耶穌要門徒向神求的是些什麼樣的工人? What kind of workers did Jesus want Disciples to ask God to send?

溫正祥

initiated 12/3/2011, revised 12/30/2019

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馬太在第九章記戴了耶穌行許多神跡奇事後, 反引起了許多人的眨損。他結束時寫下了這句話:「他看見許多的人、就憐憫他們。因為他們困苦流離、如同羊沒有牧人一般。」(太9:36)

馬可所講眾人的「困苦流離」* 是什麼意思? 耶穌最後要門徒向神求的工人和這又有何関?

先從馬太福第九章記載的幾件事來看耶穌的作為:

1. 醫好癱子外還赦他的罪(1-8)
2. 呼召眾人所指控的罪人馬太為門徒(9)
3. 與罪人同坐席交往(10-13)
4. 不照教規叫門徒禁食(14-17)
5. 醫好長年血漏不治的婦人並赦她的罪(20-22)
6. 救活閨女(23-25)
7. 叫天生的瞎子看見(27-29
8. 趕走啞巴鬼後叫人講話(32-34)

在這每件事上,耶穌都遭到人的質疑、譏嘲、抗拒甚至攻擊。而這些人都是信神的宗教權勢及人士,但也有些是才跟隨他的門徒。

再從最後四節的綜述,耶穌的作為一如以往,就是走遍各城各鄉、在會堂裏教訓人、宣講神國的福音及醫好人各樣的病症。(9:35-38)

所以,耶穌叫門徒求神所要差遣的工人,乃是那些像他一樣的憐憫眾人,並信他有醫治、趕鬼並赦罪權能而不受宗教理念的拘限、傳揚神國福音的工人。隨後,他將這樣的權柄也賜給他們以擴展神國。(太10:1,18:18)

*The Chinese translation of 困苦流離 comes from “Faint and scattered” in KJV and ASV, while some other English Bible versions like NIV and Darby use “harassed and helpless” ,that is more closely related to conclude Matthew  chapter 9’s message.

The specific workers Jesus asked disciples praying to God are those having His mercy toward the lost, believing His power and authority to heal the infirmity and forgive sins. They are miracle believing workers, not those “unbelieving” believers.

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