每日靈糧
  • 以掃豈不是雅各的哥哥麼?我卻愛雅各。 (瑪1:2)
    2月3日

        神確實曾如此說過:『雅各是我所愛的,以掃是我所惡的。』(羅9:13) 而神所愛的,祂就賜福給他。這是一件何等嚴肅的事!大衛曾失敗過,亞伯拉罕曾犯錯誤,以撒很懦弱,雅各很詭詐,然而神的祝福卻臨到他們每一個人身上。
       今日,你也許比雅各馴良得多,但若缺少神的祝福,那也只有徒喚奈何!要學習不遺餘力地去累積神的祝福,又要肅清任何會導致喪失神祝福的事物。也許有弟兄,他的恩賜不及你,你可能受試探而輕視他,然而神卻祝福他。你呢?一次又一次,做了對的事,但神卻扣住了祂的祝福,你敢說這是神錯了麼?
       要警惕,不要對神的揀選有不公平的感覺而生氣。如果你嫉妒神使用別人,結果只不過叫自己受虧損。我們能否結出果子,全在乎神的祝福,但是我們很可能因著自己的話語、態度、意見等等,截斷了神祝福的流。讓我們深切認識神對待我們的法則,若沒有神的祝福,我們就不能生活!

  • Was not Esau Jacob’s brother? Saith the Lord; yet I loved Jacob. (Malachi 1:2)
    February 3rd

       God has indeed said “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated” (Romans 9:13), and whom He loves He blesses. This is a very solemn matter. David failed and Abraham made mistakes, Isaac was weak and Jacob crafty, yet the blessing of God was with them all.
        You, today, may be a much better fellow than Jacob, but without the divine favour where are you? Learn to set high store by the blessing of God, and to view with suspicion anything that would cause you to forfeit it. Maybe you have been tempted to despise some brother less endowed with gifts than you, and yet God blesses him! And you? Again and again you have done the right thing, and yet His blessing has been withheld. Dare you say God has erred?
        Beware of taking offence at His choices. Envy of another man’s calling can work havoc in our own. Our fruitfulness for God depends upon His blessing, but it is all too possible by our speech, our attitude, our opinions, to arrest its flow. Let us trust God so to deal with us that, without His blessing, we cannot live!