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3 Nov 2021

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持续你的勇气
Keep up your courage

Acts 27:21-26

21 大家很久没有吃饭了,保罗就站在他们中间,说:“各位,你们本来应该听我的话不离开克里特,就不会遭受这场损失和破坏了。22 现在我劝你们放心。除了这艘船以外,你们没有一个人会丧命的。23 因为我所归属所事奉的上帝,他的使者昨天夜里站在我的旁边,说:24 ‘保罗,不要怕。你必定可以站在凯撒面前;上帝已经把那些和你同船的人赐给你了。’25 所以,各位请放心。我相信上帝对我怎样说,也必怎样成就。26 不过我们必会搁浅在一个海岛上。

21 After they had gone a long time without food, Paul stood up before them and said: “Men, you should have taken my advice not to sail from Crete; then you would have spared yourselves this damage and loss. 22 But now I urge you to keep up your courage, because not one of you will be lost; only the ship will be destroyed. 23 Last night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve stood beside me 24 and said, ‘Do not be afraid, Paul. You must stand trial before Caesar; and God has graciously given you the lives of all who sail with you.’ 25 So keep up your courage, men, for I have faith in God that it will happen just as he told me.26 Nevertheless, we must run aground on some island.”

 

重点学习

从不信者的一贯表现来看,我们不难想象他们一开始便陷入歇斯底里,无法控制的骚动。这样,他们永远无法听到那温柔细微的声音。但是他们最终会因歇斯底里的嚷闹而精疲力尽,只能绝望地坐下。这时,保罗开始对他们说话。

我们也有同样的经历。当忙碌的生活吧我们压得无法承受的时候,我们也会陷入无法控制的情绪反应,一直听不见主在圣经里的慈声爱语。然而,当我们平静下来查考祂的话语的时候,我们便能听见祂的声音。

 

Lessons Learn

We can easily imagine, from the way unbelievers usually behave, that at first, they were in a state of violent and uncontrolled uproar. A gentle voice would never have been heard among them then. But finally, they were tired out by their wailing and howling; they sat down, depressed and Paul spoke to them.

We have similar experience too. When we are busy and under pressure in our life, we were also in a state of violent and never hear our Lord’s gentle voice in bible. But only we sit down and read his words, we then can hear his voice.