腓立比書精義(5) 當以基督耶穌的心為心()

The Essence of the Book of Philippians (5) “Having the Mind of Christ” (Part 2)

經文:2:6-18

Scriptures: Philippians 2:6-18

背誦經文  6 祂本有 神的形像 不以自己與 神同等為強奪的 7 反倒虛己 取了奴僕的形像 成為人的樣式 8 既有人的樣子,就自己卑微 存心順服,以至於死 且死在十字架上  (2:6-8)

Memorization Scripture:

6 who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, 7 but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. (Philippians 2:6-8)

A)    什麼是『基督耶穌的心

What is “the mind of Christ”?

1)      降卑

To humble Himself

祂本有 神的形像 不以自己與 神同等為強奪的 (v6)

-  Who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God (v6)

2)      捨己

To deny Himself

反倒虛己 (emptied Himself – DB/NASB or made Himself nothingNIV) 取了奴僕 (bondservant) 的形像 成為人的樣式 (v7)

-  Emptied Himself (DB/NASB) / Made Himself nothing (NIV), taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men (v7)

3)      順服

To obey

既有人的樣子,就自己卑微 存心順服,以至於死 且死在十字架上 (v8)

-  And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross (v8)

B)    在榮耀裡的基督

The Christ in glory

1)      父神將祂升為至高 (v9a)

God has highly exalted Him (v9a)

2)      賜給祂那超乎萬名之上的名 (v9b)

God has given Him the name which is above every name (v9b)

3)      萬膝跪拜祂,萬口頌揚祂 使榮耀歸與父

Every knee should bow to Him, every tongue should praise Him, to the glory of God the Father

一切在天上的、地上的,和地底下的 因耶穌的名無不屈膝 無不口稱「耶穌基督為主」, 使榮耀歸與父 神。(v10-11)

-  At the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (v10-11)

 

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當以基督耶穌的心為心()

“Having the Mind of Christ” (Part 3)

A)    我們該有的回應與態度

Our response and attitude

1)             效法基督的順服

To imitate Christ’s obedience

 

這樣看來,我親愛的 弟兄,你們既是常順服的,不但我在你們那裏,就是我如今不在你們那裏,更是順服的…(v12a)

Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence… (v12a)

2)      當恐懼戰兢,做成我們得救的工夫 (v12b-13)

Work out our own salvation with fear and trembling (v12b-13)

因為你們立志行事都是 神在你們心裏運行,為要成就祂的美意 (v13)

- For it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure (v13)

3)             成為這彎曲悖謬世代中的明光,將生命的道表明出來

Shine as lights in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, holding fast the word of life

15 使你們無可指摘,誠實無偽,在這彎曲悖謬的世代作 神無瑕疵的兒女。你們顯在這世代中,好像明光照耀 16 將生命的道表明出來…(v14-18)

… 15 that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, 16 holding fast the word of life… (v14-18)

 

B)    保羅與同工們所立的榜樣 (2:19-30)

The examples of Paul and his coworkers (2:19-30)