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人人都要回答的问题 A QUESTION FOR EACH OF US

(2011-08-03 17:42:18)
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Genesis 4:2-12

August - 3

 

 

A QUESTION FOR EACH OF US

 

The Lord said . . . “Where is your brother . . . ?” . . . [Cain] replied, “Am I my brother’s keeper?” Gen. 4:9

 

 

What causes breakdown in conversations?

 

Blame and shame entered this world through Adam and Eve’s sin. Breakdown within the family continued with their children, Cain and Abel. What should have brought two brothers together-their worship of God-became a setting for comparison and jealousy.

 

The smallness of Cain’s heart for God contrasted starkly with Abel’s devotion in his gift to God. Instead of looking to God for redirection, Cain looked to settle the score with Abel. Taking matters into his own hands, Cain killed Abel, and his blood cried out to God.

 

Comparison and jealousy still exist as root causes of family breakdown today. Maybe you know of someone who is part of your family but is currently “in exile.” How did it all begin? How will it end?

 

There’s a moment in God’s conversation with Cain that makes us wonder if there could have been a different ending to this story. Could forgiveness have won out over exile? God asked a question for which he already knew the answer, and instead of coming out of the shadows of death Cain shrouded himself with the defense that he was not now-and would not be-his brother’s keeper. The conversation turned from the potential for confession to the pronouncement of judgment. Are you a brother or sister’s keeper?

 

PRAYER

 

Merciful Father, help us to know that loving you and loving one another are the most important things in life. In the name of our Brother, Jesus, we pray. Amen.

 

创世记   4:2-12

August - 3

 

 

人人都要回答的问题

 

「耶和华…说:『你兄弟…在哪里?』(该隐)说:『我岂是看守我兄弟的吗?』」 创4:9

 

 

甚么导致人与人之间的交通中断呢?

 

亚当和夏娃犯罪后,推卸责任和羞耻便进到世界,而家庭的解体亦继续在他们的儿子该隐和埃布尔身上。敬拜神本是兄弟二人同心去作的事,但这件事竟成为他们比试高下和嫉妒的因由。

 

在埃布尔对神敬虔的献祭相比之下,该隐对神的心意特别显得非常渺小,该隐不来到神那里寻求指引,反而把宿怨发泄在埃布尔身上;他自作主张下手杀了埃布尔,埃布尔的血便开声向神哀告。

 

在今天,比较和嫉妒仍然是家庭解体的根本原因。你或许知道你家族中有人目前正在「被放逐」中,这事究竟是怎样开始的?它怎样才能了结?

 

在神与该隐的对话中,我们曾看到一丝转机,令我们联想这件事本来可以有一个不同的结局;神的赦免可否取代了放逐?神问了该隐一个祂早已有答案的问题,但该隐没有从谋杀的阴霾中出来认罪,反而自辩说,他从来没有责任看守他的兄弟,而他将来也不会这样做。这段对话从一个认罪的机会,变为一个判罪的时刻。你是不是你兄弟或姐妹的看守者呢?

 

祷告

 

满有怜悯的父,求祢帮助我们明白,生命中最重要的事,就是爱祢和彼此相爱。奉我们的弟兄耶稣的名求,阿们。

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