詩篇一百卅篇

上行之詩。

1 耶和華啊,我從深處向祢求告。
2 主啊,求祢聽我的聲音!願祢側耳聽我懇求的聲音!
3 主耶和華啊,祢若究察罪孽,誰能站得住呢?
4 但在祢有赦免之恩,要叫人敬畏祢。
5 我等候耶和華,我的心等候,我也仰望祂的話。
6 我的心等候主,勝於守夜的等候天亮,勝於守夜的等候天亮。
7 以色列啊,你當仰望耶和華,因祂有慈愛,有豐盛的救恩。
8 祂必救贖以色列脫離一切的罪孽。

詩人從深處向神求告,深處是指什麼或是哪裡?你可曾在深處向神求告過?深處讓我想到舊約裡的先知約拿在魚腹中的處境,當約拿被魚吞進肚子時,他的處境十分危險。人的胃裡有胃酸,胃酸是一種強酸,通常情況下對人體不會造成傷害,因為胃內的表面的黏液細胞可以分泌一種黏液,使其成為弱酸性;但若是分泌過多就會將粘膜或肌肉“燒破”,以致傷到胃壁、十二指腸,等等。約拿若是到了大魚的胃裡,魚的胃酸足以把他腐蝕致死,實在驚險萬分。

T.H.I.N.K. before you speak

Hi GAMErs,

Today’s passage is Job 11:13-20.  Let’s go!

Job 11:14-15 (NIV) 
14  if you put away the sin that is in your hand and allow no evil to dwell in your tent,
15  then you will lift up your face without shame; you will stand firm and without fear.

On verses 13-20:  When you look at Zophar’s entire speech in chapter 11, a good portion of what Zophar has said is technically correct.  For example, yesterday in our look at verses 1 to 13 we identified numerous points that Zophar correctly made.  Now what was wrong with what Zophar said?  The problem is that Zophar’s guiding assumption was incorrect:  like Eliphaz and Bildad before him, Zophar falsely assumed that Job’s sin was the cause of his suffering (v14).  Thus, no matter how technically true Zophar’s statements were, virtually all of what Zophar had to say was not helpful or relevant for Job to hear.  Zophar was trying to sell something to Job that Job did not need and that would not help Job’s situation.