你是一个聪明的投资者吗?

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我们的每一样恩赐都是上帝在我们身上的投资。


经  文

Reading


“你在不多的事上有忠心,我要把许多事派你管理。” - 太 25:23

"You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things." — Matthew 25:23



再  思

Devotion


你是一个聪明的投资者吗?

Are you a wise investor?


耶稣在这里谈到的投资,比股票投资或养老储蓄更为重要,因为祂乃是在谈论我们!以弗所书二章里说,我们是神的杰作,然而不单如此,我们更是神的投资。


Jesus is talking about a much more important investment than a stock portfolio or a retirement account; he's talking about us! We are not only God's masterpieces, as we learned from Ephesians 2. We are also God's investments.  


神把祂的财富投资在我们身上。我们当中有些人拥有多项才能,就像得了五千银子的人;有些人则得了一千或二千银子。不论多少,神都已经把才能恩赐放在我们身上了。


God invests his wealth in us. Some of us are five-talent people with a variety of skills. Others of us are one- or two-talent people. But all of us have been invested with God's gifts.


在耶稣所说的故事中,重要的不是这些仆人起初得到多少银子,而是他们怎样处理手中的金钱。无论我们拥有多少才干,神都吩咐我们善用自己的恩赐,来实现祂在世上的计划。我们若善用祂所赐的,来荣耀祂并爱我们的邻舍,便蒙神喜悦了。


What matters in the story Jesus told is not what the servants begin with, but how they manage what they have been given. No matter how many talents we have, God calls us to use our gifts in ways that further his purposes in the world. God is delighted when we take what he has given us and use it to honor him and love our neighbor.


这段经文也警告我们,如果我们不善用神赐下的恩赐,就等于没有好好经营祂的投资,这样做,不蒙神的悦纳。


There is a warning in these verses. If we neglect the gifts God has given us, he will be displeased with how we have managed his investment.


单单为了我们自身的利益来使用所得的恩赐、或索性放弃不用,都不是神的心愿。神把祂儿子的性命投资在我们身上,又赐我们新的生命,就让我们欢喜快乐地让祂的投资更有价值吧!


Using our gifts purely for our own enrichment or discarding them altogether is not what God intends. God has invested the life of his Son to give us life; let's gladly seek to bring a return on his investment!




祷  告

Prayer


主耶稣,祢是一切美好恩赐的源头,祢把爱和生命倾注在我们里面,又赐我们技能和恩赐来荣耀祢。求祢启示我们,让我们知道如何使用这些恩赐,在工作上荣耀祢。奉耶稣的名祷告,阿们。


Lord Jesus, source of all good gifts, you have graciously poured yourself into us, giving us skills and gifts to use for your glory. Reveal to us how you would have us use these gifts in our work so that we honor you. Amen.



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