【QT】8月1日 礼拜一:《为我们争战的神是全能的神》

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今日经文摘要
五个亚摩利王攻击与以色列人立和约的基遍。约书亚从神那里得着得胜的应许,因此与亚摩利人争战得胜,神也从天上降冰雹灭绝他们。因着约书亚的祷告,日头与月亮都停止,让以色列人得胜,这是因神为以色列争战。



今日经文 - 约书亚记】10:1~14节


1  耶路撒冷王亚多尼洗德听见约书亚夺了艾城,尽行毁灭,怎样待耶利哥和耶利哥的王,也照样待艾城和艾城的王,又听见基遍的居民与以色列人立了和约,住在他们中间,

Now Adoni-Zedek king of Jerusalem heard that Joshua had taken Ai and totally destroyed it, doing to Ai and its king as he had done to Jericho and its king, and that the people of Gibeon had made a treaty of peace with Israel and were living near them.


2  就甚惧怕。因为基遍是一座大城,如都城一般,比艾城更大,并且城内的人都是勇士。

He and his people were very much alarmed at this, because Gibeon was an important city, like one of the royal cities; it was larger than Ai, and all its men were good fighters.


3  所以耶路撒冷王亚多尼洗德打发人去见希伯仑王何咸,耶末王毗兰,拉吉王雅非亚,和伊矶伦王底璧,说,

So Adoni-Zedek king of Jerusalem appealed to Hoham king of Hebron, Piram king of Jarmuth, Japhia king of Lachish and Debir king of Eglon.


4  求你们上来帮助我,我们好攻打基遍,因为他们与约书亚和以色列人立了和约。

'Come up and help me attack Gibeon,' he said, 'because it has made peace with Joshua and the Israelites.'


5  于是五个亚摩利王,就是耶路撒冷王,希伯仑王,耶末王,拉吉王,伊矶伦王,大家聚集,率领他们的众军上去,对着基遍安营,攻打基遍。

Then the five kings of the Amorites-the kings of Jerusalem, Hebron, Jarmuth, Lachish and Eglon-joined forces. They moved up with all their troops and took up positions against Gibeon and attacked it.


6  基遍人就打发人往吉甲的营中去见约书亚,说,你不要袖手不顾你的仆人,求你速速上来拯救我们,帮助我们,因为住山地亚摩利人的诸王都聚集攻击我们。

The Gibeonites then sent word to Joshua in the camp at Gilgal: 'Do not abandon your servants. Come up to us quickly and save us! Help us, because all the Amorite kings from the hill country have joined forces against us.'


7  于是约书亚和他一切兵丁,并大能的勇士,都从吉甲上去。

So Joshua marched up from Gilgal with his entire army, including all the best fighting men.


8  耶和华对约书亚说,不要怕他们。因为我已将他们交在你手里,他们无一人能在你面前站立得住。

The Lord said to Joshua, 'Do not be afraid of them; I have given them into your hand. Not one of them will be able to withstand you.'


9  约书亚就终夜从吉甲上去,猛然临到他们那里。

After an all-night march from Gilgal, Joshua took them by surprise.


10 耶和华使他们在以色列人面前溃乱。约书亚在基遍大大地杀败他们,追赶他们,在伯和仑的上坡路击杀他们,直到亚西加和玛基大。

The Lord threw them into confusion before Israel, who defeated them in a great victory at Gibeon. Israel pursued them along the road going up to Beth Horon and cut them down all the way to Azekah and Makkedah.


11 他们在以色列人面前逃跑,正在伯和仑下坡的时候,耶和华从天上降大冰雹在他们身上(冰雹原文作石头),直降到亚西加,打死他们。被冰雹打死的,比以色列人用刀杀死的还多。

As they fled before Israel on the road down from Beth Horon to Azekah, the Lord hurled large hailstones down on them from the sky, and more of them died from the hailstones than were killed by the swords of the Israelites. 


12 当耶和华将亚摩利人交付以色列人的日子,约书亚就祷告耶和华,在以色列人眼前说,日头阿,你要停在基遍。月亮阿,你要止在亚雅仑谷。

On the day the Lord gave the Amorites over to Israel, Joshua said to the Lord in the presence of Israel: 'O sun, stand still over Gibeon, O moon, over the Valley of Aijalon.'


13 于是日头停留,月亮止住,直等国民向敌人报仇。这事岂不是写在雅煞珥书上吗?日头在天当中停住,不急速下落,约有一日之久。

So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, till the nation avenged itself on its enemies, as it is written in the Book of Jashar. The sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed going down about a full day.


14 在这日以前,这日以后,耶和华听人的祷告,没有像这日的,是因耶和华为以色列争战。

There has never been a day like it before or since, a day when the Lord listened to a man. Surely the Lord was fighting for Israel!

编者按:反复诵读今日经文,并默想,找到话语的种子。


经文解释

与迦南地南方的联军争战(10:1~7)即便是我们的失误,神也能转变为成就他旨意的机会。迦南地南方的五个亚摩利王听到基遍居民与以色列人立和约的消息,因为担心位于耶路撒冷附近的基遍,将成为以色列向南方扩张的跳板,就结盟来攻打基遍。基遍人因此向以色列人求救,约书亚为了遵守与他们所立的 约必须出战。虽然以色列人被基遍人欺哄,不得不与他们立约并与南方联军争战,但神藉此引导以色列人征服迦南地的南方。若蒙神所用,我们的软弱也能成为成就他美意的管道。

默想:对于基遍人请求约书亚来帮忙抵挡五王联军的攻击,约书亚如何回应?

应用:我要以什么样的态度来承担因自己的失误与软弱招致的后果?


神赐下的压倒性胜利(10:8~14)在属灵争战中得胜的秘诀就是依靠神的大能,相信他能改变与主导一切。神对将要与南部联军作战的约书亚说不要怕他们,没有一人能在你面前站立得住。神不仅坚固以色列人的刀,并从天上降下大冰雹击杀敌人,更行神迹让太阳和月亮停住不动约有一整天,直到以色列人追杀了所有仇敌。这是很不寻常的一天,神垂听了人不寻常的祷告,因为神为以色列人作战。神所动的工没有人能抵挡,藉着救援基遍人,约书亚一举就歼灭了五个王,以色列人不必逐一去攻打这五王的坚固城。基督徒要全然依靠神掌管万物的全能,当我们凭信心宣告,并信靠回应我们祷告的神时,就能经历超越我们的想法与环境,并在其中动工的神。

默想:在与迦南地南方联军的争战中,神为以色列人行了什么神迹?

应用:有时候,我的祷告或许不寻常,但我如何能够确信神会垂听?并要将什么事情交托给他?

今日祷告

求主使我无论在任何景况下都不忘记向祢祷告,并深信祢必垂听我的祷告、帮助我、为我争战,使我高唱得胜的凯歌。

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