哥林多前书第1章

2022年8月10日

读经内容:哥林多前书第一章

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富裕而堕落的哥林多是罗马世界一个汇聚了各种文化,思潮,和偶像的大熔炉。要牧养哥林多这个地区的教会并不是一件容易的事情。保罗在以弗所期间,写了这封书信给哥林多教会的人。

在保罗写这封书信时,哥林多教会出现了许多的问题。这些问题,从初代教会哥林多,直到经历了两千多年的教会发展,一直都在不断重复的上演。因此,保罗的教导直到今天也仍然历久弥新。

以牧者的心肠去牧养哥林多教会的人,既需要智慧,也需要勇气,但最重要的是要靠着耶稣基督。保罗在新的一开始就展现出他在基督里的智慧,勇气和牧者心肠。虽然哥林多人条件优越,既有钱又有口才,但是保罗却并没有因为他们的骄傲而退缩,他的第一句话就说出自己的权柄,是奉神的旨意,是使徒身份,写信给在基督里的弟兄姐妹,这使他接下来的教导都具有从神而来的权柄。

人的智慧不能成就神的义,也不能让人得救。并且,人的智慧如果没有被重生的话,在神的面前反而是愚蠢的。哥林多人仰仗着自己的口才,自己的智慧,自己的能力,才会导致教会出现了这许多的问题。

教会的分裂是对于教会来说是致命的伤害。有句俗语叫“预防胜于治疗。”保罗对于哥林多教会的分裂所提出的提醒也应该成为今天教会的提醒。教会是以基督为元首的,而不是以某个牧师或者传道人为首的。我们越是聪明,能干,越是要谦卑,因为聪明与能干的哥林多人在两千多年前,就有人就因此而跌倒了。也因为神说,“我要灭绝智慧人的智慧,废弃聪明人的聪明。”(林前1:19)

教会的合一是对教会全体成员的要求。夫妻之间要合一都很困难,何况是教会这么多的人呢?许多人会追求一种表面上的和谐,就是大家也不交心,没有太多共处的机会,只谈令人愉悦的话题,不谈令人厌烦的事情。这种合一并不是真正的合一。如同在夫妻之间的合一一样,教会的合一也应该是因着基督而紧密的联在一起的真诚的感情。这样真诚与炽热的感情,会让你在受到伤害的时候,因着对基督的盼望与信心,仍然会想办法寻求弥合,会想要赦免与原谅对方,会想要等待基督的工作。

 

思考与应用:保罗给哥林多教会的提醒,对我们今天的教会有什么帮助?

祷告:亲爱的主耶稣,我们本是愚拙的,却自以为聪明,愿我们因着你能够彼此相爱,在基督里合一,阿们!

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