1.28.21 美的神 The God of Beauty

出埃及記 28:2 你要為你哥哥亞倫做聖衣,以示尊嚴和華美。 要吩咐一切心中有智慧的,就是我用智慧的靈所充滿的人,為亞倫做衣服,使他分別為聖,作事奉我的祭司。

Exodus 28:And you shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother, for glory and for beauty. You shall speak to all the skillful, whom I have filled with a spirit of skill, that they make Aaron’s garments to consecrate him for my priesthood.

當上帝為會幕的建造和祭司衣服的製作列出細節時,祂明確指出,以色列人要為榮耀glory和美麗beauty而承擔這些任務。 然後,上帝“以 神的靈充滿他,使他有智慧,有聰明,有知識,能做各樣的工, 能設計圖案,用金、銀、銅製造各物” (31:3-4)美的觀念已經在我們基督徒的腦海中迷失了。 我們通常將上帝視為全能和慈愛的人,但忽略祂也是美的神。 “我們的任務不是抗議世界使它達到某種道德上的一致性,而是要吸引世界到基督的救贖之美。” (Brian Zhand)願上帝幫助我們不僅完成任務,而且美麗地完成任務。因為美可以繞開被盲目的思想, 直接進入人的內心,然後……改變思想!

When God laid out the details for the building of the Tabernacle and for the making of the priests’ garments, He specified that these tasks were to be undertaken by the Israelites “for glory and for beauty.” God then filled the workers “with the Spirit of God, with ability and intelligence, with knowledge and all craftsmanship to devise artistic designs.” (21:3-4) The idea of beauty has been lost in our Christian mind. We usually view God as almighty and loving but not so often as the God of beauty. “Our task is not to protest the world into a certain moral conformity, but to attract the world to the saving beauty of Christ.” (Brian Zhand) May God help us not only to do our tasks well but also to do them beautifully, because beauty can bypass the blinded mind; beauty can go directly into the heart and then on… to transform the mind!

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