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:真正的合一(2020.07.02)

作者: 葛培理布道团 来源:基督时报蒙允转载2020年07月02日 15:50

你们要彼此相爱,像我爱你们一样,这就是我的命令。--约翰福音15:12

Love one another, as I have loved you.—John 15:12

当我透过新约和旧约全书研读分离这个主题的时候,我发现圣经的着重点在于彼此的相交而不是分离。我们确信我们是已经出死入生的确据是什么呢?就是--爱!主耶稣基督清楚地提到过:看得见的合一,例如:被世界所看见!(你们如有彼此相爱的心,众人因此就认出你们是我的门徒了。)他祷告的动机是世界可能会相信,世界可能会明白。他为着信靠他的人做合一的祈求!上帝愿意看到属他的人在基督里合一!如此,我们往往想要的是每一个人都要在思想上、言语上和信仰上变得跟我们的一样!但是,在圣经中很多章节里都有提到说:信徒合一的关键在于爱!我们应该让真正的谦卑,怜悯,关心,和无私奉献来就近我们问题,我们的工作,甚至我们的差异!

As I study the subject of “separation” in the Old and New Testaments, I discover  that the weight of Scripture lies in the direction of fellowship rather than separation. What is the great overwhelming evidence that we have passed from death unto life? It is love! Jesus Christ clearly was speaking of visible unity, such as can be seen by the world. His motive for praying was that the world might believe and the world might know. He prayed for unity among believers.God, who wills man’s unity in Christ, is a God of variety. So often we want everyone to be the same—to think and speak and believe as we do.  Many Scripture passages could be called to witness that love is the real key to Christian unity.In the spirit of true humility, compassion, consideration, and unselfishness, we are to approach our problems, our work, and even our differences.

今日祷告:
天父,世界需要你的爱,求你也让我不要去论断那些爱你的人。你使我们都如此的不同!天父,教导我,用你真理圣灵的爱去怜悯人,去过真实的合一的生活!

In a world needing Your love, let me not judge those who love You too. You have made us all so different, Father. Teach me, by Your loving Holy Spirit, compassion and true unity.


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