Sunday, November 4, 2018

Thanksgiving Scripture - Nov 4

Introduction...



Day 4 Psalm 8:1-9 What is man that You are mindful of him!
(Memorization Scripture: vv. 1-4)
1 O Lord, our Lord,
How excellent is Your name in all the earth,
Who have set Your glory above the heavens!
2 Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants
You have ordained strength,
Because of Your enemies,
That You may silence the enemy and the avenger.
3 When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,
The moon and the stars, which You have ordained,
4 What is man that You are mindful of him,
And the son of man that You visit him?

5 For You have made him a little lower than the angels,
And You have crowned him with glory and honor.
6-8 You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands;
You have put all things under his feet,
All sheep and oxen—
Even the beasts of the field,
The birds of the air,
And the fish of the sea
That pass through the paths of the seas.
9 O Lord, our Lord,
How excellent is Your name in all the earth!


[Sharing] As the psalmist looks to the divinely created heavens, we are given a glimpse of God’s omnipotence and wisdom, and we are compelled to give thanks for His love. Even more so, we cannot help but admit our insignificance. Indeed, what is man that God is mindful of him! God says, “Everyone who is called by My name, whom I have created for My glory; I have formed him, yes, I have made him” (Isaiah 43:7). If we cannot take this to heart, we would not be able to understand why God has entrusted us with ruling over His creation. Furthermore, we would find this unfathomable: that after man gave into Satan’s temptation, God sent His only Son as a man to give His life as ransom so that a new people would be brought forth. The first created man was not able to complete God’s charge, but the last Adam, Jesus Christ, has received honor and glory as His crown (Hebrews 2:9), and all things are under His feet (1 Corinthians 15:27, Ephesians 1:22). As Jesus Christ reigns over our lives, you and I, who have put our faith in Jesus Christ, will restore God’s intended purpose for His creation.


【簡介】...



Day 4 詩篇8:1-9 人算什麼,祢竟顧念他!
(背誦1-4節)
1 耶和華-我們的主啊,你的名在全地何其美!
你將你的榮耀彰顯於天。
2 你因敵人的緣故,從嬰孩和吃奶的口中,
建立了能力,使仇敵和報仇的閉口無言。
3 我觀看你指頭所造的天,並你所陳設的月亮星宿,
4 便說:人算甚麼,你竟顧念他!世人算甚麼,你竟眷顧他!

5 你叫他比天使微小一點,並賜他榮耀、尊貴為冠冕。
6-8 你派他管理你手所造的,
使萬物,就是一切的牛羊、田野的獸、空中的鳥、海裏的魚,
凡經行海道的,都服在他的腳下。
9 耶和華-我們的主啊, 你的名在全地何其美!


【心得分享】詩人觀看 神的所創造的天,不僅使我們看見祂的全能和智慧,感恩祂的慈愛,更是忍不住承認自己的卑微。是的,人算什麼,神竟然這樣眷顧他!神說,「凡稱為我名下的人,是我為自己的榮耀創造的,是我所做成,所造作的。」(賽43:7) 我們若看不見這個點,就不能明白為什麼神賦予我們使命來管理祂所造的;更不能明白為什麼人跟從撒旦的誘惑墮落之後,神要使祂的獨生子成為人的樣式,捨命完成救贖,開啟了新造的族類!的確,第一個受造的人沒有完成神的託付,末後的亞當,耶穌基督,卻得了尊貴、榮耀為冠冕(來2:9),萬有都服在祂腳下(林前15:27,弗1:22)。你我這些因信耶穌基督的人,也要因耶穌基督在生命中作王,恢復 神起初創造的心意。