260靈修 Dec.22, 2011: 羅馬書第八章 Romans 8

第八章

31既是這樣,我們對這一切還有甚麼話說呢?神若這樣為我們,誰能敵對我們呢?32他連自己的兒子都捨得,為我們眾人把他交出來,難道不也把萬有和他一同白白地賜給我們嗎?33誰能控告神揀選的人呢?有神稱我們為義了。34誰能定我們的罪呢?有基督耶穌死了,而且復活了,現今在神的右邊,也替我們祈求。35誰能使我們與基督的愛隔絕呢?是患難嗎?是困苦嗎?是迫害嗎?是飢餓嗎?是赤身露體嗎?是危險嗎?是刀劍嗎?36正如經上所記:“為你的緣故,我們終日面對死亡,人看我們像待宰的羊。”37但靠著愛我們的那一位,我們在這一切事上就得勝有餘了。38因為我深信:無論是死、是生,是天使、是掌權的,是現在的事,是將來的事,是有能力的,39是高天的、是深淵的,或是任何別的被造之物,都不能叫我們與神的愛隔絕,這愛是在我們的主耶穌基督裡的。

 

默想

  1. “患難、困苦、迫害、飢餓、赤身露體、危險、刀劍”,這些遭遇如何會使我們懷疑神對我們的愛?(35-36節)
  2. 為什麼保羅雖遇這些遭遇,仍然聲稱我們“在這一切的事上已經得勝有餘了”?(37-39節)
  3. 再讀一下38-39節,這兩節強有力的字句,如何幫助我有勇氣堅持下去?

 

禱告與筆錄:

繼續安靜在神面前,與神對話,並聆聽祂對我說的話。將心中的思想(心得),或是與神的禱告,記錄在“靈程筆記”簿上面。

 

Chapter 8

31What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. 35Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36As it is written:
"For your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered." 37No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

Meditation

  1. How might trouble, hardship, persecution, famine, nakedness, danger or the threat of death cause us to question God's love for us (vv. 35-36)?
  2. In spite of these things, why does Paul proclaim that we are "more than conquerors" (vv. 37-39)?
  3. Look again at the powerful words of verses 38-39. How does this give me courage to persevere?

 

Prayer & Journaling:

Stay with God for a little longer.  Continue to converse with God and listen to what he wants to tell me.  Then write down any thought and/or prayer in the 2011 “Spiritual Journal” book.

 

 

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