標 題： 你是否受造完全？
經 節： 祂雖然為兒子，還是因所受的苦難學了順從。祂既得以完全，就為凡順從祂的人成了永遠得救的根源。（希伯來書五章8∼9節）
You Being Made Perfect?
He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered. 9 And
having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who
obey Him. (Heb 5:8-9)
There is a positive aspect to suffering.
We all endure suffering to some degree, but the good news is that through it we
can become like Jesus. Are you willing to pay whatever price is necessary in
order to become like Christ? There are some things that God can build into your
life only through suffering. Even Jesus, the sinless Son of God, was complete
only after He had endured the suffering His Father had set before Him. Once He
had suffered, He was the complete, mature, and perfect Savior through whom an
entire world could find salvation.
If you become bitter over your hardships,
you close some parts of your life from God. If you do this, you will never be
complete. Some places in your soul can be reached only by suffering. The Spirit
of God has important things to teach you, but you can only learn these lessons
in the midst of your trials. King Saul was made king without ever enduring
hardship, but he never developed the character or maturity to handle God’s
assignment. David spent years in suffering and heartache. When he finally
ascended the throne, he was a man after God’s own heart.
Don’t resent the suffering God allows in your
life. Don’t make all your decisions and invest everything you have into
avoiding hardship. God did not spare His own Son. How can we expect Him to
spare us? Learn obedience even when it hurts!