2022-11-30 “Let Testimonies of Rejoicing in God’s Word Become Our Heritage Forever”(Psalm 119:105-112)

Let Testimonies of Rejoicing in God’s Word Become Our Heritage Forever 讓在神話語上得喜樂的見証,成為我們永遠的産業“(Psalm詩篇119:105-112)

Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. … I have suffered much; preserve my life, Lord, according to your word. Accept, Lord, the willing praise of my mouth, and teach me your laws. Though I constantly take my life in my hands, I will not forget your law. … Your statutes are my heritage for ever; they are the joy of my heart. My heart is set on keeping your decrees to the very end.

你的话是我脚前的灯,是我路上的光。… 我受苦极重;耶和华啊!求你照着你的应许使我存活。耶和华啊!求你悦纳我口中的甘心祭,又把你的典章教导我。我的性命常在危险中,我却没有忘记你的律法。… 我以你的法度为我永远的产业;因为它们是我心中的喜乐。我专心遵行你的律例,永不改变,遵行到底。

Like the psalmist, we as Christians ought to cry out to God for the lamp to their feet and the light to their path because we would feel that every step in life could be dangerous. Our determination to be obedient would come from a season of affliction, not comfort and ease. Offering our love and devotion to God as freewill offerings, we should look to His word for a reviving of life according to it. Even though our lives are often in danger coming from determined especially wicked enemies, our connection to God’s word must stay strong. We will rejoice in God’s word with a deep heart-felt joy and thus these testimonies become our heritage forever. We should never forsake God’s word – never stop reading, learning, meditating, and especially obeying it.

我們作為基督徒好像詩人一樣,必要呼求神賜予我們腳前的燈、路上的光,因為會感到在人生中的每一步可以是危險的。我們要聽從的決定會從受苦而不是安舒、輕鬆的日子而來。我們理應要獻上對神的愛和委身作為甘心的祭,指望祂的道帶來生命按照祂話語的複興。儘管我們的生命往往落入從立心特別是邪惡的對頭來的危險裡,我們與神話語的連結必要維持堅固。我們必帶著從心底感到的喜樂,在神的道上歡欣,因此,這些見証成為我們永遠的產業。我們應當永不掉棄神的話語 – 永不停止閱讀、學習、默想,並且特別是聽從它。

Prayer: Father God, it is indeed very easy for us to have a sinful confidence in our own judgment – to simply ‘follow my heart’. Thank you that your word, the Bible, can be understood and we do understand it even though not all parts of it are equally easy to understand. Thank you that you are the same God who lights and sustains us for one step able to do it for every step, to the very end of our life. Amen.

禱告: 父神啊,對我們來說,這確實非常容易在自己的判斷上,有著罪性的自信 – 只不過是「隨心所願」。感謝你的話語(聖經)是可以讓人明白的,而我們真的會理解明白,儘管它不是所有的各部分相等地容易明白的。感謝你是那光照和維護我們一步的神,也能夠為我們每一步同樣做得到,直至我們人生的終點。阿們。

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