Bible Verses

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“并要以恩慈相待,存怜悯的心,彼此饶恕,正如 神在基督里饶恕了你们一样。”以弗所书4:32

爱与包容,是基督徒分别为圣、喜乐得力的美好见证。

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. (Ephesians 4:32)

Embracing each other with love despite the differences will be a good testimony for Christ.

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我賜給你們一條新命令,乃是叫你們彼此相愛,我怎樣愛你們,你們也要怎樣相愛。 你們若有彼此相愛的心,眾人因此就認出你們是我的門徒了。」 約翰福音 13:34-35

在我们生命中,爱是最有力的工具。 然而,没有多少人知道如何使用它,或者应用它。

A new command I give you: love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.’ John 13:34-35.

Love is a powerful tool in our life but not many people know how to use it or make it applicable.

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耶和华说:我知道我向你们所怀的意念是赐平安的意念,不是降灾祸的意念,要叫你们末后有指望。 你们要呼求我,祷告我,我就应允你们。 你们寻求我,若专心寻求我,就必寻见。(耶利米书 29:11-13)

神对我们的计划是用心良苦。要接受神的计划,我们要发问,祷告和聆听。

For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart’ (Jeremiah 29:11-13)

God’s plan for us is of good intentions. To receive God’s plan we must ask, pray and listen.

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他从高天伸手抓住我,把我从大水中拉上来。17 他救我脱离我的劲敌和那些恨我的人,因为他们比我强盛。(诗篇 18:16-17)

这首诗篇把我们带回到摩西的故事,通过红海。当我们感到不堪重负的情况下,在我们身边,上帝从他的观点和力量来帮助我们。我们可能会觉得,我们将被摧毁,但上帝看到更大的画面- 他的力量是更大的。耶稣垂听我们的祷告。他曾救我们,他会再次拯救!

He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters. 17 He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me.. (Psalms 18:16-17)

This Psalm brings us back to the story of Moses going through the Red Sea. When we feel overwhelmed by the circumstances around us, God reaches us from a place of perspective and power. We may feel that we will be destroyed, but God sees the bigger picture — His power is greater. Jesus Christ hears our prayers. He has delivered us and will deliver us again!

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因为神赐给我们不是胆怯的心,乃是刚强、仁爱、谨守的心。(提摩太后书 1:7)

相信上帝并不意味着我们是绝望的和软弱的,相反,我们知道谁是生命的主人。

For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. (2 Timothy 1:7)

Believing God does not mean we are desperate and weak; in the contrary, we know who is the master of life.

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耶和华说:“我的意念非同你们的意念,我的道路非同你们的道路。 天怎样高过地,照样,我的道路高过你们的道路,我的意念高过你们的意念。(以赛亚书 55:8-9)

知道上帝是至高者,我们应进一步谦卑自己跟随他。

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. (Isaiah 55:8-9)

Knowing God is the Most High; we should further humble ourselves to follow Him.

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我爱你们,正如父爱我一样,你们要常在我的爱里。(约翰福音 15:9)

这是解脱的,因为我们的情感不稳定的,以及是善变的,但天父的爱对我们是永远不变。所以请记住,神的爱是如此巨大,你我是无法把握它的长阔高深,所以要在天父的爱里放心,并相信爱,让天父的爱去改变你。

“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. (John15:9)

This is liberating because our love goes up and down and has a tendency to be fickle, but the Father’s love for us never changes. So remember that God’s love is so great that you or I cannot grasp its height or depth, so rest in that love, believe in that love, and let God’s love change you.

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预备打仗的兵来到希伯仑见大卫,要照着耶和华的话将扫罗的国位归于大卫…以萨迦支派,有二百族长,都通达时务,知道以色列人所当行的,他们族弟兄都听从他们的命令;(历代志上 12:23-32)

历代志作家有一个独特的观察,他了解以萨迦并知道以色列应该做些什么。世界是不断变化的。我们可有抽出时间来观察社区在变化吗?这是21世纪教会的挑战,不仅要了解时代,而是同时知道该怎么做神的工作。

“These are the numbers of the men armed for battle who came to David at Hebron to turn Saul’s kingdom over to him… from Issachar, men who understood the times and knew what Israel should do – 200 chiefs, with all their relatives under their command (1 Chronicles 12:23-32)

The writer of Chronicles makes a unique observation of the men of Issachar—they understood the times and knew what Israel should do. The world is constantly changing. are we taking the time to understand the ways that our communities are changing? This is the challenge of the church in the 21st Century—to not only understand the times, but also to know what to do.

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你派他管理你手所造的,使万物,就是一切的牛羊,田野的兽,空中的鸟,海里的鱼,凡经行海道的,都服在他的脚下。” (诗篇 8:6)

神委托给我们管理地球上的一切,是因为他要我们在责任中成长。所以不要因为事情还没有完成,便退缩或埋怨天父。这是一个特权也是任务,是天父赐给每个人的。

“You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their feet (Psalms 8:6)

There are things that God delegates to us because He wants us to grow in roles of responsibility. So don’t shrink back and blame God or others because things are not done—you have a mandate from God to rule in your circumstances. This is a privilege that God gives to every human on the earth.

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神啊,你的意念向我何等寶貴!其數何等眾多!我若數點,比海沙更多;我睡醒的時候,仍和你同在。” 詩篇139:17-18

詩人能夠向神作這種充滿感恩、滿足、安全的禱告,只因爲他内心深處,確實有神。

‘How precious to me are your thoughts,God! How vast is the sum of them! 18 Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand –     when I awake, I am still with you..’ (Psalms 139:17-18)

The psalmist’s prayer shows his understanding of God and his full acceptance of the true Provider!

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不要自欺,神是輕慢不得的;人種的是什麼,收的也是什麼。” 加拉太書6:7

人所做的,不論善或惡、公開或隱藏,神都必審問。

‘Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.’  (Galatians 6:7)

Whatever we do, whether it is good or evil, open or hidden, God will judge upon them.

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無論何人……..只把一杯涼水給這小子裏的一個喝,我實在告訴你們,這人不能不得賞賜。” 馬太福音10:42

涼水與小子,簡單卑微,人不在意,神卻重視。

‘And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose their reward.’ (Matthew 10:42)

Cold water and the little ones are simple things. Man does not take much attention but God does!

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主耶和華說,我不喜悅那死人之死,所以你們當回頭而存活。”以西結書18:32

神愛祂所創造的人;祂不願意看到人背棄祂、走向滅亡。

‘For I take no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Sovereign Lord. Repent and live!’  (Ezekiel 18:32)

God loves all of us and does not want to see men and women turn away from him.

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我們若是靠聖靈得生,就當靠聖靈行事。”加拉太書5:25

既是神的兒女,行事為人豈能以自己的血氣去迎合世界的要求。

‘Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.  (Galatians 5:25)

We are the new creation in Christ. So we should be careful in meeting worldly requests.

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主啊,求你使我嘴唇張開,我的口便傳揚讚美你的話!”詩篇51:15

大衛王的禱告,不也該是我們的心聲、我們的祈求?

‘Open my lips, Lord, and my mouth will declare your praise.  (Psalms 51:15)

The prayer by King David should also be echoed by us.

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我的恩典夠你用的,因為我的能力,是在人的軟弱上顯得完全。”哥林多後書12:9

人有軟弱,神有恩典,只要全心信靠,必能經歷神的豐盛與權能。

But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.  (2 Corinthians 12:9)

We all have weaknesses but God’s grace is sufficient. All we need is believe and trust Him.

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所以你们要彼此认罪,互相代求,使你们可以得医治。義人祈禱所發出的力量,是大有功效的。”雅各書5:16

手潔心清、謙卑順服的禱告,神必悅納。

Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. (James 5:16)

Pray with purity in mind and heart; and with humble and obedient attitude. God pleases this kind of prayer.

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火苗怎樣吞滅碎秸,乾草怎樣落在火焰之中,照樣,他們的根必像朽物,他們的花,必像灰塵飛騰。因為他們厭棄萬軍之耶和華的訓誨,藐視以色列聖者的言語。”以賽亞書5:24

拒絕神、離棄神的結果,是無以形容的悲劇。

Therefore, as tongues of fire lick up straw and as dry grass sinks down in the flames, so their roots will decay and their flowers blow away like dust; for they have rejected the law of the Lord Almighty    and spurned the word of the Holy One of Israel. (Ecclesiastes 5:19)

It would be a indescribable disaster if we reject God and keep ourselves away from God.

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神賜人資財豐富,使他能以吃用,能取自己的分,在他勞碌中喜樂,這乃是神的恩賜。” 傳道書5:19

許許多多人以爲是理所當然的事情,事實上是神的賞賜,是神的祝福。

Moreover, when God gives someone wealth and possessions, and the ability to enjoy them, to accept their lot and be happy in their toil – this is a gift of God. (Ecclesiastes 5:19)

While many people take many happened things for granted, we as believers know that it has been given by God and blessed by Him.

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你們要給人,就必有給你們的,並且用十足的升斗,連搖帶按,上尖下流的倒在你們懷裏;因為你們用什麼量器量給人,也必用什麼量器量給你們。” 路加福音6:38

無私的付出,福上加福;斤斤計較的,捉襟見肘。

‘Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.’ (Luke 6:38)

Giving with love as God has given to you.

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他們哀求你,便蒙解救。他們倚靠你,就不羞愧。” 詩篇22:5

神的信實與慈愛,豈能被人自己的頑強和無知,輕易否定得了!

‘To you they cried out and were saved; in you they trusted and were not put to shame.’ (Psalm 22:5)

God’s love and faithfulness is beyond our understanding.

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不要效法這個世界.只要心意更新而變化,叫你們察驗何為神的善良、純全可喜悅的旨意。”羅馬書12:2

與神親近、追求聖潔,才能令我們離棄世界似是而非的迷惑。

‘Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.’ (Romans 12:2)

Close to God and pursue purity in mind, then we would be able to identify the worldly things and not to follow it.

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我來本不是召義人悔改,乃是召罪人悔改。” 路加福音5:32

没有一个人是義人, 神希望看到的,是回頭的浪子。

‘I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.’ (Luke 5:32)

No one is righteousness. God wants to see us to turn to him with true confession

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要以手足之愛彼此相親,用恭敬的心互相禮讓。殷勤不可懶惰,心靈要火熱,常常服事主。” 羅馬書12:10-11

殷勤的服事,是敬虔、是愛、是謙卑,最真誠的表現。

‘Be devoted to one another in love. Honour one another above yourselves. 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervour, serving the Lord.’ (Romans 12:10-11)

Serving God with commitments. That shows the sincerity, love, humbleness and truthfulness.

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從施洗約翰的時候到如今,天國是努力進入的,努力的人就得著了。”馬太福音11:12

天國的好,不容置疑,但是要進入如此完美的國度,不能不謹慎遵從神的吩咐。

‘And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and men of violence take it by force.’ (Matthew 11:12)

In order to enter the kingdom of heaven, we must be cautious and obey his instructions.

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謹守訓誨的,乃在生命的道上;違棄責備的,便失迷了路。” 箴言10:17

正軌的火車順暢、平安;脫軌的悲劇,無以言喻。

‘Whoever heeds discipline shows the way to life, but whoever ignores correction leads others astray.’ (Proverbs 10:17)

When the train is on the track, it goes smoothly and peacefully. When the train is off the track, disaster will come.

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耶和華是我的力量,是我的盾牌;我心裏倚靠他就得幫助。所以我心中歡樂, 我必用詩歌頌贊他。” 詩篇28:7

詩人因爲對神的信靠,從而能夠在困苦中獲得力量和保障,重新燃起歡愉的希望。

‘The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.’ (Deuteronomy 1:30)

Because of the trust in God, the psalmist recommenced his hope even when he was in trouble.

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在你們前面行的耶和華─你們的神必為你們爭戰,正如他在埃及和曠野,在你們眼前所行的一樣。” 申命記 1:30

不會改變的神,過去如何帶領以色列人,今天也會給予我們同樣的保守,問題在乎我們對祂是否相信與敬畏。

‘The Lord your God, who is going before you, will fight for you, as he did for you in Egypt, before your very eyes.’ (Deuteronomy 1:30)

Our God never changed! How He lead the Israelites in the past will also lead us today. Believe and you will receive!

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若有人愛神,這人乃是神所知道的。” 哥林多前書8:3

默默的耕耘,也許不遭人注意,但是神既不會忽視也不會忘記。

‘But whoever loves God is known by God.’ (1 Corinthians 8:3)

God does not forget those who love Him and work for Him in silence.

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凡事我都可行,但不都有益處。凡事我都可行,但無論哪一件,我總不受它的轄制。”哥林多前書6:12

使徒保羅處事的原則,自由裡面帶著節制,既不被罪捆綁,也不受邪靈的奴役。

‘I have the right to do anything,’ you say – but not everything is beneficial. ‘I have the right to do anything’– but I will not be mastered by anything.’ (1 Corinthians 6:12)

The principle of Paul’s life is that there are disciplines in freedom and he refused to be bound by the evil spirit.

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遮掩自己罪過的,必不亨通;承認離棄罪過的,必蒙憐恤。” 箴言28:13

唯有清潔的心、正直的靈,才能引領我們看到神的公義,明白神的權能。

‘Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.’ (Proverbs 28:13)

We must have a confessed heart in order to understand God’s righteousness and power.

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耶和華啊,求你將你的道指教我;我要照你的真理行;求你使我專心敬畏你的名!”詩篇 86:11

詩人的祈求,既不是功名利祿,也不是榮華富貴。

‘Teach me your way, Lord, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.’ (Psalms 86:11)

Note that the psalmist does not request for wealth and career success but faithfulness.

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堅心倚賴你的,你必保守他十分平安,因為他倚靠你。” 以賽亞書26:3

真正的平安是來自神,不會來自屬於世界的事物或人。

‘You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.’ (Isaiah 26:3)

The real peace comes from God not from man or worldly things.

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他們不再饑、不再渴,日頭和炎熱也必不傷害他們。” 啓示錄 7:16

如此真正的平安,是神賜予所有接受羔羊的寳血把罪孽洗淨的人。

‘‘Never again will they hunger; never again will they thirst. The sun will not beat down on them,     nor any scorching heat..’ (Revelation 7:16)

Only for those who knows Christ and accepted His salvation will experience this real peace.

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就要禁止舌頭不出惡言,嘴唇不說詭詐的話。”詩篇34:13

當內心平靜、沒有仇恨苦毒時,就不會因口舌犯罪,傷人傷己,令神不悅。

‘‘keep your tongue from evil and your lips from telling lies.’ (Psalms 34:13)

When we have God’s peace in our heart, we will not develop the intention to hurt people.

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因為,我知道我的過犯;我的罪常在我面前。”詩篇51:3

正視罪,承認罪,遠離罪,不是別人該有的行爲,是我們自己每天必須嚴謹以對的事情。

‘‘For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me.’ (Psalms 51:3)

Have courage to accept that we are sinners and ask God’s forgiveness and change.

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你們各人若不從心裏饒恕你的弟兄,我天父也要這樣待你們。”馬太福音18:35

饒恕他人也許不容易,但是神嚴厲的警告,絕非戲言。

‘‘This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother or sister from your heart.’ (Matthew 18:35)

To forgive someone is not that easy but we must listen to God’s instructions and obey what He commands.

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他必按人所作的報應人,使各人照所行的得報。”約伯記34:11

神公義的審判,絕對不會因為人的否定或逃避,就不存在。

‘‘He repays everyone for what they have done; he brings on them what their conduct deserves.’ (Job 34:11)

God’s judgement exists disregard man’s rejection of God.

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你當去招聚書珊城所有的猶大人,為我禁食三晝三夜、不吃不喝我和我的宮女,也要這樣禁食,然後我違例進去見王,我若死就死罷。” 以斯帖記 4:16

王后以斯帖儘管急於營救族人,卻沒有忘記以敬畏神的態度,小心預備,謹慎行事。

‘‘Go, gather together all the Jews who are in Susa, and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my attendants will fast as you do. When this is done, I will go to the king, even though it is against the law. And if I perish, I perish.’ (Esther 4:16)

Although there was an urgency to save people, the Queen Esther did not forget to pay respect to God as she asked her people to go fasting.

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在曠野四十年,你養育他們,他們就一無所缺‧衣服沒有穿破,腳也沒有腫尼希米記9:21

舊約的神無微不至的看顧祂的子民,今天,神同樣以細膩周全的恩典來澆灌祂的兒女。

‘For forty years you sustained them in the wilderness; they lacked nothing, their clothes did not wear out nor did their feet become swollen.’ (Nehemiah 9:21)

God looks after His people during the Old Testament times. He does the same today for His children.

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與喜樂的人要同樂;與哀哭的人要同哭。”羅馬書 12:15

不嫉妒,才能與人同樂;懂得愛,才能與人同哭。

‘‘Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.’ (Romans 12:15)

Without jealousy you could rejoice with others; with love you could mourn with others.

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你話的總綱是真實,你一切公義的典章是永遠長存。” 詩篇119:160

只要真心信服神的大能,我們也會像詩人說出同樣的禱詞。

‘‘All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal.’ (Psalms 119:160)

The psalmist utters these words out of his reverence of God and from his sincere heart.

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摩西對他們說:所收的,不許什麼人留到早晨。然而他們不聽摩西的話,內中有留到早晨的,就生蟲變臭了;摩西便向他們發怒。” 出埃及記 16:19-20

偏行己路的結果:不堪設想。

‘‘Then Moses said to them, ‘No one is to keep any of it until morning.’20 However, some of them paid no attention to Moses; they kept part of it until morning, but it was full of maggots and began to smell. So Moses was angry with them.’ (Mark 4:20)

The consequences of acting on your own will and desire is detrimental.

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那撒在好土裏的,就是人聽了道,領受了,並且結了果實,有三十倍的,有六十倍的,有一百倍的。” 馬可福音 4:20

農人播種前必須先把泥土預備好以確保種籽的生長;人內心的土壤同樣需要適當的裝備才能結出聖靈美好的果子。

‘‘Others, like seed sown on good soil, hear the word, accept it, and produce a crop – some thirty, some sixty, some a hundred times what was sown.’ (Mark 4:20)

Farmers would prepare the soil before sowing seeds. Our hearts work the same way, we need to equipped with God’s word so that we can bear fruit.

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體貼肉體的就是死,體貼聖靈的乃是生命平安。” 羅馬書8:6

肉體是指老我的貪婪、怨恨、詭詐、嫉妒等種種罪性;得救重生的人若不遠離罪、親近神的話,豈能確實享受到新生命的祝福?

‘‘The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.’ (Romans 8:6)

Here the meaning of flesh is referring to greed, envy, anger and sneaky or any sinful desires. If we want the real life we must let the Spirit controls our mind.

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不要為自己積攢財寶在地上,地上有蟲子咬,能鏽壞,也有賊挖窟窿來偷;只要積攢財寶在天上,天上沒有蟲子咬,不能鏽壞,也沒有賊挖窟窿來偷。”馬太福音6:19-20

每人都有兩個口袋,一個屬地,一個屬天;要往哪個口袋裡存放財寶,完全取決於自己。

‘‘Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.’ (Matthew 6:19:20)

We all have two pockets assuming you are wearing a pair of jean, one belongs to the world and the other belongs to the heaven. It’s up to you where you store up your treasures.

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耶穌看著他們說,在人這是不能的.在神凡事都能。” 馬太福音19:26

因爲耶穌是神,所以祂能顯示出人意料的神跡奇事。

‘Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.’ (Matthew 19:26)

Because Jesus is God, therefore He could perform wonders and miracles.

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他對人說,敬畏主就是智慧,遠離惡便是聰明。”約伯記28:28

敬畏神的人,祝福滿滿,悖逆神的人,或得管教,或至滅亡。

‘And he said to the human race, ‘The fear of the Lord – that is wisdom, and to shun evil is understanding.” (Job 28:28)

Those who fear God will be truly and richly blessed.

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所以,你們禱告要這樣說:我們在天上的父,願人都尊你的名為聖。”馬太福音6:9

能夠稱呼宇宙的造物主為天父,這是一種無可比擬的福氣,我們應當珍惜。

‘This, then, is how you should pray: ‘“Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name” (Matthew 6:9)

It is our privilege to call the Creator our Father in Heaven. Take heart and listen to what He says.

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摩西對耶和華說:主阿,我素日不是能言的人,就是從你對僕人說話以後,也是這樣。我本是拙口笨舌的。耶和華對他說:誰造人的口呢?誰使人口啞、耳聾、目明、眼瞎呢?豈不是我 ─ 耶和華麼?” 出埃及記4:10 – 11

摩西看見的是自己的不足,然而神要他經歷的,是神的大能,慈愛與救贖的計劃。

‘Moses said to the Lord, ‘Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.’ 11 The Lord said to him, ‘Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the Lord? (Exodus 4:10-11)

While Moses perceived his inadequacy, God wanted him to experience His power and love and His plan of rescue.

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在曠野四十年,你養育他們,他們就一無所缺:衣服沒有穿破,腳也沒有腫尼希米記 9:21

舊約的神無微不至的看顧祂的子民,今天,神同樣以細膩周全的恩典來澆灌祂的兒女。

‘For forty years you sustained them in the wilderness; they lacked nothing, their clothes did not wear out nor did their feet become swollen.’ (Nehemiah 9:21)

God shows us how he looked after the people of Israel in ancient days recorded in the Old Testament. At the same time, He is gracious to us and his mercy and grace is sufficient for us today.

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我們原是他的工作,在基督耶穌裏造成的,為要叫我們行善,就是神所預備叫我們行的。” 以弗所書 2:10

忘記自己身負的使命,就是忘記神、忘記祂在我們身上的計劃,以及祂的期望。

‘For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.’ (Ephesians 2:10)

Do not forget our mission: that is to do good works for God.

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主耶和華是我的力量;他使我的腳快如母鹿的蹄,又使我穩行在高處。” 哈巴谷書 3:19

先知哈巴谷能夠跨越疑惑、迷惘的黑暗,快步穩行走向屬靈的高處,只因爲他明白了神大能的作爲,領悟了神智慧的完全。

‘The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights..’ (Habakkuk 3:19)

The prophet Habakkuk shows how he understands God’s wisdom by declaring that God is his sole strength.

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愛是不加害與人的,所以愛就完全了律法。”羅馬書13:10

自私和驕傲,多言和浮躁,都會令人忘記愛的價值,愛的意義。

‘Love does no harm to a neighbour. Therefore love is the fulfilment of the law.’ (Romans 10:13)

The value of love is demonstrated by selflessness, humbleness and helpfulness.

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因為我們眾人必要在基督台前顯露出來,叫各人按著本身所行的,或善或惡受報。” 哥林多後書5:10

基督台前的審判比什麽都重要,我們豈能掉以輕心

‘For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due to us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.’ (2 Corinthians 5:10)

For all of us the most important thing is to face the judgment seat of Christ. Consider it seriously.

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不要彼此說謊.因你們已經脫去舊人,和舊人的行為, 穿上了新人.這新人在知識上漸漸更新,正如造他主的形像.”歌羅西書3:9-10

當我們的生命願意接受聖靈的轉化以後,才可能有更新的表現、流淌基督的愛。

‘Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices 10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.’ (Colossians 3:9-10)

When we let the work of the Holy Spirit transform us, we will be renewed and overflowing with God’s love.

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主耶和華說,我不喜悅那死人之死,所以你們當回頭而存活。”以西結書18:32

神愛祂所創造的人;祂不願意看到人背棄祂、走向滅亡。

‘For I take no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Sovereign Lord. Repent and live!’ (Ezekiel 18:32)

God loves everyone and does not want to see any of us turn away from Him and stroll to death.

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要以手足之愛彼此相親,用恭敬的心互相禮讓。” 羅馬書12:10

神是愛。愛是我們信仰的核心,也是我們待人的準則。

‘Be devoted to one another in love. Honour one another above yourselves.’ (Romans 12:10)

God is love. Love is the core of Christian belief. We should treat one another with love.

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他使我躺臥在青草地上,領我在可安歇的水邊。”詩篇23:2

背棄神的人,抱怨沒有得到神的愛;敬畏神的人,完全能夠體會神的慈愛與帶領。

‘He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters.’ (Psalms 23:2)

Fear God and you will experience His love and guidance.

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使人和平的人有福了,因為他們必稱為神的兒子。”馬太福音5:9

論斷或爭執,攻擊或傷害,都不是神的兒女該有的行爲。

‘Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.’ (Matthew 5:9)

When interact with others, we should make peace always as this is instructed by Jesus.

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耶穌對他們說:來跟從我,我要叫你們得人如得魚一樣。”馬可福音1:17

耶穌是神,只有神才能夠對人作如此權威的吩咐和應許。

‘Come, follow me,’ Jesus said, ‘and I will send you out to fish for people.’ (Mark 1:17)

Jesus is God. Only God could command this authority and promises like this.

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你們要常常喜樂.  我再說,你們要喜樂。” 腓立比書4:4

喜樂顯示出感恩的心,釋放的情懷,坦然的態度,還有:對神的信靠與仰望。

‘Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: rejoice!’ (Luke 11:13)

Having joy shows the gratitude and trust of God. It helps you to relax and be daring in doing the right thing.

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你們雖然不好,尚且知道拿好東西給兒女,何況天父,豈不更將聖靈給求他的人嗎?”路加福音11:13

信靠克服憂慮;仰望等候,更能夠體會神的慈愛與恩典。

If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!’ (Luke 11:13)

Faith overcomes anxiety. By waiting upon the Lord, we will experience His abundant love and grace.

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你們要使軟弱的手堅壯,無力的膝穩固。” 以賽亞書35:3

關心別人,自己成長。拒絕關心別人的人,常被轄制在愁煩苦惱中,一籌莫展。

‘Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way.’ (Isaiah 35:3)

When you care for others, it would also help you grow spiritually and maturely.

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王問我說,你要求甚麼。於是我默禱天上的神。”尼希米記 2:4

先禱告,再回答,先知尼希米以行動來顯示他是那麽謹慎的與神同行。

‘The king said to me, ‘What is it you want?’ Then I prayed to the God of heaven.’ (Nehemiah 2:4)

Pray first before reply. This was shown as an example by prophet Nehemiah how he walked with God.

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你們在我身上所學習的,所領受的,所聽見的,所看見的,這些事你們都要去行,賜平安的神就必與你們同在。” 腓立比書4:9

使徒保羅諄諄的教導,切切的叮嚀,為的是讓我們能夠享受到神豐盛的慈愛,無限的恩典。

‘Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me – put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.’ (Philippians 4:9)

What Paul has been passionately teaching us and reminding us is for our good so that we can enjoy the abundant love and unlimited grace of God.

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耶和華說,這一切都是我手所造的,所以就都有了。但我所看顧的,就是虛心痛悔、因我話而戰兢的人。” 以賽亞書66:2

神創造一切,擁有一切,但是祂所喜悅的,只是那些懂得謙卑悔改、俯伏敬畏祂的人。

‘Has not my hand made all these things, and so they came into being?’ declares the Lord.

‘These are the ones I look on with favour: those who are humble and contrite in spirit, and who tremble at my word..’ (Isaiah 66:2)

God creates everything and He owns everything. What He prefers are those who are humble and fear Him.

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我因此自己勉勵,對神、對人,常存無虧的良心。”使徒行傳24:16

使徒保羅雖然在面對人的審判,但是仍能坦然地說出他自己處事的原則,榮耀神的見證。

‘So I strive always to keep my conscience clear before God and man.’ (Acts 24:16)

The Apostle Paul was able to speak clearly of his principles when in court and stood for trial. A testimony of glorifying God.

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凡事都不可虧欠人,惟有彼此相愛,要常以為虧欠,因為愛人就完全了律法。”羅馬書13:8

與其因怪責別人導致自己犯罪,不如多檢討自己,努力實踐神的教導,蒙神喜悅。

‘Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.’ (Romans 13:8)

Instead of blaming others; we should review ourselves and work diligently in reverence of God’s teaching. That will please God.

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虛心的人有福了!因為天國是他們的。”馬太福音5:3

不依賴世界的財富,不炫耀自己的才華,懂得意識到自己的渺小而願意親近神的人,才能享受天國的豐盛。

‘Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.’ (Matthew 5:3)

Not depending on the worldly treasure, not boasting your talent and ability but humble before men and God, then you will understand the fruitfulness of faith.

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我向耶和華我的神祈禱、認罪,說:主啊,大而可畏的神,向愛主、守主誡命的人守約施慈愛。”但以理書9:4

但以理認罪的禱告,平和中的謙卑與順服充分顯示出敬畏的屬靈境界。

I prayed to the Lord my God and confessed: ‘Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and keep his commandments,  (Daniel 9:4)

The prayer of Daniel shown above shows his humbleness and respect before God.

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所以你們或吃或喝,無論作什麼,都要為榮耀神而行。”哥林多前書10:31

基督徒的行事爲人惟有以聖經教導為原則,才能夠滿足神的心意,討神喜悅。

‘‘So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.’ (1 Corinthians 10:31)

The Bible is the guide for all believers of whatever they do. That’s the only way to please God.

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你想野地裏的百合花怎麼長起來,它也不勞苦,也不紡線;然而我告訴你們,就是所羅門極榮華的時候,他所穿戴的,還不如這花一朵呢!”馬太福音6:28-29

如果我們深信是誰在牽著我們的手走向明天,就不會常常愁苦過活,失去新生命的見證。

‘‘And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labour or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendour was dressed like one of these.’ (Matthew 6:28-29)

If we truly believe who holds tomorrow, we shall not worry anymore of our future.

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我兒,要將你的心歸我;你的眼目也要喜悅我的道路。”箴言23:26

這是愛的呼喚,是祝福的承諾;神為我們所預備的遠遠超過我們所敢期盼。

‘My son, give me your heart and let your eyes delight in my ways,.’ (Proverbs 23:26)

This is the cry of love, the promise of blessings; God prepares much more than what we expected.

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“神非人,必不致說謊,也非人子,必不致後悔。他說話豈不照著行呢?他發言豈不要成就呢?”民數記 23:19

當我們願意認真相信神的信實、偉大與全能的時候,我們自然不會心存懷疑,也不會被淹沒在無望的沮喪裡。

‘God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfil?’ (Numbers 23:19)

When we truly know God, we will not have doubt instead we have every hope for life.

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“我的弟兄們,你們落在百般試煉中,都要以為大喜樂;因為知道你們的信心經過試驗,就生忍耐。但忍耐也當成功,使你們成全、完備,毫無缺欠。”雅各書 1:2-4

恒久、正確的忍耐給人帶來屬靈的盼望,也能令我們更合乎神的心意。

‘Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.’ (James 1:2-4)

Be perseverance and be patient is rightful in God’s eyes when dealing with life issues.

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