双语灵修丨葛培理布道团:战胜试探(2020.10.20)

双语灵修丨葛培理布道团:战胜试探(2020.10.20)

……因为知道患难生忍耐,忍耐生老练,老练生盼望,盼望不至于羞耻,因为所赐给我们的圣灵将神的爱浇灌在我们心里。——罗5:3-5

. . . tribulation worketh patience; and patience, experience; and experience, hope; and hope maketh not ashamed . . . —Romans 5:3–5

神从来没有应许要除去我们所有的试探,即使基督也遇到过试探。圣经教导我们“他也曾凡事受过试探,与我们一样,只是他没有犯罪”(西4:15)。我们没有理由逃避这些试探,因为我们可以从试探中得到益处,在战胜试探的过程中我们可以获得成就感和更加确信,否则试探就不会临到我们了。

试探会揭露人真实的性情,它并不会使我们成为基督徒或者非基督徒。试探会使基督徒更加刚强,更加有力量。我们可以从试探和患难中得到益处。你会发现在经历试探的时候,基督比以往更真实,他的救恩更有意义。

God never promised to remove temptation from us, for even Christ was subject to it. The Bible says that “He was tested in all things, like as we, yet without sin.” There is no good reason why you should seek to escape, for such times of testing have beneficial effects. There is a sense of achievement and assurance that results from victory over temptation that cannot come to us otherwise.

Temptation shows what people really are. It does not make us Christian or un-Christian. It does make the Christian stronger and causes him to discover resources of power. You can benefit from what might be tragedy, if you will only discover that in just such a time of temptation, Christ can become more real to you than ever, and His salvation will become more meaningful.

今日祷告:
主耶稣基督,在一切的试探中,让我记住你是我的榜样。

Prayer for the day:
In all times of temptation, may I remember Your example, Lord Jesus.


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