Reconciling Yourself to the Fact of Sin 承認罪的事實
Not being reconciled to the fact of sin— not recognizing it and refusing to deal with it— produces all the disasters in life. You may talk about the lofty virtues of human nature, but there is something in human nature that will mockingly laugh in the face of every principle you have. If you refuse to agree with the fact that there is wickedness and selfishness, something downright hateful and wrong, in human beings, when it attacks your life, instead of reconciling yourself to it, you will compromise with it and say that it is of no use to battle against it. Have you taken this “hour, and the power of darkness” into account, or do you have a view of yourself which includes no recognition of sin whatsoever? In your human relationships and friendships, have you reconciled yourself to the fact of sin? If not, just around the next corner you will find yourself trapped and you will compromise with it. But if you will reconcile yourself to the fact of sin, you will realize the danger immediately and say, “Yes, I see what this sin would mean.” The recognition of sin does not destroy the basis of friendship— it simply establishes a mutual respect for the fact that the basis of sinful life is disastrous. Always beware of any assessment of life which does not recognize the fact that there is sin.
Jesus Christ never trusted human nature, yet He was never cynical nor suspicious, because He had absolute trust in what He could do for human nature. The pure man or woman is the one who is shielded from harm, not the innocent person. The so-called innocent man or woman is never safe. Men and women have no business trying to be innocent; God demands that they be pure and virtuous. Innocence is the characteristic of a child. Any person is deserving of blame if he is unwilling to reconcile himself to the fact of sin.
WISDOM FROM OSWALD CHAMBERS
Am I getting nobler, better, more helpful, more humble, as I get older? Am I exhibiting the life that men take knowledge of as having been with Jesus, or am I getting more self-assertive, more deliberately determined to have my own way? It is a great thing to tell yourself the truth.
The Place of Help
06 月 24 日 承認罪的事實
現在卻是你們的時候，黑暗掌權了。（路 2 二 53） 不承認罪的事實，會帶來人生一切的禍患。你可以大談人性的尊嚴，可是人性中有一種東西，在你一切 的理想面前，會當面嗤笑你。你若不肯承認人性的邪惡自私，有根本上的罪過，這樣，當這些東西襲擊 你時，你就會與它妥協，並說抵抗也是沒用。你有沒有準備面對這個關頭，面對這黑暗的權勢？還是你 對自己的評價，沒有把罪算在內？你與親屬的關係，與朋友的關係，有沒有承認有罪的事實存在？若沒 有，不需多久，你就會被罪追上，與之妥協了。但若你承認罪的事實，就必立即覺察到危險——(對啦， 我知道這是什麼一回事了。)承認罪的事實，並不會破壞友情的根基，反而使彼此看清楚人生基本是可惡 的。
耶穌基督雖不信任人，卻不挑剔多疑，因為她深信為人有所不為。人得到安全的保障是由於清潔，而不 是因為無罪。無罪的人是不可靠的。成為無罪，不是人可以做到，只有神才可要求人潔淨敬虔。無邪是 孩童的特徵，但成人則要承認罪這事實。
Fear doesn’t shut you down. It wakes you up.（恐懼沒有阻撓你，而是喚醒了你! – 分歧者）
The biggest challenge in life is to be yourself in a world that is trying to shape you into something else.
Not from war four different ideologies, religious beliefs or ethnicity, and from the difference of the human personality, from the human heart evil.
“I think we made a mistake, I strengthen their own factions advantage in the process, began to belittle the other factions of the virtues. I do not want to do this, I want to own brave, selfless, intelligent, kind, honest and with.”
Another five seconds, as long as the fragile five seconds, I stood up in the face of all difficulties. Start time: one, two, three, four, five..
When some day, face their own when in doubt, if you don’t really want for their vocal and regret.
The result of all knowledge is superior to the urgent desire for power, which makes them astray.
Sometimes, your choices left to cry or laugh, laugh seems a bit better.
We must always be prepared for every contingency.