Wednesday, September 2, 2015

OT 第 308天 - 為何約書亞要派探子?為何祇二個,不是再十二個? (請按此處收聼廣東話 )

你可到我新的"破. 立 40 日靈修"Blog/Podcast 去做一個栽培師, 幫助一至二位的親友作四十天的"破. 立"靈修, 這正是主耶穌吩咐我有"破。立"的真正原因。你願意嗎?
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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

他 們 在 曠 野 荒 地 漂 流 , 尋 不 見 可 住 的 城 邑 ,
 又 飢 又 渴 , 心 裡 發 昏 。
 於 是 , 他 們 在 苦 難 中 哀 求 耶 和 華 ; 他 從 他 們 的 禍 患 中 搭 救 他 們 ,
        詩篇 107:4-6
                
認罪悔改  
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,
        求主幫助, 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 (約書亞記 2: 1-3)


當 下 , 嫩 的 兒 子 約 書 亞 從 什 亭 暗 暗 打 發 兩 個 人 作 探 子 , 吩 咐 說 : 你 們 去 窺 探 那 地 和 耶 利 哥 。 於 是 二 人 去 了 , 來 到 一 個 妓 女 名 叫 喇 合 的 家 裡 , 就 在 那 裡 躺 臥 。
有 人 告 訴 耶 利 哥 王 說 : 今 夜 有 以 色 列 人 來 到 這 裡 窺 探 此 地 。
耶 利 哥 王 打 發 人 去 見 喇 合 說 : 那 來 到 你 這 裡 、 進 了 你 家 的 人 要 交 出 來 , 因 為 他 們 來 窺 探 全 地 。
                       約書亞記 2: 1-3

現在讓你有一段安靜的時間, 給聖靈一個空間, 讓主耶穌可能以藉着你剛才讀過的經文, 對你說話:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmax47l2hLU

我的聆聽
      The past few days we read how God confirmed to Joshua that He is going to be with him and the Israelites, so that they have faith to cross the river entering into the Promised Land. And God said many times. Yes, many times through all kinds of methods.

      Then yesterday we read Joshua got enough confirmations, had strength and courage to do it. Suddenly, Joshua ordered two spies to check the city of Jericho out. Why? He lost faith? God commanded Moses to send twelve spies forty years ago. This time, God did not ask Joshua to do that, why? And, why two, not twelve again? 

讓我們聽聽 John Goldingay 教授的教導: 
     What on earth does Joshua think he is doing? Why does he need a couple of spies to check things out in Jericho? It isn't as if his army is going to attack it. All Israel is going to do is undertake a religious procession, blow their horns, and watch the city's walls fall down. It is going to be rather like the Reed Sea event. So why the reconnoiter? The question is given added point by the contrast with the previous ill-fated spy story in Numbers 13-14. There, it was God who commissioned the expedition, not Moses, though God's reasons for doing so are not clear, and one wonders whether it is a kind of test; certainly this is how it turned out. Further, Moses himself later speaks of the venture as the people's idea (Deuteronomy 1:22). So Joshua's initiative raises questions.  

John Goldingay. Joshua, Judges and Ruth for Everyone. Louisville,KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2011, p.12.



     We always talk about our faith should like the two spies with names, Caleb and Joshua, not like the ten with no names. What we have been reading since Exodus to here in Joshua is a faith journey. We have to acknowledge that we do not have faith. It is God who gives us lots of tests to increase our faith.

     To send out two spies in this context can be the request of the people because they still lack faith. Or, could be Joshua because he still needs one more confirmation. Anyway, it is good that he sent out two spies and not twelve spies. May be he had a talk with Caleb and both of them said, "Well, just you and me is enough, right?" So, two rather than twelve because they learned a hard lesson.

     It's OK if you want to have more confirmations for you to cross the river God commands you to cross. It's OK because you are a human. But, when can you be sure that you have got all confirmations you need and have the strength and courage to cross the river to enter into God's prepared Promised Land? That's the question from Jesus to you today! 

親愛的主耶穌,
Help us to acknowledge that we are just human beings and we lack faith. Give us signs and confirmations so that we can be strong and courageous to enter into your Promised Land.  奉主耶穌基督名求, 阿們。

省察問題


1. Are you waiting for some more confirmations to do the thing God is calling you to do? Do you think God has given you enough confirmations, it is you lacking faith?

2. What have you got from Jesus today?


親父時刻今日讀經表(我在今天大聲讀出的話經文)
詩篇 97:7-12
傳道書 1:1 - 3:22
哥林多後書 6:1-13
箴言 22:15

今天用"親父時刻"讀經表抄寫之經文 











                                             


感恩讚美
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