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荒漠甘泉 4/26

榮耀的代價

「我也將萬事當作有損的,因我以認識我主基督耶穌為至寶。」(腓三8)

        要發光必須先有損失,發光體受了相當的損失,以後纔會有光照出來。燭不燃燒,根本便沒有光。有了燃燒,然後纔能有光。我們自己若不先有損失,就不能有益於人。燃燒好似人生中的痛苦。信徒必須經過痛苦,然後纔能有益於人。可是我們見了痛苦,卻常喜歡逃避。
        我們常想:當我們手腳輕健,身心強壯,能做大事業的時候,是能被上帝大用的時期。當我們孤單、害病、受痛、失業的時候,是沒有甚麼用處的。──是不能被上帝重用的。可是,我們若能忍耐、降服,我們在痛苦中,必有更大、更有用的事奉,遠超過我們自己所想的。──譯自晚思(Evening Thoughts)
        明天的榮耀,是今天的痛苦。
        許多人只要榮耀,不要十架;只要發光,不要燃燒。但是我告訴你,十架是冠冕的先鋒,沒有十架就沒有冠冕。


My Utmost for His Highest (4/26)

The Supreme Climb
Take now your son . . . and offer him . . . as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you (Genesis 22:2)

A person?s character determines how he interprets God?s will (see?Psalm 18:25-26 ). Abraham interpreted God?s command to mean that he had to kill his son, and he could only leave this traditional belief behind through the pain of a tremendous ordeal. God could purify his faith in no other way. If we obey what God says according to our sincere belief, God will break us from those traditional beliefs that misrepresent Him. There are many such beliefs which must be removed-for example, that God removes a child because his mother loves him too much. That is the devil?s lie and a travesty on the true nature of God! If the devil can hinder us from taking the supreme climb and getting rid of our wrong traditional beliefs about God, he will do so. But if we will stay true to God, God will take us through an ordeal that will serve to bring us into a better knowledge of Himself.

The great lesson to be learned from Abraham?s faith in God is that he was prepared to do anything for God. He was there to obey God, no matter what contrary belief of his might be violated by his obedience. Abraham was not devoted to his own convictions or else he would have slain Isaac and said that the voice of the angel was actually the voice of the devil. That is the attitude of a fanatic. If you will remain true to God, God will lead you directly through every barrier and right into the inner chamber of the knowledge of Himself. But you must always be willing to come to the point of giving up your own convictions and traditional beliefs. Don?t ask God to test you. Never declare as Peter did that you are willing to do anything, even "to go . . . both to prison and to death" (Luke 22:33 ). Abraham did not make any such statement? he simply remained true to God, and God purified his faith.

 
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