260靈修 Feb14, 2013 馬太福音 Matthew 26:36-46

第廿六章

最好能將全章略讀一遍,再專注於以下經文段落:

36耶穌同門徒來到一個地方,名叫客西馬尼,就對他們說:「你們坐在這
裏,等我到那邊去禱告。」37於是帶著彼得和西庇太的兩個兒子同去,就憂
愁起來,極其難過,38便對他們說:「我心裏甚是憂傷,幾乎要死;你們
在這裏等候,和我一同警醒。」39他就稍往前走,俯伏在地,禱告說:「我
父啊,倘若可行,求你叫這杯離開我。然而,不要照我的意思,只要照你的
意思。」40來到門徒那裏,見他們睡著了,就對彼得說:「怎麼樣?你們不
能同我警醒片時嗎?41總要警醒禱告,免得入了迷惑。你們心靈固然願意,
肉體卻軟弱了。」42第二次又去禱告說:「我父啊,這杯若不能離開我,必
要我喝,就願你的意旨成全。」43又來,見他們睡著了,因為他們的眼睛困
倦。44耶穌又離開他們去了。第三次禱告,說的話還是與先前一樣。45於是
來到門徒那裏,對他們說:「現在你們仍然睡覺安歇吧(吧:或譯嗎?)!
時候到了,人子被賣在罪人手裏了。46起來!我們走吧。看哪,賣我的人近
了。」

默想:
1. 這裡記載了耶穌三次的禱告,非常清晰的描述當時耶穌身心靈的掙扎,
祂問神可否叫這杯(藉著十字架表明神的審判)離開祂,直到「若不
能」,「願你的旨意成全」;並且每次都用「我父」這最親密的稱呼。
但是在這時候,祂的門徒卻沒有一個做到祂的要求——和祂一同警醒禱
告。

2. 默想基督的受苦。低吟這首「泰澤」詩歌「陪著我」
陪著我,同我在這裡,警醒禱告,警醒禱告。

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:4:7-9
7智慧為首,所以要得智慧,在你一切所得之內必得聰明。8高舉智慧,
她就使你高升;懷抱智慧,她就使你尊榮。9她必將華冠加在你頭上,
把榮冕交給你。」

Chapter 26
If possible, read the whole chapter to see the full picture of what is happening here.
Then focus on the following section:

36Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to
them, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” 37He took Peter and the two sons of
Zebedee along with him, and he began to be sorrowful and troubled. 38Then he said
to them, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and
keep watch with me.” 39Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and
prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will,
but as you will.” 40Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. “Could
you men not keep watch with me for one hour?” he asked Peter. 41”Watch and pray
so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak.”
42He went away a second time and prayed, “My Father, if it is not possible for this
cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done.” 43When he came back,
he again found them sleeping, because their eyes were heavy. 44So he left them and
went away once more and prayed the third time, saying the same thing. 45Then he
returned to the disciples and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and resting? Look,
the hour is near, and the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. 46Rise, let
us go! Here comes my betrayer!”

Meditation:
1. Here recorded three times of Jesus’ prayer. It clearly portrayed Jesus wrestling
with God’s will and then finally accepting it. It started with Jesus asking if it is
possible for the cup (referring to the expression of God’s judgment in and by the
cross) to be removed from him. The next two times He says, “If this cannot …
your will be done”(v42). In all cases, Jesus addresses God in the most intimate
terms as “my Father”(vv39,42). The disciples, even Peter, were unable to watch
and pray with him.

2. Meditate on Christ’s suffering. Quietly sing this Taize song:
Stay with me, remain here with me
watch and pray, watch and pray. www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkivkORaeJA

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 4:7-9

Family Time:
Use the material on this website for today’s family devotion. children.
cccm.com/site/pdf/New/curr233.pdf

 

 

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