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0730 – Grace for Life 生命的恩典

Proverbs 23:7a (NKJV) “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.”The mind determines the action, attitude and values in life. This is especially so in the area of relationship, marriage, habitual sin or failure in business. When we encounter problems in such areas, there is a loss of peace in our lives towards people and God. Therefore, since the mind determines our actions, we need to be renewed in our mind so that we are led by the Holy Spirit, the Word of God, and righteousness.

While God has made grace available for us in our lives, we should know that it does not come automatically. God gives grace to those who put themselves in a position to receive and submit to Him. We approach God boldly, yet with humility towards His throne of grace for help in order to live a victorious Christian life. God will then give those who approach Him this way to receive the strength of Christ to work in and out of the believer in order to bear the troubles in life.

Hebrews 4:15-16 (NKJV) “For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”

This applies to all areas of life including business.

Proverbs 10:22 (NKJV) “The blessing of the LORD makes one rich, and He adds no sorrow with it.”

Pressure from the world to conform or compromise in order to get a certain deal or outcome may challenge Christians who want to stand by their values and principles. Such situations are common in business and we really need the grace of God to survive the business world.

However, our mind must be set on things above. Then we can be in the position of receiving the grace of God. As seen in the example from the book of Daniel 3:8-30, we see Shadrah, Meshach and Abed-Nego standing firm in faith, and we see a divine reversal of fortunes because of God’s grace. What the devil meant for evil, God turned it around for good and for His glory! The king Nebuchanezzar even acknowledged God as the Almighty who delivered and promoted the three friends!

May we be like these three friends who stood firm despite the pressure and they received God’s grace abundantly.

Sermon Series: Grace for Life (Part 2)


生命的恩典

箴23:7a因为他心怎样思量,他为人就是怎样。

思维决定生活中的行动,态度和价值观。 在关系,婚姻,习惯性的犯罪或生意失败等方面尤其如此。当我们在这些方面遇到问题时,我们就在生命中失去了对人和对神的平安。 于是,因为思想决定了我们的行动,我们就需要更新思想,使我们被圣灵,上帝的道和公义所带领。

当上帝在我们的生命中为我们预备好恩典之时,我们应该知道,恩典不会自动来到。上帝施恩给那些使自己置身于一个领受和顺服祂的位置的人。我们坦然无惧而又谦卑地就近上帝,来到祂的施恩宝座前寻求帮助,好活出一个得胜的基督徒生命。 然后,上帝会赐予那些以这种方式接近他的人,使他们接受基督的力量,在信徒的身上从里到外地动工,好承受生命中的患难。

希伯来书来4:15-16 因我们的大祭司并非不能体恤我们的软弱,他也曾凡事受过试探,与我们一样;只是他没有犯罪。所以我们只管坦然无惧地来到施恩的宝座前,为要得怜恤,蒙恩惠,作随时的帮助。

这适用于生活的所有领域,包括商业。

箴10:22 耶和华所赐的福,使人富足,并不加上忧虑。

为了作成一单生意或达到某个结果而面临顺从或妥协于世界的压力,这可能会挑战那些想要坚持自己的价值观和原则的基督徒。 这种情况在商业中很常见,我们确实需要上帝的恩典才能在这商业世界中生存。、

但是,我们必须对上述事情立下决心。 这样我们就处在了一个领受上帝恩典的立场。 从但以理书3:8-30的例子中可以看出,我们看到沙得拉(Shadrah),米煞、(Meshach)和亚伯尼歌(Abed-Nego)坚定地持守信仰,并且由于上帝的恩典,我们看到了命运的神圣逆转。魔鬼的本意是要作恶,而上帝为了自己的荣耀将其永远地扭转了! 尼布甲尼撒国王甚至承认上帝是全能的人,将那三个朋友释放了,甚至还高升了他们!

愿我们像这三个朋友一样,在压力之下仍然坚定不移,他们领受到了上帝丰盛的恩典。

讲章系列:生命的恩典(第二部分)