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:神爱世人(2017-11-13)

作者: 葛培理 来源:基督时报 蒙允转载2017年11月13日 20:36

神爱世人 God loved the world

读经 

“看哪,天和天上的天,地和地上所有的,都属耶和华—你的上帝。 耶和华但喜悦你的列祖,爱他们,从万民中拣选他们的后裔,就是你们,像今日一样。”  申命记 10:14-15 

Look, the highest heavens and the earth and everything in it all belong to the Lord your God. Yet the Lord chose your ancestors as the objects of his love. And he chose you, their descendants, above all other nations, as is evident today.  D E U T E RONOMY 1 0 : 1 4 – 1 5

默想 

在他所有的创造中,上帝最喜悦还是他拣选的子民。不管上帝的产业多么富足,也不管人的光景如何惨淡,上帝还是把人当成最宝贵的财富。

耶稣对尼哥底母说“上帝爱世人,甚至将他的独生儿子赐给他们,叫一切信他的不至灭亡、反得永生”(约3:16)。换句话说,即便人处在要灭亡的生死关头,因为上帝的爱,人还有希望重新开始。整本圣经,都是关于上帝对人的不舍弃的爱和赦免 (罗3:23–24)。诗篇反复赞美上帝的奇妙的创造,但他唯独最爱的是人(参诗8:5)。先知以赛亚看到人的堕落,但是上帝愿意承担人的软弱、痛苦,甚至审判(参赛53:4–6)。 

上帝真的爱人,这就是恩典。

Of the entirety of his creation, God’s greatest joy is reserved for his chosen people. For regardless of how much God possesses, and regardless of how broken people become, his most esteemed treasure is humanity.

To Nicodemus, Jesus said, “For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16). In other words, people were in a state of perishing, yet because of his deep love for his people God chose to initiate the process by which his people could be reclaimed. In the whole of the Bible, it is clear that God is holy, yet he has chosen to offer forgiveness to people (Romans 3:23–24). The Psalms resound with wonder as they recognize that creation is so marvelous, yet God gives humankind his utmost affection (Psalm 8:5). Isaiah reveals that humanity has gone astray, yet the Suffering Servant of God will carry humanity’s weakness, sorrow, and punishment (Isaiah 53:4–6).

The yet of God is a wonderful gift indeed.

祷告

耶稣,我是个罪人,但是你依然爱我!谢谢你,阿们!

Jesus, I am a sinner and yet you love me. Thank you! Amen.

行动

默想上帝的爱和恩典。谢谢上帝借着主耶稣给我们的大爱。

Take a few moments and allow yourself to be overcome by the yet of God. Give thanks for his amazing love that is found in Christ Jesus.


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