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February 17, 2014 / Samuel

私欲 [Desires]

书卷:雅各书(新约)
作者:雅各

雅各书4章1节:“你们中间的争战、斗殴,是从哪里来的呢?不是从你们百体中战斗之私欲来的吗?”

今日默想:雅各书3章18节提醒我们,教会本来应当是在和平的气氛中,结满公义的果子的地方,然而事实却是到处争战斗殴。问题不在外面的字句道理,问题乃在我们里面的私欲。教会中之所以不和睦,发生外在的争战与斗殴,是因为人的内心先有争战的恶意而产生的;罗马书7章23节说到,肢体中引人交战的律,是教会中彼此争战斗殴的罪魁祸首。本章提到信徒的三个大仇敌:私欲、世界、魔鬼。最先提到的是私欲,乃因它就在自己身内。它的关系至大且又难治。私欲是人类社会一切永不止息、苦毒争斗的最基本原因;私欲也是教会中破坏生命、制造分争的邪恶根源。决定我们一生祸福的最大因素,乃在于我们是选择取悦自己,抑或选择讨上帝的喜悦。如果我们选择了前者,则我们的人生必然满了残酷的斗争。

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Book: James (New Testament)
Author: James

James 4:1 :“Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members?”

Today’s Meditation: James 3:18 reminds us that church is supposed to be a place of peace that sow fruit of righteousness. Church should not be a place of fights. The problem is not in the words but our inner desires. The falling out conditions in church and fights come from the inner evil mind of fights among human. Romans 7:23 speaks that the law in our members that war against the law of mind is the main reason of fights in church. This chapter of James speaks of three enemies of believers namely desires, world and Satan. Desires come from the inner us. It is difficult to be dealt with. Desire is endless in human society and is the reason of fights. Desire is the sources of evil and it destroys life in church. It is up to us to pleasure ourselves or to pleasure God. This decision will lead to different outcomes in life with the former brings many cruel fights to our life.

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