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April 16, 2015 / Samuel

选择侍奉对象 [Choose Who to Serve]

书卷:约书亚记(旧约)
作者:约书亚

约书亚记24章15节:“若是你们以侍奉耶和华为不好,今日就可以选择所要侍奉的,是你们列祖在大河那边所侍奉的神呢?是你们所住这地的亚摩利人的神呢?至于我和我家,我们必定侍奉耶和华。”

今日默想:我们必须选择究竟要顺从耶和华,还是随从当地的许多神祇。耶和华已经证明祂是可信可靠的,本地的神祇不过是人所造的偶像而已。人很容易悄悄地悖逆上帝,在生活上偏行己路。可是有时你必须选择让谁或让什么来控制你。上帝给你自由选择权,你是让上帝来管理,还是由自己有限的心智来掌权,抑或任由其他不完美的人来管理你呢?只要你选择由上帝的灵管理一生,你就要每天重新坚定自己的选择。约书亚斩钉截铁地表示,他和他一家都要事奉耶和华,他再次表现出属灵领袖的气质。不管别人怎样决定,他总是对上帝作出委身的承诺,并愿留下照此生活的榜样。我们生活的方式,应叫别人领会全心事主的益处。

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Book: Joshua (Old Testament)
Author: Joshua

Joshua 24:15 :“And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

Today’s Meditation: We need to choose whether we want to obey the Lord or the local gods. The Lord Himself has proven that He is faithful and reliable, while the local gods are just human-made idols. We can disobey God and went astray in our life. We need to choose who to control us. God gave us freedom to choose whether we let Him control us, or our limited mind to control ourselves, or even let the others to control us. As long as we chose God to control us, we need to reaffirm our choice everyday. Joshua expressed his iron will to serve the Lord with his family. He once again expressed the quality of a leader. He always made his promise to God regardless how others decided, and eventually left behind a good example for us. We should live to let others to experience the benefits of God.

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