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August 31, 2015 / Samuel

传基督 [Preach Christ]

书卷:哥林多后书(新约)
作者:保罗

哥林多后书4章5节:“我们原不是传自己,乃是传基督耶稣为主,并且自己因耶稣做你们的仆人。”

今日默想:人最大的蒙蔽就是自己,传扬自己就会把基督福音的光蒙蔽了。我们的福音必须绝对高举基督,传扬基督。自古有许多所谓基督耶稣的仆人,表面上是传基督耶稣为主,但背地里却很巧妙地宣扬自己,叫人不知不觉地将他视作基督的代理人,非他就不能认识基督,非他就不能经历基督。半传基督半传自己的人,非常在意别人对自己工作的评价,盼望别人一面更多认识基督,一面也能多少认识自己。真实只传基督不传自己的人,处处掩藏自己,惟恐自己夺去了别人向着基督所该有的全部注意力。保罗虽然在本书中为他自己辩护,但他的动机不是传自己,而是传基督耶稣,所以当他在那里讲自己的时候,我们并不觉得他是在传自己。由此可见,存心和动机决定了话语的性质。我们应当从一个人的话语中看出其动机何在。

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Book: 2 Corinthians (New Testament)
Author: Paul

2 Corinthians 4:5 :“For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your bondservants for Jesus’ sake.”

Today’s Meditation: The greatest blind is our own self. We will blind the gospel of Christ if we preach ourselves. Our gospel must exalt and preach Christ. Throughout the history, many so-called servants of Lord Jesus Christ preached Him but also preached they themselves. They made themselves the representatives of Christ where no one could know and experience Christ without through them. People who preach half of the Lord and half of themselves care a lot about others’ evaluation onto their works. They hope that others can understand Christ while also know themselves. One who truly preach Christ does not preach himself because he is afraid that he might take the attentions from Christ. Paul did not preach himself, but preached Christ. Therefore, we do not feel that he was preaching himself. Through this, we can see that the properties of words can determine one’s motive.

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