Wednesday, 2nd September 2020
Title: He Blesses His People with Peace
Author: Pastor Wallace Ong

Psalm 29: 10 – 11
10 The LORD sits enthroned over the flood;
the LORD sits enthroned as King forever.
11 May the LORD give strength to his people!
May the LORD bless his people with peace!

In Psalm 29: 10 –11, David reminds us that our God is all-powerful and He is eternally omnipotent. Our great God promises His people protection, help, mercy, joy, and peace. The Lord knows His people and His people MUST also acknowledge Him and His mighty power. He gives us not only strength in time of need, but also blesses His people with peace. The peace which we receive from Him is not the same as what the world offers us.

In John 14: 27, Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” This word ‘peace’ translated from the original Greek word ‘eiréné’ has a wide range of notions, among others includes totality, completeness, security, safety, prosperity, and fulfilment – the tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and content with its earthly lot, of whatsoever sort that is.

Jesus used this word to let his disciples understand that the peace they will receive is the kind of peace that exists through the risen Jesus. It is accompanied by the gift of the Spirit resulting in peace with God so that they could rest in quietness and trust in the safety and salvation through Christ and be content with earthy circumstances.

God’s Word promises us, the people of God, that He WILL bless us with peace. True lasting peace can only come from God, the eternal One – who gives peace to those who have surrendered all to Him.

Prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father,
We come to you today and declare, “Glory, Glory, Glory” You are Holy and the only true and living God. You are the Creator of all things and sovereign over all circumstances. You give us strength and bless us with peace. Help us, Lord, to live our lives in such a manner that it will become a good testimony for you to the world around us. When adverse circumstances in life make us want to give up, help us to continue on in Your strength and in Your peace. We pray in Jesus’ mighty name. Amen.

每日灵粮
星期三, 2020年9月2日
标题:上帝必赐平安的福给祂的百姓。
作者:王振威传道
翻译:陈健萍姐妹

【和合本】【诗29:10-11】
10 洪水泛滥之时,耶和华坐着为王;耶和华坐着为王,直到永远。
11 耶和华必赐力量给他的百姓,耶和华必赐平安的福给他的百姓。

【诗29:10-11】大卫提醒我们,我们的上帝是万能的,祂无所不能。伟大的上帝应许祂的百姓得到保护、帮助、怜悯、喜乐与平安。主认识祂的百姓,祂的百姓也必须承认祂并祂的大能。祂在我们有需要的时候,不但赐下力量,而且赐予平安。我们从祂领受的平安是有别于世人所给与的。

【约14:27】耶稣说:”我留下平安给你们,我将我的平安赐给你们。我所赐的,不像世人所赐的。你们心里不要忧愁,也不要胆怯。” “平安” 乃翻译自希腊原文 ”eiréné” 。它具有广泛的概念,其中包括整个、完全、保障、安全、富足和满足 –
一个心灵宁静的状态,确知自己已在基督里蒙救赎而向上帝坦然无惧,而且知足于在世上所拥有的任何事物。

耶稣用这个字是要让他的门徒明白,他们将要领受的平安是透过复活的耶稣而存有的。伴随而来的就是圣灵的恩赐,引致与上帝和好,继而能够平静稳妥地安息在基督救赎恩典的确据上,并且
在俗世境遇中能以知足。

上帝的话语应许我们,上帝的子民,祂会赐与我们平安的福。真正恒久的平安唯从上帝而来,那位永恒的 – 祂要赐平安给那些向祂献上一切的人。

祷告
亲爱的天父,我们来到祢跟前向祢宣告 “荣耀,荣耀,荣耀”。祢是圣洁的,是唯一又真又活的上帝。祢是万物的创造主宰,在任何情况下皆掌主权。祢赐我们力量,也赐与我们平安。主啊,帮助我们,活出一个在世上有祢美好见证的生命。当生活的逆境令我们想要放弃时,帮助我们靠祢的力量与平安继续前进。我们奉耶稣大能之名祈祷。阿们。

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