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Agape 愛.話語

撒母耳記上  I Samuel 13:1~12
中文聖經版本:新標點和合本/English Bible Version:NIV (New International Version)

1掃羅登基年四十歲;作以色列王二年的時候,2就從以色列中揀選了三千人:二千跟隨掃羅在密抺和伯特利山,一千跟隨約拿單在便雅憫的基比亞;其餘的人掃羅都打發各回各家去了。3約拿單攻擊在迦巴的非利士人的防營,非利士人聽見了。掃羅就在遍地吹角,意思說,要使希伯來人聽見。4以色列眾人聽見掃羅攻擊非利士人的防營,又聽見以色列人為非利士人所憎惡,就跟隨掃羅聚集在吉甲。5非利士聚集,要與以色列人爭戰,有車三萬輛,馬兵六千,步兵像海邊的沙那樣多,就上來在伯.亞文東邊的密抺安營。6以色列百姓見自己危急窘迫,就藏在山洞、叢林、石穴、隱密處,和坑中。7有些希伯來人過了約旦河,逃到迦得和基列地。掃羅還是在吉甲,百姓都戰戰兢兢地跟隨他。8掃羅照著撒母耳所定的日期等了七日。撒母尺還沒有來到吉甲,百姓也離開掃羅散去了。9掃羅說:「把燔祭和平安祭帶到我這裡來。」掃羅就獻上燔祭。10剛獻完燔祭,撒母耳就到了。掃羅出去迎接他,要問他好。11撒母耳說:「你做的是甚麼事呢?」掃羅說:「因為我見百姓離開我散去,你也不照所定的日期來到,而且非利士人聚集在密抺。12所以我心裡說:恐怕我沒有禱告耶和華。非利士人下到吉甲攻擊我,我就勉強獻上燔祭。」

1Saul was thirty years old when he became king, and he reigned over Israel forty-two years.  2Saul chose three thousand men from Israel; two thousand were with hime at Mikmash and in the hill country of Bethel, and a thousand were with Jonathan at Gibeah in Benjamin.  The rest of the men he sent back to their homes.  3Jonathan attacked the Philistine outpost at Geba, and the Philistines heard about it.  Then Saul had the trumpet blown throughtout the land and said, "Let the Hebrews hear!"  4So all Israel heard the news: "Saul has attacked the Philistine outpost, and now Israel has become obnoxious to the Philistines."  And the people were summoned to join Saul at Gilgal.  5The Philistines assembled to fight Israel, with three thousand chariots, six thousand charioteers, and soldiers as numerous as the sand on the seashore.  They went up and camped at Mikmash, east of Beth Aven.  6When the Israelites saw that their situation was critical and that their army was hard pressed, they hid in caves and thickets, among the rocks, and in pits and cisterns.  7Some Hebrews even crossed the Jordan to the land of Gad and Gilead.  Saul remained at Gilgal, and all the troops with him were quaking with fear.  8He waited seven days, the time set by Samuel; but Samuel did not come to Gilgal, and Saul's men began to scatter.  9So he said, "Bring me the burnt offering and the fellowship offerings."  And Saul offered up the burnt offering.  10Just as he finished making the offering, Samuel arrived, and Saul went out to greet him.  11"What have you done?" asked Samuel.  Saul replied, "When I saw that them men were scattering, and that you did not come at the set time, and that the Philistines were assembling at Mikmash, 12I thought, 'Now the Philistines will come down against me at Gilgal, and I have not sought the LORD's favor.'  So I felt compelled to offer the burnt offering."

 

竹子﹠天父 談心時刻

面對環境的壓力,要在這種時刻下做決定,的確是一件不容易的事;而掃羅就在這樣的景況裡,做了錯誤的決定。

我們每個人一定都有面對過類似的情況,有件事,看起來必需在一個很短的時間內做出決定,不然就失去了機會。只是,雖然「做決定」的時間很短,但我們是否仍能沉得住氣,冷靜自己的心,思考「神」要我們怎麼回應呢?急事,不一定是重要的事,只是因為「急」引動著我們的心,而不自覺地把這件事變成是很重要的事。為什麼要「急事緩做」,越急的事越要讓自己冷靜思考,或許要做決定的時間很短,但在這個短的時間裡面,只要能冷靜下來,一定可以很快的釐清事情的重要性。

掃羅面對強敵環伺,撒母耳這位軍師又還沒有到,怎麼辦呢?錯誤的信念此時就抓住了他:一定因為你還沒有獻祭,所以敵人要來打你了。因此,讓他忘記了獻祭的原則,而跨越了身份的界限。掃羅要獻祭的目的是好的,但是身份是錯的,因此這個決定也就變得不合理了。

同樣地,我們在生活中,一定會需要面對許多的決定,更多時候所要做的決定,都是「好事」。只是,請不要忘了「自己是誰」這個最重要的關鍵。因為,忘了自己是誰,就會做出不合宜的決定,不論事情做得多好、多有果效,身份不對,事情的結果也就跟著不對了!仔細看看最後一節怎麼寫的唷!掃羅自己說:我就勉強獻上燔祭。代表他自己也知道這件事有問題,那為什麼要勉強自己做呢?

所以,越急的事,或看起來越好的事,越要讓自己冷靜下來,不要被一時的激動而沖昏了頭,反而做出了不合宜的決定。

耶穌愛你~

 

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