260靈修 August 30, 2011: 使徒行傳第廿六章 Acts:26

第廿六章

12 「那時,我領了祭司長的權柄和命令,往大馬士革去。13 王啊,我在路上,晌午的時候,看見從天發光,比日頭還亮,四面照著我並與我同行的人。14 我們都仆倒在地,我就聽見有聲音用希伯來話向我說:『掃羅!掃羅!為甚麼逼迫我?你用腳踢刺是難的!』 15 我說:『主啊,你是誰?』主說:『我就是你所逼迫的耶穌。16 你起來站著,我特意向你顯現,要派你作執事,作見證,將你所看見的事和我將要指示你的事證明出來。17 我也要救你脫離百姓和外邦人的手。
18 我差你到他們那裏去,要叫他們的眼睛得開,從黑暗中歸向光明,從撒但權下歸向 神;又因信我,得蒙赦罪,和一切成聖的人同得基業。』」

 

默想

  1. 為什麼耶穌不直接說:「我是神的兒子,你完全錯了。趕快改過」?

雖然掃羅曾經殺害基督徒,耶穌還給掃羅工作,如果我是保羅,我會怎樣回應?這說明耶穌是怎樣的一位神?

想想看,保羅這時會怎樣禱告;那時他雙眼全盲,且由手下牽引著走。

  1. 禱告:和耶穌有個類似保羅的對話。(填入適合我情況的字句)

首先,耶穌問我,「你為什麼……?」我會怎樣回答?

然後,耶穌告訴我祂是誰——是我忽略的一面:「我是耶穌,是你……」

最後,耶穌說,「起來——我有工作要你去做。」這會是什麼工作?我會如何回應?

  1. 在今天一天的生活中,不斷地問耶穌:我對你還有什麼地方是忽略的?是我不明白或不能接受的?請指明給我看。

 

禱告與筆錄:

繼續安靜在神面前,與神對話,並聆聽祂對我說的話。將心中的思想(心得),或是與神的禱告,記錄在“靈程筆記”簿上面。

 

Chapter 26

12"On one of these journeys I was going to Damascus with the authority and commission of the chief priests. 13About noon, O king, as I was on the road, I saw a light from heaven, brighter than the sun, blazing around me and my companions. 14We all fell to the ground, and I heard a voice saying to me in Aramaic, 'Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.'  15"Then I asked, 'Who are you, Lord?'    " 'I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,' the Lord replied. 16'Now get up and stand on your feet. I have appeared to you to appoint you as a servant and as a witness of what you have seen of me and what I will show you. 17I will rescue you from your own people and from the Gentiles. I am sending you to them 18to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.'

 

Meditation

  1. Why didn’t Jesus just say, “I’m the Son of God.  You got it all wrong. Change it”?

How would I respond to Jesus’ giving Saul a job to do even though he’s been murdering Christians?  What does this tell me about Jesus?

Consider what Paul might have prayed next; there he is, blind, with his underlings leading him to safety.

  1. Prayer:  Have a conversation with Jesus similar to Paul’s. (Fill in the appropriate personal situation)

First, Jesus asks me, “Why are you…?”  How would I respond?

Next, Jesus tells me exactly who he is – a glimpse of him I have missed:   “I am Jesus the One you’re …”

Finally, Jesus says, “Up on your feet – I have a job for you.”  What is the job?  How would I respond?

  1. Live today asking Jesus: Is there anything about you I’m missing out on?  That I don’t understand or accept?  Show me.

 

Prayer & Journaling:

Stay with God for a little longer.  Continue to converse with God and listen to what he wants to tell me.  Then write down any thought and/or prayer in the 2011 “Spiritual Journal” book.

 

 

Family Time (Begin this time by reading the passage above using a children’s Bible.)

When Paul spoke before Agrippa, he shared his testimony clearly.  It can be outlines as follows:  what my life was like before I met Christ; how I came to know Christ; how my life has been different as a Christian.  Encourage family members to write out their testimony using this outline as a guide.  Record them in your Family Devotional Journal.


 

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