Sunday, February 8, 2015

OT DAY 154 - Be Content with What You Have (請按此處收聼廣東話 )

On Feb. 18 Ash Wednesday(first day of Lent), I am going to put my newly revised 40 days Break.Build blog and podcast to this blog and podcast for 40 days. This is to encourage you to find one to two friends to be their discipler to walk with them for 40 days having daily devotion. Hopefully they can establish a lifestyle to have a daily intimate personal relationship with Jesus from then on. There will be a blog written in Chinese that I have never tried before. Please pray for this 40 days Break.Build and be willing to be raised up by our Lord Jesus Christ to be one of the disciplers to lead people to Him daily.

Let us praise the Lord:

Come and hear, all you who fear God,
    and I will tell what he has done for my soul.
17 I cried to him with my mouth,
    and high praise was on my tongue.
                                             Psalm 66:16-17
Today's Reading: Exodus 20:17

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Bible Study

      The tenth Commandment warns against covetousness. There are times in our lives that we think that the things other people have are better than us and we so want to get their things. This kind of human weaknesses starts one to two years of age. Babies and young children are fighting against each others because they want to get other children's toys. And, when we grow up, we want to have other people's house, car, or even spouse. 

Let's take a look at what Professor John Goldingay says (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Goldingay) :
    
       They are to look to the inner attitude that lies behind many of those outward acts.  Their neighbour's wife may be better at managing the household; his servants ay be more hardworking; his animals may be sturdier.  You could do your job much better if you had them. Be content with and do your best with what you have, says the command.  Trust that things will be okay.     

John Goldingay. Exodus & Leviticus for Everyone. Louisville,KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2010, p.81-82.




       Do you have this kind of problem that leads you to chase everything you don't have and envying everything other people have?   

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 Felix Mendelssohn's On Wings of Song played by one of the greatest violinist Isaac Stern:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Yj3RSxZmBQ

Spiritual Journal

    The title I heard from Jesus today is: Be content with what you have

    What I receive from Jesus today is the secret to live a joyful and contenting life. Jesus reminds me of two passages today:

1. John 10:10:

Jesus says, "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly."

2. Psalm 23: 1
    The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.

    The Ten Commandments is to put us in a right relationship with God that He is our God. In Him, we shall not want or covet anything and we can life a life loving God and His people.

    Away from Him, we will never be content and will live a life of discontent always coveting other people's belonging.

    Who do you choose, Joshua says:

But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.    Joshua 24:15  


   
Dear Lord Jesus,
Help us to live out the Ten Commandments that we have you as our Shepherd daily to love you and your people. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.


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