每日靈糧
  • 後來我所揀選的那人,他的杖必發芽。 (民17:5)
    7月7日

          亞倫的祭司職分,曾被人議論和攻擊,人們懷疑他是否為神所揀選的僕人。
          他們在問:「這個人是不是神所賦予聖職的呢?我們實在不知道!」因此神便著手來證明誰是祂的僕人,也證明誰不是祂所揀選的。神怎樣做呢? 將十二根杖放置於聖所內,並擺在祂的面前,經過了一夜,到了早上,神的揀選就從那根發芽、開花和結了果子的杖顯明出來。
          新發的芽、新開的花和熟杏,這一切都宣告復活的神蹟。這是從死裡出來的生命,標記了是神所印證的執事—這個標記,是唯一的標記,缺少了它,就是一無所有。神能單一地使用那些藉著與祂聯合,並經歷過祂無窮生命大能的人作為祂的僕人。

  • It shall come to pass that the man whom I shall choose, his rod shall bud. (Numbers 17.5)
    July 7th


          Aaron’s priesthood had contested. People were questioning whether he was indeed God’s chosen. “Is this man ordained of God or not?”
         They asked. “We do not really know!” God set out therefore to prove who was His servant and who was not. How did He do so? Twelve rods were placed before Him in the sanctuary, and were left there for a night. In the morning His choice was seen in the rod which budded, blossomed and bore fruit.
          New buds, flowers, ripe almonds: all these proclaim the miracle of resurrection. It is life out of death that marks divinely attested ministry—that, and that alone. Without it you have nothing. God can only use as His ministers those who, through union with Him, have come to taste the power of an endless life.