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April 26, 2015 / Samuel

遵行上帝的约 [Obey the Covenant of God]

书卷:耶利米书(旧约)
作者:耶利米

耶利米书11章4节:“这约,是我将你们列祖从埃及地领出来,脱离铁炉的那日所吩咐他们的。说:你们要听从我的话,照我一切所吩咐的去行。这样,你们就做我的子民,我也做你们的上帝。”

今日默想:铁炉指炼铁的熔炉,用以形容以色列人在埃及为奴的苦难。此约是赐给摩西带领出埃及的以色列百姓的约,被称为旧约。上帝之所以向悖逆的犹大重申此约,是因祂的恩慈欲使他们归向自己。此约带有条件,这一点与新约不同。然而,此约还具有委身与顺服的内涵,断不能被废弃。因为,即使是领受新约的人,也须实践旧约所规定的律法的根本精神。

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Book: Jeremiah (Old Testament)
Author: Jeremiah

Jeremiah 11:4 :“which I commanded your fathers in the day I brought them out of the land of Egypt, from the iron furnace, saying, Obey My voice, and do according to all that I command you; so shall you be My people, and I will be your God,”

Today’s Meditation: Iron furnace refers to the furnace used to forge iron, as well as describing the suffers of Israelites in Egypt. This covenant was given to the Israelites led by Moses from Egypt, also known as Old Testament. God restated this covenant towards the disobeying Judah because He wanted to bring them to Him through His mercy. This covenant carried a condition that is different from New Testament. This covenant was meant for the Israelites to commit and obey, where the condition cannot be cast away. Even though we are living in the New Testament, we still have to have the spirit of obedience from the Old Testament.

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