历代志下14 Chronicles

章: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36

14:1 亚比雅与他列祖同睡,葬在大卫城里。他儿子亚撒接续他作王。亚撒年间,国中太平十年。

So Abijah slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city of David: and Asa his son reigned in his stead. In his days the land was quiet ten years.

14:2 亚撒行耶和华他神眼中看为善为正的事,

And Asa did that which was good and right in the eyes of the LORD his God:

14:3 除掉外邦神的坛和邱坛,打碎柱像,砍下木偶,

For he took away the altars of the strange gods, and the high places, and brake down the images, and cut down the groves:

14:4 吩咐犹大人寻求耶和华他们列祖的神,遵行他的律法,诫命。

And commanded Judah to seek the LORD God of their fathers, and to do the law and the commandment.

14:5 又在犹大各城邑除掉邱坛和日像,那时国享太平。

Also he took away out of all the cities of Judah the high places and the images: and the kingdom was quiet before him.

14:6 又在犹大建造了几座坚固城。国中太平数年,没有战争,因为耶和华赐他平安。

And he built fenced cities in Judah: for the land had rest, and he had no war in those years; because the LORD had given him rest.

14:7 他对犹大人说,我们要建造这些城邑,四围筑墙,盖楼,安门,作闩。地还属我们,是因寻求耶和华我们的神。我们既寻求他,他就赐我们四境平安。于是建造城邑,诸事亨通。

Therefore he said unto Judah, Let us build these cities, and make about them walls, and towers, gates, and bars, while the land is yet before us; because we have sought the LORD our God, we have sought him, and he hath given us rest on every side. So they built and prospered.

14:8 亚撒的军兵,出自犹大拿盾牌拿枪的三十万人。出自便雅悯拿盾牌拉弓的二十八万人。这都是大能的勇士。

And Asa had an army of men that bare targets and spears, out of Judah three hundred thousand; and out of Benjamin, that bare shields and drew bows, two hundred and fourscore thousand: all these were mighty men of valour.

14:9 有古实王谢拉率领军兵一百万,战车三百辆,出来攻击犹大人,到了玛利沙。

And there came out against them Zerah the Ethiopian with an host of a thousand thousand, and three hundred chariots; and came unto Mareshah.

14:10 于是亚撒出去与他迎敌,就在玛利沙的洗法谷彼此摆阵。

Then Asa went out against him, and they set the battle in array in the valley of Zephathah at Mareshah.

14:11 亚撒呼求耶和华他的神说,耶和华阿,惟有你能帮助软弱的,胜过强盛的。耶和华我们的神阿,求你帮助我们。因为我们仰赖你,奉你的名来攻击这大军。耶和华阿,你是我们的神,不要容人胜过你。

And Asa cried unto the LORD his God, and said, LORD, it is nothing with thee to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power: help us, O LORD our God; for we rest on thee, and in thy name we go against this multitude. O LORD, thou art our God; let not man prevail against thee.

14:12 于是耶和华使古实人败在亚撒和犹大人面前,古实人就逃跑了。

So the LORD smote the Ethiopians before Asa, and before Judah; and the Ethiopians fled.

14:13 亚撒和跟随他的军兵追赶他们,直到基拉耳。古实人被杀的甚多,不能再强盛,因为败在耶和华与他军兵面前。犹大人就夺了许多财物,

And Asa and the people that were with him pursued them unto Gerar: and the Ethiopians were overthrown, that they could not recover themselves; for they were destroyed before the LORD, and before his host; and they carried away very much spoil.

14:14 又打破基拉耳四围的城邑。耶和华使其中的人都甚恐惧。犹大人又将所有的城掳掠一空,因其中的财物甚多,

And they smote all the cities round about Gerar; for the fear of the LORD came upon them: and they spoiled all the cities; for there was exceeding much spoil in them.

14:15 又毁坏了群畜的圈,夺取许多的羊和骆驼,就回耶路撒冷去了。

They smote also the tents of cattle, and carried away sheep and camels in abundance, and returned to Jerusalem.

历代志下14参考

平安不需要耗费心力去争取,只要……
14:1-6 亚撒作王国中太平,因为他“行耶和华他神眼中看为善为正的事”。这句话常在历代志中重覆出现──顺服神使他能与神和好、与人相安。犹大的君王因顺服神,全国得享太平,这也是神历代以来的应许。我们顺服神,不一定就能与仇敌和好,却必定使我们与神和好,并且在未来的国度里得享完全的平安。今天,顺服神仍是得享平安的第一步。

若我此刻无法全然经历神的丰盛,是否因为我生命中仍有甚么偶像未曾砍倒?
14:3-5 仅仅外表上参加敬拜聚会,未必能享神所赐的平安。我们必须效法亚撒,主动除去神看为可憎的事物。我们若未能清理日常犯罪的习惯,虽然积极参加教会聚会、做好事,心底仍不会安宁。我们要不断地求神帮助,根绝生活之中一切试探的源头。

平顺安舒的日子,是为迎接下一步的挑战而作准备的良机,我可以怎样预备自己?
14:7 “四境平安”是指犹大与邻国皆相安无事。太平盛世并非单单叫人休息,乃是要我们居安思危,作好准备。亚撒王认定太平的时代是建立防务的良机,到兵临城下便为时晚矣。除非我们在事先准备好,否则要随时抵挡属灵的攻击,必然遇到困难。在我们感到试探难挡之前,要冷静思考怎样面对。在考验临到以前,要先建立你的防务系统。

承认自己的软弱并不容易,甚么是我最软弱的地方,我愿意在这些地方让神加力吗?
14:11 如果你面对争战,感到力不能胜的时候,不要屈服。亚撒面对兵员众多的强大敌军,自知无力抵挡这样的敌军,所以求神帮助。得胜的秘诀,首先是承认自己从人得不到帮助,惟有倚靠神的拯救。神的大能,在那些认识自己软弱的人身上运行(参林后12:9)。自以为天下无敌的人其实正落入最大的危险中。

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