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每日灵修 | 3.1 你兄弟的血

你兄弟的血

Brother's Blood

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创世记 4:1-12

Genesis 4:1-12

 

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……“……你兄弟的血有声音从地里向我哀告。”

—创 4:10

…"…Listen! Your brother's blood cries out to me from the ground."

—Genesis 4:10

在人类历史中,亚伯是第一个被杀的人,而他的兄弟该隐则是第一个杀人犯。

该隐为什么会沦落到做出这种可怕之事的地步呢?该隐嫉妒和发怒,因为神看不中他的供物,原因是该隐没有把地里出产最好的果子献给神,他只是把一部分的出产献上,他这样做显示他对神不敬。神告诉该隐,他只需要行得好,可是该隐却拒绝听神的话,他没有控制自己的怒气和嫉妒,结果他杀了他的兄弟亚伯。

尽管怒气可能是我们与生俱来的本性之一,然而我们必须约束它。我们可以发怒,但不去控制我们的怒气便是犯罪了。

亚伯是该隐的自私和恶意的受害者。他实在不应该被自己的亲兄弟杀害,他会感受到何等剧烈的内心痛苦啊!假若我们凭信心侍奉神,却经历到这样的憎恨,我们将会感受到怎样的痛苦呢?

神明白我们经历了因不公和痛苦带来的忧伤。耶和华说:“你作了什么事呢?你兄弟的血有声音从地里向我哀求。”(参创4:10)神了解亚伯的忧伤,并且声援他。

我们应当像亚伯那样走在信心之路上。神会带领我们的脚步,了解我们的痛苦,并且将会施行公义的。

Abel was the first person to be killed in human history, and his brother, Cain, was the first murderer.

How did Cain come to do such a terrible thing? Cain was jealous and angry because God did not look with favor on his offering. But Cain did not give God the best of his fruits of the soil. He simply gave some of them, and that dishonored God. God explained to Cain that he simply needed to do what was right, but Cain refused to listen. He did not control his anger or his jealousy, and he killed his brother.

Though anger can be one of our innate character traits, we must rule over it. We can be angry, but it is a sin not to manage our anger.

Abel was the victim of Cain's selfishness and wickedness. How undeserving was his death! How searing was the pain in his heart when his own brother killed him? If we experienced such hatred for serving God through faith, how painful would that be?

God understands our grief from injustice and pain. The Lord said, "What have you done? Listen! Your brother's blood cries out to me from the ground." God acknowledged Abel's grief and stood up for him.

We must walk the path of faith, as Abel did. God will guide our footsteps, acknowledge our pain, and follow up with justice.

祷告 · Prayer

神啊,祢明白我们的心思和我们的忧伤。求祢帮助我们去侍奉祢并秉行公义、关怀别人并免于伤害他们。奉耶稣祈求,阿们。

摘自《每日箴言》

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