11.19.20 為贏而跑 Run to Win

哥林多前書  9:24 你們不知道在運動場上賽跑的,大家都跑,但得獎賞的只有一人?你們也要這樣跑,好使你們得着獎賞。 25 凡參加競賽的,在各方面都要有節制,他們不過是要得會朽壞的冠冕;我們卻是要得不會朽壞的冠冕。 

1 Corinthians 9:24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. 25 Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. 

生活就像一場賽跑,每個人都在努力爭取在最後獲得獎賞。 許多人競相在世界上取得成功。 但是沒有上帝,“他們不過是要得會朽壞的冠冕, 我們卻是要得不會朽壞的冠冕。” 很可惜基督徒常常沒有屬靈的目標。 我們對上帝說:“請祢把獎賞留給別人;我只要當一名’普通’的基督徒,就可以了。但是保羅要求我們奔跑,以便獲得“不會朽壞的冠冕”,而不僅僅是“閒逛”。 成為運動員就是要“克制己身,使它完全順服”. 聖經中沒有“閒逛”的基督徒。 因此,讓我們向上帝賦予的目標奔跑,以便從上帝那裡獲得我們的獎賞!

Life is like a race, and everyone is running to try to receive a prize at the end. Many people race to be successful in the world. But without God “they do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable.” Too often we Christians have no spiritual goal. We say to God, “Please save your reward for others; I am OK with just being an ‘ordinary’ Christian.” But Paul charges us to run that we may obtain an imperishable prize, not to just “walk in leisure”. To be an athlete is to “discipline [your] body and keep it under control.” There are no “leisurely walking” Christians in the Bible. So let us run with a God-given goal in order to receive our prize from God!

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