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Psalm 45 – Know Your God 诗篇 45 – 要认识你的神   

Wednesday, 2nd March 2022

Rev Daniel Xi An Poon

Section One V1-5 The Victorious King

At the beginning of the Psalm, it says ‘To the Chief Musician. Set to “The Lilies.” A Contemplation of the sons of Korah. A Song of Love.’ This is a joyful tune by the priest. When we are being taught by the priest, what is our attitude? When we are facing trouble times, what is our attitude? This psalm is written from the perspective of a priest, we are all priests of the New Testament, standing between God and men. We must know God and know people!

V1-2 ‘My heart is overflowing with a good theme; I recite my composition concerning the King; my tongue is the pen of a ready writer. You are fairer than the sons of men; grace is poured upon Your lips; therefore God has blessed You forever.’ What are the words coming out from our mouth every day? The words of our own selfish desires or the words of mercy and grace? We can only speak the words of mercy and grace is we are connected with God. The king is the spokesperson of God, in order to be filled with mercy and grace, we need to speak the Word of Truth, to say what God wants us to say, just like our Lord Jesus Christ. When we speak the Word of God, then the people and environment around us will change, because our words have authority, God used His Words to create the Heaven and Earth. We need to release the Word of Truth and let it fill this world. When the king does what God wants him to do then God will surely bless him.

V4-5 ‘And in Your majesty ride prosperously because of truth, humility, and righteousness; and Your right hand shall teach You awesome things. Your arrows are sharp in the heart of the King’s enemies; the peoples fall under You.’ How can we bring changes to the environment around us? to put on the armour of God and to hold the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. That’s why we need to memorise the Bible scriptures because the Word of God has power, the more we remember then strong our sword is! When we speak the Word of God, miracles and wonders will follow us, and people will see through our lives! We don’t need to fight face to face with the devil, but by the Word of God, we can rebuke and strike down the devil, even though it stays in the darkness, and we cannot see it, but the God we follow is powerful!

Section Two V6-9 The Righteous King

V6-7 ‘Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of Your kingdom. You love righteousness and hate wickedness; therefore God, Your God, has anointed You with the oil of gladness more than Your companions.’ Have we ever seen a king sit in his throne forever? Only our God has this power and authority. No one in this world is greater them Him! When we are willing to connect with God, to reveal the righteousness of God, then failures and hardship will not follow us, instead we can be joy and peace to our own lives and the lives of people. But do we really believe that we have already received this joy? When we don’t feel joy and when we feel tired, where is our faith? If our ‘doing’ is more than our faith, then we will not receive joy. Following God should be joyful because He is a victorious and righteous King, we should not worry, and we should not be afraid.V9 ‘Kings’ daughters are among Your honourable women; at Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.’ This King is not lonely, he has his wife and families around him, do we believe that we are the children of God? We are not alone, and God is always with us, bringing us the fragrance of peace and righteous, and we will receive victorious together with Him!

Section Three V10-17 The Blessed Family

V10-11 ‘Listen, O daughter, consider and incline your ear; forget your own people also, and your father’s house; so the King will greatly desire your beauty; because He is your Lord, worship Him.’ We are the daughters, and we are the church; God is calling us to listen and to meditate. We are all Gentiles, but God has chosen us to enter His Kingdom, therefore we should forget the past, stop thinking about our lives in the past before we know God, to let go and enter the New Kingdom. When we continue to think about the wealth of the world and the former things, then we can never follow God wholeheartedly.

We are the ones being called, we should focus on the cross and the Word of God. Then we will be the beauty in the Eyes of the Lord, we will not have wrinkles because we have no worries. In hard times we can still have peace, we can still speak the words of blessings; even when we are on the cross, we can still forgive those who hurt us. When we are willing to do what Jesus did, then we will be the beauty and we will attract the King. Let us worship Him, see Him more than our own problems, let God come first in our lives and our problems will be too small for us to worry about! Are we the faithless followers, who don’t realise Jesus is on our boat? What is our boat? Our family? Our finance? Our work? Our children? Our spouse? Jesus is not sleeping; He is watching over us right now!

V13-14 ‘The royal daughter is all glorious within the palace; her clothing is woven with gold. She shall be brought to the King in robes of many colours; the virgins, her companions who follow her, shall be brought to You.’ We are the children of God; we are abundant and blessed. Can we see ourselves as the children of God that we lack nothing? Not only this, but God will also bless our generations, the children of our children! Even we cannot be sure how much inheritance we can pass on to the children of our children, but God knows, and God can! So when we know we are in the House of God, why do we need to calculate how much we have? Why can’t we step out by faith, cast the net in the deep water?

诗篇 45 – 要认识你的神       

2022年3月2日 星期三


当我们有信心跟随神 – 我们的主、我们的王的时候,他的权能就会彰显在我们所拥有的方方面面。诗篇45篇是“可拉后裔的训诲诗”- “可拉”是祭司,他的后裔所写的这首诗是一首基调开心快乐的“爱慕歌”。我们在所处的充满未知的大环境下,不知道可以倚靠谁。我们周围的人可能有很多都已经感染病毒。今天的经文教导我们认识我们所跟从的神,也学习如何去回应他,与主同行。

一、v.1-5 得胜的君王

V1 诗篇一开始就指明这是赞美“王做的事”。我们若用从祭司的眼光来看我们所跟从的王,会有特别的启示。祭司是站在神和人之间的桥梁,所以要很认识神,也要明白人。当我们说自己是新约的祭司,我们要更加明白祭司的身份,在生命树的气息下更深来认识神和我们自己。

V2 我们的王“嘴里满有恩惠”,那我们跟从神的时候,嘴里是否也满有恩惠?恩惠无法从人而来,只能从神而来。这位“王”嘴里有恩惠,就能成为神的代言人,正如耶稣只讲父要他说的话,我们的嘴里也要充满神的话。当我们愿意说神的话而不是自己的话时,我们就是谦卑,将神的国带下,所以日常的读经、背经非常重要。神当初创造天地时用的就是他的话语。在如今的光景下,我们知道世上没有平安,但我们不会妥协。神拣选我们成为盐和光,我们就要释放神的话,让世上充满恩惠。当我们愿意释放神的话语,与神连接,神就赐福给我们。

V3-4 这位王传递给人的是“真理、谦卑、公义”,也就是生命树。如何将这些带到我们周围的环境?这不是嘴巴讲讲就好了,是需要我们“腰间佩刀”- 我们的“刀”就是神的话,也是我们每日所穿的属灵军装的一部分。我们需要神的话来带下生命树的气息,因为我们自己和这个世界会将人带回分辨善恶树。王能够得胜,因为神的话充满他,将生命树的气息带下,就在所行的路上毫无阻拦。我们的“右手”是为人祝福的,当我们与神连接、举手祷告祝福的时候,神迹奇事就会发生,人就会敬畏耶和华我们的神。

V5 恶者没有办法来攻击我们,我们也不需要与仇敌魔鬼来对抗 – 因我们有神的话,就可以捆绑、破除、驱走他们。用“箭”的人不需要去接触敌人,即便在黑暗中我们也是靠主得胜的。

二、v.6-9 公义的君王

V6 “宝座”不是出于人,我们的王耶稣基督是万军之耶和华所设立的。世上的君王没有任何人的宝座可以存到永远,唯有耶稣,因为他要彰显神的权能。

V7-8 当我们愿意与神连接,使公平公义彰显在我们生命中,我们带来的不是贫穷悲哀,而是“欢喜”。我们的王是充满欢喜的,我们在我们的服事、家庭、教会中是欢喜的吗?当我们说自己有压力、很累的时候,说明神的宝座没有彰显在我们的信仰中,我们只是让自己的doing彰显。我们的王是得胜的君王,又是公义的,跟从他是开心快乐的。身边无论发生多少负面的事,我们都要相信他是公义的神。

V9 这位王是不孤单的,在他左右有爱他的妻子儿女。我们是否相信我们的教会是尊贵的新妇,我们是这位君王的儿女?我们是否是得胜的,还是看上去像被打败的人。

三、v.10-17 蒙福的家

V10 一个得胜、公义的王,他的家是蒙福的家。“女子”指的是王的妻子,也代表教会,就是我们。我们要去听,也要去思考神教导我们的话。我们原本都是外邦人,但是当王带我们进入他的国度时,我们就不要“纪念你的民和你的父家”,不要去想我们过去的生活是怎样,而要放下过去属世的贫穷或富裕,进入神赐给我们新的荣耀里。我们是蒙召的人,要看的是十字架、是神的话。

V11 当我们愿意分别为圣,“王就羡慕你的美貌”,我们就没有“皱纹”- 这皱纹是从对世界的担心而来。在水深火热的世上,我们心里是踏实的,能够口出恩言,像耶稣一样即使在十字架上还能说赦免人的话。这样的我们就有“美貌”,我们的主我们的王就愿意与我们亲近,我们也要“敬拜他”。要“先神后人再大地”,不要在挑战来的时候就说自己不行,在狂风巨浪中就要对神有信心,因为主与我们在同一条船上,他能平静风浪。

V12 当我们“先神后人再大地”的时候,世界的人也会来靠近我们。

V13 我们是神的儿女,要知道我们是富足的,不要以贫穷的心态看我们自己没有,在神没有难成的事。

V16 我们的子孙后代也能得到神赐给我们的福。我们不要只想到自己的现在,因为神是亚伯拉罕、以撒、雅各的神。我们是否能看到神会为我们儿女的儿女预备?