Jul 14, 2009

「盾」だけ? "Shield" only??



 ウォーレン・ウィアズビーの言葉に"Negative Purity"、(訳すとしたら「消極的聖さ」とう感じになるのかな)がある。
 クリスチャンホームに育った人なら分かるかもしれない。大人たちが「あなたは酒も、たばこもしてないから素晴らしいわ!」、「ちゃんと、親の言うことを聞いているからいい子ね。」とほめてくれるような経験ある? 何をやっていないからとか、言われたことをやっているからということでほめられるのは、決して悪いことではない。でも、「何をしたから」ということになるともっとすごくない?


It seems there are two kinds of "State of good" to me.
One is negative goodness
The other is possitive goodness

Warren Wiersbe described "Negative Purity" that we can do. If you are raised in Christian family, you'd understand. Sometimes adults come up to you and say "You are so good boy/girl, because you are not driking and doing drug", "Oh, such a great kid who listens to the parents always!!" It's not bad at all, but is that it?? The question is "Can we do more than that??".
 The theme of "The Rebelution"(which really inspired me) is "Do hard things". Can we do that?
In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
Ephesians 6:16-17
We are told here not only to defend ourselves with shields of faith, but also to engage in the battle with the aword of the Spirit!
I am the big failure of this one. I often time ignore the Spirit telling me to go out. Foe me it is so easy to say just "No". But, I fail to point God, like saying "God says this. thats why".
Paul, in following scriptures, told us to Pray hard. Thankfully, He knows we can't do it. So God helps us to do.

"Oh, God, please help me, big failure, wretched sinner and loser. Please use me by your mighty power. Amen"

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