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每日灵修 | 11.15 君王需要什么

君王需要什么

What A King Needs

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列王纪上 3:1-15

1 Kings 3:1-15

 

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“我就 ……赐你聪明智慧,甚至在你以前没有像你的……”

—王上 3:12

"I will give you a wise and discerning heart, so that there will never have been anyone like you…"

—1 Kings 3:12

大卫死后,以色列民失去他们第一位的贤能君王,大卫虽然也有不完美的地方,但他向来都是一个“合〔神〕心意”(撒上 13:14)的人。在列王纪上 2:2-3,大卫告诉所罗门:“我现在要走世人必走的路,所以,你当刚强,作大丈夫,遵守耶和华你神所吩咐的。”

所罗门需要什么、才能妥善地治理国家呢?他在今天的经文说出他的需要。所罗门有一颗向往敬拜神的心和谦卑的态度,然而,若要妥善地领导国民,他必须认识和信靠神,和寻求耶和华的引领。

耶和华向所罗门显现,向他发出一个令人惊讶的邀请:“你愿我赐你什么?你可以求。”所罗门求神赐他智慧,他便得到很大的智慧。这是一个君王的请求和一份赐给君王的礼物。

作为基督国度的成员,我们得到多方面的呼召,去实行某程度上的领导和去服事神。无论在家中、在工作场所、在学校、在教会、或在神带领我们去的任何地方,我们都需要有智慧,才能忠心和有果效地过生活。在雅各书 1:5,我们看到:“你们中间若有缺少智慧的,应当求那厚赐与众人、也不斥责人的神,主就必赐给他。”

When David died, Israel lost its first great king. Though he was flawed in several ways, he had been a man "after [God's] own heart" (1 Samuel 13:14). In 1 Kings 2:2-3, David tells Solomon, "I am about to go the way of all the earth…So be strong, act like a man, and observe what the LORD your God requires."

What will Solomon need in order to rule well? He demonstrates much of it in today's reading. Solomon has a worshipful heart and a sense of humility. But in order to lead well, he must come to know and trust in God, seeking guidance from the Lord.

The Lord appears to Solomon with an astonishing invitation: "Ask for whatever you want me to give you." Solomon asks for the gift of wisdom, and he receives it in abundance. It is a kingly request and a kingly gift.

As participants in Christ's kingdom, we have many callings in which we can exercise some degree of leadership and service to God. In our homes, workplaces, schools, and churches, or wherever God leads us, we need wisdom to live faithfully and fruitfully. In James 1:5 we read, "If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you."

祷告 · Prayer

厚赐恩典的神,我们承认我们多么深切需要基督的智慧。求祢帮助我们相信,祢会赐给我们一切所需的。奉耶稣名祈求,阿们。

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