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0831- You Can Make It Too! 你也可以成功!

Judges 6:12-14 (NKJV) And the Angel of the Lord appeared to him, and said to him, “The Lord is with you, you mighty man of valor!” Gideon said to Him, “O my lord, if the Lord is with us, why then has all this happened to us? And where are all His miracles which our fathers told us about, saying, ‘Did not the Lord bring us up from Egypt?’ But now the Lord has forsaken us and delivered us into the hands of the Midianites.” Then the Lord turned to him and said, “Go in this might of yours, and you shall save Israel from the hand of the Midianites. Have I not sent you?”Although Gideon was included in the “Hall Of Faith” in chapter 11 of the Book Of Hebrews, he, like all the other Old Testament saints mentioned there, was not perfect, without weaknesses or struggles in his life. In fact, the Bible is very truthful in its recording of some of their imperfections, sins and questions that they had for God. As human beings, they were just like us, filled with doubts and struggles, but they chose to have faith in God despite the challenges that they faced. Therefore, take courage that if these characters can make it, so can we!God will always raise up someone whenever there is a problem or a crisis, and every person that God chooses will have their own struggles, inadequacies and flaws. God doesn’t call the equipped and the perfect, because there is nobody who is worthy, but He does equip those who are called! Every one of us has a unique calling in our lives. Although not everyone is called to full time ministry, every form of profession that we hold is a calling and a form of worship to God—we are called to be the salt and the light of the world. In fact, by maintaining that peace, love and joy in our lives in the midst of the current ever-changing environment is already a great testimony for the Lord.

The three questions that Gideon asked are very relevant to our lives now. In fact, these may be the questions that we have either been asking ourselves inwardly or outwardly.

If God is with us, then why did all this happen to us?
Why don’t we witness all the exploits that we read about in the Bible today?
Has God forsaken us?

Take heart that all these three questions were answered when Gideon responded to God’s call and saw the deliverance of the Lord. Likewise, we will have to respond in trusting God by placing our faith in Him as we experience the current challenges.

Sermon Series: You Are in the Hall of Faith! (Part 1)


士师记6:12-14 耶和华的使者向基甸显现,对他说:「大能的勇士啊,耶和华与你同在!」 13基甸说:「主啊,耶和华若与我们同在,我们何至遭遇这一切事呢?我们的列祖不是向我们说『耶和华领我们从埃及上来』吗?他那样奇妙的作为在哪里呢?现在他却丢弃我们,将我们交在米甸人手里。」 14耶和华观看基甸,说:「你靠着你这能力去从米甸人手里拯救以色列人,不是我差遣你去的吗?」

基甸虽然被列入了希伯来书11章里的信心之殿, 但如同其他旧约圣徒一样, 他并不完美, 他的生命中也不乏软弱及挣扎. 事实上, 圣经真实地记录了他们的不完美, 过犯以及他们对上帝的质疑. 作为人, 他们和我们一样, 充满了疑惑和挣扎, 但无论他们遇到怎样的挑战, 他们都主动选择了信靠神. 因此, 我们要鼓起勇气相信 – 如果他们可以成功做到, 我们也可以.

每当出现问题或危机时, 神总是会兴起某一个人, 神所选定的人必有各自的挣扎, 不足及缺陷. 神并没有呼召一个装备齐全而且完美的人, 原因是, 无人满足条件. 相反, 神的做法是先呼召一个人, 然后再装备此人. 我们每个人都有特定的生命呼召. 尽管不是每一个人都蒙召作全职事奉,我们每个人的各自专业也都是呼召, 是对神的一种敬拜 – 我们蒙召作世界的光和盐. 事实上, 在目前这种变幻莫测的环境下, 能够在生活中保持平安, 爱和喜乐已经是为主作了很棒的见证。

基甸所问的三个问题与我们现在的生活也是很相关的. 事实上,一直都是我们对自己的扪心自问或是向外的发问。


请留意 – 当基甸回应神的呼召时, 这三个问题便得到了答案, 基甸也看见了神的救恩. 同样,在我们遭遇目前之挑战的当下,我们必须凭着信心回应神,把信心放在祂里面。