Monday, December 25, 2017

Praising Scripture - Dec 25


Psalm 16:1-11 Messianic Psalms
A Michtam of David.
(Memorization Scripture: vv.8-11)
1 Preserve me, O God, for in You I put my trust.
2 O my soul, you have said to the Lord,
“You are my Lord,
My goodness is nothing apart from You.”
3 As for the saints who are on the earth,
“They are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight.”
4 Their sorrows shall be multiplied who hasten after another god;
Their drink offerings of blood I will not offer,
Nor take up their names on my lips.
5 O Lord, You are the portion of my inheritance and my cup;
You maintain my lot.
6 The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places;
Yes, I have a good inheritance.
7 I will bless the Lord who has given me counsel;
My heart also instructs me in the night seasons.
8 I have set the Lord always before me;
Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved.
9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices;
My flesh also will rest in hope.
10 For You will not leave my soul in Sheol,
Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption.
11 You will show me the path of life;
In Your presence is fullness of joy;
At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

Psalm 16 is a Michtam of David, which talks about his faith in the Lord. In faith, he chose to come to the Lord and believed that "I have set the Lord always before me; Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will rest in hope."

However, in the sense of prophecy, when David spoke of burial, resurrection, and ascendency, he was referring to the great things to be accomplished by Jesus Christ, Since David was also a prophet, he knew God had sworn to him that He would raise up one of his descendants to sit on David’s throne. So he foresaw it, talking about the resurrection of the Christ: His soul would not be left in Sheol; He would not see corruption. This Jesus, who shed His blood for us and could not be held by death, has now resurrected and ascended high above to heaven!

Therefore, this psalm was quoted by Peter and Paul in Acts to prove that Jesus is the Messiah that God promised in the Old Testament (Acts 2:25-31, 13:35-37). Today, David's prophecy has been fulfilled through Jesus Christ. Let us set the Lord always before us, and He will show us the path of life. In His presence is the fullness of joy; at His right hand are pleasures forevermore! (MC)


12/25 詩篇16:1-11 彌賽亞詩篇
1 神啊,求你保佑我,因為我投靠你。
2 我的心哪,你曾對耶和華說:
3 論到世上的聖民,
4 以別神代替耶和華的(註:或作“送禮物給別神的”),他們的愁苦必加增;
5 耶和華是我的產業,是我杯中的分;
6 用繩量給我的地界,坐落在佳美之處;
7 我必稱頌那指教我的耶和華;

8 我將耶和華常擺在我面前,
9 因此,我的心歡喜,我的靈(註:原文作“榮耀”)快樂,
10 因為你必不將我的靈魂撇在陰間,
11 你必將生命的道路指示我;

【心得分享】詩篇第16篇是大衛所寫的金詩,講到大衛對 神的信靠。在信心的裡面,選擇來投靠耶和華,相信“我將耶和華常擺在我面前,因祂在我右邊,我便不至搖動。因此,我的心歡喜,我的靈快樂,
然而在預言的意義上,大衛卻是指向大衛的子孫, 耶穌基督, 所要成就的大事 - 埋葬、復活、升天,因為大衛已經死了,也葬埋了,並且他的墳墓直到今日還在以色列人中間。然而因著大衛也是先知,大衛曉得 神曾向他起誓,要從他的後裔中立一位坐在他的寶座上,就預先看明這事,講論基督復活說:祂的靈魂不撇在陰間;祂的肉身也不見朽壞。這位替我們捨身流血的耶穌,原不能被死拘禁,如今祂已經復活升上了高天!
因此,本詩篇被彼得和保羅在使徒行傳所引用來證明耶穌就是 神在舊約中所應許的彌賽亞 (徒2:25-31; 13:35-37)。今天,大衛的預言已經在耶穌基督的身上成就,就讓我們藉著住在基督裡面,將祂常擺在我們面前,祂必將生命的道路指示我們,在祂面前有滿足的喜樂,在祂右手中有永遠的福樂!(MC)

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