对今日诗句的想法

对于基督徒来说,神的殿有两层含义:基督的身体(哥林多前书6:19-20),和组成教会的人(哥林多前书3:16)。因为组成教会的人有缺欠的地方,许多人对他们的伪善吹毛求疵。然而神的教会在神眼中看为宝贵,我们的态度也当如此。任何以纷争败坏神教会的人,终必被败坏。神保守教会走过历史中一切破坏与逼迫,以及神对瑕疵的百姓所组成的教会充满耐心,这一切展现了神对其百姓的信实。神仍是教会的中心,惟有神应当被高举。神的话语掌管教会,而非教会自身的意愿。

Thoughts on Today's Verse...

For Christians, God's temple is one of two related things: either the Christian's body (1 Cor. 6:19-20) or the group of people who make up his Church (1 Cor. 3:16). Because of the flaws in people who make up our churches, many are hypercritical of their hypocrisy. But God's Church is precious to him, and should be to us. Anyone who destroys his Church through division will be utterly destroyed. God's faithfulness to his people is seen in his preservation of the Church through all the ravages and persecutions of history and his patience with the flawed people who are in his Church. But, God is still the center of the Church and he alone is to be exalted. The Church is still to be governed by his Word and not just their own will.

我的祷告

圣洁、无可比拟的神啊,你在历史长河中保守你的教会,使你坚定不移的爱与信实得以展现,我要赞美你的爱与信实。我要珍视你的教会,并尽我所能帮助教会成长、成熟,更有主耶稣的形象。我意识到你且只有你高于一切,教会也不能过于你话语中所启示的旨意。即使我的教会不全然尊崇你,愿你赐予我勇气,向你保守纯正。奉主耶稣之名祈求,阿们!

My Prayer...

Holy and incomparable God, I praise you for your steadfast love and faithfulness revealed in your preservation of your Church through all the years of history. I will cherish your Church and do all I can to help it grow and mature to become more like Jesus. I recognize that you and you alone are to be exalted above all other things and that church must never be more important than your will revealed in your word. Give me the courage to be true to you even if the church with whom I'm involved may not completely honor you. Through Jesus 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 诗篇 138:2

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