9.21.22 來吧,我們登耶和華的山! “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord”!

[今日經文 Today’s Reading: 彌迦書 Micah 1-4]

4:1 末後的日子,耶和華殿的山必堅立,超乎諸山,高舉過於萬嶺;萬民都要流歸這山。必有許多民族前往,說:「來吧,我們登耶和華的山,到雅各 神的殿。他必將他的道指教我們,我們也要行他的路。」因為教誨必出於錫安,耶和華的言語必出於耶路撒冷。
4:1 it shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and it shall be lifted up above the hills; and peoples shall flow to it, and many nations shall come, and say: “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob, that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths.” For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.

彌迦書 Micah 4:1-2

在猶大最黑暗的時期,彌迦向我們展示了一幅末世的光明圖景——上帝將他的聖殿建立在山中最高的地方,許多國家將自願團結起來,說:“來吧,我們登耶和華的山。” 而登山的目標是學習上帝的道並走在祂的路上。

新的學期開始了,所有的孩子們終於可以實體回到了學校。很多家長都為孩子可以返校而鬆了口氣,但我們知道他們每天上哪座“山”嗎?對於大多數人(大約90%,包括大多數基督徒孩童)來說,他們正在登上世界之山,學習世界的思想,最終成為世界的俘虜。願彌迦的異象(和以賽亞書 2:2-4)給我們希望,有一天所有的孩子都會登耶和華的山,學習上帝的道,走在祂的路上!因為教誨必出於錫安來而不是世界上的精英學校。由於 COVID-19,上帝給了許多孩子機會和鼓勵,讓他們每天去登耶和華的山-透過基督教學校或在家教育接受以聖經為基礎的教育,。

因此,讓我們不僅自己登耶和華的山,還要鼓勵其他人“來吧,讓我們[ㄧ起]登耶和華的山,到雅各 神的殿[每天]!”

禱告:親愛的主,願祢喚醒更多的基督徒父母和教會每天和孩子們登耶和華的山,奉耶穌的名,阿們!

In the midst of Judah’s darkest times, Micah showed us a bright picture of the latter days: God will establish His temple on the highest of the mountains and many nations will rally together and say “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord”! The goal of ascending the mountain will be to learn God’s ways and to walk in His paths.

A new semester has begun, and all children are finally physically back to their schools. Many parents are relieved that their children can be back to school, but do we know which “mountain” they are going up to everyday? Approximately 90% of the children in America (including most of the children in Christian homes) are going up to the mountain of the world to learn the world’s ideas and to end up a captive of the world. May the vision of Micah (and Isaiah 2:2-4) give us hope that one day all children will go up to the mountain of the Lord to learn from God’s ways and to walk in His paths! “For out of Zion shall go forth the law” (Isaiah 2:3), not out of the elite schools of the world. Because of COVID-19, God has given many children the opportunity and encouragement to go up to the mountain of the Lord everyday by obtaining a biblically-based education at Christian schools or at home.

Let us not just go up to the mountain of the LORD by ourselves but rather let us encourage others to go with us: “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD to the house of the God of Jacob [EVERYDAY]!”

Prayer: Dear Lord, May you awaken more Christian parents and churches to go up to the mountain of LORD with our children[EVERYDAY], in Jesus name, Amen!

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