Jewish Date

5/26/5777   כ"ו שבט ה' אלפים תשע"ז

Daily Golden Verse

2nd Chronicles 7:14
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 22:11
He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.

02-22

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Acts 26:9-18
NOT MY WILL BUT YOURS
15年02月22日

"It is hard for you to kick against the goads." Acts 26:14

Saul was making a strange trip. He was heading away from Jersualem, away from the temple, away from everything he loved. Why? He was on a search-and-destroy mission against the church of Christ.

Then Saul met the one he thought was still back in Jersualem. God showed up on the road—or, to be more specific, Christ showed up! He reminded Saul that you can no more fight the ascended Savior than an ox can fight the will of the farmer who guides the plow. "It is hard for you to kick against the goads," Jesus said to him. If you do, you succeed only in hurting yourself.

We all face decisions about the direction our life should take. As a young man, I wrestled for years with whether to enter the ministry. My preference was to teach mathematics or explore the realm of physics. But God had other plans. Only when I stopped kicking against the goads and pursued the gospel ministry did I have peace.

Where is God leading you? Maybe you know, but you are fighting his plans. Maybe God’s intentions seem too hard, too difficult. But Jesus made a promise to Saul. And he makes that same promise to us. He reminds us that his burden is light (Matthew 11:29). Does that sound possible? You’ll learn the truth of those words as you hear his voice and obey.

Lord, how stubborn we are! Help us submit to your hand at the reins of our lives. Bless us with the knowledge that your Spirit bears the burden of discipleship with us. Amen.

使徒行传 26:9-18
按你的意思
15年02月22日

「你用脚踢刺是难的。」 徒26:14

扫罗的旅程甚为奇特,他离开耶路撒冷,离开圣殿,离开一切所爱的,究竟为了甚么?他的使命乃是要找寻和毁灭信徒,攻击基督的教会。

扫罗以为神仍留在耶路撒冷,但他竟然遇见了祂。神在路上显现——或者说得清楚一点,是基督亲身显现!祂提醒扫罗,你与升到天上的救主争战,就像耕牛与牵犁的农夫博斗一样徒然。耶稣对他说:「你用脚踢刺是难的。」这样做只会伤害自己。

每一个人都要决定自己生命的路向,当我年轻时,我曾多年挣扎应否进入神学院;教授数学或研究物理学是我的首选,然而神却有别的计划。直至我停止用脚踢刺和从事福音事工,我才得到平安。

神要领你往哪里去?或许你已经知道答案,但你却抗拒祂的计划;神的旨意看来可能太艰巨困难了,不过,神已赐应许给扫罗,而祂也把同一应许赐给我们。祂提醒我们,祂的担子是轻省的(马太福音11:30)。这句话是真的吗?你若听祂的呼召和服从祂,你便能领会这句话是何等真确。

主啊,我们真是非常顽固!当祢管治我们的生命时,求祢帮助我们顺服。求祢祝福我们,让我们晓得,祢的灵与我们一同背负作门徒的担子。阿们。