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聖經的重要信息:管教
作者:讀經:希伯來書十二章1至11節

有些字詞是我們不喜歡聽見的,例如:醫院、癌症、失業、死亡、懲罰、沮喪、衰退。

我們今天談論的聖經字詞,也是我們不喜歡聽見,當然更不喜歡經歷的了。可是,它在舊約卻經常出現,在新約也出現過不少次。單是在今天選讀的經文中,便出現了十次,它便是「管教」。

「管教」一詞的原意是「教導孩童」。懲罰是否教導孩童的唯一方式?當然不是。做父母的,如果只懂得用懲罰來管教兒女,那麼,他們可能只算是虐兒。

教導孩童包括很多方面,例如是教誨、勸勉、指導等。唯有當孩童一直不理會父母的教誨,違反父母的指示,父母才會送他某種形式的懲罰。

我們的天父也會管教祂的兒女,但只為了一個確切的目標:使我們長成祂兒子耶穌基督的模樣。因此,當我們任意而行的時候,祂不會袖手旁觀,反之,祂必會引導我們走回正路。大衛也受過神的管教,他怎麼說呢?「黑夜白日,你的手在我身上沉重。」(詩三十二4)

今天的經文告訴我們,主必管教祂所愛的兒女。我們要記著,是主自己要管教我們,所以,祂必知道甚麼是對我們最好,而且,祂的管教永遠是出於愛。

我們各人在年少時,都有肉身父親的管教,但肉身的父親總有限制,不一定知道甚麼對我們最好(10節)。神卻會一生管教我們,而祂更有完全的智慧,知道甚麼對我們最好。肉身的父親管教我們時,目標往往是著眼於我們的今生;但天父的目標,卻同時包括我們的今生和來世。我們豈不是更值得信靠祂嗎?

緊記:神的管教永遠是出於愛,而不是怒氣。


GREAT WORDS OF THE BIBLE CHASTENING - A word we may not like

BIBLE READING:Hebrews 12:1-11

What are some of the words we do not like to hear? Hospital? Cancer? Unemployed? Death? Punishment? Depression? Recession?

Here is a word we may not like to hear and certainly would rather not experience it. Occurring frequently in the Old Testament it is also spoken of in various ways in the New Testament. In today‵s reading the word ‘discipline’ is used 10 times. In the KJV the word is ‘chastening’ .Either word is something not many people like.

But the word in the original actually means ‘child training’. Is punishment the only kind of training there is? Certainly not. Any parent who believes that, could only be described as sadistic.

Child training has many aspects. Guidance, counsel, instruction are all included. Only when continued disregard for those important parts of training, does punishment in one form or another enter into it.

Our Heavenly Father does discipline his children but with a definite purpose in mind, to make us more like his Son, Jesus Christ. And he doesn‵t let us go along on our own road without doing something about it. What did David say? ‘Day and night your hand was heavy upon me.’ (Psalm 32:4.)

Our reading speaks of the Lord disciplining those he loves. We need to remember who is doing the disciplining. If it is the Lord, then he obviously knows what is best for us. And it would always be in love.

We all had fathers for a few short years (v.10) and their knowledge was imperfect. God will discipline us through our whole life. His knowledge is divinely complete. Our father‵s aim was our earthly future, while God‵s aim includes both our earthly and heavenly future. Why don‵t we trust him more?

A LINE FOR TODAY: In love and not in anger all his chastenings come.‵


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如果沒有信主
在人生的道路上遇到種種挫折
以前都是怨天尤人
現在我懂了
上帝是為了我們走向光明大道
不得不管教我們
感謝主,阿門
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