【9.25】因上帝的怜悯归回Brought Back By God’s Mercy


“愿耶和华的赎民说这话,就是他从敌人手中所救赎的,从各地,从东从西,从南从北,所招聚来的。” – 诗 107:2-3

离开家或远离家乡有很多种方式,我们会出于很多原因这样做。有时,我们可能会选择旅行,而有时,我们在这件事上可能几乎没有选择。

但是,只有一种办法可以归回或找到新家,那就是上帝的仁慈。

诗篇 107 篇回顾了上帝拯救并重新带回祂子民的一些故事。尽管我们可能会以不同的方式迷失方向——也许我们的生活就像无迹可寻的旷野(第4节),或者像字面或比喻所说的监狱刑罚(第10节)——但救赎的故事是相同的:上帝的子民呼求帮助(第6、13节),上帝尊重那些向祂求救的人的呼求(第6-7节,13-14节)。整个诗篇都在重复这个故事:上帝把我们带回来了,我们感谢祂的拯救(第8-9节,第15-16节,第21节,第31节)。

今天,我们知道基督为我们完成了工作,就更有理由庆祝上帝为祂的子民所做的大能作为。无论我们在属灵生活中如何迷失,我们都知道上帝透过祂的儿子耶稣基督已经完全救赎了我们。今天,让我们也加入到上帝赎民的故事中吧。

祷告

天父,感谢你亘古不变的爱和奇妙的拯救。主啊,我们向你呼求,并在耶稣里找到救赎。奉祂的名,我们感谢你。阿们。

诗篇 107:1-16

1“你们要称谢耶和华,因他本为善,他的慈爱永远长存!”
2愿耶和华的赎民说这话,就是他从敌人手中所救赎的,
3从各地,从东从西,从南从北所招聚来的。
4他们在旷野荒地漂流,寻不见可住的城邑,
5又饥又渴,心里发昏。
6于是他们在苦难中哀求耶和华,他从他们的祸患中搭救他们。
7又领他们行走直路,使他们往可居住的城邑。
8但愿人因耶和华的慈爱和他向人所行的奇事都称赞他!
9因他使心里渴慕的人得以知足,使心里饥饿的人得饱美物。
10那些坐在黑暗中死荫里的人,被困苦和铁链捆锁,
11是因他们违背神的话语,藐视至高者的旨意。
12所以他用劳苦制伏他们的心,他们仆倒,无人扶助。
13于是他们在苦难中哀求耶和华,他从他们的祸患中拯救他们。
14他从黑暗中和死荫里领他们出来,折断他们的绑索。
15但愿人因耶和华的慈爱和他向人所行的奇事都称赞他!
16因为他打破了铜门,砍断了铁闩。

Brought Back By God’s Mercy

“Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story—those he . . . gathered from . . . east and west, from north and south.” – Psalm 107:2-3

There are many ways to leave home or to be away from home, and we can do that for lots of reasons. Sometimes we may travel by choice, and other times we may have little or no choice at all in the matter.

But there is only one way to return or to find a new home— and that is by the mercy of God.

Psalm 107 recalls some of the stories of God’s people whom he rescued and brought back again. Though we may lose direction in different ways— perhaps our lives seem like a trackless wilderness (v. 4), or like a literal or figurative prison sentence (v. 10)—the story of redemption is the same: God’s people cry out for help (vv. 6, 13), and God honors the cries of those who turn to him for salvation (vv. 6-7, 13-14). The story is repeated throughout this psalm: God has brought us back, and we are thankful for his deliverance (vv. 8-9, 15-16, 21, 31).

Today, we who know about Christ’s finished work for us have all the more reason to celebrate God’s mighty acts for his people. No matter how we may have wandered away in our spiritual lives, we know that God has redeemed us completely through his Son, Jesus Christ. Let our story be added today to those whom God has redeemed.

Prayer

Father, thank you for your unfailing love and your amazing rescue. We cry out to you, Lord, and, finding our salvation in Jesus, give you thanks in his name. Amen.

诵读: 骆云秀
片头: 张妙阳

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