Thursday, November 4, 2021

Thanksgiving Scripture - Nov 4

Thanksgiving Month Introduction...

Day 4 Psalm 8:1-9 Being thankful since God is mindful of us
(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, 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). Therefore, let’s praise the Lord for His precocious salvation upon us through our faith and thank Him for making Jesus Christ reign over our lives and having restored His glorious plan of mission for us since His creation.


Day 4 詩篇8:1-9 因著 神是顧念我們的 神而感恩
1 耶和華-我們的主啊,袮的名在全地何其美!
2 袮因敵人的緣故,從嬰孩和吃奶的口中,
3 我觀看袮指頭所造的天,並袮所陳設的月亮星宿,
4 便說:人算甚麼,袮竟顧念祂!世人算甚麼,袮竟眷顧他!

5 袮叫他比天使微小一點,並賜他榮耀、尊貴為冠冕。
6-8 袮派他管理袮手所造的,
9 耶和華-我們的主啊, 袮的名在全地何其美!

【心得分享】詩人觀看 神所創造的天,不僅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。而末後的亞當,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)。為此,讓我們寶貝這因信就能從祂蒙受的救恩,也更感謝耶穌基督在我們生命中作王,恢復 神起初就賦予我們的榮耀使命。

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