2 Feb 2021

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你是否已踏入这个美门?
Have you entered the Beautiful?

Acts 3:1-10

1在下午三点祷告的时辰,彼得和约翰上圣殿去。2有一个生来瘸腿的人被人抬来。他们天天把他放在那名叫美门的殿门口,让他好向进殿的人讨饭。3他看见彼得和约翰将要进殿,就向他们讨饭。4彼得和约翰定睛看着他,彼得说:你看我们!5那人就留意看着他们,希望从他们得些什么。6彼得却说:金银我都没有,只把我有的给你:我奉拿撒勒人耶稣基督的名,吩咐你行走!7于是拉着他的右手,扶他起来;他的脚和踝骨立刻强壮有力,8他一跳就站了起来,并且行走。他连走带跳,赞美上帝,同他们进入殿中。9群众看见他一边走一边赞美上帝;10他们一认出他就是那平时坐在圣殿美门口讨饭的,就因他所经历的事,满心希奇,惊讶不已。

1One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer—at three in the afternoon. Now a man who was lame from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts. When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money. Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, “Look at us!” So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them.Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong. He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God. When all the people saw him walking and praising God, 10 they recognized him as the same man who used to sit begging at the temple gate called Beautiful, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.

 

 

重点学习

在这里,我们看到主希望我们遵守预定的时间,从而推断教会也需要有一定的纪律。即使到了今日,若我们能的话,我们也应该天天聚会,与上帝相通,那是对我们有益的。而就如使徒们在祷告的时间上圣殿去,我们也应当学习抓住每一个机会传扬福音。

上帝用了一种意想不到的方式医治了这个人。这人虽然不敢寻求医治,但他却仍然从上帝那里领受了祝福。从这里,上帝也召我们反省。我们这群已经学会凭着信心向天父上帝祷告的门徒,有时还是认不出我们真正的苦楚,因此我们不求上帝在某些事上帮助我们。但即使我们不会求,我们的主却仍然帮助和医治我们。无论我们是如何祷告的,上帝会因着祂的良善而远远超出我们所盼所求的。

凡上帝所赐给我们的应该用来事奉上帝,好让祂的爱能显明。当上帝的话语被宣讲时,它会渗透人们的思想,而上帝会按着圣经里祂给的应许将一切赐给我们。首先,上帝会通过人的声音和我们说话,好让我们能顺服上帝。然后,上帝会用居住在我们里面的圣灵触动我们的心,好让祂的话语能在我们内心深处扎根。最后,上帝会伸出祂的手完成在我们身上的工作。

 

 

Lessons Learn

From the fact that the Lord wanted us to observe the appointed hours, we deduce that the church needs certain disciplines. Even to this day it is helpful for us to have such daily meetings, if we are not too idle. As the apostles went to the temple at the time of prayer, so we must take every opportunity to advance the Gospel.

We see how God healed this man in an unexpected way. He received what he didn’t dare to ask for. This is the beginning of our calling. We who have already learned to pray to God in faith still do not always feel our miseries, and so we do not seek any remedy. But the Lord still brings the remedy even when it is not looked for. No matter how we pray, God exceeds the hopes of our petitions with his goodness.

Whatever God has given to us should be used in God’s service to show love. When God’s Word is preached, it penetrates people’s minds; and God gives us things he has promised in his Word. First of all he speaks through a human voice and brings us to obedience; then he moves our hearts by his inner Spirit so the Word can be deeply rooted in us; and finally he reaches out his hand and completes the work in us.