双语灵修 | 马太福音 24:42-44 你们也要预备

马太福音24:42-44 你们也要预备

42所以,你们要警醒,因为不知道你们的主是哪一天来到。43家主若知道几更天有贼来,就必警醒,不容人挖透房屋,这是你们所知道的。44所以,你们也要预备,因为你们想不到的时候,人子就来了。”

我很感谢神,他没有向我揭示末日什么时候会到来。我的罪性是最严重的拖延症患者,如果我知道审判日会在三天后到来,那我就会这样想,“我还有很多时间把我的生命安排好。”

我曾经和一位犯了奸淫罪的男士谈话,我叫他悔改,并且警告他,如果他不悔改,那么他的罪就不得赦免。他对我说,“我六个月以后再悔改可以吗?”我回答说,“我不知道你还有没有六个月,耶稣可能明天就来了。”过了一个周,他回到我面前,认罪并且悔改了。

我很感谢神,他没有告诉我们末日什么时候会到来。可能明天,也可能今天就来。神呼唤我们每一天都悔改,每一天都转离我们的罪,每一天都在耶稣的膀臂中找到赦免,每一天我们里面的新人找到为耶稣而活的原因,每一天我都被激励去和更多的人分享福音,不然就来不及了。

祷告:主耶稣啊,因为你决定不告诉我们你何时再来,所以我知道每一天我都必须殷勤和警醒。求你在我心里工作,使我每一天都有真诚的悔改和信心。求你激励我,使我尽可能的多的去和别人分享福音。主耶稣啊,愿你快来!阿们。

Matthew 24:42-44:  “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. 43 But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. 44 So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.

        I am thankful that God has chosen not to reveal to me when the last day comes. My sinful nature is a procrastinator of the worst kind. If I knew that Judgment Day was coming in three years, I would think to myself, “I have lots of time to get my life in order.”

         I once spoke to a man who was committing adultery. I called him to repentance and warned him that if he did not repent, his sins were not forgiven. He said to me, “What if I repent six months from now?” I answered him, “I don’t know if you will have six months. Jesus may come tomorrow.”  The following week he came back to me and confessed his sin and repented.

I am thankful that God has not told us when the last day will come. It may come tomorrow, or today. God calls us to repentance every single day. Every day we turn away from our sins. Every day we find forgiveness in the arms of Jesus. Every day we our new man finds reason to live for Jesus. Every day I am motivated to share the gospel with one more person before it’s too late. 

Prayer:  Lord Jesus, because you chose not to tell us when you will come again, I know that I must be vigilant and watchful every day. Work in my heart true repentance and faith every day. Move me to share the gospel with as many people as I can. And then, even so, come Lord Jesus!    Amen. 

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