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).

双语灵修丨葛培理布道团:降服于神(2019.10.07)

作者: 葛培理布道团 来源:基督时报蒙允转载2019年10月07日 16:37

岂不晓得你们献上自己做奴仆,顺从谁,就作谁的奴仆吗?罗6:16

Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, His servants ye are . . .? Romans 6:16

影片《烈火战车》讲述了著名传教士、赛跑运动员Eric Liddell的故事。有人说,他是在胜利时非常谦卑、失败时却又非常大度的人。这正是温柔、顺服的真实写照。Eric Liddell奔跑神速,几乎无人能及,完全是上帝的恩赐。但是,他的温柔、良善、大度的精神,连被他打败的选手都非常敬佩。

温柔的品格来自顺服。顺服有两种含义。一是消极的,一是积极的。消极的顺服,意味着放弃;积极的顺服,意味着奉献。耶稣说,得着生命的,将要丧失生命;为他丧失生命,将要得着生命。(太10:39

在上帝的面前顺服的人,不会去抱怨人生。他们知道,顺服的秘密是,放弃自己,一切归顺基督。而基督回报给我们的,远远又超出我们的所求所想。

Of Eric Liddell, the missionary and great runner whose story is told in the film Chariots of Fire, someone has said, he was “ridiculously humble in victory, utterly generous in defeat.” That’s a good definition of what it means to be meek. Eric Liddell was fiercely competitive, determined to use his God-given abilities to the fullest. But his meekness, kindness and gentle spirit won the admiration even of those he defeated.

Meekness involves being yielded. The word yield had two meanings. The first is negative, and the second is positive. On one hand it means to “relinquish, to abandon”; on the other hand, it also means “to give.” This is in line with Jesus’ words: “He who loses [or abandons] his life . . . will find it” (Matt 10:39).

Those who submit to the will of God do not fight back at life. They learn the secret of yielding-or relinquishing and abandoning-their own lives and wills to Christ. And then He gives back to them a life that is far richer and fuller than anything they could have ever imagined.


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