Friday, November 16, 2018

Thanksgiving Scripture - Nov 16

Introduction...



Day 16 Psalm 9:1-4,7-14 Give Thanks to God Devotedly Because of His Salvation
(Memorization Scripture: vv. 1-2)

1 I will praise you, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will show forth all your marvelous works.
2 I will be glad and rejoice in you: I will sing praise to your name, O most High.

3 When my enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at your presence.
4 For you have maintained my right and my cause; you sat in the throne judging right.

7 But the LORD shall endure forever: he has prepared his throne for judgment.
8 And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness.
9 The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.
10 And they that know your name will put their trust in you: for you, LORD, have not forsaken them that seek you.
11 Sing praises to the LORD, who dwells in Zion: declare among the people his doings.
12 When he avenges blood, he remembers them: he forgets not the cry of the humble.
13 Have mercy upon me, O LORD; consider my trouble which I suffer from them that hate me, you that lift me up from the gates of death:
14 That I may show forth all your praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion: I will rejoice in your salvation.


Arise, O Lord! Let not man prevail. What words we need to hear today as our academia, media, and own hearts brag that mankind is the center of the universe. What truth we need to rule our minds today - this life is neither ruled by me or the threat of my enemies. I can turn to the Lord in great thanksgiving as it is He who sits enthroned forever, it is His justice that rules, and He is the stronghold in whom we can put our trust. Even in the dark days of tragedy and failure in our own lives and in times when it seems evil is winning, our Lord is present with us in the world (v.11, among us in Zion), is actively judging evil (vv.4,7,8, 12), and never forgets His people (v.10) but shows such great mercy and care. What does this mean for the psalmist and me? It means instead of boasting of myself or cowering in fear and despair, I can publicly (v.14, gates of Zion) praise the Lord with my whole life (v1, my whole heart) for delivering me from sin, enemies, and death itself! Let’s sing together today I will rejoice in your salvation!



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Day 16 詩篇9:1-4,7-14 因 神的救恩而一心稱謝祂
(背誦經文 1-2節)

1 我要一心稱謝耶和華;
我要傳揚你一切奇妙的作為。
2 我要因你歡喜快樂;
至高者啊,我要歌頌你的名!


3 我的仇敵轉身退去的時候,
他們一見你的面就跌倒滅亡。
4 因你已經為我伸冤,為我辨屈;
你坐在寶座上,按公義審判。

7 惟耶和華坐 為王,直到永遠;
他已經為審判設擺他的寶座。
8 他要按公義審判世界,
按正直判斷萬民。

9 耶和華又要給受欺壓的人作高臺,
在患難的時候作高臺。
10 耶和華啊,認識你名的人要倚靠你,
因你沒有離棄尋求你的人。

11 應當歌頌居錫安的耶和華,
將他所行的傳揚在眾民中。
12 因為那追討流人血之罪的-他記念受屈的人,
不忘記困苦人的哀求。

13 耶和華啊,你是從死門把我提拔起來的;
求你憐恤我,看那恨我的人所加給我的苦難,
14 好叫我述說你一切的美德;
我必在錫安城( - 原文是女子)的門因你的救恩歡樂。


【心得分享】「耶和華啊,求你起來,不容人得勝!」在這個以「人」为宇宙中心的時代,多麼需要聽到這樣一句話!當學術界,媒體,和我們的心不停地抬高「人」的地位時,這個道理一定要紧紧的控制我們的思想:我的一生不是被「我」或者我的敵人掌控。我要轉眼仰望 神,感謝祂,因祂永遠坐在寶座,祂的公義掌權,並且祂是我們的堡壘。甚至在我們悲傷和失敗的時候,好像仇敵在誇勝的時候,主依然與我們同在(11節,「居錫安的耶和華」)。祂在審判罪惡(4,7,8,12節),也從不忘記祂的子民(10節),何等的憐憫和慈愛。這對詩篇的作者、對我意味著什麼?它意味著我們不當自誇,也不當畏懼或絕望,而是在公眾前(14節,「錫安城的門」)一生(1節,「一心」)讚美祂。因祂救贖我們脫離罪、仇敵、甚至死亡!我們應當今日一起歌唱:「我因你的救恩歡樂!」

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Thanksgiving Scripture - Nov 15

Introduction...



Day 15 Psalm 142:1-7 A Plea for Relief from Persecutors
(Memorization Scripture: vv. 5- 7)

A Contemplation of David. A Prayer when he was in the cave.

1 I cry out to the Lord with my voice;
With my voice to the Lord I make my supplication.
2 I pour out my complaint before Him;
I declare before Him my trouble.
3 When my spirit was overwhelmed within me,
Then You knew my path.
In the way in which I walk
They have secretly set a snare for me.
4 Look on my right hand and see,
For there is no one who acknowledges me;
Refuge has failed me;
No one cares for my soul.
5 I cried out to You, O Lord:
I said, “You are my refuge,
My portion in the land of the living.
6 Attend to my cry,
For I am brought very low;
Deliver me from my persecutors,
For they are stronger than I.
7 Bring my soul out of prison,
That I may praise Your name;
The righteous shall surround me,
For You shall deal bountifully with me.”


Today’s Psalm is a prayer by David when he was in the cave in time of persecution by Saul. In this psalm, David pleaded his complaint and trouble to God, and declared his loneliness, weakness, and helplessness while enemies tried to overtake him. But when he turned to God, he could declare in faith that “You are my refuge, My portion in the land of the living.” (v5) David believed that God will incline His ear and hear his words, and that God Himself, will ‘Bring my (David’s) soul out of prison’ (v7), and “The righteous shall surround me (David)”(v7). And therefore, the psalmist praised the name of the Lord, and gave thanks for God having dealt so graciously with him. We shall be reminded, by the experiences of David, that no matter which hardship we are going through, we should look upon God with a humble heart like David’s, and put faith in Him that He will deliver us out of all troubles, for He is our refuge and portion, and also our salvation. Together we praise His name!



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Day 15 詩篇142:1-7在困境中向 神的哀告,盼望可以在脫離患難之後感謝祂
大衛在洞裏作的訓誨詩,乃是祈禱
1 我發聲哀告耶和華,發聲懇求耶和華。
2 我在他面前吐露我的苦情,陳說我的患難。
3 我的靈在我裡面發昏的時候,你知道我的道路。
在我行的路上,敵人為我暗設網羅。
4 求你向我右邊觀看,因為沒有人認識我;
我無處避難,也沒有人眷顧我。
5 耶和華啊,我曾向你哀求,我說:「你是我的避難所,在活人之地你是我的福分。」
6 求你側耳聽我的呼求,因我落到極卑之地;
求你救我脫離逼迫我的人,因為他們比我強盛。
7 求你領我出離被囚之地,我好稱讚你的名。義人必環繞我,因為你是用厚恩待我。





【心得分享】
本篇是大衛逃避掃羅時,在洞中所作的訓誨詩。在本詩中,大衛向耶和華哀告他的苦情和患難,並陳訴自己被敵人追殺的孤單、軟弱和無助。他一無隱瞞的告訴他的 神,這些仇敵比他強盛,他現在的景況到了極卑之地。但是,他還是能在信心裡宣告說:「袮是我的避難所;在活人之地,袮是我的福分!」他相信 神會側耳而聽他的呼求,親自「領他出離被囚之地」,並使義人環繞他,用厚恩待他。藉著大衛的經歷,提醒我們無論處在什麼困境,甚至心裡發昏、絕望,都要真實地到 神面前傾心吐意,並堅信祂必能帶領我們脫離一切困境;有一天,我還要來稱謝祂!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Thanksgiving Scripture - Nov 14

Introduction...



Day 14 Psalm 34:1-8 Give thanks to God for His goodness and salvation
(Memorization Scripture: vv. 7- 8)

1 I will bless the Lord at all times;
His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
2 My soul shall make its boast in the Lord;
The humble shall hear of it and be glad.
3 Oh, magnify the Lord with me,
And let us exalt His name together.
4 I sought the Lord, and He heard me,
And delivered me from all my fears.
5 They looked to Him and were radiant,
And their faces were not ashamed.
6 This poor man cried out, and the Lord heard him,
And saved him out of all his troubles.
7 The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him,
And delivers them.
8 Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good;
Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!


After David departed from Abimelech the king of the Philistines, he wrote the psalm to give thanks to God for answering him when he called upon the Lord in distress, and listening to his prayer in trouble. David said “I will bless the Lord at all times;
His praise shall continually be in my mouth.” (v1). Also the psalmist invited us to exalt His name and to give thanks to God, for He sent His messengers far off and encamped all around those who fear Him, so that those who looked to Him will not be ashamed.
When you face challenges and go through a spiritual valley, please do not forget that our God is good. Open your eyes of faith and look around, “The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him, And delivers them.” (v7) For we not only see, but taste the Grace of the Lord, and we (shall) live through the greatness of God day by day. David said: “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the Lord delivers him out of them all.” (v19)Praise the Lord, blessed is the man who trusts in Him!



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Day 14 詩篇34:1-8 為著神的美善和救恩感謝祂
(背誦7-8節)
1 我要時時稱頌耶和華,
讚美他的話必常在我口中。
2 我的心必因耶和華誇耀,
謙卑人聽見,就要喜樂。
3 你們和我當稱耶和華為大,
一同高舉他的名。
4 我曾尋求耶和華,他就應允我,
救我脫離了一切的恐懼。
5 凡仰望他的便有光榮,
他們的臉必不蒙羞。
6 我這困苦人呼求,耶和華便垂聽,
救我脫離一切患難。
7 耶和華的使者在敬畏他的人四圍安營,搭救他們。
8 你們要嘗嘗主恩的滋味,便知道他是美善。
投靠他的人有福了!




【心得分享】
大衛從非利士王亞比米勒面前逃離後,就作詩感謝神在急難中應允他的尋求;在困苦艱難中垂聽他的禱告;救他脫離了一切的恐懼和患難。他說:「我要時時稱頌耶和華,讚美祂的話必常在我口中」。也邀請我們和他一同來高舉稱謝耶和華的名,因為祂差派使者四圍安營保守敬畏祂的人,叫凡仰望祂的人必不蒙羞。
當你遇到困境和屬靈低谷時,千萬不要忘記,我們的神是美善的,張開你信心的眼睛看:「祂使者正在你的四圍安營,如同當年滿山的火車火馬圍繞以利沙一樣圍繞你」。不但看見,而且我們還要去嘗嘗主的恩典,在每天的實際生活去經歷神的美善。大衛說:「義人多有苦難,但耶和華救他脫離這一切」。(參詩34:19)真是感謝主,投靠祂的人有福了!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Thanksgiving Scripture - Nov 13

Introduction...



Day 13 Pslam103:1-13 Reminding yourself to count on God's salvation in your heart and give thanks to God
(Memorization Scripture: vv. 1-5)

1 Bless the Lord, O my soul;
And all that is within me, bless His holy name!
2 Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget not all His benefits:
3 Who forgives all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases,
4 Who redeems your life from destruction,
Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,
5 Who satisfies your mouth with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

6 The Lord executes righteousness
And justice for all who are oppressed.
7 He made known His ways to Moses,
His acts to the children of Israel.
8 The Lord is merciful and gracious,
Slow to anger, and abounding in mercy.
9 He will not always strive with us,
Nor will He keep His anger forever.
10 He has not dealt with us according to our sins,
Nor punished us according to our iniquities.
11 For as the heavens are high above the earth,
So great is His mercy toward those who fear Him;
12 As far as the east is from the west,
So far has He removed our transgressions from us.
13 As a father pities his children,
So the Lord pities those who fear Him.

Have you ever talked to your heart? When facing extreme difficulties, have you ever encouraged yourself to bless the Lord? David started with “Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name!” in the psalm today, and it feels like he needed to consciously encourage himself to give thanks to our Lord. David reminded himself to not forget all of the Lord’s blessings - the forgiveness of all of his iniquities, the healing of all his diseases, the redemption of his life from destruction, and being crowned with lovingkindness and tender mercies. David was also able to give thanks to the Lord as God satisfied his mouth with good things, so that his youth was renewed like the eagle’s. As David counted God’s blessings one by one, the Spirit enlightened him to acknowledge God’s everlasting mercy and love, a love so wide, so long, so deep, and so high that it goes well beyond our knowledge.
Maybe today you’re facing some challenging situations that drain you, but like David you can encourage yourself to not be overwhelmed! In spite of all life’s afflictions, let’s remind ourselves to “Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits”!



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Day 13 詩篇103:1-13 提醒自己的心要數算神的救恩,稱謝耶和華
(背誦1-5節)
1 我的心哪,你要稱頌耶和華;凡在我裡面的,也要稱頌他的聖名!
2 我的心哪,你要稱頌耶和華,不可忘記他的一切恩惠。
3 他赦免你的一切罪孽,醫治你的一切疾病。
4 他救贖你的命脫離死亡,以仁愛和慈悲為你的冠冕。
5 他用美物使你所願的得以知足,以致你如鷹返老還童。


6 耶和華施行公義,為一切受屈的人申冤。
7 他使摩西知道他的法則,叫以色列人曉得他的作為。
8 耶和華有憐憫,有恩典,不輕易發怒,且有豐盛的慈愛。
9 他不長久責備,也不永遠懷怒。

10 他沒有按我們的罪過待我們,也沒有照我們的罪孽報應我們。
11 天離地何等的高,他的慈愛向敬畏他的人也是何等的大。
12 東離西有多遠,他叫我們的過犯離我們也有多遠。
13 父親怎樣憐恤他的兒女,耶和華也怎樣憐恤敬畏他的人。




【心得分享】
您是否曾經向自己來說話?當您在面對人生的低谷的時候,您是否曾經鼓勵您自己要來稱頌耶和華?在今天的詩篇中,大衛一開始就講到「我的心哪,你要稱頌耶和華;凡在我裡面的,也要稱頌他的聖名!」似乎大衛的心也需要一些的鼓勵才能向 神發出感恩。大衛提醒自己不可忘記耶和華 神的一切恩惠。祂是如何赦免他一切的罪孽,醫治他的一切疾病;不僅僅救贖他的命脫離死亡,更以仁愛和慈悲為他的冠冕;還用美物使大衛所願的得以知足,以致大衛能常常如鷹返老還童。當他這樣一一數算 神的恩典,聖靈就開啟他認識了 神的慈愛和憐憫,實在是何等的長闊高深,過於我們能測度!
也許就在今天,您的生活中就有一些的難處,但請不要讓自己被自己低沉的心所控制。相反的,我們如大衛一樣,也來告訴自己:「我的心哪,你要稱頌耶和華;凡在我裡面的,也要稱頌他的聖名!我的心哪,你要稱頌耶和華,不可忘記他的一切恩惠。」

Monday, November 12, 2018

Thanksgiving Scripture - Nov 12

Introduction...



Day 12 Psalm 51:1-19 Give Thanks to God for His Mercy and Forgivness
(Memorization Scripture: vv. 10-12)

A Prayer of Repentance
To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David when Nathan the prophet went to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.

1 Have mercy upon me, O God,
According to Your lovingkindness;
According to the multitude of Your tender mercies,
Blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
And cleanse me from my sin.
3 For I acknowledge my transgressions,
And my sin is always before me.
4 Against You, You only, have I sinned,
And done this evil in Your sight—
That You may be found just when You speak,
And blameless when You judge.
5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
And in sin my mother conceived me.
6 Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts,
And in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom.
7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
8 Make me hear joy and gladness,
That the bones You have broken may rejoice.
9 Hide Your face from my sins,
And blot out all my iniquities.
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me away from Your presence,
And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of Your salvation,
And uphold me by Your generous Spirit.

13 Then I will teach transgressors Your ways,
And sinners shall be converted to You.
14 Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God,
The God of my salvation,
And my tongue shall sing aloud of Your righteousness.
15 O Lord, open my lips,
And my mouth shall show forth Your praise.
16 For You do not desire sacrifice, or else I would give it;
You do not delight in burnt offering.
17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit,
A broken and a contrite heart—
These, O God, You will not despise.
18 Do good in Your good pleasure to Zion;
Build the walls of Jerusalem.
19 Then You shall be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness,
With burnt offering and whole burnt offering;
Then they shall offer bulls on Your altar.

This psalm is the most renowned of all prayers of repentance. When Nathan the prophet pointed out David’s sin, David the psalmist came before God with a broken and a contrite heart and confessed that he had sinned against God, and asked God for His kindness and mercy, and to cleanse his sin. The psalmist believed that if he (himself) is willing to confess to God and to repent in truth, God Himself will “Hide Your face from my sins, And blot out all my iniquities.” (v.9) and “For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted” (2 Corinthians 7:10). Such a repentant sinner responds in thankfulness when they know the wonderful mercy that has blotted out all of the iniquities: Who is like You, O Lord, among the gods, having great mercy, passing over the transgressions and cleansing all the iniquities by which we have sinned against Him, (so) “that the bones You have broken may rejoice (vv. 7-8).

Furthermore, God not only forgives but gives us a new heart and a new spirit, that we may do His will. David said “Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence, And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me” (vv. 10-11). After offering the broken and contrite heart to God, the psalmist, with boldness and diligence, asked for an obedient spirit. He would rejoice in His salvation again, and never let sins separate him from God (v.12). If we can confess and repent in truth, it shows that we know God’s grace and aim to bear fruits worthy of repentance.

At the end of the prayer, the psalmist asked blessings for Zion and Jerusalem, that God (shall) build the walls of Jerusalem, to protect the children of God from falling into the net which enemies have laid, and they therefore would not sin against Him like the psalmist.



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Day 12 詩篇51:1-19 為著神的憐恤和赦免感恩
大衛與拔示巴同室以後,先知拿單來見他;他作這詩,交與伶長。
(背誦10-12節)
1 神啊,求你按你的慈愛憐恤我,
按你豐盛的慈悲塗抹我的過犯!
2 求你將我的罪孽洗除淨盡,並潔除我的罪!
3 因為我知道我的過犯,我的罪常在我面前。
4 我向你犯罪,唯獨得罪了你,在你眼前行了這惡,
以致你責備我的時候顯為公義,判斷我的時候顯為清正。
5 我是在罪孽裡生的,在我母親懷胎的時候就有了罪。
6 你所喜愛的是內裡誠實,你在我隱密處必使我得智慧。
7 求你用牛膝草潔淨我,我就乾淨;
求你洗滌我,我就比雪更白。
8 求你使我得聽歡喜快樂的聲音,使你所壓傷的骨頭可以踴躍。
9 求你掩面不看我的罪,塗抹我一切的罪孽。

10 神啊,求你為我造清潔的心,使我裡面重新有正直的靈。
11 不要丟棄我,使我離開你的面,不要從我收回你的聖靈。
12 求你使我仍得救恩之了樂,賜我樂意的靈扶持我。

13 我就把你的道指教有過犯的人,罪人必歸順你。
14 神啊,你是拯救我的神;
求你救我脫離流人血的罪!
我的舌頭就高聲歌唱你的公義。
15 主啊,求你使我嘴唇張開,
我的口便傳揚讚美你的話!

16 你本不喜愛祭物,若喜愛,我就獻上;
燔祭,你也不喜悅。
17 神所要的祭就是憂傷的靈;
神啊,憂傷痛悔的心,你必不輕看。

18 求你隨你的美意善待錫安, 建造耶路撒冷的城牆。
19 那時,你必喜愛公義的祭 和燔祭並全牲的燔祭;
那時,人必將公牛獻在你壇上。



【心得分享】
這是七篇懺悔詩裡最著名的一篇。大衛在先知拿單指出他的罪時,憂傷、痛悔地到 神面前承認自己得罪了 神,求 神賜下慈愛和憐恤,赦免、潔淨他的罪。詩人相信只要願意向 神真心認罪悔改,祂就「掩面不看我的罪,塗抹我一切的罪孽。」(9節)「依 神的意思憂愁,就生出沒有後悔的懊悔來,以致得救。」 (林後7:10)一個犯下重罪 的人(4節),在這個時刻,不僅是滿心的懊悔,也一定是充滿了感恩。有何神像我們的 神這樣有豐盛的憐憫和赦罪之恩,願意塗抹、潔淨我們一切已犯的罪,並且使我們原本因受定罪而壓傷的骨頭都可以再起來踴躍!(7-8節)
更沒想到的,是 神還要賜給我們新心和新靈,使我們可以遵行祂的旨意。大衛呼求說,「神啊,求袮為我造清潔的心,使我裡面重新有正直的靈。不要丟棄我,使我離開你的面,不要從我收回你的聖靈。」(10-11節)在獻上憂傷痛悔的心為祭物之後,詩人坦然而且迫切的祈求一個樂意順服的靈,他要重新以 神的救恩為樂,再也不讓罪使他與 神分離。(12節)一個真正憂傷痛悔的人,一定是一個認識恩典的人,也一定是曉得用實際的改變來證實他的悔改的人。(13-17節)
最後,詩人不忘記為錫安與耶路撒冷求祝福,求 神來建造耶路撒冷的城牆,保護 神的兒女不像他自己一樣陷在仇敵的網羅裡而得罪 神。

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Thanksgiving Scripture - Nov 11

Introduction...



Day 11 Psalms 98:1-9 Remembering God’s salvation with a new song
(Memorization Scripture: v. 1)

1 Oh, sing to the Lord a new song!
For He has done marvelous things;
His right hand and His holy arm have gained Him the victory.

2 The Lord has made known His salvation;
His righteousness He has revealed in the sight of the nations.
3 He has remembered His mercy and His faithfulness to the house of Israel;
All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
4 Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth;
Break forth in song, rejoice, and sing praises.
5 Sing to the Lord with the harp,
With the harp and the sound of a psalm,
6 With trumpets and the sound of a horn;
Shout joyfully before the Lord, the King.
7 Let the sea roar, and all its fullness,
The world and those who dwell in it;
8 Let the rivers clap their hands;
Let the hills be joyful together before the Lord,
9 For He is coming to judge the earth.
With righteousness He shall judge the world,
And the peoples with equity.

“Oh, sing to the Lord a new song! For He has done marvelous things; His right hand and His holy arm have gained Him the victory” (v1). Our God does marvelous things. His work among the people of Israel is marvelous. Similarly, God accomplished the marvelous work of salvation through His son Jesus, whose name is “wonderful” (Isaiah 9:6). Jesus is the Incarnate Word. He lived among us and paid our debt on the cross. He was resurrected, and he ascended to the heavens. He will come again and bring judgement. God’s salvation, from beginning to end, is full of marvels.

Not only did God accomplish salvation before the foundation of the world, but, every day He brings renewal into our lives. In each day, God delivers us from a fallen world and from our sin nature so that we are not condemned before His righteous judgement. The “new song” flows out of the new experiences we have under God’s saving grace. As it is written, “[Your mercies and compassions] are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness” (Lamentations 3:23). Day by day, let us take to heart God’s new doings on us through His finished salvation and count His blessings. Let us shout joyfully before Him and sing Him a new song.



【簡介】...



Day 11 詩篇98:1-9 用新歌記念 神的救恩
(背誦第1節)
1 你們要向耶和華唱新歌!
因為他行過奇妙的事;
他的右手和聖臂施行救恩。

2 耶和華發明了他的救恩,在列邦人眼前顯出公義;
3 記念他向以色列家所發的慈愛,所憑的信實。
地的四極都看見我們 神的救恩。

4 全地都要向耶和華歡樂;
要發起大聲,歡呼歌頌!
5 要用琴歌頌耶和華,
用琴和詩歌的聲音歌頌他!
6 用號和角聲,在大君王耶和華面前歡呼!

7 願海和其中所充滿的澎湃;
世界和住在其間的也要發聲。
8 願大水拍手;
願諸山在耶和華面前一同歡呼;
9 因為他來要審判遍地。
他要按公義審判世界,按公正審判萬民。






【心得分享】
「你們要向耶和華唱新歌,因為他行過奇妙的事;他右手和聖臂施行救恩。」(1節)我們的 神是獨行奇事的那一位,祂在以色列人身上的作爲是奇妙的,同樣,神藉著祂的兒子主耶穌,在你我身上也成就了奇妙的救恩。主耶穌的名字就是 「奇妙」(賽9:6),祂的道成肉身、在地的生活、十架的代贖、復活與升天、再來與審判。 神的救恩,從起頭到末了,都滿了奇妙。

神不單在創世以前已完成了救恩,也在我們生活的每一天施行 祂新的拯救,從一切的環境,罪性裏面把我們拯救出來,免於 神公義的審判。「新」歌是由我們對神的救恩有新鮮的經歷而來,「每早晨這都是新的,你的誠實極其廣大!」(哀 3:23 )。讓我們悉心的捕捉 神的救恩我們在我們身上新的工作,數算 神的恩典,以此向耶和華歡呼,唱「新」歌。

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Thanksgiving Scripture - Nov 10

Introduction...



Day 10 Psalm 32:1-11 Forgiveness Turns Into Thankfulness
(Memorization Scripture: vv. 7)

1 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven,
Whose sin is covered.
2 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord does not impute iniquity,
And in whose spirit there is no deceit.
3 When I kept silent, my bones grew old
Through my groaning all the day long.
4 For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me;
My vitality was turned into the drought of summer. Selah
5 I acknowledged my sin to You,
And my iniquity I have not hidden.
I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,”
And You forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah
6 For this cause everyone who is godly shall pray to You
In a time when You may be found;
Surely in a flood of great waters
They shall not come near him.
7 You are my hiding place;
You shall preserve me from trouble;
You shall surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah

8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will guide you with My eye.
9 Do not be like the horse or like the mule,
Which have no understanding,
Which must be harnessed with bit and bridle,
Else they will not come near you.
10 Many sorrows shall be to the wicked;
But he who trusts in the Lord, mercy shall surround him.
11 Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, you righteous;
And shout for joy, all you upright in heart!

Today do you know the joy of being truly, completely forgiven? Once you were bound in sin, crushed in iniquity, and enslaved under the heavy load of you - your flesh and your rebellion. And just as our merciful Father forgave us when Jesus was bound to the cross for our sin and crushed for our iniquities, so too His grace is available now as you acknowledge your sin to Him. Oh what daily joy and thanksgiving is ours in being able to talk to God in confession and to be so graciously delivered from sin! Don’t groan through today under sin’s heavy weight, but come rest in your Lord who will deliver and preserve you. Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, you righteous; And shout for joy, all you upright in heart!



【簡介】...



Day 10 詩篇 32:1-11 因罪得赦免而有的感恩
(背誦第7節)
1 得赦免其過、遮蓋其罪的,這人是有福的!
2 凡心裡沒有詭詐,耶和華不算為有罪的,這人是有福的!
3 我閉口不認罪的時候,因終日唉哼而骨頭枯乾。
4 黑夜白日,你的手在我身上沉重,我的精液耗盡,如同夏天的乾旱。(細拉)

5 我向你陳明我的罪,不隱瞞我的惡。
我說「我要向耶和華承認我的過犯」,你就赦免我的罪惡。(細拉)
6 為此,凡虔誠人都當趁你可尋找的時候禱告你,大水泛溢的時候,必不能到他那裡。
7 你是我藏身之處,你必保佑我脫離苦難,以得救的樂歌四面環繞我。(細拉)

8 我要教導你,指示你當行的路,我要定睛在你身上勸誡你。
9 你不可像那無知的騾馬,必用嚼環轡頭勒住牠,不然就不能馴服。
10 惡人必多受苦楚,唯獨倚靠耶和華的,必有慈愛四面環繞他。
11 你們義人應當靠耶和華歡喜快樂,你們心裡正直的人都當歡呼!


【心得分享】
你嘗過被 神完全赦免的喜樂嗎?曾經的我們都被罪所捆綁,被惡所壓傷,被肉體和老我所轄制。然而耶穌為我們的罪被釘在十字架上,背負了我們一切的不義。當我們在十架下向 神認罪之時,慈愛的 神赦免的恩臨到我們。如今我們可以坦然無懼地向 神認罪,與 神交通,并且完全不再受罪的轄制,這實在值得我們每天都歡喜快樂地向 神獻上感恩!不要再在罪的重擔下唉哼了,到拯救并保全我們的 神面前安息吧!你們義人應當靠耶和華歡喜快樂,你們心裡正直的人都當歡呼!