Thursday, December 7, 2017

Praising Scripture - Dec 7


Psalm 119:105-112 Praise God’s Word
(Memorization Scripture: vv. 105-108)
105 Your word is a lamp to my feet
And a light to my path.
106 I have sworn and confirmed
That I will keep Your righteous judgments.
107 I am afflicted very much;
Revive me, O Lord, according to Your word.
108 Accept, I pray, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O Lord,
And teach me Your judgments.

109 My life is continually in my hand,
Yet I do not forget Your law.
110 The wicked have laid a snare for me,
Yet I have not strayed from Your precepts.

111 Your testimonies I have taken as a heritage forever,
For they are the rejoicing of my heart.
112 I have inclined my heart to perform Your statutes
Forever, to the very end.

In the eyes of the psalmist, the revealed word of the Lord is extremely precious as it is his heritage forever and the joy of his heart. The Lord’s words are the righteous law and the light in which we walk in this dark world. Therefore, the psalmist not only took an oath to keep the word of God, but also confirmed that he would keep it no matter how much it cost.

When we act in God's word in this dark world, we will often encounter battles as the wicked have set a snare for us, and we constantly take our lives in our hands. Yet, we know that when we walk in His word, He will preserve our lives according to His word.

Therefore, we hope that we, like the psalmist, will keep the word of God and consider His word as the lamp to our feet and the light for our path every day. Even when we encounter difficulties in obeying the word of God, we can willing praise Him with our mouths and stay living in His precepts. Let us confirm to set our hearts on keeping the Lord’s decrees to the every end! (MC)


12/7 詩篇119:105-112 讚美神的話
105 你的話是我腳前的燈,
106 你公義的典章,

107 我甚是受苦,
108 耶和華啊,求你悅納我口中的讚美為供物,

109 我的性命常在危險之中,
110 惡人為我設下網羅,

111 我以你的法度為永遠的產業,
112 我的心專向你的律例,

在詩人的眼中,耶和華所啟示的話語極其寶貴,是他永遠的產業,也是他心中所喜愛的。祂的話語是公義的典章,是我們在這個黑暗的世界中行走的亮光。因此詩人不僅僅起誓遵守 神的話語,也按誓而行,無論代價多大。
當我們在這個黑暗的世界中按著 神的話語而行的時候,我們常常會遭遇爭戰 - 惡人為我們設下網羅,我們的性命常在危險之中。但我們相信,當我們遵照祂的話語而行的時候, 神也會照祂的話將我們救活。
因此,盼望我們像詩人一樣,持守 神的話語,認定祂的話是我們腳前的燈,是我們路上的光。即使因著遵行 神的話而遭遇難處,也用口來讚美耶和華,並且不偏離 神的訓詞,永遠遵行,一直到底!(MC)

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