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:你是否看到十字架是神的美意(2017-4-11)

作者: 葛培理 来源:基督时报 蒙允转载2017年04月11日 09:00

上帝的美意  Good Plan

读经

耶和华却定意将他压伤,使他受痛苦。耶和华以他为赎罪祭 。他必看见后裔,并且延长年日。耶和华所喜悦的事必在他手中亨通。” 以赛亚书 53:10 

But it was the Lord’s good plan to crush him and cause him grief. Yet when his life is made an offering for sin, he will have many descendants. He will enjoy a long life, and the Lord’s good plan will prosper in his hands. I S A I A H 5 3 : 1 0

默想

圣经中最让人纠结的一段经文就是以赛亚书五十三章十节。经文说,耶和华却定意 将他压伤,使他受痛苦。耶和华以他为赎罪祭。上帝为什么要对他的儿子,他的忠仆,如此狠心,而且还说是他的美意?一个很清白无辜的人,在被背叛、诬陷、折磨、钉死之后,还要承认这是完美的计划?在人看来,显然是很糟糕的计划。

然而,在上帝看来,这是一件美善的事。上帝创造的一切都出自他的美意。可惜因为罪,人类要付出死亡的代价。耶稣为了赦免我们,给我们新生命,他上了十字架。换言之,为了让这个世界重生,上帝的拯救蓝图里,已经包含了耶稣的受难。因为耶稣的作为,受难节那一天也被称为“美好的星期五”。当然,耶稣复活,也证明他战胜了死亡。

One of the most startling lines in the Bible is found in Isaiah 53:10. It says that everything that happened to God’s “Suffering Servant”—all the crushing and grieving, the accusations and execution, the carrying of humanity’s sin and disdain—was all a part of the Lord’s “good plan” for his Son. How is someone—someone innocent, I might add—being betrayed, arrested, falsely accused, tortured, and executed a “good plan”? That certainly sounds like a very bad idea, right?

The “good” in the plan, however, is the key. God created everything “good,” but because death was brought to creation through sin, Jesus took it all upon himself through the cross so that he could offer forgiveness and new life. In other words, God’s rescue blueprint called for the terrible things that happened to Jesus in order to restore “good” to this earth. As a result of what Jesus did, the day of crucifixion became known as “Good Friday,” and the day of resurrection would prove victory over death.

祷告

耶稣,你的美意大大高过于我。谢谢你一直这样美善纯全。阿们。

Jesus, your idea of “good” is so much better than mine. Thank you for being so good. Amen.

行动

拿出一张纸,写下耶稣受难的意义,具体一些。看看怎样帮助你身边的人,接受耶稣。

On a piece of paper, brainstorm all that is “good” that Jesus offers through the cross. Which of these things would be life changing for someone you know?

 

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