对今日诗句的想法

我们最糟的倾向便是“以恶报恶”、“以牙还牙”、“冤冤相报”。然而神始终希望他的百姓对世人、社会和人际关系有救赎的影响。保罗提醒在罗马的基督徒们,“不要以恶报恶”(罗马书12:17)。而这处经文中,神的智者教导了我们相同的真理。爱能够在困难的环境下平息争端,恨却燃起苦毒的怒火。神呼召我们成为不属于这个世界的特殊百姓。虽然不易,但却有神的大能相伴!

Thoughts on Today's Verse...

Our worst tendencies want to repay evil with evil, spite for spite, pettiness with pettiness, and hatefulness with hatefulness. God has always wanted his people to be the redemptive influence in their world, society, and relationships. Paul reminded the Christians in Rome to "not repay evil with evil" (Romans 12:17). Jesus said, "love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven" (Matthew 5:44–45). Here, God's wise man teaches us a similar truth. Love removes the teeth out of difficult situations, while hatefulness only turns up the flames of bitterness and spite. We're called to be a different kind of people; Jesus-shaped people that leave the world a different and better place than we found it. It isn't always easy, but it is always powerful.

我的祷告

天父啊,我承认自己在怒火中会不自觉地回击。愿圣灵洁净与救赎的影响,以及圣灵所激发的爱,除去我品格中的渣滓。奉主耶稣之名祈求,阿们!

My Prayer...

Father, I confess that when I'm wronged it makes me angry and I'm tempted to strike back in kind. Please, remove the baser side of my character through the cleansing and redeeming influence of your Holy Spirit and the love your Spirit inspires. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

"今天的诗句"上的这些想法和祷告都由Phil Ware 编著。如有疑问或想评论欢迎访问 phil@verseoftheday.com

Today's Verse Illustrated


Inspirational illustration of 箴言 10:12

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