《今日靈修默想》:「人人都有一死,死後且有審判。」(來9:27)

默想一:什麼是世人不能推翻的命定?就是「人人都有一死」!不論你是誰,富貴貧賤,知識多少,地位高低,都不能跨過死亡線,「罪的工價乃是死」(羅6:23)。更恐怖的是,這命定不是死了就一了百了,而是要面對「死後且有審判」。今天,神不在你身上施行審判,乃因祂有豐富的恩慈、寬容、忍耐,要給你機會悔改。但你若仍然剛硬不悔改,公義的日子來到時,祂必照各人的行為報應各人。

默想二: 只要凡事憑良心作人做事,就能免受神的審判嗎?不可能,因神是眾善的源頭,無論人作得多好,都夠不上神的好。神深知人不可能憑著行為得救,就以憐憫為懷,定規人得救是本乎恩,也因著信,不是出於行為 (弗2:8-9)。主耶穌應許:「那聽我話、又相信差我來者的,就有永生,不至於定罪,是已經出死入生了。」(約5:24)

禱告:主耶穌,我感謝祢為我所成就的一切,是超過我所求所想。求祢賜我智慧來珍惜有限的光陰,完全為祢而活。讓我在那一天不是羞羞愧愧地看到袮,而是歡歡喜喜地迎見祢面。禱告是奉主耶穌得勝的名,阿們!

《Today’s spiritual meditation》:  “Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment.” (Heb 9:27)

Meditation one: What is the destiny that the people of this world cannot overthrow? It is that “all people are destined to die!” No matter who you are, rich or poor, knowledgeable or illiteracy, noble or ordinary, you cannot traverse the line of death. “The wages of sin is death” (Rom 6:23). What is even more frightening is that this is not the very end of the destined death, but to encounter the “after that to face judgment.” Today, God does not judge you but give you the opportunity to repent because of the exceeding riches of His grace in kindness, forbearance, and patience. However, when the day of righteous judgment comes and you still do not repent, He will render to every one according to their deeds.

Meditation two: Can you be exempted from God’s judgment as long as everything is done by good conscience? It is not possible only because God is the source of all goodness. No matter how good a person is, the person cannot be as good as God is. God knows that it is impossible for people to be saved by their deeds. So He is compassionate, as a decreed, that it is only by grace, through faith, people can be saved; not by deeds (Eph 2:8-9). The Lord Jesus promised: “whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.” (John 5:24) 

Prayer: Lord Jesus, I thank You for everything that You have done for me, which are far more abundantly than all that I ask or think. Give me wisdom to cherish my limited time and live for You. Let me on that day is not ashamed to face You, but joyfully meet You. I prayer in the victorious name of the Lord Jesus, Amen!


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