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:你降服了吗?(2020.09.20)

作者: 葛培理布道团 来源:基督时报蒙允转载2020年09月20日 18:26

“我们原是他的工作,在基督耶稣里造成的,为要叫我们行善,就是神所预备叫我们行的。”-----弗2:10

It is God himself who has made us what we are and given usnew livesfrom Christ Jesus; and long ages ago he planned that we should spend these lives in helping others.—Ephesians 2:10 (TLB)

幸福和无限的福气从天堂的府库中流淌出来要根据我们与上帝的关系。完全的信靠和完全的渴望是成为上帝孩子的条件。只有上帝的孩子才有权得到那些福气,使他们得到幸福。为了成为上帝的孩子,必须愿意降服于他。

我们必须承认在我们变得富有之前,我们是贫穷的。我们必须承认在我们成为嗣子之前我们是贫乏的。当我们意识到我们的善良在上帝的眼中就像污秽的衣服一样,我们就会警觉到我们顽固意志的破坏性力量;当我们意识到我们别无他法,只有靠着上帝的恩典完全信靠他时,我们就开始在通往幸福的道路上了。

人不是通过作工来认识上帝,而借着恩典通过信心来认识上帝。你不能靠自己的方式追求幸福和天堂,你不能道德化你的方式,你不能革新你的方式,你也不能购买这种方式。它是上帝借着基督赐下的礼物。

Happiness and all of the unlimited benefits which flow from the storehouse of heaven are contingent upon our relationship to God. Absolute dependency and absolute yieldedness are the conditions of being His child. Only His children are entitled to receive those things that lend themselves to happiness; and in order to be His child, there must be surrender of the will to Him

We must admit we are poor before we can be made rich. We must admit we are destitute before we can become children of adoption. When we realize that all our own goodness is as filthy rags in God’s sight, and become aware of the destructive power of our stubborn wills; when we realize our absolute dependence upon the grace of God through faith and nothing more, then we have started on the road to happiness.

Man does not come to know God through works—he comes to know God by faith through grace. You cannot work your way toward happiness and heaven, you cannot moralize your way, you cannot reform your way, you cannot buy your way. It comes as a gift of God through Christ.

每日祷告:
主耶稣,你总是印在我们心里,我们靠着你的恩典认识了你;因着你我们在上帝面着成为义人。

Prayer for the day:
Ever impress upon us, Lord Jesus, that it is through grace that we came to know You; that it is because of You that we stand righteous before You.


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