神爱世人,甚至将他的独生子赐给他们,叫一切信他的,
不至灭亡,反得永生。(约3:16).

双语灵修丨葛培理布道团:全然成圣(2018.10.22)

作者: 葛培理布道团 来源:基督时报蒙允转载2018年10月22日 11:21

“愿赐平安的 神亲自使你们全然成圣!又愿你们的灵与魂与身子得蒙保守,在我们主耶稣基督降临的时候,完全无可指摘!”帖撒罗尼迦前书 5:23

And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians 5:23

神首先关心你是什么,你做什么取决于你是什么。成圣的目标和意愿是生命的品质。“惟有你们是被拣选的族类,是有君尊的祭司,是圣洁的国度,是属神的子民,要叫你们宣扬那召你们出黑暗入奇妙光明者的美德。”(彼前2:9) “好叫你们行事为人对得起主,凡事蒙他喜悦,在一切善事上结果子,渐渐地多知道 神;”(西1:10) 律法叫人遵守规则,但法律也是未来的阴影。“所以凡有血气的,没有一个因行律法能在 神面前称义,因为律法本是叫人知罪。”(罗3:20) 新约说,“神愿意叫他们知道,这奥秘在外邦人中有何等丰盛的荣耀,就是基督在你们心里成了 有荣耀的盼望。”(西1:27) 

我们自己不可能成圣,唯一的指望就是基督。我们自己不可能圣洁,完全靠着基督。“并且得以在他里面,不是有自己因律法而得的义,乃是有信基督的义,就是因信 神而来的义,”(腓3:9 )赞美诗写道:神在号角声中回来,愿那时我在他的里面;在他的义袍面前,愿我无所指责。穆迪说:除了神的全能,最美好的事情就是他的圣洁,成为这个世界的光。

God is first of all concerned with what you are. What you do is the result of what you are. Quality of life is the purpose and intent of sanctification.

“Ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of the darkness into his marvelous light” (1 Peter 2:9). “That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God” (Colossians 1:10).The Law required conformity to a set of rules, but the Law was a shadow of things to come. The Bible says, “By the law is the knowledge of sin” (Romans 3:20).The New Testament, in contrast to the Law, says, “Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Colossians 1:27). T

here is no way that we, by ourselves, can generate sanctification. Our sanctification is Christ. There is no way we can be holy. Our holiness is Christ.This caused Paul to write, “Not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith” (Philippians 3:9). It caused the hymn writer to say this:When He shall come with trumpet sound,  O may I then in Him be found;  Dressed in His righteousness alone,  Faultless to stand before the throne!D. L. Moody said, “Next to the might of God, the serene beauty of a holy life is the most powerful influence for good in the world.”

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