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《竭诚为主》12月6日 云中彩虹

云中彩虹

我把虹放在云彩中,这就可作我与地立约的记号了。(创九13)

神的旨意是要人类与他有道德上的关系,而他的约就是为此。[为什么神不救我?]他已经救了我,只是我还没有与他建立关系。[为什么神不作这个?又不作那个?]他已经做了,问题是我是否肯踏进这个约的关系里?神一切大恩已经作成,不过我要先因他的约,与他建立关系,这一切才成为我的。

等待神是不信的化身,表示我对他不信任;我等待神在我里面作事,好叫我可以信得过他。神不会这样做,因为这不是神与人关系的基础。在人与神的约中,人要离开自己,正如神在他与人的约中付出自己一样。问题是在于我们对神的信心--一样非常难得的东西。我们往往只信自己的感觉;要神把东西放进我们手里,知道实在有了,否则就不肯信。得着了,就说[如今我信了。]这并不是信。[仰望我的,必然得救。]

我若当真与神立约,完全交托,不再自觉有功,不再有人的成分在内,只意识到完全与神合一,那时一切都会变得平安喜乐。

祈祷◆主啊,愿你今天以充沛的能力,与及甜蜜的恩慈和美善,来感动我们每个人的生命;让它有机会彰显你的面容和能力。

6Dec/17Off

《清晨甘露》十二月六日

十二月六日

属天的怎样,凡属天的也就怎样。(林前15:48)

头与肢体的性质是一样的,并不像尼布甲尼撒所梦见的大像。那像的头是精金的,胸膛和膀臂是银的,肚腹和腰是铜的,腿是铁的,脚是半铁半泥的。基督的奥秘的身体却不是用各样不同的东西组成的;肢体如果是必死的,那末耶稣也必死;若荣耀的头是永活的,那末身体也必永活,因为经上这样记着说:“因为我活着,你们也要活着。”荣耀的头怎样,身体和各个肢体也必怎样;头被拣选,肢体也被拣选;头蒙悦纳,肢体也必蒙悦纳;头是活的,肢体也是活的;若头是精金的,身体的各部也必是精金的;性质的相合乃是密切交通的基础。

虔敬的读者!我们要在此稍停,你想神的儿子降为至卑,好叫卑贱的你得以在他的荣耀里与他相交,你能不感到惊异吗?你极其卑贱,想到你是必死的,你就对朽坏说“你是我的父”,对虫说“你是我的母亲姐妹”;但在基督里你便大得尊荣,你可以对全能者说:“你是我的弟兄,我的丈夫。”从前与名门世家结亲便觉得增高了自己的地位;现在我们所得的荣耀却超乎他们众人之上。甚愿最可怜、最卑微的信徒抓住这个特权;甚愿他不因因循苟且,懈怠闲懒,而疏忽了他的这种高尚的关系;甚愿他不容愚妄的虚浮占据他的意念,而失去这种与基督联合的属天的尊荣。

“我在那里,叫你们也在那里。”

6Dec/17Off

《静夜亮光》十二月六日

十二月六日

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经文: 胸间束着金带。(启示录一:13)

在拔摩岛上的约翰见到“有一位好像人子”这位主所爱的门徒注意到祂束了一条金带。对耶稣来说,束上带子代表的就是随时准备服事。现在,在永恒的宝座前,祂继续着祂的神圣职事,穿上祭司的袍子,并且束上“巧工织的带子,要和以弗得一样的作法”(出二十八:8)。我们是蒙福的,因为祂并未停止为我们去完成那爱的工作,我们最大的安全乃是“祂是长远活着,替他们祈求。”(来七:25)。祂继续不断地为祂的百姓服务,祂的服事并没有停止,祂的外袍并没有脱下。金腰带彰显了祂桌越的服事、祂高贵的位格、祂神子的地位、祂所得的荣耀。祂不再于尘世上大声疾呼,却以权柄来为世人代求,祂既是君王又是祭司。我们的主为祂百姓立下一个楷模。现在不是休息的时刻,是服事与争战的时刻。我们更需要用真理把腰紧紧束住。我们的心若不以耶稣的真理和圣灵的声音为支柱很容易会被今生的事务缠累,落人试探诱惑之网罗。除非我们能以上帝的话束腰,用祂的话围住我们全人、管理我们的性情,否则即使读圣经也枉然。“所以要站隐了,用真理当作带子束腰。”(弗六:14)

Evening, December 6
Scripture: “Girt about the paps with a golden girdle.”(Revelation 1:13)

“One like unto the Son of Man” appeared to John in Patmos, and the beloved disciple marked that he wore a girdle of gold. A girdle, for Jesus never was ungirt while upon earth, but stood always ready for service, and now before the eternal throne he stays not is holy ministry, but as a priest is girt about with “the curious girdle of the ephod.” Well it is for us that he has not ceased to fulfil his offices of love for us, since this is one of our choicest safeguards that he ever liveth to make intercession for us. Jesus is never an idler; his garments are never loose as though his offices were ended; he diligently carries on the cause of his people. A golden girdle, to manifest the superiority of his service, the royalty of his person, the dignity of his state, the glory of his reward. No longer does he cry out of the dust, but he pleads with authority, a King as well as a Priest. Safe enough is our cause in the hands of our enthroned Melchizedek.

Our Lord presents all his people with an example. We must never unbind our girdles. This is not the time for lying down at ease, it is the season of service and warfare. We need to bind the girdle of truth more and more tightly around our loins. It is a golden girdle, and so will be our richest ornament, and we greatly need it, for a heart that is not well braced up with the truth as it is in Jesus, and with the fidelity which is wrought of the Spirit, will be easily entangled with the things of this life, and tripped up by the snares of temptation. It is in vain that we possess the Scriptures unless we bind them around us like a girdle, surrounding our entire nature, keeping each part of our character in order, and giving compactness to our whole man. If in heaven Jesus unbinds not the girdle, much less may we upon earth. Stand, therefore, having your loins girt about with truth.