202204271637晨興聖言-神在信仰裏的經綸(W1-6)

第一週■週六


二 在加拉太二章二十節,使徒保羅說,『我…所活的生命,是我在神兒子的信裏,與祂聯結所活的』:

1 『神兒子的信』是指在我們裏面耶穌基督的信,這信成了我們憑以相信祂的信—16、20 節,三22。

2 當我們寶貴祂,祂就使信產生在我們裏面,使我們能相信祂—太十七5,來十二2。

3 根據我們基督徒的經歷,在我們裏面運行那真實而活的信,不只是『屬於基督』的,也是『在基督裏的』—羅三22、26,加二16、20:

a 保羅的思想乃是,信是屬於基督的,也是在基督裏的—16、20 節。

b 信不只和那已經注入我們裏面的基督有關,也和那正在不斷將祂自己注入我們裏面的基督有關。

c 當基督在我們裏面運行,祂就成爲我們的信;這信是屬於祂的,也是在祂裏面的。

4 經歷基督活在我們裏面的祕訣,啓示於『在…信裏』一辭—20 節:

a 保羅憑着在神兒子裏面並屬於神兒子的信而活。

b 我們所需要的信,不僅是在神兒子裏面的信,更是屬於神兒子的信;我們只有在這信裏並憑着這信,纔能完成神在信仰裏的經綸—20 節,提前一4。

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加二20『我已經與基督同釘十字架;現在活着的,不再是我,乃是基督在我裏面活着;並且我如今在肉身裏所活的生命,是我在神兒子的信裏,與祂聯結所活的…。』

羅三26『爲着在今時顯示祂的義,使祂能是義的,也能稱那以信耶穌爲本的人爲義。』

   藉着我們與基督生機的聯結,我們就有分於基督一切的所是和所有。這種聯結一發生,在神眼中,基督就成爲我們,我們也與祂成爲一。惟有如此,我們纔能在神面前得稱義。

   很多基督徒對因信稱義只有道理上的領會。按照他們的觀念,基督是那義者,那在神面前、在寶座上公義的一位。當我們相信基督,神就算基督爲我們的義。這種對稱義的領會非常膚淺。我們要因信基督得稱義,就需要因着珍賞主耶穌的寶貴而相信祂。當基督的寶貴藉着福音的傳揚注入我們裏面時,我們自然而然就珍賞主,並呼求祂。這是真正的相信。藉着這樣的相信,我們與基督就成爲一。所以,神必須算祂爲我們的義。…我們聽了福音,就開始覺得主的寶貴。這生發活的信,將我們生機的聯於基督。從那時起,基督和我們就在生命和實際上成爲一。所以,因信稱義不僅僅是地位的事,也是生機的事,在生命裏的事。藉着我們珍賞基督所產生活的信,與祂生機的聯結就自然而然得以完成。這就是藉着信基督得稱義(新約總論第十一册,三○至三一頁)。

信息選讀

   〔加拉太二章二十節中〕『神兒子』這名稱,是指基督的人位,爲着分賜神的生命到我們裏面。因此,我們在信裏活神的生命,這信乃是在神的兒子這賜生命者裏面。神的兒子愛我們,特意爲我們捨了自己,使祂能將神的生命分賜到我們裏面。我們如今在肉身裏所活的生命,不是白阿司(bios)—肉身的生命,也不是樸宿克(psuche)—魂的生命,乃是奏厄(zoe)—屬靈、神聖的生命。…我們活神聖的生命,就是活我們靈裏屬靈的生命,〔不是憑着眼見,也不是憑着感覺,〕乃是藉着運用信,這信是由賜生命之靈的同在所激發的。

   經歷基督活在我們裏面的祕訣,啓示於二十節的『在…信裏』一辭。保羅憑以活着的,不是他自己的信;他所憑以活着的信,旣是在神的兒子裏,也是屬於神的兒子。這指明我們需要憑一種信而活;然而,這種信不是我們自己有的;這信乃是神兒子的信。我們所需要的信,不僅是在基督裏,也是屬於基督的。這個信是祂的,不是我們的,但我們能在這個信裏。

   保羅說到信時,是說『神兒子的信』,這個說法含示這節所題的信,是屬於神兒子的信,就是祂自己所擁有的信。然而,這辭的意思也是『在神兒子裏的信』。…根據我們基督徒的經歷,在我們裏面運行那真實而活的信,不只是『屬於基督』的,也是『在基督裏』的。因此,保羅在這裏的意思,實際上就是『屬於基督的,並在基督裏的信』。

   主注入我們裏面以後,就自然而然成爲我們的信。一面,這信是屬於基督的;另一面,這信是在基督裏的。這信乃是基督向我們啓示出來,並注入我們裏面。信不只和那已經注入我們裏面的基督有關,也和那正在不斷將祂自己注入我們裏面的基督有關。當基督在我們裏面運行,祂就成爲我們的信。這信是屬於祂的,也是在祂裏面的(新約總論第十一册,三九至四一頁)。

參讀:新約總論第二册,一百二十八、三百二十五篇;長老訓練第七册,第三章。

WEEK 1 — DAY 6


B. In Galatians 2:20 the apostle Paul says, “I live in faith, the faith of the Son of God”:

1. The faith of the Son of God refers to the faith of Jesus Christ in us, which becomes the faith by which we believe in Him—vv. 16, 20; 3:22.

2. As we treasure Him, He causes faith to be generated in us, enabling us to believe in Him—Matt. 17:5; Heb. 12:2.

3. According to our Christian experience, the genuine living faith that operates in us is not only of Christ but also in Christ—Rom. 3:22, 26; Gal. 2:16, 20:

a. Paul's thought is that the faith is both of Christ and in Christ—vv. 16, 20.

b. Faith is related not only to the Christ who has been infused into us but also to the Christ who is continually infusing Himself into us.

c. As Christ operates in us, He becomes our faith; this faith is of Him and also in Him.

4. A secret of experiencing Christ living in us is revealed in the words in faith—v. 20:

a. Paul lived by the faith that is both in and of the Son of God.

b. The faith that we need is not only faith in the Son of God but also faith of the Son of God; in and by this faith we can carry out God's economy in faith—v. 20; 1 Tim. 1:4.

Morning Nourishment

Gal. 2:20 I am crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live in faith, the faith of the Son of God…

Rom. 3:26 …So that He might be righteous and the One who justifies him who is of the faith of Jesus.

   Through our organic union with Christ, we share whatever Christ is and has. As soon as this union takes place, in the eyes of God Christ becomes us, and we become one with Him. Only in this way can we be justified before God.

   Many Christians have a mere doctrinal understanding of justification by faith. According to their concept, Christ is the just One, the righteous One on the throne in the presence of God. When we believe in Christ, God reckons Christ to be our righteousness. This understanding of justification is very shallow. In order to be justified by faith in Christ, we need to believe in the Lord Jesus out of an appreciation of His preciousness. As Christ’s preciousness is infused into us through the preaching of the gospel, we spontaneously appreciate the Lord and call on Him. This is genuine believing. Through such a believing, we and Christ become one. Therefore, God must reckon Him as our righteousness. When we heard the gospel, we began to sense the Lord’s preciousness. This gave rise to the living faith that joined us to Christ organically. From that time onward, Christ and we became one in life and in reality. Therefore, justification by faith is not merely a matter of position. It is also an organic matter, a matter in life. The organic union with Christ is accomplished spontaneously through the living faith produced by our appreciation of Him. This is to be justified through faith in Christ. (The Conclusion of the New Testament, p. 3274)

Today's Reading

   The expression the Son of God [in Galatians 2:20] denotes Christ’s person, which is for the impartation of God’s life into us. Hence, the faith in which we live God’s life is in the Son of God, the life-imparting One. The Son of God loved us and purposely gave Himself up for us that He might impart the divine life into us. The life which we now live in the flesh is not bios, the physical life, or psuche, the soulish life, but zoe, the spiritual and divine life… The divine life, the spiritual life in our spirit, is lived [not by sight or feeling but] by the exercise of faith, which is stimulated by the presence of the lifegiving Spirit.

   One secret of experiencing Christ living in us is revealed in a phrase in Galatians 2:20—in faith. Paul did not live by his own faith; he lived by the faith that is both in and of the Son of God. This indicates that we need to live by a certain kind of faith. However, this faith is not something that we ourselves have. Rather, it is the faith of the Son of God. What we need is not only faith that is in Christ but also faith that is of Christ. The faith is His, not ours, but we can be in this faith.

   In speaking of faith, Paul refers to “the faith of the Son of God.” This expression implies that the faith mentioned in this verse is… the faith which He Himself possesses. However, this phrase also means faith in the Son of God. According to our Christian experience, the genuine living faith which operates in us is not only of Christ but also in Christ. Hence, Paul’s meaning here actually is “the faith of and in Christ.”

   After the Lord has been infused into us, He spontaneously becomes our faith. On the one hand, this faith is of Christ; on the other hand, it is in Christ. This faith is Christ revealed to us and infused into us. Faith is related not only to the Christ who has been infused into us but also to the Christ who is continually infusing Himself into us. As Christ operates in us, He becomes our faith. This faith is of Him and also in Him. (The Conclusion of the New Testament, pp. 3280-3281)

Further Reading: The Conclusion of the New Testament, msgs. 2, 128, 325; CWWL, 1986, vol. 1, “Elders’ Training, Book 7: One Accord for the Lord’s Move,” ch. 3

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