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June 20, 2015 / Samuel

上帝的拣选 [God’s Election]

书卷:彼得前书(新约)
作者:彼得

彼得前书1章2节:“就是照父上帝的先见被拣选,藉着圣灵得成圣洁,以致顺服耶稣基督,又蒙祂血所洒的人。愿恩惠、平安多多地加给你们!”

今日默想:救恩的源头完全是出于三一上帝自己。父上帝策划,圣灵作工,以及耶稣基督成就。若非父上帝预知的拣选,我们凭自己的行为仍不能得救。若非我们的顺服,上帝所安排好的救恩仍不能实现在我们身上。上帝的拣选和人的信服,或者说上帝的主权和人的意志,两者看似不能融和的矛盾,实则彼此并不冲突,我们一面须尽该尽的责任,另一面仍须仰望上帝的恩典,若非祂施恩,我们便什么都不是,也什么都不能。圣灵的工作逐步引导我们从罪恶和世界中被分别出来,最后才能归服耶稣基督。可见圣灵与我们的得救息息相关,不可或缺,难怪主耶稣在马太福音12章31节说,人若亵渎圣灵,总不得赦免。

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Book: 1 Peter (New Testament)
Author: Peter

1 Peter 1:2 :“elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace be multiplied.”

Today’s Meditation: Salvation comes completely from Trinity God Himself. God Father planned, Spirit works, and Lord Jesus fulfils. We cannot be saved if we were not elected according to the foreknowledge of God. We cannot receive the salvation if it were not our obedience. The selection of God (God’s authority) and our obedience (our will) cannot paradox against one another. From one side, we need to fulfil our responsibilities; from the other side, we need to look up to the grace of God. We are nothing without the grace of God. Spirit separates us from the sins and the world so that we can go to Christ. Spirit is highly related to our salvation. As Lord Jesus Christ said in Matthew 12:31, blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven.

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