至于我和我家, 必定事奉耶和

As for me and my house,

we will serve the LORD.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

因信不因律法称义 Justified by faith and not by works of the law


罗马书 10:1-5 Romans 10:1-5

弟兄,我心里所愿的,向神所求的,是要以色列人得救。我可以明他向神有心,但不是按著真知;因不知道神的,想要立自己的,就不服神的了。律法的就是基督,使凡信他的都得著。摩西写著:人若行那出於律法的,就必因此活著。

使徒保有一个意念,常常挂在他心里 - 就是他希望他的族民,以色列人得救。何如此呢?因他可怜他们对追求神很情,但不是按着真知,也不按着神的不正的情是如何造成的呢?因们所学的是旧的方法;摩西的律法:“人若行那出於律法的,就必因此活著。”他不相信基督已来了,并且完成他必成就的,就是将我们带到神面前与他和好。如今,凡信都得称义,不是靠守律法,乃是靠相信耶稣基督 - 他已经为我们承诺律法的要求。

所以,我靠着信心相信耶基督成就律法,们继续与信心活出新生命,依靠耶,因,“自己的罪, 神是信的,是公的,必要赦免我的罪,洗一切的不 (约翰一书1:9)。

1 Dear brothers and sisters, the longing of my heart and my prayer to God is for the people of Israel to be saved.2 I know what enthusiasm they have for God, but it is misdirected zeal.3 For they don't understand God's way of making people right with himself. Refusing to accept God's way, they cling to their own way of getting right with God by trying to keep the law.4 For Christ has already accomplished the purpose for which the law was given. As a result, all who believe in him are made right with God. 5 For Moses writes that the law's way of making a person right with God requires obedience to all of its commands.

The Apostle Paul has a constant longing in his heart – that his own people, Israel might be saved. Why? Because he pitied them especially that they are enthusiastic to find God but they have a problem: misdirected zeal. What caused this misdirected zeal is that they have been schooled in the old, Moses way of “getting right with God by trying to keep the law.” They did not believe and accept that Christ has already come to accomplished and make us right with God. So now, those who believe are made right with God, not by keeping the law, but by believing in Jesus Christ – the one who has fulfilled the law on our behalf.

Since we have by faith believed in Jesus Christ as our fulfillment of the law, let us live a life of faith, and continue to depend on His righteousness, for “if we confess our sins, he is just and faithful to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9)

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