2月15日 每日经历神


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标  题: 学习去爱

经  节: 又愿主叫你们彼此相爱的心,并爱众人的心都能增长,充足,如同我们爱你们一样。……论到弟兄们相爱,不用人写信给你们;因为你们自己蒙了神的教训,叫你们彼此相爱。(帖撒罗尼迦前书三章12节,四章9节)

神是爱(约翰一书四:16),祂全然的本性是完全的爱。然而,因为罪的缘故,爱不总能自由且自然地临到祂的儿女。你自小生长的环境,可能缺乏爱的表达。也许你曾被所爱的人伤害,于是你的心变得刚硬,好保护自己不再继续受伤害。你可能心里有爱,却不知该如何用言语和行动,表达自己的情感。你可能心灰意冷,因为你被呼召去爱,却不了解该如何去爱。保罗写信给帖撒罗尼迦的基督徒,鼓励他们在学习彼此相爱时,不要气馁(帖撒罗尼迦前书三:7)。他们不需要保罗教他们如何去爱,因为神自己会教他们如何爱别人。神会赐给他们祂的大爱,当他们跟随祂时,祂会倍增他们的爱。如果他们发现有些人难以去爱,神会使他们靠着圣灵去爱。神的恩典够我们用,祂的恩典在人的软弱上显得完全。祂已经预备好要教导我们如何去爱。没有人是例外的、不能爱的。神能教导,即使是去爱那些最难相处的人。是否有谁让你觉得难以付出爱心?神会帮助你。祂将赐下你从未经历且从未拥有过的爱,去爱你的父母、配偶、小孩、朋友,甚或敌人。如果不知道如何以对方能接受的方式,来表达你的爱,神会教导你怎么做。神是爱的权威。当你与人相交,求神使祂的爱借着你涌流出来。


Learning
to Love

And
may the Lord make you increase and abound in love to one another and to all,
just as we do to you. . .But concerning brotherly love you have no need that I
should write to you, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another.
(1 Thessalonians 3:12; 4:9)

God is love (1 John 4:16). His very nature
is perfect love, but because of sin love does not always come freely and
naturally to His children. You may have been raised in a home where love was
not expressed. Perhaps you were hurt by someone you loved, and your heart
became hardened as a defense against further pain. You may love others but not
know how to express your love in words or actions. You may feel frustrated
because you have been called by God to love, yet you do not understand how to love
others.

Paul wrote to the Christians in
Thessalonica to encourage them not to become disheartened as they learned to
love each other (1 Thess. 3:7). They did not need Paul to explain to them how
to love, for God Himself would teach them how to love one another. God would
give them His love, and as they followed Him, He would cause that love to
multiply. If they found someone who was difficult to love, God would enable
them to love through His Holy Spirit.

God in His grace has made provision for
our human weakness, and He is prepared to teach us how to love one another.
There are no exceptions. God can teach us to love even that especially
difficult person.

Are you struggling to love someone? God
will help you. He will enable you to love your parents, your spouse, your
children, your friends, or your enemy in a deeper way than you could ever love
them on your own. If you do not know how to express your love in a meaningful
way, God will teach you how to do this. God is the authority on love. As you
relate to others, ask God to make His love overflow to them through your life.

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