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【双语灵修】葛培理布道团:做门徒的代价(2018-6-13)

作者: 葛培理布道团 来源:万博体育注册_新万博体育手机客户端_万博体育ios下载_【唯一授权官网】蒙允转载2018年06月13日 09:38

“你们哪一个要盖一座楼,不先坐下算计花费,能盖成不能呢?”路加福音 14:28

For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost…?  Luke 14:28

好多年前,惠顿学院毕业的学生Jim Elliot去厄瓜多尔做了传教士。在他被杀害之前,他写下一句话:一个傻瓜不会放下不能持有的,来获取不能失去的。 基督徒的信仰是要付出血汗和泪水的,这是门徒的代价。我们到主的面前,他拿去我们的负担,我们的罪、我们与神的隔绝、我们的无望。“我心里柔和谦卑,你们当负我的轭,学我的样式;”(太11:29 )这轭不是轻的,但是主与我们一起负担。“因为我的轭是容易的,我的担子是轻省的。”(太11:30 )

基督要我们跟随他,不管付出怎样的代价。他没有承诺我们的路会一直很平坦。生命总有波折。我们选择基督,不是因为他拿走我们的痛苦,而是给我们勇气和力量面对和承担,并战胜自己。Corrie ten Boom说,最坏的事情可能发生,但最好的已经给我们留下。Walter L. Wilson说,神更愿意改造我们的生命,而不是给予我们什么东西。你是什么样的门徒?

A generation ago, Jim Elliot went from Wheaton College to become a missionary to the Aucas in Ecuador. Before he was killed, he wrote, “He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.”The Christian faith brings its own “blood, sweat, and tears” to those who would follow Jesus Christ. Christ calls us to discipleship. When we come to Him, He takes away one set of burdens-the burden of sin, the burden of guilt, the burden of separation from God, the burden of hopelessness. But He also calls upon us to “Take my yoke upon you and learn from me” (Matthew 11:29). It is not a yoke that is too heavy for us to bear, for Christ bears it with us: “For my yoke is easy and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:30).

Nevertheless, Christ calls us to follow Him, regardless of the cost, and He has never promised that our path will always be smooth. There is no life that is without its own set of burdens. I have chosen Christ, not because He takes away my pain, but because He gives me strength to cope with that pain, and in the long range to realize victory over it. Corrie ten Boom said, “The worst can happen, but the best remains.”The late Dr. Walter L. Wilson once said, “God is more interested in making us what He wants us to be than giving us what we ought to have.” Is that the way I’m living my life?

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