【2020-06-14】真心奉献,不要自欺


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主啊,求你叫我看重圣灵的感动,常做你所喜悦的事,禁止我产生犯罪的念头和行动,奉主名求,阿们。


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使徒行传4:32~5:16

信徒凡物公用

32 全体信徒一心一意,没有一个人说自己的财物是自己的,他们凡物公用。

All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had.

33 使徒大有能力,为主耶稣的复活作见证,众人都蒙了大恩。

With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all

34 他们中间没有一个有缺乏的,因为凡有田产房屋的都卖了,把得到的钱拿来,

that there were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned land or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales

35 放在使徒脚前,照着各人的需要来分配。

and put it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to anyone who had need.

36 有一个人名叫约瑟,使徒称他为巴拿巴,就是“安慰者”的意思,他是个利未人,生在塞浦路斯。

Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas (which means “son of encouragement”),

37 他卖掉了自己的田地,把钱拿来,放在使徒的脚前。

sold a field he owned and brought the money and put it at the apostles’ feet.

亚拿尼亚和撒非拉的鉴戒

5:1 有一个人名叫亚拿尼亚,同他妻子撒非拉,把田产卖了。

Now a man named Ananias, together with his wife Sapphira, also sold a piece of property.

2 他私底下把钱留了一部分,妻子也知道这件事。他把其余的一部分带来,放在使徒的脚前。

With his wife’s full knowledge he kept back part of the money for himself, but brought the rest and put it at the apostles’ feet.

3 彼得说:“亚拿尼亚,为什么撒但充满了你的心,使你欺骗圣灵,私底下把卖地的钱留了一部分呢?

Then Peter said, “Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land?

4 田地还没有卖,不是你自己的吗?既然卖了,所得的钱不是由你作主吗?你为什么存心这样作呢?你这不是欺骗人,而是欺骗上帝。”

Didn’t it belong to you before it was sold? And after it was sold, wasn’t the money at your disposal? What made you think of doing such a thing? You have not lied just to human beings but to God.”

5 亚拿尼亚一听见这话,就仆倒断了气。所有听见的人都十分害怕。

When Ananias heard this, he fell down and died. And great fear seized all who heard what had happened.

6 有几个青年人来把他包好,抬出去埋了。

Then some young men came forward, wrapped up his body, and carried him out and buried him.

7 大约三小时之后,亚拿尼亚的妻子进来,还不知道发生了什么事。

About three hours later his wife came in, not knowing what had happened.

8 彼得问她:“你告诉我,你们卖田地的钱,就是这么多吗?”她说:“是的,就是这么多。”

Peter asked her, “Tell me, is this the price you and Ananias got for the land?” “Yes,” she said, “that is the price.”

9 彼得说:“你们为什么串同试探主的灵呢?你看,埋你丈夫的人的脚,已经到了门口,他们也要把你抬出去。”

Peter said to her, “How could you conspire to test the Spirit of the Lord? Listen! The feet of the men who buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out also.”

10 她立刻就仆倒在彼得脚前,断了气。那些青年人进来,发现她死了,把她也抬出去,埋在她丈夫旁边。

At that moment she fell down at his feet and died. Then the young men came in and, finding her dead, carried her out and buried her beside her husband.

11 全体会众和所有听见这事的人,都很害怕。

Great fear seized the whole church and all who heard about these events.

使徒行神迹奇事

12 主借着使徒的手,在民间行了许多神迹奇事。他们都同心聚集在所罗门廊下,

The apostles performed many signs and wonders among the people. And all the believers used to meet together in Solomon’s Colonnade.

13 其余的人,没有一个敢接近他们,可是民众都很敬重他们。

No one else dared join them, even though they were highly regarded by the people.

14 信主的男男女女越来越多,

Nevertheless, more and more men and women believed in the Lord and were added to their number.

15 甚至有人把病人抬到街上,放在小床和褥子上,好让彼得经过时,他的身影可以落在一些人身上。

As a result, people brought the sick into the streets and laid them on beds and mats so that at least Peter’s shadow might fall on some of them as he passed by.

16 耶路撒冷周围城市的人,也带着病人和受污灵缠扰的,蜂拥而来,结果病人全都医好了。

Crowds gathered also from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing their sick and those tormented by impure spirits, and all of them were healed.


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► 这段经文的要点是什么?

► 这段经文对于天父、主耶稣、圣灵有何启示?

► 这段经文怎样帮助你明白你自己、你的处境或你的人际关系?

► 这段经文有没有一个应许、命令、警告或案例是特别为你而说的呢?


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彼得说:“亚拿尼亚,为什么撒但充满了你的心,使你欺骗圣灵,私底下把卖地的钱留了一部分呢?”(5:3)

随着门徒在聚会的地方高声祷告,大地震动,圣灵充满,然后放胆传讲上帝的道,这个被大大震动的地方开始渐渐取代圣殿的角色,他们在这里奉耶稣的名聚会、祷告和传讲上帝的道,相信耶稣的人不断增加,越来越多的人都一同聚会,他们中间不少人领受圣灵的感动,愿意把自己的财物跟其他门徒分享,其中就有称为巴拿巴(意即“劝慰之子”,有劝勉、安慰之意)的塞浦路斯人约瑟卖掉了自己的田地,把钱拿到使徒面前,让他们按需用在众人身上。

因众人的热心奉献,来聚会的人都没有缺乏,信而归主的人越发增添,并且有更多神迹发生,耶路撒冷城内城外的人都得到帮助。教会就这样诞生了,一切都非常美好了,什么问题都不存在了,是这样吗?

事实并非如此,这个初生的教会中既有像巴拿巴这样真心奉献的人,也有存心欺骗教会、欺骗圣灵的亚拿尼亚和撒非拉夫妇。因为虚假的奉献,他们就先后死去了,这叫人想起当日以色列人进入迦南地,攻取耶利哥后,亚干犯罪而灭亡的故事(参书7:1~26)。


即使经历了上主的保守和带领,仍然有人因着贪心,为自己谋取利益,罪因此就进入了信仰群体之中,经文只告诉我们这一个案例,而事实是,这种欺骗上帝、欺骗人的事在以后的教会中继续出现,直到今天!

感谢主,虽然教会因此遭受亏损,但那些隐藏的罪还是被揭发了。今天我们也看见教会中的罪了吗?不要因此灰心失望,对教会失去信心,那使教会大大震动的上帝会继续将罪显明出来,从而成就上帝的心意,叫生命在教会中被建立和复兴!


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