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基督受試探
作者:讀經:馬太福音四章1至11節

撒但總是在我們經歷了神的祝福之後,伺機前來攻擊我們。耶穌在接受洗禮後,也遇到祂的敵人撒但的猛烈攻擊。我們經常受到不同形式的試探;可是,耶穌此刻所受的卻是非常嚴峻的試探,遠超過我們平常的經歷。

耶穌面對三個試探,每次祂都引用申命記的一節經文來勝過它。神的話語乃聖靈的寶劍,是我們抵擋撒但的最重要武器之一。

時移世易,但人類所面對的試探卻始終不變。撒但首先想引導基督質疑父神的愛,以致做出違背神心意的事情。耶穌在受洗之後,父神豈不是對祂說:「你是我的愛子」嗎?撒但此刻對祂所說的話,無疑是想促使祂質疑父神的愛:「神如果愛我,為何要我在曠野捱餓呢?為何不把石頭變成餅讓我充飢呢?」

接著,撒但又說:「你快要開展你的事奉,你一定希望有一大班人來跟隨你的。只要你做出一些驚人之舉,就會吸引很多人來聽你了。」然而,神是按照祂的時間來進行計劃,祂會用祂的方式吸引萬人來歸向基督;神不需要我們用自己的方法來成就祂的計劃。

最後,撒但帶耶穌來到一座最高的山上,對祂說:「只要你俯伏拜我,我就會把這世界的一切給你。」撒但為祂提供了一條贏取世界的捷徑,但祂卻知道只能走十字架的道路。祂是神的兒子,又豈能向撒但下拜?

撒但最終敗退;但他顯然會回來,伺機再試探主,雖然他最後都不成功。

希伯來書的作者告訴我們,基督凡事受過試探,因此,祂知道我們落入試探的感受。這豈不是很難能可貴!我們這位在天上的大祭司清楚知道我們受試探的感受!當我們遇見試探時,只要祈求祂的幫助,祂必使我們得勝。

反思:基督藉著神的話語來擊退撒但,我能夠像祂一樣嗎?我熟悉神的話語嗎?

CHRIST‵S TEMPTATION

BIBLE READING:Matthew 4:1-11

So often after a day or moments of blessing, there comes an attack by Satan. Following his baptism, Jesus came face to face with his enemy and ours, Satan himself. We are often tempted but the temptations of Christ were more intense than anything we have ever faced.

There were three temptations and each time Christ used a part of a verse from the book of Deuteronomy. The Word of God is the sword of the Spirit. It is still one of our great weapons to defeat Satan.

Temptation hasn‵t changed through the years. Satan tried to make Christ think harshly of his Father and to act out of God‵s will. The Father‵s words were ‵This is my beloved Son‵.
Satan‵s suggestion was ‵If you are God‵s Son why are you starving in a wilderness? Why not make bread out of these stones?‵

Then Satan said ‵You are beginning your ministry. You want to get a crowd to follow you. Do something spectacular and people will come to hear you.‵ But God never wants us to go ahead of his plan. In God‵s own time, and in his own way Christ would draw all men to himself.

Finally Satan came out in the open and said ‵I want you to worship me‵. He offered Christ an easy way to win the world, but Christ knew that the only way was by his death on the cross. As God‵s Son, he could never allow himself to bow to Satan.

Satan left the scene defeated. No doubt he tried again and again to tempt Christ but always without success.

The writer to the Hebrews tells us that Christ was tempted in every possible way. Therefore he knows how we feel when we are tempted. Isn‵t it wonderful? Our heavenly High Priest knows what it is like to be tempted! He can give us victory over any temptation if we ask him.

A THOUGHT:Christ defeated Satan by using God‵s Word.How much of God‵s Word do we know?


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延伸閱讀:
真誠的認罪 【讀經:但以理書九章1至14節】
耶利米書(十一) 【康來昌查經系列】
思想神話 【五月20日】


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