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When Friends Let You Down

Hi GAMErs,

Today’s passage is Job 6:14-30.  Let’s go!

Job 6:14-21 (NIV) 
14  “A despairing man should have the devotion of his friends, even though he forsakes the fear of the Almighty.
15  But my brothers are as undependable as intermittent streams, as the streams that overflow
16  when darkened by thawing ice and swollen with melting snow,
17  but that cease to flow in the dry season, and in the heat vanish from their channels.
18  Caravans turn aside from their routes; they go up into the wasteland and perish.
19  The caravans of Tema look for water, the traveling merchants of Sheba look in hope.
20  They are distressed, because they had been confident; they arrive there, only to be disappointed.
21  Now you too have proved to be of no help; you see something dreadful and are afraid.



1 人對我說「我們往耶和華的殿去」,我就歡喜。
2 耶路撒冷啊,我們的腳站在祢的門內。
3 耶路撒冷被建造,如同連絡整齊的一座城。
4 眾支派,就是耶和華的支派,上那裡去,按以色列的常例稱讚耶和華的名。
5 因為在那裡設立審判的寶座,就是大衛家的寶座。
6 你們要為耶路撒冷求平安:「耶路撒冷啊,愛你的人必然興旺。
7 願你城中平安,願你宮內興旺!」
8 因我弟兄和同伴的緣故,我要說:「願平安在你中間!」
9 因耶和華我們神殿的緣故,我要為你求福。





1 我要向山舉目。我的幫助從何而來?
2 我的幫助從造天地的耶和華而來。
3 祂必不叫你的腳搖動,保護你的必不打盹。
4 保護以色列的也不打盹,也不睡覺。
5 保護你的是耶和華,耶和華在你右邊蔭庇你。
6 白日,太陽必不傷你;夜間,月亮必不害你。
7 耶和華要保護你免受一切的災害,祂要保護你的性命。
8 你出你入,耶和華要保護你,從今時直到永遠。



The First Step to Experiencing God’s Strength

Hi GAMErs,

Today’s passage is Job 6:1-13.  Let’s go!
Job 6:1-4 (NIV) 
1  Then Job replied: 
2  “If only my anguish could be weighed and all my misery be placed on the scales! 
3  It would surely outweigh the sand of the seas– no wonder my words have been impetuous. 
4  The arrows of the Almighty are in me, my spirit drinks in their poison; God’s terrors are marshaled against me. 

On verses 1-4:  To paraphrase Job, “There’s no way you can measure how much pain I am in right now (v2-3).  For some reason I’ve become God’s target (v4).”  The fact that the Holy Spirit allowed such words to be in the Bible shows that God wants us to be real and honest with Him about how we feel.  Your emotions are not too much for Him to handle, so come to God honestly.



1 我在急難中求告耶和華,祂就應允我。
2 耶和華啊,求祢救我脫離說謊的嘴唇和詭詐的舌頭。
3 詭詐的舌頭啊,要給你什麼呢?要拿什麼加給你呢?
4 就是勇士的利箭和羅騰木的炭火。
5 我寄居在米設,住在基達帳篷之中有禍了!
6 我與那恨惡和睦的人許久同住。
7 我願和睦,但我發言,他們就要爭戰。


Pick Out the Good from the Bad

Hi GAMErs,

Today’s passage is Job 5:17-27.  Let’s go!

On verses 17-27:  Eliphaz concludes his speech with words that sound like they could come from the book of Psalms, Proverbs or the Old Testament prophets.  Eliphaz’s message to Job is not to despise the Lord’s discipline (v17), but to treat his discipline as a blessing.   Eliphaz’s encouragement to Job is that if Job will have the right attitude toward the hardship he is going through, he will ultimately be restored, healed (v18), rescued (v19), delivered (v20), protected (v21), enjoy great peace (v22-24) and be very fruitful (v25-26).

Eliphaz’s message dovetails with other passages in the Bible like:

Proverbs 3:11-12 (NIV) 
11  My son, do not despise the LORD’s discipline and do not resent his rebuke,
12  because the LORD disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.


ת Tau(第22段)


這是2020年的第二週,不知道你的新年新志願實行得如何?今天我們讀到〈詩篇〉119篇的最後一段了,為你自己鼓掌吧! 能把〈詩篇〉119篇讀完的人可不多,不信你可以去問問看。時間是很無情的,不管你選擇做對的事或不對的事,它都會一樣溜走,留下的只是你的得著或後悔。相信此刻,你必然很高興自己做了正確的選擇。


Don’t Jump to Conclusions

Hi GAMErs,

Today’s passage is Job 5:1-16.  Let’s go!

Job 5:3-4 (NIV) 
3  I myself have seen a fool taking root, but suddenly his house was cursed.
4  His children are far from safety, crushed in court without a defender.

On verses 1-7:  In chapter 4 Eliphaz broke the silence by calling Job a weak hypocrite, a sinner who deserved the trouble he got (verses 7-11), and a prideful person that God has crushed (v12-21).  Now here in chapter 5 Eliphaz calls Job a fool.  Eliphaz suggests that Job is like a fool who prospered for a short while, but because of resentment and envy (v2), Job ended up suddenly being “cursed” (v3), his children endangered (v4), his reputation “crushed” (v4) and his wealth consumed by others (v5).  Eliphaz is saying that this kind of trouble doesn’t just happen or come from nowhere (v6).  Rather, just as sparks fly upward, human beings are inevitably destined to experience trouble because of their sin (“man is born to trouble as surely as sparks fly upward” (v7).


שׁ Shin(第21段)


ש Shin是希伯來文的第21個字母,猶太人認為這個字母代表神。耶路撒冷是個山城,四面被山圍繞,如果祢仔細研究舊城,祢會發現舊城是被三條河谷塑造出來的,你可以看到從東到西的汲淪溪(谷)、中谷 (Tyropoeon Valley) 和欣嫩子谷,如果把這三個山谷連在一起,你會看到一個ש的形狀 ,似乎神也透過地理位置在告訴我們,祂在這裡。



Don’t Make Eliphaz’s Mistake

Hi GAMErs,
There are some powerful lessons for us to learn from today’s passage in Job 4:1-21.  Let’s go!
Job 4:1-2 (NIV) 
1  Then Eliphaz the Temanite replied: 
2  “If someone ventures a word with you, will you be impatient? But who can keep from speaking?

On verses 1-2:  Eliphaz and his friends were doing such a great job of comforting Job…until Eliphaz opened his mouth!  It’s not that Eliphaz should not have said anything at all.  Rather, it’s about what Eliphaz said in the verses that follow which would end up frustrating Job instead of helping him.
Job 4:3-5 (NIV) 
3  Think how you have instructed many, how you have strengthened feeble hands. 
4  Your words have supported those who stumbled; you have strengthened faltering knees. 
5  But now trouble comes to you, and you are discouraged; it strikes you, and you are dismayed.