1月31日 每日经历神


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标  题: 你在看哪里﹖

经  节: 彼得转过来,看见耶稣所爱的那门徒跟着,……彼得看见他,就问耶稣说:“主啊,这人将来如何?”(约翰福音廿一章2021节)

当神向你说话之后,你第一件做的事是非常重要的。耶稣告诉彼得他未来的事奉,和将来会怎么死(约翰福音廿一:1819)。当主为彼得拉下未来的帷幕时,是彼得生命奉献给神的一刻。他一辈子并不平顺,但他的一生是蒙神──他的主,所命定与祝福的。

彼得对于耶稣才告诉他的事似乎没有回应,反而看自己周遭其他的门徒。彼得朝约翰──耶稣所爱的门徒看一眼,问:“主啊,这人将来如何?”彼得才被告知自己将来如何死亡,因此,与他人比较将来的工作,是多么自然的反应!与他人比较自己的景况,是神仆人最大的试探。神是否给我的朋友较大的房子?神是否医治朋友心爱的人,却让我心爱的逝去?神是否允许朋友在工作上受到多方喝采,而我却默默无闻?神是否容许一些基督徒与家人们团聚,而我却远远地离开家人?

耶稣派给彼得和约翰两条不一样的道路。然而,他们两人的一生使我们的生命更加丰富。耶稣知道一个仆人若不定睛在主人身上,却定睛在另一个仆人身上,是极其危险的事。你注意力的焦点在哪里?你是否比较关心神如何对待其他人,而不是自己与神的关系?


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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