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:为公义发声(2017-9-12)

作者: 葛培理 来源:基督时报 蒙允转载2017年09月12日 10:38

为公义发声 Speak Up

读经

“你当开口按公义判断, 为困苦和穷乏的辨屈。”  箴言 31:9 

Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice.  P R O V E R B S 3 1 : 9

默想

“什么?你刚才说了什么?”

公义,是一个过程,在这个过程中,人与上帝的美好关系得到恢复。公义,必然与一切非公义作斗争。公义,要人们重新找回尊严,甚至性命。公义,就是安抚受伤的灵魂,赦免穷人的债务,劝慰那些有困难的。公义,要无希望的有盼望,要无声的发出声。上帝,要你为那些绝望的、受压迫的说话,让他们站起来,回到上帝的恩典里面。

当然,你与上帝同工,找回他的公义,你要付出代价。你一定会付出代价。你要付出资源、会变得不舒适。你要付出努力、爱心。公义,不是要你简单的报复一方、同情一方,而是你整个人的投入和努力。公义,对你可能就是不公平,因为你要无私的付出和牺牲。

“What? Did you say something?”

Justice is the process of restoring people to their created relationship with God. Justice fights against whatever it is that unjustly shackles. It gives dignity to those who are being crushed, and it fights for life for those whose lives are being cut off. It lifts up downtrodden souls, forgives the debts of those who have fallen short, and advocates for those who are trapped in unbreakable cycles. Justice gives more hope to those who hope less. It gives voice to shut mouths. It speaks up and lifts up and rises up on behalf of those who are caught in the despair and oppression of this broken world.

But if you act in justice, it will cost you something. In fact, it must cost you something. Justice impoverishes your resources and it disturbs your comfort. Justice takes your effort, your compassion, and your determination. It doesn’t take your revenge, your pity, or your charity. Justice takes you. In other words, justice isn’t fair—it is love.

祷告

耶稣,让我去关爱那些社会底层的人,不是为自己的原因,而是为了上帝的公义。阿们。

Jesus, let me love. Not for my own sake, but for the sake of others. Amen.

行动

你身边有谁需要帮助?你要为他们说话,帮助他们。

Whom do you know that needs an advocate today? Creatively think of a way you could speak up on their behalf.


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