March 14, 2010

Ministry in Word

The Ways and the Paths – Part 5
道与路 – 第五部
Psalm 25:4-7
诗篇25:4-7
“Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. Remember, O LORD, your great mercy and love, for they are from of old. Remember not the sins of my youth and my rebellious ways; according to your love remember me, for you are good, O LORD.”
「耶和华啊,求你将你的道指示我,将你的路教训我!求你以你的真理引导我,教训我,因为你是救我的 神。我终日等候你。耶和华啊,求你记念你的怜悯和 慈爱,因为这是亘古以来所常有的。求你不要记念我幼年的罪愆和我的过犯;耶和华啊,求你因你的恩惠,按你的慈爱记念我。」


David asked God to show him His ways and guide him in His truth, because God was his Savior, and his hope was in Him and he depended on God all the time of the day. There is not a moment of David’s life he needed not rely on God. In just a slight lapse of his dependence on God, he committed adultery and murder with grave consequences in his life. We too, cannot for a moment put our hope in our strength and wisdom instead of in God, or we will stumble and fall, and will suffer the consequence.
大卫求神将神的道指示他,以神的真理引导他,因为他是救他的神,他终日等候神和倚靠神。在大卫的生命中没有一刹那他不须要倚靠神,只是一次没有倚靠神他就犯了奸淫和谋杀罪,引起他生命中严重的後果。我们同样一刻都不能寄望我们的力量和智慧而不寄望神,不然我们会跌倒和面对那後果。


REMEMBER ME
记念我

However, David also pleaded with God, saying, “Remember, O LORD, your great mercy and love, for they are from of old. Remember not the sins of my youth and my rebellious ways; according to your love remember me, for you are good, O LORD.”
不过大卫也央求神说,「耶和华啊,求你记念你的怜悯和慈爱,因为这是亘古以来所常有的。求你不要记念我幼年的罪愆和我的过犯;耶和华啊,求你因你的恩惠,按你的慈爱记念我。」

Because David knew how frail he was morally and spiritually, even though physically he was a great warrior. He knew that having learned God’s purpose for his life, having been shown God’s ways and God’s paths, even with God’s guidance, he was still prone to sin and falter in his walk. David knew that he could not present himself to God in his unrighteous state, just as he cried out to God in Psalm 51:1-2, “Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my ransgressions”, in here he called on God’s mercy and love to look not on his sins but to look on the reflection of God Himself in him.
虽然他在体能上是一位了不起的战士,大卫知道在道德和灵性上他是多麽软弱。他知道虽然认识神在他生命中的目的,得到指示神的道路,甚至得到神的引导,他仍有犯罪的倾向和品行上不稳定。大卫知道以他不义之状态他不能见神,就如他在诗篇51:1-2向神呼求说,「神啊,求你按你的慈爱怜恤我!按你丰盛的慈悲涂抹我的过犯!求你将我的罪孽洗除净尽,并洁除我的罪!」他在这里呼求神的怜恤与慈爱,不看他的罪而看他身上神自己的反照。
Isaiah 53:6 says, “We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.” Like David, we know our transgressions, and our sin is always before us (Ps 51:3). Even though God has shown us His purpose, His ways and paths, and He has guided us in the way we should go, often we are acting like the stubborn and ignorant horse or mule, against God’s purpose, God’s ways, and God’s guidance. We fail but God’s love fails not. We fail but God’s mercy fails not. They are from of old, for God Himself changes not. He sent His Son Jesus Christ to save us so we may be restored to God, and He no longer remembers our sin but Christ’s imputed goodness in us.
以赛亚书53:6说,「我们都如羊走迷;各人偏行己路;耶和华使我们众人的罪孽都归在他身上。」就如大卫我们知道自己的过犯和罪常在我们面前〔诗51:3〕。虽然神己经指示他的目的和他的道路,和他己经引导我们该行的路,我们还是常常像那顽固无知的骡马一样,抗拒神的目的,神的方法和神的引导。我们失败但神的爱永不失败,我们失败但神的怜悯永不失败。它们是亘古以来所常有的,因为神永不改变。他差遣他的儿子耶稣基督来救我们让我们恢复与神的关系,他不再记念我们的罪,只记得基督转移给我们的良善。

Let us learn of His ways and His paths and be guided in His truth. Let us put our hope in
God all the days of our life. Amen.
让我们学习他的道路和接受他真理的引导。让我们一生每天都等候神,阿门。

Tom and Tehwan Tso
仲谋与德菀


“The outcome of your faith is the salvation of your souls.” 1Peter 1:9
“信心的果效, 就是灵魂的救恩” 彼得前书1:9