Sunday, January 31, 2016

OT 第 434天 - 神如何拒絕掃羅作王 (請按此處收聼廣東話 )

安靜
1.  停下來. 靜一靜
2.  等候主. 深呼吸經歷主之平安, 感受主的臨在, 呼出你的憂慮

讚美及感恩
1.  思想最近使你開心歡笑的時刻
2.  為那些時刻及有關的人感恩
3.  敞開心懷讚美主

      你 們 要 讚 美 耶 和 華 ! 向 耶 和 華 唱 新 歌 , 在 聖 民 的 會 中 讚 美 他 !
            詩篇 149:1
                        
認罪悔改  (Subjective Shifting Devotion Method 轉位靈修法 http://bishopsilas.blogspot.ca/2009/08/count-down-5-subject-shifting-devotion.html)

1.  求聖靈在你生命中工作
      "親愛的聖靈, 求你光照我心靈的深處, 使我看見我的罪, 我和主耶穌的阻隔, 
        求你幫助, 奉主耶穌基督名求。阿們。"

2. 透過聖靈的工作, 安靜一刻, 省察自己, 之後祈禱:
     「親愛的主耶穌,感謝你為我的罪釘死在十字架上,我願意在你面前承認我的罪(凡聖靈光照到的,請逐一說出),求你用你的寶血赦免我的罪,我願意打開心門讓你作我的救主,求你救贖我,我願意一生跟隨你讓你作我生命的主,求你帶領我。聖靈,求你充滿我,使我得著恩賜及力量去事奉主、見證主。奉主耶穌基督名求,阿們。」


聆聽主話 (撒母耳記上 13:1-22)


    掃 羅 照 著 撒 母 耳 所 定 的 日 期 等 了 七 日 。 撒 母 耳 還 沒 有 來 到 吉 甲 , 百 姓 也 離 開 掃 羅 散 去 了 。
掃 羅 說 : 把 燔 祭 和 平 安 祭 帶 到 我 這 裡 來 。 掃 羅 就 獻 上 燔 祭 。
10 剛 獻 完 燔 祭 , 撒 母 耳 就 到 了 。 掃 羅 出 去 迎 接 他 , 要 問 他 好 。
11 撒 母 耳 說 : 你 做 的 是 甚 麼 事 呢 ? 掃 羅 說 : 因 為 我 見 百 姓 離 開 我 散 去 , 你 也 不 照 所 定 的 日 期 來 到 , 而 且 非 利 士 人 聚 集 在 密 抹 。
12 所 以 我 心 裡 說 : 恐 怕 我 沒 有 禱 告 耶 和 華 。 非 利 士 人 下 到 吉 甲 攻 擊 我 , 我 就 勉 強 獻 上 燔 祭 。
13 撒 母 耳 對 掃 羅 說 : 你 做 了 糊 塗 事 了 , 沒 有 遵 守 耶 和 華 ─ 你 神 所 吩 咐 你 的 命 令 。 若 遵 守 , 耶 和 華 必 在 以 色 列 中 堅 立 你 的 王 位 , 直 到 永 遠 。
14 現 在 你 的 王 位 必 不 長 久 。 耶 和 華 已 經 尋 著 一 個 合 他 心 意 的 人 , 立 他 作 百 姓 的 君 , 因 為 你 沒 有 遵 守 耶 和 華 所 吩 咐 你 的 。
                           撒母耳記上 13:8-14    
現在讓你有一段安靜的時間, 給聖靈一個空間, 讓主耶穌可以藉着你剛才讀過的經文, 對你說話:


我的聆聽

          This is one of the most strange passages in the Bible. Just one chapter before Saul was enthroned as king, confirmed by God through Samuel. Then, today's chapter God rejected Saul as king and told him that he was going to fail soon because God was no more with him. 


讓我們聽聽 John Goldingay 教授的教導: 
           Here we move almost straight from Saul's confirmation as king to his rejection as king, and as there is more than one account of his becoming king, there is more than one account of his rejection as king. The thing that really matters about Saul is that he was David's predecessor, so a focus of the account of Saul is how he lost his position as king, and the first announcement of his rejection comes right at the beginning of the account of his reign.  
          
John Goldingay. 1 and 2 Samuel for Everyone. Louisville,KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2011, p.66.

     
         Who's fault is that? Saul, Samuel or … God does no mistake. And so as God's servant Samuel. It is Saul to take the role of a priest and prophet to offer sacrifice. Just like how Uzziah king of Judah did the same thing to take the role of a priest(2 Chronicles 26). God punished him right away that he had leprosy and then died.

          May be you think that God always give people chances, second chance, third chance, fourth chance and forever chance. No, God has a bottom line. And, we never know His bottom line. That's why the whole Old Testament is to teach people to fear God. When we fear God just like we fear a decisive and stern general, then we have a better chance to win the war with that total obedience.

          Do you want God to give you confirmation to do His Kingdom work? Or, would your work being rejected by God?  


親愛的主耶穌,
   Help us to listen and obey to your command so that we can receive your confirmation and not rejection.  奉主耶穌基督名求, 阿們。

      省察問題
    1. Have you got God's confirmation or rejection lately?

2. How can you avoid yourself to do the similar thing as Saul and King Uzziah to take the role not belongs to you messing up God's plan?

    3. What have you got from Jesus today?

    今天用"親父時刻"讀經表抄寫之經文 






     "親父時刻"今日讀經表 

Photo of today 7:30a.m. Copying Bible to pray and 8a.m. Prayer Meeting





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OT DAY 434 - How God Rejected Saul as King (Please click here for English podcast)

Silence

1.   Put on your “brakes” and stop for a moment of silence
2.   Wait for God. Breathe deep for God's peace and feel His presence. Exhale your worries.

Praise and Thanksgiving

1.   Think through your day, all the times that made you smile
2.   Thank God for all those moments, and for all those people
3.   Open your heart to praise the Lord

         Praise the Lord!
          Sing to the Lord a new song,
             his praise in the assembly of the godly!
           
                    Psalm 149:1

Confession and Repentance (Subjective Shifting Devotion Method http://bishopsilas.blogspot.ca/2009/08/count-down-5-subject-shifting-devotion.html)

1.  Pray for the Holy Spirit to work in you:

     “Dear Holy Spirit, shine your light into the places of darkness in my life. Show me my sins, everything that blocks me from encountering God. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.”

2.  Through the Holy Spirit, examine yourself for a short silence and then pray:

     "Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for dying on the cross for our sins and being victorious over death and sin. I confess my sin to you(pause, to tell Jesus what the Holy Spirit has shown you). Forgive my sins by your blood and help me follow you. Holy Spirit, fill me that I may be able to receive your gift to love God and His people. In Jesus Name I pray, Amen."

The Word (1 Samuel 13:1-22)


       
       He waited seven days, the time appointed by Samuel. But Samuel did not come to Gilgal, and the people were scattering from him. So Saul said, “Bring the burnt offering here to me, and the peace offerings.” And he offered the burnt offering. 10 As soon as he had finished offering the burnt offering, behold, Samuel came. And Saul went out to meet him and greet him. 11 Samuel said, “What have you done?” And Saul said, “When I saw that the people were scattering from me, and that you did not come within the days appointed, and that the Philistines had mustered at Michmash, 12 I said, ‘Now the Philistines will come down against me at Gilgal, and I have not sought the favor of the Lord.’ So I forced myself, and offered the burnt offering.” 13 And Samuel said to Saul, “You have done foolishly. You have not kept the command of the Lord your God, with which he commanded you. For then the Lord would have established your kingdom over Israel forever. 14 But now your kingdom shall not continue. The Lord has sought out a man after his own heart, and the Lord has commanded him to be prince over his people, because you have not kept what the Lord commanded you.” 
                                                                 1   Samuel 13: 8-14


Let's have a time to be still and give the Holy Spirit space to speak through the passage we have just read. Offer this time up to Jesus as you listen to him, while listening to "Gabriel's Oboe"

My Listening

          This is one of the most strange passages in the Bible. Just one chapter before Saul was enthroned as king, confirmed by God through Samuel. Then, today's chapter God rejected Saul as king and told him that he was going to fail soon because God was no more with him. 

Let's see how Professor John Goldingay tells us: 
    
           Here we move almost straight from Saul's confirmation as king to his rejection as king, and as there is more than one account of his becoming king, there is more than one account of his rejection as king. The thing that really matters about Saul is that he was David's predecessor, so a focus of the account of Saul is how he lost his position as king, and the first announcement of his rejection comes right at the beginning of the account of his reign.  
          
John Goldingay. 1 and 2 Samuel for Everyone. Louisville,KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2011, p.66.




         Who's fault is that? Saul, Samuel or … God does no mistake. And so as God's servant Samuel. It is Saul to take the role of a priest and prophet to offer sacrifice. Just like how Uzziah king of Judah did the same thing to take the role of a priest(2 Chronicles 26). God punished him right away that he had leprosy and then died.

          May be you think that God always give people chances, second chance, third chance, fourth chance and forever chance. No, God has a bottom line. And, we never know His bottom line. That's why the whole Old Testament is to teach people to fear God. When we fear God just like we fear a decisive and stern general, then we have a better chance to win the war with that total obedience.

          Do you want God to give you confirmation to do His Kingdom work? Or, would your work being rejected by God?  

Dear Lord Jesus, 
    Help us to listen and obey to your command so that we can receive your confirmation and not rejection.  In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

Reflect on these questions:
    1. Have you got God's confirmation or rejection lately?

2. How can you avoid yourself to do the similar thing as Saul and King Uzziah to take the role not belongs to you messing up God's plan?

    3. What have you got from Jesus today?


Today's Time with Abba daily reading:




Photos of my copying the Bible today using Time with Abba passages 






Photo of today 7:30a.m. Copying Bible to pray and 8a.m. Prayer Meeting






Elise To after a healing process of seven years resume to be our organist this morning. Praise the Lord!






Praise and Thanksgiving

Let's give thanks for God with us. Let us praise Him:

10,000 Reasons

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