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:从自私中得释(2020.07.08)

作者: 葛培理布道团 来源:基督时报蒙允转载2020年07月08日 16:30

他必兴旺,我必衰微。--约翰福音3:30

He must increase, but I must decrease. —John 3:30

在生活中,使我们痛苦的最根本的原因是以自我为中心的生活。抑郁症,伴随着忧郁和沮丧的一种精神障碍,通常是由自我怜悯和自我为中心造成。大多数人们都是近视眼。是因为我们常常将利益,爱和能量集中在自己的身上。主耶稣强调他的命令是无条件的爱而不是自私。对富有的人说:你若愿意作完全人,可去变卖你所有的,分给穷人,就必有财宝在天上;你还要来跟从我。”在这里,主耶稣不是要他的东西,而是让他从自私中脱离出来,因为自私对他的人格和生活会造成毁灭性的影响!

Self-centeredness is the basic cause of much of our distress in life. Hypochondria, a mental disorder which is accompanied by melancholy and depression, is often caused by self-pity and self-centeredness. Most of us suffer from spiritual nearsightedness. Our interests, our loves, and our energies are too often focused upon ourselves. Jesus underscored the fact that His disciples were to live outflowingly rather than selfishly. To the rich young ruler He said, “If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven” (Matthew 19:21). It wasn’t the giving away of his goods that Jesus demanded, particularly, but that he be released from selfishness, and its devastating effect on his personality and life.

今日祷告:
教导我来向你完全敞开我的心,以便使我心中没有空隙为自私存留,主,求你洁净我,所有的自私想法和行为。

Prayer for the day:
Teach me to so completely open my heart to You that there will be no room for self. Cleanse me, Lord, of all selfish thoughts and deeds. 


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