每日读经: 创世记 15-16
背诵金句：创15:1 “ 亚伯兰， 你不要惧怕， 我是你的盾牌， 必大大地赏赐你。”
当亚伯兰从战场把他的人和侄儿罗德救出来后，神对他说“你不要惧怕”。 他在害怕什么， 不像是在害怕打仗，从他带了318人去战斗的样子就看不出来害怕。接下来的经文展示了他好像在害怕他还没有子女。
没有孩子是个重担，会导致焦虑。不仅在古代，在现代还是这样，尤其是在中国的文化里。 但是，神对他说“我是你的盾牌 ， 必大大的赏赐 你”。 太真实了吧！神是我们的盾牌。大卫王祷告说“因为独有你─耶和华使我安然居住”（诗篇4:8）。
When Abram came back from the battle of saving his people and his nephew Lot, the Lord said to him “do not be afraid”. What was he afraid of? He didn’t seem to be afraid of the battle, not the way he fought it with only 318 soldiers. The following scriptures seem to show that he was afraid that he didn’t have any children at that time.
Having no children was a heavy burden and can definitely cause worries and concerns,not just in the old times, it still is in modern days especially in Chinese culture. However, the Lord told him “I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward”. How true is that! The Lord is our shield. King David prayed that “For you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety”(Psalms 4:8).
I’m a person that constantly worries; often times I meticulously examine little details just to seek a peace of mind that nothing can be wrong. How foolish is this! Though treating things with a careful thought is not a bad thing, however going to the extremes quickly wears one down, and many times it’s a waste of time and energy. The scripture then said “And he believed in the Lord, and He accounted it to him for righteousness”. How true is that!! We shall believe in the Lord. Only in the Lord there is true peace of mind and security.
I pray to my Lord that He would help me put all trust and faith in Him. In all things help me follow Himself. Help me remember that only in Him there is true peace of mind and true security.