May 5, 2013 But I, by your great mercy, will come into your house; in reverence will I bow down toward your holy temple. (Psalm 5:7) How wonderful Psalm of
May 4, 2013 In your anger do not sin; when you are on your beds, search your hearts and be silent. Selah (Psalm 4:4) How wise the word of God
May 3, 2013 6 I will not fear the tens of thousands drawn up against me on every side. 7Arise, O LORD! Deliver me, O my God! Strike all my
A long time ago in a big city which is magnificent and bustling, there lived an orphan boy. The boy was very skinny and poor, he lives in a ramshackle hut on the side of the town. Every day the little boy works as laborers in milling wheat. His job was to grind wheat into flour. The works are very tough, the little boy had to leave early in the morning and come home in the evening, not to mention he had to move a large rock and heavy milling. Despite working hard, the little boy just got a little reward from his master that stingy. Yet the little boy never complains he is always try to do his job well.
The little boy lived alone, he was only accompanied by his pet, a mongoose. The mongoose is very smart and loyal even it often took the eggs of wild birds or fish to be eaten along with it owner. The little boy loved the mongoose.
One day a rich and kindly old nobleman invite all the needy children and orphans who live in the city to attend the thanksgiving party. Poor children in the town was very excited not to mention the little boy, he went to the party with his pet, the mongoose. The party was so festive, abundant food, music and fun games.
“Well, my children, I have one more game special for you. Look at the wooden door behind with picture of an eagle!” Exclaimed the old nobleman. He pointing to a small wooden door that carved with eagle picture. All the children stared at the wooden door.
“The door is a hallway which is leading to a very special gift. The game is easy, anyone can walk until the end of the hall then he will get the prize.”
“Well it’s very easy Sir!” Cried a little child, wiping his mouth that full of chocolate.
“But it is not as easy as you think son, there are many obstacles that will prevent you to get that special gift. Okay, does anybody want to try?” Most of the kids in the room cheered, they stood huddled in front of the wooden door.
Then the rich nobleman open the wooden door. Some children pushing and fighting to get into first. The little boy who work in the milling wheat also follow that game. But some other kids that bigger push him away and make him become the last contestant, but he did not despair, he vigorously chasing the other kids. The nobleman smiled and closed the door and locked it. Almost all the children who were invited by the nobleman followed the game but some of the kids who are lazy choose to spend the delicious food that is available in abundance on the table rather than follow the game.
Meanwhile, the kids who are running around in the hallway began to feel tired and thirsty. Apparently it was a very long hallway and just lit by the dim candlelight. Some children begin to rant and regret follow this game. But as they walked they saw a bright light. It turns out in the hallway, there are many small rooms. In the bright and beautiful rooms they saw a lot of food and drink that looks delicious. Those who thirst rushed into the rooms. Even in that rooms they also found expensive toys, beautiful clothes and purse containing money. The kids were scrambling to get into these rooms, they do not care anymore about getting a special gift.
“Hey look, this is a lot of money, the clothes are also very beautiful. We take it all back!”
“Yeah you’re right, but what about the race, don’t you want to get a special gift?”
“Ah I think the prize is money. But it seems the hall is still far away, we must be tired if we have to bring this stuff with us. We better go home now.”
“Yes, yes you’re right, I’m tired too.”
“Hey here is the door, well apparently unlocked. See this is the exit, let’s go!” Cried the boy as he opened the door wide. All the children ran out with carrying all wonderful items and the money.
The little boy who work in milling wheat looked at his friends, he actually wants to take the stuff but he remembered the words of the rich nobleman and then he continue to walk. The hallway was still long and the little boy was tired, he stopped for a moment but the mongoose pulled his shirt and asked him to keep going.
Finally the little boy made it to the end of the hallway, he saw there was a door. Happily he open the door but the little boy very surprise when he saw the room was empty and the rich nobleman have stood there greeted him with a smile.
“Congratulations, son, you win. This is your present.” Said the nobleman, handing him a large book that is thick and beautiful.
“Thank you sir!” The little boy exclaimed with excitement.
“You’re not disappointed my boy, even though the prize is only a book?”
“No, sir, when my mother was alive, she used to say that the book is a treasure because it contains valuable knowledge. Unfortunately because we were so poor, I can not buy it. I believed this book is very valuable.” Said the little boy with hugging his book.
“You’re right son, the book contains the knowledge that will make you a wise person, you deserve it because you are a nice boy. But the prize are not only that, the other prizes is a demand.”
“Little boy, will you be my son?” The little boy surprised amazingly but he was very excited. Finally, the poor child be a wealthy nobleman son.
Well Asta Kids friends life is a journey. Yes, the journey of faith into a beautiful eternal life in heaven. Therefore we must not be tempted by deception the world that make us away from the Lord Jesus Christ. Let us be faithful and obedient to the Lord Jesus whatever happens. Believe that eternal reward in heaven is already available to the children of God who are obedient and faithful.
5 Mei 2013
Tetapi aku, berkat kasih setia-Mu yang besar, aku akan masuk ke dalam rumah-Mu, sujud menyembah ke arah bait-Mu yang kudus dengan takut akan Engkau. (Mazmur 5:8)
Betapa indahnya Mazmur Daud di atas. Daud mengakui bahwa hanya karena kasih setia Tuhan, dia bisa beribadah kepada Tuhan. Mari merenungkan Mazmur di atas dengan sungguh-sungguh.
Sesungguhnya tanpa kasih setia dan belas kasihan Tuhan, kita semua manusia yang berdosa tidak dapat mendekat dan beribadah kepada Tuhan yang Maha Kudus. Hal itu sungguh membuat manusia sangat menderita karena manusia diciptakan untuk menyembah dan bersekutu dengan Tuhan.
Tetapi syukur kepada Allah Bapa melalui Anak-Nya Tuhan Yesus Kristus yang datang ke dalam dunia sebagai manusia dan mati dan bangkit mengalahkan maut sehingga setiap orang yang percaya akan kematian dan kebangkitan-Nya dilepaskan dari perhambaan dan penghukuman dosa. Bahkan kini, setiap orang yang percaya kepada Tuhan Yesus Kristus boleh datang sujud menyembah kepada Bapa di surga dengan sukacita. Betapa indahnya saat manusia bisa kembali bersekutu dengan penciptanya.
Berbahagialah orang yang percaya kepada Tuhan Yesus Kristus
4 Mei 2013
Biarlah kamu marah, tetapi jangan berbuat dosa; berkata-katalah dalam hatimu di tempat tidurmu, tetapi tetaplah diam. Sela (Mazmur 4:5)
Betapa bijaknya firman Tuhan mengajar kita. Anak-anak Tuhan harus belajar mengendalikan diri. Kemarahan dapat membawa kita terjerumus dalam dosa saat kita tak bisa mengendalikannya. Firman Tuhan menyuruh kita untuk berdiam diri jika kita marah. Mengapa? Itu karena jika kita bertindak dan berbicara saat hati kita dikuasai oleh amarah maka hanya hal-hal buruk yang akan kita lakukan dan katakan. Dan hal itu bisa sangat berbahaya.
Oleh sebab itu mari kita taat kepada firman Tuhan. Mari belajar menguasai diri kita. Memang tidak mudah tetapi mari kita memohon supaya Roh Kudus Tuhan menolong dan memimpin kita.
Amarah yang tak terkendali membawa kepada dosa.
May 5, 2013
But I, by your great mercy, will come into your house; in reverence will I bow down toward your holy temple. (Psalm 5:7)
How wonderful Psalm of David above. David admits that only by the faithfully grace of God he can worship God. Let’s ponder the Psalms in earnest.
Indeed without the love and mercy of God, we are all sinful human can not be approached and worship to God the Holy of Holies. It really makes people suffer because man was created to worship and fellowship with God.
But thanks be to God the Father through His Son the Lord Jesus Christ came into the world as a man and died and rose again to conquer death so that everyone who believes in His death and resurrection are released from the bondage of sin and punishment. Even now, every person who believes in the Lord Jesus Christ shall come to worship the Father in heaven with joy. How wonderful when people can re-aligned with the creator.
Blessed are those who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ
May 4, 2013
In your anger do not sin; when you are on your beds, search your hearts and be silent. Selah (Psalm 4:4)
How wise the word of God teaches us. Children of God must learn to control themselves. Anger can lead us fall into sin when we can not control it. God’s Word tells us to remain silent if we are angry. Why? That’s because if we act and speak when our hearts are ruled by anger then only bad things that we do and say. And it can be very dangerous.
Therefore, let us obey the word of God. Let’s learn to master ourselves. It is not easy but let us ask Holy Spirit God to help and guide us.
Uncontrolled anger leads to sin.