But only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven: QT for Fri Mar 1, 2019, read Mt 7;

But only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven: QT for Fri Mar 1, 2019, read Mt 7; 

The Lord Jesus is challenging those who have performed many miracles in His name. He would tell them, ‘I never knew you!’ And even would tell them to go away from His as He regards them as evildoers. Let us consider about what we’re doing in His name. Are those the will of the Father in heaven, or what we’re doing on our own for Him? 

  • What could we observe about their miraculous work thy did in His name?  See also Jer45:5 Should you then seek great things for yourself? Seek them not. For I will bring disaster on all people, declares the LORD, but wherever you go I will let you escape with your life.’ 
  • What could we observe the heart of God from the way He doesn’t pay attention to what’s done without His guidance?  See also Isa 29:13 The Lord says: “These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is made up only of rules taught by men. 
  • What could we observe about those whom He knows?  See also Jn 10:27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me
  • What is the Lord saying to you about the way you grow in your knowledge of Him in your daily life? 
  • What do you want to do differently that you might get to know Him more? 

하늘에 계신 내 아버지의 뜻대로 행하는 자라야 들어가리라: 2019, 3, 1, 금, QT, 마 7장을 읽으세요;

사람들은 자신이 주님을 위해 무엇을 할까에 대해 관심을 가지고 살아갑니다. 그러나 주님은 그것이 하나님과의 관계가운데 주님의 인도하심을 따라 하는 것이 아니면 결국자기 자신을 위해 하는 일이  된다고 가르치시며 그렇게 자의적으로 주님을 위해 어떤 일이든 하는 사람들을 자신이 모르는 불법을 행하는 이들이라고 도전하시고 계십니다. 주님은 과연 우리를 알고 계시며 우리가 하는 일은 주님의 상을 받을 일 일까요?  

  • 자신을 위해 사람들이 하는 일에 대한 주님의 태도에 대해 우리는 무엇을 관찰할 수 있나요?  렘 45:5 참조 네가 너를 위하여 큰 일을 찾느냐 그것을 찾지 말라 보라 내가 모든 육체 재난을 내리리라 그러나 네가 가는 모든 곳에서는 내가 너에게 네 생명 노략물 주듯 하리라 여호와의 말씀이니라  
  • 주님께서 자신이 개입하지 않으시는 일에 대한 태도를 통해 우리는 주님의 마음에 대해 무엇을 관찰할 수 있나요?  사 29:13 주께서 이르시되 이 백성이 입으로는 나를 가까이 하며 입술로는 나를 공경하나 그들의 마음은 내게서 멀리 떠났나니 그들이 나를 경외함은 사람의 계명으로 가르침을 받았을 뿐이라 
  • 우리는 주님께서 아시는 사람들의 특징에 대해 무엇을 관찰할 수 있나요?  요 10:27 참조  내  내 음성을 들으며 나는 그들을 알며 그들은 나를 따르느니라 
  • 주님께서는 당신이 주님을 알아가기위해 평상시에  노력하는 삶에 대해 무엇을 말씀하고 계실까요? 
  • 당신은 주님을 알아가는 일에 성장하기 위해 어떻게 주님의 음성을 듣기 원하세요? 

A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit: QT for Thu, 28, 2019, read Mt 7;

Though the Jews traditionally trying to live out what the law required as it has been passed down to them from their Fathers, the Lord Jesus’ new teaching is about maintaining your heart right before God. For behavior is an overflow of what your heart like. That’s why the Lord is teaching us to be a good tree rather than trying to bear good fruit; 

  • What could we observe the way God focus when He sees a man?  See also 1 Sam 16:7 But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.” 
  • What could we observe the person God bless like a good tree that prospers?  See also Jer 17:7-8 “But blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” 
  • What should be a top priority in our life in view of the way God sees our heart?  See also Pr 4:23 Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. 
  • What is the Lord telling you about your own management of your own heart? 
  • What do you want to do in response to His voice to see your heart guarded? 

좋은 나무가 나쁜 열매를 맺을 수 없고 못된 나무가 아름다운 열매를 맺을 수 없느니라: 2019, 2, 28 목, QT, 마 7장을 읽으세요;

유대인들을 전통적으로 조상을 통해 전해내려온 율법의 요구를 지키려 노력해 왔지만 하나님은 외모/ 행동보다 중심을 보신다고 가르치시며 우리가 외적인 행동보다 주님 앞에서 어떻 마음을 지키느냐에 관심을 구도 살라고 가르치시며 좋은 나무/ 사람이 되면 나쁜/ 악한 행동/열매를 맺을 수 없다고 가르치십니다. 

  • 하나님께서 사람을 보시는 것에 대해 우리는 무엇을 관찰할 수 있나요?  삼상 16:7 참조 여호와께서 사무엘에게 이르시되 그의 용모와 키를 보지 말라 내가 이미 그를 버렸노라 내가 보는 것은 사람과 같지 아니하니 사람은 외모를 보거니와 나 여호와는 중심을 보느니라 하시더라 
  • 하나님께서 축복하시는 사람은 어떤 나무에 비유될 수 있을까요?  렘 17:7-8 그러나 무릇 여호와를 의지하며 여호와를 의뢰하는 그 사람은 복을 받을 것이라 그는  가에 심어진 나무가 그 뿌리를 강변에 뻗치고 더위가 올지라도 두려워하지 아니하며 그 잎이 청청하며 가무는 해에도 걱정이 없고 결실이 그치지 아니함 같으리라 
  • 하나님께서 우리의 마음을 관찰하시는 것을 생각할 때 우리의 삶의 우선 순위는 무엇 이어야 할까요?  잠 4:23 참조 모든 지킬 만한 것 중에 더욱 네 마음을 지키라 생명 근원이 이에서 남이니라 
  • 주님은 당신이 마음을 지키는 것에 대해 무엇을 말씀하고 계실까요? 
  • 당신은 자신의 마음을 다스리기 위해 어떻게 주님의 음성을 듣길 원하세요? 

But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it: QT for Wed Feb 27, 2018, read Mt 7;

The Lord Jesus is teaching about real life we should chase after unlike the trend of people around us. For we have a tendency to follow popular way people are flooding into whether for our personal life or professional decision. But the Lord Jesus is saying that we need to go into the small gate and the narrow road if we want real life;

What could we observe the way the Lord Jesus chose from the way He lived? See also Mk 10:45

For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

What is apostle Paul confessing about the way he was going into the small/narrow gate? See also Gal 1:10 
Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ.

What could we learn about life from the young boy’s example? See also Jn 6:9-11 
“Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?” 
Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.” There was plenty of grass in that place, and the men sat down, about five thousand of them. 
Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish.

What is the Lord telling you about your own way of choosing the narrow road in life?

What do you want to do in response to His voice that you might experience real life?

생명으로 인도하는 문은 좁고 길이 협착하여 찾는자가 적음이라: 2019, 2, 27, QT, 마 7장을읽으세요

  •    우리는 예수님께서 사신 삶을 통해  좁은 문으로 들어가는 삶에 대해 무엇을 관찰할 수 있나요?  막 10:45 참조  인자가 온 것은 섬김을 받으려 함이 아니라 도리어 섬기려 하고 자기 목숨을 많은 사람의 대속물로 주려 함이니라 
  • 사도 바울은 좁은 문으로 들어가는 삶에 대해 어떤 고백을 하고 있을까요?  갈 1:10 참조  
이제 내가 사람들에게 좋게 하랴 하나님께 좋게 하랴 사람들에게 기쁨을 구하랴 내가 지금까지 사람들의 기쁨을 구하였다면 그리스도 종이 아니니라  
  • 보리떡 다섯개와 물고기 두 마리를 드린 어린 아이의 본을 통해 우리는 진정한 삶에 대해 무엇을 관찰할 수 있나요?  요 6:9-11 참조  
여기 한 아이가 있어 보리 다섯 개와 물고기 두 마리를 가지고 있나이다 그러나 그것이 이 많은 사람에게 얼마나 되겠사옵나이까 예수께서 이르시되 이 사람들로 앉게 하라 하시니 그 곳에 잔디가 많은지라 사람들이 앉으니 수가 오천 명쯤 되더라   
  예수께서 떡을 가져 축사하신 후에 앉아 있는 자들에게 나눠 주시고 물고기 그렇게 그들의 원대로 주시니라  
  • 주님은 당신이 좁을문으로 들어가는 삶에 대해 무엇을 말씀하고 계실까요? 
  • 당신은 생명으로 인도하심을 경험하기 위해 어떻게 주님의 음성을 듣길 원하세요?  

How much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!: QT for Tue Feb 26, 2019, read Mt 7;

The Lord Jesus is comparing earthly father who tries to do good for the sake of his child, never giving anything bad. He asks about God’s intension to grant something good graciously to those who seek Him? Praise the Lord! 

  • What could we observe God’s intention even when one feels miserable in bad fortune?  See also Jer 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 
  • What could we observe God’s perpetual goodness even when someone messed up and  suffered consequences of evil he did?  See also Judg 16:28-30 Then Samson prayed to the LORD, “O Sovereign LORD, remember me. O God, please strengthen me just once more, and let me with one blow get revenge on the Philistines for my two eyes.” Then Samson reached toward the two central pillars on which the temple stood. Bracing himself against them, his right hand on the one and his left hand on the other, Samson said, “Let me die with the Philistines!” Then he pushed with all his might, and down came the temple on the rulers and all the people in it. Thus he killed many more when he died than while he lived. 
  • What could we observe the secret of experiencing God’s grace in times of need/ misery?  See also Jer 29:12-13 Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. 
  • What is the Lord telling you of an area of your life that you need to seek HIm wholeheartedly? 
  • What do you want to do in response to His voice that you might see Him meeting with you? 

하물며 하늘에 계신 너희 아버지께서 구하는 자에게 좋은 것으로 주시지 않겠느냐: 2019, 2, 26, 화, QT, 마 7장을 읽으세요;

주님은 자신을 따르는 삶이  자신의 아이를 사랑하고 가장 좋은 것으로 주려하는 어떤 아버지 보다도 더울 우리를 사랑하시는 하나님을 경험하는 것 이라고 가르치십니다. 우리들은 삶 가운데 닦치는 여러가지 어려움에도 불구하고 졸은 것으로 우리를 축복하시길 원하시는 선하신 하나님을 경험하며 살라고 가르치십니다.  

  • 우리는 삶 가운데 닦치는 환난에도 불구하고 우리를 향하신 하나님의 선하신 의도에 대해 무엇을 관찰할 수 있나요?  렘 29:11 여호와의 말씀이니라 너희를 향한 나의 생각을 내가 아나니 평안이요 재앙이 아니니라 너희에게 미래와 희망을 주는 것이니라 
  • 범죄하고 그 열매로 고생하는 순간에도 우리는 하나님의 선하심에 대해 무엇을 관찰할 수 있을까요?  삿 16:28-30 참조  삼손 여호와께 부르짖어 이르되 주 여호와여 구하옵나니 나를 생각하옵소서 하나님이여 구하옵나니 이번만 나를 강하게 하사 나의 두 눈을 뺀 블레셋 사람에게 원수를 단번 갚게 하옵소서 하고 삼손 집을 버틴 두 기둥 가운데 하나는 왼손으로 하나는 오른손으로 껴 의지하고 삼손 이르되 블레셋 사람과 함께 죽기를 원하노라 하고 힘을 다하여 몸을 굽히매 그 집이 곧 무너져 그 안에 있는 모든 방백들과 온 백성에게 덮이니 삼손 죽을 때에 죽인 자가 살았을 때에 죽인 자보다 더욱 많았더라 
  • 고통중에 하나님의 만나주심/은혜주심을 경험하는 비결은 무엇일까요?  렘 29:12-13 참조너희가 내게 부르짖으며 내게 와서 기도하면 내가 너희들의 기도를 들을 것이요 너희가 온 마음으로 나를 구하면 나를 찾을 것이요 나를 만나리라 
  • 하나님께서 당신의 삶 가운데 주님의 만나/은혜주심을 경험하라고 말씀하시는 영역은 어떤 부분일까요? 
  • 당신은 주님의 은혜/만나주심 경험하기 위해 어떻게 주님을 찾기를 원하세요 ?     

You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye: QT for Mon Feb 25, 2019, read Mt 7;

The Lord Jesus’s teaching on criticism or judgment is very clear even to us. Each of us is to be accountable to the Holy Spirit about our own purity and should not focus on imperfection of our brothers around? What would help us to see ourselves clearly that we may not overlook plank in our own eyes while we notice the speck in our brothers’ eye? 

  • What could we observe the way we see clearly and may not fall in the path of life? Ps 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. 
  • What could we observe the transformation we need to experience in life?  Heb 4:12 For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spiritjoints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. 
  • What is the pattern we need to establish in life that we might see ourselves growing in His image?  See also 2 Cor 3:18  And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. 
  • What is the Lord saying to you about your own transformation into His image? 
  • What do you want to do that you might grow in His image in life? 

외식하는 자여 먼저 네 눈 속에서 들보를 빼어라 그 후에야 밝히 보고 형제의 눈 속에서 티를 빼리라: 2019, 2, 25, 월, QT, 마 7장을 읽으세요;

예수님은 자신의 눈속에 있는 들보를 보지 못하면서 형제의 눈에있는 티끌을 보는 외식하는 태도에 대해 경고하시며 먼저 자신의 눈에서 들보를 빼야 형제의 눈에있는 티끌은 잘 볼 수 있으리라고 말씀하십니다. 우리는 삶 가운데 어떻게 자신의 필요/ 문제를 잘 보고 고치는 삶의 패턴을 형성하고 외식을 멀리할 수 있을까요? 

  • 삶 가운데 실족하지 않는 삶에 대해 우리는 무엇을 관찰할 수 있나요? 시 119:105 참조 주의 말씀은 내 발에 등이요 내  이니이다 
  • 우리가 자신의 삶 가운데 변화를 경험하는 삶에 대해 무엇을 관찰할 수 있나요?  히 4:12 참조 하나님의 말씀은 살아 있고 활력이 있어 좌우에 날선 어떤 검보다도 예리하여 혼과  및 관절 골수 찔러 쪼개기까지 하며 또 마음의 생각과 뜻을 판단하나니 
  • 주님의 형상을 닮아가는 사람의 삶의 특징/패턴에 대해 우리는 무엇을 관찰할 수 있나요?  고후 3:18 참조 우리가 다 수건을 벗은 얼굴로 거울 보는 것 같이 주의 광을 보매 그와 같은 형상으로 변화하여 광에서 광에 이르니 곧 주의 으로 말미암음이니라 
  • 주님은 당신이 삶 가운데 그분의 형상을 닮아가려는에 노력에 대해 무엇을 말씀하고 계실까요? 
  • 당신은 주님의 형상을 경험하기 위해 어떻게 주님의 음성에 응답하길 원하세요?