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God’s Frustration (Chinese/English)

EXODUS 16:28 And the Lord said to Moses, “How long do you refuse to keep My commandments and My laws?”

出埃及记16:28耶和华对摩西说:“你们不肯守我的诫命和律法,要到几时呢?

God’s Frustration

神的沮丧

From our passage, God had just brought the Israelites through the Red Sea on dry land.  As the Israelites watched the dead bodies of the Egyptians wash up on the shore, they broke out in worship and praise of the hand of God on their behalf (Exodus 14-15).

这段中神刚刚带领以色列人在干燥之地穿越了红海。由于以色列人看到了被冲到海滩的埃及人的尸体,他们就在敬拜中爆发,赞美神的手为他们所做的(出埃及记14-15)

It was not long after they worshipped the Lord that they begin to complain against the Lord.  First, they complained about water.  So, God turned a lake that was bitter into water so that they might drink. Next, they complained about food.  Then God provided bread from heaven known as Manna, along with quail.  But God gave specific instructions regarding how the people of Israel were to receive this blessing.  Unfortunately, the people of Israel, like many of us today, disobeyed God in gathering the Manna which caused God a great deal of frustration and prompted Him to ask the question we see in the above passage.

这在他们敬拜主并开始抱怨主之后并没有过去多久。他们先是抱怨水,然后神把苦涩的湖水变为饮用水使他们可以喝。接着他们又抱怨食物,神又从天堂为他们提供叫做玛娜的面包以及鹌鹑。但神对以色列人如何接受这一祝福给了特别的指示。不幸的是以色列人就像今天的许多人一样,在收集玛娜时违背神,使得神非常沮丧,促使神提出了我们看到的上面的问题。

Regrettably, we see a similar situation in the church today. God calls us to love Him with all our heart, with all our strength, with all our soul and with all our mind, and to love our neighbors as ourselves. Yet, we find that many Christians place worldly pursuits above the living God, and even more troubling, you have Christians that do not love their neighbor, because their neighbor may be different from themselves.

遗憾的是,我们在今天教会看到了相似情况。神要我们尽心尽力尽性尽意爱他,并爱人如己。然而,我们发现许多基督徒把属世的追逐置于活神之上,更糟糕的是,你可以看到基督徒不爱他们的邻舍,因为他们的邻舍或许与他们不同。

While we are instructed as Christians to avoid marrying a non-believer, we should love them with the love of Christ, and pray for their salvation.

然而作为基督徒我们被教导要避免嫁给非信徒,我们应当以基督之爱来爱他们,并为他们的救恩祷告。

Another example of God being frustrated is a story regarding King Saul.  In I Kings 15, Saul was commanded by God to destroy the Amalekites. Saul failed to do so and it frustrated God.  As a result, God removed Saul from being King and replaced him with David.  Nothing frustrates God more than disobedience.  As His children, God does not ask us for much, but He does ask for our best.  We should give Him no less.

神沮丧的另一个例子是关于扫罗王。在列王纪上15章,神命令扫罗摧毁亚玛力人。扫罗没有这么做,导致神的沮丧。后果是神废除扫罗王位,以大卫代替他。没有什么比不顺服更使神沮丧的。作为他的子女,神对我们要求不多,但他确实要求我们尽力。我们不应少给他。

God bless you.

愿神祝福你

About Keith H

Hello everyone, my name is Keith or kk. I am a christian writer and teacher living in Nanjing China Teaching both online and in person, Have several students. Am married to a wonderful chinese lady called Helen with a beautiful 27 year old daughter called sherry, she is a ba in fine arts from brandon university in Canada

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  1. Hello Keith!
    Love this message – well done and so important.
    Thank you
    God Bless~

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