昼夜所立的约;这叫你确实知道他也必遵守他在基督耶稣里与你所立的荣耀的约。这个罪污世界的季候,尚因他信守自己的话而按时更换,那末对于他自己的爱子还会不信实吗?

心灵中的冬天无论如何总不是一个安舒的季候,若你的心灵已经到了冬季,那才是一件痛苦的事呢!但你也可以得些安慰,因为那是神所定的。他用劲风摧折了含苞待放的花朵;他使寒霜遮没了我们欢乐的草场;他降冰雪冻结了我们快乐的溪流。这都是他所作的,他是冬天的君王,掌管着冰天雪地的世界,因此你不当发怨言。损失、十架、重负、病痛、贫穷,以及无数的灾害,都是神所差来的,都是出于他聪明的设计。霜雪冻毙了害虫,灭绝了病菌;它们也能使土壤变松变肥。这都是苦难冬天之后所得的好处!

我们现在是多么喜欢火呀!熊熊的热火是多么令人快意呀!我们也当这样喜欢主。苦难之时他是温暖和安慰的、常流不息的泉源。我们要亲近他,因信在他里面得到快乐和平安。愿我们裹在他应许的棉衣之中,按着季候作我们所当作的工作,因为懒惰人在寒冬不及时耕耘,到了夏天必然行乞,因为他一无所有。

1Dec/17Off

《活水》十二月一日

 十二月一日

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有人打我们的右脸,左脸也可以由他打;有人拿我们的里衣,连外衣也可以由他拿去;有人强逼我们走一里路,我们可以同他走二里;但对真理却一点不可退让。保罗听见有人讲道与福音的真理不合,他们不管是朋友,是大使徒,是巴拿巴,是矶法;他一刻也不容让顺从他们;他为保卫真理而争战,他不但自己这样作,也劝在真理中作他儿子的提摩太:「要为真理打那美好的仗,持定永生。」(提前六12)
  使徒犹大说:「要为从前一次交付圣徒的真道,竭力的争辩。」(犹3)
  为所疑惑的事我们不要争论,为真理却要争辩。这是我们所真知确信的。神所交付圣徒的真道,都写在圣经中,我们若肯熟读圣经,就能知道神所交付圣徒的真道是甚么?
  「在后来的时候,必有人离弃真道,听从那引诱人的邪灵,和鬼魔的道理。」(提前四1)
  现在已经进入这时期中,引诱人的邪灵和魔鬼的道理各处流行,他们所受的灵与圣经中记载的圣灵不一样,他们所讲的道理与基督的真理不相合,我们应当为所交付的我们的真道竭力争辩。
  可惜!有许多信徒受洗已经多年,聚会的时候连圣经还找不到,容易受迷惑的就是这样的信徒。不但信徒不看圣经,讲道的人也不讲圣经,反倒随著私意附会人意来讲;因为人厌烦纯正的道理,耳朵发痒,就离开基督的教训。惟愿末世的圣徒能多读圣经,持守神的圣道。

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《静夜亮光》十二月一日

十二月一日

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经文: 但愿人因耶和华的慈爱,和祂向人所行的奇事,都称赞他。(诗篇一○七:8)

我们若减少抱怨却增加赞美,将会活得更愉快,上帝也因此得荣耀。愿我们能为寻常的祝福天天赞美上帝。虽然我们称之为寻常,然而那却是无价的,因为一旦失去那些祝福,我们就要灭亡。让我们为自己的眼睛能看到阳光、为我们的健康和力量,为日用的饮食,为穿着的衣服称颂上帝。赞美祂,因为祂没有将我们撇在绝望之中,没有教我们因罪恶受捆绑。为我们的自由、为我们的朋友、我们的家庭、为我们的安逸感谢祂。为从祂丰富的手中所收受的感谢祂,因为我们原不配得,祂却慷慨地赐予。我们赞美歌声中最甜美、最宏亮的音符应该救赎的大爱。我们若明白救赎的意义,就不要吝于献上感恩之歌。上帝已将我们从罪恶的深渊中举起,将我们引至基督的十字架前,破除我们受捆锁的桎梏。我们不再是奴仆,而是永活真神的儿女。我们能预尝而那日站在宝座前的时光。即使现在,凭信心,我们也能挥动棕树枝并穿上那将成为我们永远服饰的细麻衣。我们不该永无休止地向我们的救赎主献上感谢吗?儆醒吧,荣耀的后嗣,与大卫一同欢唱:“我的心哪,你要称颂耶和华。凡在我里面的,也要称颂祂的圣名。”(诗一○三:1)
 

Evening, December 1
Scripture: “O that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men.”(Psalm 107:8)

If we complained less, and praised more, we should be happier, and God would be more glorified. Let us daily praise God for common mercies-common as we frequently call them, and yet so priceless, that when deprived of them we are ready to perish. Let us bless God for the eyes with which we behold the sun, for the health and strength to walk abroad, for the bread we eat, for the raiment we wear. Let us praise him that we are not cast out among the hopeless, or confined amongst the guilty; let us thank him for liberty, for friends, for family associations and comforts; let us praise him, in fact, for everything which we receive from his bounteous hand, for we deserve little, and yet are most plenteously endowed. But, beloved, the sweetest and the loudest note in our songs of praise should be of redeeming love. God's redeeming acts towards his chosen are for ever the favourite themes of their praise. If we know what redemption means, let us not withhold our sonnets of thanksgiving. We have been redeemed from the power of our corruptions, uplifted from the depth of sin in which we were naturally plunged. We have been led to the cross of Christ-our shackles of guilt have been broken off; we are no longer slaves, but children of the living God, and can antedate the period when we shall be presented before the throne without spot or wrinkle or any such thing. Even now by faith we wave the palm-branch and wrap ourselves about with the fair linen which is to be our everlasting array, and shall we not unceasingly give thanks to the Lord our Redeemer? Child of God, canst thou be silent? Awake, awake, ye inheritors of glory, and lead your captivity captive, as ye cry with David, “Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.” Let the new month begin with new songs.