12.11.20 先做我們的功課 First Do Our Homework

希伯來書 10:35 所以,不可丟棄你們無懼的心,存這樣的心必得大賞賜。 36 你們必須忍耐,使你們行完了 神的旨意,可以獲得所應許的。 

Hebrews 10:35 Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. 36 For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised. 

對於生活在“點擊”並獲得立竿見影的時代的現代人來說,等待是一項非常艱鉅的任務。 而在遭受苦難和迫害時的等待更加困難。 近一年來,我們一直在等待COVID-19結束,這對許多人來說並不容易。 希伯來書的作者鼓勵我們不要放棄而是要忍耐。 然而,我們不是只忍耐而無所作為。 在我們忍耐的同時,我們需要遵行上帝的旨意。 在所有困難時期,上帝都有我們要做的功課。 我們正在等待艱難時期的結束,但是上帝正在等待我們先完成祂給我們的功課。 神在COVID-19期間給你的具體功課是什麼? 讓我們不要浪費這個上帝賜予的機會來檢查我們在做什麼和我們為什麼而活! 更重要的是,讓我們先完成上帝給我們的功課,“使你們行完了 神的旨意,可以獲得所應許的。”

Waiting is a very difficult task for modern-day people who live in times of “clicking” and of getting immediate results. Waiting during times of suffering and persecution is even more difficult. For over a year we have been waiting for COVID-19 to be over, and it is not easy for many. The author of Hebrews encourages us to not give up but to endure. Yet we are not just to endure and to do nothing; while we endure, we need to do the will of God. In all times of difficulty, God has homework for us to do. We are waiting for the difficult times to be over, but God is waiting for us to finish the homework He has given us. What is the specific homework God has given you during COVID-19? Let us not waste this God-given opportunity to examine what we are doing and what we are living for! More importantly, let us do the will of God, “so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.” 

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