2 Chronicles 36 15 The Lord, the God of their fathers, sent persistently to them by his messengers, because he had compassion on his people and on his dwelling place. 16 But they kept mocking the messengers of God, despising his words and scoffing at his prophets, until the wrath of the Lord rose against his people, until there was no remedy.
歷代志下 36:15 耶和華—他們列祖的 神因為愛惜自己的百姓和居所，一再差遣使者去警戒他們。 16 他們卻嘲笑 神的使者，藐視他的話，譏誚他的先知，以致耶和華向他的百姓大發烈怒，甚至無法可救。
Before the fall of Judah, God “sent persistently to them by his messengers, because he had compassion on his people and on his dwelling place.” God demonstrated His love by persistently sending His messengers over and over, again and again, to warn his people. Eventually He sent His own Son, Jesus, not only to share the message but also to provide a way for His people to return to Him. Knowing they would be mocked or even persecuted, God’s messengers still went to speak for God. There is no greater need than now for God’s messengers to speak as more and more are turning away from God, including or even especially our next generation. The same voice which called Isaiah is still calling now to each of us: “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” May we be like Isaiah and say, “Here I am! Send me.” (Isaiah 6:8)
在猶大淪陷之前，上帝“一再差遣使者去警戒他們，神因為愛惜自己的百姓和居所”。 上帝不斷地一次又一次地派遣使者警告祂的子民，以此表明祂的愛。 最終，祂派遣了自己的兒子耶穌，不僅要傳講信息，而且還為祂的子民提供一種返回祂的方式。 知道他們會被嘲弄甚至迫害，上帝的使者仍然去為上帝說話。隨著越來越多的人遠離上帝特別是我們的下一代，沒有比現在更需要為上帝傳話的使者。 呼召以賽亞的聲音仍在呼召我們每個人：“我可以差遣誰呢？誰肯為我們去呢？」” 願我們像以賽亞那樣說：“「我在這裏，請差遣我！」”( 以賽亞書6：8）