260靈修 Feb1, 2013 馬太福音 Matthew 17:1-13

第十七章
最好能將全章略讀一遍,再專注於以下經文段落:

1過了六天,耶穌帶著彼得、雅各,和雅各的兄弟約翰,暗暗地上了高山,2
就在他們面前變了形像,臉面明亮如日頭,衣裳潔白如光。3忽然,有摩西、
以利亞向他們顯現,同耶穌說話。4彼得對耶穌說:「主啊,我們在這裏真
好!你若願意,我就在這裏搭三座棚,一座為你,一座為摩西,一座為以利
亞。」5說話之間,忽然有一朵光明的雲彩遮蓋他們,且有聲音從雲彩裏出
來,說:「這是我的愛子,我所喜悅的。你們要聽他!」6門徒聽見﹐就俯伏
在地,極其害怕。7耶穌進前來,摸他們,說:「起來,不要害怕!」8他們
舉目不見一人,只見耶穌在那裏。9下山的時候,耶穌吩咐他們說:「人子還
沒有從死裏復活,你們不要將所看見的告訴人。」10門徒問耶穌說:「文士
為甚麼說以利亞必須先來?」11耶穌回答說:「以利亞固然先來,並要復興
萬事;12只是我告訴你們,以利亞已經來了,人卻不認識他,竟任意待他。
人子也將要這樣受他們的害。」13門徒這才明白耶穌所說的是指著施洗的約
翰。

默想:
1. 彼得、雅各,和約翰三個人在高山上親眼目睹了一件非常特殊的事件,
以致他們在變相的耶穌面前俯伏。當他們抬頭時,「舉目不見一人,只
見耶穌在那裏」。這是何等奇妙的山頂經驗!在耶穌耀眼的亮光中,在
燦爛的雲彩遮蓋中,在宣佈耶穌是神的愛子的聲音中,他們窺見了耶穌
的榮耀。因此他們就全然地、深層地沉浸在敬拜的當中。

2. 回想你信主的經歷中,你是在什麼情況下承認「耶穌是超越一切,我應
當聽從祂」?神怎樣向你宣佈:「這是我的愛子,我所喜悅的」?你當
時有怎樣的回應?

禱告與筆錄:
繼續安靜在神面前聆聽神,並將你的的思想、問題、觸動你的字、詞、圖
畫,或是與神的禱告,寫在你的靈程筆記簿上面。

今日箴言:3:11-12
11我兒,你不可輕看耶和華的管教,也不可厭煩他的責備。12因為耶和
華所愛的,他必責備,正如父親責備所喜愛的兒子。

 

Chapter 17
If possible, read the whole chapter to see the full picture of what is happening here.
Then focus on the following section:

1After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and
led them up a high mountain by themselves. 2There he was transfigured before
them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light. 3Just
then there appeared before them Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus. 4Peter said
to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you wish, I will put up three shelters—
one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.” 5While he was still speaking, a bright
cloud enveloped them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my Son, whom I love;
with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!” 6When the disciples heard this, they fell
facedown to the ground, terrified. 7But Jesus came and touched them. “Get up,” he
said. “Don’t be afraid.” 8When they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus. 9As
they were coming down the mountain, Jesus instructed them, “Don’t tell anyone
what you have seen, until the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.” 10The
disciples asked him, “Why then do the teachers of the law say that Elijah must come
first?” 11Jesus replied, “To be sure, Elijah comes and will restore all things. 12But I tell
you, Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him, but have done to him
everything they wished. In the same way the Son of Man is going to suffer at their
hands.” 13Then the disciples understood that he was talking to them about John the
Baptist.

Meditation:
1. Peter, James and John witnessed a special event on the mountaintop. They fell
down before the transfigured Jesus and when they looked up “they saw no one
except Jesus”. In the brightness that blazed from Jesus, in the brilliant cloud that
enveloped them, and in the voice announcing Jesus as God’s Son, they had a
glimpse of Christ’s glory. The disciples were deeply, completely, totally immersed
in worship.

2. How did you ever come to realize that Jesus was the one above all others that
you should listen to? How has God said to you, “This is my child, whom I love,
with whom I am well pleased”? What was your response?

Prayer & Journaling:
On your prayer journal, as you listen to God, write down a few thoughts, questions,
words, names, drawings, or anything that has come to your mind during this time.

Proverbs for Today: Prov 3:11-12

Family Time:
Look at this painting of Jesus’ transfiguration by Giovanni: Talk about the
painting, what you see in each of the people there. Who are the two beside
Jesus and who are the three on the ground? freechristimages.org/
images_Christ_life/Transfiguration_of_Christ_Giovanni_Bellini_1487.jpg

 

 

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