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How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord Almighty! Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked... For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor.
Psalm 84

Inspiring Bible Characters | When God Reveals His Presence



October 31, 2021


When God Reveals His Presence

Genesis 28:10-22

My Sermon Notes from October 31, 2021 Full Text: 创世记  Genesis 28:10-22

10 雅各離開別是巴,到哈蘭去。 11 來到一個地方,就在那裡過夜,因為太陽已經落了。他拾起那地方的一塊石頭,把它放在頭底下作枕頭,就在那裡躺下睡了。 12 他作了一個夢,夢見一個梯子立在地上,梯頂直通到天, 神的眾使者在梯子上下往來。 13 耶和華站在梯子上,說:“我是耶和華你祖父亞伯拉罕的 神,也是以撒的 神,我要把你現在躺著的這塊地賜給你和你的後裔。 14 你的後裔必像地面的灰塵那麼多;你必向東、南、西、北擴展;地上的萬族必因你和你的後裔得福。 15 我與你同在,你無論到哪裡去,我必看顧你;我必領你回到這地方來,因為我必不離棄你,直到我實現了我對你所應許的。” 16 雅各一覺醒來,說:“耶和華確實在這地方,我竟不知道!” 17 他就懼怕起來,說:“這地方多麼可畏啊,這不是別的地方,而是 神的殿,是天的門。”

18 雅各清早起來,把他曾經放在頭底下作枕頭的那塊石頭,立作石柱,在柱上澆了油。 19 他就給那地方起名叫伯特利,但那城起初名叫路斯。 20 於是雅各許了一個願說:“如果 神與我同在,在我所走的路上看顧我,賜我食物吃,給我衣服穿, 21 使我可以平平安安地回到我的父家,我就必定以耶和華為我的 神, 22 我立作石柱的那塊石頭,必作 神的殿;你賜給我的一切,我必把十分之一獻給你。”

10 Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Harran. 11 When he reached a certain place, he stopped for the night because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones there, he put it under his head and lay down to sleep. 12 He had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. 13 There above it[a] stood the Lord, and he said: “I am the Lord, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the land on which you are lying. 14 Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south. All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring.[b] 15 I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”

16 When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought, “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I was not aware of it.” 17 He was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God; this is the gate of heaven.”

18 Early the next morning Jacob took the stone he had placed under his head and set it up as a pillar and poured oil on top of it. 19 He called that place Bethel,[c] though the city used to be called Luz.

20 Then Jacob made a vow, saying, “If God will be with me and will watch over me on this journey I am taking and will give me food to eat and clothes to wear 21 so that I return safely to my father’s household, then the Lord[d] will be my God 22 and[e] this stone that I have set up as a pillar will be God’s house, and of all that you give me I will give you a tenth.”


Discussion Questions:

1. Why is it imperative for us to recognize the presence of God? How do you acknowledge His holy presence every day?

2. Have you ever made a personal commitment to Jesus as the Lord & Savior? If yes? How does your life show it?

3. How does giving of tithes honor the Lord?