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2018-11-15    

世人都犯了罪

粵語國語

第15天


讀經:   

羅馬書三章9至12節,19至23節

9這卻怎麼樣呢?我們比他們強麼?決不是的!因我們已經證明,猶太人和希利尼人都在罪惡之下。

10就如經上所記:沒有義人,連一個也沒有。

11沒有明白的;沒有尋求神的;

12都是偏離正路,一同變為無用。沒有行善的,連一個也沒有。

19我們曉得律法上的話都是對律法以下之人說的,好塞住各人的口,叫普世的人都伏在神審判之下。

20所以凡有血氣的,沒有一個因行律法能在神面前稱義,因為律法本是叫人知罪。

21但如今,神的義在律法以外已經顯明出來,有律法和先知為證:

22就是神的義,因信耶穌基督加給一切相信的人,並沒有分別。

23因為世人都犯了罪,虧缺了神的榮耀;

人若離棄了神,會變成怎樣的光景呢?保羅在這裡主要引用了詩篇中的14 句話,來回答這個問題。我們能找出這些經文的出處嗎?

首先,保羅指出人是不義的;人無法達致神所要求的善,也無法按照神所要求的正道而行。人若沒有基督所賜予的義,根本無法站立在神的面前。

有些人或許會說:「別人比我更差」。這可能是事實;但即使是世上最好的人,也不能在聖潔的神面前站立得住。

保羅在第11節指出,人靠著自己是不能明白的。人可以擁有很多知識,但如果他不能夠明白神的心意,他的知識對他根本是毫無幫助。

這裡的每一節經文都描述了人的境況,也責備了人的罪。結論是:「沒有義人,連一個沒有」。第18節指出,這樣的人不懼怕神,因為他根本不承認有神。

保羅在第20節進一步指出,沒有人可以靠著守舊約的律法得救。律法就如一面鏡子,反照出我們臉上的污穢,但鏡子卻不能把污穢除掉。我們必須用其他東西來清除污垢。

律法的作用是要顯明我們的罪,讓我們看見自己離開神的標準多遠。正因我們無法達致神的標準,基督才要來到拯救我們。祂過了完全無罪的一生。祂的死為我們的罪擔負了刑罰。如今,我們是藉著基督的義而非自己的義來得著神的悅納。

讓我們靜下來細想神的恩典和慈愛。祂要我們成為義人,但祂卻藉著祂的兒子耶穌基督把義賜給我們。祂要我們為著本身的罪受罰,但祂卻讓祂的兒子耶穌基督代替我們受罰。神的愛真是何等浩大,是我們所不配得的。

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ALL HAVE SINNED
Day 15


Bible Reading:   

Romans 3:9-12; 19-23

9 What then? Are we better than they? Not at all. For we have previously charged both Jews and Greeks that they are all under sin.

10 As it is written:
“There is none righteous, no, not one;

11 There is none who understands;
There is none who seeks after God.

12 They have all turned aside;
They have together become unprofitable;
There is none who does good, no, not one.”

19 Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.

20 Therefore by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in His sight, for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

21 But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets,

22 even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe. For there is no difference;

23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

What is man really like, apart from God? Paul answers that question in about 14 sentences, mostly quotations from the book of Psalms. Can you separate the various statements?

Firstly Paul says that man is unrighteous. He is not able to do what God says is right and proper to do. Man would never be able to stand before God without Christ's righteousness.

Sometimes people say, 'There are people who are a lot worse than I am', and that may be true. But none of us are good enough to stand before a holy God.

In verse 11 Paul says that man by himself lacks understanding. Man may know a great deal but if he cannot see what God is trying to tell him, then his knowledge has not helped him at all.

Every phrase in this section describes and condemns man. The conclusion is repeated 'There is none who does good, there is not even one'. Verse 18 says that such a man does not fear God, because he will not acknowledge God.

Paul further states in verse 20 that no-one can be saved by trying to keep the law of the Old Testament. The law is like a mirror which can show us a dirty spot on our face but the mirror can't wash it off. Something else must do that.

The law shows up our sin and its purpose is to show us how far short we fall of God's standards. This is why Christ came to meet our need. His life was perfect. His death paid the penalty for our sin. Now we can be accepted before God, not by any right of our own, but by the righteousness of Christ.

Stop and think about the goodness and love of God. He demanded righteousness. He provided it for us in Jesus Christ. He demanded that a penalty be paid for our sin, but he paid it himself in the person of his Son. Isn't that tremendous? Isn't that good news?

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