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Read Your Bible Devotional
Read Your Bible Devotional

Episode 2 · 1 year ago

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Welcome and thank you for joining us today. This is read your Bible delotion and we are wading through the Bible ina year, this ten to fifteen minute daily devotion with pasor Brad rounds,who keep your heart in mind. God's worry. Well, this is a Hammock, I'm sure you can see it. I love Amox.Hevens are great place to rest. We're going to be talking today about rest.Have you ever stayed up late working on something onenight you just couldn't go to bad until thework was complete, Ye really couldn't rast. Even if you did go to bad, youwouldn't rest. You just something concerned you until it was complete andonce it was complete, then you were...

...able to go to bed and your rest wall.Sleep. I've done that many a nights with mychildren, especially on Christmas Eve, staying up late, trying to get aproject done and the thought creeps into my mind. Oh I'm so sleepy, I couldjust go, lay down for a few hours and get up early and complete it, and if Iwere ablre to do so, I was laid down and I would just not be able to rest. Ihad to get back up and complet it, but once I completed it, then I lay down and my rest was sweet. Actually, we see that in scripturetoday are reading for the day again we're indate to as we're readingthrough the Bible this year, but ir reading for the day was genesis threethrough five and in Genesis three, of course we have that incredible story of Adam and Eve and what occurredthere when they send against God. In fact, inverse, Twenty One says the Lord Gud...

...made coats of skin and clothed them now what's interesting about this is ifyou go back to genesis one and two: you see that on days, one and day to andday three and day, four and day, five and Eigt, six God made things Godcreated God work, but on day seven after God had completed his work aftereverything was perfect. After it was pristine, he rested, there was no morework to do. Everything was perfect. The creationwas perfect. The Garden He created for Adam and Eve to enjoy was perfect. TheWorld He created for Adamani and their progenane to enjoy with perfect theUNIVERSIY created for Adaman Eve to enjoy was perfect. Everything wasperfect, so God resk and God had been at rest with hiscreation. Up until this day, scripture...

...doesn't tell us how many days it was.We really don't know. We can assume that it was numerous days because we'retold that amony walked with God in the cool of the day. So this was somethingthat they would have been used to t at would have been something normal. Theywould have done it numerous occasions, however, many days weeks months yearsthat had passed, we find something interesting occurring in Genesis. Three Ata beneave sent in fact in genesis. Three. It is recognizedthat man's realization of his nakedness is a realization of good and evil understanding the knowledge of good andevil he ait't from the tre and as a realization. He had see it. So youhave both...

...this realization of good and evil, andyou have seen both of these were required: The knowledge of good andevil, as well as the San itself. Now what God had told Adam before he sendis in the day, if you eat, of the tree of the knowledge of good evil. In thatday, you will surely die. Then we see here that God had been rest,but he made coats of skin and clothe admaleve, so Heeman eves seein their nakedness. What they had donewrong assymbolized through their necknes God would comfer it. The Hebrew word for a cover isliterally means to a toe andso. God would atone for their sin and placethis covering to cover over the sin...

...that they had. comminted God's wove bound him to go back to work.He had been at rest, but his love for man bound him to go back to work homasby have wile. Manny would argue that God had a choice and in one sense Goddid have a choice to create or not, but once he created, God doesn't have a choice, but to behimself he is bound to be himself. There aresome things, God cannot do. That might surprise you coming from a preacherhearing a breacher say: Hey, there's some things God can do there. Are youmayh not have ever heard that before, but I'm going to tell you right now,some things, God can't do God can't fail, God can't lie, God can deny himself,...

God can't see it. God is perfect by the way. These are not weaknesses. The idea that God can't fail. That's astrength, that's a positive, and God can't deny himself he has to bewho he is. He is constrained to be who he is. Heis constrained to act as he is, and God is love. Therefore, God must love, it is who he is. He has no choice, butto love to do otherwise would deny himself. Thus he was constrained to actlovingly on man's behalf. Once God chose to create man knowing everythingthat that would breat, he had a choice to Greete Ma'an, but once he chose tocreate man, he was bound to be himself...

...in his relationship with men, and thushe was bound to love man unconditionally. God had to go back towork because his very nature constrained him to do so, and so onthat day, when he said to Adam on this day that you see in didn't, you will surely die on that day. God did take a life, he didn't take Adom's life, some saythat when God said on that day, Oll Shirley die. He was speaking ofspiritual death for some say well, he was speaking on Adam's potential to now die. I don't think that's what scripturemeans when it speaks of death, that separation of spirit from body isnot in scripture. Scripture sees man as a whole, spirited, soul, together, and so when God says, on that day,he'll surely die he's not just speaking...

...of spiritual death he's not justspeaking of now. Ye have a potential desie he's speaking of physical deathas well, and yet Adam didn't die on that day. So did God lie, of course, not Godcan't deny himself. No Adam was Boundi to die, but God took aninnocent animal and substituted the animal in adams place to cover adam cn. It was this death of aninnocent animal. This death were the animal and done do wrong, but on that day, death was required, and so God went back to work. Theysacrificed one of his other creations on behalf o band, so that man could bewith God. God said, man would die an certainlythat substitute died in man's place.

Gun's amazing grace as scene is queerlyin this verse, as in any other verse in the whole of the CANADAF scripture. Without a doubt, this work of God hewent back to work, was pointing to the work of Christ.Theologians have often cataderized Jesus. When you look at the Jesus Christology, the Study of Christ,they've categorized it into the person fully God fully man and the work, what he did. The work of Christ specifically on theCross and what did Jesus say, one of theseven sayings there on the crawls is he died, ten Tellasti, it is finish. What's finished his life? Of course not he lives on...

...what was finished was his work. He had completed the work. This versepoints all the way back or all the way forrh to the croffs andJesus dying on the Cross and that work being complete for you and I days one through six. God worked day,seven Throu, wherever God had been resting with his creation when creation seened it messed up or oran atom sin, it messed up creation and God had to go back toorrk to coverAdams Sen. That's why, when Jesus said it isfinished, this verse points to Number One: The death of Christ in our place,an innocent one covering our sands atoning for our sins and number two,the work that God would do so that...

Jesus could say it is finished and hecould enter into that eternal rest again and you- and I could have thateternal rest as well. You and I will now enter into thateternal bliss and rest for all eternity because ofwhat Jesus did here. How Ali you, what a savior? Well, I hope, you're enjoying our studyto morrow, will be reading through genesis, six through nine gensuschapter, six thour nine. I want to encourage you as you read that, but letme close Tus in prayer father. We thank you so much again forthat amazing work of Jesus Christ. Thank you, pointing us to Jesus all theway back in Genesis, chapter three showing us that our sins would cause the innocentlife of the son of God and showing us...

...also that, through that, work that rest that you had created, whichwas interrupted by Mansin, would now return so that Jesus would say the workis complete. It is finished Lord. We look forward to that eternal risk thatwill have, but until that day comes we be about the business of tellingothers ane and Jesus Name Aman. Thank you for joining us. We'll see youtomorrow.

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