神爱世人,甚至将他的独生子赐给他们,叫一切信他的,
不至灭亡,反得永生。(约3:16)

【双语灵修】葛培理:上帝大有慈爱(2017-5-18)

作者: 葛培理 来源:基督时报 蒙允转载2017年05月18日 09:20

大有慈爱 Slow and Rich

读经

“耶和华有恩惠,有怜悯, 不轻易发怒,大有慈爱。 耶和华善待万民; 他的慈悲覆庇他一切所造的。” 诗篇 145:8-9

The Lord is merciful and compassionate, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. The Lord is good to everyone. He showers compassion on all his creation.  P S A LM 1 4 5 : 8 – 9

默想

星星还是那个星星,月亮还是那个月亮。上帝满有耐心、慈爱。他一直爱着世人,尽管他们一而再再而三悖逆他。上帝不会放弃世人,他希望和迷失的世人重新建立关系。上帝舍弃自己,为了救赎每一个世人,即使他们都拒绝。

对坏人,世人只会生气、报复,上帝却富有慈爱和恩典。如果人人都能以德报怨,给予理解、原谅、时间、支持,这个世界将多么美好!我们谁能拒绝这样的事呢?

The world is still here, isn’t it? God is a patient, loving God. He initiates and reinitiates love again and again and again. Even though people have repeatedly turned against him, God still desires that no one would perish apart from him. He longs to restore relationship with those he has made. He loves the world so much that he died for every single person. He did that even while they were doing the very things that rejected him.

What causes a normal person to react in anger and retaliation causes God to respond with another outburst of grace. If anyone else offered us this much latitude, this much time, this much empathy and support, we would have no excuse but to accept their kindness. How could any of us say no to such an amazing friend?

祷告

耶稣,谢谢你的耐心和饶恕。谢谢你一直帮助我,没有放弃我。 阿们!

Jesus, thank you for your patient forgiveness. You keep helping me along. Thank you for never giving up on me. Amen.

行动

请你大方地、有爱心地面对调皮的人,不要轻易发怒,要满有上帝的慈爱和怜悯。

Who can benefit from you being gracious and compassionate today? How can you express a slowness in anger and a richness in love toward them?


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