《今日靈修默想》:「惟獨長大成人的,才能吃乾糧;他們的心竅習練得通達,就能分辨好歹了。」(來 5:14 )

默想一:如果靈命用十分當滿分的話,你現在的屬靈狀態是幾分?是長進?退步?或是不長不進?可能你的聖經及神學知識增加不少,但問題是你的信仰與生活平衡嗎?信心與行為相稱嗎?內裏與外表一致嗎?聽道和行道和諧嗎?若知識叫人自高自大,對靈命毫無用處。

默想二:聖經裡講的「長大成人」是指什麼?它不是指身高及年齡的多少,也不是指經驗有多少的豐富,而是指靈命成熟。這靈命不僅能分辨好歹,知道如何把信仰應用在生活中,也會樂意遵行神的話,使靈性長進。靈裡成長是沒有捷徑的,也不可能自動成長。你得刻意地花時間、精力的代價親近神,主動地追求長進。

禱告:感謝神,因袮已將袮的話賜給我。求主賜我渴慕的心,並樂意遵行袮的話語,使我的靈命在每日規律的靈修生活中成長。求袮幫助我,我願把靈裡的「長大成人」當作我一生努力的目標。奉耶穌基督的名禱告,阿們!

《Today’s spiritual meditation》:  “But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.” (Heb 5:14 )

Meditation one: If a spiritual life sets its full score at ten, what is the score of your current spiritual status? Is it growing or regression or idling? Maybe your Bible and theological knowledges have grown a lot, but the question is whether your faith balanced with your daily life? Have you demonstrated your faith through your deeds? Is your inside consistent with what you appear to be? Is there a harmony between a hearer of the word and a doer? If knowledge puffs up, it becomes useless to one’s spiritual life.        

Meditation two: What does “be mature” mean in the Bible? It does not refer to how tall and how old you are or how abundant experience you have had, but to the maturity in spirit. This spiritual life not only can distinguish right from wrong and realize how to exercise faith through daily life, but also joyfully to obey God’s words to make spiritual life to grow. There is no shortcut to the growth of the spirit. It is also not possible to grow by itself. You have to be determinedly willing to pay the price to devote time and effort to draw near to God and proactively pursue the growth.

Prayer: Thank God for giving me Your words. Lord, please give me a longing soul as well as a willing heart to obey Your words, so I can continue to grow during my everyday consistent spiritual meditation life. Please help me; I am willing to commit “spiritual maturity” as my goal to strive for throughout my life time. I pray in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen!

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