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1 Nov 2021

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Acts 27:9-12

过了相当的时候,连禁食节也过去了,所以航行很危险,保罗就劝告他们,10 说:“各位,我看这次航行,不单货物和船只要遭到损失,大受破坏,连我们的性命也难保。”11 但百夫长宁愿相信船长和船主的话,却不相信保罗所说的。12 而且这港口不适宜过冬,所以大多数人主张离开那里,也许可以到非尼基去过冬。非尼基是克里特的一个港口,一面向西南,一面向西北

Much time had been lost, and sailing had already become dangerous because by now it was after the Day of Atonement. So Paul warned them, 10 “Men, I can see that our voyage is going to be disastrous and bring great loss to ship and cargo, and to our own lives also.” 11 But the centurion, instead of listening to what Paul said, followed the advice of the pilot and of the owner of the ship. 12 Since the harbor was unsuitable to winter in, the majority decided that we should sail on, hoping to reach Phoenix and winter there. This was a harbor in Crete, facing both southwest and northwest.

 

重点学习

这段经文告诉我们保罗从一开始就受圣灵引导,以致他比船长和船主更清楚应该怎么做。我们不知道他的提议是出于预言的启示还是神秘的默示,但后来我们却知他是对的。

主按立他的仆人做我们的牧者。但许多时候我们不听从这些牧者。我们跟随世界以致作出错误的决定。

让我们悔改,在我们的信仰道路上跟随主通过祂的仆人给予我们的教导。

 

Lessons Learn

This passage tells us that Paul was provided with the Spirit’s help right from the beginning, so that he saw better than the masters themselves what it was best to do. We do not know if he was taught by an oracle or by secret inspiration to give this advice, but it is certain that it was to his credit later on.

Lord has put his servant to be our pastoral leader. But many at times, we ignore the advice from his servant. We follow what the world is doing and lead us to the wrong decision.

Let us repent and follow his words through his servant in our spiritual journey.