260靈修 Feb. 27, 2012: 希伯來書 第五章Hebrew 5

第五章

11 論到這些事,我們有很多話要說,可是很難解釋;因為你們已經遲鈍了,聽不進去。 12 到這個時候,你們應該已經作老師了;可是你們還需要有人再把神道理的初步教導你們。你們成了只能吃奶而不能吃乾糧的人! 13 凡是吃奶的,還是個嬰孩,對公義的道理沒有經歷; 14 只有長大成人的,才能吃乾糧,他們的官能因為操練純熟,就能分辨是非了。

 

默想

  1. 基督徒靈命若要成熟,就當不斷以神的話語作準繩來分辨是非善惡。不要以為擁有屬靈的知識就是成熟;能夠引述長篇經文,或作神學性的辯論都不是最重要的。信徒的成長乃表現在刻意以神的話語為原則,來作是非的分辨。「奶」與「乾糧」的區別,不在於個人認識基督教教義的膚淺或廣泛,而是在於我們怎樣處理神的話語。對那些聽了神的話卻不去遵行的,他們所知道的真理就是「奶」;但對其他聽了又去遵行神話語的,同樣的真理就成了喂飽他們的「乾糧」。
  2. 從今天的經文中,我聽見神的話語嗎?有哪方面是我可以實際應用在生活中的?祈求聖靈賜我力量與勇氣,讓我可以確實地在今天或這星期中做出來?

 

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 5

11We have much to say about this, but it is hard to explain because you are slow to learn. 12In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God's word all over again. You need milk, not solid food! 13Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. 14But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.

MEDITATION

  1. We become mature in our faith by constantly using the truth God has revealed to distinguish good from evil.  Don’t mistake possessing information for maturity.  The ability to quote long passages of Scripture or to argue theology is meaningless.  What brings believer to maturity is the conscious effort of distinguishing between good and evil on criteria established by God’s Word.  The difference between “milk” and “meat” is found in neither the depth nor breadth of our knowledge in Christian doctrine, but in the way we live out the Word of God.  For those who merely hear the Word but have no action, the truths they know are milk; whereas for those who not only hear but also act upon the Word of God, the same truths become solid and sustaining meat.
  2. What is the one thing that I learn from God’s Word today that I can apply to my life?  How can I specifically apply it today or in this week?  Pray that the Holy Spirit will empower and remind me to truly do this one thing I’ve identified today.

 

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  “Spiritual Journal” book.

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