中保 Mediator by Ghost Ship

中保 Mediator by Ghost Ship
Chinese Translation by @yuan3y.

You are welcomed to improve on the translation. 欢迎提供翻译改进意见。

原文地址(original URL): http://goo.gl/UllgJ3

Verse 1
祂代替我们站在上帝的面前
He takes our place and stands in front of God on high
祂为我们代言因我们没权利
He speaks on our behalf since we don’t have the right
祂为我们代求审判人的上帝
He pleads before the God who judges hearts of men
我们的中保为我们罪受刑罚
Our mediator served the sentence for our sin

Chorus 1
只有这一位神
There is only one God
只有这一位神人中保
There is only one mediator
站在神与人之间
Standing between God and man
祂是救恩的唯一道路
He’s the only way to salvation

Verse 2
祂寻回囚徒,打断束缚的锁链
He found the captives, broke the bondage of our chains
我们得救赎,因祂付上了代价
We have redemption through the price that He has paid
祂献上生命,使我们得到自由
He gave His life to purchase freedom from the fall
我们的中保是我众人的赎价
Our mediator was the ransom for us all

Bridge
人子主耶稣
The man Jesus Christ
为我献生命
Who gave us His life
人子主耶稣
The man Jesus Christ
永远赎罪祭
Our last sacrifice
永生的圣子
The Eternal Son
弥赛亚已来
Messiah has come
真实的人子
The true Son Of Man
代罪的羔羊
The Atonement Lamb

Toshiba Satellite M840 unable to adjust screen brightness on Windows 8.1

Screen brightness becomes unavailable
after Toshiba Satellite M840 upgrading to Windows 8.1

Here is a warning for Toshiba Satellite M840 users. Do NOT upgrade to Windows 8.1 yet! Toshiba has not yet have proper drivers for the upgraded system. You will be unable to adjust the screen brightness after upgrade. All other functions (Fn+F1, F4-F12) have no problems; Fn-F2 and Fn-F3 for screen brightness adjusts fail.

I have yet to found a solution to it. Calling to Toshiba Support tells me I have to downgrade to Windows 8 (8.0) for now.

Toshiba Satellite M840 Review

After using my Toshiba Satellite M840 for one full week, I’d like to share my review on this laptop.


The spec is identical to Satellite M840-1001XG on toshiba-asia.com except I’m running Windows 8, though I’m not sure if this is exactly the model. Firstly I’ll list my specs below.
PROCESSOR: Intel® Core™ i7-3612QM processor (6M Cache, up to 3.1GHz) with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
MEMORY: 4096MB DDR3 1600MHz SDRAM
DISPLAY SIZE: 14.0″ WXGA HD Clear SuperView LED Backlight TFT display (16:9)
RESOLUTION: 1,366 x 768
GRAPHICS: AMD Radeon™ HD 7670M
HARD DISK DRIVE: 640GB (SATA) with shock absorbers
OPTICAL DRIVE: DVD SuperMulti Double Layer Drive (DVD±RW/RAM)
INTERFACES: 2xUSB 3.0 (Sleep&Charge), 1xUSB 2.0
SOUND SYSTEM: Stereo Speakers, 16-bit Stereo with SRS® Premium Sound HD™
CAMERA: Built-in HD Web Camera
BATTERY: 6-Cell Lithium Ion (47.5 Wh as said by Windows)
WEIGHT: Starting from 1.99kg

Things I like:
– comfortable typing, including the way Home, PgUp, PgDn, End arranged at the right of the keyboard: convenient and I can memorize where they are.
– Quad-core i7 third gen processor & dedicated videocard: I’m able to play a number of games even though I’m not a typical gamer.
– USB ports on both sides of the laptop.
– Temperature is alright for normal usage.

Things I don’t appreciate:
– by default, important F-number keys such as F4, F2 especially are used for functions like switch screen and dim. I’ve switched it in BIOS thus I don’t have to press “Fn” key to use them. Later on I may find a way to hack and remap the funtion keys to those I’ll never use, such as the idiotic Fn-F1(Help).
– The Fn-Space to switch resolution is an annoying function also as I sometimes hit Fn key wrongly when I want to switch language inputs (Windows+Space).
– The DVD tray at the left side of the laptop is too easily hit to pop out.
– Battery life is only about 3 hours under wifi&office usage.
– 1366×768 HD display may not be enough for programmer’s tight IDE layout.

*Battery life is obtained using Windows command: powercfg /batteryreport ,
Battery Life Estimates given by Windows: 2:50:00 hours at design capacity.
On my own calculation, it’s about 3:10:00 hours at design capacity.
This 3&1/2-months old laptop has its battery capacity shrunk from 47,520 mWh to 42,120 mWh.

T-Clock 2010: Tweak your Windows Clock on Taskbar

T-Clock 2010 with my custom format for time display

T-Clock 2010 Official Website: http://www.stoicjoker.com/tclock/
Current Version installed: T-Clock 2010 (build 95)


When I choose “Use small taskbar buttons” (from Taskbar Properties), the Date/Time display on the right end of taskbar became single-lined, and date went missing.

I’ve tried to hack the LogPixels value under HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIGSoftwareFonts in Registry Editor, as suggested on Internet. It worked (values I used were between 84 and 72). However it led to undesirable blurry fonts in Chrome, and I found no working solution to it. Thus I reverted back to original 96 dpi.

That was when I came across T-Clock 2010.

T-Clock 2010 is able to customize the way which Time and Date displays on Taskbar. It is a simple zip download from the developer’s website. Unzip x64 if you are using a 64-bit Windows, otherwise Win32 will do. Put it in any folder that is easy to access (but probably avoid Program Files or Windows). Start the Clock.exe in the folder, it is up and running.

Through T-Clock Properties (Right click on T-Clock area), much customization can be done. You should at least let this program run automatically upon starting Windows: tick the tick in the About tab of the Properties.

To re-imitate the default Windows Date/Time look, the following is to be put in Custom Format under Time Format:

TIMEnDATE

I found myself enjoying customizing the way it looks, so it took me further and I eventually came up with what you see in the screenshot at the top. The documentation in the T-Clock Help.rtf is quite comprehensive, except that it didn’t tell you how to make the preceding ‘0’ appear in hms of the system uptime. Sdd, Saa, Shh, Snn, Sss are the hhmmss corresponding version of the system uptime.

My custom format set for T-Clock 2010 is:

SaaSnnSss ddeddmmeyyyy”№”Ww”W-“hhttnn@@@.@

The font used is Calibri Light, ClearType Natural, Size 12.
For Clock size and Text Position, I have Vertical as 1.

I love the way it looks now.

Biblical prophecies that convince me

Why is Bible believable?

One reason that convinces me is

the possibily of prophecies being fulfilled by coincidence

: it is in fact really really small.

(the following translated from http://blog.roodo.com/yml/archives/9999307.html)

1. Bible consists many (66) books, not only one;

2. There were many authors, not only one;

3. The 66 books in Bible were written over thousands of years by these many people, not only a few years.

4. Under such condition, is there a high possibility to write something coherent and non-contradicting? Using solely men’s might, or faking documents, could they make Bible non-contradicting?

5. notice the prophecies: the fulfillment of prophecies, which were recorded in Old Testament, on Jesus.

6. Even the last book of Old Testament was completed 400 years before Jesus was born, not even to mention the earlier books. All these cannot be faked AFTERWARDS, they were prophecised BEFOREHAND.

7. Let’s say the possibility of fulfilling one prophecy is 1/2,

8. The prophecies in Old Testament about Jesus and relevant people (such as Judas Iscariot who sold Jesus), in total there were at least 300.

9. 1/2 to the power of 300, how small it is the possibility of fulfilling all prophecies upon Jesus. There’s no way to explain this with coincidence.

Some of the prophecies on Jesus in the Old Testament.

1. Not one of his bones will be broken (John 19:36)
he protects all his bones, not one of them will be broken. (Psalm 34:20)

2. Jesus was pierced after death on the cross
…They will look on me, the one they have pierced… (Zechariah 12:10)

3. Judas returned the money to the priests and committed suicide by hanging himself. They used it to buy the potter’s field. (ref. Matthew 27:3-10)

“Throw it to the potter”—the handsome price at which they valued me! So I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them to the potter at the house of the Lord. (Zechariah 11:13)

4. “I am not referring to all of you; I know those I have chosen. But this is to fulfill this passage of Scripture: ‘He who shared my bread has turned against me.'”(John 13:18)
Even my close friend, someone I trusted, one who shared my bread, has turned against me. (Psalm 41:9)

5. Jesus was sold for thirty pieces of silver. (ref. Matthew 26:15)
I told them, “If you think it best, give me my pay; but if not, keep it.” So they paid me thirty pieces of silver. (Zechariah 11:12)

6. Jesus was crucified with robbers.
because he poured out his life unto death, and was numbered with the transgressors. For he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors. (Isaiah 53:12)

Isaiah 53 is an important chapter on Messiah, there’s another important prophecy about what would happen after Messiah’s death–
He was assigned a grave with the wicked (Isaiah 53:9)

7. Jesus was pierced on hands and feet.
Dogs surround me, a pack of villains encircles me; they pierce my hands and my feet. (Psalm 22:16)

In Old Testament era, there was no crucifixion; the death penalty was thrown with stones.

Crucifixion is a penalty from Roman Empire, was introduced to the Jewish people only after Roman’s conquer.
For Jews, those severely sinned such as worshiping idols were to be stoned first then hung on wood,
Because for Jews, being hung on wood was cursed by God.
After Roman’s introduction of crucifixion into Jewish area, the Jewish people apply this concept onto the cross also,
Considering this is the most humiliating, cursed punishment.
However before Old Testament(OT) was written, the Roman Empire was not risen yet,
the people in the OT did not know about the punishment of crucifixion.
Hence “pierce my hands and my feet” this punishment would be amusing for those people during OT era,
they would not understand this scripture, because this is not part of their punishment, they had not witness such thing before.
However with the Inspiration of Holy Spirit, even the author may not fully understand this at that time, until Jesus’ Crucifixion, people can then realize it was referring to this punishment.

8. When the soldiers crucified Jesus, they took his clothes, dividing them into four shares, one for each of them, with the undergarment remaining. This garment was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom. “Let’s not tear it,” they said to one another. “Let’s decide by lot who will get it.” This happened that the scripture might be fulfilled which said, “They divided my garments among them and cast lots for my clothing.”(John 19:23-24)
They divide my clothes among them and cast lots for my garment. (Psalm 22:18)

Photos taken in Shantou (Swatow) in June 2011

The following photos were taken in Shantou (Swatow) in June 2011 by Yuan3y. All these photos are distributed under CC BY-NC 3.0 license, in simpler words, the author Yuan3y needs to be credited and these photos can only be used non-commercially.

In no particular order,

Panorama of Shantou Jinshan Middle School, June 2011

Shantou Skyline, June 2011

Panorama of Shantou Jinshan Middle School closer, June 2011

Shantou Queshi Bridge Toll Station, June 2011

Old Department Mall, Shantou, June 2011, in black and white

Old Department Mall, Shantou, June 2011

Saitinhang Oluah, Shantou, June 2011

Ku Sog Eng, Shop Owner of Saitinhang Oluah

Oluah (Oyster Omelette) from Saitinhang Oluah, Shantou, June 2011

Shantou Old City Area, June 2011

Queshi Chairlift, June 2011

Last Upadate by 1 Dec 2011

2011年终总结 Year-End Reflection

2011年终总结
19岁的2011年终于要过去了。没有像前两年一样在生日写成长年记;但今年,却是我明显感到成长、成熟的一年。
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今年大事记:
一月:和团契去马六甲、和同学去槟城玩;
进入英华初级学院学习。
四月:新加坡青年艺术节(SYF)合唱荣誉金奖(GwH)
五月:在宿舍丢钱包,忙了一阵;月底学校合唱团在滨海艺术中心音乐厅年度音乐会。
六月:回家
八月:和学校物理科一些同学受英国南安普顿大学电子计算机系邀请参观游玩两周。
九月:心情低落了好一阵。
十月:班际运动会我为我的班级骄傲:)
十一月:研究性学习(PW)终于考完!
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一.学业成就
今 年一如既往(来新加坡以后)地拿了个中上的成绩,按老师的话翻译过来就是“对我其实有更高的期望”。我所进入的初级学院是我当时填的第三志愿,也是我当时 认识的初院的最后一个(我中学时候真的对R/HC/V/N/T/AC之外其它初院毫无印象)。拿到成绩的那天凌晨,我好像是房间六人里面第一个收到信息 的。第一个念头是哎,真的是这样(遇到我计划中的最坏情况)……但心里都还蛮平静的,平静地接受。开学了也很快地融入了学校的环境,其实学校蛮适合我的。 读书是需要用功的,但今年有好多事,搞到头来每次都把最弱的一科经济的复习时间拿来强化理科,好像有点偏科。最后奖学金保住,六十多分(总分八十)的排位 分是上帝看顾。

二.心理发展
从小以来一直乐天派、一向十分自信的我,今年开始无故地多了分忧虑,多了些困惑。有些事情变成还 没有做就潜意识里告诉自己比不过别人,初生牛犊不怕虎的那种脾气不知去了哪里。也不曾仔细想过将来大学之路的我,也开始潜心看了一下未来的方向,有好一阵 子感觉未来的曙光就是看不到……最后甚至有几天开始担心婚姻的问题,真不知道自己在无故的担心什么。今年告诉自己最多的一句话可能就是,不要为明天忧 虑……

理性和感性兼备的我在中学给了自己四个字:不谈恋爱。原因是谈恋爱为了婚姻,而中学低年级时期到结婚年龄还有遥不可及的好多年,一次 恋爱一直持续到婚姻是很不现实的;那就意味着中学时期开始恋爱的话,最后一定会分手——但我不想受伤,更不愿让别人受伤。上到初院,事实上客观状况没有改 变太多,掐指算来,到大学毕业,现在还有六、七年吧。我父母他们从认识到结婚经历了八年,其中两年还是分居两地。我很敬佩他们的这种执着;我猜想如果我认 定了所爱的女孩,我也能做出类似付出。

于是,我就经历了在短时间内对女孩产生好感,又追求女孩不到的挫折。为了保护女孩的隐私,请不要问名 字。对女孩的仰慕主要是因为,她是在信仰(及恋爱观)和兴趣两方面同时与我高度相近的一位。因为过于理性的分析,在认识女孩之后没多久就对她表白,表 白的过程倒是大大好于我的预期,于是我有了高高的期待,但随之的考虑结果又把我重重的砸下。

其实对我而言,这件事让我学到很多。一是等待,万务有时。二是顺服,神的旨意高过人的安排。三是在适宜的时候说合宜的话。四是交托、对上帝更多的信靠:在情感这样的事上我实在需要祂的带领。五是预备自己成为更好的男友、更好的丈夫。六是祝福、造就他人。

三.人际关系
新结识的要好朋友多是中国同学。当然班上、社团里的新加坡同学也很多成为我的朋友。失败的方面是,纵使放到相知的层面,我都没有认识太多东南亚的同学。可能是我累了,真的。前两年我可以很自如地认识近三十个非新加坡同学,今年却感到疲惫。

四.金钱管理
今 年很大一个失败是账务的混乱。从小学五年级养成的记帐习惯,一直保持着,所以一直收支都处于一种健康的状态。下半年却连续几个月每个月出现好几百块的空 白,自己都不知道自己把钱花在了哪里。最夸张的时候,每隔两三天就有一位同学跑来告诉我,前几天跟我借过钱,一直没还给我,然后我惊讶地发现我把一切借给 别人钱的事都在混乱的心情之中忘却了……不算去英国的花费,截止今天我超支年度奖学金的125%,一个令我震惊的数字。检讨一下今年的花钱状况,有很多不 必要的支出,比如打的、买零食饮料,多出去吃喝了很多次,然后还有很多混乱的借钱。

五.基督徒生活
去年花了一年时间把新约再自己重新从头读到了尾,而今年不断地在新旧约之间跳着读,有收获,却不很有系统性。教会事工在原来多媒体幻灯的基础上开始学习音效控制。经历今年的磨砺,我发现我的软弱与主的刚强。

六.总结
我是个喜欢音乐的人,那就用两首歌总结全年吧。
第一首是年初在马来西亚玩的时候听到的过年歌曲,天天好天。

是晴天 是雨天
天天都是好天
知足常乐看新一年
我看见艳阳天

第二首是我到今天为止买过的唯一一张音乐专辑的主打歌,Laura Story的Blessings

‘Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops/倘若祢的祝福历经风雨
What if Your healing comes through tears/倘若祢的医治历经泪水
What if a thousand sleepless nights/倘若一千个失眠的夜晚
Are what it takes to know You’re near/方能使我知道祢的同在
What if trials of this life/倘若我这一生中的试练
are Your mercies in disguise/是祢隐藏的恩典

这两首歌反应了我今年不同时期的不同主色调。另外写完这篇总结发现,面对自己是一件需要勇气的事。

2011 Year-end Reflection
2011, my year of 19, is coming to an end. Unlike the previous two years writing birthday reflections for myself, for some reason I didn’t do so this year; but I’m still writing this year-end reflection because this year is a year when I feel myself growing up and growing into maturity.

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Some Important Events of the year:
Jan: trip to Malacca and Penang;
     Being posted to Anglo-Chinese Junior College
Apr: achieve choir’s Gold with Honour in Singapore Youth Festival (SYF)
May: lost my wallet in the hostel;
     Annual choir concert at Esplanade
Jun: home sweet home
Aug: being invited to School of Electronics and Computer Science, Southampton University, UK for two weeks
Sep: in a low mood for quite a while
Oct: being proud of my class in the Inter-Class AC Games
Nov: Project Work (PW) is over!
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A. Academics
As like any other years since I came to Singapore, this year’s overall result is merely satisfactory, and according to my teacher, ‘expecting more from you’. AC was my third choice in fact, and it was the last JC that I knew of (I had absolutely no knowledge for JC other than R/HC/V/N/T/AC at that time). On the morning receiving JC posting result, I was the first in the room receiving the message. The first thought of mine was, sigh, in the end it happens (the worst I could have expected)… But anyway I was quite calm, and accepted with little struggle. I was able to get into the new environment quickly after the orientation, and I felt the college suits me. It takes effort to study, especially to get good grades, but with many things to handle this year, I always ran out of revision time and had to cut off the time for my weakest Economics to compensate and strengthen my sciences– that leads me an imbalanced result among subjects. All in all I have to thank God that my scholarship being sustained and the not-too-bad sixty plus ranking points (out of eighty) are never possible without the care that God granted me.

B. Emotion and Growth
I have always been contented and confident, but this year, I somehow had more worries and doubt. It turns out that for many things before I even do them, my subconscious started to tell myself I’m not better than others; the courage that I used to possess had weakened by much. Previously I’ve never planned clearly for where to go for the university, but this year I started to see the different opportunities, however sometimes I just could not see the brightness of my future. In the end I even started to worry about things like marriage, which I should have no reason to worry at this age. One verse I kept telling myself this year is probably, “Do not worry about tomorrow”…

I’m both thinking and feeling person (though thinking is a bit stronger), hence logically I told myself during Secondary time: Do Not Start Dating. The reason is a result of logical thinking: the goal of dating is marriage, but starting dating since lower Secondary is almost impossible to hold the relationship into the age of marriage. It means that if a person was to start dating since Secondary School, in the end he will probably break up with the girl— I don’t want to be hurt by breaking up, and neither do I wish to hurt anyone. In junior college level, objectively the situation is not much changed, from now to graduating from university is another six or seven years. My parents married at the eighth year since they knew of each other, and what’s more precious is for two of those years they were in different cities. I admire their perseverance; and I guess if I confirm a girl I love, I can commit similarly.

Thence I experienced the frustration of rejection after having a strong admiration upon a girl. For the privacy of her, please do not try in any way guess the identity of the person. The admiration I had on her was mainly due to that she was the first person I met having highest closeness in both faith (including opinions of dating) and interests. Due to some over-rational analyses, I confessed my admiration to her shortly after I knew of her. The process of my confession was much smoothly than what I could have expected, it is this over-expected smooth made me expecting much good result, then her decision after deliberation put my highly-lifted expectation to the ground. (By the way I have to admit that she must be really mature to choose to have some time for thoughts.)

In fact for me, I’ve learnt quite a few lessons from this incident. First, to wait– There is a time for everything. Second, accept and obey — God’s will is higher and better than men’s plans. Third, speak appropriately at appropriate time. Fourth, surrender, and trust God alone — I really need God to lead me in matters about love and relationships. Fifth, prepare myself to be a better boyfriend, a better husband. Sixth, bless and benefit the people around me.

C. Friendships
This year, I made a few good friends, mostly scholars from China. Of course I’ve made a couple local friends as well from class, CCA and other school activities. One area of failure is even to the level of acquaintance, I have not known of all the foreign scholars from other countries. Perhaps this year I am tired. Two years back I could easily make friends with thirty over ASEAN and Indian friends, but this year I feel tired.

D. Financial Management
A major failure of this year is the messiness of my finance. I have made a habit of keeping account of my money flow, and I have been always practicing it, thus my expense has always been at a healthy status. However in the second half of the year, for every month I spent hundreds of dollars unknowing where I have used them. The scaring thing was for some days my friends came to tell me that I had lent them money and they had not returned until that day. Then surprisingly I realised that I have actually lent others money, but I forget all those in the mist of the emotional disturbance… Excluding spending for the trip to UK, I have overspent 125% of my annual scholarship allowance till date, a shocking number for me! Reflecting on my way of spending this year, I have a lot of unnecessary expenses, like taking caps or buying snacks, and dining out too much, and lending money without tracking…

E. Christian Life
For the last year I read through New Testament once again; this year I was jumping between books in Old and New Testament, still being benefited, but the absorption is not as systematic. For ministry, I continued serving in multimedia and PowerPoint sector, and started learning controlling sound mixer. Through the toughness of this year, I realized more about how weak I am and how strong He is.

F. Summary
I am a person who likes music, thus I’d like to use two songs to sum up the year.
First song is a Chinese-New-Year song I heard in the beginning of the year, 天天好天 (Every day is a good day).

是晴天 是雨天/whether it’s a sunny day, or a rainy day
天天都是好天/every day is a good day
知足常乐看新一年/be content and happy to see the new year
我看见艳阳天/I see a beautiful sunny day

The other song is the titled song of the only album I’ve purchased in my life till date, Blessings by Laura Story.

‘Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near
What if trials of this life
Are Your mercies in disguise

These two songs reflect the main colours of the different times of my life this year. And after writing this reflection I feel that it takes courage to reflect on myself.

Lord! Will I sell you for a few pieces of silver?

Lord! One day when I meet some temptations,
will I sell you just for a few pieces of silver?
One day, meeting the temptation of thirty pieces of silver, will I sell you just as Judas Iscariot did?
“Then one of the twelve, whose name was Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, ‘What will you give me if I deliver him over to you?’ And they paid him thirty pieces of silver.” (Matthew 26:14-15)
One day, when I am very tired and thirsty, seeing a bowl of red stew, will I sell you as Esau did?
“And Esau said to Jacob, ‘Let me eat some of that red stew, for I am exhausted!’ … So he swore to him and sold his birthright to Jacob.” (Genesis 25:30-34)
One day, meeting the temptation, will I sell you just for a pair of shoes?
“… They sell the righteous for silver, and the needy for a pair of sandals.” (Amos 2:6)
“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me. … Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.” (Matthew 25:35-45)
Lord, Paul rather suffered the thorn in his flesh, even being rejected after three times of prayer, he was still willing to obey and suffer;
but one day, will I sell you just because there is sorcery which can effectively solve the pain from the thorn in my flesh?
“… Used divination and omens and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the LORD…” (2 Kings 17:17)
Lord, you prayed in the wilderness for forty days, being hungry and thirsty, meeting the temptation from the devil, you rather suffered hunger and rejected the suggestion from the devil;
but one day when I am hungry and thirsty, meeting the temptation of stones being turned into bread by the devil, will I sell you just for some bread?
Lord, Satan thinks that people believe and trust in God just because they want good health. As long as people suffer serious diseases, they will abandon their faith. Nevertheless, Jacob endured these suffering, did not abandon his faith because of suffering diseases;
but one day, if I am seriously ill, suffering great pain, if someone use enchantments that are against biblical teachings to heal me, will I sell you just to gain my healthiness?
Lord!
How many pieces of silver are you worth?
How many bowls of red stew are you worth?
How many pairs of shoes are you worth?
How many pieces of bread are you worth?
Lord!
Are you really worth those only?
In my heart, are You this cheap?
Is the value of You less than my prosperity and success?
Is the value of You less than my healthiness?
Has it turned out that, I am worthier than You?
Is it true that for my need and desire, You can be sold away?
Has it turned out that, my faith is so worthless, so unable to go through trials or temptations?
Has it turned out that, ‘Lord of Lords, King of Kings’ from my mouth is only a slogan, a slogan that is unable to go through trials or temptations?
Will I sell you one day when I meet the temptations?
Lord! Help me to resist those trials even facing temptations,
even if I have to die in illness, thirst, or poorness for this!
But may you give me strength, allow me to be faithful until my death, and receive the crown of life.
“… Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.” (Revelation 2:10)
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?” (Romans 8:35)
“… Jesus said to Simon Peter, ‘Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?’ He said to him, ‘Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.’…” (John 21:15)
“Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, ‘I believe; help my unbelief!’” (Mark 9:24)
My dear brothers and sisters!
When one day some temptations come, the Lord asks us,
“So-and-so, do you love me more than these?”
How will our answer be?
Does God really want to record this in heaven,
 “So-and-so sold Jesus for something.”?
May the Lord help us!
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Original Article ‘主啊!我會為了幾塊錢,就把你賣了? ’(http://blog.roodo.com/yml/archives/14834619.html) was written by Little Little Sheep(小小羊), a Taiwanese Christian Blogger;
Translated by Yuan3y.

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