3 May 2021

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我不可把任何人当作不洁的
I should not call anyone impure

Acts 10:24-29

24第三天,他们到了该撒利亚。哥尼流已经招聚了自己的亲戚好友在恭候他们。25彼得一进去,哥尼流就迎接他,俯伏在他脚前叩拜。26彼得扶起他,说:起来,我也是人。27彼得和他说了话,就进去,看见许多人聚集在那里,28就对他们说:你们知道,犹太人本来是不准和外国人接近来往的,但上帝已经指示了我,不可把任何人当作凡俗或不洁的。29所以我一被邀请,就毫不推辞地来了。现在请问:你们请我来是为什么事?

24 The following day he arrived in Caesarea. Cornelius was expecting them and had called together his relatives and close friends. 25 As Peter entered the house, Cornelius met him and fell at his feet in reverence.26 But Peter made him get up. “Stand up,” he said, “I am only a man myself.” 27 While talking with him, Peter went inside and found a large gathering of people. 28 He said to them: “You are well aware that it is against our law for a Jew to associate with or visit a Gentile. But God has shown me that I should not call anyone impure or unclean. 29 So when I was sent for, I came without raising any objection. May I ask why you sent for me?”

 

重点学习

哥尼流的榜样教导我们当上帝向我们显明祂自己时,我们不可因懒惰或惧怕而熄灭那真知识的亮光,而是更加让我们的信心给予他人亮光,指引他们的道路。若我们与别人分享天国,我们不会因此而失去天国的任何一部分。反之,我们将更得荣耀。

如果我们把上帝配得的都献给祂,那就让我们的属灵敬拜全然归于祂。

彼得进一步说明他是毫不推辞来到哥尼流的家。这就是那神圣安静的信心 ——谦卑地遵行上帝的指示,不抗辩,把所有推辞的理由都消除。

 

Lessons Learn

Cornelius has taught us by his example that when God reveals himself to us we must not put out the light of his knowledge with sloth or fear, but we must rather take care to let our faith give other people light and show them the way. If we share the kingdom of heaven with other people, not even the least part of it can be taken away from us; rather, our glory becomes greater.

If we are to give God what is his, we must let spiritual worship be entirely his.

Peter added that he came without raising any objection. This is the holy silence of faith, when we humbly accept what God commands without protest, driving away whatever objections suggest themselves.