08 Apr 2021

谁能说出他的身世呢?
Who can speak of his descendants?

Acts 8:32-33

32他所读的那段经文,就是:他像羊被牵去宰杀,又像羊羔在剪毛的人面前无声,他总是这样不开口。33他受屈辱的时候,得不到公平的审判,谁能说出他的身世呢?因为他的生命从地上被夺去。

32 This is the passage of Scripture the eunuch was reading: “He was led like a sheep to the slaughter, and as a lamb before its shearer is silent, so he did not open his mouth. 33 In his humiliation he was deprived of justice. Who can speak of his descendants? For his life was taken from the earth.”

 

重点学习

这是一句关于基督的著名预言,在众多类似预言中让人印象最为深刻。这是因为在这预言里,先知以赛亚直接道出了上帝对人类的救赎法则 – 即上帝的爱子献上生命来赎回人的生命,祂牺牲自己来除去世人的罪。

先知教导基督不仅以受苦来挽回我们的生命,而且祂甘愿受死,以祂的顺服涂抹我们的悖逆。我们必须从这事件中学习忍耐。

因基督为我们复活,而非为了自己,教会就拥有了永恒的生命。因此,每一名信徒都能从这段经文中得到永生的盼望,而教会的永存也在基督里得到保障。

我们必须思想我们与基督的关系,免得有人因这道而心生厌恶。

 

 

Lessons Learn

This is a famous prophecy about Christ, memorable above all others, because in it Isaiah says directly that the way of redemption would be by the Son of God’s purchasing life for men by his death—offering himself as a sacrifice to expiate men’s sins.

The prophet teaches both that Christ had to suffer to purchase life for us and that he would suffer death willingly, to blot out our stubbornness by his obedience. From this we must learn patience.

This everlasting life belongs to the whole church, because Christ rose not in order to live for himself but for us. Therefore, every one of the faithful may derive a sure hope of eternal life from this verse; and the perpetuity of the church is avowed in the person of Christ.

We must consider the kind of fellowship we have with Christ, that it may not be irksome to anyone to go the same way.