1/9 “The Promise of God’s Blessing for His Beloved Children through Jesus Christ 神藉着耶稣基督给蒙祂所爱儿女之祝福的应许”（Read阅读Psalm 诗篇 132:10-18）
… One of your own descendants I will place on your throne. If your sons keep my covenant and the statutes I teach them, then their sons shall sit on your throne for ever and ever. 我要从你的后裔中，立一位坐在你的王位上。如果你的子孙谨守我的约，和我教训他们的法度，他们的子孙也必永远坐在你的王位上。… This (Zion) is my resting place for ever and ever; here I will sit enthroned, for I have desired it. I will bless her with abundant provisions; her poor I will satisfy with food. I will clothe her priests with salvation, and her faithful people shall ever sing for joy. Here I will make a horn grow for David and set up a lamp for my anointed one. I will clothe his enemies with shame, but his head shall be adorned with a radiant crown. 这（锡安）是我永远安息的居所；我要住在这里，因为我定意这样作。我要赐给锡安丰盛的粮食，我要使城中的穷人饱足。我要使祭司都披上救恩，使圣民都大大欢呼。我要在那里使大卫的角长起来，我要为我的受膏者安排明灯。我要使他的仇敌都披上羞辱，但他的冠冕必在他头上发光。（Psalm 诗篇 132:11-12, 14-18）
The psalmist asked that God’s favour would never be taken from David’s descendants, especially God’s Messiah (Jesus Christ), the Anointed Son of David. The tabernacle, the temple, the altar and the ark would never rest in another place than God’s chosen Jerusalem (Zion). God promised to have a special material blessing on Jerusalem and Israel, especially as part of the blessings for obedience connected to the Mosaic Covenant. When those who serve as God’s representatives are clothed with both righteousness and salvation, God’s people shall shout aloud for joy. Jerusalem would be the place where the strength/horn promised to David and his descendants would grow and God would prepare a lamp for His Messiah whose reign will prosper and last forever. 诗人祈求神的恩惠永不会从大卫的子孙，特别是大卫的受膏之子：神的尼赛亚（耶稣基督）中被夺去。除了神拣选的耶路撒冷（锡安），会幕、圣殿、祭坛和约柜永不会安置在别的地方。神应许给耶路撒冷和以色列一个特殊物质的祝福，特别是为着与摩西之约有关的听从，作为部分的祝福。当那些作为神的代表去服事的人都披上公义和救赎时，神的子民必要高声欢呼喜乐。那应许给大卫和他子孙的力量/角会长起来之地会是耶路撒冷，而神会为祂的尼赛亚预备明灯，祂的统治必昌盛，并持续到永远。
Prayer禱告: Oh Almighty Lord, praise you that you deliberately chose Zion to be the stage on which your drama of redemption was displayed. Your promises teach the great truth that you over-answer our desires, and put to shame the poverty of our petitions by the wealth of your gifts. You are able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think in loving obedience to your words. Thank you. 全能的主啊！赞美你，你特意拣选了锡安，作为上演你救赎之剧的舞台。你的众应许教导那伟大的真理，就是你应允超过于我们所渴望的，并以你恩赐礼物的富裕，令我们之祈求的贫乏显得羞愧。你能够在我们对你的话语爱的听从上，一切所想所求之上极其充足地成就，感谢你。Amen.