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重心与稳定性

重心是一个物体的所有重力的作用点,与物体的稳定性息息相关。如果一个物体的重心在底部支撑面积以内,就能保持稳定。反之则会翻倒。

不倒翁的重心

想想不倒翁吧。不管怎么用力推,它也只是左右摇晃,最终总能再直立起来。这是为什么呢?因为不倒翁的重心正是在它的底部。

也许你会想,怎样才能让不倒翁倒下呢?唯一的方法就是在它的头上放上重物,使它的重心上移,就容易被推倒了。

 

那么,我们的“重心”应该在哪里呢?

罗马书 12:16 要彼此同心;不要志气高大,倒要俯就卑微的人……

圣经教导我们不要高傲,换句话说,让我们谦卑。无论在什么样的位置上,若我们的重心始终保持在低处,那么无论有什么样的试探和诱惑,我们也绝不会跌倒。

 

然而,若我们的重心升高,会如何呢?一个人越是心高气傲,就越容易跌倒。为了安全抵达我们的目的地天国,我们的重心应始终保持在低处,不要抬高自己,而要自降为卑。故此,为了教导我们不要高傲,上帝亲自为我们做出了谦卑的榜样。

谦卑的榜样——耶稣基督

身为至高至尊的上帝,耶稣反倒以最谦卑的姿态,做了本该由仆人做的卑贱之工。在过去,以色列有仆人为客人洗脚的传统。在遵守新约逾越节之前,耶稣却为彼得洗了脚(约翰福音 13:1-17)。

腓立比书 2:5-8 你们当以基督耶稣的心为心:他本有上帝的形象,不以自己与上帝同等为强夺的;反倒虚己,取了奴仆的形象……就自己卑微,存心顺服……

耶稣虽为上帝,却为了拯救我们做出了谦卑的榜样。让我们领悟上帝的旨意,跟随他谦卑的足迹吧。

Centre of Gravity and Stability

Centre of gravity is a point of an object where its whole weight seems to act. It is largely tied with the stability of an object. If the centre of gravity acts within the base of the object, it returns to its original position. If it falls outside the base, the object topples over.

 

The Centre of Gravity of a Roly-poly

Consider a roly-poly toy. No matter how hard you push it, though it wobbles a lot as if it would fall over, it comes right back up in the end—it is almost impossible to topple it. Why is that? It is because its centre of gravity is right at the bottom.

You might think, “how can we make the roly-poly fall?” The only way is to attach an object to its head. This raises its centre of gravity, making it more susceptible to fall.

Then, where should our “centre of gravity” be?

Romans 12:16  Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position 

The Bible tells us not to be proud; in other words, to be humble. Whatever position we are in, our centre of gravity should be at the bottom. Then, we will never fall no matter what temptations or trials may come our way.

On the other hand, what happens when our centre of gravity rises? The more one’s pride rises up, the more the person is in danger of falling. For us to safely arrive at our destination, the kingdom of heaven, we should always have our centre of gravity at the bottom—lowering ourselves instead of lifting ourselves up. Therefore, God teaches us not to be proud but to be humble by setting us the perfect example.

Jesus Christ, the Perfect Example of Humility

Jesus, who is the Most High God, did the humblest work that servants did, as the lowest one. In ancient Israel, there was a custom where servants washed the feet of visitors. However, right before keeping the New Covenant Passover, Jesus washed Peter’s feet (John 13:1-17).

Philippians 2:5-8  In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God  He made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant … He humbled himself by becoming obedient to death 

Although Jesus is God Himself, He set the example of humbling Himself before us as the way for us to be saved. We should realise His will and follow in His humble path.

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