23 Apr 2021

不要耽延!
Please come at once!

9:36-38

36在约帕有一个女门徒,名叫戴比莎,希腊话叫多加;她为人乐善好施。37那时,她因病死了;有人把她洗净了,停放在楼上。38吕大靠近约帕,门徒听说彼得在那边,就派两个人去求他,说:请到我们那边去,不要耽延!

Acts 9:36-38

36 In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (in Greek her name is Dorcas); she was always doing good and helping the poor. 37 About that time she became sick and died, and her body was washed and placed in an upstairs room. 38 Lydda was near Joppa; so when the disciples heard that Peter was in Lydda, they sent two men to him and urged him, “Please come at once!”

 

重点学习

善行是信心的结果。善行指的是实践爱心去帮助我们的邻舍;而路加特别指出要帮助穷苦的人。在此,行善被高度推崇,因为正如圣灵所启示的,一切的敬虔和美善的生命都包含在善行里。所以黛比莎的榜样教导我们首先要敬畏上帝,要有信心,然后助人,特别是供应穷困人的需要。

 

Lessons Learn

The fruits of doing good follows from faith. By doing good is meant the duties of love, with which we help our neighbors; and Luke singles out helping the poor. Here doing good is highly commended because, as the Holy Spirit witnesses, all godly and perfect life is contained in it. So the description of Tabitha shows us reverence for God or faith, coming first, and then helping the brothers, especially by meeting the needs of the poor.