9月15日 竭誠為主

915 棄絕什麼?

將那些暗昧可恥的事棄絕了。(林後四2

你有沒有將暗昧可恥的事棄絕?--那些你廉恥之心不想敞露的東西。要遮掩這些事並不難。你心中是否有一些念頭,是不想放在光中的?當這些念頭一出現,就要立刻棄絕,完全的棄絕,直至沒有絲毫可恥詭詐在你裡面隱藏。嫉忌、貪戀、爭競--未必是出於罪根性,而是因為你在過去的日子中,肢體慣於和這種事打交道(參羅六19,彼前四1-2)。你要不住的警醒,使生命沒有絲毫可恥的東西生長。

“不行詭詐”,詭詐就是運用手段以求達到目的。這是個極大的網羅。若你知道神只容許你以某一方法行事,那麼就不可用別的方法。不然,神的責難必然臨到。人家做的事,在你看來是行詭詐,但在他們可能並非詭詐,因為神給你另一個觀點。切勿削弱竭誠為主的敏銳性觸覺。你所作的某件事,可能叫你離開神的旨意去追求別的目標:若是這樣,詭詐就隨之而生,而你對神也變得遲鈍。許多人退後,是由於不敢從神的觀點看事物。一個人若要越過自己已接納的信念,在屬靈上就有大危機。

祈禱◆噢,主啊,求你護衛我生命的中心免受腐蝕;願你隱密地保守我,使我與你有著滿意的關係,以致我能彰顯你的榮耀。


September
15 What To Renounce

But have renounced the
hidden things of dishonesty.” 2 Corinthians 4:2

Have you “renounced the hidden things of
dishonesty” – the things that your sense of honour will not allow to come to
the light? You can easily hide them. Is there a thought in your heart about
anyone which you would not like to be dragged into the light? Renounce it as
soon as it springs up; renounce the whole thing until there is no hidden thing
of dishonesty or craftiness about you. Envy, jealousy, strife – these things
arise not necessarily from the disposition of sin, but from the make-up of your
body which was used for this kind of thing in days gone by (see Romans 6:19 and
1 Peter 4:1-2). Maintain a continual watchfulness so that nothing of which you
would be ashamed arises in your life.

Not walking in craftiness,” that is, resorting to what will carry your
point. This is a great snare. You know that God will only let you work in one
way, then be careful never to catch people the other way; God’s blight will be
upon you if you do. Others are doing things which to you would be walking in
craftiness, but it may not be so with them: God has given you another
standpoint. Never blunt the sense of your Utmost for His Highest. For you to do
a certain thing would mean the incoming of craftiness for an end other than the
highest, and the blunting of the motive God has given you. Many have gone back
because they are afraid of looking at things from God’s standpoint. The great
crisis comes spiritually when a man has to emerge a bit farther on than the
creed he has accepted.

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