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:美好的仗(2017-10-11)

作者: 葛培理 来源:基督时报 蒙允转载2017年10月11日 12:16

美好的仗 The Good Fight

读经

“但你这属上帝的人要逃避这些事,追求公义、敬虔、信心、爱心、忍耐、温柔。 你要为真道打那美好的仗,持定永生。你为此被召,也在许多见证人面前,已经作了那美好的见证。”  提摩太前书 6:11-12 

But you, Timothy, are a man of God; so run from all these evil things. Pursue righteousness and a godly life, along with faith, love, perseverance, and gentleness. Fight the good fight for the true faith. Hold tightly to the eternal life to which God has called you, which you have declared so well before many witnesses.  1 T IMOT H Y 6 : 1 1 – 1 2

默想 

有没有人教你不要像小孩子那样喜欢打架?不管是谁教的,这个观点并不完全正确。面对非正义的事情,你必须学习争取,或者说,学习反抗、斗争。你不能在这个罪恶的世界面前无动于衷、束手就擒,你当为正义挺身而出,为真理英勇作战。只要是对抗魔鬼的,一切斗争、反抗、运动,你都当参加。你当靠着耶稣的恩典和慈爱,为他打美好的仗。

是的,你会发现,很多人不敢站起来,不敢和你一起,不敢理解你为何冒这些风险,甚至是牺牲性命。但是,你要谨守自己的呼召和使命,也要团结更多的人支持你。

Were you ever told not to fight as a child? Did you know that whoever told you that was wrong? You are supposed to fight at times. You aren’t supposed to just let yourself fall apart, and you aren’t supposed to just let the world crumble around you. You are supposed to stand up for what is right and repel what harms the people of this planet. You are supposed to join in the struggle, the resistance movement, the revolution that refuses to allow evil to have its way. You are supposed to pick up the weapons of Jesus’ powerful grace and mercy and wield his enduring love.

You may, at first, find that others are afraid to stand with you or afraid to understand why you take risks to represent Jesus. But hold tight to this calling and don’t hesitate to call others to unite with you.

祷告

耶稣,在这个沦丧的世界,你用爱在征战。谢谢你邀请我一起参加战斗。阿们。

Jesus, in this world’s struggle against good, you fought with an unyielding love. Thank you for inviting me to join you. Amen.

行动

找一个可以一起祷告的弟兄姊妹,为你社区灵命复兴祷告。

Find other followers of Jesus and start a weekly prayer meeting for the revival of your community.


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