Sunday, November 24, 2013

Be Still, and Know that I am God


Be still, and know that I am God; 
I will be exalted among the nations, 
I will be exalted in the earth!
—Psalm 46:10

In our darkest moments, 
We can still rest, 
For our Lord has conquered death on our behalf. 

Let us be still, 
And allow God to calm our greatest fears. 

Let us bear patiently under trials, 
And leave everything to God to direct and provide.
God will always be faithful.

Be still, and know that I am God.

Monday, November 18, 2013

A Barrier to God's Love


Christ experienced a barrier to His love when His people rejected Him.
He cried in Matthew 23: 37, “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing!"

Our sin is a barrier to God's love. 
Isaiah 59:2 wrote, "But your iniquities have separated you from your God; And your sins have hidden His face from you, So that He will not hear."

Jesus took care of the barrier by His sacrificial death on the cross and His resurrection.
Romans 8:11 said, "But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you."

There is now no barrier between God and those who would believe in Him.
Now is the time to experience God's love and His goodness.
Thanks to the Lord Jesus Christ, the Mediator between God and men (1 Timothy 2:5).

Monday, November 4, 2013

Living Stone活石


The apostle Peter described Jesus as a living stone.

He wrote, “Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” (1 Peter 2:4-5).

Precious in the eyes of the Father is the sacrifice of the Rock of our salvation.

Christ is the enduring stone upon which the Father has built our salvation and the only foundation for meaningful life.

It is only as our lives are built upon His strength that we will be able to endure the harshness of life in a fallen world.

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使徒彼得将耶稣形容成活石。

他说:「主乃活石,固然是被人所弃的,却是被上帝所拣选、所宝贵的。你们来到主面前,也就像活石,被建造成为灵宫, 作圣洁的祭司, 藉着耶稣基督奉献神所悦纳的灵祭。」(彼得前书2章4-5节)。

这救赎磐石的牺牲,是天父眼中的珍宝。

基督就是那永久的磐石,而天父将我们的救恩,建立在这唯一根基上,让我们藉此得着新生命。

唯有将生命建立在祂的大能之上,我们才能在这堕落的世界中,熬过生命中严苛的考验。