12.07.20 都算在我的賬 Charge It to my Account

腓利門 1:17 所以,你若以我為同伴,就接納他,如同接納我一樣。 18 他若虧負你,或欠你甚麼,都算在我的賬上吧, 19 我必償還。這是我—保羅親筆寫的。我並不用對你說,甚至你自己也虧欠我呢!

Philemon 1:17 So if you consider me your partner, receive him as you would receive me. 18 If he has wronged you at all, or owes you anything, charge that to my account. 19 I, Paul, write this with my own hand: I will repay it—to say nothing of your owing me even your own self.

保羅不是單單地講道, 他還實踐了他的講道。 一個逃跑的奴隸名叫阿尼西(Onesimus)的成為基督徒,也成為保羅的助手。 現在,保羅希望阿尼西謀回到他的主人腓利門那裡並與他和好。 保羅甚至願意為Onesimus造成的任何損失承擔賠償責任。 對上帝的信仰不僅意味著與上帝和好; 這也意味著與他人和好。 保羅在哥林多前書5:18中說的是:“他藉着基督使我們與他和好,又將勸人與他和好的使命賜給我們。” 願我們繼續這使人與神及人和好的使命,並能夠對其他人說:“都算在我的賬上吧!” 因為耶穌已將我們的罪算在他的賬上!

Paul did not simply preach; he also practiced what he preached. A runaway slave named Onesimus became a Christian and also Paul’s helper. Now Paul now wanted Onesimus to go back to his master and be reconciled with him. Paul was even willing to pay for whatever damages Onesimus was responsible for. Having faith in God not only means being reconciled with God; it also means being reconciled with others. This is what Paul says in 2 Corinthians 5:18: “All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation.”  May we continue to carry out this ministry of reconciliation and be able to say to others, “Charge that to my account!” because Jesus has charged our sin to His account!

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