詩篇一百十九篇1-8節

א Aleph (第一段)

1行為完全,遵行耶和華律法的,這人便為有福!

2遵守祂的法度,一心尋求祂的,這人便為有福!

3這人不做非義的事,但遵行祂的道。

4耶和華啊,祢曾將祢的訓詞吩咐我們,為要我們殷勤遵守。

5但願我行事堅定,得以遵守祢的律例!

6我看重祢的一切命令,就不至於羞愧。

7我學了祢公義的判語,就要以正直的心稱謝祢。

8我必守祢的律例,求祢總不要丟棄我。

在〈詩篇〉119篇裡有176節的經文,假如我們每天讀八節,便要用廿二天才能讀完。我本來想把它分成四段,四天裡把它解決。但是有一個想法勝過我,究竟我在趕什麼進度呢?讀神的話語重在吸收,而不是囫圇吞嚥,快速地把它讀完,對我們有何益處呢?更何況,再找不到這樣好的機會,慢慢來品嚐這詩篇裡的精華。有一天,你可以很神氣地宣告:我曾經很仔細地讀過〈詩篇〉119篇,那時可能會有不少人很佩服你哦!因此,讓我們倒杯茶,安靜心,一起來看詩人怎樣看神的話語。希望每一天都有一節經文成為你當天力量的泉源。

Put On Those Royal Robes

Hi GAMErs,

Today’s passage is Esther 5:1-14.  There are many great lessons we can learn from this passage.  Let’s go!

Esther 5:1-2 (NIV) 
1  On the third day Esther put on her royal robes and stood in the inner court of the palace, in front of the king’s hall. The king was sitting on his royal throne in the hall, facing the entrance. 
2  When he saw Queen Esther standing in the court, he was pleased with her and held out to her the gold scepter that was in his hand. So Esther approached and touched the tip of the scepter.

On verses 1-2:  Before approaching the king, Esther puts on her royal robes.  By putting on her royal robes, this reminded everyone – especially Esther herself and her husband the king – who Esther was: that Esther is royalty.  When Esther approaches King Xerxes, King Xerxes is pleased with her, accepts her into his presence and addresses her “Queen Esther” (v3).  Likewise, when you approach your Father’s throne in heaven, put on your royal robes.  In other words, remember who you are in Christ.  Remember that you are robed in Christ’s righteousness, endowed with Christ’s authority, chosen and precious to God, pleasing and acceptable in His sight.  When you see yourself that way, it changes the way you pray.  You can approach God with confidence, authority, love and authenticity when you know who you are in Christ.