耶和華發怒 GOD GETS ANGRY 《以賽亞書 Isaiah 5: 25 – 30》

讀經 : 《以賽亞書》五章25-30節

SCRIPTURE READING:   Isaiah 5: 25 – 30

釋義:  舊約多次說明耶和華是有憐憫、有恩典的神, 不輕易發怒, 並有豐盛的慈愛和誠實(出卅四6民十四18代下卅9尼九17詩八六15 一○三8一四五8珥二13拿四2等), 但是耶和華是會發怒的, 是忍受選民多

次頂撞, 三番四次警告失效, 忍無可忍地向選民施行管教。本段聖經說耶和華發怒時, 他伸手攻擊(25), 是非常嚴厲的, 因為神乃是烈火(申四24來十二29)。

INSIGHT:  The Old Testament says many times that the Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in love and faithfulness (Exodus 34:6, Numbers 14:18, 2 Chronicles 30:9, Nehemiah 9:17, Psalm 86:15, 103:8, 145:8, Joel 2:13, Jonah 4:2 etc.). But God would get angry. After putting up with his people’s repeated defiance, and issuing numerous warnings in vain, he can bear no longer and imposes discipline.  These verses say that when the Lord’s anger burns against his people, his hand is raised and he strikes them down (25). It is very severe, for God is a consuming fire. (Deuteronomy 4:24, Hebrew 12:29)

耶和華使用自然界施行審判 —  本段的開始說到: 山嶺就震動(25)。舊約提到耶和華威嚴地臨格世間時, 山就震動(出十九18), 而聖經更多次預言末日主再來, 施行審判時, 山也震動(耶四24結卅八20鴻一5太廿四29啟六12等)。 本段結束(30)也是預言耶和華使用地作為向人施行審判的工具。

God uses nature to execute judgement – The beginning of the scripture says “The mountains shake (25)”. The Old Testament mentions that when God descended majestically, the mountain trembled violently (Exodus 19:18). The Bible prophesies multiple times that when Jesus returns at the end times, mountains will quake (Jeremiah 4:24, Ezekiel 38:20, Nahum 1:5, Matthew 24:29, Revelation 6:12 etc.). The end of this scripture (30) also predicts that God uses land as a mean to execute judgement.

耶和華使用邦國施行審判  25節至29節預言耶和華將使用一個遠方的國民,耶五15-16並其他經文說明這是巴比倫。而這幾節以獅子比喻軍隊, 與珥二4-10用蝗蟲來形容非常相似。雖然在舊約時代, 神已經使用巴比倫對猶太人施行審判, 但是在以後主再來之前, 神會再使用邦國施行審判。(亞十四4-8啟九7-9等)

God employs other nations to execute judgement – Verse 25 – 29 prophesies that God will employ a distant nation, Jeremiah 5:15 – 16 and other scriptures indicate that it is Babylon. These verses use lions to signify army, very similar to Joel 2:4-10 where locusts were used in the description. Although God has already used Babylon to execute judgement on the Jews in Old Testament era, God will use other nations to do that again in the future before Jesus returns. (Zechariah 14:4-8, Revelation 9:7-9)

認信   神將來必定施行驚天動地的審判, 使世界震撼, 但是只要誠心 信靠神, 就不會面對神的震怒, 因為聖經說: 當時他的聲音震動了地,但如今他應許說:「再一次我不單要震動地,還要震動天。」這再一次的話,是指明被震動的,就是受造之物都要挪去,使那不被震動的常存。所以我們既得了不能震動的國,就當感恩,照神所喜悅的,用虔誠、敬畏的心事奉神。(來十二26-28)

CONFESSION:  God will for sure execute a horrendous judgement that will shake the earth.  But if we trust God faithfully, we will not face God’s wrath, because the Bible says ‘At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.”  The words “once more” indicate the removing of what can be shaken – that is, created things – so that what cannot be shaken may remain.  Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe.’ (Hebrew 12:26-28)

每日讀經  by 洪同勉牧師 Rev. Tommy Hung