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試探神

馬太福音4:7b  不可試探主你的神。

5 魔鬼就帶他進了聖城,叫他站在殿頂上, 6 對他說:「你若是神的兒子,可以跳下去!因為經上記著說:『主要為你吩咐他的使者用手托著你,免得你的腳碰在石頭上。』」 7 耶穌對他說:「經上又記著說:『不可試探主你的神。』」

再一次,魔鬼問耶穌:「你若是神的兒子,可以跳下去!」這回耶穌站在聖城的聖殿殿頂上。聖殿是神的家,也是神在地上的居處。魔鬼還引用神的話:「主要為你吩咐他的使者用手托著你,免得你的腳碰在石頭上。」在聖殿的殿頂,聖殿裡有施恩的寶座,假如神看見耶穌跳下去,豈不伸出手來接住耶穌,讓他不會掉下去,粉身碎骨?

When Things Go From Bad to Worse

Today we begin the book of Joel.  Not much is known about Joel.  We do know that he was a prophet living in Jerusalem and his name means “Jehovah is his God”.  His dad’s name was Pethuel (meaning “Vision of God”).  Many scholars believe Joel was probably written soon after the Israelites returned from exile in Babylon in 538 B.C., but there are numerous other theories as well.  That said, Joel is a powerful book with some important lessons for us today.  Let’s go!

四十晝夜

馬太福音4:1-2_四十晝夜

1當時,耶穌被聖靈引到曠野,受魔鬼的試探。 2 他禁食四十晝夜,後來就餓了。

摩西為了領受神的十誡石版,在山上住了四十晝夜,沒有吃飯,也沒有喝水(申9:9)。又因為以色列人製造金牛犢,拜金牛犢,大大得罪了神,神要滅絕以色列人。在這樣的危機裡,摩西在神面前俯伏了四十晝夜(申9:25),為百姓代求。