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:灵魂的贫乏(2020.08.12)

作者: 葛培理布道团 来源:基督时报蒙允转载2020年08月12日 05:02

我的百姓愚顽,不认识我……——耶4:22

For my people [are] foolish, they have not known me . . .—Jeremiah 4:22

没有人比他更可悲了,穷困至极却不自知。还记得参孙吗?站在梭烈谷,被非利士人的首领所包围,“……他却不知道耶和华已经离开他了”。确实有这样的说法,“没人比一个无知且意识不到自己无知的人更愚昧,没人比一个身患绝症却不自知的人更病入膏肓,没人比一个实际贫乏却自认为富有的人更穷困。”法利赛人的可悲之处不在于他们的伪善,而是完全没有认识到自己在神眼里其实多么贫乏。当一个人自认为富有而实际上贫乏时,自认为良善而实际上邪恶时,自认为受过教育而实际上无知时,是那么可悲可怜。

No man is more pathetic than he who is in great need and is not aware of it. Remember Samson? Standing there in the valley of Sorek, surrounded by the lords of the Philistines, ” . . . he wist not that the Lord was departed from him.” It has been truly said, “No man is so ignorant as he who knows nothing and knows not that he knows nothing. No man is so sick as he who has a fatal disease and is not aware of it. No man is so poor as he who is destitute, and yet thinks he is rich.” The pitiable thing about the Pharisees was not so much their hypocrisy as it was their utter lack of knowledge of how poor they actually were in the sight of God. There is always something pathetic about a man who thinks he is rich when he is actually poor, who thinks he is good when he is actually vile, who thinks he is educated when he is actually illiterate.

今日祷告:
主耶稣,我知道你是救主。请让我永远记得,在你的爱进入我生命之前,我灵魂的贫乏!

Prayer for the day:
Might I always remember the poverty of my soul before Your love invaded my life, Lord Jesus, and I knew You as Savior.


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