Matthew 4

 

1Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.

   2And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred.

   3And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.

   4But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

   5Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple,

   6And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.

   7Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

   8Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;

   9And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.

   10Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

   11Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.

 

我想试炼是无处不在的,我想到有些事若不放手,便会一直跟随,操控着人把人变成傀儡,我想着也是魔鬼对人的试探吧~

 

 

Matthew 5

   38Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:

   39But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.

   40And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also.

   41And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.

   42Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.

   43Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.

   44But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

   45That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

   46For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?

   47And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?

   48Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

 

为什么爱敌人和怎么爱敌人,这都是一个奇妙的问题,我的疑惑在于:

1) 什么是敌人,敌人是指有同一信仰的人;还是包括魔鬼和异教徒?

2) 爱敌人的意义在哪里?怎么说服自己爱敌人?爱敌人是为自己还是为敌人?

问题一无解,问题二看了Martin Luther King的一段话,觉得是有些道理的,

http://www.ipoet.com/ARCHIVE/BEYOND/King-Jr/Loving-Your-Enemies.html