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你并非如你想象的那么好

 

默想:

 

“他必坐下如炼净银子的,必洁净利未人,熬炼他们像金银一样,他们就凭公义献供物给耶和华。”(玛33

 

灵思:


你可能没有意识到在你心里潜伏着的一些东西。举例说吧——前不久,乔伊思(作者的妻子)说了我。我听了很不高兴。不瞒你们说,我不高兴是因为她说中了我的要害。她按了一下“按钮”,使得潜伏在我内心深处的东西浮了上来。这些东西不是乔伊思放置的,她只是把它们 “提”了出来。我很惊讶,也很羞愧,原来在我心里潜藏着骄傲,自大和冷漠。

我来到神面前与他交通。神说:“你并非如你想象得那么好,不是吗?你心里‘旧人’的东西必须经过熬炼,然后除掉。”

当熬炼的火焰触及我们时,我们会认为神在一千光年以外的远处。亲爱的朋友,我们要相信神是慈爱的,我们尽可以在他里面“休息”。玛拉基说了,当我们被神熬炼时,神正坐在我们旁边看,为要成就他“爱我们矢志不移”的心意。

我们被熬炼时,熬炼者是我们的救主和主;他很清楚他在做的事——他要把浮在表面的渣滓烧掉,从而使我们的生命得到造就。当我们身处神的试炼时,要相信此时神正在实施他的计划。


行动:


接受神的恩典,认识神的计划。当你身处火一般的试炼时,回到“里面”去,神在那里,他是慈爱的。这样,你就见证了神的荣耀。

 

                                                                             老童 译

 

You Are Not Quite Like You Think You Are


BIBLE MEDITATION:

 

“He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver; He will purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer to the Lord an offering in righteousness.” (Malachi 3:3)

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:


You’re probably not aware of some things lurking in your heart. Let me explain. A while back, Joyce said something to me that upset me. I might as well be honest—it made me mad because it was true. She pushed a hot button somewhere, and what was in the murky recesses of my heart came up. Joyce didn’t put it there. She only brought it out. I was surprised and ashamed at the pride, arrogance, and insensitivity in my own heart.

I got alone with God and let Him say, “You’re not quite like you think you are, are you? There are some things in that old heart of yours that need to be refined out.”

When the refiner’s fire touches us, we’re going to think God is a thousand light-years away. My dear friend, we need to trust the goodness of God and rest in the goodness of God, because Malachi says He’s just sitting there during our refining with a sovereign, sympathetic, steadfast purpose.

Our refiner is the ruler and the Redeemer. He knows exactly what He’s doing to burn away the superficial and give us the supernatural. In the middle of your trial, trust His sovereign purpose.

ACTION POINT:


Receive the grace of God. Recognize the goal of God. Rest in the goodness of God when you’re in the fire. Then you’ll reflect the glory of God.


                                                                   Love worth finding