《今日靈修默想》:「不可叫人小看你年輕;總要在言語、行為、愛心、信心、清潔上,都作信徒的榜樣。」(提前4:12)

默想一:基督徒生命的成熟度與年齡有關嗎?沒有!但跟你的言語行為、舉止動態有關。最明顯的就是人的舌頭。你的言語一定會揭露你真實的本性。難怪有人說,一個人的言語可以準確測量出他的屬靈溫度;言語是人心內在光景的檢測器。保羅提醒我們『污穢的言語一句不可出口,只要隨事說造就人的好話,叫聽見的人得益處。』(弗4:29)

默想二:作信徒與作信徒的榜樣哪樣容易?你教會的信徒把你當作敬虔的榜樣嗎? 榜樣必須言行合一,表裏一致,內在外在平衡。如果我們只講生命的道,而言語、行為與蒙召的恩不相稱,那麼主耶穌的救恩就算不得甚麼了我們當在凡事上追求聖潔,因為我們的神是聖潔的

禱告:親愛的主,感謝袮愛的提醒,讓我知道該如何活出袮的榮美。求聖靈光照我,使我的今天不論在哪裡,都活出基督徒應有的品德及當有的樣式。願我心中所存的意念,口中所說的每一句話,在聖靈的恩膏下讓人得造就,主名大得榮耀。奉主耶穌寶貴的名禱告,阿們!

《Today’s spiritual meditation》:  “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” (1Ti 4:12)

Meditation one: Is the maturity of a Christian’s life related to age? No! But it has something to do with your speech and conduct. The most obvious one is human’s tongue. Your words will definitely reveal your true nature. No wonder some people say that a person’s speech can accurately assess one’s spiritual temperature; speech is a detector of the inner state of a person’s heart. Paul reminded us that “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” (Eph 4:29)

Meditation two: Which is more achievable – be a believer or be a role model for other believers? Do the believers in your church regard you as a role model of godliness? A role model must be unified in speech and conduct, consistent in mind and deeds, and harmonized between mindset and impression. If we only talk about the Word of life, but speech and conduct are not worthy of the calling we have received, then the salvation of the Lord Jesus means nothing. We should pursue holiness in all things, because our God is holy.

Prayer: Dear Lord, thank You for Your kind reminder, which makes me understand how to live out Your glorious beauty. Please have Your Holy Spirit shine on me, so that wherever I am today, I can live out the quality and likeness that Christians should have. May the thoughts in my heart and every word in my mouth be edified under the anointing of the Holy Spirit, and the Lord’s name will be glorified greatly. I pray in the precious name of Jesus Christ, Amen!

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