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:​思想行为(2020.07.09)

作者: 葛培理布道团 来源:基督时报蒙允转载2020年07月09日 16:33

耶和华我的磐石,我的救赎主啊,愿我口中的言语、心里的意念在你面前蒙悦纳。--诗篇19:14

May my spoken words and unspoken thoughts be pleasing even to you, O Lord my Rock and my Redeemer. —Psalm 19:14 (TLB)

罗伯特.布朗宁说,“思想是行动的灵魂。”爱默生说,“思想是行动的发源地,每一个动作的都始于思想”。如果上帝曾经因为人类不断的邪恶想法而毁灭了这个世界,难道没有理由相信,今天所有的罪恶、欲望和邪荡使祂的心像那天一样悲痛吗?很多人会向往罪、想象罪,而且如果有机会,人将在罪中放纵,他们所缺乏的是犯罪的场合。所以在神的面前,他们和实际做了不道德之事的人一样是罪人,所有的过犯都始于罪恶的想法。

以一颗纯洁的心来到基督面前的人,要提防撒旦放在意念中的淫荡、下流的画面,小心选择你所读的书,对所参加的娱乐活动、交往的朋友以及生活工作的环境要有辨别的能力。不应该再让罪恶的想法侵蚀你的头脑和灵魂,就像不应该让垃圾占据房间一样。

Robert Browning said, “Thought is the soul of the act.” Emerson said, “Thought is the seat of action. The ancestor of every action is thought.” If God destroyed the world once for its continually evil imaginations, is it not reasonable to believe that all of the sin, lust, and licentiousness that is rampant today grieves His heart just as it did in that day? Many people dream of sin, imagine sin, and-if granted the opportunity-would indulge in sin. All they lack is the occasion to sin. So, in the sight of God, they are sinners as great as though they actually had committed immorality. All transgressions begin with sinful thinking.

You who have come to Christ for a pure heart, guard against the pictures of lewdness and sensuality which Satan flashes upon the screen of your imagination, select with care the books you read, choose discerningly the kind of entertainment you attend, the kind of associates with whom you mingle, and the kind of environment in which you place yourself. You should no more allow sinful imaginations to accumulate in your mind and soul than you would let garbage collect in your living room.

今日祷告:
全能的上帝,我需要你圣灵清洁的能力不断地炼净我的思想意念。

Prayer for the day:
I need my thoughts to be continually purified by the cleansing power of Your Spirit, almighty God.


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