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Perfectly Humble 完全地谦卑


Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves – Philippians 2:3

“Do you believe that Moses wrote all of the Pentateuch (the first five books of the bible)?” the lecturer asked. Most of us nodded. “Okay, turn your Bibles to Numbers 12:3. What does the verse say?” Many in the class burst out laughing. The verse read, “Now Moses was a very humble man, more humble than anyone else on the face of the earth.” “Do you really believe that Moses would actually write that he was the ‘more humble than anyone else on the face of the earth.’ And if he did, would he really be the most humble man?” asked the lecturer.

The second aspect of perfecting grace that Wesley espoused was that “Christian perfection does not make a superior Christian.”94 Harper continues, “Wesley rejected any idea of a status system among believers.”95 Wesley writes in his “Brief Thoughts on Christian Perfection,” “By perfection I mean the humble, gentle, patient love of God, and our neighbour, ruling our tempers, words, and actions.”96 We can thus learn that anyone who experienced Christian perfection would be filled with humility instead of entertaining ideas of being superior to another. Harper concludes, “As with everything else in the Christian faith, the experience of Christian perfection is of grace, not of works lest anyone should boast.”97


凡事不可结党,不可贪图虚浮的荣耀;只要存心谦卑,各人看别人比自己强。 《腓立比书》2:3

"你相信摩西写下所有五经书(圣经的前五本书)吗?”讲师问道。我们大多数人点点头。 “好吧,把你的圣经翻到《民数记》12:3。这节经文说了什么?” 班上的许多人都大笑起来。这节经文写道:“现在摩西是一个非常谦卑的人,比世上所有的人都谦卑。” “你真的相信摩西会写出他比世上所有的人都谦卑吗?” “如果他这么做,他真的是最谦卑的人吗?”讲师问道。

约翰.卫斯理所提倡的完全恩典的第二个方面是“基督徒的完全不是使人成为成为一个高级的基督徒”。哈珀继续说道:“卫斯理拒绝了信徒之间任何地位体系的想法。”约翰.卫斯理在他的“关于基督徒完全的简要思考” ,“”完全是指谦卑,温柔,耐心地爱上帝和我们的邻舍,控制我们的脾气,言语和行为。“因此,我们可以得知,任何经历过基督徒完全的人都会充满谦卑而不是抱着优于别人的想法。哈珀总结说:“与基督教信仰的其他一切一样,基督徒经历完全是靠着恩典而不是工作,免得有人自夸。”


反思

有人会形容你谦卑吗?在今天的灵修之后,你如何在祷告中回应上帝?

Reflection

Would anyone describe you as being humble? How would you respond to God in prayer after today’s devotional?

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