duminică, martie 30, 2008

Nu-i chemare mai mare

Jos la picioarele-Ti
Jos, la picioarele-Ti
Stau adanc plecat
În prezenta Ta sunt îngenunchiat
Sunt îngenunchiat.

Nu-i chemare mai mare
Nu-i o alta onoare
Decât sa îngenunchiez la tronul Tau.
Coplesit de uimire, scaldat în iubire
Eu traiesc doar pentru a Te lauda.

Rejoice and be glad in Him !

Psalmul 70:4

Traducerea Cornilescu:

" Toţi cei ce Te caută,
să se veselească şi
să se bucure în Tine!

Cei ce iubesc mântuirea Ta,
să zică neîncetat:
"Prea mărit să fie Dumnezeu! "

Traducere Ortodoxa:

" Să se bucure şi

să se veselească de Tine
toţi cei ce Te caută pe Tine,

şi să zică pururea
cei ce iubesc
mântuirea Ta:
"Slăvit să fie Domnul!" "

Traducere NIV:

" But may all who seek you
rejoice and be glad in you;
may those who love your
salvation always say,
"Let God be exalted!" "

Traducere NASB:

" Let all who seek You
rejoice and be glad in You;

And let those who love Your salvation say continually,
"Let God be magnified." "


" Let those on the hunt for you
sing and celebrate.

Let all who love your saving way
say over and over,
"God is mighty!" "

Traducere AB:

" May all those who seek,

inquire of and for You,

and require You [as their vital need]

rejoice and be glad in You;

and may those who love

Your salvation say continually,

Let God be magnified! "

Traducere NLT:

" But may all who search for you

be filled with joy and gladness in you.

May those who love your salvation

repeatedly shout,

“God is great!” " "

What Jesus Did! - Bottom Line!

When Jesus finished saying these things, the people were amazed at his teaching. Jesus did not teach like their teachers of the law. Jesus taught like a person that had authority (power).
- Matthew 7:28-29 (ERV)

That's the point. Jesus is not like the teachers of the Law. They're expertise came from knowing the many different interpretations of the Jewish Law over the years. Jesus comes and teaches us the heart of God's will in the Sermon on the Mount. It's the heart of the matter taught by one with all authority. This is not only truth, but it is the livable truth of God. You see, Jesus is more than Teacher, he is Master and Lord. His word is authoritative! So let's live it


Loving and sacrificial Father, thank you for sending Jesus to be your living message and your authoritative Word. Bless me and please change me as I try to live out that authoritative message in my life. Give me strength, courage, and integrity as I seek to live to your glory. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.

Related Scriptures:

But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins...." Then he said to the paralytic, "Get up, take your mat and go home."- Matt. 9:6

18 Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.

19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in[a] the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." - Matt. 28:18-20

9 For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, 'Go,' and he goes; and that one, 'Come,' and he comes. I say to my servant, 'Do this,' and he does it."

10 When Jesus heard this, he was astonished and said to those following him, "I tell you the truth, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith. - Matt. 8:9-10

What Jesus Did! - Do It!

"Every person that hears these things I say and obeys is like a wise man. The wise man built his house on rock. It rained hard and the water rose. The winds blew and hit that house. But the house did not fall, because the house was built on rock.

But the person that hears the things I teach and does not obey those things is like a foolish man. The foolish man built his house on sand. It rained hard, the water rose, and the winds blew and hit that house. And the house fell with a loud noise."
- Matthew 7:24-27 (ERV)

While Nike® may have the trademark on the phrase "Just Do It!" Jesus certainly said it enough to claim original authorship of the concept. He is adamant: his teaching is not for philosophical enlightenment, nor for intellectual musings, nor just for Bible class discussions. The goal of his teaching is to help people understand what the will of God is and then do it.

Father, help me today put into my daily routine one aspect of Christian growth that was not there yesterday. I want to do your will and honor you for the great love you have for me and for all that you have already done for me. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen.

Related Scriptures:

After Jesus said these things, many of his followers left him. They stopped following Jesus. Jesus asked the twelve apostles, "Do you want to leave too?" Simon Peter answered Jesus, "Lord, where would we go? You have the things that give life forever. - John 6:66-68

I am your Lord and Teacher. But I washed your feet {like a servant}. So you also should wash each other's feet. I did this as an example for you. So you should do {for each other} like I did for you. I tell you the truth.

A servant is not greater than his master. The person that is sent to do something is not greater than the one that sent him. If you know these things, you will be happy if you do them. - John 13:14-17

Do what God's teaching says; don't just listen and do nothing. Why? Because when you only sit and listen, you are fooling yourselves. - James 1:22