神爱世人,甚至将他的独生子赐给他们,叫一切信他的,
不至灭亡,反得永生。(约3:16)

【双语灵修】葛培理布道团:得享安息(2018-5-19)

作者: 葛培理布道团 来源:基督时报蒙允转载2018年05月19日 09:48

“你们当以基督耶稣的心为心:”腓立比书 2:5

Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus  Philippians 2:5 NRSV

圣经告诉我们,我们的心志应该为基督完全掌管。保罗劝勉我们,要以基督的心为心。要接受,不是阻拦。这里是一个必须的选择,或左或右。好像一首歌唱的,要么拥有一切,要么一无所有。Oliver Barclay指出,尽心尽力爱神,就是要他在我们的生命中启示他的真理,要我们的思想、态度、崇拜、行为都有一致性。这些都是神的圣洁和恩典的彰显。圣经在谈到心志时,不是要说一种哲学,而是要神的真理掌管我们的生命。

我们的心志不能是真空的,要么被良善填满,要么被邪恶填满。要么是肉体,要么是基督。我们可以控制进入心志的东西。严格地说,心志要拒绝一切邪恶。我们要选择哪些电视节目可以看,哪些书可以读,哪些事可以想,甚至哪些事可以进入我们的梦乡。另一方面,也要考虑哪些东西可以进入我们的心志。仅仅把坏的思绪排斥在外是不够的。还要引进圣洁的东西,读经、祷告、团契、聚会,都是不可缺少的。一位智者说,把你的心志交给基督,叫他的智慧引导你。诗人M. W. Biggs写道:

主啊,你掌管一切

掌管我的一言一行

在我可腐朽的身体上

彰显你不朽的祝福

主啊,求你充满我

用你的爱充满我

用上面的事吸引我

叫我服事、跟随你

The Bible plainly indicates that our mental powers are to be brought under the control of Christ. “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus,” says Paul in Philippians 2:5 “Let [don’t hinder, allow] this mind be in you” suggests that we can have the mind of Christ, or we can rejet it. A popular song describes this attitude with the words “all or nothing at all.”Oliver Barclay observed, “Fundamentally, to love God with all our mind is to let God’s revealed truth work through our lives so that our thinking, our attitudes, our worship, and our deeds are consistent. They should all be the result of God’s holiness and love and grace toward us… The Bible, when it talks of the mind, is not asking us to develop a philosophy … but to allow revealed truth to control us.”

The human mind cannot be a vacuum. It will be filled either with good or evil. It will be either carnal or Christlike. We can control the kind of thoughts that enter our minds. Negatively, the mind must be turned away from all evil. We must choose the kind of television programs we see. We must be careful of the kind of things we read; the things we think about; the things that occupy our daydreams. Positively the mind must be set on things that are above. It is not enough to put bad thoughts out of our minds. Godly thoughts must be put in by Bible reading, prayer, and communion with Christ, fellowship with other Christians, Christian fellowship in the church.Some unknown wise man has suggested, “Give your mind to Christ that you may be guided by His wisdom.”The poet, M. W. Biggs, put it well:

Be Thou my Object, Lord, this day,

Controlling all I do or say;

That thro’ this mortal frame of mine,

Thy blessed traits may ever shine!

Oh! Fill me, Lord, with Thy deep love,

Attract my mind to things above;

And truly serve and follow Thee!

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