15 Apr 2021

去!这人是我拣选的器皿。
Go! He is my chosen instrument

Acts 9:13-16

13但亚拿尼亚回答:主啊,我听见许多人说起这个人,他在耶路撒冷作了许多苦害你圣徒的事;14并且他在这里得到祭司长的授权,要捆绑所有求告你名的人。15主对他说:你去吧!这人是我拣选的器皿,为要把我的名传给外族人、君王和以色列人。16我要指示他,为了我的名他必须受许多的苦。

13 “Lord,” Ananias answered, “I have heard many reports about this man and all the harm he has done to your holy people in Jerusalem. 14 And he has come here with authority from the chief priests to arrest all who call on your name.” 15 But the Lord said to Ananias, “Go! This man is my chosen instrument to proclaim my name to the Gentiles and their kings and to the people of Israel. 16 I will show him how much he must suffer for my name.”

 

重点学习

对于那些不相信主已不再透过异象对我们说话的人,我们的回应是圣经的权威已经得到充分的肯定,而我们遵行圣经的教导,就是听从上帝的话。

这段经文也教导我们只有愿意受苦的人才配得向这敌对福音的世界传讲福音。因此若我们想成为基督忠心的仆人,就不只要向祂求知识与智慧的灵,还得求勇气和坚忍的心。这样我们就不至于因看见圣徒受尽苦难而灰心丧胆。

 

Lessons Learn

If anyone objects that the Lord does not speak to us in visions today, the answer is that the authority of Scripture is more than confirmed for us, and we must listen to God in that.

These verses also teach us that only people who are prepared to suffer are fit to preach the Gospel to a hostile world. Therefore, if we want to be faithful ministers of Christ, we must not only beg him for the spirit of knowledge and wisdom, but also for perseverance and strength, so that we may never be discouraged by the desperate suffering that is the lot of the godly.