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September 13, 2014 / Samuel

信心的创始成终者 [Author and Finisher of Faith]

书卷:希伯来书(新约)
作者:匿名

希伯来书12章2节:“仰望为我们信心创始成终的耶稣。祂因那摆在前面的喜乐,就轻看羞辱,忍受了十字架的苦难,便坐在上帝宝座的右边。”

今日默想:有所望断,然后才能有所专注。我们若非有所不望,就不能单单仰望主。不仅许多地上的事物会吸引我们的注意力,而受其迷惑,甚至连许多所谓属灵的事物和道理,也会叫我们不能专注于主耶稣,所以我们的眼目应当从一切好坏事物,转离而单单注目于祂。祂是我们信心的创始成终者,我们的信心起首于祂,也结局于祂。我们的信心全在于祂,离了祂,我们就没有信心。仰望这位信心的创始成终者,会不断的增添信心在我们里面,又会坚固我们已有的信心,使它不致摇动。基督是我们信心的成终者,惟有祂能成功我们的信心到完全的地步,也惟有祂能将我们所信的完全成功在我们身上。一般人所看的是十字架的苦难和羞辱,但主耶稣所看的是十字架背后的喜乐和荣耀。基督徒若爱人的荣耀过于上帝的荣耀,便会害怕羞辱。反之,我们若爱上帝的荣耀过于人的荣耀,便会拥抱十字架。

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Book: Hebrews (New Testament)
Author: Anonymous

Hebrews 12:2 :“looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

Today’s Meditation: We can only focus after looking unto a target. We cannot look unto the Lord if we have no hope. There are too many things on earth that distract our attention and even bewitch us. Some spiritual matters and teaching even distract us from focusing on Lord Jesus Christ. We should turn our attention from all things to Him. He is the author and finisher of our faith. Our faith starts with Him and ends with Him. All of our faith is at him. We cannot have faith without Him. This author and finisher of faith will continue to add faith in us and strengthen our existing faith so as to stabilise it. Christ is the finisher of our faith. Only Him can succeed our faith to perfection and only Him can realise our faith. Normal people treat the cross as suffer and shame. However, the Lord sees the glory and joy behind the cross. If we love the glory of men more than the glory of God, we will be afraid of shame. However, if we love the glory of God more, we will be able to embrace the cross.

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