神爱世人,甚至将他的独生子赐给他们,叫一切信他的,
不至灭亡,反得永生。(约3:16)

​【双语灵修】葛培理:谨慎言语(2017-12-6)

作者: 葛培理 来源:基督时报 蒙允转载2017年12月06日 09:45

谨慎言语 With the Right Words

读经

“淫词、妄语,和戏笑的话都不相宜;总要说感谢的话。”  以弗所书 5:4 

Obscene stories, foolish talk, and coarse jokes—these are not for you. Instead, let there be thankfulness to God.  E P H E S I A N S 5 : 4

默想

你看看这个世界,多少人在公然亵渎上帝?听听那些流行音乐,读读那些社交媒体网络新闻,他们在唱什么、说什么?我们的社会和文化对淫秽下流已经无所谓,而且越来越无所谓。这些,对跟随耶稣的人,是一个挑战。我们每天所想所说,太容易受到环境影响,有时候我们自己都意识不到。

使徒保罗,勇敢地大声呐喊,叫人不要说那些淫辞妄语,而是多说感谢的话。他在想,如果我们存感恩之心,少花时间说闲话、废话、坏话,这个世界会怎么样?我们一定可以改变自己,也改变他人,为主做美好的见证。

Consider all the effort we spend on profanity. Much of the most popular music, media, and Internet outlets are riddled with it. Our culture has become saturated in obscenity, which, of course, makes it seem less obscene with each passing day. This is a difficult path to walk for those who want to follow Jesus. The prevailing winds of culture that blow against us on the path

shape so much of what we think and speak on a daily basis, often without us stopping to realize it.

Paul, a man who was certainly not afraid to use provocative language when necessary (for the right reasons), encouraged people to substitute words of thanksgiving for words of vulgarity. What if, he thought, instead of spending our energy on poisonous words, we spoke gratefulness? How would we be changed? And how would our example have a slow, steady impact on those around us?

祷告

耶稣,让我注意自己的言辞,让我心怀意念却充满感恩。阿们。

Jesus, make me aware today of the words I say. I pray that my heart would overflow with thankfulness today. Amen.

行动

管住自己的脑袋和嘴巴。在接下来的二十四小时,说一百次谢谢。

To retrain your mind and mouth, try to say thank you at least a hundred different times throughout the next twenty-four hours. (Keep track with simple tally marks.)


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