Agape 愛.話語

撒母耳記上  I Samuel 5:1~12
中文聖經版本:新標點和合本/English Bible Version:NIV (New International Version)

1非利士人將 神的約櫃從以便以謝抬到亞實突。2非利士人將 神的約櫃抬進大袞廟,放在大袞的旁邊。3次日清早,亞實突人起來,見大袞仆倒在耶和華的約櫃前,臉伏於地,就把大袞仍立在原處。4又次日清早起來,見大袞仆倒在耶和華的約櫃前,臉伏於地,並且大袞的頭和兩手都在門檻上折斷,只剩下大袞的殘體。(5因此,大袞的祭司和一切進亞實突、大袞廟的人都不踏大袞的門檻,直到今日。)6耶和華的手重重加在亞實突人身上,敗壞他們,使他們生痔瘡。亞實突和亞實突的四境都是如此。7亞實突人見這光景,就說:「以色列神的約櫃不可留在我們這裡,因為他的手重重加在我們和我們神大袞的身上」;8就打發人去請非利士的眾首領來聚集,問他們說:「我們向以色列神的約櫃應當怎樣行呢?」他們回答說:「可以將以色列神的約櫃運到迦特去。」於是將以色列神的約櫃運到那裡去。9運到之後,耶和華的手攻擊那城,使那城的人大大驚慌,無論大小都生痔瘡。10他們就把 神的約櫃送到以革倫。 神的約櫃到了,以革倫人就喊嚷起來說:「他們將以色列神的約櫃運到我們這裡,要害我們和我們的眾民!」11於是打發人去請非利士的眾首領來,說:「願你們將以色列神的約櫃送回原處,免得害了我們和我們的眾民!」原來 神的手重重攻擊那城,城中的人有因驚慌而死的;12未曾死的人都生了痔瘡。合城呼號,聲音上達於天。

1After the Philistines had captured the ark of God, they took it from Ebenezer to Ashdod.  2Then they carried the ark into Dagon's temple and set it beside Dagon.  3When the people of Ashdod rose early the next day, there was Dagon, fallen on his face on the ground before the ark of the LORD!  They took Dagon and put him back in his place.  4But the following morning when they rose, there was Dagon, fallen on his face on the ground before the ark of the LORD!  His head and hands had been broken off and were lying on the threshold; only his body remained.  5That is why to this day neither the priests of Dagon nor any others who enter Dagon's temple at Ashdod step on the threshold.  6The LORD's hand was heavy on the people of Ashdod and its vicinity; he brought devastation on them and afflicted them with tumors.  7When the people of Ashdod saw what was happening, they said, "The ark of god of Israel must not stay here with us, because his hand is heavy on us and on Dagon our god."  8So they called together all the rulers of the Philistines and asked them, "What shall we do with the ark of the god of Israel?"  They answered, "Have the ark of the god of Israel moved to Gath."  So they moved the ark of the god of Israel.  9But after they had moved it, the LORD's hand was against that city, throwing it into a great panic.  He afflicted the people of the city, both young and old, with an outbreak of tumors.  10So they sent the ark of God to Ekorn.  As the ark of God was entering Ekron, the people of Ekron cried out, "They have brought the ark of the god of Israel around to us to kill us and our people."  11So they called together all the rulers of the Philistines and said, "Send the ark of the god of Israel away; let it go back to its own place, or it will kill us and our people."  For death had filled the city with panic;  God's hand was very heavy on it.  12Those who did not die were afflicted with tumors, and the outcry of the city went up to heaven.

 

竹子﹠天父 談心時刻

當神的約櫃不論進到哪個地方,那地方都會造成一股不安的情緒,還有許多的狀況發生,為什麼呢?

神的約櫃代表神的同在,而神是聖潔的,因此祂同在的地方也必需要成為聖潔,才能符合祂的身份。非利士人是將神的約櫃「擄走」的,也就是說,他們其實是用不正確的方式得到這個約櫃,更不用說他們怎麼來面對這個約櫃的同在的,自然而然帶來的問題是非常多的。其實,神同在的所在,理當是充滿的祝福和恩典的,但因為「不正確的方式」造成他們極大的災難。

同樣地,當我們用不正確的方式得到一些東西的時候,這些原本可以成為祝福的東西,都會成為災難的開始。例如:為了能賺更多的錢,用許多不對的方式得到了許多的錢,就必需要面對這種不當得利所帶來的問題。任何事都有一體的兩面,當得到或使用的方式是正確的時候,這些事自然就成為了人的祝福;相反的,用了不合適的方式和手段,或許當下不會立即看到問題,但人的心卻已經不安了起來。神是要透過我們身邊的許多一切來成為我們的祝福,而我們也必需學習如何用正確的態度來得到這一切的祝福;否則,我們只會得到更多的災難。

擁有一切的美好並不是壞事,只是我們是不是一個預備好的來領受這一切的美好呢?如果,你每個月的生活所需只需要3萬元就非常足夠了;那用不合宜的方式和態度而得到的1億元,很有可能成為你災難的開始。學習調整自己的眼光來看自己的需要,祝福才能真正成為祝福。

耶穌愛你~

 

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