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:浮躁不安的世界(2020.06.24)

作者: 葛培理布道团 来源:基督时报蒙允转载2020年06月24日 08:55

惟独从上头来的智慧,先是清洁,后是和平,温良柔顺,满有怜悯,多结善果,没有偏见,没有假冒。——各3:17

The wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.—James 3:17

在过去的几年时间里,世界充满暴力倾向。随着实际中基督教影响的下降,世界残忍和暴力行为逐渐增多。校园打架成为严重的问题,社会上青少年聚众斗殴目前已经成为威胁社会的重要因素。邻里之间彼此相争;父母之间争吵不休;家庭支离破碎;甚至华盛顿高级政府官员也参与有损政府尊严的谩骂与激烈斗争行为中。为什么这些野蛮的行为会蔓延到我们的社会生活中,这又是如何发生的呢?因为我们忘记了耶稣的教导:“温柔的人有福了!因为他们必承受地土”(太5:5)。我曾见过性格粗暴,行为野蛮的人靠着信心敞开心门接受耶稣作为人生的救主,他们回转后变为温和,有耐心,怜恤人的绅士。

The world, in the last few years, has reverted to a sort of barbarism. As practical Christianity has declined, rudeness and violence have increased. Neighbors quarrel with neighbors. Fighting is a major problem in our schools and the “gang wars” of the teenagers have come to present a serious menace in our cities. Fathers and mothers wrangle and bicker. Homes are disintegrating. High government officials in Washington engage in name-calling and in heated disputes not at all in keeping with the dignity of their office. Why and how has all this savagery crept into our social life? It is because we have forgotten Jesus’ words, “Happy are the meek; for they shall inherit the earth.” I have seen tough, rough, hardened men open their hearts by faith, receive Christ as Savior, and become gentle, patient, merciful gentlemen.

今日祷告:
主啊用你的爱和怜悯充满我,愿你使用我,为这个浮躁不安的社会带来平安。

Fill me with Your mercy and love, Lord. In an angry world let me be used to bring peace where there is strife.


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