Sounder SIGN UP FOR FREE
Read Your Bible Devotional
Read Your Bible Devotional

Episode 12 · 1 year ago

RYBD012

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Hello and welcome to read Your Bibledivesional with Pastor Brad Reynolds. We are reading through the Bible in ayear. This daily devotional will help keep your heart and mind. Ind God'sWord: Use Your phone to download and listen to Pastur Brad Reynold's audiopodcast. You can find a RSS feedling on our website. WWT dewberry baptistclarksbridgecom. Welcome back and glad you join us againtoday for our Bible study we're making our way through genesis. This isdisappearingin my son Gavine. He loves thisdisappearing E that I'll squirt a little bit only right here. Hopefully you can see that that he likes to play with and he'llsquare some on Daddy. You know portim like he just stained my shirt and I'llsay: Oh, no and he'll just laugh and...

...laugh and a few minutes later fewseconds later it disappears and he says Daddy. It's Magic Ani! Just laugh with me when I saidJeff, Gavin you're such a joker and he laughs. You know, as I thought about that. Ithought about God's disappearing in thought about what God does to make ourstanes go away. We're going to see the text today,God's disappearing. In fact, no matter how horrid our past is, itdoes not affect how effective we can be for Jesus Christ, we're going to see in the text todaythat Jesus himself came through the lineage of incest, evidencing that God is far greater than our pastmistakes, evidencing that the stain of...

...our Sen God applied atd disappearingy to it,and that sinstain just disappears evidencing that no matter what our past,what our sins are. God is bigger, and we see that through the lineage ofChrist, as it came through inscense when Genesis Chapter Thirty, seventhrough thirty nine and today we're specifically going to be in chapterthirty. Eight chapter. Thirty eight is an interesting story sandwich betweenthe story of Josem Joseph in Chapter Thirty, three Josephhas these dreams God's going to use him and bless himand his brothers, and even father and mother, Wuld bown down to Yim and hisfather gives him a code of many colors and his brothers are jealous of thiscode so that they decide they're going tokill him and they decide rather than...

...killing him with Shell himg intoslavery and then selling Hem into slavery. He'll eventually die anyway,and so that's what they did. They sold him into slavery. He was in apip for a while they ate, while he languished in the Piere. They took thatpiece of clothing that they hated so much. They took it away from him. They pouredblood on it. They made it Rittl plack an animal had devoured it and that'swhat they told their father. They sold Joseph in hi slavery. Then we hade thisstory in Chapter Thirty, eight of Tamar and Judah, but the we get to chapter thirty nineand we see a story of Joseph Being Accused of rank with potofers life. Headn't committed it and he gets imprisoned there in Egent, but we do have the story of Jude anJunah had three sons: two of the sons, the oldest one married a lady by thename of Tamar, and he died Ndso, as was...

Jewish custom. Then the second bornwith thenee to take the life and father children through those so that theoldest son could have children, and yet the second Sun, Nihe Judah, refused to follow the law andgive his Thun tird sin to pay more andso. She was left without a husbandtrying to make it on her own and ancient Mespothavia, and yet they're that Near East setting womentypically could not make it on their own and yet Judah really didn't care.He wasn't going to give her his third side, not long after his two sons die,his wife do so in he was mourning as wife. He wentup in Kamar hearing that Juda was coming.She disguised herself as a lady of the...

...evening and Juda saccomed to temptation notknowing who it was and had relations with her and that's what we see in thetext today. Verse, Thirteen of Chapter Thirty eight- It was stold to Tay more behold, yourfather in laws going up to Timna to shear hi sheep, so she removed herwidows garments that she had had on since the second boarn Sudan night andcovered herself with a veil and wrapped herself and sat in the Gateway of Anon,which is on the road to Temna Bu. She saw that Shela had grown up andshe had not been given to him as a wife when Judan saw her, he thought she wasa heart for she had covered her face, so heturned aside to her by the road. So here now let me come into you for Dod,not know that she was his daughter in law and she said what will you give methat you may come into me and he said I...

...will send you a young gual from theFlok she said: Will you give a pledge until you send it? He said what plan shall I give you andshe said your se and your CCORD and the staff that is in your hand, so he gave them to her and went intoher and she can see by him now skim down the Verse Twenty Four. It was about three months later thatJudah was informed. Your daughter in law, Tamor she's, played the hardeshe's with child from harletry Judah said bring her out and let her beburned, as was the law it was. While she was being brought outthat she said to him or father inlaw saying I am with Gild by the man towhom these things belong, and she said please examine and see whose Signa RingCords and Stam for these Juda recognize them...

...and said she is more righteous than Iinasmuch as I did not give her to my son Shila and he did not have relations with herAygan came about at the time she was giving birth Ay below. There were twansin her room, morover it took place while she was giving birth one putout ahind and the midwife took and tied hi scarton thread on his hand, saying thisone came out first, but it came and drew back his hand that his brothercame out. She said what a breach you've made for yourself, so he was namedParis afterward. His brother came out who had the scarlet thread on this andand he was named Zarah. It's very interesting. Jesus comesthrough this lineage of Incess, the father with a daughterinlaw Judah having relations with Kmar andtheir son. Paris is the one from whom David wouldeventually be born, from whom Jesus...

...would eventually be born. Make no mistake. This truth. Evidenceis the bigness of our God. This incestrous ancestry of Jesusthrows a Rinkle andto. Those who think they have God figured out. Does God can beof Incesse? Yes, is Goda orgic, so to speak, to see im? Yes, it's contrary to his very nature. Is God in control of all things? Yes, if sin is the opposite of God- and Godis in control of all things, then how could the perfect spotlesswayou come through aliniage birth throughIncesse? Perhaps we woull do well to considerthat, although God is in control of all things, he does not force man to choseright or to choose wrolg...

...man can resist God. Man Can Disobey Gosword, but this in no way defies God's sovereignty impact. It seems that ittakes a greater gide to be in control. When man freely acts, then one man is constrained to act asGod as determmen. It's pretty easy to understand thelatter. God determines man to act. Man ActsAccordingly, it's a little bit more difficult to comprehend. Man Freely acts, however re wants, andyet God is still in control. The former is easy to comprehend thelatter. That stretches the mind the human mind, to try and understand Godwho is beyond our conception. It's Brusy easy to grasp God's way ofGod. sovereignly controls. Man's actions becomes a little morecomplicated if I believe God iss in sovereign control, even though manfreely acts unbound by any constrain of...

God further by believing Gods in control.While man is unbound, we avoid the Conandra of God beginning evil. That would be the opposite of God'snature. God didn't begin. Evil, God doesn't from his nature, begansomething that is opposite of his nature. tcomply such with to imply thatGod denies himself something contrary to scripture, something contrary towhat we would believe Yep. We ask: How could God be incontrol if man can act freely, such syncritism denies human logic. Does God desires Rak to a car? Never never any person who will ever tell you itsGod's desire or will or his...

...will for this to happen that he desiresrai they're, a liar God never desires that is God in control. Yes, dorapes occur. Yes, bringing these truth together,stretches the human mind to the point. Man Doesn't and can't fully grasp God.The moment one has God figured out in one spenot mind is the moment one isunwittingly diminished. Yeod, no wonder is Paul contemplated Israel'schoice. To come back to God, with God's election of them, Paul stated o thedepth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God. How unsearchableare his judgments and his ways Paste Finding out for Who hath known the mind of the Lordor Who Hath Been His counselor for if he amen through him and Tuthiam wereHale things to whom me glory forever.

Aman Romans, eleven thirty, three throthirty six. We would do well to remember theseverses. The next time we began explaining God, God is beyond our comprehension that Jesus e spot, the Slam of Godwould come from insense is beyond our comprehension. He is a big God which,by the way, should give us hope he's bigger than my mistakes he's bigger than my past he's bigger than your choices andpassed. If God can bring the Asiah from aLinage of incest, then he can certainly use you to change the world. It doesn't matter what your past is,...

...doesn't matter, what your mistakes were, God so much bigger than our past at ourmistakes. Thank God he's a big guy. Let me pray for it father. I know listening today for Mani.Just like me, we made a lot of mistakes, we look back at our life and we think,oh, my goodness, look at all these stangs. I could never be used by God, not like these great men like billy,Grandli others, and you say yes, because those Stans have disappeared. We may remember, but they're, going in your side removedby the blood of the way. Thank you that you're so much bigger than our past inour mistakes, and you really can use us to change the world...

...remind us of ther and let that Gilt, which comes fromSatan for our past mistikes, Be Gone Im reading for tomorrow, it genesisfour thou. Forty two for the Sei.

In-Stream Audio Search

NEW

Search across all episodes within this podcast

Episodes (69)