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August 23, 2013 / Samuel

与基督一同得荣耀 [Glorified Together with Christ]

书卷:罗马书(新约)
作者:保罗

罗马书8章17节:“既是儿女,便是后嗣,就是上帝的后嗣,和基督同作后嗣。如果我们和祂一同受苦,也必和祂一同得荣耀。”

今日默想:“儿女”是我们的身份,说出我们与上帝有父子生命的关系;“后嗣”是我们的福份,说出我们可以承受上帝的一切丰盛,尤其是最终的荣耀。这并非我们自己的幻想,乃是圣经所说明的,也是圣灵所印证的。本节上半的“儿女”是无条件的,下半的“后嗣”是有条件的,就是要与基督一同受苦。圣灵的内住及运行,就是我们得属灵荣耀产业的保证,更使我们先尝将来要承受的产业。荣耀后嗣的身份乃是“上帝的儿女”,这说出只有神圣的生命,奥秘的联结,才是进入荣耀惟一根基。约翰福音1章1213节说到,一切血气的、肉体的、人意的,在此均无任何地位。荣耀后嗣的道路,乃是“一同受苦,一同得荣耀”。这说出只有十字架,才是达到荣耀的惟一道路。我们要真实享受后嗣的福份,就无法逃避十字架的死。在长子身上是如此,在众子身上也无法例外,因为这乃父上帝永远的命定。我们也许不喜欢苦难,但我们需要苦难。要记得苦难是恩典的化身。我们不该因受苦而烦恼。我们若与祂一同受苦,我们就要与祂一同得荣耀。

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Book: Romans (New Testament)
Author: Paul

Romans 8:17 :“and if children, then heirs—— heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.”

Today’s Meditation: “children” tells our identity for having a father-children relationship with God; “heirs” tells our blessing where we can bear the abundance of God especially the ultimate glory. This is not our fantasy but an actual witness in the Bible which is also witnessed by Spirit. “children” is an unconditional identity while “heirs” comes with condition, which is to suffer with Christ. The living of Spirit in us and Its working are the guarantee for us to inherit the glorious inheritance. Spirit also allows us to taste the feeling of inheriting the glorious inheritance. Only the children of God can inherit the glorious inheritance. This shows that only a holy life and the join of profound mystery are the only foundation to inherit the glory. John 1:12~13 tells us that those who were born of blood or the will of the flesh or the will of man have no chance to inherit. The path of glorious heirs is to suffer with Christ and be glorified together with Him. The cross is the only way to the glory. We cannot escape the death on the cross if we sincerely want to enjoy the blessing of heirs. There is no exception on Christ or us for it is the will of Father. We may not like suffers, but we need suffers in our life. Suffers are the exemplification of graces. We should not be troubled about being suffered. If we suffer with Christ, we will be glorified with Him together.

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