利未記 Leviticus

Leviticus – The Holiness of God Key verse (to memorize) Leviticus 19:2 “Be holy because I, the LORD your God, am holy.” Key Events and persons: 1. Levites and Priests                                 2. Offerings and Feasts Leviticus means: pertaining to the Levites The structure: Chapter 1-10 Sacrifice: The way to God Chapter 11-27 Sanctification: The walk withContinue reading “利未記 Leviticus”

1.23.23 住在我們中間的神 A God who Dwells Among Us

[今日經文 Today’s Reading: 出埃及記 Exodus 29-31] 42 這要在耶和華面前,在會幕的門口,作為你們世世代代經常獻的燔祭。我要在那裏與你們相會,和你說話。 43 我要在那裏與以色列人相會,會幕就要因我的榮耀成為聖。44 我要使會幕和祭壇分別為聖,也要使亞倫和他的兒子分別為聖,作事奉我的祭司。 45 我要住在以色列人中,作他們的 神。42 It shall be a regular burnt offering throughout your generations at the entrance of the tent of meeting before the Lord, where I will meet with you, to speak to you there. 43 There I will meet with the people of Israel, and it shall be sanctified by my glory.44 I will consecrate the tent ofContinue reading “1.23.23 住在我們中間的神 A God who Dwells Among Us”

1.18.23 當你的孩子問起 When Your Children Ask

[今日經文 Today’s Reading: 出埃及記 Exodus 12-14] 14 日後,你的兒子問你說:『這是甚麼意思?』你就說:『耶和華用大能的手將我們從埃及為奴之家領出來。 15 那時法老固執,不肯放我們走,耶和華就把埃及地所有頭生的,無論是人是牲畜,都殺了。因此,我把一切頭生的公的牲畜獻給耶和華為祭,卻將所有頭生的兒子贖出來。 16 這要在你手上作記號,在你額上作經匣,因為耶和華用大能的手將我們從埃及領出來。』」14 And when in time to come your son asks you, ‘What does this mean?’ you shall say to him, ‘By a strong hand the Lord brought us out of Egypt, from the house of slavery. 15 For when Pharaoh stubbornly refused to let us go, the Lord killed all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, bothContinue reading “1.18.23 當你的孩子問起 When Your Children Ask”

1.17.23 讓我所有的百姓去* Let ALL My People Go*

[今日經文 Today’s Reading: 出埃及記 exodus 8-11] 8 於是摩西和亞倫被召回來見法老。法老對他們說:「去,事奉耶和華—你們的 神吧!但要去的是哪些人呢?」 9 摩西說:「我們要帶着年老的和年少的同去,要帶着我們的兒子和女兒,以及我們的羊羣牛羣一起去,因為我們要向耶和華守節。」8 So Moses and Aaron were brought back to Pharaoh. And he said to them, “Go, serve the Lord your God. But which ones are to go?” 9 Moses said, “We will go with our young and our old. We will go with our sons and daughters and with our flocks and herds, for we mustContinue reading “1.17.23 讓我所有的百姓去* Let ALL My People Go*”

1.13.23 新的眼鏡 New Eyeglasses

[今日經文 Today’s Reading: 創世記 Genesis 45-47] 5 現在,不要因為把我賣到這裏而憂傷,對自己生氣,因為 神差我在你們以先來,為要保全性命。 6 現在這地的饑荒已經二年了,還有五年不能耕種,沒有收成。 7  神差我在你們以先來,為要給你們在世上存留餘種,大施拯救,保全你們的性命。 8 這樣看來,差我到這裏來的不是你們,而是 神。他又使我如同法老之父,作他全家之主,和埃及全地掌權的人。5 And now do not be distressed or angry with yourselves because you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life. 6 For the famine has been in the land these two years, and there are yet five years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvest. 7 And God sent meContinue reading “1.13.23 新的眼鏡 New Eyeglasses”

1.11.23 我們不孤單 We Are Not Alone

[今日經文 Today’s Reading: 創世記 Genesis 39-41] 2 約瑟在他埃及主人的家中,耶和華與他同在,他是一個通達的人。 3 他主人見耶和華與他同在,又見耶和華使他手裏所辦的事都順利,… 21 但耶和華與約瑟同在,向他施恩,使他在監獄長的眼前蒙恩。… 23 任何交在約瑟手中的事,監獄長一概不察,因為耶和華與約瑟同在,耶和華使他所做的都順利。2 The Lord was with Joseph, and he became a successful man, and he was in the house of his Egyptian master. 3 His master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord caused all that he did to succeed in his hands…. 21 But the Lord was with Joseph and showed him steadfast love and gave himContinue reading “1.11.23 我們不孤單 We Are Not Alone”

1.10.23 向世代顯現的神 The God Who Appears to the Generations

[今日經文 Today’s Reading: 創世記 Genesis 35-38] 9 雅各從巴旦‧亞蘭回來, 神又向他顯現,賜福給他。 10  神對他說:「你的名原是雅各,從今以後不要再叫雅各,你的名要叫以色列。」於是, 神就叫他的名為以色列。9 God appeared to Jacob again, when he came from Paddan-aram, and blessed him. 10 And God said to him, “Your name is Jacob; no longer shall your name be called Jacob, but Israel shall be your name.” So he called his name Israel. 創世記 Genesis 35:9-10 在整本聖經中,我們讀到上帝主動向人顯現,比如亞伯拉罕(15:1、17:1)、以撒(26:2)和雅各(35:9)。 神是亞伯拉罕、以撒、雅各的神,祂不僅向亞伯拉罕顯現,而且在族長之後的每一代人中,祂都向個人顯現,重新確認與亞伯拉罕所立的約。 每一代人都需要與上帝相遇,並被提醒上帝的聖約。 如果上帝努力向每一代人顯現,那麼祂的教會又如何呢? 教會和父母需要向上帝學習,向下一代“顯現”,這樣我們的下一代也能在上帝的聖約中。 這需從父親帶領全家築壇(敬拜)神,並除掉外邦的神明開始(創世記35:2-4)。 我們都對下一代負責。Continue reading “1.10.23 向世代顯現的神 The God Who Appears to the Generations”

1.9.23 尋求神的祝福 Seek God’s Blessing

[今日經文 Today’s Reading: 創世記 Genesis 31-34] 26 那人說:「天快亮了,讓我走吧!」雅各說:「你不給我祝福,我就不讓你走。」 27 那人說:「你叫甚麼名字?」他說:「雅各。」 28 那人說:「你的名字不要再叫雅各,要叫以色列,因為你與 神和人較力,都得勝了。」26 Then he said, “Let me go, for the day has broken.” But Jacob said, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.” 27 And he said to him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Jacob.” 28 Then he said, “Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have strivenContinue reading “1.9.23 尋求神的祝福 Seek God’s Blessing”

1.5.23 世代之約 The Covenant for Generations

[今日經文 Today’s Reading: 創世記 Genesis 16-18] 創世記 17:7 我要與你並你世世代代的後裔堅立我的約,做永遠的約,是要做你和你後裔的神。… 18:19 我揀選他,為要叫他命令他的子孫和後代家屬遵行耶和華的道,秉公行義,使耶和華所應許亞伯拉罕的話都實現了。Genesis 17:7 And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your offspring after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your offspring after you…. 18: 19 For I have chosen him, that he may command his children and his household after himContinue reading “1.5.23 世代之約 The Covenant for Generations”