May 21,2008

共同靈修禱讀 詩篇三十一 (Jun 3 2008)

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活出美好 Chapter 31 Being a Person of Excellence and Integrity

Psa 31:1  (大衛的詩,交與伶長。)耶和華啊,我投靠你;求你使我永不羞愧;憑你的公義搭救我!
Psa 31:2  求你側耳而聽,快快救我!作我堅固的磐石,拯救我的保障!
Psa 31:3  因為你是我的巖石,我的山寨;所以,求你為你名的緣故引導我,指點我。
Psa 31:4  求你救我脫離人為我暗設的網羅,因為你是我的保障。
Psa 31:5  我將我的靈魂交在你手裡;耶和華誠實的神啊,你救贖了我。
Psa 31:6  我恨惡那信奉虛無之神的人;我卻倚靠耶和華。
Psa 31:7  我要為你的慈愛高興歡喜;因為你見過我的困苦,知道我心中的艱難。
Psa 31:8  你未曾把我交在仇敵手裡;你使我的腳站在寬闊之處。
Psa 31:9  耶和華啊,求你憐恤我,因為我在急難之中;我的眼睛因憂愁而乾癟,連我的身心也不安舒。
Psa 31:10  我的生命為愁苦所消耗;我的年歲為歎息所曠廢。我的力量因我的罪孽衰敗;我的骨頭也枯乾。
Psa 31:11  我因一切敵人成了羞辱,在我的鄰舍跟前更甚;那認識我的都懼怕我,在外頭看見我的都躲避我。
Psa 31:12  我被人忘記,如同死人,無人記念;我好像破碎的器皿。
Psa 31:13  我聽見了許多人的讒謗,四圍都是驚嚇;他們一同商議攻擊我的時候,就圖謀要害我的性命。
Psa 31:14  耶和華啊,我仍舊倚靠你;我說:你是我的神。
Psa 31:15  我終身的事在你手中;求你救我脫離仇敵的手和那些逼迫我的人。
Psa 31:16  求你使你的臉光照僕人,憑你的慈愛拯救我。
Psa 31:17  耶和華啊,求你叫我不至羞愧,因為我曾呼籲你;求你使惡人羞愧,使他們在陰間緘默無聲。
Psa 31:18  那撒謊的人逞驕傲輕慢,出狂妄的話攻擊義人;願他的嘴啞而無言。
Psa 31:19  敬畏你、投靠你的人,你為他們所積存的,在世人面前所施行的恩惠是何等大呢!
Psa 31:20  你必把他們藏在你面前的隱密處,免得遇見人的計謀;你必暗暗的保守他們在亭子裡,免受口舌的爭鬧。
Psa 31:21  耶和華是應當稱頌的,因為他在堅固城裡向我施展奇妙的慈愛。
Psa 31:22  至於我,我曾急促的說:我從你眼前被隔絕。然而,我呼求你的時候,你仍聽我懇求的聲音。
Psa 31:23  耶和華的聖民哪,你們都要愛他!耶和華保護誠實人,足足報應行事驕傲的人。
Psa 31:24  凡仰望耶和華的人,你們都要壯膽,堅固你們的心!

Psalm 31

For the director of music. A psalm of David.
 1 In you, O LORD, I have taken refuge;
       let me never be put to shame;
       deliver me in your righteousness.

 2 Turn your ear to me,
       come quickly to my rescue;
       be my rock of refuge,
       a strong fortress to save me.

 3 Since you are my rock and my fortress,
       for the sake of your name lead and guide me.

 4 Free me from the trap that is set for me,
       for you are my refuge.

 5 Into your hands I commit my spirit;
       redeem me, O LORD, the God of truth.

 6 I hate those who cling to worthless idols;
       I trust in the LORD.

 7 I will be glad and rejoice in your love,
       for you saw my affliction
       and knew the anguish of my soul.

 8 You have not handed me over to the enemy
       but have set my feet in a spacious place.

 9 Be merciful to me, O LORD, for I am in distress;
       my eyes grow weak with sorrow,
       my soul and my body with grief.

 10 My life is consumed by anguish
       and my years by groaning;
       my strength fails because of my affliction, [a]
       and my bones grow weak.

 11 Because of all my enemies,
       I am the utter contempt of my neighbors;
       I am a dread to my friends—
       those who see me on the street flee from me.

 12 I am forgotten by them as though I were dead;
       I have become like broken pottery.

 13 For I hear the slander of many;
       there is terror on every side;
       they conspire against me
       and plot to take my life.

 14 But I trust in you, O LORD;
       I say, "You are my God."

 15 My times are in your hands;
       deliver me from my enemies
       and from those who pursue me.

 16 Let your face shine on your servant;
       save me in your unfailing love.

 17 Let me not be put to shame, O LORD,
       for I have cried out to you;
       but let the wicked be put to shame
       and lie silent in the grave. [b]

 18 Let their lying lips be silenced,
       for with pride and contempt
       they speak arrogantly against the righteous.

 19 How great is your goodness,
       which you have stored up for those who fear you,
       which you bestow in the sight of men
       on those who take refuge in you.

 20 In the shelter of your presence you hide them
       from the intrigues of men;
       in your dwelling you keep them safe
       from accusing tongues.

 21 Praise be to the LORD,
       for he showed his wonderful love to me
       when I was in a besieged city.

 22 In my alarm I said,
       "I am cut off from your sight!"
       Yet you heard my cry for mercy
       when I called to you for help.

 23 Love the LORD, all his saints!
       The LORD preserves the faithful,
       but the proud he pays back in full.

 24 Be strong and take heart,
       all you who hope in the LORD.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 31:10 Or guilt
  2. Psalm 31:17 Hebrew Sheol

 


本篇是一首求告詩。1〜8節祈求神的保護,9〜12節為病而懇求,13〜18節祈求脫離惡人的手,最後的19〜24節是感恩的詩。19節,當大衛想到自己是投靠神的人,信心就堅固起來,原本滿天烏雲,頓時一掃而空,他稱頌神對敬畏祂、投靠祂的人所積存的恩惠是何等大。



讓我們注意「積存」二字,好像神為我們早已預備許多恩惠,積存在那,時候一到,就顯明出來。更具體說,有如在一個儲物櫃中,神已經放滿給我們的禮 物,神按著時候給我們。「積存」兩字何等寶貝,神為愛祂的人所預備的,是眼睛未曾看見,耳朵未曾聽見,人心未曾想到的(林前二9)。



神向投靠祂的人施行恩惠何等大(19節),施展慈愛何等奇妙(21節),神將他們「藏在…隱密處」(20節),神保守看顧,使敵人無計可施,雖毀 謗控告,都歸徒然。神是我們的堅固城,在祂面,無論甚麼仇敵詭計、爭鬧攻擊,都不能傷及祂的兒女,這堅固城是最安全的地方。大衛在環境中經歷仇敵所加的痛 苦,在內心卻可享受投靠神所得的恩惠。



大衛不但自己歌頌讚美神,他還要神的百姓都愛耶和華(23節),以回應神的恩惠與慈愛。我們愛神是應當的,「愛」是眾聖徒向神所欠永遠還不清的債,況且嘗過主恩滋味的人,怎能不愛祂呢?經歷過神的保護,又怎能不繼續仰望祂呢?

神為我所積存、所施行的恩惠有那些?我願意凡事投靠神嗎?

親愛的主,謝謝你為我所積存的恩惠,請你加添我信靠的心,使我藏在你的隱密處、堅固城,得享你的慈愛。

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