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Read Your Bible Devotional
Read Your Bible Devotional

Episode 4 · 1 year ago

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Welcome and thank you for joining ustoday. This is read your Bible devotional and we are reading through the Biblein a year. This ten to fifteen minute daily devotional with pastor Brad grinaldswill keep your heart in mind in God's word. Good afternoon and hope excitedto have you back with us today. And we're going to be in Genesis, Chapter Ten and eleven today as we make our way through the Bible thisyear. Stealth attack. By word to say a stealth attack, you'd thinksomething secret with Pope. It is perhaps the most potent of all attacks inwar weaponry. What? Because it's not just the potency of that attack,it's the surprise of it. Creeps up and all of a sudden it's there. What is the stealth attack for a...

Christian? what is the CN thatjust creeps into our lives without us even knowing about it and all of asudden creates an incredible fall for a Christian's pride? Pride is the stealth attackor Christian the IT's one of the most dangerous sins you and I can commitand it comes in unknowing, creeping in and all of a sudden it bringsabout a grateful that's exactly what happens in Genesis Chapter Eleven. We're going tosee as genesis chapter eleven. We're going to read verse one through Verse Nine, but we're going to see the pride of these group of people. Notice, if you will, verse one. Now the whole Earth use the samelanguage in the same words. Came about, as they journeyed east, that theyfound a plane in the land of...

Shinar. Settled there, they saidto one another, come, let us make bricks and burn them thorough,and they use brick for a stone and tar for more or clay. Theysaid, come, let us build for ourselves a city and a tower whosetop will reach into heaven, and let us make for ourselves a name.Otherwise will be scattered over the whole face of the earth. The Lord Godcame down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men atbuilt. The Lord said, behold, they are one people with one languagethere, and this is what they begin to do. Nothing which they purposeto do will be impossible for them. Come let us go down and confusetheir language so that they will not understand one another's speech. So the Lordscattered them abroad. From there, over...

...the face of the whole word andthey stopped building the city. Therefore, its name was called battle, becausethere the Lord confused the language of the whole Earth, and from there theLord scattered them abroad over the face of the earth. Old Earth first wordsays, let us make a name for ourselves. Oh the wretched death ofhuman pride. Pride is an insidious sin that creeps into the lives of eventhe most saintly of all Christians. Pride is not like the sin of infidelitry, infidelity. No, pride is not that obvious, but it can befar more dangerous and destructive than even the sin of infidelity. It is thestealth attack on a Christian life and once...

...pride enters into one's life, turnson its cloaking device so as to go unnoticed by the individual, and it'sslowly destroys, tearing down. It seems to find more than enough victims evenwithin the ranks of Christian Ministry. We recall junior. He'll once said thathe's seen many pastors who constructs it down. What a sad commentary that is.Pride will destroy us. The temptation toward pride for the Christians even forministers. Today seems to have reached nuclear dimensions. With facebook and twitter accounts. These two social networks tools make it incredibly easy to say, look atme, look at what I've done, look at what I'm doing, lookat what I've felt. Oh and,...

...by the way, let's praise Godfor what he is doing, sneaking in a little past to God. Allthe while the motives of our hearts is for people to look at us.Oh, be careful about this. Sin Of Pride is greet skin. Andit was the seeing of these inhabitants here at battle. They no longer neededGod. They could create better than God. Did you see it? There?They had brick for stone. The creates stone? Who Creates the rocks? God? Oh, God's creation wasn't good. Man would need to makebrick himself. We don't need God, we can do it better than God. And US. Also, instead of clay, they created mortyr mored andso this. They don't need God for...

...the clay. God creates the clay. They don't need God for clay, they'll create their own asphalt. Theydon't need God for stone, they'll create their own break. Very clearly,this pride was creeping into their lives and they wanted to create a name forthem selves rather than glorifying God and doing what he said in Genesis, ChapterNine, verse one, when he says to feel the earth. So we'renot going to glorify God, we're not going to obey God, we're goingto come together and we're going to do it. We won't, and Owen, by the way, will make a name for ourselves and Owen, bythe way, we will build better than God can be. Oh and bythe way, we don't need God. I find it interesting that although theplace battle held in its boundaries, that combined genius of the entire world spokeone language. The combined genius of the...

...whole world was right here in thisone place. Can you imagine the combined genius of all the world today beingable to speak one language and being in one place? Can you imagine whatwe could do? And yet even with that combined genius, the Bible SaysGod came down man and all of this pride and all of his genius andall of his glory is still down hill down here. God is up here. He's so much greater than then. How dare we act like we don'tneed God. That's exactly what they were doing. In the end, ratherthan making a great name for themselves, they were given the name battle,which means confusion or humility. I do find it very interesting here that asGod comes down and and he sees this...

...great work of Man and all theirpride, that they end up earning this name of humility. Ever, thanmaking a great name for themselves, they are humble. They earned the humiliatingname of bable and once interesting is even in the following chapter. See,when you get into Genesis, chapter twelve, we see Abril and Abram obeys God. Abram follows God and in so doing Abram gets a new name.Don't miss is here at Babel. They were going to make a name forthemselves and all their pride. God brought them below and humble. It's whatGod says about pride. Pride comes before a fall, but those who humbleourselves obey God, honor him, he...

...exalts. It's interesting that Abril herein genesis eleven, they're going to make a name for themselves. They're broughtlow. Genesis twelve, Abram's going to honor God and obey, and Godgives him a new name. Abraham, oh, that God might enlighten youand I in our sinful pride. Some days we live as if we don'tneed God. We don't pray, we don't read the Bible. Oh howwretched we are. We do need God. We needing today, and maybe youjust want to confess that in a prayer. Just say God, Ineed and humble ourselves before it and confess we can't do it on our own, we can't make it ourselves. We need him, and you know whathappened when that. We do that, God will bless us, God willbuild us. I want to pray that...

...for you right father, I prayfor all of those who are watching this. I ask, in Jesus name,as where studying the Bible, that you might build us as we humbleourselves and obey you. God. We don't want it to be about us. We don't want to use the platforms you've given us to make our namegry. We want it to be about you. We ask you to dothat and we ask that we would every day that gendly. In Jesus name. We well, thank you for joining us again today. We'll see youtomorrow and, by the way, the Reading For Tomorrow Is Genesis, ChapterTwelve through fifty. We'll see them.

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