260靈修 Jan.9, 2012: 馬可福音第四章 Mark 4

第四章

21 耶穌又對他們說:「人拿燈來,豈是要放在斗底下,床底下,不放在燈臺上嗎? 22 因為掩藏的事,沒有不顯出來的;隱瞞的事,沒有不露出來的。 23 有耳可聽的,就應當聽!」 24 又說:「你們所聽的要留心。你們用甚麼量器量給人,也必用甚麼量器量給你們,並且要多給你們。 25 因為有的,還要給他;沒有的,連他所有的也要奪去。」

 

默想:

  1. 耶穌在馬太福音六章3-4節,教導我們:「你施捨的時候,不要叫左手知道右手所做的,要叫你施捨的事行在暗中。你父在暗中察看,必然報答你」。
  2. 但是耶穌在這段經文中卻講到,我們暗中所做的一切,不論是好是壞,都要顯露出來。「不張揚自己的善行和品德」,和「我們在暗中所做一切掩藏、隱瞞的事,都被顯露出來」,這兩件事有什麼關連?這對我們不將善行張揚出來,有什麼幫助?
  3. 繼續昨天的默想,甘心地作主默默無聞的門徒,求主幫助我,「不要叫左手知道右手所做的」。

 

 

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 4

21He said to them, "Do you bring in a lamp to put it under a bowl or a bed? Instead, don't you put it on its stand? 22For whatever is hidden is meant to be disclosed, and whatever is concealed is meant to be brought out into the open. 23If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear."  24"Consider carefully what you hear," he continued. "With the measure you use, it will be measured to you—and even more. 25Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him."

 

Meditation

  1. In Matthew 6:3-4, Jesus taught us: “But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”
  2. However, in this paragraph, it is talking about all of our secrets – good and bad – being revealed.  What is the connection between keeping good deeds and qualities secret and having all of our secrets revealed?  Does this motivate us to be quiet about the good works that we do?
  3. Continue the meditation from yesterday to be willing to be a quiet disciple of Jesus.  Lord, help me so that I will “not let (my) left hand know what (my) right hand is doing” (Matt 6:3).

 

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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