Thursday, January 7, 2016

一天的靈修 014(以賽亞書58:1-12)

一天的靈修014

目標是什麼?如何開始?

2016年你要找到神了嗎?你去年的禱告耶和華神都有聽嗎?新年的一年就要開始了,你知道要如何迎接神的工作?也預備好要做祂的工了嗎?讓我們今天來看舊約的一段經文,一起認識神在意人的心,而勝於行為,以及祂的應許。
今天的進行方式如下:
1.              Prayer – 禱告:以禱告預備自己的心。
2.              Scripture – 經文:唸出(要出聲音)指定經文3次。
3.              Context – 情境:請大家就三個面向擇一來想考:
Ø  禱告(禁食)
Ø  內在的心與外在行為
Ø  自己與別人
4.              Meditation – 默想:這部份最重要!一整天都反面讀這段經文。

Prayer - 禱告

親愛的天父,讚美祢奇妙的降臨,我尋求祢如同等候日初的晨光,我歡迎祢的一切在我的生命中,求祢賜下智識,讓我可以明白如何親近祢阿們!

Scripture - 今日經文[1](以賽亞書58:1-12

Isaiah 58:1–12 (CUV) — 1 你要大聲喊叫,不可止息; 揚起聲來,好像吹角。 向我百姓說明他們的過犯; 向雅各家說明他們的罪惡。 2 他們天天尋求我, 樂意明白我的道, 好像行義的國民, 不離棄他們上帝的典章, 向我求問公義的判語, 喜悅親近上帝。 3 他們說:我們禁食,你為何不看見呢? 我們刻苦己心,你為何不理會呢? 看哪,你們禁食的日子仍求利益, 勒逼人為你們做苦工。 4 你們禁食,卻互相爭競, 以凶惡的拳頭打人。 你們今日禁食, 不得使你們的聲音聽聞於上。 5 這樣禁食豈是我所揀選、 使人刻苦己心的日子嗎? 豈是叫人垂頭像葦子, 用麻布和爐灰鋪在他以下嗎? 你這可稱為禁食、為耶和華所悅納的日子嗎? 6 我所揀選的禁食不是要鬆開凶惡的繩, 解下軛上的索, 使被欺壓的得自由, 折斷一切的軛嗎? 7 不是要把你的餅分給飢餓的人, 將飄流的窮人接到你家中, 見赤身的給他衣服遮體, 顧恤自己的骨肉而不掩藏嗎? 8 這樣,你的光就必發現如早晨的光; 你所得的醫治要速速發明。 你的公義必在你前面行; 耶和華的榮光必作你的後盾。 9 那時你求告,耶和華必應允; 你呼求,他必說:我在這裏。 你若從你中間除掉重軛 和指摘人的指頭,並發惡言的事, 10 你心若向飢餓的人發憐憫, 使困苦的人得滿足, 你的光就必在黑暗中發現; 你的幽暗必變如正午。 11 耶和華也必時常引導你, 在乾旱之地使你心滿意足, 骨頭強壯。 你必像澆灌的園子, 又像水流不絕的泉源。 12 那些出於你的人必修造久已荒廢之處; 你要建立拆毀累代的根基。 你必稱為補破口的, 和重修路徑與人居住的。
Isaiah 58:1–12 (NLT) — 1 “Shout with the voice of a trumpet blast. Shout aloud! Don’t be timid. Tell my people Israel of their sins! 2 Yet they act so pious! They come to the Temple every day and seem delighted to learn all about me. They act like a righteous nation that would never abandon the laws of its God. They ask me to take action on their behalf, pretending they want to be near me. 3 ‘We have fasted before you!’ they say. ‘Why aren’t you impressed? We have been very hard on ourselves, and you don’t even notice it!’ “I will tell you why!” I respond. “It’s because you are fasting to please yourselves. Even while you fast, you keep oppressing your workers. 4 What good is fasting when you keep on fighting and quarreling? This kind of fasting will never get you anywhere with me. 5 You humble yourselves by going through the motions of penance, bowing your heads like reeds bending in the wind. You dress in burlap and cover yourselves with ashes. Is this what you call fasting? Do you really think this will please the Lord? 6 “No, this is the kind of fasting I want: Free those who are wrongly imprisoned; lighten the burden of those who work for you. Let the oppressed go free, and remove the chains that bind people. 7 Share your food with the hungry, and give shelter to the homeless. Give clothes to those who need them, and do not hide from relatives who need your help. 8 “Then your salvation will come like the dawn, and your wounds will quickly heal. Your godliness will lead you forward, and the glory of the Lord will protect you from behind. 9 Then when you call, the Lord will answer. ‘Yes, I am here,’ he will quickly reply. “Remove the heavy yoke of oppression. Stop pointing your finger and spreading vicious rumors! 10 Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon. 11 The Lord will guide you continually, giving you water when you are dry and restoring your strength. You will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring. 12 Some of you will rebuild the deserted ruins of your cities. Then you will be known as a rebuilder of walls and a restorer of homes.

Context – 情境(依序來默想)

禱告(禁食)
(這段經文如何幫助你看見禱告(禁食)的精神?試著回想、列下祢每天的禱告內容,問問自己,如果你來當神,這是你會優先回應的禱告嗎?


內在的心與外在行為
我們有一種用外在的行為來證明我們內在的心的傾向,但是神等候的是由內在的心所發出的行為。你的心在哪兒呢?


自己與別人
(神對基督徒的要求很特別:先求神,然後自己被照顧[2];先付出,然後領受;先死,而後生[3]。在這段經文中,你看見了這三方關係(神、你、他人)的互動模式?

Meditation – 默想




[1] 每次都會列出二個語言的的翻譯聖經翻譯版本,和合本是華人教會最常用的,NLT則是1996年才翻譯完成,2013最後一次修訂,以簡單易懂為方向的英文譯本。
[2] 馬太福音6:31–33 (CUV) — 31 所以,不要憂慮說,吃甚麼?喝甚麼?穿甚麼?32 這都是外邦人所求的。你們需用的這一切東西,你們的天父是知道的。33 你們要先求他的國和他的義,這些東西都要加給你們了。
[3] Matthew 10:39 (CUV) — 39 得著生命的,將要失喪生命;為我失喪生命的,將要得著生命。」
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