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Read Your Bible Devotional
Read Your Bible Devotional

Episode 5 · 1 year ago

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Welcome and thank you for joining us today. This is read your Bible devotional and we are reading through the Bible any year. This ten to fifteen minute daily devotional with pastor Brad grinalds will keep your heart in mind in God's word. And we're back. Thank you for joining us again today, excited as we continue to make our way through the Bible. On December, seventh of two thousand and nineteen, I live allied to my little boy. I promised Gavin son for your birthday we're going to take you to Phinopolis and we're going to have three hours of fun and you can invite some friends and we're going to leave and we're going to go there and you can climb a rock wall...

...and we can ride go cards and we can play Arcade Games and we can go bowling and we can play laser tag. There's so much fun. We're going to have a blast. And on that day I left work early and I got home and we got Gavin and all the other kids and when went picked up as friends and off we drove to phenopolis and we got there and we pulled into Phinopolis and we notice and there's more cars here than normal. Today there's a flagman outside and he waved us down and he said are you with so andsoul company and I said No. He said, well, I'm sorry, this is a private party for them tonight. I said on a Friday night at Phinopolis, a private party? He said yes, they rented it out, and I just was devastated because I'm you. Even though it wasn't intentional, I lied to my little boy. I told him we do...

...something and we didn't do it. One of the truths that I found in that is that I'm a sinner, even when I don't want to be, even when I have good motives, I miss the mark. I make mistakes, as do you. We all see him and this is a reminder that God teaches us in Genesis. Today we're in Genesis Chapter Fifteen. Are Reading for the day was genesis twelve through fifteen, but here in Genesis Fifteen God reveals to able this incredible truth that, even with the peerst of hearts, we all see it, we all make mistakes. I want to read versus five through seventeen of Genesis. After fifteen, the Bible says. And he took him outside and said now look toward the heavens and count the stars,...

...if you are able to count them. He said to him, so shall your descendants be? Then he believed in the Lord God Reckon it to him for righteousness, and he said to him I am the Lord who brought you out of her of the Coldean's to give you this land, to possess it. And he said, Oh, Lord God, how only I know. I will possess so he said to him, bring me a three year old hepper, a three year old female, go to three year old Ram, and a turtle, doven young pigeon. Then he brought all these to him and he cut them into and laid each half opposite of one another. They did not cut the birds. The birds of prey came down from the carcasses or upon the carcasses, but Abram drove them away. When the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell on Abram and behold terror and great darkness...

...fell upon him. God said, Abram, know for certain that your descendants will be strangers in a lamb that is not theirs, where they will be enslaved and oppressed four hundred years. But I will also judge the nation whom they will serve. And afterward they will come out from with many possessions. As for you, you shall go to your father's and peace. You will be buried at a good old age. Then, in the fourth generation, they will return here, for the iniquity of the Amorrights is not yet complete. And it came about when the sun had said that it was very dark, and behold there appeared a smoking oven and a flaming torch which passed between these pieces. On that day, the Lord made a covenant with Abraham. What a powerful passage. First reading, we don't understand what's going on. God says Abraham, Abraham, basically, I'm going to be your God and...

...your and your descendants will be my people and you're going to possess this lamb. And Abraham says, in Verse A, how, Lord, how will this happen? Now? The question in verse a is not a question of can you do it, God? We are already told that Abram believed God. Wasn't a question of can got do it, it was a question of how can I have a relationship with you? I'm sinful. How can I experience a relationship with the allmight? And to answer that question, and God says, Abral go get these animals cut them into now this would have been known as a blood covenant that day. It was a covenant where two individuals...

...could make with each other. Abraham would have been familiar with it. And you'd take these animals and you'd cut them in half and you'd lay one on one side and one on another side and allow that blood to kind of drain into a little dipch if you will, and you'd stand on one end and the person that you were making the blood covenant with but stand on the other, and then you'd start walking towards each other through the blood and as you're walking towards each other, you would say, if I break this covenant with you, may what happened to these animals happened to me, and you'd meet in the middle and you'd agree to each other. We're not going to break this cove. That's exactly what God was doing here. He was giving a blood covenant with Abril and God was saying to Abril Abram, I'm going to make this covenant with you and this is how I'm going to have a relationship...

...with you. And then we see there in verse seventeen that God passes through, walks through in between these dead animals through the blood. Abram doesn't move. There's no meeting in the middle. God goes all the way through to meet Abram where he is. God is saying very clearly, Abram, you're not going to be able to keep this covenant. Abram, you're going to see in Abram, you're right. There's no way you can have a relationship with me on your end because you're going to fail over and over again. You're going to see. But I'll tell you what I'm going to do. I'm going to walk through it and I'm going to keep my word because I can't break it. And when you break your word to me, may what...

...happened to these animals happened to me. How was it that God could have a relationship with Abram? How was it that God could have a relationship with sinful man? Very clearly by saying, Abram, you can't own your end, but I will. I can't break my word, and when you break your word, I'll die so that we can have this fellowship. What an amazing truth from the word of God. God revealed that the way sinful man could dwell in the presence of God in the Promised Land was through God, US home blood. There's no such name as a small st there's no such thing as a tidy life. Every sin we commit cost Jesus his precious blood. Oh what a Savior, Oh what a God that brings us together to...

...have this amazing relationship with. Don't you join me and just thanking him for that. But other we thank you for Jesus. Thank you, Jesus, for dying on the Cross. Thank you for making the way. Like Abram, we're wondering how in the world, because we, as sinners, in any way have a relationship with you. You made it possible by sending your only son. Hallelujah, what a savior, but a God, and we thank you for that. Father. May We enjoy that relationship to him. Thank you for your word and teachings. Jesus name well, are Reading For Tomorrow Is Genesis, Chapter Sixteen through nineteen. I'm looking forward to being back with you. Have a grating.

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