不說意見不表示呆

〈箴言〉17:28   愚昧人若靜默不言,也可算為智慧;閉口不說,也可算為聰明。

閱讀經文:箴言17:26-28

26刑罰義人為不善,責打君子為不義。27寡少言語的有知識,性情溫良的有聰明。28愚昧人若靜默不言,也可算為智慧;閉口不說,也可算為聰明。

刑罰義人為不善,責打君子為不義。It’s wrong to penalize good behavior,  or make good citizens pay for the crimes of others.《The Message》

在這個社會,我們經常會聽到不公義的事情發生。例如,有人為了去扶起一個跌倒在馬路上的老婦人,卻反而被控告是使老婦人跌倒者,還要賠償。最近讀到一位台灣醫生寫的一篇短文,有位老翁死了,他的女兒拿了一大袋的藥物退還給醫生。原來老翁生前每週按時領藥,卻從不吃藥,連打開都沒有,就這樣,很多昂貴的藥就給浪費了。因為患者必須付的錢很少,所以很多人就覺得不拿白不拿,拿了就往抽屜一丟,下次再去拿。每年有上百噸藥品被扔進垃圾桶,造成極大的浪費。這樣的情況造成健保的惡性循環,錢永遠不夠。少數不浪費的人要承擔多數不負責任的人造成的損失,最後也是一起受害,因為將來藥費一定上漲。

How Should Christians Today Celebrate Passover and Pentecost?

Hi GAMErs!

Today’s passage is Deuteronomy 16:1-12.  Let’s go!

In Deuteronomy 16:1-12, Moses describes to the current generation of Israelites two of the three most important feasts in the Jewish calendar: Passover (also known as the Feast of Unleavened Bread) and Pentecost (also known as the Feast of Weeks).  

Deuteronomy 16:1-8 (NIV)
1  Observe the month of Abib and celebrate the Passover of the LORD your God, because in the month of Abib he brought you out of Egypt by night.
2  Sacrifice as the Passover to the LORD your God an animal from your flock or herd at the place the LORD will choose as a dwelling for his Name.
3  Do not eat it with bread made with yeast, but for seven days eat unleavened bread, the bread of affliction, because you left Egypt in haste–so that all the days of your life you may remember the time of your departure from Egypt.
4  Let no yeast be found in your possession in all your land for seven days. Do not let any of the meat you sacrifice on the evening of the first day remain until morning.
5  You must not sacrifice the Passover in any town the LORD your God gives you
6  except in the place he will choose as a dwelling for his Name. There you must sacrifice the Passover in the evening, when the sun goes down, on the anniversary of your departure from Egypt.
7  Roast it and eat it at the place the LORD your God will choose. Then in the morning return to your tents.
8  For six days eat unleavened bread and on the seventh day hold an assembly to the LORD your God and do no work.
 
On verses 1-8:  Why don’t Christians celebrate Passover today in the way Deuteronomy 16:1-8 talks about?  It’s because we now have something even greater than Passover to remember and observe:  Jesus Christ, His death and His resurrection — also known as Easter.  

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