5月5日竭誠為主

55 在愛的淵中受審判

因為時候到了,審判要從神的家起首。(彼前四17

作主的工人必須記住,救恩是從神來的,不是人自己可以得到;因此,這是一道測不透的深淵。救恩是神一個極高超偉大的意念,而不是一個經歷。經歷只不過是一道門,讓救恩進入我們的生命裡。千萬別傳揚經歷,乃要傳揚經歷背後神偉大的意念。我們傳道,並不是宣佈人怎樣可以得救,脫離地獄,變成有道德、聖潔的人;我們乃是傳達神的好消息。

在耶穌基督的教訓中總夾著審判,這是神愛的表徵。若有人覺得接近神是件難事,我們不必表示同情,因為這不是神的錯。我們也不必設法解釋困難的緣故,只要把神真理講出來,聖靈就會指出毛病所在。傳道最大的考驗,就是要把各人帶進審判裡去。神的靈會個別對付每一個人。

耶穌若給我們一條命令,而不給我們力量去實行的話,他就是個說謊者。若我們讓自己的無力實行成為順服的攔阻,那就是在對神說,他有些事考慮不周詳。任何的自倚自恃,都必須被神粉碎。完全的軟弱與信賴,往往是聖靈彰顯他能力的時候。

祈禱◆噢,主啊,願你的賜福今天臨到我們,那麼多人正需要你。求你拯救的大能在我們當中運行,掌管和振奮我們。


May 5 Judgment On The Abyss Of Love

For the time is come that judgment must begin at
the house of God.” 1 Peter 4:17

The Christian worker must never forget that salvation is God’s thought,
not man’s; therefore it is an unfathomable abyss. Salvation is the great
thought of God, not an experience. Experience is only a gateway by which
salvation comes into our conscious life. Never preach the experience; preach
the great thought of God behind. When we preach we are not proclaiming how man
can be saved from hell and be made moral and pure; we are conveying good news
about God.

In the teachings of Jesus Christ the element of judgment is always
brought out, it is the sign of God’s love. Never sympathize with a soul who
finds it difficult to get to God, God is not to blame. It is not for us to find
out the reason why it is difficult, but so to present the truth of God that the
Spirit of God will show what is wrong. The great sterling test in preaching is
that it brings everyone to judgment. The Spirit of God locates each one to
himself.

If Jesus ever gave us a command He could not enable us to fulfil, He
would be a liar; and if we make our inability a barrier to obedience, it means
we are telling God there is something He has not taken into account. Every
element of self-reliance must be slain by the power of God. Complete weakness
and dependence will always be the occasion for the Spirit of God to manifest
His power.

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