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我们喜欢选择走自己的路，打自己的仗，结局常常是痛苦和毫无结果的。我相信这种心态就是亚当吃了知识善恶树的果子的后果。神总是有他为我们选择道路的理由，即管这个理由往往超出我们所能理解的。有一点可以肯定，这条路不是为了我们的荣耀和舒适。然而，这条路总是意味着会在我们的生命中, 灌输一种具有永恒意义的东西。 “神配合的，人不可分开”（太19:6）是另一个让神为我们选择道路的绝好的例子。婚姻的建立是要使男人和女人完全，不是为了满足我们的肉体需求。婚姻的道路有时可能会曲折莫测，但神会供应足够的光引向神的荣耀。
Exodus 13 [Read]
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Matthew 19:1-15 [Read]
“Your Word is a lamp to my feet” (Ps 119:105). This verse reminds me about the 9-day power outage I experienced a few years ago in Connecticut. In order to conserve battery, I walked around our house in the evening with a candle in my hand. The candle was not bright enough to light up the whole path, but it provided enough light for me to take the next step.
In today’s reading, the Israelites had little idea which path they were taking. What they did have was the pillars of fire and cloud to lead the way. When they were led through the wilderness instead of the Philistine country (13:17), they had no idea it was for God to gain glory through Pharaoh and his army (14:4). If they knew, they might have demanded a congregational meeting to vote on which path they wanted to take. But then they would not have witnessed the mighty hand of God (13:16) in leading them through the Red Sea.
We like to choose our own path to walk on and our own battles to fight, and the results are often miserable and fruitless. I believe that mindset is the consequence of Adam eating the fruit from the tree of knowledge. God always has His reason in choosing the path for us, even though that reason is often beyond our comprehension. One thing for sure, that path is not chosen for our glory and comfort but meant to instill something in us that has eternal significance. “What God has joined together, let man not separate” (Matt 19:6) is another perfect example of letting God chooses the path for us. Marriage was established to complete man and woman, not to satisfy our fleshy desire. The path of marriage sometimes can be treacherous, but enough light will be provided to lead to the glory of God.
“Trust and obey, for there’s no other way, to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey”. Be content with the path God has chosen for you, and trust that enough light will be provided for you to walk on that path. This is the essence of being a disciple of Christ.
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