02 Aug 2021

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不要怕,只管讲
Do not be afraid; keep on speaking

Acts 18:8-11

8 会堂主管基利司布和他全家都信了主,许多哥林多人也听了道,信了主,而且受了洗。 9 夜里,主借着异象对保罗说:“不要怕,只管讲,不要闭口!10 有我与你同在,必定没有人会攻击和伤害你,因为在这城里有许多属我的人。”11 保罗在那里住了一年零六个月,把上帝的道教导他们。

8 Crispus, the synagogue leader, and his entire household believed in the Lord; and many of the Corinthians who heard Paul believed and were baptized.  9 One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision: “Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent.  10 For I am with you, and no one is going to attack and harm you, because I have many people in this city.”  11 So Paul stayed in Corinth for a year and a half, teaching them the word of God.

重点学习

“有我与你同在”和“必定没有人会攻击和伤害你”这两段片语是紧紧相连的。有时候上帝在帮助我们,却似乎让我们经历无法招架的困难。然而上帝没有在生死攸关的时候遗弃保罗。在这里,祂承诺将以独特的方式保护保罗,让保罗免受敌人的攻击。

这并不意味保罗不会面对攻击和众怒 – 犹太人在这以后马上对他进行致命的攻击。这句话的意思是这样的攻击必定会遭到挫败,因为上帝已定义拯救保罗脱离犹太人的毒手。我们必须毫无畏惧地作战才能赢得胜利。

Lessons Learn

The two phrases “I am with you” and “no one is going to attack and harm you” are linked together. Sometimes God helps us and yet it looks as if he is letting us be overwhelmed. But he did not forsake Paul even when in the midst of death. Here he promised his special protection to preserve Paul from the violence of his enemies. These words do not mean that Paul would be free from violence and uproar—the Jews made a deadly attack on him immediately afterwards. The words meant that such attempts would be frustrated because the Lord had decided to deliver him out of their hands. We must fight boldly so that we may win the victory.