Friday, November 5, 2021

Thanksgiving Scripture - Nov 5

Thanksgiving Month Introduction...

Day 5 Psalm 65:5, 9-13 Being thankful for God's abundant provision
(Memorization Scripture: vv. 11-13)
5 By awesome deeds in righteousness You will answer us,
O God of our salvation,
You who are the confidence of all the ends of the earth,
And of the far-off seas;
9 You visit the earth and water it,
You greatly enrich it;
The river of God is full of water;
You provide their grain,
For so You have prepared it.
10 You water its ridges abundantly,
You settle its furrows;
You make it soft with showers,
You bless its growth.
11 You crown the year with Your goodness,
And Your paths drip with abundance.
12 They drop on the pastures of the wilderness,
And the little hills rejoice on every side.
13 The pastures are clothed with flocks;
The valleys also are covered with grain;
They shout for joy, they also sing.

[Sharing] Although David’s life is filled with countless persecutions and oppressions, at the same time, he profoundly experienced God’s salvation, preservation and provision. That’s why he can praise God with a heart full of gratitude and say: God our Savior, you are the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas (v. 5)! Looking at nature created by God, the psalmist then vividly portrays God's grace and writes: ``You crown the year with your bounty, and your carts overflow with abundance (v. 11).” Going through the pandemic and social unrest since last year, shall we not praise Him more and more for His protection and provision, pursuing our real satisfaction through gaining Christ? When we think of God’s abundant grace on us day in and day out, year after year, we cannot help but accept the invitation of the psalmist - to thank the great God and His abundant supply and blessings together with the rivers, paths, wilderness, meadows, hills, and flocks.


Day 5 詩篇65:5,9-13 因著 神是豐盛供應我們的 神而感恩
5 拯救我們的 神啊,袮必以威嚴秉公義應允我們;

9 袮眷顧地,降下透雨,使地大得肥美。
10 袮澆透地的溝,潤平脊,降甘霖,使地軟和;
11 袮以恩典為年歲的冠冕;
12 滴在曠野的草場上。
13 草場以羊群為衣;

【心得分享】 大衛的一生充滿了無數的逼迫患難。同時,他也非常深刻地經歷了 神親自的拯救、保守和供應。所以,他以感恩的心讚美 神:「袮本是一切地極和海上遠處的人所倚靠的。」(v5) 接著,詩人環顧 神所創造的大自然,以及 神所賜予的雨水、五穀、牲畜...,便生動地描繪出 神的恩典:「袮以恩典為年歲的冠冕;袮的路徑都滴下脂油。」(v11) 親愛的弟兄姐妹,經歷了過去兩年來特別的環境與挑戰,我們是否更要感謝祂的保守與供應,都更寶貝祂、並以得著基督為我們真正的滿足?想到 神的恩典在我們身上,日復一日、年復一年,你我是否也忍不住要接受詩人的邀請 —— 與江河、路徑、曠野、草場、小山、羊群等一同來稱謝 神和祂豐盛的供應與眷顧?

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