Thursday, April 30, 2020

Daily Scripture - Apr 30

Isaiah 43:1-7
(Memorization Scripture 1-2)
1 But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob,
And He who formed you, O Israel:
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by your name;
You are Mine.
2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you.
When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned,
Nor shall the flame scorch you.

3 For I am the Lord your God,
The Holy One of Israel, your Savior;
I gave Egypt for your ransom,
Ethiopia and Seba in your place.
4 Since you were precious in My sight,
You have been honored,
And I have loved you;
Therefore I will give men for you,
And people for your life.
5 Fear not, for I am with you;
I will bring your descendants from the east,
And gather you from the west;
6 I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’
And to the south, ‘Do not keep them back!’
Bring My sons from afar,
And My daughters from the ends of the earth—
7 Everyone who is called by My name,
Whom I have created for My glory;
I have formed him, yes, I have made him.”

以賽亞書 43:1-7
1 雅各啊,創造你的耶和華,以色列啊,造成你的那位,現在如此說:「你不要害怕,因為我救贖了你;我曾提你的名召你,你是屬我的。 2 你從水中經過,我必與你同在;你趟過江河,水必不漫過你;你從火中行過,必不被燒,火焰也不著在你身上。 3 因為我是耶和華你的神,是以色列的聖者,你的救主。我已經使埃及做你的贖價,使古實和西巴代替你。 4 因我看你為寶為尊,又因我愛你,所以我使人代替你,使列邦人替換你的生命。 5 不要害怕,因我與你同在。我必領你的後裔從東方來,又從西方招聚你。 6 我要對北方說『交出來!』,對南方說『不要拘留!』,將我的眾子從遠方帶來,將我的眾女從地極領回, 7 就是凡稱為我名下的人,是我為自己的榮耀創造的,是我所做成、所造做的。」

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Daily Scripture - Apr 29

Isaiah 40:27-31
(Memorization Scripture 29-31 )
27 Why do you say, O Jacob,
And speak, O Israel:
“My way is hidden from the Lord,
And my just claim is passed over by my God”?
28 Have you not known?
Have you not heard?
The everlasting God, the Lord,
The Creator of the ends of the earth,
Neither faints nor is weary.
His understanding is unsearchable.
29 He gives power to the weak,
And to those who have no might He increases strength.
30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary,
And the young men shall utterly fall,
31 But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.


以賽亞書 40:27-31
27 雅各啊,你為何說「我的道路向耶和華隱藏」?以色列啊,你為何言「我的冤屈神並不查問」? 28 你豈不曾知道嗎?你豈不曾聽見嗎?永在的神耶和華,創造地極的主,並不疲乏,也不困倦,他的智慧無法測度。 29 疲乏的,他賜能力;軟弱的,他加力量。 30 就是少年人也要疲乏困倦,強壯的也必全然跌倒, 31 但那等候耶和華的,必重新得力。他們必如鷹展翅上騰,他們奔跑卻不困倦,行走卻不疲乏。

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Daily Scripture - Apr 28

Psalm 28:6-9
(Memorization Scripture 7 )
6 Blessed be the Lord,
Because He has heard the voice of my supplications!
7 The Lord is my strength and my shield;
My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped;
Therefore my heart greatly rejoices,
And with my song I will praise Him.

8 The Lord is [b]their strength,
And He is the saving refuge of His [c]anointed.
9 Save Your people,
And bless Your inheritance;
Shepherd them also,
And bear them up forever.

6 耶和華是應當稱頌的!因為他聽了我懇求的聲音。
7 耶和華是我的力量,是我的盾牌,我心裡倚靠他,就得幫助。所以我心中歡樂,我必用詩歌頌讚他。
8 耶和華是他百姓的力量,又是他受膏者得救的保障。
9 求你拯救你的百姓,賜福給你的產業,牧養他們,扶持他們,直到永遠。

Monday, April 27, 2020

Daily Scripture - Apr 27

Isaiah 41:10-16
(Memorization Scripture10 )
10 Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’

11 “Behold, all those who were incensed against you
Shall be ashamed and disgraced;
They shall be as nothing,
And those who strive with you shall perish.
12 You shall seek them and not find them—
[e]Those who contended with you.
Those who war against you
Shall be as nothing,
As a nonexistent thing.
13 For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand,
Saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.’

14 “Fear not, you worm Jacob,
You men of Israel!
I will help you,” says the Lord
And your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.
15 “Behold, I will make you into a new threshing sledge with sharp teeth;
You shall thresh the mountains and beat them small,
And make the hills like chaff.
16 You shall winnow them, the wind shall carry them away,
And the whirlwind shall scatter them;
You shall rejoice in the Lord,
And glory in the Holy One of Israel.

以賽亞書 41:10-16
10 你不要害怕,因為我與你同在;不要驚惶,因為我是你的神。我必堅固你,我必幫助你,我必用我公義的右手扶持你。 11 凡向你發怒的,必都抱愧蒙羞;與你相爭的,必如無有,並要滅亡。 12 與你爭競的,你要找他們也找不著;與你爭戰的,必如無有,成為虛無。 13 因為我耶和華你的神必攙扶你的右手,對你說:『不要害怕,我必幫助你。』 14 你這蟲雅各和你們以色列人,不要害怕!耶和華說:『我必幫助你。』你的救贖主就是以色列的聖者。 15 看哪,我已使你成為有快齒打糧的新器具,你要把山嶺打得粉碎,使岡陵如同糠秕。 16 你要把他簸揚,風要吹去,旋風要把他颳散。你倒要以耶和華為喜樂,以以色列的聖者為誇耀。

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Daily Scripture - Apr 26

Isaiah 43:15-21
(Memorization Scripture19 )
15 I am the Lord, your Holy One,
The Creator of Israel, your King.”
16 Thus says the Lord, who makes a way in the sea
And a path through the mighty waters,
17 Who brings forth the chariot and horse,
The army and the power
(They shall lie down together, they shall not rise;
They are extinguished, they are quenched like a wick):
18 “Do not remember the former things,
Nor consider the things of old.
19 Behold, I will do a new thing,
Now it shall spring forth;
Shall you not know it?
I will even make a road in the wilderness
And rivers in the desert
20 The beast of the field will honor Me,
The jackals and the ostriches,
Because I give waters in the wilderness
And rivers in the desert,
To give drink to My people, My chosen.
21 This people I have formed for Myself;
They shall declare My praise.

以賽亞書 43:15-21
15 我是耶和華你們的聖者,是創造以色列的,是你們的君王。」 16 耶和華在滄海中開道,在大水中開路, 17 使車輛、馬匹、軍兵、勇士都出來,一同躺下不再起來,他們滅沒好像熄滅的燈火。 18 耶和華如此說:「你們不要記念從前的事,也不要思想古時的事。
19 「看哪,我要做一件新事,如今要發現,你們豈不知道嗎?我必在曠野開道路,在沙漠開江河。 20 野地的走獸必尊重我,野狗和鴕鳥也必如此,因我使曠野有水,使沙漠有河,好賜給我的百姓、我的選民喝。 21 這百姓是我為自己所造的,好述說我的美德。

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Daily Scripture - Apr 25

Psalm 126:1-6
(Memorization Scripture 4-6)
1 When the Lord brought back the captivity of Zion,
We were like those who dream.
2 Then our mouth was filled with laughter,
And our tongue with singing.
Then they said among the nations,
“The Lord has done great things for them.”
3 The Lord has done great things for us,
And we are glad.

4 Bring back our captivity, O Lord,
As the streams in the South.

5 Those who sow in tears
Shall reap in joy.
6 He who continually goes [c]forth weeping,
Bearing seed for sowing,
Shall doubtless come again [e]with rejoicing,
Bringing his sheaves with him.


詩篇 126:1-6
1 當耶和華將那些被擄的帶回錫安的時候,我們好像做夢的人。
2 我們滿口喜笑、滿舌歡呼的時候,外邦中就有人說:「耶和華為他們行了大事!」
3 耶和華果然為我們行了大事,我們就歡喜。
4 耶和華啊,求你使我們被擄的人歸回,好像南地的河水復流。
5 流淚撒種的,必歡呼收割。
6 那帶種流淚出去的,必要歡歡樂樂地帶禾捆回來。

Friday, April 24, 2020

Daily Scripture - Apr 24

Isaiah 35:3-10
(Memorization Scripture 8-10)
3 Strengthen the [c]weak hands,
And make firm the [d]feeble knees.
4 Say to those who are fearful-hearted,
“Be strong, do not fear!
Behold, your God will come with vengeance,
With the recompense of God;
He will come and save you.”

5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened,
And the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.
6 Then the lame shall leap like a deer,
And the tongue of the dumb sing.
For waters shall burst forth in the wilderness,
And streams in the desert.
7 The parched ground shall become a pool,
And the thirsty land springs of water;
In the habitation of jackals, where each lay,
There shall be grass with reeds and rushes.

8 A highway shall be there, and a road,
And it shall be called the Highway of Holiness.
The unclean shall not pass over it,
But it shall be for others.
Whoever walks the road, although a fool,
Shall not go astray.
9 No lion shall be there,
Nor shall any ravenous beast go up on it;
It shall not be found there.
But the redeemed shall walk there,
10 And the ransomed of the Lord shall return,
And come to Zion with singing,
With everlasting joy on their heads.
They shall obtain joy and gladness,
And sorrow and sighing shall flee away.


以賽亞書 35:3-10
3 你們要使軟弱的手堅壯,無力的膝穩固, 4 對膽怯的人說:「你們要剛強,不要懼怕!看哪,你們的神必來報仇,必來施行極大的報應,他必來拯救你們。」

5 那時瞎子的眼必睜開,聾子的耳必開通。 6 那時瘸子必跳躍像鹿,啞巴的舌頭必能歌唱。在曠野必有水發出,在沙漠必有河湧流。 7 發光的沙要變為水池,乾渴之地要變為泉源。在野狗躺臥之處,必有青草、蘆葦和蒲草。 8 在那裡必有一條大道,稱為「聖路」。汙穢人不得經過,必專為贖民行走,行路的人雖愚昧也不致失迷。 9 在那裡必沒有獅子,猛獸也不登這路,在那裡都遇不見,只有贖民在那裡行走。 10 並且耶和華救贖的民必歸回,歌唱來到錫安,永樂必歸到他們的頭上。他們必得著歡喜快樂,憂愁嘆息盡都逃避。

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Daily Scripture - Apr 23

2 Corinthians 1:20-22
(Memorization Scripture 20-22)
20 For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us. 21 Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God, 22 who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.

哥林多後書 1:20-22
20 神的應許不論有多少,在基督都是是的,所以藉著他也都是實在的,叫神因我們得榮耀。 21 那在基督裡堅固我們和你們,並且膏我們的就是神; 22 他又用印印了我們,並賜聖靈在我們心裡做憑據。

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Daily Scripture - Apr 22

2 Corinthians 12:8-10
(Memorization Scripture 9-10)
8 Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. 9 And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

哥林多後書 12:8-10
8 為這事,我三次求過主,叫這刺離開我。 9 他對我說:「我的恩典夠你用的,因為我的能力是在人的軟弱上顯得完全。」所以,我更喜歡誇自己的軟弱,好叫基督的能力覆庇我。 10 我為基督的緣故,就以軟弱、凌辱、急難、逼迫、困苦為可喜樂的,因我什麼時候軟弱,什麼時候就剛強了。

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Daily Scripture - Apr 21

Ephesians 3:14-21
(Memorization Scripture 14-19)
14 For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, 17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— 19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, 21 to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

以弗所書 3:14-21
14 因此,我在父面前屈膝,15 天上地上的各家,都是從他得名,16 求他按著他豐盛的榮耀,藉著他的靈,叫你們心裡的力量剛強起來, 17 使基督因你們的信住在你們心裡,叫你們的愛心有根有基, 18 能以和眾聖徒一同明白基督的愛是何等長闊高深, 19 並知道這愛是過於人所能測度的,便叫神一切所充滿的充滿了你們。
20 神能照著運行在我們心裡的大力,充充足足地成就一切,超過我們所求所想的。 21 但願他在教會中,並在基督耶穌裡得著榮耀,直到世世代代,永永遠遠!阿們。

Monday, April 20, 2020

Daily Scripture - Apr 20

2 Corinthians 4:7-12
(Memorization Scripture 7-10)
7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. 8 We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed— 10 always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body. 11 For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus’ sake, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. 12 So then death is working in us, but life in you.

7 我們有這寶貝放在瓦器裡,要顯明這莫大的能力是出於神,不是出於我們。 8 我們四面受敵,卻不被困住;心裡作難,卻不致失望; 9 遭逼迫,卻不被丟棄;打倒了,卻不致死亡; 10 身上常帶著耶穌的死,使耶穌的生也顯明在我們身上。 11 因為我們這活著的人是常為耶穌被交於死地,使耶穌的生在我們這必死的身上顯明出來。 12 這樣看來,死是在我們身上發動,生卻在你們身上發動。"

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Daily Scripture - Apr 19

Philippians 4:10-13
(Memorization Scripture 13)
10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at last your[c] care for me has flourished again; though you surely did care, but you lacked opportunity. 11 Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: 12 I know how to be abased, and I know how to [e]abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. 13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

腓立比書 4:10-13
10 我靠主大大地喜樂,因為你們思念我的心如今又發生;你們向來就思念我,只是沒得機會。 11 我並不是因缺乏說這話,我無論在什麼景況都可以知足,這是我已經學會了。 12 我知道怎樣處卑賤,也知道怎樣處豐富,或飽足或飢餓,或有餘或缺乏,隨事隨在,我都得了祕訣。 13 我靠著那加給我力量的,凡事都能做。

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Daily Scripture - Apr 18

1 Peter 5:7-11
(Memorization Scripture 7-9)
7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.8 Be sober, be [d]vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. 9 Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. 10 But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. 11 To Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

彼得前書 5:7-11
7 你們要將一切的憂慮卸給神,因為他顧念你們。 8 務要謹守、警醒,因為你們的仇敵魔鬼如同吼叫的獅子,遍地遊行,尋找可吞吃的人。 9 你們要用堅固的信心抵擋它,因為知道你們在世上的眾弟兄也是經歷這樣的苦難。 10 那賜諸般恩典的神,曾在基督裡召你們得享他永遠的榮耀,等你們暫受苦難之後,必要親自成全你們,堅固你們,賜力量給你們。 11 願權能歸給他,直到永永遠遠!阿們。

Friday, April 17, 2020

Daily Scripture - Apr 17

Philippians 4:4-9
(Memorization Scripture 6-7)
4 Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!
5 Let your [b]gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.
6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. 9 The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.

4 你們要靠主常常喜樂,我再說,你們要喜樂! 5 當叫眾人知道你們謙讓的心。主已經近了。 6 應當一無掛慮,只要凡事藉著禱告、祈求和感謝,將你們所要的告訴神。 7 神所賜出人意外的平安,必在基督耶穌裡保守你們的心懷意念。
8 弟兄們,我還有未盡的話,凡是真實的、可敬的、公義的、清潔的、可愛的、有美名的,若有什麼德行,若有什麼稱讚,這些事你們都要思念。 9 你們在我身上所學習的、所領受的、所聽見的、所看見的,這些事你們都要去行,賜平安的神就必與你們同在。

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Daily Scripture - Apr 16

John 14:15-21
(Memorization Scripture 16、21)
15 “If you love Me, keep My commandments. 16 And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you. 19 “A little while longer and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me. Because I live, you will live also. 20 At that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. 21 He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”

15 「你們若愛我,就必遵守我的命令。 16 我要求父,父就另外賜給你們一位保惠師(或譯:訓慰師;下同),叫祂永遠與你們同在, 17 就是真理的聖靈,乃世人不能接受的;因為不見祂,也不認識祂。你們卻認識祂,因祂常與你們同在,也要在你們裏面。 18 我不撇下你們為孤兒,我必到你們這裏來。 19 還有不多的時候,世人不再看見我,你們卻看見我;因為我活著,你們也要活著。 20 到那日,你們就知道我在父裏面,你們在我裏面,我也在你們裏面。 21 有了我的命令又遵守的,這人就是愛我的;愛我的必蒙我父愛他,我也要愛他,並且要向他顯現。」

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Daily Scripture - Apr 15

1 Peter 1:3-9
(Memorization Scripture 5-7)
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, 5 who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
6 In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, 7 that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ,
8 whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, 9 receiving the end of your faith—the salvation of your souls.

3 願頌讚歸於我們主耶穌基督的父神!他曾照自己的大憐憫,藉著耶穌基督從死裡復活,重生了我們,叫我們有活潑的盼望, 4 可以得著不能朽壞、不能玷汙、不能衰殘、為你們存留在天上的基業。 5 你們這因信蒙神能力保守的人,必能得著所預備、到末世要顯現的救恩。 6 因此,你們是大有喜樂;但如今在百般的試煉中暫時憂愁, 7 叫你們的信心既被試驗,就比那被火試驗仍然能壞的金子更顯寶貴,可以在耶穌基督顯現的時候得著稱讚、榮耀、尊貴。8 你們雖然沒有見過他,卻是愛他;如今雖不得看見,卻因信他就有說不出來、滿有榮光的大喜樂, 9 並且得著你們信心的果效,就是靈魂的救恩。

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Daily Scripture - Apr 14

Ephesians 1:17-23
(Memorization Scripture 20-23)
17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, 18 the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power 20 which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.
22 And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, 23 which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.


以弗所書 1:17-23
17 求我們主耶穌基督的神、榮耀的父,將那賜人智慧和啟示的靈賞給你們,使你們真知道他。 18 並且照明你們心中的眼睛,使你們知道他的恩召有何等指望,他在聖徒中得的基業有何等豐盛的榮耀; 19 並知道他向我們這信的人所顯的能力是何等浩大, 20 就是照他在基督身上所運行的大能大力,使他從死裡復活,叫他在天上坐在自己的右邊, 21 遠超過一切執政的、掌權的、有能的、主治的和一切有名的,不但是今世的,連來世的也都超過了; 22 又將萬有服在他的腳下,使他為教會做萬有之首。 23 教會是他的身體,是那充滿萬有者所充滿的。

Monday, April 13, 2020

Daily Scripture - Apr 13

2 Corinthians 4:7-12
(Memorization Scripture 7-10)
7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. 8 We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed— 10 always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body. 11 For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus’ sake, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. 12 So then death is working in us, but life in you.

7 我們有這寶貝放在瓦器裡,要顯明這莫大的能力是出於神,不是出於我們。 8 我們四面受敵,卻不被困住;心裡作難,卻不致失望; 9 遭逼迫,卻不被丟棄;打倒了,卻不致死亡; 10 身上常帶著耶穌的死,使耶穌的生也顯明在我們身上。 11 因為我們這活著的人是常為耶穌被交於死地,使耶穌的生在我們這必死的身上顯明出來。 12 這樣看來,死是在我們身上發動,生卻在你們身上發動。

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Daily Scripture - Apr 12

Luke 24:25-35
(Memorization Scripture 25-26)
25 Then He said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken! 26 Ought not the Christ to have suffered these things and to enter into His glory?” 27 And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He [g]expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.

28 Then they drew near to the village where they were going, and He [h]indicated that He would have gone farther. 29 But they constrained Him, saying, “Abide with us, for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent.” And He went in to stay with them.

30 Now it came to pass, as He sat at the table with them, that He took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. 31 Then their eyes were opened and they knew Him; and He vanished from their sight.

32 And they said to one another, “Did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us on the road, and while He opened the Scriptures to us?” 33 So they rose up that very hour and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven and those who were with them gathered together, 34 saying, “The Lord is risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!” 35 And they told about the things that had happened on the road, and how He was [i]known to them in the breaking of bread.

路加福音 24:25-35
25 耶穌對他們說:「無知的人哪,先知所說的一切話,你們的心信得太遲鈍了! 26 基督這樣受害,又進入他的榮耀,豈不是應當的嗎?」 27 於是從摩西和眾先知起,凡經上所指著自己的話,都給他們講解明白了。
28 將近他們所去的村子,耶穌好像還要往前行, 29 他們卻強留他,說:「時候晚了,日頭已經平西了,請你同我們住下吧!」耶穌就進去,要同他們住下。 30 到了坐席的時候,耶穌拿起餅來,祝謝了,掰開,遞給他們。 31 他們的眼睛明亮了,這才認出他來。忽然耶穌不見了。 32 他們彼此說:「在路上他和我們說話,給我們講解聖經的時候,我們的心豈不是火熱的嗎?」 33 他們就立時起身,回耶路撒冷去。正遇見十一個使徒和他們的同人聚集在一處, 34 說:「主果然復活,已經現給西門看了。」 35 兩個人就把路上所遇見和掰餅的時候怎麼被他們認出來的事,都述說了一遍。

Daily Scripture - Apr 12


Saturday, April 11, 2020

Daily Scripture - Apr 11

“Father, ‘into Your hands I commit My spirit."(Luke 23:46)

“Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again. No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father.” (John 10:17-18)
Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, and having a High Priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. (Hebrews 10:19-23)

Psalm 31:1-8

As we stand at the foot of the cross and hear this final saying, we realize this is not any ordinary death. Jesus had earlier told us that he would not die at the hands of men but by his own obedient volition (John 10:17-18). For Jesus, death is no out-of-control enemy. No matter how bleak the moment, he knows his Father is present with Him and there to accept, protect, and will soon resurrect Him and so into God’s loving hands our Lord Christ entrusts His spirit. Jesus both trusts His redemption and glorification into the Father’s everlasting arms as well as knowing that the Father accepts and approves of Jesus’ whole earthly life.

These words have been called Jesus’ entrance-greeting to Heaven. Jesus, who had been with the Father in glory from eternity past, is going to step back into his full glory (John 17:5) in honor, power, and authority at the Father’s right hand. This amazing turning point in the earthly life of Christ and the pinnacle of all human history was actually visible: the sky turned an ominous black in the middle of the day and the heavy, thick temple curtain was torn in two (the new reality in the heavens and on earth that the sacrificial system of the temple was at a close). A new era had begun.

It is here through Jesus’ cross-work that we are both drawn to Christ and redeemed before our Father. At this moment our Lord Jesus is restored to His full glory and we are given the chance to enter into that glory, into the very presence of God. As the temple curtain that had separated mankind from the holy of holies is removed, so too is the separation between our lives and God’s presence through Jesus Christ’s final sacrifice and imparted righteousness. We have the confidence to enter the holy presence of God by the blood of Jesus.

Paul said in II Timothy 1:12, "I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed to Him until that day." Meditate on the absolute security you have in Christ’s salvation and imparted righteousness. Think too on the fact that you can now confidently enter into the holiest of holies, standing before the Lord with no condemnation -- all because of the new and living way Christ has opened up (Hebrews 10:19-23)! This news is not too good to be true but the wondrous gospel that now you have no obstacle stopping you from coming to the Father. Nothing can tear you away from God’s love, nothing can forfeit Christ’s redemption, and nothing can ever steal away the Spirit’s presence in your life. If this is true, think about the spectacular security, intimacy, and fellowship with God that is yours today and for eternity.

What we can do:
Jesus here quotes from Psalm 31, when David in distress expressed full confidence in the Lord’s deliverance. Today pray Jesus’ words as the truth of your salvation and ask the Lord to ground your trust in His deliverance from any overwhelming distress you’re suffering in your career, marriage, family, friendships, finances, and relationship with God.

Ask the Spirit to examine your heart today--is your trust primarily and exclusively in God? Psalm 31 contrasts entrusting our lives to God with trusting in idols. Spend 3-5 minutes before God, asking the Holy Spirit to show you where you are putting your security in things other than Christ. If yes, then humbly ask the Holy Spirit to turn your heart to trust fully in Christ.

Draw near to God knowing Jesus’ blood has paid it all. No guilt or shame should keep you from the sweet fellowship of the Father as most assuredly Jesus cleansed you from sin in His death on the cross. Is anything disturbing your faith, any sin hindering you from drawing near to God, or any evil troubling your conscience today? Christ is faithful to forgive you today, washing you clean, so that you might draw near to God with a pure heart.

Song: Take Me In (To the Holy of Holies)


“父啊,我將我的靈交在你手裡”(路 23:46)

“我父愛我,因我將命捨去,好再取回來。 沒有人奪我的命去,是我自己捨的。我有權柄捨了,也有權柄取回來,這是我從我父所受的命令。”(約10:17-18)
19 弟兄們,我們既因耶穌的血得以坦然進入至聖所, 20 是藉著祂給我們開了一條又新又活的路,從幔子經過,這幔子就是祂的身體; 21 又有一位大祭司治理 神的家,22 並我們心中天良的虧欠已經灑去,身體用清水洗淨了,就當存著誠心和充足的信心來到 神面前。 23 也要堅守我們所承認的指望,不致搖動,因為那應許我們的是信實的。(來10:19-23)



這句話被認為是耶穌在進入天堂之際的開場白。從亙古就與父神同享榮耀的耶穌,終於要重新回到祂完全的榮耀中,滿有尊貴、能力、和權柄,並且坐在天父的右邊 (約17:5)。耶穌在世間生命的拐點,全人類歷史的偉大巔峰,是真實可見的:午正時日頭變黑,遍地黑暗,殿裡那厚重的幔子從當中裂為兩半。對猶太人而言,這預兆著一個全新屬靈時代的開始,也意味著在殿中獻祭時代的終結。一個新的時代來臨了。

因著耶穌在十架上的工作,我們被祂吸引和救贖,得以來到父 神面前。耶穌現在在祂完全的榮耀中與 父神合一,如今我們也可以進入這榮耀,享受 神的同在。隨著殿內幔子的裂開,人與至聖所之間不再有阻隔。藉著耶穌完美的贖罪祭,我們與 神同在的阻隔被永遠除去了,因為耶穌自己成了我們的公義。我們得以坦然無懼地進入 神榮耀的同在皆因主耶穌的寶血。

保羅在提摩太後書1章12節說:“因為知道我所信的是誰,也深信祂能保全我所交付祂的,直到那日”。思想你在基督裡對救贖絕對的把握,與加在你身上的義。同時,思想這個事實:如今你可以坦然無懼地進入至聖所,並且毫無指摘地站在 神的面前,皆因耶穌基督開了一條又新又活的路 (來 10:19-23)。沒有任何東西可以讓你與 神的愛隔絕,或讓你喪失基督的救贖,也沒有任何東西可以奪取你生活中聖靈的同在。如果這一切都是真的,請思想一下這麼偉大的保障、與 神的親密和友誼今天都屬於你,而且也將永遠屬於你。

耶穌在這裡引用了詩篇31篇中,大衛在極大的痛苦裡對 神拯救充滿信心的宣告。今天,以耶穌的話為救恩的保障,向 神禱告,並求祂將你的信心建立在祂的拯救之上,使你無論經歷何等的難處(工作,婚姻,家庭,友情,財務,與神的關係),都可以憑信心把自己放在 神的手中,經歷祂的拯救。

求聖靈來鑒察你的心,看你是否單單相信祂。詩篇31章中對比了我們將自己交託給 神和交託給偶像的不同。花三到五分鐘,在 神面前求聖靈光照,看看我是否將自己的心、希望、安全感放在基督以外的事情上?若有,懇求聖靈幫助我們轉向主。

就近 神並明白耶穌的寶血已付清了一切。沒有罪疚感或羞恥感能隔絕你和 神之間的親密友誼。最確實的是因著祂在十字架上受死,耶穌已經潔淨了你的罪。今天,還有什麼事來攪擾你的信心嗎?還有什麼罪攔阻你使你不能親近 神嗎?或者還有什麼罪惡使你的良心虧欠嗎?信實的耶穌今天要原諒你,要洗淨你的罪,使你可以以一顆清潔的心來就近 神。

詩歌: H136 耶穌基督親愛救主, Take Me In (To the Holy of Holies)

Friday, April 10, 2020

Daily Scripture - Apr 10

So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit. (John 19:30)
“Calvary is the very pivot of the world's history. All prior things pointed forward to it; and all subsequent things point back to it. Even the future rests upon it, for the redeemed in heaven find it the center of heaven as they behold a Lamb in the midst of the throne, ‘standing as though it had been slain.’” - Mrs. Jessie Penn-Lewis

“It is finished,” is probably the most critical sentence out of the seven last sayings of Christ from the cross. When Jesus said, "It is finished” (Tetelestai - “τετελέσται” in Greek), it was not a dying groan of pain, but rather Jesus speaking of the glorious truth that He had completely accomplished what the Lord had given Him to do (John 17:4). The work of the Incarnate Word had been completed:
Satan was defeated;
Every requirement of the Law was fulfilled and God’s holy wrath against sin has been satisfied;
By simply believing in Christ and receiving Him as Savior, not only are sinners reconciled with the holy God, but they are also united with Jesus Christ. They are called children of God and made co-heirs with Christ. Their joy is in the Lord.

Perhaps what is even more worth noting is that the original Greek word Tetelestai - τετελέσται actually means "it has been now and forever finished.” The word was also written on business receipts in New Testament times to indicate that a bill had been “paid in full.” Since Jesus proclaimed that God’s salvation plan is now and forever accomplished, we have the full assurance that our redemption is eternally secured. He left no unfinished business behind.

Hallelujah! It is finished …… indeed!
Try to recall the related prophecies from the Old Testament and teachings from the New Testament concerning what Jesus accomplished on the cross. Give praise and thanks to God as you meditate on them. Here are a few examples
Hebrews 10:12-14: But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God, from that time waiting till His enemies are made His footstool. For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified.
2 Corinthians 5:21: For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
Genesis 3:15b: He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.
Romans 3:24c-25a: ...Jesus Christ, whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness.
Romans 6:10: For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God.
Hebrews 2:14-15: Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
Our response:
Write out words of thanksgiving and praise for your salvation in Jesus Christ. Put it in your Bible so that it can remind you to be grateful for God.

Knowing that you stand in Jesus’ victorious position, look at your present circumstances and difficulties from a new perspective. Write down how looking at your present situation from a new perspective changes how you approach life. Share with another person.

Song: It is finished (V1, V2), Jesus Paid It All.


耶穌嘗了那醋,就說:“成了!”,便低下頭,將靈魂交付 神了。(約19:30)

「成了!」- 這也許是耶穌『十架七言』中最重要的一句話。當耶穌說「成了」的時候,不是一個將亡之人痛苦的呼號,而是這位偉大的救主在信心中發出的一個偉大的得勝宣告:「你所託付我的事,我已成全了。」(約17:4)。
滿足了所有律法的要求,並成為挽回祭來滿足聖潔的 神對罪的憤怒;
如今,每一個罪人藉著接受耶穌基督成為他個人的救主,就不僅僅可以與 神和好,更是與基督聯合成為 神的後裔,與基督同作後嗣,並以 神為樂。

或許更特別的是,中文的翻譯並沒有完全表達當時耶穌說這句話的意思。按著希臘原文- τετελέσται - 的意思,主耶穌救贖的工作不僅僅只是在那一刻『成了』,更是『一次而又永遠地』付清了所有的罪債!這個字在新約時代還代表了“所有的債務都付清了”。哈利路亞,讚美我們的救主耶穌基督!因為耶穌說:「成了」,我們的救恩永遠穩固,完全不需要再做什麼!
試著思想聖經中主要關於耶穌基督在十字架上所成就的舊約預言和新約的教導,並為此向 神獻上讚美與感恩。例如:

但基督獻了一次永遠的贖罪祭,就在 神的右邊坐下了。 從此等候祂仇敵成了祂的腳凳。 因為祂一次獻祭,便叫那得以成聖的人永遠完全。(來 10:12-14)
神使那無罪的,替我們成為罪,好叫我們在祂裡面成為 神的義。(林後5:21)
女人的後裔要傷你的頭;你要傷他的腳跟。(創 3:15b)
神設立耶穌作挽回祭,是憑著耶穌的血,藉著人的信,要顯明 神的義。(羅 3:25a)
祂死是向罪死了,只有一次;祂活是向 神活著。(羅 6:10)
兒女既同有血肉之體,祂也照樣親自成了血肉之體,特要藉著死,敗壞那掌死權的,就是魔鬼,並要釋放那些一生因怕死而為奴僕的人。(來 2:14-15)
用幾句話寫下為著耶穌基督十架救恩的感謝、讚美之言,將此字條夾在你的聖經中,成為你隨時的提醒與向 神的感恩。


詩歌:H196 主替我還清 , It is finished (V1, V2).

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Daily Scripture - Apr 09

“After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, “I thirst!” Now a vessel full of sour wine was sitting there; and they filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on a hyssop, and put it to His mouth. So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.” (John 19:28-30)

I thirst. Yes, Jesus was thirsty. He, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world, is the Son of God. He was betrayed, was arrested, was struck, was insulted, and suffered in an illegal, rigged trial by the Sanhedrin. He was later brought to Golgotha and was crucified. For a day and night, He had been experiencing the excruciating torment and brutal punishment of the cross. He thirsted as His human body went through such anguish. When talking about Jesus, Paul says, “And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross (Philippians 2:8).” How great is the love of Jesus! The Son of God was willing to die for me. He laid down his life and shed his blood for the forgiveness of my sin.

Yes, Jesus was thirsty. However, no water was given to him. A soldier ran and took a sponge, filled it with sour wine, put it on a reed, and offered it to Him to drink. This also witnesses that Jesus is the Messiah who was predicted in the Old Testament, as it fulfills what was written in Psalm 69:21: “They also gave me gall for my food, And for my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.” The Son of God, who personally suffered so greatly, cried out to the world, “if anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water” (John 7:37-38). The Son of God is the living water, which never dries up. Jesus, our Lord, we thank you for You have laid down Your life for us and filled those who hunger and thirst for righteousness.

Come to Jesus with a faithful and grateful heart. Think about the reason why Jesus would suffer on the cross for us and feel the love of Jesus, our Lord. Today, if he says to you, “I thirst,” what will be your response?

What we can do:
Pray that God helps us to care for and help people who are in need through our love for Jesus Christ today. Matthew 25:34-40 “... for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; ...Assuredly, I say to you, in as much as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’”

Song: H297 I Gave My Life for Thee


28 這事以後,耶穌知道各樣的事已經成了,為要使經上的話應驗,就說:我渴了。29有一個器皿盛滿了醋,放在那裡;他們就拿海絨蘸滿了醋,綁在牛膝草上,送到他口。30耶穌嘗(原文作受)了那醋,就說:成了!便低下頭,將靈魂交付 神了。 (約 19:28-30)

是的,耶穌渴了!這位除去世人罪孽的逾越節羔羊、神的兒子,在夜晚漆黑的客西馬尼園被賣、被抓、被棄、被打、被辱、被多次審問、被帶到各各他、被釘上十字架,連續歷經一夜一天的折磨和十字架殘酷的刑罰。祂在人性的肉體上受到了極大痛苦的煎熬,耶穌渴了!保羅論到耶穌說:“既有人的樣子,就自己卑微,存心順服,以至於死,且死在十字架上。” (腓2:8)何等的大愛!神的兒子竟甘願為我死,流血捨命為叫我的罪得赦。

是的,耶穌渴了!在十字架上卻沒有一杯涼水給祂;僅有兵丁拿海絨蘸滿了醋,綁在牛膝草上,送到祂口裡。這也見證了祂就是舊約預言的那位彌賽亞,「他們拿苦膽給我當食物;我渴了,他們拿醋給我喝」 (詩69: 21)。 這位親身經歷各樣苦楚的 神的兒子,卻高聲對世人說:「人若渴了,可以到我這裡來喝。信我的人,就如經上所說:從他腹中要流出活水的江河來。」(約7:37-38) 神的兒子,成了我們的永不乾涸的活水泉。主耶穌,我們感謝祢!祢將自己的生命為我們傾倒,使饑渴慕義的人得飽足!



詩歌:H297 為袮,我捨生命

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Daily Scripture - Apr 08

The LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all. (Isa. 53:6b)

For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. (2 Cor. 5:21)

Now from the sixth hour until the ninth hour there was darkness over all the land. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, "Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?" that is, "My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?" (Mat. 27:45-46)

Message Sharing:
This is the most painful moment for Jesus! Jesus, the Holy Lamb of God, never sinned, yet bore the iniquities for the whole world, and is the propitiation for our sins. The Father forsook the Son because the Son took upon Himself all of our iniquities. Jesus Christ not only bore man’s sin but actually became sin on our behalf (2 Cor. 5:21), in order that those who believe in Him might be saved from the penalty of their sin. He is the substitute for you and me, and for all mankind. Without this substitute, we would not be able to be reconciled with the Father. Yet, this “substitution” caused such excruciating pain in Jesus - for He had to be separated from Father! The holy God can never coexist with sin! If God the Father even forsook Jesus, His only begotten Son, because sin was on Him, how is it possible that we can run away from God’s wrath if we sin? Yet, wonderfully, we are all sinners now saved by grace.

1) What is my attitude toward sin after I understand that God can not tolerate sin?
2) Have you ever been wrongly accused for something that you did not do and have to suffer greatly for it? Think today of how great a price Jesus has paid for you.

What we can do:
“Father God, please let me see sin the way you see it. Please help me not to take it lightly. If there are any sins in my life right now, I promise to cut off all ties to them. May the Holy Spirit who testifies for Jesus Christ convict me of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgement. In the victorious name of Jesus I pray.”
Song: Lamb of God



神使那無罪的,替我們成為罪,好叫我們在祂裏面成為 神的義。 (林後5:21)

從午正到申初,遍地都黑暗了。 約在申初,耶穌大聲喊說:「以利!以利!拉馬撒巴各大尼?」就是說:「我的 神!我的 神!為甚麼離棄我?」(太27:45-46)

這是耶穌在十字架上最痛苦的一句話!因為祂是 神的兒子,與父原為一,從來沒有與父神分開過。但是在這三個小時裡,父神掩面不顧並且離棄了祂至愛的獨生子,因為耶穌代替我們成了所有人的、歷世歷代、還有未來的罪。聖潔的 神與罪無法並存,卻因為愛的緣故,捨了祂的愛子,為了成全祂自己公義的要求。罪是何等的可怕!任何的罪都是 神無法容忍的。若不流血,罪就不得赦免。而為我們流血的,是 神的兒子,親自成了 神的羔羊。

如果連 神的兒子為了我們承擔罪,父神都要離棄,我如今對罪的態度應該如何呢?

我這個人如何能與 神和好,是因為耶穌為我成了罪的祭牲,代替我為罪付了代價。我豈能容忍還有任何罪惡留在我身上?「父神啊,求祢使我恨惡罪如同祢恨惡罪,絕不與罪為伍。今天,如果還有任何罪的權勢存留在我的身上或生活中,在這一刻,我已經決定與牠們不再有交集。願為耶穌作見證的聖靈,鑒察我的心,讓我為罪、為義、為審判,自己責備自己。奉耶穌基督得勝的名禱告!」


Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Daily Scripture - Apr 07

25 Now there stood by the cross of Jesus His mother, and His mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 When Jesus therefore saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing by, He said to His mother,“Woman, behold your son!” 27 Then He said to the disciple, “Behold your mother!” And from that hour that disciple took her to his own home. (John 19:25-27)

Today’s scripture is the third saying spoken by Jesus on the cross. We will dive into its precious meaning from two angles.

A) It fully expresses the beautiful humanity of Jesus
After Jesus, who is the Word, became flesh, not only did He obey God’s will in His human body and thus fulfill what God had entrusted to Him, but His life speaks to glorifying God in the flesh. In His everyday life and speech, we see the most glorious of humanity. As John testifies, “No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him” (John 1:18). The author of Hebrews states, “[Christ] being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person” (Hebrews 1:3). The Bible has a great number of depictions of Jesus’ kindness, gentleness, humility, love and empathy; all of them illustrate His perfect humanness. Here, as Christ is about to endure the cruelest of trials and the deepest of sufferings, He still thinks of His mother’s pain and needs, and He entrusts her to His beloved disciple. In this account, it is as if the Holy Spirit cracked open a small window for us to peer through, and we witness His most attentive love and perfect humanity. Not only is He the true God but also the true human. He is the only one that can live out perfect humanity, and He alone is able to understand all of our weaknesses and needs - “for we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses” (Hebrews 4:15).

Try to recall and meditate on every description of Jesus’ beautiful humanity in Scripture. Give praise and give thanks to God for each of them.

What we can do:
Imitate Christ. Please spend two to three minutes and pray for your parents or your closest family. Write down your prayer.

B) “We are a family” in Christ
Not only did the blood of Christ show His great love for us, but through these words, we see that in Christ, through His glorious life and love, we have become His family. The cross not only abolished all enmity, but it also removed all dividing walls (Ephesians 2:14-15). We “are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God” (Ephesians 2:19). This is just as Jesus reminded us when He was on earth, “For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and mother” (Matthew 12:50).

Why is the cross of Jesus Christ necessary for us to become a member of the household of God?

What we can do:
In this week, as a member of God’s household, please express your love to one member in church as you would express such love to your own parents or own child.

Song: H291 O, To Be Like Thee


25 站在耶穌十字架旁邊的,有他母親與他母親的姊妹,並革羅罷的妻子馬利亞,和抹大拉的馬利亞。 26 耶穌見母親和他所愛的那門徒站在旁邊,就對他母親說:「母親,看,你的兒子!」 27 又對那門徒說:「看,你的母親!」從此,那門徒就接她到自己家裏去了。 (約19:25-27)


耶穌基督道成肉身之後,祂不僅在肉身中完全遵行 神的旨意,完成了 神所給祂所有的托付,祂的一生更是在肉身中彰顯了 神的榮耀,也在衪一切的生活言行中流露出最榮美的人性。正如老約翰所見証的:「從來沒有人看見 神,只有在父懷裏的獨生子將祂表明出來。」(約1:18),也如希伯來書作者所説的:「祂是 神榮耀所發的光輝,是 神本體的真像,」(來1:3)。聖經中關乎祂那親切、柔和、謙卑、充滿愛與體恤...等完美人性的記載很多,不勝枚舉。然而,正當基督在十字架上承受最可怕的刑罰與經歷最深痛苦之時,祂仍然顧念祂母親的痛苦與需要,特別將她托付給所愛的門徒來照顧。聖靈似乎在此為我們開了一扇小窗,使我們得以一窺祂那無微不致的愛與完美的人性。祂不僅是真 神,祂也是真人 - 唯一擁有且真正活出完美人性的人,也只有祂能完全體恤我們所有的軟弱與需要 - 因為「我們的大祭司並非不能體恤我們的軟弱...」(來4:15)。



主耶穌在十字架上不僅僅藉著為我們流血捨命流露了祂的大愛,也藉著這句話讓我們看見在基督裡、在祂偉大的生命裡,因著愛,我們都成為了一家人。十字架不僅為我們廢掉了一切的冤仇,也為我們除去了一切隔斷的牆 (弗2:14-15),使我們『不再作外人和客旅,是與聖徒同國,是 神家裏的人了。』主耶穌在世時也特別提醒我們說:「凡遵行我天父旨意的人,就是我的弟兄姊妹和母親了。」 (太12:50)

為什麼需要藉著耶穌基督的十字架才能使我們成為 神家中的一員?


詩歌:H291 哦,我要像祢

Monday, April 6, 2020

Daily Scripture - Apr 06

Then one of the criminals who were hanged blasphemed Him, saying, “If You are the Christ, save Yourself and us.” But the other, answering, rebuked him, saying, “Do you not even fear God, seeing you are under the same condemnation? And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward of our deeds; but this Man has done nothing wrong.” Then he said to Jesus, “Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.” And Jesus said to him, “Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.” (Luke 23:39-43)

Have you ever realized that all of us once despised and rejected Jesus, not knowing Him, and were even enemies of Him (Col 1:21), just like the first robber in this passage? We are all destined to be perishing sinners. However, the second robber confessed that he was a sinner and believed that Jesus was the holy lamb of God, acknowledging Jesus as his savior. As a dying criminal who sinned his whole life, it must be his ultimate joy and hope to hear Jesus say “Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise”. At the same time, the repentance of this robber was also a great comfort to Jesus, as He got to see the fruit of His labor.

The same sacrificial love on the cross is still there for everyone of us today. It’s never too late to accept Jesus as our savior no matter how broken, filthy, or sinful we are. Any time we can make a U-turn to our Heavenly Father, who always welcomes us home with open arms.

Think of how Jesus restored and encouraged us when we were in our spiritual valley, and offer thanksgiving and praises to Him for that. Search your heart to see if there is still any sin that makes your fear or keeps you from the joy of your perfect salvation. Commit yourself completely to the Lord through prayers and repentance.

What we can do:
Pray that the Holy Spirit will reveal and cleanse all our presumptuous and secret sins (disobedience, pride, addiction, enslavement to Satan, and the lust of the flesh). Embrace the peace of salvation through prayers.
Tell at least one seeker that Jesus loves him/her and share with him/her your testimony.

Song: H164 Just As I Am/I Come Broken


“39 那同釘的兩個犯人,有一個譏誚祂說:「你不是基督嗎?可以救自己和我們吧!」 40 那一個就應聲責備他說:「你既是一樣受刑的,還不怕 神嗎? 41 我們是應該的,因我們所受的與我們所做的相稱,但這個人沒有做過一件不好的事。」 42 就說:「耶穌啊,你得國降臨的時候,求你記念我!」 43 耶穌對他說:「我實在告訴你:今日你要同我在樂園裡了!」(路23:39-43)


今天這十字架犧牲的大愛也一樣臨到了我們每一個人。無論我們之前有多少的失敗、污穢與罪惡, 相信耶穌,接受祂作爲我們個人的救主,永遠都不會太遲。任何時候我們回轉,天父都要張開雙臂歡迎我們回家。



詩歌:H164 照我本相

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Daily Scripture - Apr 05

“Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.” (Luke 23:34)

Today is Palm Sunday. In this upcoming week when we remember and honor the passion of Jesus Christ, we recall once more the complete salvation that Christ has accomplished through his suffering on the cross. On Palm Sunday, Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey, and the crowd shouted, “Hosanna” (which means “save us”), in hopes that Jesus would deliver them from being subjugated by the Gentiles of Rome. No one knew, however, that Jesus came into Jerusalem to obey the will of God and to give himself as a sin offering so that people everywhere can be set apart from sin, death, and eternal judgement. As Christ was nailed to the cross in His bare flesh, he withstood pain and shame, and with a face covered in blood, he looked to the heavens and prayed, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.” This is the first sentence spoken by Christ on the cross. Let us consider that Jesus was not only referring to the Jews and Roman soldiers who put in the nails, but it is our sins too that have nailed Jesus to the cross. He forgave the sinners standing before Him and He too forgives us our sins from the inside out. His forgiveness is for all of time, unconditional, and complete.

Let us spend a little time today to repent and be still before the Lord. Meditate on: 1) It was for my sins that Christ was nailed to the cross, and through entering his suffering on the cross, may I become more sensitive to my own sins. 2) His forgiveness is always present, unconditional, and complete.

What we can do:
Confess that I am a sinner and thank God for the riches of His grace, so that I have the redemption in Christ through His blood and the forgiveness of sins. (Eph.1:6)

Accept in my heart His complete forgiveness. Allow the Lord also to prune me through the work of the cross, and rid me of everything, including hobbies and habits, that do not please Him, so that the life of Christ may reign in me and that I may bear much fruit for His glory.

Song: When I Survey the Wondrous Cross


“父啊,赦免他們,因為他們所作的,他們不曉得” (路 23:34)

今天是棕櫚日,在記念主耶穌受難和復活的這一週,我們回憶並記念主在十字架上的痛苦經歷和為我們所成就的全備救恩。主耶穌在棕櫚日騎著驢駒榮耀的進入耶路撒冷,百姓高喊“和散那”(​和散那是​「請​救​我們」​的​意思),盼望主耶穌救他們脫離外族奴役。誰也沒有想到,祂來是要順服 神的旨意,將自己獻上成為贖罪祭,救每一個人脫離罪,死亡,和永遠的審判。當主赤身露體的被釘在十字架上,祂忍受著痛苦和羞辱,仰著滿是血污的臉對著天祈求,“父啊!赦免他們,因為他們所做的,他們不曉得”。這是主在十字架上的第一句話。主耶穌不僅僅是在對釘祂的猶太人和羅馬的官兵說這話,同時這也是對我們每一個罪人說這話,因為是我們的罪將主耶穌釘在十字架上。然而主卻赦免了我們,還為我們代求。所以,當我們每想到這點的時候,我們的心就會為此震撼。感謝主,因著羔羊的代罪,我們都得以稱義!

讓我們今天花一些時間,帶著悔改的心安靜在主面前, 思想:

承認自己是個罪人,感謝 神豐富的恩典,使我可以藉基督的血得蒙救贖,過犯得以赦免。(弗1:6)

從心裏接受主完全的赦免,並願意讓主修剪的手藉著十字架工作在我的身上,除去一切不討主喜悅的東西、喜好和習慣,使基督的生命在我裡面掌權,多結果子,使 神得榮耀。

詩歌:H69 我每静念那十字架

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Daily Scripture - Apr 04

Isaiah 53:4-7
(Memorization Scripture 4-5)
4 Surely He has borne our griefs
And carried our sorrows;
Yet we esteemed Him stricken,
Smitten by God, and afflicted.
5 But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His stripes we are healed.

6 All we like sheep have gone astray;
We have turned, every one, to his own way;
And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
7 He was oppressed and He was afflicted,
Yet He opened not His mouth;
He was led as a lamb to the slaughter,
And as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
So He opened not His mouth.


4 他誠然擔當我們的憂患,背負我們的痛苦,我們卻以為他受責罰,被神擊打苦待了。 5 哪知他為我們的過犯受害,為我們的罪孽壓傷。因他受的刑罰我們得平安,因他受的鞭傷我們得醫治。6 我們都如羊走迷,各人偏行己路,耶和華使我們眾人的罪孽都歸在他身上。7 他被欺壓,在受苦的時候卻不開口。他像羊羔被牽到宰殺之地,又像羊在剪毛的人手下無聲,他也是這樣不開口。

Friday, April 3, 2020

Daily Scripture - Apr 03

1 Timothy 1:15-17
(Memorization Scripture 15-17)
15 This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief. 16 However, for this reason I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show all longsuffering, as a pattern to those who are going to believe on Him for everlasting life. 17 Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

15 「基督耶穌降世,為要拯救罪人。」這話是可信的,是十分可佩服的。在罪人中我是個罪魁! 16 然而我蒙了憐憫,是因耶穌基督要在我這罪魁身上顯明他一切的忍耐,給後來信他得永生的人做榜樣。 17 但願尊貴、榮耀歸於那不能朽壞、不能看見、永世的君王——獨一的神,直到永永遠遠!阿們。"

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Daily Scripture - Apr 02

Psalms 62:5-8
(Memorization Scripture 5-8)
5 My soul, wait silently for God alone,
For my expectation is from Him.
6 He only is my rock and my salvation;
He is my defense;
I shall not be moved.
7 In God is my salvation and my glory;
The rock of my strength,
And my refuge, is in God.
8 Trust in Him at all times, you people;
Pour out your heart before Him;
God is a refuge for us. Selah


5 我的心哪,你當默默無聲,專等候神,因為我的盼望是從他而來。
6 唯獨他是我的磐石、我的拯救,他是我的高臺,我必不動搖。
7 我的拯救,我的榮耀,都在乎神;我力量的磐石,我的避難所,都在乎神。
8 你們眾民當時時倚靠他,在他面前傾心吐意,神是我們的避難所。(細拉)

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Daily Scripture - Apr 1

Psalm 32:6-11
(Memorization Scripture 7-9)
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!

詩篇 32:6-11
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!