神愛世人,甚至將他的獨生子賜給他們,叫一切信他的,
不至滅亡,反得永生。(約3:16).

雙語靈修丨葛培理布道團:成長的基督徒(2021.03.12)

作者: 葛培理布道團 來源:基督時報蒙允轉載2021年03月12日 14:35

中文靈修:成長的基督徒

弟兄們,我從前對你們說話不能把你們當作屬靈的,隻得把你們當作屬肉體,在基督裏為嬰孩的。——哥林多前書3:1

一些人雖然信了耶穌,也一直參與教會活動,但靈裏卻從來都沒有成熟過。他們被稱為“屬靈幼童”或“在基督裏的嬰孩”。他們不太了解聖經經文,很少禱告,生活中也罕見基督徒應有的行為。人嘴上說“我要做的更好,用自己的意誌改變生活方式”,但卻毫無意義。屍體也可以說“我要靠自己的努力走出棺材,重新變成活人”。但其實,人是無法憑一己之力擺脫惡習的捆綁,你需要耶穌基督的幫助。

今日禱告:
上帝啊,今天請在我身上做工,讓我成為成熟的基督徒,更多地親近你,並了解你對我的旨意。
奉耶穌基督的名求,阿們!

Daily Devotion:Outside of Yourself

Dear brothers, I have been talking to you as though you were still just babies in the Christian life . . .—1 Corinthians 3:1 (TLB)

Some people have received Christ but have never reached spiritual maturity. They have been in church all their lives, and yet they have never become mature Christians. They are still considered “spiritual children” and “babes in Christ.” They know little Scripture. They have little desire to pray, and bear few of the marks of a Christian in their daily living. To say, “I will resolve to do better, I will muster all my will power and revise my way of living,” is noble, but futile. A corpse could as well say, “I will-through sheer effort-rise out of this coffin and be a living man again.” You need a power outside yourself. You cannot get over the habits and chains that are binding you. You need outside help. You need Christ.

The Bible tells of a bridge of faith which reaches from the valley of despair to the high hills of glorious hope in Christ. It tells where we are, but beyond that-it tells where we may be in Christ. Now, of course, you will not be completely mature until you are in the presence of Christ, but you should be growing every day as a Christian.

Prayer for the day:
Lord, work through me this day, that I might be maturing as a Christian and come to know You better, that I might know Your perfect will for me.
In Jesus' name,Amen!


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