July 5, 2020

軟弱之道 The Way of Weakness

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Passage: 2 Corinthians 12:1-10
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(一)基督徒人人都是軟弱的

(二)誇自己的軟弱 擔當別人的軟弱
1. 對待自己的軟弱
2. 對待別人的軟弱
3. 神對我們

(三)軟弱之道
1. 軟弱使人謙卑
2. 軟弱變剛強

歌林多後書12:1-10 (CUV)

12我自誇固然無益,但我是不得已的。如今我要說到主的顯現和啟示。
2我認得一個在基督裡的人,他前十四年被提到第三層天上去;或在身內,我不知道;或在身外,我也不知道;只有神知道。
3我認得這人;或在身內,或在身外,我都不知道,只有神知道。
4他被提到樂園裡,聽見隱祕的言語,是人不可說的。
5為這人,我要誇口;但是為我自己,除了我的軟弱以外,我並不誇口。
6我就是願意誇口也不算狂,因為我必說實話;只是我禁止不說,恐怕有人把我看高了,過於他在我身上所看見所聽見的。
7又恐怕我因所得的啟示甚大,就過於自高,所以有一根刺加在我肉體上,就是撒但的差役要攻擊我,免得我過於自高。
8為這事,我三次求過主,叫這刺離開我。
9他對我說:我的恩典夠你用的,因為我的能力是在人的軟弱上顯得完全。所以,我更喜歡誇自己的軟弱,好叫基督的能力覆庇我。
10我為基督的緣故,就以軟弱、凌辱、急難、逼迫、困苦為可喜樂的;因我甚麼時候軟弱,甚麼時候就剛強了。

2 Corinthians 12:1-10 (ESV)

Paul’s Visions and His Thorn

1 I must go on boasting. Though there is nothing to be gained by it, I will go on to visions and revelations of the Lord. 2 I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows. 3 And I know that this man was caught up into paradise—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows— 4 and he heard things that cannot be told, which man may not utter. 5 On behalf of this man I will boast, but on my own behalf I will not boast, except of my weaknesses— 6 though if I should wish to boast, I would not be a fool, for I would be speaking the truth; but I refrain from it, so that no one may think more of me than he sees in me or hears from me. 7 So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations,[a] a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited. 8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.