得著生命

馬太福音10: 34_39 得著生命

34 「你們不要想我來是叫地上太平,我來並不是叫地上太平,乃是叫地上動刀兵。35 因為我來是叫『人與父親生疏,女兒與母親生疏,媳婦與婆婆生疏; 36 人的仇敵就是自己家裡的人』。 37 愛父母過於愛我的,不配做我的門徒;愛兒女過於愛我的,不配做我的門徒; 38 不背著他的十字架跟從我的,也不配做我的門徒。 39 得著生命的,將要失喪生命;為我失喪生命的,將要得著生命。

在這段經文裡耶穌向我們展現了一個出乎我們意料之外的情景。我相信很多人信主都是為了得到從主來的平安和喜樂,沒有人期望生活裡會有更多的紛爭和不安。尤其是耶穌的門徒,其中有不少是當時的奮銳黨,也就是當時的革命黨。他們希望脫離羅馬的統治,再一次恢復馬加比時代,猶太人自治的時期。

但是耶穌說,你們不要想得太美,以為祂來是要叫地上太平。耶穌從來不給人假的希望,祂把一切會發生的事告訴我們,讓我們知道當門徒要付上代價,不當門徒也要付上代價。當門徒雖付上代價,卻會得到永遠的生命;不當門徒也要付出代價,就是失去一切,包括現世的生命和永恒的生命。

從歷史來看,耶穌的話何等真實。歷代的宗教戰爭,有多少假基督之名而行?而在家庭裡,因為跟隨耶穌,也有許多人付出父子生疏,母女生疏,婆媳生疏的代價,因為信仰不同,價值觀不一樣,為了和平共處,不能不生疏,彼此敬而遠之。

Protect Yourself and Your Family Against the Lion’s Attack

Hi GAMErs,

Today’s passage is 1 Kings 13:23-34.  Let’s go!

1 Kings 13:23 (NIV) 
23 When the man of God had finished eating and drinking, the prophet who had brought him back saddled his donkey for him.

On verses 23-32:  Earlier in verses 21 and 22, the older prophet gives the younger prophet a word from God that the younger prophet has defied God’s command by eating and drinking when God specifically told him not to eat and drink during his trip (v21-22).  Notice the younger prophet’s response in verse 23: there is no indication that the younger prophet repented or felt remorse for what he did.  It seems like he just got on his donkey and proceeded to go home as if everything was normal.  Notice what happens next to the younger prophet: “As he went on his way, a lion met him on the road and killed him, and his body was left lying on the road, with both the donkey and the lion standing beside it.” (v24)