9月4日清晨甘露


九月四日

我肯,你洁净了吧!(可141

空虚混沌,渊面黑暗的时代,全能者下令说要有光,马上就有了光。主耶稣的话也像创世之时一样地有权柄。救赎和创造一样,他的话有能力。耶稣一说就成了。麻风是人所不能治好的,但主一说我肯,它就逃之夭夭。这种病没有痊愈的希望和征象,人爲的方法都无效用,但这话一出,病就永远除去。罪人的情形和麻风人一样地可怜,他要学麻风人的榜样到耶稣面前用自己仅有的一点信心,向他跪下说你若肯,必能叫我洁净了,也勿须疑虑结果如何。耶稣治好了一切到他那里来的人,他幷不弃绝任何人。

在念这一段圣经的时候,我们要留意耶稣伸手摸了那个长大麻风的人。这个不洁净的人违犯了仪式的律法和规定,闯进了屋内,但耶稣幷不斥责他,爲了医治他的缘故也破例地触摸了他。因他触摸长大麻风的,按利未记不洁的条例,他也成爲不洁的。耶稣基督就这样爲我们成了罪,但他是不知罪的,爲的是叫我们在他里面成爲神的义。可怜的罪人哪!当就到耶稣那里,相信他替赎的能力,那麽他必用大能的慈手来摸你。那手曾使饼变多,曾挽救彼得免得他沉入水中,曾高举受苦的圣徒,曾赐冠冕给信徒,幷且使长大麻风的人得到洁净。耶稣的爱是救恩的来源。他爱,他看,他摸我们,我们便得以存活。


September
4

“I
will; be thou clean.” — Mark 1:41

Primeval darkness heard the Almighty fiat,
“light be,” and straightway light was, and the word of the Lord Jesus
is equal in majesty to that ancient word of power. Redemption like Creation has
its word of might. Jesus speaks and it is done. Leprosy yielded to no human
remedies, but it fled at once at the Lord’s “I will.” The disease
exhibited no hopeful signs or tokens of recovery, nature contributed nothing to
its own healing, but the unaided word effected the entire work on the spot and
for ever. The sinner is in a plight more miserable than the leper; let him
imitate his example and go to Jesus, “beseeching Him and kneeling down to
Him.” Let him exercise what little faith he has, even though it should go
no further than “Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean”; and
there need be no doubt as to the result of the application. Jesus heals all who
come, and casts out none. In reading the narrative in which our morning’s text
occurs, it is worthy of devout notice that Jesus touched the leper. This
unclean person had broken through the regulations of the ceremonial law and
pressed into the house, but Jesus so far from chiding him broke through the law
Himself in order to meet him. He made an interchange with the leper, for while
He cleansed him, He contracted by that touch a Levitical defilement. Even so
Jesus Christ was made sin for us, although in Himself He knew no sin, that we
might be made the righteousness of God in Him. O that poor sinners would go to
Jesus, believing in the power of His blessed substitutionary work, and they
would soon learn the power of His gracious touch. That hand which multiplied
the loaves, which saved sinking Peter, which upholds afflicted saints, which
crowns believers, that same hand will touch every seeking sinner, and in a
moment make him clean. The love of Jesus is the source of salvation. He loves,
He looks, He touches us, WE LIVE.

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