荒漠甘泉03/23

荒漠甘泉∕3 月 23日

原作∕Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

 

「他們將爭戰時所奪的財物分別為聖,以備修造耶和華的殿. 」(歷代志上二十六章二十七節直譯)

 

        物質的力量是含蓄在地里煤層中的,煤是古代的植物受壓,受燒而成的﹔照樣,屬靈的力量是含蓄在我們里面靈中的,靈越經過試煉和戰爭,越加增力量。但是這種試煉和戰爭的痛苦,是我們現在所不能明白的。

 

       有一天我們要看見:我們在試煉和戰爭時所奪的財物,能叫我們幫助及引領別人,鼓勵他們經過試煉和戰爭而進入天城。

 

       可是,我們決不能忘記:幫助別人的條件,乃是自己先在苦難中得勝。在苦難中怨天尤人,決不能給別人什麼好處。

 

       保羅帶到各處的,並不是他的墳墓,乃是他得勝的讚美﹔他的試煉越難,他的信靠和歡呼也越多。他說:“我若被澆奠在你們信心的祭物上,也是喜樂,並且與你們眾人一同喜樂。”(腓力比書二章十七節直譯). 主, 求你幫助我們從一切臨到我們的事上得到力量!在試煉和戰爭中發出讚美來叫你得著快樂!叫同走天路者得著鼓勵!---譯自《地上的天上生活》(Days of Heaven upon Earth)

 
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"Out of the spoils won in battle did they dedicate to maintain the house of the lord."(1 Chron. 26:27.)

PHYSICAL force is stored in the bowels of the earth, in the coal mines, which came from the fiery heat that burned up great forests in ancient ages; and so spiritual force is stored in the depths of our being, through the very pain which we cannot understand.

Some day we shall find that the spoils we have won from our trials were just preparing us to become true "Great hearts" in the Pilgrim's progress, and to lead our fellow pilgrims triumphantly through trial to the city of the King.

But let us never forget that the source of helping other people must be victorious suffering. The whining, murmuring pang never does anybody any good.

Paul did not carry a cemetery with him, but a chorus of victorious praise; and the harder the trial, the more he trusted and rejoiced, shouting from the very altar of sacrifice. he said, "Yea, and If I be offered upon the service and sacrifice of your faith, I joy and rejoice with you all." Lord, help me this day to draw strength from all that comes to me! --- Days of Heaven upon Earth.

 

 

 

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