荒漠甘泉03/18

荒漠甘泉∕3 月 18日

原作∕Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

 「耶穌仍不回答。」(聖經馬可福音十五章 5 節)

 

  聖經中很希奇的一幕,就是創造天地的主,一聲不響地站在誹謗祂的人面前受冤枉。祂可以運用祂的能力向他們一看,或者向他們出一聲責備,就使他們倒在祂的腳前。但是祂不動聲色,任憑他們作惡妄為。祂站著是表現神鎮靜的能力 ── 神無聲的羔羊!

 

  我們也當有這樣的鎮靜。這樣的鎮靜可以給神機會替我們工作,給我們平定;這樣的鎮靜就是停止自己的謀畫和活動,摒除自己的智慧和成見,讓神單獨去應付人們的攻擊。

 

  多少時侯,我們失敗,就是因為沒有神的鎮靜。我們會用自己的智慧和力量來自衛,不會用神的鎮靜來得勝。神啊,給我們你的鎮靜! ── 信宣(A. B. Simpson

 
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"He answered nothing." (Mark 15:3.)

THERE is no spectacle in all the Bible so sublime as the silent Savior answering not a word to the men who were maligning Him, and whom He could have laid prostrate at His feet by one look of Divine power, or one word of fiery rebuke. But He let them say and do their worst, and He stood in THE POWER OF STILLNESS─Gold's holy silent Lamb.

There is a stillness that lets God work for us, and holds our peace; the stillness that ceases from its contriving and its self-vindication, and its expedients of wisdom and forethought, and lets God provide and answer the cruel blow, in His own unfailing, faithful love.

How often we lose God's interposition by taking up our own cause, and striking for our defense. God give to us this silent power, this conquered spirit! And after the heat and strife of earth are over, men will remember us as we remember the morning dew, the gentle light and sunshine, the evening breeze, the Lamb of Calvary, and the gentle, holy heavenly Dove. --- A. B. Simpson.

 

 

 

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