『不隨從肉體,只隨從聖靈』(4

 :真割禮是心裡的—在乎靈、不在乎儀文

Do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit (4)

: Circumcision is that of the heart, in the Spirit, not in the letter

經文 228-29,西211,林前719,加56615,徒75,加524,羅812-13

612-13 67-8

Scriptures: Romans 2:28-29, Colossians 2:11, 1 Corinthians 7:19, Galatians 5:6, 6:15, Acts 7:5, Galatians 5:24, Romans 8:12-13, Romans 6:12-13, Galatians 6:7-8

背誦經文28因為外面作猶太人的,不是真猶太人;外面肉身的割禮,也不是真割禮。 29惟有堶惕@的,才是真猶太人;真割禮也是心堛滿A在乎靈,不在乎儀文。這人的稱讚不是從人來的,乃是從 神來的。(228-29)

Memory Verse: 28 For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is                    outward in the flesh; 29 but he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that     of the heart, in the Spirit, not in the letter; whose praise is not from men but from        God.                                                                                             (Romans 2:28-29)

(一)  認識割禮的真諦

I     Understand the true essence of circumcision

  你們在他堶惜]受了不是人手所行的割禮,乃是基督使你們脫去肉體情慾的割禮 (西2;11

     - In Him you were also circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, by putting    

      Off the body of the sins[a] of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ (Colossians 2:11)

A外面肉身的割禮不是真割禮,受不受肉身的割禮:

     (A) A circumcision that is outward in the flesh is not a true circumcision, to receive circumcision that is not in the flesh:

     (a) 算不得什麼重要是能守神的誡命(林前719

           (a) Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing - but “keeping the commandments of God is what matters” (1 Corinthians 7:19)

     (b) 全無功效—“惟獨使人生發仁愛的信心、才有功效(加56

           (b) Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but “faith working through love” (Galatians 5:6)

     (c) 無關緊要—“要緊的是作新造的人(加615  

           (c) Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but “a new creation” (Galatians 6:15)

B真割禮是心裡的—“在乎靈,不在乎儀文(羅229a

(B) Circumcision is that of the heart – “in the Spirit, not in the letter” (Romans 2:29a)

 

(二)  真割禮的執行

II   The execution of a true circumcision

(a) 基督藉著十架

(a) By Jesus through the cross

凡屬基督耶穌的人、是已經把肉體、連肉體的邪情私慾、同釘在十字架上了。(加524

- “And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires” (Galatians 5:24)

(b)  基督藉著聖靈

(b) By Jesus through the Holy Spirit

弟兄們、這樣看來、我們並不是欠肉體的債、去順從肉體活著。你們若順從肉體活著必要死.若靠著聖靈治死身體的惡行必要活著。(羅812-13

            - Therefore, brethren, we are debtors—not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh.

             For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to                         death the deeds of the body, you will live.” (Romans 8:12-13)

(三)  生活上具體的實行

III   Application in daily living

(a)    全人 (羅612-13

    (a) the whole being ( Romans 6:12-13)

          -心、口、耳、眼都需要受割禮(徒751),輥去羞辱(書59

            - heart, mouth, ears, eyes….all need to be circumcised (Acts 7:51), “roll away”

             reproach (Joshua 5:9)

(b)    在一切事上

    (b) in all things

            人種的是什麼,收的也是什麼(加67-8

                              - “for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap” (Galatians 6:7-8)