28 Apr 2021

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上帝所洁净的,不可当作俗物。
Do not call anything impure that God has made clean

Acts 10:9-16

9第二天,大约正午,他们走近那座城的时候,彼得上了房顶去祷告。10那家人正在预备饭的时候,彼得觉得饿了,很想吃饭。这时候他魂游象外,11看见天开了,有一件东西,好像一块大布,绑着四角,降在地上。12里面有地上的各样四足牲畜,还有昆虫和天空的飞鸟。13有声音对他说:彼得,起来,宰了吃!14彼得说:主啊,千万不可!我从来不吃俗物和不洁的东西。15第二次又有声音对他说:上帝所洁净的,你不可当作俗物。16这样一连三次,那件东西就立刻收回天上去了。

About noon the following day as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the roof to pray. 10 He became hungry and wanted something to eat, and while the meal was being prepared, he fell into a trance. 11 He saw heaven opened and something like a large sheet being let down to earth by its four corners. 12 It contained all kinds of four-footed animals, as well as reptiles and birds. 13 Then a voice told him, “Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.” 14 “Surely not, Lord!” Peter replied. “I have never eaten anything impure or unclean.” 15 The voice spoke to him a second time, “Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.” 16 This happened three times, and immediately the sheet was taken back to heaven.

 

重点学习

我们一旦听到上帝的呼唤,就必须即刻动身前往祂所指示的地方,而不是一再拖延。

彼得根据当时的传统,约中午时分前去祷告。在忙碌的生活中安排一段特定的祷告时间是好的。这样做不是因为我们非得遵循一套特定的行程或安排,而是以免我们忘了那最重要的事 ——祷告。我们对时间的观念应该像我们对空间的观念一样。

 

Lessons Learn

We must not put it off from day to day but go quickly wherever God calls us, as soon as we hear his voice.

Peter went to pray about noon according to his custom, for when we are busy almost all day it is good to have certain times appointed for prayer–not because we are tied to set times, but in case we should forget about prayer when it should be our priority. We should think in the same way about time as we do about place.