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今日默想:彼得前书4:12

2021-05-31 08:20 ( 6009 次阅读 | 0 个评论 )

默想:

“亲爱的弟兄啊,有火炼的试验临到你们,不要以为奇怪,”(彼前412

静思:

你可曾有过这样的经历:“坏事”临到你时,你说:“哦,我错了吗?我一定做了什么不得了的事了,不然,就不会发生这样的事了!”

你还没缓过来,就一头栽进一场病态的“检讨会”——把自己“化整为零”,查看哪一部份出了问题。大多数人跟你一样,都有这样的倾向。

然而你有没有想过,你可能根本就没有做错什么,是神在考验你的信心?你必须明白这个重要的道理,否则你会气馁的。怀疑和失望的种子在“无知”的土壤里发芽。记住,耶稣在各个方面受到试炼,跟我们一样,但他没有犯罪。在这个堕落的世界里,审判和磨难是生活的一部份,它们不是衡量你生命状况的指标,却会使你变的更刚强——假如你努力依靠耶稣。

所以,当你面对炼时,“正视”一件事,那就是假如神藉着“试探”试炼你,这并不意味着你做错了什么,或者你当下正在犯错。

行动:

试炼和磨难“生”忍耐,忍耐“生”老练。你看,它们使你刚强了。当你与压力抗争时,你会成长。阅读《出埃及记》第16章关于以色列人在旷野“流浪”时历经试炼的内容,试炼来自于神,神要藉此实现他对以色列人的计划。神对你的“试炼”计划,你看到了吗?

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BIBLE MEDITATION:

Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you. 1 Peter 4:12

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:

Has something bad happened to you and you said, “Oh, what did I do? I must have done something terrible. Otherwise, this wouldn’t have happened!”

And before you knew it, you fell headlong into a pity party of morbid introspection—taking yourself apart piece by piece to see where you went wrong. If you’re like most people, you have.

But have you ever thought that maybe you’ve done absolutely nothing wrong, but God is simply testing your faith? This is an important truth to understand. If you don’t, you may get discouraged. The seeds of doubt and discouragement sprout in the soil of ignorance. Remember, Jesus was tested in all points like as we are, yet without sin. Trials and hardship are a part of life in this fallen world. They aren’t a commentary on your spiritual health. But they will strengthen you, if you lean hard upon Jesus.

So as you face your trial, face it knowing it doesn't mean you’ve done something wrong or are doing something wrong if you're tempted.

ACTION POINT:

Trials and tribulations lead to endurance, and endurance leads to maturity. You see, that's what makes you strong. You grow when you work against pressure. Read Exodus 16 about the testing the Israelites experienced while they were wandering in the desert. It was testing that came from the Lord, and He had a purpose for it in their lives. Do you see an application in your own life?

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