Jewish Date

4/18/5777   י"ח טבת ה' אלפים תשע"ז

Daily Golden Verse

John 14:27
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 16:14
The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify it.

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Proverbs 3:1-7
HOW CAN WE KNOW GOD’S WILL?
15年01月16日

In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:6

During the Second World War an elderly man was arrested for hiding Jews in his home. Because of his age his captors were willing to release him if he would promise never again to hide anyone. This was his answer: "There is no safety outside of God’s will." He was convinced that placing himself outside of God’s will was far more dangerous than facing death at the hands of Hitler’s Nazis.

As we begin a new year, we need to know that the most dangerous place in life is outside of God’s will. But how can we know God’s will? How do we know what God wants for us this year? How can we know if God approves of our choices? How can we know what God has in mind for us at this time in our lives?

We have to learn to listen carefully as God speaks to us through the Bible. God does not tell us whom to marry, but he does tell us we are to marry in the Lord. God does not spell out what job to choose, when to retire, or how to invest, but God does tell us we are his stewards. God makes his will known through open and closed doors and through many of the circumstances in our lives. He wants us to look closely at the opportunities we have and the gifts he has given us.

As we make our choices, we do well to remember that there is no safety outside of God’s will.

Lord God, help us to acknowledge you in all our ways. Show us your will, and make us willing to live your way. Give us faith to trust in you and wisdom to serve you. Amen. Lord God, help us to acknowledge you in all our ways. Show us your will, and make us willing to live your way. Give us faith to trust in you and wisdom to serve you. Amen.

箴言 3:1-7
如何明白神的旨意?
15年01月16日

「在你一切所行的事上都要认定他,他必指引你的路。」 箴3:6

在第二次世界大战期间,一位老年人因为在家中匿藏犹太人而被捕。由于他年纪老迈,只要他答应不再匿藏任何人,捉拿他的人愿意释放他。可是他竟然这样回答:「若违背神的旨意,我便没有真正的平安。」他深信违背神的旨意,比落在希特勒的纳税党人手中被处死更可怕。

踏入新的一年,我们要知道,人生最危险的地方,就是违背神的旨意。但是,我们如何能够明白神的旨意?我们怎知道神今年对我们有甚么要求?我们怎知道神是否喜悦我们的决定?我们怎知道在这个人生阶段,神对我们有甚么计划?

当神通过圣经对我们说话,我们必须学习细心聆听。神没有告诉我们应当和谁人结婚,但祂却告诉我们,要和在主里的人共谐连理。神没有告诉我们当选择甚么工作,何时退休,或如何投资,但神却告诉我们,我们是祂的管家。神通过可行或不可行的方法,以及我们面对的各种遭遇来显明祂的旨意。祂希望我们认清机会和祂给我们的恩赐。

当我们作决定时,要谨记,违背神的旨意便没有平安。

主神啊,求祢帮助我们在一切所行的事上都认定祢。求祢向我们显明祢的旨意,叫我们愿意遵行祢的道。求祢赐我们信心去信靠祢,赐我们智慧去服侍祢。阿们。