《今日靈修默想》:耶穌說:「你們若常常遵守我的道,就真是我的門徒。你們必曉得真理,真理必叫你們得以自由。」(約8:31-32)

默想一:你是基督的真門徒嗎?只有常常遵守基督真道的人,就是願做祂所做,說祂所說,愛祂所愛,行祂所行的人。真門徒必然活出真自由的生活。

默想二:基督所賜與撒旦所謂的自由有何不同?基督賜的是「不自由的自由」,因為它是來自真理,受真理的限制,凡不合真理的事不能做。只在真理的軌道上才有自由。「主的靈在哪裡,那裡就得以自由」(林後3:17)。撒旦給的是「自由的不自由」,牠標榜著:只要你喜歡什麼事都可以,隨心所欲,不受拘束,但到最後成了罪的奴隸,掉入痛苦的深淵裡,不能自拔。

禱告:親愛的主,感謝祢。因祢的真理讓我得以自由。求祢幫助我,我願立下心志:不合祢真理的事我不幹,違反神旨意的事我不從,令聖靈擔憂的事我不做。只求袮的真道在我身上彰顯。奉耶穌基督的名禱告,阿們!

 《Today’s spiritual meditation》:  “Jesus said, ‘If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.’” (Joh 8:31-32)

Meditation one: Are you truly a Christ’s disciple? Only if you always hold to the teaching of Christ and are willing to do what He does, to say what He says, to love what He loves, to act what He acts. A true disciple surely always lives out a life of true freedom.

Meditation two: How is freedom in Christ different from Satan’s so-called freedom? Christ gives us “the Freedom of not being bound” because it comes from the truth and is limited by the truth. Anything that is not in truth should not proceed. There is freedom only on the track of truth. “Where is the spirit of the Lord, and there is Freedom” (2Co3:17). Satan offers “a freedom of being bound”. It claims: As long as you like, you can do whatever you want, without restraint. Yet in the end, you become a slave of sin and fall into the abyss of pain and cannot extricate yourself.

Prayer: Dear Lord, thank You for Your truth that sets me free. Help me to keep my heart steadfast: I will not do anything that is away from Your truth, or against God’s will, or grieve the Holy Spirit. I only ask You to reveal Your truth in me. I pray in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.


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