May 21,2008

共同靈修禱讀 詩篇三十 (Jun 2 2008)

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活出美好

Part 7 Choose to Be Happy
Chapter 30 Happiness Is a Choice

Psa 30:1  (大衛在獻殿的時候,作這詩歌。)耶和華啊,我要尊崇你,因為你曾提拔我,不叫仇敵向我誇耀。
Psa 30:2  耶和華我的神啊,我曾呼求你,你醫治了我。
Psa 30:3  耶和華啊,你曾把我的靈魂從陰間救上來,使我存活,不至於下坑。
Psa 30:4  耶和華的聖民哪,你們要歌頌他,稱讚他可記念的聖名。
Psa 30:5  因為,他的怒氣不過是轉眼之間;他的恩典乃是一生之久。一宿雖然有哭泣,早晨便必歡呼。
Psa 30:6  至於我,我凡事平順便說:我永不動搖。
Psa 30:7  耶和華啊,你曾施恩,叫我的江山穩固;你掩了面,我就驚惶。
Psa 30:8  耶和華啊,我曾求告你;我向耶和華懇求,說:
Psa 30:9  我被害流血,下到坑中,有什麼益處呢?塵土豈能稱讚你,傳說你的誠實嗎?
Psa 30:10  耶和華啊,求你應允我,憐恤我!耶和華啊,求你幫助我!
Psa 30:11  你已將我的哀哭變為跳舞,將我的麻衣脫去,給我披上喜樂,
Psa 30:12  好叫我的靈(原文作榮耀)歌頌你,並不住聲。耶和華我的神啊,我要稱謝你,直到永遠!

Psalm 30

A psalm. A song. For the dedication of the temple. Of David. [a]
 1 I will exalt you, O LORD,
       for you lifted me out of the depths
       and did not let my enemies gloat over me.

 2 O LORD my God, I called to you for help
       and you healed me.

 3 O LORD, you brought me up from the grave [b] ;
       you spared me from going down into the pit.

 4 Sing to the LORD, you saints of his;
       praise his holy name.

 5 For his anger lasts only a moment,
       but his favor lasts a lifetime;
       weeping may remain for a night,
       but rejoicing comes in the morning.

 6 When I felt secure, I said,
       "I will never be shaken."

 7 O LORD, when you favored me,
       you made my mountain [c] stand firm;
       but when you hid your face,
       I was dismayed.

 8 To you, O LORD, I called;
       to the Lord I cried for mercy:

 9 "What gain is there in my destruction, [d]
       in my going down into the pit?
       Will the dust praise you?
       Will it proclaim your faithfulness?

 10 Hear, O LORD, and be merciful to me;
       O LORD, be my help."

 11 You turned my wailing into dancing;
       you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,

 12 that my heart may sing to you and not be silent.
       O LORD my God, I will give you thanks forever.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 30:1 Title: Or palace
  2. Psalm 30:3 Hebrew Sheol
  3. Psalm 30:7 Or hill country
  4. Psalm 30:9 Or there if I am silenced

 


大 衛不但自己讚美神(1〜3節),他也要神的百姓大家齊來讚美神(4〜5節)。其中一個讚美的理由是「他的怒氣不過是轉眼之間,他的恩典乃是一生之久」。神 的恩典與祂的怒氣相比較,是「一生」與「轉眼之間」極強烈的對比,神的怒氣只是至暫至輕的,祂的恩典遠遠超過祂的怒氣。



大衛必定經歷過神的怒氣,由6節可知,他曾因凡事順利而驕傲,以為自己可以穩如泰山了,怎知神向他掩面,以致困苦就來。的確,環境順利富足之時, 人最容易失敗,因人「得意」就容易「忘形」,「得恩」就容易「忘本」。「富足人的財物,是他的堅固城,在他心想,猶如高牆」(箴十八11),事實上唯有 「耶和華的名是堅固臺,義人奔入,便得安穩」(箴十八10)。



大衛幸而及時悔改,求主饒恕,結果神的怒氣就止住,恩典再臨。一宿的哭泣過去,早晨又歡呼在神面前。「哀哭」變為「跳舞」,「麻衣脫去」,「披上 喜樂」(10節)。神的怒氣可因人的悔改止住,怒氣不過是轉眼之間,神的恩典卻是永永遠遠。因此,我們要如詩人向神說:「我的靈歌頌你,並不住聲…我要稱 謝你,直到永遠」(11節)。

我的生活是積蓄神的怒氣或兌現神的恩典?我如何能常在神的恩典中呢?

親愛的主,我惹動你怒氣的時候,我願及時悔改,因我知道你向著你的兒女永遠有恩典。你的恩典夠我一生之用,我感謝你。

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