Monday, December 13, 2021

Praising Scripture - Dec 13

Paising Month Introduction...

Praising Day 13 Psalm 40:6-11 Praise for God’s Will
To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.
(Memorization Scripture: vv. 6-8)

6 Sacrifice and offering You did not desire;
My ears You have opened.
Burnt offering and sin offering You did not require.
7 Then I said, “Behold, I come;
In the scroll of the book it is written of me.
8 I delight to do Your will, O my God,
And Your law is within my heart.”

9 I have proclaimed the good news of righteousness
In the great assembly;
Indeed, I do not restrain my lips,
O Lord, You Yourself know.
10 I have not hidden Your righteousness within my heart;
I have declared Your faithfulness and Your salvation;
I have not concealed Your lovingkindness and Your truth
From the great assembly.
11 Do not withhold Your tender mercies from me, O Lord;
Let Your lovingkindness and Your truth continually preserve me.

[Sharing] The larger context of our psalm today is a prayer for help when trouble abounds. David begins by praising God for His past mercies before another appeal to the gracious Lord for deliverance. Sandwiched fittingly between these is this testament to the king’s faithfulness to God’s will. That’s really the heart of the matter here - true praise includes true obedience to the Lord. David knows God mandated animal sacrifices but if they were offered without genuine repentance and faith, God did not want them because that would not be true worship. The great praise here is both that the psalmist delights and does God’s will and God has chosen to reveal His will to David and put it within his heart.

Praise You, dear God who has opened our ears!

Let us all praise our Lord who has graciously revealed His will to us and wonderfully moves our hearts to delight in His ways, even writing His law within our hearts!
Praise You dear Jesus for Your righteousness, faithfulness and your salvation!
Let us all praise Christ for His lovingkindness, His truth, and His tender mercies!
Let us offer such praise even when trouble abounds.
Let us offer this praise in the great assemblies where all can hear and join in.


Praising_Days 13 詩篇40:6-11 讚美 神的旨意
大衛的詩,交予伶長。 (背誦6-8節)

6 祭物和禮物,祢不喜悅,祢已經開通我的耳朵。
7 那時我說:「看哪,我來了,我的事在經卷上已經記載了。
8 我的 神啊,我樂意照祢的旨意行,祢的律法在我心裡。」

9 我在大會中宣傳公義的佳音,我必不止住我的嘴唇,
10 我未曾把祢的公義藏在心裡,我已陳明祢的信實和祢的救恩,
11 耶和華啊,求祢不要向我止住祢的慈悲。

今天這篇詩篇主要的背景是在困難中向 神求助的禱告。在呼籲賜恩的 神再一次解救他之前,大衛先因著 神以前向他所施的憐憫而發出讚美。而在這兩者中間,又恰如其分地插入了王信實地遵行 神旨意的見證。這正是大衛在此所要表達的真正核心:真實的讚美包含我們對 神真實的順服。大衛明白 神雖然定規百姓獻上祭牲,但若真實的悔改和信心沒有同祭牲一起獻上, 神就不會悅納。因為,沒有真實的悔改和信心,就算不上是真實的敬拜。大衛的讚美不僅表達了他喜悅 神的旨意,並遵照 神的旨意而行;也見證了 神願意將祂的旨意向大衛顯明,並將祂的律法放在大衛心裡。
讓我們一起來讚美基督!為著祂的慈愛,祂的真理,祂溫柔的憐憫!即使在困窘中,讓我們仍然向 神獻上這樣的讚美!讓我們在大會中不住聲地讚美 神,直到所有的受造都聽見與我們一起讚美!

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