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November 11, 2013 / Samuel

一心为善 [Doing Good]

书卷:彼得前书(新约)
作者:彼得

彼得前书4章19节:“所以,那照上帝旨意受苦的人要一心为善,将自己灵魂交与那信实的造化之主。”

今日默想:信徒受苦,必须是照上帝的旨意。宗教狂热分子没有寻求上帝的指引,只凭冲动行事,会招致灾祸。受苦既是上帝的旨意,则我们为祂所受的苦必要成就某种目的,决不至于枉然受苦。在我们受苦之中,上帝必负全责,使我们能达成那目的。上帝的旨意原是要我们行善且是叫我们因行善受苦,绝不是叫我们因行恶受苦。我们在受苦之际切记:撒旦顶多只能杀害我们的身体,却不能杀害我们的灵魂,故不要怕牠。今天凡要救自己魂生命的,反必丧掉魂生命。但若为主的缘故受苦,甚至丧掉魂生命的,反必得着魂生命。基督是我们的创造者──在起初的创造里,我们是属衪的。在新的创造中,我们也是属衪的。在这两方面,我们都是衪所爱所顾的对象。我们将自己的灵魂交托给那位创造并拯救我们灵魂的主,是最合理不过的了。提摩太后书2章13节告诉我们,祂不能背乎自己。

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Book: 1 Peter (New Testament)
Author: Peter

1 Peter 4:19 :“Therefore let those who suffer according to the will of God commit their souls to Him in doing good, as to a faithful Creator.”

Today’s Meditation: We suffer because of the will of God. Religion enthusiasts do not seek for the lead from God. They just rush ahead of everything which they end up in scourge eventually. Suffer is in the will of God. We suffer for a purpose He means. This makes our suffers to be meaningful without any waste. Our suffers will be fully responsible by God Himself in order to reach His will. For it is the will of God for us to do good, and to suffer for doing good. He did not mean to put us in suffer because of our bad acts. When in the case of suffer, we need to remember that Satan can only harm our physical body but not our soul. Thus, we do not have to be afraid of it. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for Lord’s sake will find it. Christ is our Creator. We belong to Him in the earliest creation; we still belong to Him in the new creation. In these two aspects, we are His targets of love. It is truly reasonable to give our soul to the Creator and the Saviour who saved us. 2 Timothy 2:13 tells us that He cannot deny Himself.

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