Wednesday, 30th December 2020
Title: Don’t Forget to Remember
Author: Pastor Wallace Ong

Psalm 77: 11 – 13
11 I will remember the deeds of the LORD;
yes, I will remember your wonders of old.
12 I will ponder all your work,
and meditate on your mighty deeds
13 Your way, O God, is holy.
What god is great like our God?

Even as our minds are getting ready to welcome the year 2021, the current year is a year like no other. If I ask PBC family members to share lessons we have learned, the joy and difficulties we have gone through together, and our hopes and aspirations for 2021, I believe there will be plenty of heartwarming reflections to reminisce. We have learned how to stay connected despite all the challenges that kept us apart. I believe the reason is because of Christ.

Last week, when we celebrated Christmas, we remembered not only Christ’s birth, but also His greatest sacrifice — our Lord and Savior, who laid down His life for us in order that we might be saved. His birth and death gave us the greatest gift of all — freedom from sin and its penalty from the wrath of God.

From Psalm 77: 11 -13, we learn three important things:

  1. REMEMBER – “Remember the deeds of the LORD…”
    God loves us so much He sent His one and only Son to die for us. “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8 ESV)” He adopts repentant sinners into His family as His children. That is the amazing and wonderful work of God’s saving grace. Do you remember the day God saved you and all the wonderful things He had done for you?
  2. MEDITATE – “I will meditate also of all thy work.”
    To meditate is to ponder and reflect. How sweet it is to remember and reflect upon His goodness, faithfulness and mercy. Meditation, as an old preacher put it, is to “chew the cud.” Through reflection we are able to appreciate many blessings recalled by our memory.
  3. Praise – “What God is great like our God?”
    After remembering and meditating comes praising. The heart that is filled with the recollection of the mercies of God cannot help but lets it overflow through the lips! — be it singing or proclaiming. This was also the prayer of King David, “proclaiming thanksgiving aloud, and telling all your wondrous deeds. (Psalm 26: 7 ESV)” Have you praised Him with songs of praise every day and told anyone lately of the wonderful things God has done for you?

In the midst of all the troubles, remember Psalm 77. It is a psalm of consolation. Our true consolation comes from the remembrance of God’s wonderful works. Let us not forget to remember!

Prayer:
Dear Heavenly Father,
We praise and thank You for Your faithfulness. You keep us safe through this trying time of pandemic. We do not know what the year 2021 will bring, but we do know that Your grace is sufficient for us. Show us, oh Lord, glimpses of your goodness in each of our days. Help us to rest in You. We pray in Jesus’ most precious name. Amen.

每日灵粮
星期三, 2020年12月30日
标题:莫忘了要记住
作者:王振威传道
翻译:陈健萍姐妹

【诗篇77:11-13】[新译本]
11 我要述说耶和华的作为,我要记念你古时所行的奇事。
12 我要默想你一切所行的、思想你的作为。
13 神阿、你的道路是圣洁的.有哪一位神好像我们的神这样伟大呢?

在我们的思想准备迎接2021年的同时,今年确是与众不同的一年。如果我请PBC(班底浸信教会)家庭成员分享我们从中学习到的功课、我们共同经历的喜乐和度过的困难、我们对2021年的希望和心愿,我相信会有很多让我们缅怀的温馨的感想。我们学会了如何在所有将我们隔离的挑战中保持联系。我相信这是因为基督的缘故。

上周,当我们庆祝圣诞节的时候,我们不仅记念基督的诞生,也记念祂最伟大的牺牲 — 我们的主和救主,祂为我们献出了生命,使我们可以得拯救。祂的诞生和死亡给了我们最伟大的礼物 — 从罪中得释放,并且免于遭受上帝忿怒的刑罚。

从诗篇77:11-13,我们学到三件重要的事:

1.记念 — “记念耶和华所行的……”
上帝如此爱我们,差遣祂独生的儿子为我们而死。“惟有基督在我们还作罪人的时候为我们死、 神的爱就在此向我们显明了。(罗马书5:8)” 祂接受悔改的罪人进入祂的家庭作祂的儿女。这就是上帝拯救恩典的奇妙作为。您还记得上帝拯救您的那一天以及祂为您所作一切奇妙的事吗?

2.默想 — “我也要默想祢所有的作为。”
默想就是思想和反思。记念并回想祂的良善、信实和怜悯是多么甜蜜。正如一位老传教士所说,默想就是 “反复思考”。通过反思,我们能够领略到从我们的记忆中回想起的许多祝福。

3.赞美 — “有哪一位神好像我们的神这样伟大呢?”
在记念和默想之后,相继而来的就是赞美了。心中充满了对上帝慈爱的回忆,便禁不住要让它从嘴唇溢出来!– 不论是歌唱还是宣扬。这也是大卫王的祷告:“我好发称谢的声音.也要述说你一切奇妙的作为。(诗篇26:7)” 您有没有每天以颂歌赞美祂?最近有没有告诉别人上帝为您做了什么奇妙的事?

在所有的困扰中,请记住诗篇77。这是一首安慰的诗篇。我们真正的安慰来自对上帝奇妙作为的缅怀。让我们莫忘了要记住!

祈祷:
亲爱的天父,
我们称颂并感谢祢的信实。祢在这场大流行病的艰难时刻保守我们平安。我们不知道2021年会带来什么,但我们确知祢的恩典够我们用。哦,主啊,在我们的每一天,求让我们瞥见祢的良善;帮助我们在祢里面得安息。我们奉耶稣最珍贵的名祷告。阿们。

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