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0919- Be Faithful Because God Is Faithful 要信实,因为神是信实的

Psalm 105:37-45 (NKJV) He also brought them out with silver and gold, and there was none feeble among His tribes. Egypt was glad when they departed, for the fear of them had fallen upon them. He spread a cloud for a covering, and fire to give light in the night. The people asked, and He brought quail, and satisfied them with the bread of heaven. He opened the rock, and water gushed out; it ran in the dry places like a river. For He remembered His holy promise, and Abraham His servant. He brought out His people with joy, his chosen ones with gladness. He gave them the lands of the Gentiles, and they inherited the labor of the nations, that they might observe His statutes and keep His laws. Praise the LORD!

When the Israelites left Egypt, there was none feeble among the tribes, which means all of them were healthy and strong from the youngest to the oldest. Fear came upon the Egyptians because God had shown Himself strong on their behalf. God desired to deliver them from slavery and bondages. He never left them but was a constant guide for them in the form of a cloud in the day and fire in the night, personally leading them, providing for them and protecting them.

He provided for them in the most difficult moments when there was no water by making water come out of a rock. During the hardest time of their lives, their most important need was water, which represents life, and God gave them this provision. Why was God faithful and still interested in them despite their murmuring, rebellion and unfaithfulness? Because God remembered His covenant with Abraham which He had promised during the covenant ritual, and it was with joy and gladness when the Israelites were delivered from the land of bondage, from oppression and slavery.

Genesis 15:13-14 (NKJV) Then He said to Abram: “Know certainly that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is not theirs, and will serve them, and they will afflict them four hundred years. And also the nation whom they serve I will judge; afterward they shall come out with great possessions.

Because God is faithful to us, today, He is also looking for people who are faithful in the things that He has entrusted us with.

Matthew 25:23 (NKJV) His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’

Sermon Series:Faithfulness


要信实,因为神是信实的

诗篇105:37-45 (NKJV)他领百姓带银子,金子出来,他支派中没有一个软弱的。他们出来的时候,埃及人便欢喜,原来埃及人惧怕他们。他铺张云彩当遮盖,夜间使火光照。他们一求,他就使鹌鹑飞来,并用天上的粮食,叫他们饱足。他打开磐石,水就涌出。在干旱之处,水流成河。这都因他记念他的圣言和他的仆人亚伯拉罕。他带领百姓欢乐而出,带领选民欢呼前往。他将列国的地赐给他们,他们便承受众民劳碌得来的,好使他们谨守他的律例,守他的律法。你们要赞美耶和华!

以色列人出埃及的时候,各支派中没有一个软弱的,就是说他们从最年幼的到最年长的,都健壮有力。埃及人就惧怕,因为神在他们身上显出大能来。神巴不得要把他们从奴役和捆绑中解救出来。祂从来没有离开过他们,而是一路带领他们,白天以云柱的形式出现,晚上以火柱的形式出现,亲自带领他们,供应他们,保护他们。

在最困难的时候,当没有水的时候,祂让水从磐石里流出来。在他们生命中最困难的时候,他们最需要的是水,水代表生命,神就供应给了他们。为什么神如此信实,在他们抱怨,反叛,不忠的时候仍然关心他们?因为神记念祂与亚伯拉罕所立的约,就是祂在立约仪式上所应许的。以色列人脱离苦役之地,脱离欺压和奴役时,就欢喜快乐。

创世纪15:13-14 (NKJV)耶和华对亚伯兰说:“你要的确知道,你的后裔必寄居别人的地,又服侍那地的人;那地的人要苦待他们四百年。他们所服事的那国,我要惩罚。后来他们必带着许多财物从那里出来”。

因为神以信实待我们,如今祂也在寻找在祂所交托我们的事上有忠心的人。

马太福音25:23 (NKJV)主人说:“好,你这又良善又忠心的仆人;你在不多的事上有忠心,我将许多事派你管理。可以进来享受你主人的快乐。”

讲道系列: 信实