Monday, May 11, 2020

Daily Scripture - May 11

Ephesians 4:17,20-24
(Memorization Scripture 23-24)
17 This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you should no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind,
20 But you have not so learned Christ, 21 if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus: 22 that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, 23 and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 24 and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.

Holiness in family and /individual life

Today's Scripture is about how we can walk the Christian walk in true righteousness and holiness----by putting off the old man and putting on the new man. We probably never thought that the most time and place that we sin is when we are at home. Let's pray for our daily life at home. Pray that each and every one of our family members are blessed by the new man created like God in true righteousness and holiness. The Scripture also points out the practical way. We have to put off AND put on, then we will experience how the new man lives out a life in true holiness and righteousness.

弗4:17, 20-24
17 所以我說,且在主裡確實地說:你們行事不要再像外邦人,存虛妄的心行事。
20 你們學了基督,卻不是這樣。 21 如果你們聽過他的道,領了他的教,學了他的真理, 22 就要脫去你們從前行為上的舊人,這舊人是因私慾的迷惑漸漸變壞的; 23 又要將你們的心志改換一新, 24 並且穿上新人,這新人是照著神的形象造的,有真理的仁義和聖潔。


今天的經文是關於如何活出真理的仁(公)義與聖潔。我們可能不太意識到我們犯罪最多的時間和地點,是在我們的家裡。讓我們今天特別為家庭中的每一個成員禱告,不要存虛妄的心行事,放縱私慾,貪行各種的污穢。而是脫去舊人,心志改換一新, 穿上新人,學習基督的樣式。