我們若活著,是為主而活

星期四, 6月 10, 2010

經文: 「我們若活著,是為主而活。」(羅馬書十四:8 )
若主許可,我們每個人在得救之際,都可上天堂;我們並非要做怎樣的準備才得以上天 堂,以致在地上耽延至今。其 實,祂可以 把我們從不完美的地步,瞬間變為完美的地步。那麼,上帝還把我們存留至今做什麼?若沒有必要,祂老早就將祂的兒女接到天上。為什麼上帝的軍隊仍然留在世界 這戰場?答案是要為主而活,為上帝打一場聖戰,並且讓其餘人了解何為上帝的愛。
我們如同農夫,挖鬆人的心土,撒下福音的種子,散佈救恩的真理。我們如同「地上的鹽,世上的光。」每天為上 帝做見證,成為祂愛的 導管,使別人得福。我們如同上帝的僕人,一起為祂工作,做得人漁夫。我們生活就是一篇最有力的講章,願我們活得光采有勁,榮神益人,這就是上帝留我們在世 上最好的答案。

Scripture: “We live unto the Lord.”(Romans 14:8)
 If God had willed it, each of us might have entered heaven at the moment of conversion. It was not absolutely necessary for our preparation for immortality that we should tarry here. It is possible for a man to be taken to heaven, and to be found meet to be a partaker of the inheritance of the saints in light, though he has but just believed in Jesus. It is true that our sanctification is a long and continued process, and we shall not be perfected till we lay aside our bodies and enter within the veil; but nevertheless, had the Lord so willed it, he might have changed us from imperfection to perfection, and have taken us to heaven at once. Why then are we here? Would God keep his children out of paradise a single moment longer than was necessary? Why is the army of the living God still on the battle-field when one charge might give them the victory? Why are his children still wandering hither and thither through a maze, when a solitary word from his lips would bring them into the centre of their hopes in heaven? The answer is—they are here that they may “live unto the Lord,” and may bring others to know his love. We remain on earth as sowers to scatter good seed; as ploughmen to break up the fallow ground; as heralds publishing salvation. We are here as the “salt of the earth,” to be a blessing to the world. We are here to glorify Christ in our daily life. We are here as workers for him, and as “workers together with him.” Let us see that our life answereth its end. Let us live earnest, useful, holy lives, to “the praise of the glory of his grace.” Meanwhile we long to be with him, and daily sing—
        “My heart is with him on his throne,
        And ill can brook delay;
        Each moment listening for the voice,
        ‘Rise up, and come away.’”



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Molly Wang 王墨琳。 0912-990-992。stormymolly@gmail.com

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