07 Apr 2021

你所读的,你明白吗?
Do you understand what you are reading?

Acts 8:26-31

26有主的一位使者对腓利说:起来,向南走,往那从耶路撒冷下迦萨的路上去。那条路在旷野里。27他就动身去了。有一个衣索匹亚人,是衣索匹亚女王干大基有权力的太监,掌管女王全部国库。他上耶路撒冷去礼拜。28他回去的时候,坐在车上读以赛亚先知的书。29圣灵对腓利说:你往前去,靠近那车子!30腓利就跑过去,听见他读以赛亚先知的书,就问他:你所读的,你明白吗?31他说:没有人指导我,怎能明白呢?于是请腓利上车,同他坐在一起。

26 Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Go south to the road—the desert road—that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” 27 So he started out, and on his way he met an Ethiopian eunuch, an important official in charge of all the treasury of the Kandake (which means “queen of the Ethiopians”). This man had gone to Jerusalem to worship, 28 and on his way home was sitting in his chariot reading the Book of Isaiah the prophet. 29 The Spirit told Philip, “Go to that chariot and stay near it.” 30 Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. “Do you understand what you are reading?” Philip asked. 31 “How can I,” he said, “unless someone explains it to me?” So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.

 

 

重点学习

我们必须乐于遵行上帝的一道简单的指示,尽管顺服的原因或成效未必显而易见。圣经虽未曾明示,但上帝的诫命背后都藏着应许;当我们遵行这些诫命时,我们所做的尽都顺利。当我们做事不任意妄为,不罔顾上帝的诫命,因而得到祂的赞许,我们就应心满意足了。

除了我们自己的惰性和贫乏的祷告,没有什么能够阻止我们跟随上帝。

对于一个自高自大的人而言,我们很难期望他能受教。这也是为什么今时今日,能够真正从圣经中获益的人为数不多;因为愿意虚心学习的人少之又少。

当我们承认圣经里包含了超越性的智慧,而我们却不轻视这些智慧,反而孜孜不倦地学习,依靠圣灵的光照,渴慕有人为我们分解其真义,我们对圣经的敬畏之心便油然而生。

 

 

Lessons Learn

We must be content with the simple command of God even if the reason or the fruit of our obedience is not immediately apparent. Although this is not clearly stated, all God’s commandments contain a hidden promise; and whenever we obey them, everything we do will work out well. It ought to be enough for us that our efforts are approved by God when we undertake nothing rashly or without his command.

Nothing stops our following God but our own laziness and lack of prayer.

We cannot expect anyone who is puffed up with confidence in his own intellect to be easily taught. That is why reading the Scriptures benefits so few people today; hardly one person in a hundred submits himself willingly to learn.

True reverence for the Scriptures occurs when we acknowledge that there is stored in them wisdom that surpasses and escapes all our understanding, and yet we do not loathe them but read diligently and rely on the revelation of the Spirit, and also desire to be given an interpreter.