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  • 你們要休息,要知道我是神!我必在外邦中被尊崇,在遍地上也必被尊崇。 (詩46:10)
    7月10日

          如果神的寶座看來好像在動搖,我們的手能使它穩定嗎?有些人以為能夠做到,雅各就是其中之一。神已經很清楚地對他明說,他將能掌權,但他在所行事上,卻是極力地靠自己去推進神的計畫。他看見神的選召,並緊握這個大福—但直到有一天,他得知父親差遣以掃去打獵,是為了要給以掃祝福。如果這件事實現了,神的應許豈不是落空了嗎?
          他必須採取行動了!這個聰明且有能力的人,同時又是一個有城府的謀略者。他著手為神工作,好像神是無能為力似的。他為要達到所追求的目的,不惜欺騙他的父親。可是所有從欺騙中似乎已得著的,但最終還是不得不放棄,並且被迫離家遠遊。
          沒錯,他是神所揀選的,神要用他,然而在那時他卻不認識神,也不認識自己。他實際上得著的,乃是一次嚴厲的屬靈管教。這類管教,聰明的人所遇最多!

  • Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted. (Psalm 46.10)
    July 10th

          If God’s throne seems to rock, can our hand steady it? Some appear to think so. One such was Jacob. God had clearly stated that he should rule, and in all he did he aimed only to forward God’s plans. He saw God’s election and he embraced it—but then one day he learned that his father had sent Esau hunting with a view to giving him the blessing. If that happened, where was God’s promise?
          Something must be done! The clever, capable man was also a schemer, so he set out to do for God what it looked as though God could not do for Himself—and to achieve it he cheated his father. But all he seemed to gain from his cheating had to be abandoned, and he was forced to flee.
          Yes, he was God’s choice, God wanted him, but as yet he knew neither his God nor himself. What in fact he received was a severe does of the divine discipline. Clever people get a lot of that!