奉獻而不心虛

我們常常為崇拜中的奉獻程序覺得心虛和尷尬,特別是有新朋友在的時候。我們恐怕別人覺得基督徒斂財,所以還要特別聲明一句,未信主的朋友不用介意,可以不用參與。但其實,介意的會不會是我們呢?

我們看待奉獻的態度是甚麼?我們會覺得奉獻是一種必要的邪惡,為著要供應教會的各樣需要才不得已要做的尷尬事?如果是這樣,我們就錯了。

在聖經中,奉獻從來都不是只為了要籌集金錢。奉獻的行動本身就是一種敬拜,也是一種屬靈操練。

在福音書中錢是耶穌講得最多的題目之一,因為耶穌知道,我們的錢在那裡,我們的心也在那裡。透過奉獻,我們操練為主捨棄,叫我們能成為倒空的器皿為主所用。

所以,不要為奉獻程序而心虛。能奉獻,是主給我們的祝福。

4 comments:

ping sun said...

问题是,很多"教会"都是牧师当家。比如中世记前后的教会腐败透顶,把钱捐给那时的教会,不能说是管好了神给你的钱。

Alan Yu said...

Your case is an issue about church management, not an issue about worship. If your church is badly managed, you as a church member have the responsibility to help it improve its management.

ping sun said...

what is the definition of " badly managed,"? Your church is good or bed, by your definition?

Alan Yu said...

Do you really want me to publicly comment on my church here ;)
It would be difficult to define bad management, but corruption, as you mentioned in your original comment, is definitely a sign of bad management.