足以拯救

足以拯救

Sufficient to Save

有一条路人以为正,至终成为死亡之路。

——箴言14:12

There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

—Proverbs 14:12

一种对很多人来说似乎是正确的想法,就是自我救赎的观点。人认为自己必须为义做工,好拯救自己。毕竟,他是个罪人,而且就像我们说的:“自助者天助之。”但是,从圣经中得来的一个更伟大的真理是,神帮助那些不能帮助自己的人。我们无法拯救自己。如果我们能做到正直,那将是高贵的,能诚实、善良、富有同情心,是令人钦佩的。这些特质看起来似乎足够拯救我们的灵魂了。然而圣经告诉我们,这条路虽然看起来是正确的,其实是错的。

A line of human thought that seems right to many people is the idea of self-redemption. Man thinks he must work at righteousness to save himself. After all, it was man who sinned and as we say, “God helps those who help themselves.” But a greater truth than this emerges from the Bible-the truth that God helps those who cannot help themselves. We cannot save ourselves. It is noble to be upright if we can. It is admirable to be honest, kind, and compassionate. It would seem that these characteristics would be sufficient to save our souls. But the Bible says that though this way seems right, it is wrong.

 

今日祷告

父啊,我知道我过良善生活的努力完全不能和我亲爱的救主耶稣基督相比,但是因为他,我能到你这里来,知晓他已经救赎了我!

Prayer for the day

Father, I know that my attempts at living a good life are nothing compared to my beloved Savior, Jesus Christ; but because of Him I can come to You, knowing He has redeemed me.