1: God Calls a People上帝呼喚百姓 Oct.14,
Title: 上帝呼召過聖潔的生活God’s Call to Holy Living
Worldwide Outreach Teaching School 賴美滿 校長
前言Preface:上帝告訴摩西， “要聖潔，我是你的上帝，是聖潔的 ” (Leviticus 19:1-10)。上帝呼召祂的子民學習上帝的愛去愛人，例如， 上帝教導百姓在農田收割時必須留下那邊緣的稻和麥給旅行者或窮人取之。我們看到如何上帝的同在就是我們今日每天面對生活的重要挑戰。God
said to Moses, ‘Be holy because I, the Lord your God, am holy (Leviticus 19:1-10) God calls His people to learn to love as God
loves, for example, God taught people leave the edges of their fields
unharvested, providing food for travelers and the poor to have.
We looked at how God’s
presence is essential as we face the challenges of daily life.
上週Last Week: 我們每天面對日常生活挑戰之基本需要關鍵就是上帝的同在 。We explored how God’s presence is essential as we face the
challenges of daily life.
We will see that God’s command to
be holy permeates life and is only adequately expressed through our whole
being. There are at least three parts to
1. 聖潔始自十誡Holiness Begins with the Ten
Commandments: 讀利未記 read Leviticus 19:1-4
耶和華對摩西說、你曉諭以色列全會眾說、你們要聖潔、因為我耶和華你們的 神是聖潔的。The LORD said to Moses, "Speak to ，the entire assembly of Israel and say to them: 'Be holy because I, the
LORD your God, am holy.
你們各人都當孝敬父母．也要守我的安息日．我是耶和華你們的 神。"Each of you must respect his mother and
father, and you must observe my Sabbaths. I am the LORD your God.
你們不可偏向虛無的神、也不可為自己鑄造神像．我是耶和華你們的 神。”‘Do not turn to idols or make gods of cast
metal for yourselves. I am the LORD your God.
解經文: 要聖潔、因為 上帝是聖潔的。就是要守十誡 (利未記20:1-17)。To
be holy as God is holy, it is to keep the Ten Commandments (Leviticus20:1-17).
Ten summarize the basic ethical responsibilities for those who are dedicated to
是旨著上下與神之關係和責任是全心，全靈和全力的愛祂(命申記 6:4). The first four commandments (Leviticus20:1-11) define
our vertical responsibilities to God as we love Him with all our heart, all our
soul, and all our strength (Deuteronomy
最末的六誡 (出 20:12-17) 是旨著我們左右與他人之關係，在利未記的命令是: 愛您的鄰居如己 (利未記19:18)。基督之律法最基本是聖潔自己。可將這總結於神的乎召是愛神和愛人(馬太福音
22:37-39; 馬可福音 12:30-31; 路加福音
10:27) 以及 “信心連結”之解經。.
The last six (Exodus 20:12-17) define
our horizontal commitments to others which are captured in Leviticus with the
command: “Love your neighbor as yourself” (Leviticus19:18). For Jesus, the whole Law, and thus the
essence of holy living itself, can be summarized by this call to love God and
to love others (Matthew 22:37-39;
Mark 12:30-31; Luke 10:27) & Commentary from the Faith Connection
p.46 by William Malas Jr. is professor of Biblical Literature and the Chair of
the Department of Religion at Eastern Nazarene College, Quincy, MA.
2. 獻祭必蒙神悅納之方式Holy Worship Must Be Done God’s
Way: 利未記Leviticus 19:5-8請讀:
you sacrifice a fellowship offering to the LORD, sacrifice it in such a way
that it will be accepted on your behalf. It shall be eaten on the day you
sacrifice it or on the next day; anything left over until the third day must be
burned up. If any of it is eaten on the third day, it is impure and will not be
accepted. Whoever eats it will be held responsible because he has desecrated
what is holy to the LORD; that person must be cut off from his people.
Commentary from the Faith Connection p.47 –
Leviticus 19:5-8 which reminds God’s holy people to
keep the Sabbath and to refrain from idolatry. Every generation, including our
own, needs this reminder as we tend to put ourselves and our desires over God.
Since the Israelites participated in this offering by eating what was
sacrificed, they were not permitted to eat it after two days. If they ate the
food on the third day, then the offering would lose its special significance.
To keep it longer than that, they would have to prepare it for storage like any
other common food that they had. While it would be tempting to not let this
food go to waste, treating what once was deemed a holy sacrifice as now a
common thing in their lives could easily become the pattern for how they
related to God as well.
Think about it: Holiness is
more than the difference between moral and immoral, good and bad. Holiness is
the concept of being set apart by God for God.
3. 獻祭意識虔誠照料他人Holiness Means Caring for Others: 讀利未記
Leviticus 19:9-10 在你們的地收割莊稼、不可割盡田角、也不可拾取所遺落的。不可摘盡葡萄園的果子、也不可拾取葡萄園所掉的果子、要留給窮人和寄居的．我是耶和華你們的 神。”‘When you reap the harvest of your land, do
not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your
harvest. Do not go over your vineyard a second time or pick up the grapes that
have fallen. Leave them for the poor and the alien. I am the LORD your God.
law was a protection for the poor and the alien (foreigner) and a reminder
that God owned the land; the people were only caretakers. 上帝的子民以色列必放怏神的角色ˋ性情和態度行為。As people
of God, the Israelites were to reflect his nature and characteristics in their
attitudes and actions.
路得和拿俄米這兩人是這仁慈律法的好例子 (路得記2:2) and Naomi
were two people who benefited from this merciful law (Ruth 2:2).
上帝教導希伯來人和我們要供應人們需要God taught the
Hebrews and us to provide for those in need.
required that the people leave the edges of their fields unharvested, providing
food for travelers and the poor. It is Easy to ignore the poor or forget about
- 當敬拜上帝，也要守安息日，不可拜偶像。 Worshipping God not idol.
- 當要守十誡、過聖潔的生活 (利20:1-17)。 Keeping the Ten Commandments with the holy living (20:1-17)
- 當觀照別人 Caring others (Le.利19:18)。
God’s plan has always been to create a holy people.
5. 課題Home Work : 在本週中想一想您用什麼方式使生命過得聖潔些呢？
Think about in what way can your life express
holy living this week？
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