每日箴言(中英)|磐石、石头、高台

每日箴言(中英)|磐石、石头、高台

每日箴言

磐石、石头、高台

“惟独他是我的磐石,我的拯救;他是我的高台,我必不很动摇。” - 诗 62:2

✟ 灵修

我们一家人在讨论岩石(rocks)跟石头(stones)的分别。它们之间是否有分别、或者只是同一种东西的两个不同名称呢?


对研究地球的地质学家、建筑师跟玉石收藏家来说,岩石是任何未经人手处理的矿物质,所以,它可以是一座巨型大石、也可以是一颗小圆石。岩石经过切割跟琢磨,好用来建造某些东西或作其他用途时,比如成为建筑物或马路的一部份,它就成为石头了。


我们要留心,不可把以上的定义硬加在圣经古旧的经文上;然而有趣的是,圣经中称神为“磐石”(the Rock) 或“我的磐石”,超过四十次之多,而很多次都是在诗篇中出现的。耶稣基督也被称为磐石,而论到建造神的教会和国度,祂更被称为顶石或者房角石。


当你想到高台的时候,你脑海中会浮现什么样的形象呢?一座结实、坚固、有力、不会摇动的结构?神就是这些特质的总和;在神里面,藉着耶稣的救赎大功,我们是稳固、有保障、和安全的。神不变的爱和能力,远远超越任何企图恐吓我们的攻击。我们可以“时时倚靠他”。如果我们倚靠财富、地位、或世人的谋略,我们必定徒劳无功。然而,“神是我们的避难所”,在祂里面,我们的前路必然是稳妥的。我们的心灵唯有在神里面找到安息和拯救!

✟ 祷告

神啊,唯独你是我们的磐石和我们的拯救,没有人像你,主啊,求你帮助我们依靠你,好叫我们永远不会动摇,奉耶稣的名祈求,阿们!


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✟ Overflowing Love

"Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress; I will never be shaken." - Psalm 62:2

✟ Devotion

In our family we got into a discussion about the difference between rocks and stones. Is there a difference, or is it just two names for the same thing?


To geologists, who study the earth, as well as to builders and rock collectors, a rock is any mass of mineral matter that has not been changed by human hands. So it can be a huge chunk or a tiny pebble. A rock becomes a stone when it is cut and shaped to build something or to function in some way, like part of a building or roadway.


Now, we can’t impose those definitions on the ancient text of the Bible, but it’s interesting that more than 40 times in Scripture, God is referred to as “the Rock” or as “my rock”—often in the Psalms. Jesus Christ is also referred to as a rock, and he is called the capstone and cornerstone in references to the building of God’s church and kingdom.


What comes to mind when you think of a fortress? Something solid, sturdy, powerful, unshakable? God is all of those things. And in God, through the saving work of Jesus, we are secure, protected, safe. The power of God’s unfailing love is infinitely greater than any attacks trying to threaten us. We can “trust in him at all times.” If we trust in riches, or status, or the ways of this world, our efforts will fail. But “God is our refuge”; in him our destiny is secure. In God our souls find rest and salvation!


✟ Prayer

God, you alone are our Rock and our salvation. There is no one like you. Help us to trust in you, Lord, that we may never be shaken. In Jesus, Amen.



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