主題:「不隨從肉體,只隨從聖靈」

Theme: “Do Not Walk According to the Flesh, but According to the Spirit”

(一)「不」隨從肉體 “Do Not” Walk According to the Flesh

 

(1)            對肉體的本質需有第一手深入的認識

 Need firsthand knowledge of the nature of the flesh

   敗壞、無能、並且與  神為仇

       Corrupted, powerless and enmity against God

v 我也知道,在我裏頭,就是我肉體之中,沒有良善。因為,立志為善由得我,只是行出來由不得我。(羅 718

v For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells; for to will is present with me, but how to perform what is good I do not find.”  (Romans 7:18)

 

v 原來體貼肉體的,就是與 神為仇;因為不服 神的律法,也是不能服, 而且屬肉體的人不能得 神的喜歡。(羅 87-8

v Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God” (Romans 8:7-8)

 

(2)   隨從肉體的生活

      Life according to the flesh

 

(a)  因勝不過試探而犯罪(雅 1:14-15

Sinning due to inability to overcome temptations (James 1:14-15)

      但各人被試探,乃是被自己的私慾牽引誘惑的。私慾既懷了胎,就生出罪來;罪既長成,就生出死來。

           But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.”

 

b因活不出律法而失敗(羅馬書第7章)

Failing due to inability to live the law (Romans 7)

      但我覺得肢體中另有個律和我心中的律交戰,把我擄去,叫我附從那肢體中犯罪的律。我真是苦啊!誰能救我脫離這取死的身體呢?

       But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.  O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?”

 

(3) 神的救法勝過肉體之路

God’s salvation – the way to overcome flesh

 

a對「十架同釘」的 真認識

True knowledge of “being crucified with Christ”

            因為知道我們的舊人和他同釘十字架,使罪身滅絕,叫我們不再作罪的奴僕; 因為已死的人是脫離了罪。我們若是與基督同死,就信必與他同活。(羅 66-8

            “Knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin.  For he who has died has been freed from sin. Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him,” (Romans 6:6-8)

 

b「不」隨從肉體,「只」隨從聖靈

“Not” according to the flesh, “but” according to the Holy Spirit

如今,那些在基督耶穌裏的就不定罪了。因為賜生命聖靈的律,在基督耶穌裏釋放了我,使我脫離罪和死的律了。使律法的義成就在我們這不隨從肉體、只隨從聖靈的人身上。(羅 81-2, 4

                     There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.  For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death… that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.” (Romans 8:1-2, 4)