荒漠甘泉04/21

荒漠甘泉∕4 月 21日

原作∕Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

 「滿心相信,神所應允的必能做成。」(聖經羅馬書四章 21 節)

 

  亞伯拉罕將近百歲的時候,雖然想到自己的身體如同已死,還是不失望,因為他不看自己,只看全能的神。

 

  他對於神的應允沒有絲毫疑惑,他直立在神的恩典之下,一點也不氣餒;他的信心非但不軟弱,並且愈過愈強,將榮耀歸給神,「滿心相信,神所應允的必能作成」。不只能,直譯起來是「豐豐富富的能」、寬寬厚厚的能、無限量的能「作成」。

 

  神是萬有之神,祂不受限制。所有的限制都是我們自己造成的,我們所求的、所想的、所盼望的,太小了,不夠彰顯神原有的榮耀和大能。神要我們有一個擴大的眼界,因為祂是全能的耶和華。── 信宣(A. B. Simpson

 

  我們可以用神的應允來作梯子,爬到神的寶藏室去。每一個應允,是開恩典之門的一把鑰匙。

 
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 "And being absolutely certain that whatever promise He is bound by, He is able to make good." (Rom. 4:21.)

 WE are told that Abraham could look at his own body and consider it as good as dead without being discouraged, because he was not looking at himself but at the Almighty One.

 He did not stagger at the promise, but stood straight up unbending beneath his mighty load of blessing; and instead of growing weak he waxed strong in the faith, grew more robust, the more difficulties became apparent, glorifying God through His very sufficiency and being "fully persuaded" (as the Greek expresses it) "that he who had promised was," not merely able, but as it literally means "abundantly able," munificently able, able with an infinite surplus of resources, infinitely able "to perform."

 He is the God of boundless resources. The only limit is in us. Our asking, our thinking, our praying are too small; our expectations are too limited. He is trying to lift us up to a higher conception, and lure us on to a mightier expectation and appropriation. Oh, shall we put Him in derision? There is no limit to what we may ask and expect of our glorious EI-Shaddai; and there is but one measure here given for His blessing, and that is "according to the power that worketh in us." —A. B. Simpson.

 "Climb to the treasure house of blessing on the ladder made of divine promises. By a promise as by a key open the door to the riches of God's grace and favor."

 

 

 

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