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:​永远的爱(2018-4-14)

作者: 葛培理布道团 来源:基督时报 蒙允转载2018年04月14日 10:23

永远的爱 IT WAS LOVE…

古时耶和华向以色列显现,说:“我以永远的爱爱你,因此我以慈爱吸引你。”  耶利米书 31:3

“Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with loving kindness have I drawn thee.  Jeremiah 31:3

因为神的爱,让先知的口中说出这样的话:“我们都如羊走迷;各人偏行己路;耶和华使我们众人的罪孽都归在他身上。”(赛53:6)因为爱,因为神全备的爱,让这些预言都得到应验。在一个特别的日子、特别的地点,神的儿子来到这个世界。因为爱,神的儿子和天父一样爱世人,眷顾生病的、苦难的、有罪的人。因为爱,耶稣基督甘愿贫乏,因着他的贫乏,我们得到富足。因为爱,神圣的爱,耶稣愿意受羞辱、责打。因为爱,他愿意被冤枉,被钉十字架,和强盗一样死去。他的复活,也不是为了复仇。

因为爱,耶稣没有叫天使来救他。因为爱,在他自己最痛苦的时候,把福音传给一个悔改的犯人,“耶稣啊,你得国降临的时候,求你记念我!”。因为爱,即使对那个讥笑他的犯人,他也只是祷告:“父啊!赦免他们;因为他们所做的,他们不晓得。”(路23:34 )

It was love, the love of God, that put words such as these into the mouths and hearts of the prophets: “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all” (Isaiah 53:6).It was love, the unerring love of God, that brought these prophecies into precise fulfillment. On a specific day marked on earth’s calendar and in a specific place marked on earth’s map, the Son of God came to this planet.It was love that prompted the Son of God to reflect the same affection for the world as did God the Father, and to show a selfless compassion to the sick, the distressed, and the sin-burdened.It was love that enabled Jesus Christ to become poor that we through His poverty might be rich.It was love, divine love, that made Him endure the cross despising the shame, and made Him endure the contradictions of sinners against Himself.It was love that restrained Him when He was falsely accused of blasphemy and was led to Golgotha to die with common thieves; He raised not a have  against His enemies.

It was nothing but love that kept Him from calling twelve legions of angels to come to His defense.It was love that made Him, in a moment of agonizing pain, pause and give life to a repentant sinner who cried, “Lord, remember me when Thou come into Thy kingdom!”It was love that, after every known torture devised by degenerate man had been heaped upon Him, caused Jesus to lift His voice and pray, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.” (Luke 23:34)


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