《今日靈修默想》:「因為神賜給我們的,不是膽怯的心,乃是有剛強、仁愛、謹守的心。」(提後1:7)

默想一:基督徒面對社會亂象、道德淪喪、價值顛倒、性別混亂、婚姻放縱、罪惡上風時,你不會膽怯、害怕、不安嗎?今天在事奉主的路上, 我們是否也會遇到不少挑戰, 有時也會令我們灰心喪膽, 甚至想到要放棄事奉主?記住,我們是神的兒女,祂的恩典夠我們用,祂對我們的愛是永不改變。祂說:「我總不撇下你,也不丟棄你。」(來13:5b)

默想二:基督徒憑什麼在任何的情況下不必膽怯?因為我們在稣基督裡,罪已得赦免,魔鬼不能控告我們,基督的寶血如今仍有功效。即使我們因主的緣故生命面臨危難時,主耶穌也說:「那殺身體不能殺靈魂的,不要怕他們;唯有能把身體和靈魂都滅在地獄裡的,正要怕他。」(太10:28),神在基督裡所給的既然是剛強、仁愛、謹守的心,為甚麼我們還會膽怯、軟弱、退後呢?

禱告:感謝天父上帝!因著祢的救恩,我不再是孤兒。有袮同在,我還怕什麼?袮應許:『主是幫助我的,我必不懼怕;人能把我怎麼樣呢?』(來13:6)求袮幫助我,袮已經賜給我剛強、仁愛、謹守的心,我願至死忠心地跟隨袮,一生事奉袮。奉耶穌基督的名祈求,阿們!

《Today’s spiritual meditation》:  :  “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” (2Ti 1:7)

Meditation one: When Christians face social chaos, moral corruptions, value turmoil, gender confusion, marriage indulgence, and sinful conduct, will you not be timid, terrified, and upset? Today, on the way of serving the Lord, have we also encountered many challenges, sometimes frustrating us, and even thinking of giving up serving the Lord? Remember, we are God’s children, and His grace is sufficient for us. His love for us is lasting forever. God has promised: “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” (Heb. 13:5b)

Meditation two: Why should Christians not be timid under any circumstances? Because we are in Jesus Christ, our sins have been forgiven, the devil cannot accuse us, and the blood of Christ is still powerfully effective today. Even when our lives are in danger because of the Lord, the Lord Jesus said: “Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.” (Mat 10:28), since what God has given in Christ is power, love and self-discipline, why are we still timid, weak, and retreat?

Prayer: Thank God heavenly Father! Because of Your salvation, I am no longer an orphan. Since You are with me, what else do I fear for?  You also promised: “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?” (Heb 13:6). Please help me since You have already given me power, love and self-discipline. I am willing to follow You closely and serve You all my life. I pray in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen!

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