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【雙語園地】關於怒氣

 

作者:盧國禮 翻譯:蕭凌


DoubleEdged一個人有兩隻耳朵、兩個眼睛、一張嘴。神造萬物的時候,之所以這樣安排,也就代表了我們應當多聽多看、少語寡言。而愜意生活的秘訣,正在於 "忍耐" 二字。當事有不順,我們往往很容易被一些生活瑣碎所激怒,諸如公交車晚點、路上堵車﹑朋友遲到、爽約等等,等等,都使得我們雪上加霜。當我們遇到這樣的情況,讓我們看看《聖經》是怎麼說的吧:

你不要心裡急躁惱怒,因為惱怒存在愚昧人的懷中。(傳7:9)

輕易發怒的,行事愚妄。(箴14:17)

暴怒的人挑啟爭端;忍怒的人止息紛爭。(箴15:18)

回答柔和,使怒消退;言語暴戾,觸動怒氣。(箴15:1)

人有見識就不輕易發怒;寬恕人的過失便是自己的榮耀。(箴19:11)

我親愛的弟兄們,這是你們所知道的。但你們各人要快快地聽,慢慢地說,慢慢地動怒,因為人的怒氣並不成就神的義。(雅1:19-20)

如果我們學會如何在小事上控制自己的情緒,那麼在需要為大事作抉擇的時候也就容易不少。當我們真的遇到諸如喪偶、失業、破產,當我們真的病魔纏身,我們又該何去何從呢? 《聖經》告訴我們:

你們中間若有缺少智慧的,應當求那厚賜與眾人、也不斥責人的神,主就必賜給他。(雅1:5)

主必將祂的道教訓我們;我們也要行祂的路。(賽2:3)

我要教導你,指示你當行的路;我要定睛在你身上勸戒你。(詩32:8)

神喜悅誰,就給誰智慧、知識,和喜樂......(傳2:26)

我必稱頌那指教我的耶和華,我的心腸在夜間也警戒我。(詩16:7)

你就明白敬畏耶和華,得以認識神。因為,耶和華賜人智慧,知識和聰明都由祂口而出。祂給正直人存留真智慧,給行為純正的人作盾牌。(箴2:5-7)

事實上,無論我們在決策過程當中如何謹小慎微,對一個基督徒來說,我們都應該先禱告,先尋求神的旨意和帶領。我們當然有自己作決定的自由,但我們所做的每一件事情都需要對神負責。通過禱告向神完全交託,我們得以將自己的決定完全順服在神大能的旨意底下。如果屬神的生命是船,禱告就是那使得我們可以登上郵輪的船票。如果不買票,我們就無法光明正大地登上那得神喜悅的輪船。

 

The Aspect of Anger

By Francis Loo Translated by Evie Xiao

God has made man with two eyes, two ears but one month. Is it not intended that we should see more, hear more and speak less? The key to live happily is "patient". How often you were provoked by small things not coming your way, such as the bus didn't arrive in time, the traffic slowed your car to a snail's speed while you were in a hurry to an important meeting, your friend failed to keep an appointment or turned up late and countless other circumstances you may recall. You mustn't let small stuff drive you crazy, but learn ways to calm down in the midst of your incredibly hurried, stress-filled life. Let's see what the Bible says in this regard:


Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools. (Ecclesiastes 7:9, NIV.)

A quick-tempered man does foolish things.... (Proverbs 14:17, NIV.)

A hot-tempered man stirs up dissension, but a patient man calms a quarrel. (Proverbs 15:18, NIV.)

A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. (Proverbs 15:1, NIV.)

A man's wisdom gives him patience; it is to him glory to overlook an offense. (Proverbs 19:11, NIV.)

My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires. (James 1:19, 20, NIV.)

Now we may have learnt to refrain from sweating on small stuff. Would it be even more difficult (oftentimes we would feel most helpless) in adverse situations when we had to make our personal decisions: life-and-death, honor or money? These situations could be loss of loved ones, unemployment at mid-carrier, suffering from poor health, new business Adventures, and bankruptcy etc. These are some of the important crossroads of life at which we do not know for sure to which direction we should begin a foot?

If any of you, lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. (James 1:5, NIV.)

... He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.... (Isaiah 2:3, NIV.)

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you. (Psalm 32:8, NIV.)

To the man who pleases him, God give wisdom, knowledge and happiness...." (Ecclesiastes 2:26, NIV.)

I will praise the Lord, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me." (Psalm 16:7, NIV.)

Then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He holds victory in store for the upright; he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless . (Proverb 2; 5-7, NIV.)

By exercising prudently all our skills in the full knowledge of the issue in the process of decision-making in life is not complete for any Christian who does not pray for guidance and seek God's will that is His moral will and sovereign will. In every situation , we are free to make our decisions, but we are never free from God. We have to learn to make our decisions in submission to the sovereign will of God. The way to submission to God's sovereign will is through prayer–total surrender to His guidance. Any decisions thusly made on things we do will be the right decisions without regret. If a Christ-centered life is like a ship, our prayers are like the tickets to that ship. We will not be boarding the ship without first procuring the necessary boarding pass that gives authenticity to the trip.


互愛

詞/曲:劉敏

看著滿天飄雪 難免漸覺掛牽
心裡說話 會否聽見 沉重像昨天
每日縱使相見 無法停留身邊
不知不覺 已經疏遠


每步探險 沉著去實現
奔波的一天裡 如何互勉


如果可將你我換轉尋覓最深情懷意念
從心交出每個視線去了解彼此的每點
新的一天裡 誰可改變 騰出溫暖
上帝的勸勉 互愛中完全


繼續角色演變 時間又轉一圈
心裡掛念 你的聲線 遙遠像昨天
每日期待遇見 能靠著你雙肩
不講不說 誰又會明白到真心意


每步探險 如若你出現
即使軀體傷痛 沒有心酸


能否今天你我換轉尋覓最真情懷意念
重新交出每個視線去帶走悲傷的碎片
觸不到的愛 如可改變 誰都溫暖
上帝的勸勉 互愛中完全

 

Love One Another

Music and Lyric: Mandy Lau

Watching the snow falling, I can't help but start thinking of you
Those words in my heart, do you hear them? They are as heavy as before
We might meet every day, but we don't take the time to interact
Without knowing, we grow further and further apart


Every new exploration, we work at it step by step
In the midst of rush and busyness, how do we encourage each other?


If only we can switch positions and search for the deepest thoughts inside one another
If only we can give a sincere look and try to understand the bits and pieces
When given a chance, is anyone willing to change and reach out?
God's law will be fulfilled, when we love one another


Our roles and responsibilities keep changing as time moves on
Deep down, I miss hearing your voice; it is as distant as before
Every day I hope to see you, to be able to lean on you
But if I don't tell, would you ever know this?
Every step of the exploration, if you are there
Then even if I get tired and hurt, there won't be sadness


Let's switch positions today and search for the real needs of one another
Let's look at each other from a new perspective and help erase any hurt inside
The love that seems so distant and out of reach
If someone's willing to change, everyone will start to feel it
God's law will be fulfilled, when we love one another


Please check following link for the music:

http://youtu.be/QnL5MyoYc_Q

 

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