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Neglecting The House Of God (Chinese/English)

Nehemiah 10:39  For the people of Israel and the sons of Levi shall bring the contribution of grain, wine, and oil to the chambers, where the vessels of the sanctuary are, as well as the priests who minister, and the gatekeepers and the singers. We will not neglect the house of our God.”尼希米记 10:39 以色列人和利未人要将这些五谷、新酒和新油作为举祭带到收藏圣所器皿的地方,即供职的祭司、殿门守卫和歌乐手所住的房子。这样,我们便不会忽略我们上帝的殿。”

Neglecting The House Of God
忽视上帝的殿

Nehemiah is one of my favorite books. It is a master class on how to rebuild what is broken down, and how to endure persecution from the enemy.
尼希米是我最喜欢的书之一。这是一个大师课程,关于如何重建破碎,以及如何忍受来自敌人的迫害。

The returning exiles were making a covenant with the Lord in Nehemiah 10:29-31. These words are a fitting climax to their commitment to the covenant. This is a tremendous statement and one they took very seriously!  As Christians, there is something we can learn from their conviction, and commitment to care for the house of God.
回归的流亡者, 尼希米, 在尼希米书10章29-31节与主立约。这些话是对他们对立约承诺的恰当高潮。这是一个了不起的声明,他们非常认真地对待!作为基督徒,我们可以从他们的坚定和关心上帝的殿宇中学到一些东西。

Beloved, do you neglect the house of God?  Have you ever done any of the things below?
上帝所爱的你,是否忽视了上帝的殿?你是否曾经做过以下任何事情?

Been late for church-arriving some time through the service.
去教堂迟到…在礼拜中的某个时候才到达

Not been reverent in the house of God- Laughing and joking with friends.
在上帝的殿宇中不庄重…与朋友开玩笑

Fallen asleep during the service.
在崇拜时入睡。

Played on your cell phone.
在崇拜时使用手机

Rushed home immediately after worship service.
崇拜结束后匆忙回家

Not go to church at all.
不去教堂

Dressed in a manner that is not glorifying God.
穿着不荣耀上帝的方式

So often the people of God are flippant and careless in the house of God. It is not a social club; it is a holy place, where God meets with His people. Church attendance may not be mandatory, but it is compulsory. If you are a Christian, you will long to be in God’s house. Look at David, especially in Psalms 27 and 84. Look at the early church and the example of Jesus in the closing verses of Luke 2. He had a reverence for God’s house.
作为上帝的子民却在上帝的殿宇中轻率和疏忽, 而且常常是这样。可是,这不是一个社交俱乐部;这是一个神圣的地方,在这里上帝与他的子民相会。出席教会可能不是强制性的,但是是义务性的。如果你是基督徒,你会渴望在上帝的殿宇中。看看大卫,特别是诗篇27章和84章。看看早期的教会以及耶稣在路加福音2章的结尾所展示的榜样。他对上帝的殿宇有敬畏之心。

Going to church on Sunday is one thing you should do. It’s the only thing that is really important on the Lord’s day; and remember, once you arrive, you are first and foremost to meet with God, not your friends.
星期天去教堂是你应该做的一件事。在主的日子里,这是唯一真正重要的事情;记住,一旦你到达,你首先要与上帝相会,而不是与朋友相会。

Are you neglecting the house of God?
你是否忽视上帝的殿?

God bless you,
愿上帝赐福与你,

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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3 comments

  1. Oh Keith, this is so true, Brother!
    Excellent job and message!
    God Bless~

  2. Jennifer Woodley

    So many go to church for the social connection with their friends and neglect connecting with their Father. Thank you for your message today, Keith.

  3. thanks for your kind and helpful comments

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