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經文:哥林多後書八章
鑰節:「因為人若有願作的心,必蒙悅納,乃是照他所有的,並不是照他所無的。」(8:12)
提要

        我想我們大部分人都聽說過一些「從來不伸手向人要錢」的事工。這種自豪通常帶有指責的味道,批評任何要求人捐錢的事工團體。他們暗示:如果上帝認可一項事工,祂就必供應一切的需要,而不需我們到處去募款。這聽起來很令人動心。但對大部分的事工而言,上帝還是期望我們努力的募捐。保羅就是一個例子。

        第八章整章都是關於募捐的事。如果我們小心的讀,你會發現保羅在盡他最大的努力激勵哥林多人慷慨樂捐。他提到馬其頓人在「極窮之間」仍然大方的樂捐(2節)。他強調馬其頓人多麼渴望「在供給聖徒的特權」上有分(4節,新國際標準版聖經)。然後保羅就鼓勵哥林多人效法他們(6節),又稱讚哥林多人在凡事上都卓越(7節)──(保羅似乎暫時忘了他們道德的低劣),並解釋說,他們慷慨的程度將作為他們愛心是否真誠的「試驗」(8節),保羅也會將他們的熱心與別人作比較(你怎麼回應來自牧師的這種「壓力」呢?)

        保羅的緊急呼籲反映出他非常關切那在經濟上較貧乏的會眾的福祉。從某一方面來說,你也可以說保羅是以「教會創辦人」的身分為他的會眾求,他不是為自己求,乃是完全為了「聖徒」。或許這正是那種我們應該歡迎而非抗拒的壓力。那是對我們意志的一種挑戰。

        那也是為什麼我們需要一顆「願意」的心──願意先委身於祂的國,且願意「照我們所有的」給人。

禱告

        主啊,您自己就是給予者。謝謝您對我們的慷慨。您已經將您的獨生子以及其他許多難以數計的恩賜給了我們。求您也賜給我們施予的恩典,使您的工作沒有任何匱乏。奉主耶穌聖名,阿們!

English

Scriptures:Read 2 Corinthians 8
Key Verse:"For if there is first a willing mind, it is accepted according to what one has, and not according to what he does not have."(Corinthians 8:12)
Overview

        I think most of us have heard or read about ministries that "never ask for money". Usually this observation is made with a muted condemnation of any ministry that does ask for money. The implied message is: if God approves of a ministry, He'll supply the need without many fundraising. That sounds impressive. But for most ministries, God expects us to labour in fundraising. Paul is a case in point.

        Chapter 8 is all about fundraising. As you read it carefully, you see Paul doing his utmost to stimulate generosity in the Corinthian church. He refers to the Macedonian churches who gave generously in spite of their "extreme poverty" (v.2). He talks of their eagerness to participate in "the privilege of sharing in this service to the saints" (v.4 NIV). He then urges the Corinthians to do the same (v.6) and commends them for their excellence "in everything" (v.7a) — (Paul seems to have forgotten, for the moment, their lack of excellence in morality). He follows this with a comment that their generosity will be a "test" of "the sincerity of [their] love" (v.8) — and says he'll "compare it with the earnestness of others" (how would you respond to this kind of pressure from your pastor?).

        The urgency of Paul's appeal reflects a great concern on his part for the ongoing health of the financially poorer congregations. In a sense, you might say Paul's intensity reflects his sense of "ownership" —he's committed, and appeals not for himself, but for "the saints". Maybe this is exactly the kind of pressure we should invite rather than resist. It's a challenge to our will.

        That's why we need a "willing mind", one that is committed first to the kingdom of Heaven. A mind that will choose to give "according to what one has".

Prayer

        Lord, You are a giver. Thank You for Your generosity to us. You've given Your only begotten Son and many other gifts to numerous to mention. Grant us the grace to be givers too, so that Your work will not lack in any way.


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