50-為什麼﹖

What Is This About?

 

We were well pleased to impart to you not only the gospel of God,

but also our own lives.

(1 Thessalonians 2:8)

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Love. Forgiveness. Mercy. Grace. Goodness. Compassion. Kindness. Generosity.

 

Who in the world would be against these characteristics? Who could oppose such positive forces in a person’s life? In other words, who could be against Christians? Who could call Christians nasty names, consider them dangerous, and seek to put as much distance as possible between themselves and Christians?

 

Who? Many people. But why? It’s because in the Christians they already know, they do not observe love, forgiveness, compassion, goodness, kindness, mercy, grace, and generosity.

 

They won’t see Christ and His attributes if we’re standing in the way. If we have a self-serving agenda or cause, they’ll see our hate instead of our love, our grudges instead of our forgiveness, our indifference instead of our compassion, our harshness instead of our goodness. Our lives need to be consistent with the message we proclaim (1 Thessalonians 2:1~12).

 

Christianity is about Christ and His loving, forgiving, and compassionate gift of eternal life. Anything we do that reflects something else gives others the wrong idea.

 

It’s all about Jesus. Let Him shine through your life so that others can see Him.

 

Meditate: Show me the way, Lord, let my light shine As an example of good to mankind; Help them to see the patterns of Thee, Shining in beauty, lived out in me.

Aphorism:Live so that others will want to know your Savior.

 

為什麼?

 

「我們......不但願意將上帝的福音給你們,連自己的性命也願意給你們。」

(帖撒羅尼迦前書2章8節)

 

仁愛、饒恕、憐憫、恩典、良善、同情、仁慈、慷慨。

 

世上有誰會反對這些品格?誰能抵抗一個人生命中這類正面的力量?換句話說,誰能抵擋基督徒?誰能咒駡基督徒、認為他們是危險的、並且極力地與基督徒保持距離?

 

誰?很多人。但是為什麼呢?因為他們早就看穿基督徒並不持守仁愛、饒恕、憐憫、恩典、良善、同情、仁慈、慷慨這些品格。

 

如果我們成了絆腳石,他們便無法認識基督及他的屬性。若我們只顧自己的事,他們看見的會是我們的憎恨而不是我們的愛、是我們的怨恨而不是我們的饒恕、是我們的漠不關心而不是我們的同情、是我們的苛刻而不是我們的良善。我們的生命應當與我們所傳講的資訊一致 (帖撒羅尼迦前書2章1~12節)

 

基督教是關於基督以及他給我們的永生生活注入了慈愛、饒恕以及同情心。若我們所做的任何事反應出別的特質,那會帶給別人錯誤的想法。

 

基督教與耶穌有關。願他借著你的生命發光,好使別人能得見他。

 

默想:為我指路,主,讓我如光閃耀;身體力行,讓我成為人們榜樣;

幫助人們,看見你的生命軌跡;美麗光芒,正在我生命裏發亮。

格言:生活準則:人們因認識你而想瞭解你的救主。

 

轉載:住在鄰近遠方的信仰前輩

發表於2008/06/16 11:09 (2355閱讀)


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