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October 18, 2015 / Samuel

脱离世界 [Escape the World]

书卷:彼得后书(新约)
作者:彼得

彼得后书1章4节:“因此,祂已将又宝贵、又极大的应许赐给我们,叫我们既脱离世上从情欲来的败坏,就得与上帝的性情有份。”

今日默想:上帝的应许乃是又宝贵又极大的,可惜许多信徒不懂珍惜祂的应许,反而去追求一些应许之外的事物。我们已经得着了上帝的应许,现在的问题不是要寻求应许,乃是要支取并活用祂宝贵的应许。凡上帝所应许的必要成就,但我们若不肯专心跟从祂,就不能亲身经历祂的应许。爱祂乃是承受祂应许的秘诀。我们若爱祂,就不忍得罪祂,特别是不忍得罪祂圣洁的性情。我们对上帝应许的看重和宝爱,是叫我们脱离世上从情欲来的败坏,并得与祂的性情有分的原动力。积极方面,追求生命的长大成熟,使我们更多有分于上帝的性情;消极方面,在生活上操练敬虔,使我们越过越脱离情欲的败坏。今日社会的潮流,乃是与上帝的性情背道而驰,故我们越脱离世上从情欲来的败坏,就越与祂的性情有分,这是必然的道理。反过来说,我们越是有分于上帝的性情,也就越容易脱离了。

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Book: 2 Peter (New Testament)
Author: Peter

2 Peter 1:4 :“by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.”

Today’s Meditation: God’s promises are precious and great. However, many Christians do not treasure His promises and pursue things outside His promises instead. We have attained the promises of God. It is no longer the problem of seeking His promises, but to withdraw and utilise His precious promises. God will fulfil what he has promised. We will not be able to experience His promises if we do not follow Him. The key to withstand His promises is by loving Him. We will not sin against Him on purpose if we love Him, especially when we do not want to sin against His holy nature. As we emphasise on God’s promises and love, we will be able to escape the corruption that is in the world through lust, and we can have share of His nature. As we pursue God, we will mature on spiritual life and have more of His nature while we can escape the corruption that is in the world through lust by practising holy lifestyle. Today’s world is going against God’s nature. The more we pursue of this world, the more we will be away from His nature. If we were to follow Him, we can escape the world easily.

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