試煉中的聖徒 (卓爾君牧師)

07 Feb

試煉中的聖徒 (卓爾君牧師)

彼得前書 4:12-19
在你的生命當中是否經歷過試煉?若有人告訴你信主之後生命就會一帆風順、生活美滿、大發利市,做甚麼都無往不利,這不只是謊言,也不是聖經中所說的。的確,當一個人信主之後,遇到各種的困境時心中仍然會有平安,但這不代表我們就不會經歷試煉和苦難。不管是不是基督徒,都一樣會遇到困境與試煉,不同的是,神會聽我們的呼求,因為我們生命的終點不是絕望之境,而是耶穌基督為我們所預備的盼望之地。



雖然在跟隨主的過程當中我們會經歷苦難,會經歷世人的逼迫,但求主幫助我們在這試鍊當中堅持我們的信仰,我們要以身為基督徒而歡喜快樂,因為我們是與主一同受苦,我們所受的試煉將會轉成永遠的榮耀。



彼得前書 4:12-19 (和合本)

  1. 4:12 親愛的弟兄啊,有火煉的試驗臨到你們,不要以為奇怪(似乎是遭遇非常的事),
    4:13 倒要歡喜。因為你們是與基督一同受苦,使你們在他榮耀顯現的時候,也可以歡喜快樂。
    4:14 你們若為基督的名受辱罵,便是有福的,因為 神榮耀的靈常住在你們身上。
    4:15 你們中間卻不可有人因為殺人、偷竊、作惡、好管閒事而受苦;
    4:16 若為作基督徒受苦,卻不要羞恥,倒要因這名歸榮耀給 神。
    4:17 因為時候到了,審判要從 神的家起首。若是先從我們起首,那不信從 神福音的人將有何等的結局呢?
    4:18 「若是義人僅僅得救,那不虔敬和犯罪的人將有何地可站呢?」
    4:19 所以,那照 神旨意受苦的人要一心為善,將自己靈魂交與那信實的造化之主。
1 Peter 4:12-19 (NIV)

  1. 2 Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13 But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. 14 If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you. 15 If you suffer, it should not be as a murderer or thief or any other kind of criminal, or even as a meddler. 16 However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name. 17 For it is time for judgment to begin with God’s household; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God? 18 And,

    “If it is hard for the righteous to be saved,
    what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?”[a]

    19 So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.