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October 6, 2015 / Samuel

病 [Sick]

书卷:雅各书(新约)
作者:雅各

雅各书5章14节:“你们中间有病了的呢,他就该请教会的长老来;他们可以奉主的名用油抹他,为他祷告。”

今日默想:信徒生病,有时是因肉身违反了天然生理的律所引起,这就需要医药的治疗;但有时是因违反了属灵生命的律所引致,这就需要教会长老的祷告。而用油抹与这两方面都有关连(注:古时犹太人相信橄榄油具有医药的功效。)基督徒除非真正得着主的话,不应该以为仅须祷告而忽略医药的功效;我们的责任是祷告求主医治,但主是否答应医治仍在乎治病的主。抹油是在奉主名的情况下施行的,表示医治的最终权柄是在于主。信徒是属于基督身体上的肢体,圣经说,若一个肢体受苦,所有的肢体就一同受苦,所以任何弟兄姊妹的光景,都与教会息息相关。

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Book: James (New Testament)
Author: James

James 5:14 :“Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.”

Today’s Meditation: Sometimes when we are sick, it is due to our body which goes against the law of nature where we need medical attention. However, sometimes it is due to our body which goes against the law of spiritual life where we need prayers from the elders of the church. Anointing with oil is related to both of this as the Jews in the old time believe in the healing ability of olive oil. We should not ignore the ability of medicines by praying. We pray the Lord to heal us, but the Lord can choose His action. Anointing oil is done in the name of the Lord, which means the final healing is still decided by the Lord. We are the members of the Lord’s body. The Bible says, if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it. Thus, every brethren’s prospect is closely related to the church.

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