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2021/11/25 【每日拾穗】雅各書 4章,8節

James 4:8

Come near to God and He will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

The call to come near to God is God's way of bestowing blessings on us.
It's not a casual call.
It's a call of the loving Father to His wayward children.
It's a call of the sovereign Lord to His wandering subjects.
It's the call of the holy God to His sinning people.

 It's God's heart-desire to be close to us.
But there are too many wrong things about us that still keep us from His presence.

The evil in our hearts always defile the works of our hands.
And our double-mindedness has kept us in this desert land of barrenness.

We long for the milk and honey in the Promised Land.
But our stomachs keep crying for the flavored meats in Egypt.
We long for the blessings of God..
But we are fearful of the thundering voice of God.

How long have we been vacillating between the Lord and the world?

A double-minded man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord.  James 1:7

Lord help me stand firm on the ground of faith in You and Your promises!
Lord help me draw ever closer to You, so Your blessed face I can see more clearly!

《雅各書 4章,8節》
你們親近神,神就必親近你們。有罪的人哪,要潔淨你們的手!心懷二意的人哪,要清潔你們的心!

《楊弟兄分享》
親近神的呼召是神賜福我們的方式,
這不是一個隨意的呼召。
這是慈愛的父對祂任性孩子的呼召,
這是至高的主對祂迷失羊群的呼召,
這是聖潔的神對祂犯罪子民的呼召。

與我們親近是神的心願,
但仍有太多惡事使我們無法與祂同在。

我們心中的惡,總是玷污我們手所做的工。
我們的心懷二意,使我們停滯在荒涼之地。

我們渴想應許之地的奶與蜜,
肚腹卻又念念不忘埃及的美食。
我們渴想神的祝福,
卻又害怕神的雷轟閃電。

我們在主與世界之間搖擺了多久?

心懷二意的人不要想從主那裡得什麼。(雅各書 1:7)

求主幫助我,在祢和祢的應許之地上,信心充足、站立得穩!
求主幫助我更親近你,讓我得見祢的榮面!