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標  題: 你在看哪裏﹖

經  節: 彼得轉過來,看見耶穌所愛的那門徒跟著,……彼得看見他,就問耶穌說:「主啊,這人將來如何?」(約翰福音廿一章2021節)

當神向你說話之後,你第一件做的事是非常重要的。耶穌告訴彼得他未來的事奉,和將來會怎麼死(約翰福音廿一:1819)。當主為彼得拉下未來的帷幕時,是彼得生命奉獻給神的一刻。他一輩子並不平順,但他的一生是蒙神──他的主,所命定與祝福的。

彼得對於耶穌才告訴他的事似乎沒有回應,反而看自己周遭其他的門徒。彼得朝約翰──耶穌所愛的門徒看一眼,問:「主啊,這人將來如何?」彼得才被告知自己將來如何死亡,因此,與他人比較將來的工作,是多麼自然的反應!與他人比較自己的景況,是神僕人最大的試探。神是否給我的朋友較大的房子?神是否醫治朋友心愛的人,卻讓我心愛的逝去?神是否允許朋友在工作上受到多方喝采,而我卻默默無聞?神是否容許一些基督徒與家人們團聚,而我卻遠遠地離開家人?

耶穌派給彼得和約翰兩條不一樣的道路。然而,他們兩人的一生使我們的生命更加豐富。耶穌知道一個僕人若不定睛在主人身上,卻定睛在另一個僕人身上,是極其危險的事。你注意力的焦點在哪裏?你是否比較關心神如何對待其他人,而不是自己與神的關係?


Where
Are You Looking?

Then
Peter, turning around, saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following. . . .Peter,
seeing him, said to Jesus, “But Lord, what about this man?” (John
21:20-21)

The first thing you do after God speaks to
you is critical. Jesus was telling Peter what type of ministry he would have
and what type of death he would suffer (vv. 18–19). It was a sacred moment in
Peter’s life, as his Lord pulled back the curtain to his future. His was not to
be an easy life but a life ordained and blessed by his Lord and Master.

Rather than responding to what Jesus told
him, Peter looked around at his fellow disciples. His glance fell upon John,
the disciple whom Jesus loved. “But Lord, what about this man?” Peter asked.
Peter had just been given the somber news of his future death. How natural to
compare his assignment with that of the others! This is the great temptation of
God’s servants: to compare our situation with that of others. Did God give my
friend a larger house? Did God heal my friend’s loved one and not mine? Did God
allow my friend to receive appreciation and praise for his work while I remain
anonymous? Did God allow another Christian to remain close to her family while
I am far removed from mine?

Jesus assigned Peter and John to walk two
different paths, but both Peter and John have enriched our lives. Jesus knew
how dangerous it is when a servant takes his eyes off the master to focus on a
fellow servant. Where is your focus? Have you become more concerned with how
God is treating someone else than you are with how He is relating to you?

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