25 Mar 2021

我们为上帝建造怎样的殿?
What kind of house we build for God?

Acts 7:48-50

48其实至高者并不住人手所造的,正如先知说:49主说:天是我的宝座,地是我的脚凳,你们要为我建造怎样的殿呢?哪里是我安息的地方呢?50这一切不都是我手所造的吗?

48 “However, the Most High does not live in houses made by human hands. As the prophet says: 49 “‘Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. What kind of house will you build for me? says the Lord. Or where will my resting place be? 50 Has not my hand made all these things?’

 

 

重点学习

当上帝通过外在的仪式,宣告祂与祂的子民同在,祂在命令众人举起他们的心眼,用心灵来寻求祂。但纠结于这世界的伪君子却试图将上帝从天上摘下。

所以我们能明白先知为什么说上帝在世界上没有一个安息的地方。上帝本来希望圣殿成为祂存在的标志和承诺,但只限于那些将心眼高举向天,按着纯洁的信心,用心灵敬拜上帝的虔诚人。上帝不能安息在迷信的人当中,因为他们用无知的想法,想将上帝限制于这世界的元素,或设立世俗的崇拜形式。上帝不能安息在伪君子当中,因为他们像醉酒的人一样逗乐了自己,事后却自高自大地吹嘘自己的信心,误信自己已经完成了对上帝的责任。

总之,当我们凭着信心得着应许,上帝必会垂听我们,并通过圣礼透露祂的大能,犹如祂就在现场。但我们必须凭着信心荣升到祂的面前,才能得享祂的同在。

 

 

Lessons Learn

When God declares, by external rites, that he will be present with his people, he commands them to life up their minds and seek him spiritually Hypocrites, entangled in the world, prefer to pluck God out of heaven.

Now we know what the prophet means when he says that God has no resting place in the world. God would have liked the temple to have been a sign and pledge of his presence, but only to the godly who raised their hearts to heaven and worshipped him spiritually with pure faith. He has no resting place with the superstitious, who by their foolish ideas tie him to the elements of this world or set up an earthly form of worship, nor with the hypocrites, who are puffed up with drunken confidence, as if they have done their duty to God well after they have amused themselves with their absurdities. In short, when we receive the promise in faith, that causes God to listen to us and to reveal his power in the sacraments, as if he were present; but unless we rise up to him by faith, we shall not have his presence.