Friday, 25 June 2021
Christian life and Worldview
By : Sally Cheong

Jesus said, ” I AM THE TRUTH ” John 14:6

How a person understands the character of GOD determines how he or she lives. If GOD is in your consciousness and mind, then how you reflect upon life and all that is happening to you and around you will be from a GOD-centered worldview.

In today’s culture, there is a crisis of unprecedented magnitude regarding the most fundamental of human intelligence – what is the truth?

The world says, “truth is a matter of perception. What is the truth to you may not be the truth to me. There is no such thing as objective truth. Whether GOD exists or not, it is up to you.”

RC Sproul said, ” if GOD exists, all the world’s unbelief does not have the power to destroy His existence. And if GOD does not exist, we can pray till we turn blue but we will not have the power to conjure Him into being.”

Our soul pines for the Truth in a world of lies and deceptions. We cannot make sense of what is happening anymore. Where is all this going to end up?
We want real people, real love, real relationships and real solutions to problems. We want people to mean what they say and say what they mean.
People are not what they seem to be and love is often a shallow sentiment. “I love you” is spoken without commitment. Everything is for the moment in time. Nothing lasts.

Into this dying world of illusions and disappointments, comes the reassuring words of our Lord Jesus, ” I AM THE TRUTH.”
GOD sent Christ into this world to tell us He loves us – that our lives have meaning on earth. We are pilgrims on a journey to a far better world beyond this. And the door to heaven is opened through the Cross to all who believe. That is the truth.

Man has a beginning. Genesis tells us where we came from. We need no longer ask, “Who am I ? Why am I here? What is the meaning of my life?”
All the stars in the sky and the wonder of nature in all its glory, all birds of the air and creatures in the deep seas and on land were created by GOD. For whom you ask? For man. Why? Because He loves whom He has created. That is the truth.

Though man has fallen, GOD has not. Though all seems lost, it is not. For GOD has a new Heaven and new Earth planned for man, a world where there is no more suffering, no more pain, no more sin and no more death. That is the truth.

Prayer:

O Father in Heaven, how far I have drifted from you that I needed to hear your words again to me today – that You love me and that I belong to You and none can pluck me out of Your Hand.

Lift my spirit up to the heavenly places and set my feet on higher ground that I may be near You, my Lord and my GOD.

Wipe the tears from my eyes for I have cried much of late in sorrow and despondency amidst depth of loneliness I have not felt before in a very long time. Send the refreshing showers from heaven upon my soul, O my Lord. I await with great anticipation of receiving them for I ask this in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

每日灵粮
星期五,2021年6月25日
标题:基督徒生活与世界观
作者:张绣梅
翻译:巫惠如

约14:6 耶稣说:“我就是真理。”

一个人如何理解上帝的属性将直接影响他的生活。如果上帝在你的意识和思想中,那么你将会以上帝为中心的世界观来反思生命以及发生在你身边的一切。

在当今文化中,关于人类智力最根本的危机达到了前所未有的程度:到底什么是真相?

世界会说,“真相是一种感知。对你来说什么是真相也许对我来说不是。没有客观真理这回事。上帝是否存在,由你决定。”

史普罗(R. C. Sproul)说:”如果上帝存在,世界上所有难以置信的东西都没有能力摧毁祂的存在。如果上帝不存在,我们可以祈祷直到磨破嘴皮,但却没有能力用魔法变出一位上帝。”

我们的灵魂在一个充满谎言和欺骗的世界中寻找真理。我们无法理解正在发生的事情。这一切会以什么结局收场?

我们想要真正的人,真正的爱,真正的关系以及问题真正的解决方案。我们希望人们言出必行,真诚表达。

人们往往不像看起来的那样,而爱很多时候是一种肤浅的情绪。“我爱你”也只是随口说说的诺言。一切都是为了某一个瞬间。没有什么是永恒的。

在这个充满幻觉和失望的垂死世界里,我们的主耶稣说了令人安心的话, “我是真理。 ” 上帝派基督来到这个世界告诉我们祂爱我们,而且我们的生命在世上是有意义的。犹如朝圣者,我们踏上了通向更美好世界的旅程。透过十字架,通往天堂的大门为所有相信的人敞开。这是事实。

人人都有起点。创世纪告诉我们我们从哪里来。我们不需要再问“我是谁?我为什么在这里?我的人生意义是什么?”

天上的星星和丰富多彩的宇宙万物,空中所有的鸟类,深海和陆地上的生物,都是上帝创造的。你问,为了谁?为了人。为什么?因为他深爱着自己所造的人。这是事实。

尽管人类已经堕落,但上帝并没有。尽管一切似乎已失去,但事实并非如此。上帝为人类规划了新天新地,一个无痛苦,无悲伤,无罪恶,无死亡的世界。这是事实。

祈祷:哦,天上的父,我远离了你,以至于今天我需要再听到你的话语 — 祢爱我,我属于你,而且无人能把我从祢的手中夺走。

求主振奋我心,使我的脚立在磐石上,更亲近你,我的主和我的上帝。

主啊,求擦干我的眼泪,因为我在孤独的深渊中,悲伤和沮丧已持续了很长的一段时间。期待主降下甘霖,滋润我灵!奉主耶稣的名祈祷,阿门。