2023-01-17 “May We Run God’s Business Wisely for Our Eternal Profits”(Luke 18:28-30)

May We Run God’s Business Wisely for Our Eternal Profits 為著我們永恆的盈利,願我們有智慧地經營神的企業“(Luke 路加福音18:28-30)

Peter said to him, ‘We have left all we had to follow you!’ ‘Truly I tell you,’ Jesus said to them, ‘no one who has left home or wife or brothers or sisters or parents or children for the sake of the kingdom of God will fail to receive many times as much in this age, and in the age to come eternal life.’

彼得說:“你看,我們已捨棄自己所有的,跟從你了!”耶穌說:“我實在告訴你們,人為 神的國撇下房屋、妻子、弟兄、父母或兒女,沒有不在今世得許多倍,來世得永生的。”

The Twelve Apostles may have their unique reward (such as a special place in judgment, the honour of helping to provide a singular foundation for the church and a special tribute in the New Jerusalem) but there will be universal honour for all who sacrifice for Jesus’ sake. Whatever has been given up for Him will be returned to us many times over (being spiritual in its fulfilment rather than physical), both in this present age, and in the age to come eternal life. God will be a debtor to no one. It is impossible for us to give more to God than He gives back to us. Having and keeping the heart of a giver will keep us from being corrupted by riches.


Prayer: Heavenly Father, you have granted us free will to choose and yet we need to be responsible for our choice. Your grace is enough to save whoever believe in Lord Jesus alone and follow Him for salvation, even saving those rich people provided that they are able to put you first, not their riches. Help us to appreciate and experience ways of receiving our reward of giving up for Jesus’ sake many times as much such as joy in the Holy Spirit, peace of conscience, the sense of your love, contentment, etc. Amen.

禱告: 天父啊,你已賜給我們自由的意志去選擇,然而,我們需要為自己的選擇承擔責任。你的恩典是足以拯救凡單單相信主耶穌,並跟從祂得著救恩的人,甚至拯救那些富足的人,只要他們把你放在首位,而不是他們的財富。求你幫助我們意識和經歷體驗到,我們為耶穌的緣故捨己而領受多倍的回報的方式,例如在聖靈裡的喜樂、良知的平安、對你愛的感應、知足等等。阿們。

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