每日灵修 4/3/2019    “祂命令我们向世人传道”

34 彼得说:“现在我深深地明白,上帝不偏待人。 35 无论哪一个民族,只要敬畏祂,秉公行义,都会蒙祂接纳。 36 上帝借着万物的主宰——耶稣基督把平安的福音传给以色列人。 37 你们都知道,自从约翰宣讲洗礼以来,从加利利开始,整个犹太地区发生了什么事。 38 你们也知道,拿撒勒人耶稣是上帝用圣灵和大能膏立的。祂周游四方,广行善事,医好被魔鬼压制的人,因为上帝与祂同在。 39 我们亲眼目睹了耶稣在犹太全境和耶路撒冷所做的一切。可是,世人却把祂钉死在十字架上。 40 但第三天,上帝使祂从死里复活,并且向人显现, 41 不是向所有的人显现,而是向被上帝预先拣选为祂做见证的人显现,就是我们这些在祂复活以后与祂一同吃喝过的人。 42 祂命令我们向世人传道,见证祂就是上帝指派来审判活人和死人的那位。 43 所有先知也都为祂做见证说,‘谁信祂,谁的罪就能借着祂的名得到赦免。’”       使徒行传 10:34-43

34 Then Peter began to speak to them: “I truly understand that God shows no partiality, 35 but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him. 36 You know the message he sent to the people of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ—he is Lord of all. 37 That message spread throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John announced: 38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power; how he went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. 39 We are witnesses to all that he did both in Judea and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a tree; 40 but God raised him on the third day and allowed him to appear, 41 not to all the people but to us who were chosen by God as witnesses, and who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. 42 He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one ordained by God as judge of the living and the dead. 43 All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.”  Acts 10:34-43

注释: 彼得和哥尼流相见之后, 他们各自讲了上帝给他们的异象。 彼得这时候明白了, 上帝差遣他到哥尼流, 是要他向哥尼流——–一个敬畏上帝外邦人—-来传讲耶稣基督死而复活的福音。 这是使徒向外邦人传福音的开始。 上帝要天下所有人听到这福音,因着信耶稣而罪得赦免, 并且得到永生。 所以, 彼得一开始就说, “现在我深深地明白,上帝不偏待人”。

默想: 从死里复活的耶稣没有 “向所有的人显现,而是向被上帝预先拣选为祂做见证的人显现”。同样的道理, 上帝没有给所有的人异象,  而是给了像彼得,哥尼流, 保罗几个人。  这是上帝的安排。 我们没有见到复活的耶稣, 我们也可能不会看见异象。 但是, 我们听到了使徒传给世人的福音,这就是上帝给我们的最大的祝福。 听了福音的人就有责任把福音传给没有听过福音的人。 上帝要通过福音来改变我们每个人, 改变我们的社会。

属灵的操练: 邀请人到教会, 听到福音。

用自己的言行为福音做见证。

祷告:天父, 感谢祢赐个我们耶稣基督的福音。 感谢福音的种子在我们的心田扎根生长,结出丰硕的果子。  求祢赐给我们信心和爱心, 让我们能把福音传给更多的人。 阿门。

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