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:上帝的视角(2017-11-17)

作者: 葛培理 来源:基督时报 蒙允转载2017年11月17日 14:15

上帝的视角 Look at What God Looks At

读经

“耶和华却对 撒母耳 说:“不要看他的外貌和他身材高大,我不拣选他。因为, 耶和华 不像人看人:人是看外貌;耶和华是看内心。”  撒母耳记上 16:7

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Don’t judge by his appearance or height, for I have rejected him. The Lord doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”  1 S AMU E L 1 6 : 7

默想

我们喜欢看帅哥美女。我们追求时尚、跟进潮流,我们注重衣着打扮并为之付出很多精力和金钱。我们喜欢电影里的台词:你真漂亮,不是感觉上漂亮,是真的漂亮。这个世界历来如此。

三千年前,以色列要立王。耶和华要先知撒母耳从伯利恒的牧羊人耶西家选一个儿子。当撒母耳看到耶西的长子以利押的时候,他认为已经找到了。因为以利押高大英俊。但是耶和华责怪了撒母耳。因为上帝看事情和我们人不同。他不是看我们的外表,而是我们的内心。

We love looking at good-looking people. We elevate the glamorous, we celebrate the stylish, we exalt the pretty face, and we spend a lot of time and energy and money on cosmetics. As Billy Crystal’s old character, Frenando, used to say, “Yooouuuu look marvelous! And it’s better to look good than to feel good, you know what I’m saying to you, darling?”The world has bought into this ideology for a long time.

Three thousand years ago, Israel was searching for a king. The Lord told the prophet Samuel to anoint a king from the family of Jesse, a shepherd from Bethlehem. As Jesse’s oldest son, Eliab, was presented to Samuel, the prophet was convinced he had the “looks” of the next king. But the Lord gave Samuel a bit of a rebuke. For God sees things differently than we are initially inclined to see. The Lord is concerned about something other than good looks—he cares about our hearts.

祷告

主耶稣,我更愿意看重与你的关系,我内心的美,而不是外在的虔诚。阿们。

Lord Jesus, help me care more about my relationship with you and my heart for others than a shallow approach to life. Amen.

行动

不要用手机自拍。拍别人,拍那些美好的事物。

Don’t take a selfie for the entire next week. Instead, take pictures that highlight others doing good things (would that be called an “otherie”?).


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