260靈修 Jan.16, 2012: 馬可福音第九章 Mark 9

第九章

30 他們離開那地方,經過加利利;耶穌不願意人知道。 31 於是教訓門徒,說:人子將要被交在人手裡,他們要殺害他;被殺以後,過三天他要復活。 32 門徒卻不明白這話,又不敢問他。 33 他們來到迦百農,耶穌在屋裡問門徒說:你們在路上議論的是甚麼? 34 門徒不作聲,因為他們在路上彼此爭論誰為大。 35 耶穌坐下,叫十二個門徒來,說:若有人願意作首先的,他必作眾人末後的,作眾人的用人。 

 

默想:

  1. 耶穌知道在耶路撒冷將要發生的事情,祂再次告訴門徒祂將要受死,並要復活。然而,門徒對耶穌將面對的死亡與復活漠不關心,卻在爭辯在將來的國度裡,各人的地位與前途如何。
  2. 我們每個人都會為自己在某個群體中的地位與身份而掙扎奮鬥:我怎樣融入這個群體?
    在這群體中我有什麼重要?究竟耶穌的成功形式與今天我所經歷到的,有什麼不同?
  3. 我要如何才能將35-37節的真意,實現在我的家中,工作場合?有什麼動機使我會如此作?

祈求聖靈來幫助我,謙卑地服事他人,而不求被服事。

 

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。

 

Mark 9

30 They left that place and passed through Galilee. Jesus did not want anyone to know where they were, 31 because he was teaching his disciples. He said to them, “The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men. They will kill him, and after three days he will rise.” 32 But they did not understand what he meant and were afraid to ask him about it. 33 They came to Capernaum. When he was in the house, he asked them, “What were you arguing about on the road?” 34 But they kept quiet because on the way they had argued about who was the greatest. 35 Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.”

 

Meditation

  1. In view of what lay ahead in Jerusalem, Jesus again prepared them by telling them that He would suffer execution and experience resurrection.  Rather than discussing Jesus' coming death and resurrection, the disciples had been arguing about their own futures in the kingdom.
  2. All of us struggle with the question of status and identity within a group.  Where do I fit?  How important am I to this group?
    How does Jesus’ style of success differ from the ideas of success that press on me today?
  3. What would it mean for me to reflect vv35-37 in my family? My work?  What is the incentive to do so?

Ask the Holy Spirit to help me to humbly serve others rather than to be served.

 

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 2012 “Spiritual Journal” book.

 

 

 

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