背負我們重擔的神


你有沒有發覺,無論是你本人抑或是其他信徒,都經常引用詩篇?你可能會引用詩篇一零三篇或二十三篇,來對神發出頌讚;也可能引用「你的話是我腳前的燈」這類智慧之言來自勉或提醒別人。信徒為甚麼會經常引用詩篇呢?原因很簡單:因為詩人的話,很多都說中了我們的心聲和感受,而且,還比我們所能表達的更精妙和優美,所以便成為許多信徒啷啷上口的詩篇。 

 



讀經:
   詩篇六十八篇1 10節及19

 

詩篇中的許多作品,都是出自大衛的手筆。他對神的信心堅固,以致當他落到最懊喪灰心的時候,他仍然能反問自己說:「我的心哪,你為何憂悶?為何在我裡面煩躁?應當仰望神,因我還要稱讚他。」(詩四十三5)

 

在詩篇第六十八篇,大衛再次述說神如何祝福和看顧祂的百姓,縱使當他們流落在曠野之中,神也沒有一刻離棄他們(710)。然後,正如某人一直侃侃而談神昔日如何看顧他,卻突然轉口說神今天又如何幫助他一樣,大衛也突然在第19節說:神天天背負我們的重擔。

 

我們有一位凡事為我們分擔的神。任何壓在我們身上的擔子,都同樣壓在神的身上,神總會為我們去背負。當朋友向我們訴苦的時候,我們總希望自己能為他們做些甚麼,來幫助他們去解困;可是,有時卻又感到有心無力。但神卻不會有心無力。請看第19節的下一句:神是拯救我們的神;因此,不管我們落入甚麼境況,無所不能的神都必能拯救我們。

 

基督教的福音之所以如此奇妙,正是因為神不單滿有能力,而且,祂更願意天天背負我們的重擔。祂願意為我們分擔人生的重擔,更願意為我們親自去背負。對每位信徒來說,這實在是一個極大的鼓勵!


反思:

我身上有甚麼重擔?我們的神願意天天為我們去背負,為何我不放下重擔,讓神為我去背負呢?

 

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OUR GOD CARRIES OUR BURDERS

Bible Reading:    Psalm 68: 1 – 10 & 19

Have you ever noticed how often you repeat or hear a repeated verse from the Psalms? It may be words of praise such as the first verse of Psalm 103 or Psalm 23. It may be a statement such as ‘Thy word is a lamp unto my feet’ or something similar. Why is this so? It is because the Psalms say many of the things we would like to say, only they are said in a better way. The words of the Psalms so often express the feelings of our hearts.

David, of course, wrote many of the Psalms. He had such a deep faith in God that even when he was most discouraged, he could still stay to himself, ‘Why are you cast down oh my soul? Hope in God and you will yet praise him’ (Psalm 43:5).

Here is Psalm 68 David tells again the wonderful way in which God had blessed and looked after his people even in dessert (vv.7 -10). Then like someone who is bubbling over with what God has done in the past, he suddenly says, ‘Why even today, God has done this and this for me’. David says in verse 19 ‘God daily (everyday) blesses us and carries our burdens for us.’

We have a God who shares everything with us. Everything that touches us, touches him. And he can always do something about our problems. Sometimes when folks have told us about their troubles, we have wished we could do something to help them. Perhaps we can’t. God is not like that. Look at the rest of verse 19. It could be translated, ‘Our God is our deliverer’. He is never limited in what he can do.

That is what makes the Christian gospel so wonderful. Our God can and does enter into our situations day by day. He can share them with us and carry all our burdens. What an encouragement!

 

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:

I can give God my burdens to carry, today and every day.

 

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