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:怜悯的上帝(2021.02.24)

作者: 葛培理布道团 来源:基督时报蒙允转载2021年02月24日 17:25

中文灵修:怜悯的上帝

神啊,有何神像你,赦免罪孽……喜爱施恩。(弥7:18

很多人出于好奇想了解圣经,他们想以自己的方式分析理解圣经的含义,对于这些人,神或许在宇宙的某处保持沉默;他会与那些愿意倾听他,接受他,并且顺服他的人交流。

神教导我们要像小孩子一样谦卑。实际上,神也常常向这些顺服和谦卑的人显现,比如向牧童大卫显现;向旷野中施洗的约翰显现;还有向看管羊群的牧人和一个名叫玛利亚的人显现。或许你会好奇神如何跟他们讲话,瞎子如何看见,聋子怎么听见?

起初神就向人说话,亚当曾经在伊甸园听到过耶和华对他说话。亚当有两个儿子,分别是该隐与亚伯,神也向他们说话。该隐藐视向他显示的神,亚伯顺从耶和华的话。亚伯的回应表明,一个犯罪并且与神隔离的人,他也可以回应神的话语,因此,起初神就藉着启示建立人和神之间沟通的桥梁。

今日祷告:
全能的主,你是满有怜悯的神,我也愿意像你一样怜悯人。
奉主的名求,阿们

Daily Devotion:He is Merciful

Who is a God like unto thee . . . he delighteth in mercy.—Micah 7:18

Many people want to hear what God says just out of curiosity. They want to analyze and dissect it in their own test tubes. To these people, God may remain the great cosmic silence “out there somewhere.” He communicates to those who are willing to hear and receive Him, and willing to obey Him.

Jesus said that we must become humble as little children, and God has most often revealed Himself to the meek and the humble-to a shepherd boy like David, to a rough desert man like John the Baptist, to shepherds watching their flocks, to a girl named Mary. How does God speak? How can a blind man see? How can a deaf man hear?

From the beginning God spoke to man. Adam heard the voice of the Lord in the Garden of Eden. Adam had two sons, Cain and Abel, and God spoke to them. Cain spurned that which was revealed to him, but Abel was obedient to the Word of God. Abel’s response showed that a man tainted and handicapped by sin could respond to God’s overtures. Thus, in the beginning, God began by revelation to build a bridge between Himself and people.

Prayer for the day:
How merciful You are, almighty God. I seek to show this same mercy.
In Jesus' name,Amen!


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