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One Thing Part 2 (Chinese/English)

Psalm 27

诗篇27

4 One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple.

4有一件事,我曾求耶和华,我仍要寻求:就是一生一世住在耶和华的殿中,瞻仰他的荣美,在他的殿里求问。

What is the one thing you truly desire? David knew what it was, and it was to dwell in God’s presence and to behold God’s beauty.

你真正想要的是什么呢?大卫知道是什么,就是住在神所在的地方,目睹神的美丽。

Now you may say, “I can’t stay in that state forever, as we have to work in the real world.” But there is a real sense that we can dwell in God’s presence. David wanted an ongoing minute by minute communion with his Lord and Creator.

现在你可能会说,“我不能永远处于那种状态,因为我要在现实世界工作”。但与神同行才有真实的感觉。大卫想要分分秒秒都与主和上帝交流。

Look at the words David is using here: seek after, enquire, behold. He is in earnest here; it is in the middle of a busy life for David, but he wanted God more than anything else. He wanted to know God’s word, and he wanted to see God’s beauty.

看看大卫在这里使用的词汇吧:寻求,求问,瞻仰。他在这儿是认真的;这是在大卫忙碌生活期间,但他比其他时候更需要神。他想了解神的话,他想看到神的荣美。

Is this your one desire Christian above everything else?

你是一个求问神高于其他任何事的基督徒吗?

PHILIPPIANS 3

腓立比书3

13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,

13 弟兄们,我不是以为自己已经得着了,我只有一件事,就是忘记背后,努力面前的

14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

14 向着标竿直跑,要得 神在基督耶稣里从上面召我来得的奖赏。

So, you think you know it all? If anyone knew it all, it would have been the apostle, Paul! He wrote the amazing epistles, but what’s Paul saying here?

那么你认为你了解一切吗?如果有人了解一切,那一定是使徒,保罗!他写了令人称奇的书信,那么保罗在这里说了什么呢?

He writes in earlier verses of apprehending something, of attaining something, and the concept of apprehending is one of earnestly seeking after something. Paul hasn’t found it yet, but is still seeking to know what it says in verse 10, and what a verse that is!!

他在之前的章节写道他所领悟的一些事,所收获的一些事,他所领悟的就是热切寻求。保罗仍然没有找到,但一直在寻求了解第10节所说的,这是何等的诗句啊!!

10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death.

10 使我认识基督,晓得他复活的大能,并且晓得和他一同受苦,效法他的死。

To apprehend this, he must do one thing and that is to let go of his past. He totally let’s go of everything in his past, his achievements, his life, and more, because it was a hindrance. You cannot reach forth if you are carrying the chains of your past!

要理解这点,他必须做一件事,即放下他的过去。要完全放下过去所有,他的成就,他的生命,以及更多,因为过去是一种阻碍。你不能戴着过去的锁链向前。

Have you tried to reach up to the top shelf of a cupboard with a lead weight around your leg? You can’t do it. You have to take the lead weight off to reach up to get the cookies. Likewise, in the Christian life, if you wish to reach forth, you must get rid of the sin and guilt which is holding you back. Anything that is holding you back must be cast off.

你试过腿上带着一个铅块够橱柜最上面的架子吗?你无法做到,你必须取下铅块方能够到那个饼干。同样,如果你希望达到基督徒生活,就必须除去阻止你的罪和愧疚,任何拖你后腿的都必须摆脱。

Do you want to win the prize? In 1 Corinthians 9:24-27, Paul uses the analogy of a runner. Do you see a runner going round the track in his tracksuit carrying his sports bag? Of course not! He lays it to one side so he can compete effectively in the race.

你想赢得奖牌吗?在哥林多前书9章24-27节中,保罗使用了一个赛跑的类比。你们见过一个穿着运动服拿着运动包绕着跑道跑的人吗?肯定没有!他会把包放到一边以便能完全投入比赛。

Christian, you need to get rid of any hindrance in your life; anything that stops you from reaching forth to win the prize. Maybe it is sin, maybe it an idol, or maybe it’s something that has taken the place of Christ on the throne of your life.

基督徒,你需要除去你生活中任何阻碍,任何阻止你向前赢得奖牌的东西。也许是罪,也许是偶像,或者是在你生活中取代基督位置的某些东西。

You need to do one thing and forget your past and move forward to win the prize.

你需要做一件事,忘记过去,向前赢得奖牌。

2 Peter 3

彼得后书3

8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

8 亲爱的弟兄啊,有一件事你们不可忘记,就是主看一日如千年,千年如一日。

We end on a note of absolute joy, because if you aren’t excited by the return of Jesus, then as a Christian you need to wake up!

我们在全然喜乐的确据中结束,因为如果你不欢喜耶稣再来,那么作为基督徒,你需要醒来了!

This verse is in the middle of Peter refuting people who say, “Jesus will never return… show us the evidence.”

在彼得后书的章节中,那些反驳的人说,“耶稣永不会再来…给我们看看证据吧”

Peter gives the reasons in the early verses of this chapter and reminds believers that God is completely above our heads. He doesn’t think about time like we do, thankfully.

彼得在这章前几节中给出了理由,提醒信托们神是完全高于我们的,,谢天谢地,他的时间并不像我们的时间。

We have to live in the light of Christ’s return, looking for that blessed hope.

我们必须活在耶稣再来的希望中,并寻求那祝福。

In verse 9, Peter says that God does not forget His promises; He is not like man, who breaks his promises, but He is waiting until everyone has had a chance to hear the gospel and for everything to be fulfilled.

在9节中,彼得说神并没有忘记他的承诺;他不像人总是违背承诺,但他会等到每个人有机会听到福音以及凡事成全之时。

We are not to worry about when Jesus will come back, but be ready and live as holy people in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, anticipating His return.

我们不担心耶稣会再来,但在扭曲悖逆的一代人中,要做好准备,像圣洁之人一样生活,期待他的回来。

God knows the times and seasons; He has all things in His hands.  This verse should give us so much confidence…

神知道时候和日期,他掌控一切事。这节经文会给我们许多自信…

One thing to remember: God is still in charge and one day we will be taken home!

记住一件事:神仍在掌权,总有一天我们将被带回家!

Let us live in the light of that amazing fact!

让我们生活在那个奇妙事实的希望中!

10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

10但主的日子要像贼来到一样,那日,天必大有响声废去,有形质的都要被烈火销化,地和其上的物都要烧尽了。

11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,

11这一切既然都要如此销化,你们为人该当怎样圣洁、怎样敬虔

12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?

12切切仰望 神的日子来到。在那日,天被火烧就销化了,有形质的都要被烈火熔化。

13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.

13但我们照他的应许,盼望新天新地,有义居在其中。

14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.

14亲爱的弟兄啊,你们既盼望这些事,就当殷勤,使自己没有玷污,无可指摘,安然见主。

To complete this study, I must finish by saying ONE LAST THING.

要完成本研究,我必须说最后一件事。

The final words of Jesus in Matthew 28 should be etched on our mind. They are OUR commission, our charter, and our motivation.

耶稣在马可福音28章所讲的最后的话应当铭刻在我们的脑海中。他们是我们的使命,我们的章程,我们的动力。

Our Lord has given us our orders. These are not options; they are commands. So why aren’t we obeying them?

我们的主已经给我们下了指令,这并不是可选项,而是指令,为何我们不遵守呢?

When was the last time you Led someone to Christ?

你的最后一次是什么时候?引导一些人归向圣灵

Led someone deeper in their faith.

引导一些人更深地信服

Shared the gospel with someone.

和一些人分享福音

Gave out a gospel tract.

分发福音小册子

Showed the love of Christ in practical ways.

用实际方式展示基督之爱

God is watching us all, me included. Before you say how difficult it is, remember I know it is! I live in China and my Chinese is so limited. But I can and do share with the Chinese and have been privileged to share with many foreigners that God has led me to.

神在看着我们,包括我。当你说多么困难的时候,要知道我明白有多困难!我住在中国,我的中国朋友有限,但我能和他们分享中文,并有优势介绍许多神引导我认识的外国人

It is scary! Believe me, but we do this because we know the love and terror of the Lord. We have to share, because we know the consequences of millions going to a Christ-less eternity.

这很可怕!相信我,但我们这么做因为我们认识主的仁爱和恐怖。我们必须分享,因为我们知道数百万人没有基督中永恒的后果。

It is not enough to go to church on Sunday and Wednesday nights! Have you little/no concern for sharing your faith? Spurgeon put it like this, “If you have no concern for the lost, then you aren’t saved yourself”.

周末和周三晚上去教堂是远远不够的!你对分享你的信念漠不关心吗?司布真这么描述,“如果你不关心那些失丧的人,那你就没有得救”

Believe me… you cannot share something that isn’t a reality in your own life.

相信我…你无法分享你自己生活中并不真实存在的事情。

We have a twofold purpose in this world:

在这世上我们有双重目的:

To Know GOD and To Make HIM Known.

认识神并使他被认识

May this ONE Thing be our consuming passion!

这一件事就是我们强烈激情所在!

God bless you,

愿神祝福你,

About Keith H

Hello everyone, my name is Keith or kk. I am a christian writer and teacher living in Nanjing China Teaching both online and in person, Have several students. Am married to a wonderful chinese lady called Helen with a beautiful 27 year old daughter called sherry, she is a ba in fine arts from brandon university in Canada

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2 comments

  1. This message is so needed. You said it well. We have to take His word to heart and trust in Him to work in us opening the way for many to find new live found only in Christ through His sacrificial death and resurrection to redeem us .
    May the Lord grab our attention and hearts to do His will for His praise and glory.
    Thanks for your service to our Lord.

  2. Hello Keith,

    An excellent word, once again an important message for Christians, and for those who don’t know Christ yet. May it encourage and bring them to know Christ.
    Thank you!
    God Bless~

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