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​【双语灵修】葛培理:​实事求是(2017-8-11)

作者: 葛培理 来源:基督时报 蒙允转载2017年08月11日 10:35

实事求是 Keep Your Word

读经

“你们的话,是,就说是;不是,就说不是;若再多说就是出于那恶者 。”  马太福音 5:37

“Just say a simple, ‘Yes, I will,’ or ‘No, I won’t.’ Anything beyond this is from the evil one.”  MAT T H EW 5 : 3 7

默想

是不是有很多人喜欢驳嘴和狡辩?他们在回答问题时,总是搞得不清不楚、糊里糊涂,要么因为他们做错事不敢承认,要么因为他们担心伤害别人,要么因为他们自己不敢做决定。看看那些政客、玩偶,还有几个有真正信心和诚实?

简单说一个字“是”不足以说明问题。与主同行,靠主得力,别人才能真正相信你。让你的话语跟随耶稣的脚步,站的稳,行的正。不要因为政治正确或者社会流行,你就随波逐流。不要因为不舒服,就放弃诚实的品质。回答问题要清清楚楚,表达观点要诚心诚意。假以时日,人们必然信任你,愿意听取你的意见。

Do you marinate your explanations with all kinds of filler words and excuses? A lot of people soak their answers in mazes of confusion and alibis because they are either too afraid to be honest, too afraid to hurt someone’s feelings, or just too afraid to make up their mind. From politicians to puppets, confidence and clarity are rare traits of character these days.

Simply let your yes stand for itself and your no be well defined. Gain your assurance of integrity from your walk with Jesus. Let your words stand firmly in him. Don’t compromise your character by pandering to what seems politically correct or presently popular. Don’t avoid honesty just to get out of an uncomfortable situation. Make your responses with clarity, your promises with conviction, and your comments with constructive truth and caring fairness. In the long run people will trust you and will seek your wisdom.

祷告

耶稣,让我实事求是,说话清楚,言出必行。阿们。

Lord Jesus, give me clarity to clearly articulate what you want me to say, and then conviction to back it up. Amen.

行动

如果今天有人问你问题,清楚地回答他。要学会诚实,不要虚假。

If someone asks you a direct question today, try answering succinctly and clearly. Give thought and honesty to your words. Don’t meander around speaking the truth.


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