神爱世人,甚至将他的独生子赐给他们,叫一切信他的,
不至灭亡,反得永生。(约3:16)

​【双语灵修】葛培理:得以满足(2018-3-13)

作者: 葛培理布道团 来源:基督时报 蒙允转载2018年03月13日 09:54

得以满足 SATISFYING THE LONGING SOUL

“但愿人因耶和华的慈爱 和他向人所做的奇事都称谢他; 因他使心里渴慕的人得以满足, 使饥饿的人得饱美食。”  诗篇 107:8-9

Oh the men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.  Psalm 107:8-9

撒旦试探耶稣的东西,在今天同样在试探人。基督说:“人活着,不是单靠食物,乃是靠神口里所出的一切话。”(太4:4)食物当然重要,但不是生活的全部。娱乐和放松也很重要,但不是生活的第一位。金钱是必须的,但绝不能代替神。神说:“你们要留意听从我的话,就能吃那美物, 得享肥甘,心中喜乐。”(赛55:2 )

灵魂满足的秘密:听从神,得享肥甘。拿开阻碍,推倒栏杆,让你的灵魂在神里面得到深深的团契和满足。我告诉你,很多人耗尽资源追求幸福和快乐,最后都失望了。他们都在基督里悔改并相信,在他里面得到满足。只注重物质生活进步,忽视精神和灵魂得救,如同一个等式 Good-God=0,这个等式如同2+2=4一样准确。Eddie Rickenbacker 说,如果有一天你除了活着其他什么都不重要时,你才会毫不犹豫地放弃物质和财富。

When Satan tried to tempt Jesus into the same trap made of “things” that he lures men to in this day, Christ said, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4). Bread is important-but it is not all-important. Pleasure and recreation have their place-but they must not have first place. Money is necessary, but gold is no satisfying substitute for God.Now, as then, God’s Word resounds in our ears: “Hearken diligently unto me, and eat that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness” (Isaiah 55:2).

This is the secret of soul-satisfaction: Let your soul delight itself in fatness. Remove the obstructions, tear down the barriers, and let your soul find the fulfillment of its deepest longings in fellowship with God.I could tell you of many people who have explored every earthly resource for happiness and failed, but eventually came in repentance and faith to Christ, and in Him found satisfaction. The principle reason communism loses ground in the world (when it does) is that it promises material prosperity without spiritual satisfaction. Things, minus God, equal misery. That equation is just as true as two plus two equal four. As Eddie Rickenbacker once said, “Let the moment come when nothing is left but life, and you will find that you do not hesitate over the fate of material possessions.”


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