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November 18, 2014 / Samuel

领受上帝的恩典 [Accept the Gift from God]

书卷:哥林多前书(新约)
作者:保罗

哥林多前书7章7节:“我愿意众人像我一样;只是个人领受上帝的恩赐,一个是这样,一个是那样。”

今日默想:传道人无论教导什么事,最好都要以身作则,不可像文士和法利赛人那样,能说不能行。守独身不嫁娶,并不是单凭自己的意愿就可以,乃是要有上帝的恩赐才可以。这里说出一个原则:在跟随主的事上,千万不可勉强模仿别人,而超过了主在里面的恩典。不然,其后果将比原来的更坏。任何属灵事物的抉择,必须是清楚出于主在里面的催促,自然而为,否则不但不能持久,结局反而更劣。保罗一面毫不避讳的说出他个人的意见,也摆出他自己的见证。另一面却并无丝毫勉强别人来模仿自己的意思,反倒劝人要照自己在主面前所领受的,也就是主所分给各人的,和上帝所召各人的而行。这是所有带领别人的人,所该有的态度――真诚带领,却不勉强辖制。

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Book: 1 Corinthians (New Testament)
Author: Paul

1 Corinthians 7:7 :“For I wish that all men were even as I myself. But each one has his own gift from God, one in this manner and another in that.”

Today’s Meditation: Preachers must be an example to all regardless on anything, unlike the scribes and Pharisees who said and did not do. Being single without marrying is not by our own will, but the grace of God. This tells a principle here, that is we should not force ourselves to imitate people by exceeding the grace of the Lord in the matters of God. We might yield worse results in the end. Any spiritual choice must be made with clear acknowledgement in the Lord. Otherwise, such choice will not last long and will yield worse ending. Paul was not afraid to speak out his own opinions while witnessing, and did not force people to imitate his way while encouraging people to do according to the gift from God, that is as God has distributed to each one, as the Lord has called each one. This is the attitude that should be possessed by a leader, which leads with sincerity without forcing people to comply.

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