*Tune into God’s Voice
Colossians 1:21-23 (MSG)
You yourselves are a case study of what he does. At one time you all had your backs turned to God, thinking rebellious thoughts of him, giving him trouble every chance you got. But now, by giving himself completely at the Cross, actually dying for you, Christ brought you over to God's side and put your lives together, whole and holy in his presence. You don't walk away from a gift like that! You stay grounded and steady in that bond of trust, constantly tuned in to the Message, careful not to be distracted or diverted. There is no other Message-just this one. Every creature under heaven gets this same Message.
雖然你們從前也是和 神隔絕，心思上與他為敵，行為邪惡，但現今 神在愛子的肉身上，藉著他的死，使你們與 神和好了，為了要把你們這些聖潔、無瑕疵、無可指摘的人，呈獻在他面前。只是你們要常存信心，根基穩固，不受動搖偏離福音的盼望。這福音你們聽過了，也傳給了天下萬民；我保羅也作了這福音的僕役。
Proverbs 4:20-22 (MSG)
Dear friend, listen well to my words; tune your ears to ‘my voice. Keep my message in plain view at all times. Concentrate! Learn it by heart! Those who discover these words live, really live; body and soul, they're bursting with health.
God’s warning against listening to the wrong voices.
Psalm 1:1-2 ( NIV)
Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, 2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night.
詩篇 1章1-2節 (CUV)
Isaiah 8:19-22 (MSG)
When people tell you, "Try out the fortune tellers. Consult the spiritualists. Why not tap into the spirit-world, get in touch with the dead?" Tell them, "No, we're going to study the Scriptures." People who try the other ways get nowhere-a dead end! Frustrated and famished, they try one thing after another. When nothing works out they get angry, cursing first this god and then that one, Looking this way and that, up, down, and sideways-and seeing nothing, A blank wall, an empty hole. They end up in the dark with nothing.
有人對你們說、當求問那些交鬼的、和行巫術的、就是聲音綿蠻、言語微細的．你們便回答說、百姓不當求問自己的 神麼．豈可為活人求問死人呢。當以訓誨和法度為標準．他們所說的、若不與此相符、必不得見晨光。他們必經過這地、受艱難、受饑餓．饑餓的時候、心中焦躁、咒罵自己的君王、和自己的 神．仰觀上天、俯察下地、不料、盡是艱難、黑暗、和幽暗的痛苦．他們必被趕入烏黑的黑暗中去。
How can I know the difference between these voices?
John 10:10 (MSG)
A thief is only there to steal and kill and destroy. I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of.
約翰福音 10章10節 (CUV)
Psalm 36:1-2 (MSG)
The God-rebel tunes in to sedition- all ears, eager to sin. He has no regard for God, he stands insolent before him. He has smooth-talked himself into believing That his evil will never be noticed.
詩篇 36章1-2節 (CUV)
What I'm tuned into affects every area of my life.
Colossians 3:15-17 (MSG)
Let the peace of Christ keep you in tune with each other, in step with each other. None of this going off and doing your own thing. And cultivate thankfulness. Let the Word of Christ-the Message-have the run of the house. Give it plenty of room in your lives. Instruct and direct one another using good common sense. And sing, sing your hearts out to God! Let every detail in your lives-words, actions, whatever-be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way.
又要讓基督的平安在你們心裡作主；你們蒙召歸為一體，也是為了這個緣故。你們要有感謝的心。你們要讓基督的道豐豐富富地住在你們心裡，以各樣的智慧，彼此教導，互相勸戒，用詩章、聖詩、靈歌，懷著感恩的心歌頌 神。凡你們所作的，無論是言語或行為，都要奉主耶穌的名，藉著他感謝父 神。