《今日靈修默想》:「我們若將起初確實的信心,堅持到底,就在基督裡有分了。」(來3:14)

默想一::什麼是『確實的信心』?就是「所望之事的實底,是未見之事的確據。」(來11:1)確實的信心不會在苦難、挑戰、打擊、逼迫前低頭,反而愈挫愈勇,再接再厲、百折不撓、堅持到底。親愛的天路客,你記得你對主耶穌起初的愛嗎?如果你要『在基督裡有分』,你要堅守你起初對主確實的信心。

默想二:將起初確實的信心堅持到底容易嗎?很難的,唯有靠耶穌基督,因為祂是我們信心的創始者和成終者。真正的信心有堅定持久的特質。我們堅持到底的目的,並非為了要確保所得的救恩,而是要證明自己確實已經得救。信心是得救的根,忍耐是果子。當你將自己的全人完全交託給祂時,祂必為你負責一切。

禱告:親愛的主!我相信祢,但我信心不夠,求祢加增我信心。在末世的時代,基督徒的處境會越來越艱難,也會面臨許多來自信仰上的挑戰,但我會記得袮所說的話:『惟有忍耐到底的,必然得救。』(太24:13) 求袮的聖靈引導我,我願日日愛祢更進深,服事祢更忠心,信靠祢更堅定,跟隨袮更徹底。禱告都是奉祢寶貴的聖名,阿們!

《Today’s spiritual meditation》:  “We have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original conviction firmly to the very end.” (Heb 3:14 )

Meditation one: What does “original conviction” mean? It is the “faith in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see” (Heb 11:1). True faith will not diminish because of hardship, challenge, attack, and persecution, but will become even braver, continue to strive hard, persevere, and sustain without ceasing. Do you remember your first love to the Lord Jesus? If you want to “come to share in Christ”, you need to hold your original conviction firmly.    

Meditation two: Is it easy for us to hold our original conviction firmly to the very end? It is quite hard. The only way is to trust in Jesus Christ since He is the founder and perfecter of our faith and salvation. True faith has the firm and persisting characteristic. The purpose of our persistence is not to ensure the salvation, but to prove that we have been truly saved. Faith is the root of salvation, and patience is the fruit. When you fully surrender your whole person to Him, He will take all the responsibilities for you.

Prayer: Dear Lord! Although I believe in You, but help me overcome my unbelief. Please increase my faith. In the last days, the situation of Christians will turn harder and harder, and will also face many challenges over their faith. But I will remember what You have said: “but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved“(Mat 24:13). Please have Your Holy Spirit to guide me. I am willing to love You deeper and deeper every day, to serve You more faithfully, to trust in You more firmly, and to follow You more persistently. I pray in Your precious holy name, Amen!

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