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Saturday, February 14, 2015

五福临门


“五福临门”已成为家喻户晓的成语了,到底五福是什么呢?第一福是‘长寿’,第二福是‘富贵’,第三福是‘康宁’,第四福是‘好德’,第五福是‘善终’。注:《书经》上所记载的五福是:一曰寿、二曰富、三曰康宁、四曰修好德、五曰考的终命(《书经洪范》)

‘长寿’是命不夭折而且福寿绵长。
‘富贵’是钱财富足而且地位尊贵。
‘康宁’是身体健康而且心灵安宁。
‘好德’是生性仁善而且宽厚宁静。
‘善终’是能预先知道自己的死期。


Interestingly, 5 speaks of GRACE in the Bible.
We have received all His blessings by grace through faith in Christ Jesus (The Door). Amen?

‘长寿’
"With long life will I satisfy him, and show him my salvation." (Psa 91:16)

‘富贵’
"Jesus Christ "became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich." (2 Corinthians 8:9)

‘康宁’
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed. (Isaiah 53:5)

‘好德’
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. (Ephesians 2:10)

‘善终’
"Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out. And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. This he said, signifying what death he should die." (John 12:31-33)