Monday, November 30, 2015

Daily Bread Monday November 30, 2015

Luke 1: 26-38
The author Luc doctor, having discerned the divine will, repeatedly emphasizes the fact that although people are very common, if they are obedient, God raises and uses them. The case of Mary is most telling. The text of today tells us how God works along and what Mary obeys to.

1) God works through the word of God
So that the work that is described herein be completed, God was working for centuries. If we look closely at this text, we can see that for this work trinity commonly works: God the Father (v 26-32), the only Son Jesus Christ (31, 35) and the Holy Spirit (35) . These three persons are working together to realize the words, then nothing is impossible.

2) Marie obeys to the word of God
So that God's will be done for centuries, the person God has chosen as the protagonist was a virgin of the campaign, Marie. But if Mary does not obey the word of God, what will happen? God works powerfully through the person who is obedient to his word. What makes possible the work of God between God and man is: (       ) and (          ).

Prayer: Lord, I think you used greatly whoever obeys your word. Make me become like Mary, an obedient servant to thy word

One Word: "word + obedience = God's work"
Daily Bread: 2015-11-28
Luke 1: 7-25
We will reflect on the passage of the annunciation of the birth of Jean B. The announcement of the angel Gabriel to Zacharias and Elisabeth who were barren, was that they would have a child (19). They prayed a lot to have a child but the day of announcement of the baby they could not really believe it. That's why Zacharie underwent the fate of dumb. According to this text, we can see the will of the author which is: from where does a new life come and what is the meaning of this child who comes to earth.

1. Life comes from God (7-25)
The couple Zechariah really wanted to have a baby and when God allowed the child, they could have the child (25). So the baby's life is a gift from God. The parents of the flesh are only receiving this gift from God.

2. A life comes to earth by clothing with a divine will (15-18)
Jean Baptiste will be a subject of great joy for many people. He will be clothed with the Holy Spirit and lead a very pious life (17-18) and above all he will return many of Israel's sons to Jesus Christ. So from the point of view of the author Luc, on Jean-Baptist's head remains a divine will. It is the same for you.

Let us pray: Lord, I convince myself that I came from God and I was born on the earth for the glory of God. Make disappear from my thoughts, my mouth, vocabulary word: death

One Word: A life with meaning

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Samuel Lee's DB (1971)

Daily Bread Thursday, November 26, 2015

Exodus 23: 20-33
God gives the promise that if the people obey his voice, he would lead them, protect them and make them happy. Let's examine what is the stern command of the Lord, and how that order is concrete. The promises are:

1. God takes care of national affairs (20-23)
If the people obeyed with joy to the command of the Lord, he would become the enemy of their ennemies. What are the enemy nations before them? (23).

2. God deals with the economy and health
God promises that even if the people enter to a foreign country, if they do not rely on the idols but God, God will bless their bread in abundance and will chase the disease (24-26).

3. God is in charge of the policy and army (27-30)
Being desperate in military affair, God promises that He would send hornets to chase the Hittites and the Cannanéens gradually from territory. The reason why the individual or the nation is ruined is that the Lord does not care for them. And the reason why the Lord does not car for them is because they did not obey the voice of the Lord. (Dt 30:20, Luke 9:35).

Prayer: Lord! You want us to obey you, help us to obey your voice, removes the line of 38 degrees latitude of Korea

One Word: The reason why France is impoverished and the Cameroon remains poor

Monday, November 23, 2015

Samuel Lee's DB (1971)

Daily Bread Monday, November 23, 2015

Exodus 21: 1-11
Formerly, there were slaves who were sold. Especially in the Third World, there are maids employed for a low price. Today's text teaches us how we should treat slaves, servants, and employees.

1) After a while, you must free the slaves
Formerly, there were slaves dus to several reasons: the war, the debt ... But the Bible tells us that we must give them the freedom after a while. In the Third World, or black market in developed countries, despite apparent Christianity mistreat unfairly servants and other employees.

2) We must take care of clothing and food of servants
When the servant is sold for marriage, the master must takes care of his clothes and his food, his marital rights. If the woman bought for marriage does not please the master, he must still care for her rights. If the master marries other women, she must be given the freedom, and if she wants to stay still, he must look after his rights. For those who are wrongfully oppressed, there is always God's law (Gal 3: 27-28).

Prayer: Lord, help us in many respect this divine law in respect of servants and employees. We pray for those who are wrongfully oppressed. The world is changing, but there are many who are wrongfully oppressed in the third world and the black peoples in certain countries.

One Word: mind food and clothing of servants

Friday, November 20, 2015

DR LEE'S DB (1971)

Daily Bread Friday, November 20, 2015

Exodus 20: 8-17
Among the Ten Commandments given by God, the first four commands order us to love God, and from the fifth they are commandments that tell us to love our neighbor. They can be summarized in: we must love our neighbors as ourselves (Luke 10: 27). Through this text, we must first reflect on who we should love, and what is the sin of not loving our neighbor.

1) God gives the command that says to keep the Sabbath (8-11)
Verse 8 says we must work hard for six days. welcome the Sabbath after working hard. In general, the Sabbath, the master sits and others such maids work hard. But who must rest on the Sabbath holy?(11) In God there is no distinction.

2) God gives the command not to harm others (12-17)
Verse 12 says to honor parents, and then what kind of man we must not harm? (14-17). If we reflect, we find it is not enough to do no harm to others. If we don't serve and help others positively, we come to the result to harm others. We must love God, love others, and use our material possessions properly. Without love God, we can not love our neighbor (Luke 10: 27-37).

Prayer: Lord, you are the source of love, holiness, help me, according to thy commandment, to love God, love my neighbor.

One word: love commandement (2)

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Eux ont sauvé leurs épouse et amie, au lieu de sauver eux-mêmes. Ombre du Christ
They saved their spouse and girl friend, rather than save their lives. Shadow of Christ

Samuel Lee's DB (1971)

Daily Bread Thursday, November 19, 2015

Ex 20: 1-7
 After leading his people Israel out of Egypt, God gave the Ten Commandments to his people he loved. When we speak of the Ten Commandments we have tendendy to feel it is very heavy. But when we think of it with prayer, we can summaries in one word: love.

 1) God punishes those who hate (1-5)
 God is the God of power with which he delivered Israel from the hand of Pharaoh. It is therefore natural that the people of God do not like material things but he loves his God (Luke 16: 18). Material goods are things that God created. What happen if we love material goods, instead of their Creator. We must love God the Creator. The men make idols with material goods. Materialism today is the greatest enemy of God. How God punishes the idols of material goods? (5)

 2) God blesses those who love him (6-7)
 God is full of love for his people out of Egypt, and sacrified his only son all sinners. He must not love material things but to love God with all our heart. So in the end, the commandments are not things very heavy. But the final problem is to love material goods or idols made with them or you love God (Mt 36: 38).

 Let us pray: We love the property. Have mercy on us so that we did not like material things but God. Forgive Koreans who don't like missionaries but rather what is in the pocket of the missionaries. Help us to love God with all our heart.

 One Word: the commandment of love (1)

Friday, November 13, 2015

Meditation of day

Meditation Today

John 14: 1-14

Jesus rebuked Philip who asked him to show the Father, because Jesus was with him all the time. Jesus said that he who has seen Jesus has seen the Father. Then Before Jesus speaks about prayer, saying "Whatever you ask in my name, I will," he said, "Believe". So if we believe, Jesus promised that everyone will do much more than he did himself. What a great promise that every time we wonder. But that's where the power of faith and prayer. Really prayer by faith is powerful. But what is faith? In a word: dependence. Philippe's problem is not that he did not see the Father, but it did not ensure the presence of God in his life. Jesus said, "if you believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, you will do ..." So, faith is and that lacking in Philip is that he does believe in Jesus who remains in the Father. Or otherwise, that Jesus lives in us and we in him. If we abide in him, as the next chapter on the parable of the vine and branch, we are committed to him and we completely depend on him, then we can experience the effectiveness of our prayer, so much to really make great works of God. When Moses raised his hands supported by Joshua and Hur in Exodus 17, the Israelites won the fight, while when he lowered his arms, they lost. Raise hands means total surrender, it means that we are completely dependent on God. If so, God gives us unsurpassed power, so that we win a great victory in the fight of God.

Méditation du jour

Jean 14:1-14

Jésus a reproché à Philippe qui lui a demandé de montrer le Père, car Jésus était avec lui tout le temps. Jésus dit que celui qui a vu Jésus a vu aussi le Père. Puis, Avant que Jésus parle de la prière, en disant "Tout ce que vous demandez en mon nom, je le ferai," il dit "Croyez". Alors si on croit, Jésus a promis que chacun fera beaucoup plus que ce qu'il fit lui-même. Quelle formidable promesse à laquelle chaque fois nous nous étonnons. Mais c'est là, la puissance de la foi et la prière. Vraiment la prière par la foi est puissante. Or, qu'est-ce que la foi? En un mot: la dépendance. Le problème de Philippe n'est pas ce qu'il ne voyait pas le Père, mais ce qu'il ne s'assurait pas de la présence de Dieu dans sa vie. Jésus dit "si vous croyez que je suis en le Père, et le Père est en moi, vous ferez..." Donc, la foi est et celle qui manque à Philippe est qu'il ne croit pas en Jésus qui demeure en le Père. Ou autrement, ce que Jésus demeure en nous et nous en lui. Si nous demeurons en lui, comme le prochain chapitre sur la parabole de cep et sarment, nous sommes attachés à lui et nous dépendons complètement de lui, alors nous pouvons expérimenter l'efficacité de notre prière, à tel point de faire vraiment de grandes œuvres de Dieu. Quand Moïse leva les mains soutenus par Josué et Hour dans l'Exode 17, le peuple d'Israël a gagné le combat, alors que quand il baissa les bras, il perdait. Lever les mains signifie la reddition totale, cela veut dire qu'on est entièrement dépendant de Dieu. S'il en est ainsi, Dieu nous donne une puissance inégalable, afin que nous remportions une grande victoire dans le combat de Dieu.

Samel Lee's DB (1971)

Daily Bread Friday, November 13, 2015

Ex 16: 22-36
The principle of man's happiness is to work diligently for six days and rest on the seventh day. But there are men full of greed, working all the time, even by violating the sabbath day, unto be tired to death. Let's think how God trained his people to observe the Sabbath.

1) The Lord gave the permission on the Sabbath (22-26)
The observance of the Sabbath (20: 8-11) is the fourth commandment of the LORD. The people of God who fears the LORD shall rest on the seventh day. According to its original meaning, the Sabbath means:
1) rest from the affairs of the Net!
2) render service to God, and renew contaminated wounded soul
3) read spiritual books and renew the spirit and visit those who need the Lord to renew the spirit to each other

2) The Lord rebuke those who were stupid
Some, in spite of this commandment, sought food on the seventh day, but in vain. God called to Moses and reproached him. Do you have the soul renewing itself by giving up lust ? Read v 31 and 37. What name was given to food coming down from heaven and what is its meaning? (32).

Prayer: Lord, help us to abandon our greed so that we really rest on the Sabbath. Help us to renew our souls mutually

One Word: the Sabbath in honor of the Lord

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Samuel Lee's DB (1971)

Daily Bread Thursday, November 12, 2015


Exodus 16: 1-26

We all received the Lord JC and we are all children of God who clothed the new nature. But we lack the training and spiritual strength. We tend to go back inwardly to sin as the dog returns to his vomit (2P 2: 22 and proverb citation).
We will think about what God did to the Israelites who were acting this way

1) The Israelites murmured against the Lord
The Israelites came out of Egypt and when they found themselves in front of the Red Sea, the Egyptians chased them. The Israelites were deadlocked. From his love and his power, God had saved the Israelites. So at that time, the Israelites raised voices to exalt love of the Lord. But as soon as a few days passed, the memory of the meat eaten in Egypt was awaken, they began to murmur against Moses. But in reality it is against the Lord (8). Does this happened to you murmuring against the Lord? This means that we doubt God's love.

2) And the LORD God of the Israelites gave manna from heaven
God rained manna from heaven for the Israelites. The reason God gave every day the manna is that the Israelites had to believe in the power of the Lord. Those who gathered a lot because of their are greedy and those who have not collected enough are because of their laziness. The first training of christian is to eat every day our daily bread. We must eat the daily bread, even though it is a small thing as 50 cents.

Prayer: Lord, help us to remember the grace and power by which thou hast saved us. Help us not to doubt the love of God. Help us has supported the training that you give us to eat the manna of God day after day.

One Word: Day by day

Méditation du jour

Meditation Today

Ez 48: 1-35

Ez 47 is a chapter that describes the arrival of the Holy Spirit within Israel. Israel lived 70 years of captivity in Babylon. They lost the Holy Spirit. For the return from Babylon, God foretold the gentle but powerful arrival of the Holy Spirit. When they thought of returning home, in their thinking various feelings may be crossed. What to do when we'll arrive in the country? Especially the devastated country would have given them the great discouragement. But God said they must first wait for the coming of God. So God foretold the arrival of the Holy Spirit. When we return to the country of fail (to the experiences of the failed past) we must first look for the benevolent coming of God. Then God sends his Holy Spirit so that we start a new work of God. At first very few fruit similar to the depth of ankle, but the end it will be remarkable, so much as by power of the Holy Spirit, we are risky to drowning. This would be the state, as we sing, where because of the Holy Spirit, His glory fills the universe as the waters cover the sea.

After predicting the coming of the Holy Spirit, the book of Ezekiel ends with the word on the division of the territory among the tribes of Israel. Perhaps it is a primary task of returning people. But before this physical and material work, the people needed the Holy Spirit. Anyway, in this division we find a singular structure that said border of a tribe from the east to the west. This would be the writing direction of the Hebrews from right to left. Then it is divided into two parts du nord first then the south, and between these two parties there is the description of the city of Jerusalem. And this description is very long. The reason is that this land descripted for the Levites priests is not only the geographical center but also the spiritual center of all Israel. This town of 4,500 cubits rectangle on each side which have each 3 doors according to the names of the tribes will be called "the LORD is here." It is the holy city where God dwells. This is where the temple of God remains. For God's people, the right concept of time and space is important. Especially when he leads the life of faith worthy of God, one is required to have one correct. As the territory of Israel is centripète to the capital and the temple, Christians must focus its space around the temple of God. Just like that, the time must spin for a Christian around Sunday, i.e. Sabbath. Ex 16b describes the Sabbath in Israel. It has three objectives: first to break away from worldly affairs, then to worship God and renew the soul soiled and hurt and finally to read spiritual books and visit those who need the Lord to renew the soul with each other. It is a central time which is between two weeks of world affairs, but the most important time for a Christian.

Méditation du jour

Ez 48: 1-35

Ez 47 est un chapitre qui décrit l'arrivée du Saint-Esprit au sein d'Israël. Israël vécut 70 ans la captivité en Babylone. Ils perdirent le Saint-Esprit. Du retour de Babylone, Dieu prédit l'arrivée douce mais puissante du Saint-Esprit. Quand ils pensèrent à retourner au pays, il se peut que dans leur pensée, diverses sentiments se croisaient. Que faire en arrivant au pays? Surtout le pays dévasté leur aurait donné le grande découragement. Mais Dieu dit qu'il faut d'abord s'attendre à la venue de Dieu. Dieu prédit donc l'arrivé du Saint-Esprit. Quand nous sommes de retour au pays d'échec (aux expériences du passé échoué) nous devons d'abord chercher la venue bienveillante de Dieu. Alors Dieu envoie son Esprit Saint pour que nous entamions une nouvelle oeuvre de Dieu. Au début très peu de fruit semblable à la profondeur de cheville, mais la fin sera remarquable, à tel point que par force du Saint-Esprit, nous sommes risqués de faire une noyade. Ce serait l'état où, comme nous chatons, le Saint-Esprit venant, Sa gloire emplit l'univers comme les eaux couvrent le fond des mers.

Après la prédiction de la venue du Saint-Esprit, le livre d'Ezéchiel se clôture par la parole sur le partage du territoire parmi les tribus d'Israël. Peut-être c'est une tâche principale d'un peuple de retour. Mais avant cette tâche physique et matérielle, le peuple avait besoin du Saint-Esprit. En tout cas, dans ce partage nous trouvons une structure assez singulière qui dit de frontière d'une tribu de l'est vers l'ouest. Ce serait le sens de l'écriture des Hébreux de droit à gauche. Puis, elle est divisé en deux parties du nord d'abord ensuite du sud, et entre ces deux parties, se situe la description de la ville de Jérusalem. Et cette description est très longue. La raison est que cette terre désigné pour les sacrificateurs Lévites est le centre non seulement géographique, mais aussi le centre spirituel de tout Israël. Cette ville rectangle de 4500 coudées de chaque côté qui a chacun 3 portes selon les noms des tribus sera appelé "l'Eternel est ici." C'est la ville sainte où Dieu demeure. C'est là que demeure le temple de Dieu. Pour le peuple de Dieu, le juste concept de temps et espace est important. Surtout quand il mène la vie de foi digne de Dieu, il en faut un qui est correct. De même que le territoire d'Israël est centripète vers la capitale et le temple, le chrétien doit concentrer son espace autour du temple de Dieu. De même le temps d'un chrétien doit être centripète autour du dimanche, autrement dit Sabbat. Ex 16b nous décrit le sabbat d'Israël. Il a triple objectifs: d'abord de se détacher des affaires du monde, ensuite de rendre culte à Dieu et renouveler l'âme salie et blessée et enfin de lire les livres spirituels et rendre visite à ceux qui ont besoin du Seigneur pour se renouveler l'âme les uns aux autres. C'est un temps central qui se situe deux semaines des affaires du monde, mais un temps le plus important pour un chrétien.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Meditation of day

Meditation Today

Job 14

Exodus 14 gives us an overview of Israelites who murmured against Moses and against God. God gave them the command to eat the manna that is the daily bread. Job 14 describes the reality of man. "Man born of woman, his life is short, and is saturated with agitation." Job concludes this chapter by saying, "it is in the flesh of his that is suffering and it is his soul who is in mourning." So what use is to lead a life on earth, while this life, as Job says, is like water that dries up and a stone that falls apart. Oh, the tree has a hope, because if you cut it, it grows, and if the root gets older, it blooms again. But after his death, the man did not return. I just read a poem of a monk which translates as following:
The day is coming when the one I liked until death crosses me as if he is unknown.
The day comes when a close friend who shared with me the secret go away, so as to not give me any call,
It happens that one I hated unto my desire of his death, may meet with the smiling faces, and this too is nothing, after some time.
Do not blame the one who has changed ....
Do not blame the one who left ....
As spring goes and summer comes.
Even if I am not distant intentionally one that crossed me and leave me must move away naturally.
Although not desperately fighting to retain, who must remain, remains near me, understanding the situation, whatever the situation.
If after paying my time and my heart to the one who does not respect me or loves me and spares nothing for me, it hurts me ... Will you need to pass so the time as beautiful as the flower that never comes?
The flower that is put mud in the rainy weather and the wind, isn't it the flower? The next rain wash it.
The error is human. Before the baby walking 3,000 times, he falls, after which he learns to walk.
I am the man who fell 3000 times and got up, however, still despair me before a minor matter.
The saddest thing is what one comes to think too early death.
The most unfortunate thing is what one comes to realize too late love.
Even if I boast of what I'm superior, little difference is under heaven.
If we see from the top and sky high, all are just the same despicable beings ...
The high-waisted man is not taller than the miserable tree, and whatever he runs well, he is slower than a miserable animal.
Do not try to crush one who is below you to rise above him.
Do not be jealous to who is supérieur than you.
It would be nice to live only by loving myself as I am.
For all who are under heaven are such same beings.

Unhappy man, but every day is dotted by tribulations and turmoil, but what to do? God gave this commandment to the Israelites with manna so that they can overcome the sinful nature of man and already live heaven on earth. The daily bread training is really the best training for man.


Méditation du jour

Job 14

Exode 14 nous donne une aperçu des Israélites qui murmuraient contre Moïse et contre Dieu. Dieu leur donna le commandement de manger la manne qui est le pain quotidien. Job 14 nous décrit la réalité de l'homme. "L'homme né de la femme, sa vie est courte, et elle est saturé d'agitation." Job conclut ce chapitre en disant, "c'est dans sa chair à lui qu'il souffre et c'est son âme à lui qui est en deuil." Alors à quelle utilité est de mener une vie sur la terre, alors que cette vie, comme Job le dit, est semblable à une eau qui se tarit et une pierre qui se disloque. Oh, l'arbre a une espérance, car si on le coupe, il pousse, et si sa racine vieille, il refleurit. Mais après sa disparition, l'homme ne revient pas. Je viens de lire un poème d'un moine qui se traduit comme suis :
Le jour vient où celui que j’ai aimé jusqu’à la mort me croise comme s’il est inconnu.

Le jour vient où l’ami intime qui a partagé le secret avec moi s’éloigne, à tel point qu’il ne me donne aucun appel,

Il advient que celui que j’ai haï jusqu’à le désirer mourir, peut se rencontrer avec les faces souriantes, et cela aussi n’est rien, au bout de certain temps.

Il ne faut pas s’en vouloir à celui qui a changé….

Il ne faut pas s’en vouloir à celui qui a quitté….

Comme le printemps passe et l’été vient.

Même si je ne me suis pas éloigné intentionnellement, celui qui me frôle et me quitte doit s’éloigner naturellement.

Même si ne me bats pas désespérément pour retenir, celui qui doit rester près de moi, comprend la situation et reste près de moi, quel que soit la situation.

Si après avoir versé mon temps et mon cœur à celui qui ne me respecte ni m’aime et n’épargne rien pour moi, ce qui me blesse,…  aura-t-on besoin de passer le temps aussi beau que la fleur qui ne me vient jamais ?  

Est-ce que la fleur qui se revête de la boue au temps de la pluie et le vent n’est pas la fleur ? La prochaine pluie la lave.

L’erreur est humaine. Avant que le bébé marche, 3000 fois, il tombe, après quoi il apprend à marcher.

Je suis l’homme qui est tombé 3000 fois et me suis levé, cependant, me désespère encore devant une affaire peu importante.

La chose la plus triste est ce qu’on en vient à penser trop tôt à la mort.

La chose la plus malheureuse est ce qu’on en vient à prendre conscience trop tard de l’amour.

Même si je me vante de ce que je suis supérieur, peu de différence se trouve sous le ciel.

Si on voit du ciel haut et haut, tous ne sont que les mêmes êtres méprisables…

L’homme à haute taille n’est pas plus grand que l’arbre misérable, et quoi qu’il court bien, il est plus lent qu’un animal modeste.

N’essaie pas d’écraser celui qui est inférieur à toi pour monter plus haut que lui.

Ne sois pas jaloux à celui qui est supérieur à toi.

Ce serait bien de vivre seulement en m’aimant tel que je suis.

Car tous ce qui existe sous le ciel sont pareils êtres.

Malheureux l'homme, mais chaque jour est parsemé des tribulations et d'agitation, mais que faire? Dieu a donné aux Israélites ce commandement de la manne, afin qu'ils puissent surmonter la nature coupable de l'homme et vivre le ciel déjà sur la terre. L'entrainement du pain quotidien est vraiment le meilleur entrainement pour l'homme.

Samuel Lee's DB (1971)

Daily Bread Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Exodus 14: 10-31

Now the people of Israel joyfully starts to Canaan. But after being awakened by the plague of the firstborn, Pharaoh was hardened again to pursue Israel.

1) Are there not enough graves in Egypt?
 For a long time Israel was enslaved, the people have a low sense of autonomy. Now they are moving towards freedom, the fight for freedom starts. But they were weak and murmured against Moses, saying it was better to serve the Egyptians than to die in the desert.

 2) You, keep silence
 To the people who were murmuring, Moses assured that God still loved them, saying, "The Lord will fight for you, and you, keep silence." The Lord borrowed the hand of Moses, and slew all the Egyptians by immersion in water. Israel believed in the Lord. Once we are born again, we are filled with emotion and joy, but when we want to grow to be worthy of God's children, that's another story. What is your attitude to the difficulties?

 Prayer: Thank you Lord, you saved me from the chains of sin. When I want to grow, help me to walk by faith and emotion always constant.

One Word: Wait for the power of the Lord in silence

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Oh! Prends mon âme

Lord, How Majestic You Are

Dieu, tu es majestueux.
Mes yeux croisent ton regard, et mon fardeau n’est plus.
Ta parole est la lumière à mes pieds,
Ta main prompte à bénir, ta bannière, un abri.

Dieu, tu es tout pour moi, toi qui créas ciel, terre et mer.
Tout ce que tu as mis en moi chante ton nom.
Je me prosterne devant toi, le roi par qui je vis,
Le fils de l’homme qui a conquis la mort.
Tu es tout pour moi, mon Dieu, mon roi.

Dieu, tu es resplendissant.
Et quand je vois les cieux, ouvrage de tes mains,
Qu’est donc l’homme pour que tu penses à lui ?
Tu l’as couronné de gloire et d’honneur.

Meditation du jour

Meditation of the day, "Divine justice vs. human justice."

1 Samuel 24: 1-23
This morning, God led me to the word of 1 Samuel 24 that describes the event of Ein Gedi cave. The story is that Saul chased David because of his jealousy. After the report of his situation, Saul and his 3000 elite departed in quest of David to Ein Gedi. He entered a cave with his men. But eventually, David found himself in the same place. Saul did not know the presence of David, but this one saw his entry. David's men said it was time he was able to eliminate and avenge Saul who always sought his life. But David said, "I will not put my hand against Saul, even though he was enemy, because he is the Messiah that is to say, the anointed of the Lord.

He cut off the skirt of the king's coat, and he went out with his men.  At a certain distance, David cried to the king by telling what happened and showing the skirt of the king's cloths. David says that God had delivered the person of Saul in his hand, but he had not brought his hand on him. So he insisted that he had a proper hand for the king. His hand was innocent. Then he said that the Lord God will avenge the king. Saul acknowleged his fault certainly before his 3000 elite soldiers that he was at fault, and more than that David would reign in his place, in recognizing that God is always on the side of right.

Here we find the righteousness of God is alive. The human justice is different from divine justice. According to David's men, to avenge an unjust enemy was quite fair and logical and reasonable. But to David, the prophet of God, it was not right. Anyway, Saul was a man that God had established according to his will. It is true that God had abandoned Saul because of his repeated disobedience. However, his position was not yet declined and man is enjoined to respect him without rushing to get an own idea. Many people especially political, disclaim their hope when someone is unpopular or blamed. They calculate and decide their action. A couple of time ago, as soon as a french woman politician declaired on a "white race", she was expelled from his party. Although this event has nothing to do with spirituality, it shows us the world situation. And the man is trying to make his own idea and is detached from it with great difficulty. How difficult it is to be in the right concept of divine justice.

When David walked in the path of divine justice, even the enemy recognized his fault as his interlocutor's right. Divine Justice always gives the victory, while the humain justice is relative, either by giving the success or failure. Hence our need to not see things in myopia, but over time, to trust in divine justice in spite of current disadvantages.

Méditation du jour, "La justice divine vs la justice humaine." 

1 Samuel 24:1-23

Ce matin, Dieu m'a conduit à la parole de 1 Samuel 24 qui décrit l'événement de la caverne d'Eyn Guédi. L'histoire est que Saül pourchassa David en raison de sa jalousie. Au rapport de sa situation, Saül partit avec 3000 élites à la quête de David à Eyn Guédi. Il entra dans une caverne avec ses hommes. Mais opportunément, David se trouva dans le même endroit. Saül ne sut pas la présence de David, mais celui-ci vit son entrée. Les gens de David dirent que c'était temps où il put éliminer et se venger de Saül qui en voulait toujours à sa vie. Mais David répondit, "Je ne porterai pas ma main contre Saül, quoi qu'il fut ennemi, car il est le messie c'est-à-dire l'oint de l'Eternel. 

Il coupa le pan du manteau du roi, et celui-ci sortit avec ses hommes, à une certaine distance, David s'écria vers le roi en racontant ce qui s'était passé et montrant la pièce du vêtement du roi. David dit que Dieu avait remis la personne de Saül dans sa main, mais il n'avait pas porté sa main sur lui. Ainsi il insista sur le fait qu'il avait une main propre envers le roi. Sa main était innocente. Puis il dit que l'Eternel Dieu se vengerait du roi. Saül reconnut sa faute certainement devant ses élites de 3000 soldats qu'il était fautif, et de plus David régnerait à sa place, en reconnaissant ainsi que Dieu est toujours du côté du juste. 

Nous trouvons ici la justice de Dieu qui est vivante. La justice de l'homme est différente de la justice divine. Selon les gens de David, se venger d'un ennemi injuste était tout à fait juste et logique et raisonnable. Mais aux de David, le prophète de Dieu, il n'était pas juste. Quoi qu'il en soit, Saül était un homme que Dieu avait établi selon sa volonté. Il est vrai que Dieu avait abandonné Saül à cause de sa désobéissance répétée. Néanmoins, sa position n'était pas encore déclinée et l'homme est enjoint de le respecter sans se précipiter de se faire une idée propre. Beaucoup de gens surtout les politiques, déclinent leur espoir dès que quelqu'un est impopulaire ou blâmé. Ils calculent et décident leur action. Il y a peu, dès qu'une femme prononce sur "une race blanche", elle fut exclue de sa partie. Même si cet événement n'a rien à voir avec la spiritualité, cela nous montre la situation du monde. Et l'homme est bien tenté de se faire sa propre idée et s'en détache très difficilement. Combien est-il difficile de se faire le juste concept de la justice divine. 

Quand David marcha dans le chemin de justice divine, même l'ennemi reconnut sa faute en même que son interlocuteur est juste. La justice divine donne toujours la victoire, alors que la justice humain est relative, en donnant soit le succès soit l'échec. D'où notre besoin de ne pas voir les choses à la myopie, mais à la longue, de nous fier à la justice divine malgré les désavantages actuels et proches. 

Samuel Lee's DB (1971)

Daily Bread Tuesday, November 10, 2015


Exodus 13: 17-22
From verse 1 to 16 of chapter 13 tell us a lot: the people of Israel should not be ungrateful, they must lead a grateful life. God says to remember the grace and set apart the firstborn of cattle and men to consecrate to the Lord who saved Israel with a mighty hand. God said that they must also remember that God delivered the people from the bondage of Pharaoh to bring them to the country flowing with milk and honey, write it and wear it like frontlet between your eyes. How easy it is to forget the grace and how grateful lead the life to something very fertile.

1) Israel dug the earth and brought Joseph's bones
When Israel went out of Egypt, they carried Joseph's bones by the oath he had sworn before his death (Gen. 50: 25). Although Joseph was the first minister, his hope was still in the land God had promised.

2) By day in a pillar of cloud by night in a pillar of fire
After living 450 years in slavery, when Israel crossed the desert, how did the Lord accompany them? God went before them by day in a pillar of cloud by night in a pillar of fire. When we walk in faith, God never abandons us but is always with us.

Prayer: Lord, thank you for what you have saved us by the blood of Jesus, help us to be always grateful to you by offering best things. When we follow you with gratitude, accompany us always.

One Word: Do not be ungrateful

Monday, November 9, 2015

Samuel Lee's DB (1971)

Exodus 12: 37-51


Finally came the night of vigil in honor of Yahweh. It happened that Israel experienced a great joy of deliverance.

1) One night in honor of the Lord (37-42)

Thanks to the love and power of God, Israel came to be delivered from the hand of Pharaoh after 430 years (40). When Israel left Rameses and arrived at Sukkot, besides the children there were 600,000 men and countless tribes and animals (38). They left without any preparation. They, even if they had been entered Egypt as one family (1: 2), could now form a large armed force (41). God had trained his people in order to use them for his need. So Iseraélites' life in Egypt is something very precious. But if we consider only that sufferings from the human point of view, they become unnecessary people. The work of the Lord is fulfilled, on the night of the LORD.

2) the order of the Passover (43-51)

They say that if someone wanted to eat the Passover, he had to be circumcised. In this case, circumcision meant he received the purification of God and he became a new man. Only the new man can experience the joy of Easter.

Prayer: Lord, it is very sigificatif that you put the will on Israel and sent them to Egypt and trained them for 430 years. Lord leads France, our country through various tests and use it for your name.

One Word: In God, life as slavery has meaning

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Samuel Lee's DB (1971)

Daily Bread Saturday, November 7, 2015

Exodus 12: 1-13
The text today tells us a lot about what shoud be the attitude to take, after the plague of the firstborn of the Israelites, when they were preparing to Exodus. What is the subject of reflection here?

1) The need of Exodus
What was the situation of the Israelites in Egypt? They ate and lived under slavery in Egypt. To live and eat, they led a life of slavery in Egypt. So they led a life very overwhelming and suffering. It is the same for those who live the Christian life without having experienced forgiveness through Jesus Christ and freedom in him. They seem pretty happy, but in reality, in the interior are always the sigh, confusion and despair. It is necessary that the life of man, so that it be happy, 1) be conforme to the foreknowledge of God, and 2) leave the old life of sin, that is, it takes the path of the exodus.

2) The posture of the preparation for the Exodus
The Israelites should gird loins and put sandals on their feet. There are believers among the people who delude themselves thinking that by this level of effort they have made the exodus. But it is not so, this is just the beginning.

3) Lamb
To accomplish the exodus, it needs the blood of the lamb. It is the same for Christians so that they be able to strip their life of sin. In Exodus, we must take the blood of Christ.

Prayer: Lord, thank you for that you have made us recognize the need of Exodus so as to begin a life of faith. Help us to watch out and pray to take the blood of JC throughout our lives

One Word: The sens of the exodus

Friday, November 6, 2015


Daily Bread Friday, November 6, 2015

Exodus 11: 1-10
The Lord God, because of his great patience, predicted to Pharaoh hardened that there would be the plague of darkness and misery to the Egyptians. But the hardened Pharaoh king was not listening. What did God do?

1) All the first-born unto cattle perish
The Lord wanted to persuade the Egyptians because of his patience, but Pharaoh still did not listen. As the Lord is holy, he can not let this evil. At the cost of living, he wanted to save him and bend the Egyptians. The Lord announced the death of all the firstborn, the one of Pharaoh, the ones of the workers unto the firstborn of cattle. But God said He will separate the Israelites so that they do not suffer any harm.

2) Pharaoh did not let the Israelites go
The book's author says that despite all these misfortunes were announced because of his stubbornness, Pharaoh would not let them go out of his land. Those who advance their stubbornness, their power by ignoring the life, personality and happiness of others are like Pharaoh, very uneducated.

Prayer: Lord, one who relies solely on his power ignoring the life and personality of others is the most cruel and merciless person in history. You know that we are bad, cover us, melt us with the word of grace.

One Word: Should we really be up to suffer the scourge of the firstborn?

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Samuel Lee's DB 1971

Daily Bread Thursday, November 5, 2015

Exodus 10: 1-11
The pharaoh who is the symbol of evil, seeing that his nation was ruined, how did he behave? What was the consequence of his behavior?
1) How long do you refuse to humble yourself before me
The LORD sent Moses to Pharaoh whose attitude was very arrogant for letting go his own people. He continues to say that if he kept his people, he would shower the plague of locusts.

2) You, men go to serve God
Seeing the critical situation that the nation of Egypt was about to die, Pharaoh's loyal subjets approached to report the situation. Then Pharaoh said: you, men leave (11). Around us, Many Christians do this kind of negotiation, if you get me out of this difficult situation, if you make me succeed in this business, I will serve you. Please do not make me Bible teacher. I marry by faith but not with someone whose nose was aquiline. Look. Pharaoh who negotiates ultimately will suffer the plague of locusts.

Prayer: Lord, I know that I can not myself stubbornly refuse to obey the word, humiliates me so that I can obey your word so as to avoid the plague of locusts

One word: we can not serve the Lord with the conditional

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Samuel Lee's DB

Daily Bread Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Exodus 9: 13-23
The LORD God commanded his servant Moses, sending him say to Pharaoh, let my people go, so that he may serve me. This freeing order of people, Pharaoh refused to listen it. What was the cause?

1) Pharaoh was unfair
At that time, the fact that people of Israel was enslaved, suffered from forced labor, was unfair. Once when they came down to Canaan, they were a free people. What we need to think about is the fact that powerful nation exploits the weak nation, this is one of the greatest injustices in the world. There are almost 40 years, a servant said, even if for the moment, Americans, Russians, dividing a country such as Korea, Vietnam, may have some temporary gain, but will come a day where they must have to pay this injustice. (this is the wheel of history that we feel ourselves today).

2) Pharaoh was proud
The people of Egypt have been cleared by a nod of the head, but even so, God let these people survive. The people of Egypt, however, was always proud, disobeyed God and was always proud. In a word, Pharaoh was a man who lives by his feelings. When he wants to sin, he sins. Depending on the circumstances, sometimes called the name of Yahweh, if necessary even repents, but basically he was a man who does not live according to the truth but according to his feelings. This kind of person is most unjust, haughty and they are dangerous people.

Prayer: Lord, we recognize that the people of a power which sells low people are not very wise, help me to live not according to my feelings but in truth. Down the mighty of this world, and help me now, I really want to live according to your word.

One Word: Be not unfair and proud, but humble

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Samuel Lee's DB (1971)

Daily Bread Tuesday, November 3, 2015


Exodus 9: 1-12
The Lord God sent the warning of death to Pharaoh who was not listening to the word of Moses. A worning in term. What was the reaction of Pharaoh?

1) The warning which cautions against life of herd
God sent the warning of the death of the animals, but this warning of death was limited to the life of the herd.

2) The warning which cautions against lives of men
The Lord God sends a warning to Pharaoh. Until now the magicians did to Moses and Aaron competition for wonders, but they could not do anything now, they fell to the ground because of the scope of the 6th plague, ulcer. Even if they are living, their life was threatened. Tu us also sometimes God sends the warning, so that through this warning we can return from sin. At the same time, God teaches us that the consequence of sin is death. Despite this warning, we repeat our disobedience, even if it leads to death. So it is very wise that from the first small warnings we are beware of ourselves and obey the Lord. Do you have the opportunity to receive this kind of warnings from God?

Prayer: Lord, we give you thanks that you are not saving warnings, so that we are not hardened and not let run to sin and death, but please make your tocsin sound louder to governors of this world, who, even feeling the impending judgment, continue to disobey God

One Word: lend your ears to tocsin before that become death knell

Monday, November 2, 2015

Samuel Lee's DB (1971)

Daily Bread Monday, November 2, 2015

Ex 8:1-15
 The Lord again sent Moses to Pharaoh to say "let my people go, so that they may serve me." Now God showed his power again through the plague of frogs. How will Pharaoh respond?

 1) The plague of frogs (8:1-14)
 They had elapsed 7 days after blood wound (7: 25). The LORD struck the Nile River which brings life to Egypt, so the Egyptians passed a very difficult period but it did not touch the heart of Pharaoh which was hardened that yet. Then the LORD sent a plague of frogs. Like the Indians love the ox as a god, the Egyptians worshiped frogs as God. They were completely upset because of this invasion of frogs. Because of this riot of frogs, Pharaoh became the object of criticism of the Egyptians, and he called Moses again to negotiate with him.

 2) Seeing that there was respite
 Because of this riot, God showed his power again in the world. At the same time Moses treated the matter with fidelity and magnanimity (10-11). After passing this difficult time, seeing that there was respite, the heart of Pharaoh was still hardened. This text shows that all these plagues came to Pharaoh because he lacked a sense of history. Therefore, all of Egypt was to undergo these plagues (mosquitoes, flies ...).

Prayer: Lord, you are the ruler of history, make sure that the ruler of this world willingly listen to the word of God

 One Word: frogs or money are not God