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:生命信息(2017-11-14)

作者: 葛培理 来源:基督时报 蒙允转载2017年11月14日 20:38

生命信息 Information

读经 

“你岂不曾知道吗? 你岂不曾听见吗? 永在的上帝耶和华,创造地极的主 ,并不疲乏,也不困倦; 他的智慧无法测度。 疲乏的,他赐能力; 软弱的,他加力量。 就是少年人也要疲乏困倦; 强壮的也必全然跌倒。 但那等候耶和华的必从新得力。 他们必如鹰展翅上腾; 他们奔跑却不困倦, 行走却不疲乏。”  以赛亚书 40:28-31

Have you never heard? Have you never understood? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of his understanding. He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion. But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.  I S A I A H 4 0 : 2 8 – 3 1

默想 

我们已经进入信息时代。我们有很多途径获得信息、搜索信息,这些信息给我们资源和力量。我们已经活在信息社会。我们打开圣经,也是在搜索信息,如同打开谷歌。我们寻求关于上帝的信息,关于生命、信仰、决志的信息,也关于家庭、工作、友谊的信息等等。

但是,圣经不是只提供信息,虽然圣经也包含了大量的信息和资料。圣经的目的是要我们成为上帝的子民。上帝的话语是要塑造和转化我们的生命,让我们靠着上帝得力量和智慧。

Information gives us control. We access information, we search for it, and that information gives us power. Because we live in an informationdriven world, we tend to open the Bible for information, like some archaic magical Google. We look for information about God, about life, about faith, about a decision, about parenting, about work, etcetera.

The Bible wasn’t written to fill our heads with information, however. It’s true that within its pages the Bible contains some interesting and helpful material. But even more than solid information, the Word of God is focused on our formation as God’s people. The Bible exists so that we can be shaped and transformed and empowered by God.

祷告

耶稣,靠着你的话语改变 我。阿们。

Jesus, change me through your Word. Amen.

行动

祷告,读以赛亚书。思考上帝如何塑造你。

Read prayerfully through these verses from Isaiah a few times. As you do so, ask God how he would like to form you today.


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