Monday, November 22, 2021

Thanksgiving Scripture - Nov 22

Thanksgiving Month Introduction...

Day 22 Psalm 28:1-2, 6-9 Give thanks to God for listening to our prayer
(Memorization Scripture: vv. 7-9)

Rejoicing in Answered Prayer
A Psalm of David.
1 To You I will cry, O Lord my Rock:
Do not be silent to me,
Lest, if You are silent to me,
I become like those who go down to the pit.
2 Hear the voice of my supplications
When I cry to You,
When I lift up my hands toward Your holy sanctuary.

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 their strength,
And He is the saving refuge of His anointed.
9 Save Your people,
And bless Your inheritance;
Shepherd them also,
And bear them up forever.

[Sharing] Sharing: In this psalm, we find that David is a man of prayer. He raises his hands to the Lord and cries, "O Lord my Rock"! He asks the Lord to not be silent, lest he become like those who go down to the pit and lose all hope. But when David recalls how God had heard his prayers and delivered him, he cannot help but sing with joy, "The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped". David then goes on to pray for God's people, for he knows that God is not only his strength, but also the strength of His people. Praise the Lord! He is forever the God of salvation and blessing, the God who shepherds and upholds.

David reminds us that God is our rock and our shield. If we follow his lead by praying to God in faith, I believe we too will experience answered prayers and will testify to how He personally became our strength and help. Praise the Lord, He is a God who listens to prayers so that through our prayers we too can experience His salvation, blessings, shepherding, and faithful support!


Day 22 詩篇 28:1-2, 6-9 因著 神垂聽我們的禱告而感謝祂
1 耶和華啊,我要求告袮!
2 我呼求袮,向袮至聖所舉手的時候,

6 耶和華是應當稱頌的,
7 耶和華是我的力量,是我的盾牌;
8 耶和華是祂百姓的力量,
9 求袮拯救袮的百姓,賜福給袮的產業,

【心得分享】在這篇禱告詩中,我們看到大衛是一個禱告人,他向 神舉手呼求說「我的磐石啊!」不要緘默,不要閉口,否則他就會像將死的人一樣,失去了盼望。但是當大衛一想起過去 神是如何聽了他的禱告,施行了拯救,他就忍不住歡呼歌頌 神說:「耶和華是我的力量,是我的盾牌;我心裡倚靠祂就得幫助。」大衛進而為 神的百姓代禱,因為他知道 神不僅是他個人的力量,也是 神百姓的力量。感謝 神!祂永遠是那位拯救的 神、賜福的 神、牧養的 神,扶持的 神!
大衛在這裡特別提醒我們, “神是我們的磐石和盾牌”,如果我們也能像大衛一樣憑信向 神祈求,相信我們也能經歷 神垂聽我們的禱告,並且也可以見證祂親自成為我們的力量和幫助。感謝 神,祂是聽禱告的 神,使我們也能藉著禱告經歷祂的拯救、賜福、牧養和扶持!

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