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】葛培理布道团:十架成就的救恩(2018.10.16)

作者: 葛培理 来源:基督时报2018年10月16日 09:10

“因为 父 喜欢叫一切的丰盛在他里面居住。 既然借着他在十字架上所流的血成就了和平,便借着他叫万有—无论是地上的、天上的—都与自己和好了。”歌罗西书 1:19-20

For in him [Christ] all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross. Colossians 1:19-20, RSV

我的同工Cliff Barrows跟我讲过一个他自己家的故事。曾经因为他的孩子不听话,他替他们受了惩罚。“他们做了一些我不允许的事情。我警告他们如果再犯,我要惩罚他们。结果他们还是再犯了。我很生气,但是我又不忍心惩罚他们。”很多父亲就是这样的陷入两难,打孩子疼在心里,特别是他们还很小的时候。”那时候Bobby和Bettie很小。我带他们到我房间。我脱下我的衬衫,解下我的皮带。然后我叫他们每个人抽打我十下。他们哭喊,他们不愿意的。但是我告诉他们,必须有人接受惩罚。于是在后悔和痛哭中,他们抽打了我。我必须承认,真的很疼。但是,我再也不需要这样做了。因为他们明白了人生的道理。最后我们一起祷告,完美的结局。”

同样,我们要铭记主耶稣基督,就是为我们的罪,无论是过去、现在还是未来,他受死在十字架上,成就了和好。

My friend and associate Cliff Barrows told me this story about bearing punishment. He recalled the time when he took the punishment for his children when they had disobeyed. “They had done something I had forbidden them to do. I told them if they did the same thing again I would have to discipline them. When I returned from work and found that they hadn’t minded me, the heart went out of me. I just couldn’t discipline them.”Any loving father can understand Cliff’s dilemma. Most of us have been in the same position. He continued with the story: “Bobby and Bettie Ruth were very small. I called them into my room, took off my belt and my shirt, and with a bare back, knelt down at the bed. I made them both strap me with the belt ten times each. You should have heard the crying! From them, I mean! They didn’t want to do it. But I told them the penalty had to be paid and so through their sobs and tears they did what I told them.”Cliff smiled when he remembered the incident. “I must admit I wasn’t much of a hero. It hurt. I haven’t offered to do that again, but I never had to spank them again, either, because they got the point. We kissed each other when it was over and prayed together.”

In an infinite way that staggers our hearts and minds, we know that Christ paid the penalty for our sins, past, present, and future.That is why He died on the cross.


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