8.10.21 燒我們的心或是書卷?Burn our Heart or Burn the Scroll?

耶利米 36:32 於是,耶利米又取一書卷交給尼利亞的兒子巴錄文士,他就從耶利米的口中寫了猶大王約雅敬在火中所燒書卷上的一切話,另外又添了許多相仿的話。

Jeremiah 36:32 Then Jeremiah took another scroll and gave it to Baruch the scribe, the son of Neriah, who wrote on it at the dictation of Jeremiah all the words of the scroll that Jehoiakim king of Judah had burned in the fire. And many similar words were added to them.

聽了上帝聖言之後,約雅敬”王和聽見這一切話的臣僕都不懼怕,也不撕裂衣服” (v. 24),而是將上帝聖言的書卷扔進火中燒盡。 他甚至沒有等到整個書卷的讀完,“猶底念了三、四段。”(v. 23) 我們今天同樣生活在一個拒絕上帝聖言的時代,包括焚燒聖經和迫害那些宣講上帝對人類審判的人。 然而,上帝的聖言不能被被燒毀或“cancelled 取消”。 上帝要求耶利米”再取一書卷,將猶大王約雅敬所燒前一卷書上原有的一切話寫在上面並記錄了約雅敬王焚燒第一卷的記錄“ (v.29),並且“另外又添了許多相仿的話”。 上帝的心意是“要各人轉離他的惡道,好叫我赦免他們的罪孽和罪孽”。 (v. 36:4) 與其拒絕和焚燒書卷,不如讓上帝的話語在我們心中燃燒; 讓我們悔改,這樣我們才能得到上帝的寬恕!我們應聽第一個書卷並悔改; 否則,第二個書卷的信息將更加嚴重!

After listening to the reading of the Word of God, instead of reacting with fear and by tearing his garments, King Jehoiakim threw the scroll containing the Word into the fire. He did not even wait until the reading of the entire scroll was completed but threw pieces of the scroll into the fire “as [soon as] Jehudi [had] read three or four columns.” We ourselves are now living in a time of rejection of the Word of God, including the burning of the Bible and the persecution of those who speak about God’s judgment upon mankind. Yet the Word of God cannot be burned or “cancelled”! God asked Jeremiah to write a new scroll with the added record of King Jehoiakim burning the first scroll, and “many similar words were added to them.” God’s intention is “so that every one may turn from his evil way, and that I may forgive their iniquity and their sin.” (v. 36:4) Instead of our rejecting and burning the scroll, let the Word of God burn in our hearts; let us repent so we can receive the forgiveness of God! 

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