Sunday, December 5, 2021

Praising Scripture - Dec 5

Paising Month Introduction...

Praising Day 5 Psalm 69:30-36 Praise God’s Name
(Memorization Scripture: vv. 30-31, 34-36)

30 I will praise the name of God with a song,
And will magnify Him with thanksgiving.
31 This also shall please the Lord better than an ox or bull,
Which has horns and hooves.

32 The humble shall see this and be glad;
And you who seek God, your hearts shall live.
33 For the Lord hears the poor,
And does not despise His prisoners.
34 Let heaven and earth praise Him,
The seas and everything that moves in them.
35 For God will save Zion
And build the cities of Judah,
That they may dwell there and possess it.
36 Also, the descendants of His servants shall inherit it,
And those who love His name shall dwell in it.

[Sharing] This psalm is one of the most quoted in the New Testament. This lament starts with David pressing for God's grace and deliverance in suffering and persecution. Like many prayer psalms, David knew by faith that his prayer had been heard by God, and thus he gave "a praise offering" to God with gratitude saying, "I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify Him with thanksgiving. This also shall please the Lord more than an ox or bull, which has horns and hooves". The poet not only praised the Lord himself, but also appealed to all the humble, those seeking God, the poor, and the prisoners to come to praise the Lord. Including all creations and all the earth, all shall praise the Lord, for He will keep all who love His name to dwell in Zion and Judah for generations. Amen! May all of us have the same spiritual knowledge and worship experience in this year of difficult circumstances.

Here we can see that when the poet dedicated his "praises as an offering" to God. He is delighted and is better than any purchased gift. We also see that praising the name of God will help us face our difficulties, for His name is above all names. Therefore, we learn to praise the name of the Almighty God by faith while we face hardships so that we experience God managing all circumstances for us and leading us to victory through Him. Just like David did!


Praising_Days 5 詩篇69:30-36 讚美 神的名 Praise God’s Name
(背誦30-31, 34-36節)

30 我要以詩歌讚美 神的名,
31 這便叫耶和華喜悅,

32 謙卑的人看見了,就喜樂。
尋求 神的人,願你們的心甦醒。
33 因為耶和華聽了窮乏人,不藐視被囚的人。

34 願天和地,洋海和其中一切的動物,都讚美祂。
35 因為 神要拯救錫安,建造猶大的城邑,
36 祂僕人的後裔要承受為業,

本詩是新約裡被引述最多的詩篇之一。本哀歌始於大衛在苦難、逼迫中,迫切呼求 神施恩、拯救。就像許多的祈禱詩,大衛在信心裡知道他的禱告已蒙 神垂聽,便以感恩的心向 神獻上讚美的祭,說「我要以詩歌讚美 神的名,以感謝稱祂為大。這便叫耶和華喜悅,勝似獻牛,或是獻有角有蹄的公牛。」詩人不僅自己讚美 神,更呼籲所有謙卑的人、尋求 神的人、窮乏人、被囚的人都一同起來讚美耶和華,包括一切受造之物、以及全地都要來讚美 神,因為祂必保守一切愛祂名的人,世世代代都能住在錫安和猶大的城邑。阿門!相信在當下特別的環境中,我們也都會有這樣的看見和讚美的經歷。
在這裡我們看到當詩人誠摯地以 “讚美為祭” 獻給 神時,這是 神所喜悅的,而且勝過獻上一切昂貴的祭物;我們也看到讚美耶和華的名,可以使我們超越一切的困境,因為祂的名超乎萬名之上。所以,我們在各樣的艱難中要學習憑信讚美 神全能的名,使我們可以像大衛一樣,經歷 神為我們管理環境,並帶領我們靠主得勝,將哀歌變為讚歌。

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