作者By Justin Johnson 翻译Translate: 陈鹏Peng Chen

“The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits.” – 2 Timothy 2:6
“劳力的农夫,必须先得粮食。”— 提摩太后书2章6节

Before you can plant the seed of the gospel, you must first be saved.
在你播种福音种子之前,你自己首先当是得救的人。

Before you can preach faithfulness to others, you must first be faithful.
在你教导别人成为忠信的人之前,你自己首先当成为忠信的人。

Before you see fruit grow in others, you must first see fruit grow in yourself.
在你期盼别人结圣灵的果子之前, 你自己首先当结圣灵的果子。

Before you can teach your children to walk in truth, you must first walk in it.
在你教导你的孩子行在真理中之前,你自己首先当行在真理中。

If you want to minister the word of God to others, the word of God must be first ministered to you.
如果你想用神的话牧养他人,在这之前,神的话先当牧养你自己。

Timothy first heard and was faithful to the message before he was told to commit it to others (2 Tim 2:2).
提摩太在被指示去传道之前,他自己先听道并忠信于这道。

Want to serve the Lord? Want to engage in ministry? Start with yourself. Next, your spouse. Then, your family, but you first.
你想事奉主?你想参与教会服侍?先从自己开始,接着是你的伴侣,然后是你的家庭。但首先,是你自己。

“Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.” – 1 Timothy 4:16
“你要谨慎自己和自己的教导,要在这些事上恒心;因为这样行,又能救自己,又能救听你的人。” — 提摩太前书4章16节

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