对今日诗句的想法

旧约中的重要主题之一就是——“敬畏耶和华”。这一措词较难翻译,尤其在参照圣经反复强调的信息“不要惧怕”以及约翰所写“爱既完全,就把惧怕除去”等经文的情况下。“敬畏耶和华”的含义远超越于“尊敬耶和华”,其表达了我们牢记自己在一切境况中的状态。我们知道圣洁的天父深爱着我们;知道自己的软弱与过犯;知道我们因着神的怜悯与恩典得救赎。我们承认,自己在神的伟大与圣洁面前苍白无力。我们来到神的面前,承认我们不配向神求任何东西,然而我们需要神。令人惊奇的事实是,当我们带着敬畏与深深的崇敬亲近神,神将张开双臂迎接我们,带领我们亲近他(参见以赛亚书57:15)。

Thoughts on Today's Verse...

"Fear of the LORD" is one of the great themes of the Old Testament. The phrase is particularly hard to translate, especially in light of the repeated message of the Bible to "fear not" and John's reminder that "perfect love casts out all fear." It means more than "hold God in reverence." Generally, "fear of the LORD" means that we remember our place in the order of things. We know we are deeply loved by our holy Father in heaven. We recognize that we are weak and sinful in comparison and are saved by God's mercy and grace. We acknowledge that his majesty and holiness are far beyond us and that we pale in significance before God. We come to God acknowledging our need for him and our unworthiness to demand anything from him. The incredible reality is that when we approach God with this sense of awe and profound respect, he in turn welcomes us with open arms and brings us close. (See Isaiah 57:15)

我的祷告

圣洁、公义的天父、全能神,感谢你的怜悯、恩典与饶恕。感谢你的慈爱、信实与公义。我要屈膝来到你的面前,认识你的圣洁、伟大、令人敬畏的大能和一切公义的作为。若非你的恩典与圣灵的恩赐,我断然无法坦然无惧地来到你面前。公义的天父啊,愿你饶恕我的罪,愿你加添我力量,使我成为正直而恩慈之人。奉主耶稣之名祈求,阿们!

My Prayer...

Holy and Righteous Father, God Almighty, thank you for your mercy, grace, and forgiveness. Thank you for your love, faithfulness, and justice. I come to you on my knees, recognizing that you are holy, majestic, awesome in power, and righteous in all that you do. Without your grace and the gift of your Spirit, I know I could not come into your presence with such boldness. Righteous Father, forgive me for my sins and empower me to be a person of integrity and grace. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

"今天的诗句"上的这些想法和祷告都由Phil Ware 编著。如有疑问或想评论欢迎访问 phil@verseoftheday.com

Today's Verse Illustrated


Inspirational illustration of 诗篇 34:9

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