06 Apr 2021

我们是否将上帝给买了?
Do we buy God?

Acts 8:18-25

18西门看见使徒一按手,就有圣灵赐下来,就拿钱给他们19说:请把这权柄也给我,叫我为谁按手,谁就可以受圣灵。20彼得对他说:你的银子跟你一同灭亡吧!因为你以为上帝的恩赐,是可以用钱买的。21你和这件事是毫无关系的,因为你在上帝面前存心不正。22所以,你要悔改离弃这罪恶,要祈求主,也许你心中的意念可以得到赦免。23我看出你正在苦胆之中,邪恶捆绑着你。24西门回答:请你们为我求主,好让你们所说的,没有一样临到我身上。25使徒作了见证,讲了主的道,就回耶路撒冷去,一路上在撒玛利亚人的许多村庄里传扬福音。

18 When Simon saw that the Spirit was given at the laying on of the apostles’ hands, he offered them money 19 and said, “Give me also this ability so that everyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit.”20 Peter answered: “May your money perish with you, because you thought you could buy the gift of God with money! 21 You have no part or share in this ministry, because your heart is not right before God. 22 Repent of this wickedness and pray to the Lord in the hope that he may forgive you for having such a thought in your heart. 23 For I see that you are full of bitterness and captive to sin.”24 Then Simon answered, “Pray to the Lord for me so that nothing you have said may happen to me.”25 After they had further proclaimed the word of the Lord and testified about Jesus, Peter and John returned to Jerusalem, preaching the gospel in many Samaritan villages.

 

 

重点学习

面对别人的罪时,我们应该对那些罪感到愤怒,因而对那犯罪的人产生怜悯。

对于那些固执、心肠刚硬的人,尖锐的斥责是对他们有利的,但我们用一只手将他们掷倒在地,却要用另一只手将他们扶起。上帝的灵不允许我们将他们完全剔除。

我们亲近上帝的时候,信心必须光照我们,而信心确实会诞生出祷告。

在这里,我们从中学习到我们罪行的大小不是取决于肉眼所看到的,而是我们内心的态度。

我们也看到,使徒们的内心燃烧着一种渴望,就是想要到处传扬基督的荣耀,以致他们无论往哪里去都会宣扬主耶稣。因此,生命的种子开始被传播,从一个城市散布到整个地区。

 

 

Lessons Learn

We should be incensed against people’s sins in such a way that we pity the people themselves.

Regarding those who are so hard and stubborn that sharp rebukes are beneficial for them, we should throw them down with one hand and set them on their feet with the other. The Spirit of God does not allow us to cut them off completely.

Faith must be our light when we go to God; faith is indeed the mother of prayer.

We also learn from this that the magnitude of our offenses depends not so much on what is seen but rather on the attitude of the heart.

From this we see that they were so burning with the desire to spread Christ’s glory that they spoke about him wherever they went. Thus the seed of life began to be scattered from one city and throughout the whole region.