Date: 03/31/2011
by Jonathan

Deuteronomy 16:16-17

16 “Each year every man in Israel must celebrate these three festivals: the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the Festival of Harvest, and the Festival of Shelters. On each of these occasions, all men must appear before the Lord your God at the place he chooses, but they must not appear before the Lord without a gift for him. 17 All must give as they are able, according to the blessings given to them by the Lord your God.

Sharing:  After 40 years of wandering in the wilderness, the Israelites were finally at the east bank of the Jordan River ready to cross into Caanan.  Moses not only told them about the Do's and Don't, but he also told them that they must celebrate every year in these three occasions: first at Passover (March/April), second at Festival of Harvest (Grain harvest in May/June) and lastly at Festival of Shelters (Fruit harvest in Oct) almost for a week each.  Moses made that clear that God wanted them to rejoice (for their ancestor's suffering of Passover), rejoice (for the hard work of harvesting grains) and rejoice (for all the hard work until all grapes are pressed).  Moses told them they must rejoice in their receiving from God, and their returns of service and sacrifice are for God's pleasing.  In here, God wants us to treat our duty as our delight, as well as our enjoyment. It is so true for me in how I treat cooking, raising two young and energetic kids, and for serving my boss on earth and in Heaven.  I learn that I can rejoice more and more if I don't treat duties as rules or laws but treat them as God's sent or God's grace to make us fitter and fitter, or best I do all my "duties" for God.  If we can rejoice all the time, we can help others to rejoice in Him too, no matter what situation they face.   I sincerely hope one day all my friends can attest that they can also make God their joy, so that they can rejoice, rejoice and rejoice in hope based on the solid rock of God's faithful promises.   Can you treat duty as joy?

Date: Thursday 03/31/2011
by Frank

Luke 9:20 "Then he asked them, 'But who do you say I am?' Peter replied, 'You are the Messiah sent from God!"'

Date: Thursday 03/31/2011
by Chunming

路 加 福 音 9
25 人 若 賺 得 全 世 界 , 卻 喪 了 自 己 , 賠 上 自 己 , 有 甚 麼 益 處 呢

Luke 9
25 What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit their very self?

Sharing: There are two lessons that I can learn from the verse. The first one is I should not have an incorrect assumption that I can gain the whole world by myself.  The second one is focus on trying to gain the whole world instead of God Himself would lead me to a forfeited life. This reminds me the old saying "to save a little only to lose a lot (因小失大)". In the end, I will be sighing like this “早知如此,又何必當初呢”

This is a good reminder to me – Humble before Him because He is the Lord.

Date: 03/30/2011
by Margaret

箴 言 12:5-7

 5 義 人 的 思 念 是 公 平 ; 惡 人 的 計 謀 是 詭 詐 。

 6 惡 人 的 言 論 是 埋 伏 流 人 的 血 ; 正 直 人 的 口 必 拯 救 人 。

 7 惡 人 傾 覆 , 歸 於 無 有 ; 義 人 的 家 必 站 得 住 。

 主耶稣的话语滋润我们的生命,使我们能分辨是非。 赐给我们公平的思念,使主爱之家站得住。

Date: 03/29/2011
by John Yang


 8 我 們 今 日 在 這 裡 所 行 的 是 各 人 行 自 己 眼 中 看 為 正 的 事 ,你 們 將 來 不 可 這 樣 行 ;

这里指的是过约旦河之前和过约旦河之后,以色列人生活行为指引的不同。 今天我们,基督徒,在归主后应该学习


Date: Monday 03/28/2011
by Philip

Deuteronomy 9:4-6 4 After the LORD your God has driven them out before you, do not say to yourself, “The LORD has brought me here to take possession of this land because of my righteousness.” No, it is on account of the wickedness of these nations that the LORD is going to drive them out before you. 5 It is not because of your righteousness or your integrity that you are going in to take possession of their land; but on account of the wickedness of these nations, the LORD your God will drive them out before you, to accomplish what he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. 6 Understand, then, that it is not because of your righteousness that the LORD your God is giving you this good land to possess, for you are a stiff-necked people.

Date: Monday, 03/28/2011
by Michelle

5 你進去得他們的地,並不是因你的義,也不是因你心裡正直,乃是因這些國民的惡,耶和華─你的

Deuteronomy 9
5 It is not because of your righteousness or your integrity that you
are going in to take possession of their land; but on account of the
wickedness of these nations, the LORD your God will drive them out
before you, to accomplish what he swore to your fathers, to Abraham,
Isaac and Jacob.

Sharing: Our God is a loving and faithful God.  He kept his promises
to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob even though the Israel have been
rebellious against Him.

Data: 03/27/2011
by TC

Deuteronomy 11:8

Dt 11:8    Observe therefore all the commands I am giving you today, so that you may have the strength to go in and take over the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess.

Upon meditating this verse, a question arose in my mind: Why does “observing God’s commands” have to do with “gaining strength”? It did take me some time to digest.

Sharing: If fear is defined as “False Evidences Appear Real”, then courage---the opposite of FEAR---can be defined as the "Discernment between falsehood and Truth. The ability to discern from what the false evidences are and what the true evidences are comes from the knowing of the Word (commands) of God. And Jesus said, in order to know my commands, one must observe (進入真理) them first. Hence, a logical connection between “observing Christ’s commands” and “gaining strength” has been established.

Data: Sunday, 03/27/2011
by George

Deuteronomy 8
2 Remember how the LORD your God led you all the way in the wilderness
these forty years, to humble and test you in order to know what was in
your heart, whether or not you would keep his commands.
4 Your clothes did not wear out and your feet did not swell during
these forty years.

God often speak to us in inconspicuous things and mundane living.
Forty years of wilderness living brought forth a profound training.
Forty years of keeping clothes (and shoes) from tearing apart reminded
his people to be aware of God’s mercy and grace through the details of
life. Time and daily living are the teaching materials for us to learn
the lessons of faithful living and having a grateful heart. God is
using them to speak to us. Let us not underestimate these teaching
materials which can lead us into the spiritual abundance.

Date:  03/26/2011
by Eliza

Proverbs 11:29-31
29 He who brings trouble on his family will inherit only wind,
   and the fool will be servant to the wise.
 30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life,
   and he who wins souls is wise.  31 If the righteous receive their due on earth,
   how much more the ungodly and the sinner!
Sharing: Look upon our GOD only.

Date: Satuday, 03/26/2011
by THT

詩 篇 68:19-35
19 天 天 背 负 我 们 重 担 的 主 , 就 是 拯 救 我 们 的 神 , 是 应 当 称 颂 的 ! ( 细 拉 )

Psalms 68:19-35
19 Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens. Selah

Sharing: I am touched by this verse. The Lord bears my burdens everyday, so I don't have to. What I should do is let Him take control, and not to hold on to my burdens tightly.

Date: Saturday, 03/26/2011
by Kristian

Psalm 68:19-20
19 Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.
20 Our God is a God who saves; from the Sovereign LORD comes escape from death.

Date:  03/25/2011
by Wai Lau

Deuteronomy 4:7
7 What other nation is so great as to have their gods near them the way the LORD our God is near us whenever we pray to him?

Sharing: Our God is near us whenever we pray to him. We are praying to a living God, who is near us and hear our prayers

Date: Friday, 03/25/2011
by CSC

路 加 福 音 6:39-7:10
6:48 他 像 一 个 人 盖 房 子 , 深 深 的 挖 地 , 把 根 基 安 在 磐 石 上 ; 到 发 大 水 的 时 候 , 水 冲 那 房 子 , 房 子 总 不 能 摇 动 , 因 为 根 基 立 在 磐 石 上

48 He is like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built.

Sharing: To lay a foundation on rock, one must dig down deep. It is hard work but there is no get around of it.

Date: Friday, 03/25/2011
by Christian

Psalms 68:3 May the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful.

Date: Thursday, 03/24/2011
by KHL

申 命 記 3
24 主 耶 和 華 阿 , 你 已 將 你 的 大 力 大 能 顯 給 僕 人 看 。 在 天 上 , 在 地 下 , 有 甚 麼 神 能 像 你 行 事 、 像 你 有 大 能 的 作 為 呢 ?

Deuteronomy 3
24 "O Sovereign LORD, you have begun to show to your servant your greatness and your strong hand. For what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do the deeds and mighty works you do?

Date: Wednesday, 03/23/2011
by William

Luke 6:35 35 “Love your enemies! Do good to them. Lend to them without expecting to be repaid. Then your reward from heaven will be very great, and you will truly be acting as children of the Most High, for he is kind to those who are unthankful and wicked.

Date: Wednesday, 03/23/2011
by CML

詩 篇 66 (Psalm 66)

10   神 啊 , 你 曾 試 驗 我 們 , 熬 煉 我 們 , 如 熬 煉 銀 子 一 樣 。
(For you, God, tested us; you refined us like silver.)

12 你 使 人 坐 車 軋 我 們 的 頭 ; 我 們 經 過 水 火 , 你 卻 使 我 們 到 豐 富 之 地 。 (You let people ride over our heads; we went through fire and water, but you brought us to a place of abundance.)
Sharing: The trial and testing in our life-long molding process will make us stronger than before and it will lead us eventually to a place of abundance – this is a promise He gave to us. His faithfulness and sovereignty are worthy of our praises.

Date:  03/22/2011
by Annie

詩 篇 65:2-4

 2 听 祷 告 的 主 啊 , 凡 有 血 气 的 都 要 来 就 你 。

 3 罪 孽 胜 了 我 ; 至 於 我 们 的 过 犯 , 你 都 要 赦 免 。

 4 你 所 拣 选 、 使 他 亲 近 你 、 住 在 你 院 中 的 , 这 人 便 为 有 福 ! 我 们 必 因 你 居 所 、 你 圣 殿 的 美 福 知 足 了 。

箴 言 11:23

 23 义 人 的 心 愿 尽 得 好 处 ; 恶 人 的 指 望 致 干 忿 怒 。

分享:主呵,请求您帮我脱离罪孽, 赦免我过犯,使我能亲近你,住在你院中。 不要我的指望使你忿怒。呵门

Date:  03/21/2011
by Jonathan

Number 32:1-22

1 The Reubenites and Gadites, who had very large herds and flocks, saw that the lands of Jazer and Gilead were suitable for livestock. 2 So they came to Moses and Eleazar the priest and to the leaders of the community, and said, 3 “Ataroth, Dibon, Jazer, Nimrah, Heshbon, Elealeh, Sebam, Nebo and Beon— 4 the land the LORD subdued before the people of Israel—are suitable for livestock, and your servants have livestock. 5 If we have found favor in your eyes,” they said, “let this land be given to your servants as our possession. Do not make us cross the Jordan.”.......
20 Then Moses said to them, “If you will do this—if you will arm yourselves before the LORD for battle 21 and if all of you who are armed cross over the Jordan before the LORD until he has driven his enemies out before him— 22then when the land is subdued before the LORD, you may return and be free from your obligation to the LORD and to Israel. And this land will be your possession before the LORD.

Luke 5:8-11

 8 When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus’ knees and said, “Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!” 9 For he and all his companions were astonished at the catch of fish they had taken, 10 and so were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, Simon’s partners. Then Jesus said to Simon, “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will fish for people.” 11 So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed him.
Sharing:  When the Reubenites and Gadites saw Lord's conquered land so suitable to raise their large herds and flocks, they begged Moses to give that land to them, and do not make them cross the Jordan to Caanan.   Reluctantly, Moses agreed to their request but with one condition that the Reubenites and Gadites must arm themselves before the Lord for battle across the Jordan to drive out their enemies in Cannan first.  Interesting enough that in Luke after Jesus performed the miracle of healing the sick, driving out demons, and catching boat load of fish after Peter the skillful fisherman fished all night with nothing, Jesus always asked everyone to start a new life (told Peter to fish for people) instead of going back to their old life.  I am shameful to admit that God uses these two paragraphs to strike deep in my core to expose my almost unwillingness to cross the Jordan and my slow determination to start a real new life.   Sorry Lord, I am such a sinful man still, please cleanse me deeply and guide me to places that you want me to battle for you and to fish for people. 

Date: Monday, 03/21/2011
by MC

4 講完了,對西門說:把船開到水深之處,下網打魚。
10 耶穌對西門說:不要怕!從今以後,你要得人了。

Luke 5
4 When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep
water, and let down the nets for a catch.”
10 Then Jesus said to Simon, “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will
fish for people.”

Sharing:  Let's put out into deep water so that we can know more and
experience more Christ's fullness.  We don't
need to be afraid, may God be with us and help us bring people to know Him.

Date: Monday, 03/21/2011
by Philip

Luke 4:36 Amazed, the people exclaimed, "What authority and power this man's words possess! Even evil spirits obey him, and they flee at his command!"

Date: 03/20/2011
by Margaret

 18 主 的 靈 在 我 身 上 , 因 為 他 用 膏 膏 我 , 叫 我 傳 福 音 給 貧 窮 的 人 ; 差 遣 我 報 告 : 被 擄 的 得 釋 放 , 瞎 眼 的 得 看 見 , 叫 那 受 壓 制 的 得 自 由 ,
Sharing: 我們是主的兒女, 主的靈在我們身上, 我們的生命也充滿祂賜的福氣.   我們是有責任的. 我們要傳福音.  使更多人得釋放, 得自由.

Date: Sunday, 03/20/2011
by GC


Numbers 31
9 The Israelites captured the Midianite women and children and took
all the Midianite herds, flocks and goods as plunder.
15 “Have you allowed all the women to live?” he asked them. 16 “They
were the ones who followed Balaam’s advice and enticed the Israelites
to be unfaithful to the LORD in the Peor incident, so that a plague
struck the LORD’s people. 17 Now kill all the boys. And kill every
woman who has slept with a man

Sharing: 使以色列敗亡的不是摩押人的軍隊,不是巴蘭的咒詛,而是摩押和米甸的女人(25章)。他們是巴蘭的計謀。因著巴蘭的計謀,那時遭瘟疫死的以色列人,有二萬四千人,所有的族長因此在神面前被吊死。聖徒們,今天會使我們衰敗的,很多時候不是明顯的敵人,而是似是而非的誘惑,愛憐,人情,試探,是暗藏的,似乎合理又是情有可原的。神要我們除我們生命中一切的“米甸”。我們不能對我們舊有的罪性藕斷絲連,糾纏不清。

The cause of great death in the Israelite camp was neither the
Midianite army nor the curse of Balaam, it was the Midianite women.
They were part of Balaam's cunning scheme. Dear saints, the
adversaries that we face may not be easily seen, but often times they
are hidden, they entangle our emotions and we desire to make excuses
for them. God wants us to rid all of the Midianite in us, we have to
be clean of Midianite.

Date: 03/19/2011
by John

詩 篇 62

 1 ( 大 衛 的 詩 , 照 耶 杜 頓 的 作 法 , 交 與 伶 長 。 ) 我 的 心 默 默 無 聲 , 專 等 候   神 ; 我 的 救 恩 是 從 他 而 來 。

 2 惟 獨 他 是 我 的 磐 石 , 我 的 拯 救 ; 他 是 我 的 高 臺 , 我 必 不 很 動 搖 。

 5 我 的 心 哪 , 你 當 默 默 無 聲 , 專 等 候   神 , 因 為 我 的 盼 望 是 從 他 而 來 。

 6 惟 獨 他 是 我 的 磐 石 , 我 的 拯 救 ; 他 是 我 的 高 臺 , 我 必 不 動 搖 。

 7 我 的 拯 救 、 我 的 榮 耀 都 在 乎   神 ; 我 力 量 的 磐 石 、 我 的 避 難 所 都 在 乎   神 。

大衛這首詩, 我們都很熟悉, 詩歌里也常聽到過. 這里說 你當默默無聲. 專等候神. 我們平常的心態是絕然不同. 我們聽這首歌時, 滿順我們的心的.  是的. 我們的盼望是從祂而來, 我們的救恩是從祂而來. 但困難當頭時, 我們的心卻沒法安靜下來.  這是我們應該思考的.

Date: Saturday, 03/19/2011
by THT

詩篇 62:
1 我的心默默無聲、專等候 神.我的救恩是從他而來。
5 我的心哪、你當默默無聲、專等候 神.因為我的盼望是從他而來。

Psalms 62:
1 My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him.
5 Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him.

Sharing: I like the Chinese translation: 我的心默默無聲、專等候 神. ("My heart waits for God in silence"). Sometime random thoughts occupy my heart. The noise they make drowns out God's words. Time to do a Spring clean up to get rid of noise makers.

Date: Saturday, 3/19/2011
by Kristian

Psalm 62: 1-2

1 Truly my soul finds rest in God;
my salvation comes from him.
2 Truly he is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.

Date: 03/18/2011
by Cathy Lo

Luke: 3:6-8

Lk 3:6       And all mankind will see God's salvation.' "

Lk 3:7       John said to the crowds coming out to be baptized by him, "You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?

Lk 3:8       Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, `We have Abraham as our father.' For I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham.

Sharing: God’s salvation is available for everyone. But only those who repent will receive it. And our repentance is shown by the fruit we bear and bearing fruit is a continuous process in our lives. These verses remind me that I don’t always bear the fruit consistent with my repentance prayers. But I thank God that, in spite of my inconsistency, He is graceful to constantly remind me.

Date: Friday, 03/18/2011
by Christian

Psalms 61: 3  for you are my safe refuge, a fortress where my enemies cannot reach me.

Date: Friday, 03/18/2011
by CSC

民數記 27:4 為甚麼因我們的父親沒有兒子、就把他的名從他族中除掉呢.求你們在我們父親的弟兄中分給我們產業。

Numbers 27:4 Why should our father's name disappear from his clan because he had no son? Give us property among our father's relatives."

Sharing: Wow, I admire those ladies. Facing an seemingly unfair situation, their approach is straighforward -brought it to the authority's attention and argue with a right attitude. And of course, the Lord listened and changed the situation. I learn a lesson today.

Date: Thursday, 03/17/2011
by Frank

Luke 2:49 "But why did you need to search" he asked. "Didn't you know that I must be in my Father's house?"

Date: 03/17/2011
by TC

Luke:2: 52

Lk 2:52    And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.

Lk 2:52    耶穌的智慧和身量(註:或作:“年紀”),並 神和人喜愛他的心,都一齊增長。

By growing in favor with God and men, we usually interpreted as saying that when Jesus was growing up as a human being, God loved him more and also men would love him more (人見人愛).

We all agreed that God always loves Jesus. But do all men really love Jesus more? Some men do love Him more but others hate him more. In Jesus’ time, the hatred toward Jesus grew more and more until reaching the crescendo of crucifixion.

Campbell Morgan took a different opinion. He thought this phrase should have been translated into “in grace with God and men”.  Luke in 2:40 had already said that God’s grace was with Jesus. The Greek word for “with” is “para” that means that Grace is part of Jesus’ DNA. So when Jesus dealt with God and men, He dealt with both with Grace.

Sharing: It is very important that we should learn from Jesus that we should deal with people with Grace, even they are our adversaries. Billy Graham was right when he said, “If there must be an offense, let it be the offense of the gospel, not the manner in which gospel is presented. 

Date: 03/16/2011
by Eliza

Luke 2 25 ..Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was on him. 26 It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah. 
29 “Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you may now dismiss[d] your servant in peace.
30 For my eyes have seen your salvation,
 31 which you have prepared in the sight of all nations:
32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles,
   and the glory of your people Israel.”
36 There was also a prophet, Anna, the daughter of Penuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was very old; she had lived with her husband seven years after her marriage, 37 and then was a widow until she was eighty-four.[a] She never left the temple but worshiped night and day, fasting and praying. 38 Coming up to them at that very moment, she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem. 

Shearing: Blessed are ones who are faithful and devote their life to worshiping GOD.

I admir their life.

Date: Wednesday, 03/16/2011
by CML

民 數 記 24 (Numbers 24)

13 巴 勒 就 是 將 他 滿 屋 的 金 銀 給 我 , 我 也 不 得 越 過 耶 和 華 的 命 , 憑 自 己 的 心 意 行 好 行 歹 。 耶 和 華 說 甚 麼 , 我 就 要 說 甚 麼.

13 ‘Even if Balak gave me all the silver and gold in his palace, I could not do anything of my own accord, good or bad, to go beyond the command of the LORD—and I must say only what the LORD says’?

Sharing: Regardless of any possible personal gains, speak in a truthful manner is the one that is pleasing to God, especially when one is God’s servant (Prophet Balaam in this case). What a reminder!

Date 03/15/2011
by Wai

Number 22: 28 & 35
28 Then the LORD opened the donkey’s mouth, and she said to Balaam, “What have I done to you to make you beat me these three times?”
35 The angel of the LORD said to Balaam, “Go with the men, but speak only what I tell you.”
Luke 1:64
64 Immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue was loosed, and he began to speak, praising God.
Psalm  58:1-2
1 Do you rulers indeed speak justly?    Do you judge uprightly among men? 2 No, in your heart you devise injustice, and your hands mete out violence on the earth.
Proverb 11:12-13
12 A man who lacks judgment derides his neighbor,  but a man of understanding holds his tongue. 13 A gossip betrays a confidence,   but a trustworthy man keeps a secret.
Sharing: Today passages are very interesting. We have four passages that echo each other. God opened the donkey mouth. God instructed Balaam what to say about Israelites, to bless and not to curse. God shut the mouth of Zechariah until the birth of his son, John the baptist and then he let out a song of praise to God.  People who rule speak unjustly because their hearts are not right with God. Our words can cause great problems among friends. 
My prayer is that God would keep my mouth shut like Zechariah until appointed time and speak only to help others who are lost in their path,  blessing and not curse, praising to God, benefit my neighbors and building up relationship.

Let our mouths totally control by the Holy Spirit.

Date 03/14/2011
by Ling

Proverb 11: 11
11: Through the blessing of the upright a city is exalted,
but by the mouth of the wicked it is destroyed.
Sharing, Our faith is not limited in the Church. We shall practice our faith in our daily life. We can be the blessing to the people around us or be the stumble block in front of others. This all depends on what kind of lives that we live out. God destroyed Sodom because there were not even 10 righteous people in Sodom. Will we be part of the 10 or part of the vast majority of people in Sodom? Hope we can be the ones that is pleasing in God's eyes.

Date Monday, 03/14/2011
by FLL

Luke 1:37 For no word from God will ever fail.”
路 加 福 音 1:37 因 為 , 出 於 神 的 話 , 沒 有 一 句 不 帶 能 力 的 。
Sharing: No word from God will ever fail so as His promises to us. Let us treasure God's words and study them hard. For when we need comfort, encouragement or prayers, God's words will never fail us.

Date: Monday, 03/14/2011
by Philip

Pslams 57:5 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
let your glory be over all the earth.

Date: 03/13/2011
by Yiheng

Psalm 56: 2-4
 2 I am constantly hounded by those who slander me,
      and many are boldly attacking me.
 3 But when I am afraid,
      I will put my trust in you.
 4 I praise God for what he has promised.
      I trust in God, so why should I be afraid?
      What can mere mortals do to me?
Sharing: As David expressed in these verses, we are facing all kinds of attacks and sufferings in our earthy lives. There are some that we know and some we might not even realize. When we are under attacks or in sufferings, the ultimate hope that we have is our Faith in God's promise. He is the source of strength and courage for us to endure the attacks and sufferings. In Numbers, Chapter 20, the Israelites gathered in opposition to Moses and Aaron.  Because Moses and Aaron failed to show strong enough trust in God to honor Him as holy under the attack, they were forfeited the opportunity to enter the land of promise.

Date: Sunday, 03/13/2011
by Deanna

Psalm 56: 4 I praise God for what he has promised.
I trust in God, so why should I be afraid?
What can mere mortals do to me?

Date: Sunday, 03/13/2011
by MC

民數記 20
8 你拿著杖去,和你的哥哥亞倫招聚會眾,在他們眼前吩咐磐石發出水來,水就從磐石流出,給會眾和他們的牲畜喝。
9 於是摩西照耶和華所吩咐的,從耶和華面前取了杖去。
10 摩西、亞倫就招聚會眾到磐石前。摩西說:你們這些背叛的人聽我說:我為你們使水從這磐石中流出來麼?
11 摩西舉手,用杖擊打磐石兩下,就有許多水流出來,會眾和他們的牲畜都喝了。
12 耶和華對摩西、亞倫說:因為你們不信我,不在以色列人眼前尊我為聖,所以你們必不得領這會眾進我所賜給他們的地去。

Numbers 20
8 “Take the staff, and you and your brother Aaron gather the assembly
together. Speak to that rock before their eyes and it will pour out
its water. You will bring water out of the rock for the community so
they and their livestock can drink.”
9 So Moses took the staff from the LORD’s presence, just as he commanded him.
10 He and Aaron gathered the assembly together in front of the rock
and Moses said to them, “Listen, you rebels, must we bring you water
out of this rock?”
11 Then Moses raised his arm and struck the rock twice with his staff.
Water gushed out, and the community and their livestock drank.
12 But the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, “Because you did not trust in
me enough to honor me as holy in the sight of the Israelites, you will
not bring this community into the land I give them.”

Sharing: Here the LORD did not tell Moses to strike the rock, HE told him to speak to the rock.  However, Moses was angry and struck the rock twice. As a result, he could not enter the promised land.  This reminds me that I should not complain and I should fully trust in HIM.

Date: 03/12/2011
by Annie

詩篇 55
 22 Give your burdens to the Lord,
      and he will take care of you.
      He will not permit the godly to slip and fall.

Date: Saturday, 03/12/2011
by GC


Numbers 18:1 The LORD said to Aaron, “You, your sons and your family are to bear the responsibility for offenses connected with the sanctuary, and you and your sons alone are to bear the responsibility for offenses connected with the priesthood.

Sharing:  A priest not only needs to bring offering to God on behalf of the people, he also needs to bear their offense connected to the sanctuary.  What an awesome and fearful responsibility.  A priest must therefore constantly remind people the meaning of sanctuary and its holiness.  How often we forget and offend the presence of God and forget his holiness.  How easy to forget that our body is the templeand we are called to be priesthood.  Be awe and thankful, for Christ is our great priest.  "We have not a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin." Hebrew 4:15

Date: Saturday, 03/12/2011
by Kristian

Psalm 55: 16-18
16 As for me, I call to God, and the LORD saves me.
17 Evening, morning and noon I cry out in distress, and he hears my voice.
18 He rescues me unharmed from the battle waged against me, even though many oppose me.

Date: Friday, 03/11/2011
by THT

Mark 15:38 The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.
馬 可 福 音 15:38 殿 里 的 幔 子 从 上 到 下 裂 为 两 半 。

Sharing: The Lord removes the barrier between people and the holy of holies. Now through faith, everyone could enter into His grace. I am immensly grateful.

Date: Friday, 03/11/2011
by Christian

Pslams 54 : 1  Save me, O God, by your name; vindicate me by your might.

Date: 03/11/2011
by Jonathan

Number 16:28-35
 28 Then Moses said, “This is how you will know that the LORD has sent me to do all these things and that it
     was not my idea: 
  29 If these men die a natural death and suffer the fate of all mankind, then the LORD has not sent me
 30 But if the LORD brings about something totally new, and the earth opens its mouth and swallows them,
    with everything that belongs to them, and they go down alive into the realm of the dead, then you will
    know that these men have treated the LORD with contempt.”

 31 As soon as he finished saying all this, the ground under them split apart 

  32 and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them and their households, and all those associated with

    Korah, together with their possessions. 

  33 They went down alive into the realm of the dead, with everything they owned; the earth closed over

    them, and they perished and were gone from the community. 

  34 At their cries, all the Israelites around them fled, shouting, “The earth is going to swallow us too!”

 35 And fire came out from the LORD and consumed the 250 men who were offering the incense.

Mark 15:25-35

 25 It was nine in the morning when they crucified him. 

  26 The written notice of the charge against him read: THE KING OF THE JEWS.

 27 They crucified two rebels with him, one on his right and one on his left. 

  [28] [a] 29 Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads and saying, “So! You who are

     going to destroy the temple and build it in three days, 

  30 come down from the cross and save yourself!” 

  31 In the same way the chief priests and the teachers of the law mocked him among themselves. “He saved

     others,” they said, “but he can’t save himself! 

  32 Let this Messiah, this king of Israel, come down now from the cross, that we may see and believe.” Those

    crucified with him also heaped insults on him.

The Death of Jesus
   33 At noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon  
   34 And at three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?"     (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”).[b]
   35 When some of those standing near heard this, they said, “Listen, he’s calling Elijah.”

  36 Someone ran, filled a sponge with wine vinegar, put it on a staff, and offered it to Jesus to drink. “Now

     leave him alone. Let’s see if Elijah comes to take him down,” he said.

  37 With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last.

  38 The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. 

    39 And when the centurion, who stood there in front of Jesus, saw how he died,[c] he said, “Surely this man

     was the Son of God!”

Sharing: If God could listen to Moses and Aaron, and had a laser-focussed operation to punish 250 of the Korah's Dathan's & Abiram's leaders with death in the midst of thousands of Israelites (Number 16:28-35), and yet God heard His one and only son, Jesus cried out in loud voice "Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani" (My God, my God, why have you forsaken me) as if He did not hear him and He painfully let His son, Jesus died in the hand of the wicked.  This contrast of God's power that He chose to execute here makes me pondering about

His soveinty, His Almighty plan, His pain of losing His son in front of His eye, and His unconditional love of all of us.  In here I learn that when one has power to destroy, but chooses not to has even bigger power because his action can lead to building a better and bigger future based on love and forgiveness.  I also learn not to judge someone by their dis-merits but instead by their merits based on the standard of God's word.  Look around, let's find beauty in people we meet, serenity in places we go, and peace, joy and love in our Lord Jesus. PTL.

Date: 03/10/2011
by Margaret

詩篇 53



Sharing: 神在天上看我們, 我們一切的為人行事, 祂都看的清楚.  沒有神的日子, 是黑暗的, 是愚昧的.    我們仰望神指引我們遠離邪惡. 生活過的有智慧, 有亮光. 

Date: Thursday, 03/10/2011
by CSC

民 數 記 14
22 这 些 人 虽 看 见 我 的 荣 耀 和 我 在 埃 及 与 旷 野 所 行 的 神 迹 , 仍 然 试 探 我 这 十 次 , 不 听 从 我 的 话 ,
23 他 们 断 不 得 看 见 我 向 他 们 的 祖 宗 所 起 誓 应 许 之 地 。 凡 藐 视 我 的 , 一 个 也 不 得 看 见 ;
24 惟 独 我 的 仆 人 迦 勒 , 因 他 另 有 一 个 心 志 , 专 一 跟 从 我 , 我 就 把 他 领 进 他 所 去 过 的 那 地 ; 他 的 後 裔 也 必 得 那 地 为 业 。

22 not one of the men who saw my glory and the miraculous signs I performed in Egypt and in the desert but who disobeyed me and tested me ten times--   
23 not one of them will ever see the land I promised on oath to their forefathers. No one who has treated me with contempt will ever see it.   
24 But because my servant Caleb has a different spirit and follows me wholeheartedly, I will bring him into the land he went to, and his descendants will inherit it.

Sharing: In a seemly hopeless situation, when most people appear to have lost faith, Caleb stood out, because he has a different spirit - he trusts in the Lord and follows Him wholeheartedly. The Lord sees our hearts and knows if we have "a different spirit". Lets our hearts be focused on the Lord.

Date: 03/09/2011
by John

  9 你 在 那 地 不 缺 食 物 , 一 無 所 缺 。 那 地 的 石 頭 是 鐵 , 山 內 可 以 挖 銅 。

    10 你 吃 得 飽 足 , 就 要 稱 頌 耶 和 華 ─ 你 的   神 , 因 他 將 那 美 地 賜 給 你 了 。

    11 你 要 謹 慎 , 免 得 忘 記 耶 和 華 ─ 你 的   神 , 不 守 他 的 誡 命 、 典 章 、 律 例 , 就 是 我 今 日 所 吩 咐 你 的 ;

Sharing: 神對我們的管教都是為我們好.  神的管教都帶有教導的意義.  神管教我們好像管教兒子一樣, 這段經文我們為父母的都容易理解.  
這裡也教導我們, 我們日子過的飽足的時候, 要存感激的心稱頌耶和華. 平常過日子要謹慎,靠主耶穌的話語, 尊守祂的誡命生活.

Date: Wednesday, 03/09/2011
by William

Proverbs 11:2 Pride leads to disgrace,
but with humility comes wisdom.

Date: Wednesday, 03/09/2011
by Philip

Proverbs 11:2 Pride leads to disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.

Date: Wednesday, 03/09/2011
by KHL

民 數 記 11
27 有 個 少 年 人 跑 來 告 訴 摩 西 說 : 伊 利 達 、 米 達 在 營 裡 說 預 言 。
28 摩 西 的 幫 手 , 嫩 的 兒 子 約 書 亞 , 就 是 摩 西 所 揀 選 的 一 個 人 , 說 : 請 我 主 摩 西 禁 止 他 們 。
29 摩 西 對 他 說 : 你 為 我 的 緣 故 嫉 妒 人 麼 ? 惟 願 耶 和 華 的 百 姓 都 受 感 說 話 ! 願 耶 和 華 把 他 的 靈 降 在 他 們 身 上 !

Numbers 11
27 A young man ran and told Moses, "Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp."   
28 Joshua son of Nun, who had been Moses' aide since youth, spoke up and said, "Moses, my lord, stop them!"   
29 But Moses replied, "Are you jealous for my sake? I wish that all the LORD'S people were prophets and that the LORD would put his Spirit on them!"
Sharing: 惟願耶和華的百姓都受感說話,讓我們不要看人手所做, 只願耶和華神的國度擴張.

Date: 03/08/2011
by Cathy

Ps 51:17  The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.

Ps 51:18  In your good pleasure make Zion prosper; build up the walls of Jerusalem.

Sharing: A broken spirit reminds me I should be sad about the lost. A contrite heart reminds me my daily need for Jesus’ forgiveness so I may always walk in His way. I pray that God may give me both so I may serve Him better.

Date: Tuesday, 03/08/2011
by Justin

Proverbs 10:31-32

the mouth of the godly person gives godly advice,
but the tongue that decieves will be cut off

The lips of the godly speak helpful words,
but the mouth of the wicked speaks perverse words

Date: Tuesday, 03/08/2011
by CML

民 數 記 11

21 摩 西 對 耶 和 華 說 : 這 與 我 同 住 的 百 姓 、 步 行 的 男 人 有 六 十 萬 , 你 還 說 : 我 要 把 肉 給 他 們 , 使 他 們 可 以 吃 一 個 整 月 。
22 難 道 給 他 們 宰 了 羊 群 牛 群 , 或 是 把 海 中 所 有 的 魚 都 聚 了 來 , 就 夠 他 們 吃 麼 ?
23 耶 和 華 對 摩 西 說 : 耶 和 華 的 膀 臂 豈 是 縮 短 了 麼 ? 現 在 要 看 我 的 話 向 你 應 驗 不 應 驗 。

21 But Moses said, “Here I am among six hundred thousand men on foot, and you say, ‘I will give them meat to eat for a whole month!’
22 Would they have enough if flocks and herds were slaughtered for them? Would they have enough if all the fish in the sea were caught for them?”
23 The LORD answered Moses, “Is the LORD’s arm too short? Now you will see whether or not what I say will come true for you.”

Sharing: Moses’ doubtful questioning about whether God can provide meat to the Israelites or not reminds me of my own “near-sighted” problem too – the LORD’s arm is “never” not too short because He is the LORD Almighty. The problem is do I realize that and put my trust upon Him.

Date: 03/07/2011
by TC

Nu 8:23     The LORD said to Moses,

Nu 8:24     "This applies to the Levites: Men twenty-five years old or more shall come to take part in the work at the Tent of Meeting,

Nu 8:25     but at the age of fifty, they must retire from their regular service and work no longer.

At the first glance, these three verses are understandable injunctions from the Lord. What makes them eye opening is that when they are compared with other verses elsewhere in the Bible:

Nu 4:3       Count all the men from thirty to fifty years of age who come to serve in the work in the Tent of Meeting.

Ezr 3:8       In the second month of the second year after their arrival at the house of God in Jerusalem, Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, Jeshua son of Jozadak and the rest of their brothers (the priests and the Levites and all who had returned from the captivity to Jerusalem) began the work, appointing Levites twenty years of age and older to supervise the building of the house of the LORD.

At what age should the young men of Israel enter into the service of the Lord? One place of the Bible says 20, another place says 30, yet another place (today’s theme verse) says 25. How do we harmonize these differences?

I don’t know. Therefore, I must do some research. Here is the gist of Gleason L. Archer’s answers:

  • From their assignments, the twenty-five to 30 years old young Levites would serve as pupils and probationers, under the superintendence and directions of their senior brethren. There were also chores to be done by these students, such as the upkeep of the tabernacle grounds and the services to the worshippers who came to sacrifice at the altar.
  • Having well trained, they, at the age of thirty and beyond, were admitted to the full discharge of their official function. During these five years training period these young Levites had an opportunity to observe the procedures and guiding principles.
  • In Israelites’ history, there were times when Levites were in shortage, the Lord was flexible to allow younger than 25 years old men to enter into apprenticeship. But too young was not suitable, so around twenty years of age and older was deemed acceptable to enter into public services.


  • Servants of God in the “House of Christ’s Love” must go through training. Be it self-training (for those who are disciplinary and have strong self-motivation), or institutional trainings (attending seminaries or conferences), or humbly doing careful observations of how mature Christians minister church business. Institutional trainings offer additional opportunities to meet people in addition to learning the substance. Trainings take on numerous forms---and have no age limitation. Pick one or two that is suitable for you.
  • Leaders must be flexible to pick workers by judgment and not by rigidly adhering to ages or some other criteria or rules. Leaders by definition must be spiritually mature enough to exercise their latitude. And younger (spiritually speaking) ones must submit to them with humbleness.
  • The older (say, fifty or older) leaders are not to sit around and do nothing as Numbers 8:25 seems to imply at the first sight; their emphasis is shifted from actively “doing” things to a greater role of mentorship and engaging in research for various church issues and spiritual matters. They must encouraging younger ones to equip themselves to become next generation leaders so that the life blood of Christ’s church flows without obstruction and continuously from generations to generations.

Date: Monday, 03/07/2011
by KFL

民 數 記 9 9 耶 和 华 对 摩 西 说 :
 10 你 晓 谕 以 色 列 人 说 : 你 们 和 你 们 後 代 中 , 若 有 人 因 死 尸 而 不 洁 净 , 或 在 远 方 行 路 , 还 要 向 耶 和 华 守 逾 越 节 。
 11 他 们 要 在 二 月 十 四 日 黄 昏 的 时 候 , 守 逾 越 节 。 要 用 无 酵 饼 与 苦 菜 , 和 逾 越 节 的 羊 羔 同 吃 。
 12 一 点 不 可 留 到 早 晨 ; 羊 羔 的 骨 头 一 根 也 不 可 折 断 。 他 们 要 照 逾 越 节 的 一 切 律 例 而 守 。
Numbers 9
9 Then the LORD said to Moses, 10 “Tell the Israelites: ‘When any of you or your descendants are unclean because of a dead body or are away on a journey, they are still to celebrate the LORD’s Passover, 11 but they are to do it on the fourteenth day of the second month at twilight. They are to eat the lamb, together with unleavened bread and bitter herbs. 12 They must not leave any of it till morning or break any of its bones.

Sharing: Not breaking the bones of the sacrificial lamb might actually implying Jesus has no broken bone on the cross. Some of the ritual in the OT often prophesies about Jesus.

Date: Monday, 03/07/2011
by Philip

Mark 13:31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.

Date: Sunday, 03/06/2011
By Deanna

Numbers 6: 24 May the Lord bless you and protect you

Date: Sunday, 03/06/2011
by Eliza

Numbers 6 :

22 The LORD said to Moses,

23 “Tell Aaron and his sons, ‘This is how you are to bless the Israelites. Say to them:  

24 “The LORD bless you and keep you;
25 the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you;
26 the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.”’

 27 “So they will put my name on the Israelites, and I will bless them.”

 Psalm 49: 3 My mouth will speak words of wisdom;
   the utterance from my heart will give understanding.

Sharing: How great is GOD’s grace, and that is what GOD wants to bless us. May we always keep his words in our heart and seek HIM first.

Date: Sunday, 03/06/2011
by FLL

Mark 12 :38 As he taught, Jesus said, “Watch out for the teachers of the law. They like to walk around in flowing robes and be greeted with respect in the marketplaces, 39 and have the most important seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at banquets. 40 They devour widows’ houses and for a show make lengthy prayers. These men will be punished most severely.”
馬 可 福 音 12:38 耶 穌 在 教 訓 之 間 , 說 : 你 們 要 防 備 文 士 ; 他 們 好 穿 長 衣 遊 行 , 喜 愛 人 在 街 市 上 問 他 們 的 安 ,  39 又 喜 愛 會 堂 裡 的 高 位 , 筵 席 上 的 首 座 。 40 他 們 侵 吞 寡 婦 的 家 產 , 假 意 作 很 長 的 禱 告 。 這 些 人 要 受 更 重 的 刑 罰 !
Sharing: God's words, once again, remind me that even I serve Him diligently, attending the meetings constantly and can make lengthy prayers, and yet I LIKE to be greeted with respect in...., and have the most important seats in.....and the places of honor at...., I won't be pleased by God  because my heart is not right in the eye of our Lord.

Date: Saturday, 03/05/2011
by MC

35 耶穌在殿裡教訓人,就問他們說:文士怎麼說基督是大衛的子孫呢?
36 大衛被聖靈感動,說:主對我主說,你坐在我的右邊,等我使你仇敵作你的腳凳。
37 大衛既自己稱他為主,他怎麼又是大衛的子孫呢?眾人都喜歡聽他。
Mark 12:35-37
35 While Jesus was teaching in the temple courts, he asked, “Why do
the teachers of the law say that the Messiah is the son of David?
36 David himself, speaking by the Holy Spirit, declared:
  “‘The Lord said to my Lord:
  “Sit at my right hand until I put your enemies under your feet.”’
37 David himself calls him ‘Lord.’ How then can he be his son?”
  The large crowd listened to him with delight.

Sharing: People asked Jesus different kind of questions, but Jesus only concerned how much they know Christ. This reminds me that I should keep growing in the knowledge of God and keep daily Bible reading.

Date: 3/5/2011
By Wai
Psalm 48:14
 14 For this is God, Our God forever and ever; He will be our guide Even to death. (New King James Version)
14 因 為 這   神 永 永 遠 遠 為 我 們 的   神 ; 他 必 作 我 們 引 路 的 , 直 到 死 時 。
Mark 12: 25
25 When the dead rise, they will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven.

Sharing:  This is my prayer that this God, God who create heaven and earth will be my God forever. He will be my guide even to death and I will see Him face to face when this life is over.

Date: Saturday 03/05/2011
by Kristian

Psalm 48:1
Great is the LORD, and most worthy of praise, in the city of our God, his holy mountain.

Date: Friday, 03/04/2011
by Christian

Pslams 48:9 O God, we meditate on your unfailing love as we worship in your Temple.

Date: 03/04/2011
by Ling

Psalm 47: 7-8
7 For God is the King over all the earth.
      Praise him with a psalm!
 8 God reigns above the nations,
Sharing: Do not put God in a box. He is the King Almighty over all the earth. Praise the Lord.

Date: Friday, 03/04/2011
by GC

Numbers 2:13 for all the firstborn are mine. When I struck down all
the firstborn in Egypt, I set apart for myself every firstborn in
Israel, whether human or animal. They are to be mine. I am the LORD.”
Mark 12:17 Then Jesus said to them, “Give back to Caesar what is
Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.”

Sharing: First born and first fruit are all considered, in a way, the
best of ours.  Whatever we have are actually all given by God. God
desires nothing but the best from us.

Date: 03/03/2011
by Yiheng

Psalm: 46: 1-3
 1 God is our refuge and strength,
      always ready to help in times of trouble.
 2 So we will not fear when earthquakes come
      and the mountains crumble into the sea.
 3 Let the oceans roar and foam.
      Let the mountains tremble as the waters surge!
Sharing: Very familiar verses that remind us not to loss hope, peace, or joy when we are in face of distress and adversity. God did not promise to stop the earthquakes from coming or mountains from crumbling into the sea, but he promised  he would be our refuge and help.

Date: Thursday, 03/03/2011
by Frank

Mark 11:26 "I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you belive that you've received it, it will be yours."

Date: Wednesday, 03/02/2011
by CSC

馬 可 福 音 10
51 耶 稣 说 : 要 我 为 你 作 甚 麽 ? 瞎 子 说 : 拉 波 尼 ( 就 是 夫 子 ) , 我 要 能 看 见 。
52 耶 稣 说 : 你 去 罢 ! 你 的 信 救 了 你 了 。 瞎 子 立 刻 看 见 了 , 就 在 路 上 跟 随 耶 稣 。

Mark 10
51 "What do you want me to do for you?" Jesus asked him. The blind man said, "Rabbi, I want to see."   
52 "Go," said Jesus, "your faith has healed you." Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.

Sharing: What I admire this blind man the most is his determination. He was rebuked and told to be quiet, but he shouted all the more. Then his faith healed him. If we believe in the truth, we should shout all the more, even in the face of adversary.

Date: Wednesday, 03/02/2011
by Justin

Proverbs 10:20-21
20 The words of the godly are like sterling silver;
the heart of a fool is worthless.

21 The words of the godly encourage many,
but fools are destroyed by their lack of common sense.

Date: 03/01/2011
by Jonathan

Psalm 44:9-26

23 Wake up, O Lord! Why do you sleep?
      Get up! Do not reject us forever.
 24 Why do you look the other way?
      Why do you ignore our suffering and oppression?
 25 We collapse in the dust,
      lying face down in the dirt.
 26 Rise up! Help us!
      Ransom us because of your unfailing love

Sharing:It is reassuring to read the above that God has promised us that He has unfailing love to ransom us, even we believer may have times of temptation, affliction, and discouragement; and our church may face seasons of persecution. At such times we, the people of God fear that God has cast us off, and that His name and truth will be dishonoured. No, God has demonstrated to us again that what's behind our worst suffering and oppression have no power against us, because it is permitted from above.  His unfailing love can stand us up, clean up our dirt on our face, give us the faith to stand firm to serve Him, and allow us to enjoy His joy, love, and hope in us.  Isn't that all true in our Christian life, especially ink the last two months?   PTL.

Date: Tuesday, 03/01/2011
by KHL

馬 可 福 音 10
15 我 實 在 告 訴 你 們 , 凡 要 承 受 神 國 的 , 若 不 像 小 孩 子 , 斷 不 能 進 去 。

Mark 10
15  I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it."