每日靈糧
  • 因為那在我們神面前晝夜控告我們弟兄的,已經被摔下去了。(啟12:10)
    7月9日

          撒但是一個凶手和騙子,牠誘惑人,也攻擊人。但是,現今牠卻專注於控告人。上帝看出了這事,而每一個基督徒,也必須對這事有所認識。
          撒但無時無刻不在控告我們,但牠的控告並非毫無根據,而且直指我們的良心,就是我們最沒有力量去抵抗牠的部份。其目的,就是要使我們感到絕望,而說:「我是一個毫無希望的失敗者,神在我身上是無能為力了!」良心是很寶貴的東西,但如果我們一直不斷地複述:「我是不好的!我是不好的!」這個可不是基督徒的謙卑。
          承認自己的罪,在屬靈上是很正常的,但絕不要讓我們的認罪到了一個地步,好像我們的「罪惡」會比基督的救贖工作浮現得更大。魔鬼知道,要對付你和我,沒有一件武器比製造這個幻景更有效。那該如何修正呢? 即是向神認罪,對祂承認說:「主阿,我是不好的!」可是隨即你要提醒自己,認定基督寶血永遠的功效,並仰望祂的榮耀,還要說:「然而,主阿,我是住在你裡面的!」

  • The accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accuseth them before our God day and night. (Revelation 12.10)
    July 9th

          Satan is a murderer and a deceiver, he entices and he attacks; but today he specializes in accusing. Heaven recognizes this, and so must every Christian.
          Night and day he accuses us, and his charges, which are not unfounded, are directed at our conscience—the very point where we most lack the strength to fight him. His object is to drive us to think in despair, “I am a hopeless failure! God can do nothing with me!”             Conscience is a precious thing, but to repeat endlessly “I am no good! I am no good!” is not Christian humility.
          To confess our sins is wholesome, but let us never carry confession to the point where our sinfulness looms for us larger than the work of Christ. The Devil knows no weapon more effective against you and me than the creation of this illusion. What is the remedy? Plead guilty to God. Confess to Him “Lord, I am no good!” but then remind yourself of the precious Blood, and looking away to His glory, add: “But Lord, I am abiding in You!”