1/8/2020— Genesis 11-12

By January 8, 2020 Devotion

诗歌Yet not I, but Christ in me(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zundjUFazfg&list=RDzundjUFazfg&start_radio=1)  

每日读经: 创世记 11-12

背诵金句:创 12:2-3我必叫你成为大国,我必赐福给你,叫你的名为大,你也要叫别人得福。 为你祝福的,我必赐福与他。那咒诅你的,我必咒诅他,地上的万族都要因你得福。  


1) 我在做计划的时候有没有先求问神?           

2) 建筑巴别塔的人想要的与神应许亚伯兰的有什么不同?

1) When have I made plans without asking God first?

2) What’s the difference between what the people of Babel’s wanted versus God’s promise to Abram?


I think it’s ironic that out of all the chapters, I get the one with the tower of Babel. To this day, we (especially me) feel the effects of this story. But it is not only the effect of communication breakdown that has been passed down. When we look at the people’s desires, it may sound familiar. “I want to settle down, build a place for myself, make a name for myself” … is that so wrong? If we don’t read carefully, it may even appear as if God is against man’s success, “then nothing they plan will be impossible for them.  Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.” But looking closer we see that man has put himself at the center of his own plans instead of God. How often do I make my own plans without asking God first? How often do I have a breakdown in communication with God? But just as God doesn’t abandon man after Babel, He will not abandon me either. He has a plan.

The story continues, and God promises Abram almost the same thing the people of Babel wanted. “I will make you into a great nation… I will make your name great”. What’s the difference? Abram serves God as his master, not himself. And through his obedience, “all the peoples on earth will be blessed.” Christ Jesus is the fulfillment of that promise.

Revelations 7-19 says “after this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb”One day the people that God once scattered all over the earth will join together again and, in all languages, will praise the Name above all names. Praise the Lord!


我觉得真有趣 轮到我分享,刚刚好就包括巴别塔这个故事。 我们(特别是我) 到今天都可以感受到到这个故事的影响。 可是被传下来的不知是沟通中断的影响。我们读在巴别塔这些人的想法的时候,可能会感觉很熟悉。  “我们找一个地方安顿下来,给自己盖房子, 要传扬我的名…” 难道这是不对吗?如果不仔细读,还可能会以为神在对抗人的成功。 “以后他们所要做的事就没有不成就的了。 我们下去,在那里变乱他们的口音,使他们的言语彼此不通。“ 可是再仔细看一次,就看到人把自己放在自己计划的中心。 我多少次都把自己的计划安排好,不先问神?我多少次跟神也有沟通中断? 但是就像过了巴别塔以后,神没有放弃人一样他也不会放弃我。祂有祂美丽的计划。故事继续, 看到神对亚伯兰的应许非常像他们本来在巴别塔所寻找的。“我必叫你成为大国。。。叫你的名为大” 。区别在哪里?亚伯兰侍奉的主人是神, 不是他自己。通过他的顺服, “地上的万族都要因你得福”. 基督耶稣就是那个应许的实现。

启示录 7:9-‬10 “此后,我观看,见有许多的人,没有人能数过来,是从各国、各族、各民、各方来的,站在宝座和羔羊面前.” 神之前分散在全地的人,有一天会聚在一起,用各种语言一起赞美敬敬拜那超越万名知名的。赞美主!