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Read Your Bible Devotional
Read Your Bible Devotional

Episode 13 · 1 year ago

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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 paster Brad Reynold's audiopodcast. You can find a RSS feedling on our website. WWT dewberry BaptistClarks, Bridgecom ocome back. I'm glad you're herejoining us again as we're making our way through the Bible this year. We'rein genesis and Aur rating for today is Genesis. Forty through forty two have with me a little milk bone. Hope you can see that okay, it remindsme of bomes and digging up bomes and kind of entitled devotion today, whenGod digs up bones,...

...the fregs digging up bones is anEnglish idium, referring to individuals who intentionally perhaps withmalicious intempt, look into past mistakes or secrets, especially withregard to relationships. Someone who looks into past mistakes, especially with regard to relationships, hence God digging up. Bos, Ragdy Travis,saying a song with Thi same title: Some of the lyrics of the song is ar last night. I dug your picture outfrom my old dresser drawer, set it on the table and I talked to ittill for Retso. Oll Love letters right up to thebreak of dawn, Yoi've been sitting alone digging up ones. Then I went through our jewelry. Ifound our wedding rings put mine on my...

...finger. Id gave yours a flame across this lonely bedroom of ourrecent broken hom yet, and it O'm sitting along digging up bones. I'mdigging up bones, I'm digging up bones: exuming things its better left, th, Samyng things that are better leftalone. There's a lot in our past that none ofus won't anyone to Eximt. We don't want anyone to bring up someof those mistakes in our pants. We buried our estates, we've tried toforgive them, we don't want to remember them and we don't want anyone pryingabout and looking into our phouse. This next statement might surprise us. There are times when, God of all people digs up our path,...

...the bones that God chooses to Diga orthe ones we never repented of God doesn't dig up our bones for theworld to see. Nor does God dighim up to humiliate us.In fact, God usually confronts US privately. He dids our bones up to bring about therepentance that we never had in the first place El. You may have forgotten about yourpast mistakes. If you never ask God to forgive you if you still refuse to admit, I waswrong that it was in God. Would you forgiveme of that past? If you've never done that, then you canexpect God to dig it up to bring about repentance, to have those sins. Youknw Joseph's brothers would come to realizethis. Is They made a mistake years ago?...

They had maybe forgot, but God digs it to bring aboutrepentance restoration, fellowship well genesis. Forty, we see that Josephhas been in prison because of the accusation that was made forh m. We seethat some of the prisoners had dreams and Josephs andterprets them. We seethat Pharao has a dream and Joseph inturpets fhayro's dream chapper fortyone Joseph is then promoted. We see a famine in the land and Joseph beingpromoted. Second, an charge will basically favral put himg in charge ofeverything over the entire land of Egypt. He gathers in. He saves so thatthat dreamy had of the famine coming that he was prepared to provide food tothe Egyptians and in that famine that extended toEgypt and beyond Egypt,...

Joseph's brothers lived and his familylived, and his brothers, who had sold him intoslavery into Egypt years ago, are now having to go into Egypt, becausethere's someone in Egypt who's prepared for the femine, you can get food ineach opt andsil, the brothers hering. This decided to go to Egy notice,Chapter Forty, two versus thirteen and following and I'll read this, but they said they're talking to Joseph,the brothers have come to Egypt, they're standing before Joseph Josephknows, who they are. They don't know who Joseph is they think Joseph is justan Egyptian who's in charge of all these things, and so he's talking to him he'sconfronted them. Hey said they say to Joseph as heinquires...

...your servants are twelve brothers. Hesays tell me about your family. Your servants are twelve brothers, an allthe sons of one man in the land of Cana and behold. The youngest is still withour father today. Right now they left him back Jacob wasn't going to let Benjamin Bil,yound, Ard Lost Joseph didn't want to lose Benjamin to so those two happened to be hisfavorite, and so he lost Joseph he's. Holding on to Benjamin send thebrothers out to get food. The youngest is with our father and oneis no longer alive. The thought, Jos, at the die, whichwould have been typical of someone sold in the swavery at that day of age inagent Joseph said to them. It is, as I said to you, you are spinesby this. You will be tested by the life of Faril. You shall not go from thisplace unless your youngest brother...

...comes here, seend one of you back that he may getyour brother. While you remain confine that your words may be tested, whetherthere is truth in you, but if not by the life of Faral, surely you are spies, so we put them all together in prisonfor three days now Joseph said to them on t e third day. Do this and live for?I fear God. If you are onsman, let one of yourbrothers be confined in your prison, but as for the rest of you go carrygrain for the family of your households, bring your youngest brother to me, soyour words may be verifyed and you will not die and they did so then they said to oneanother. Truly, we are guilty concerning ourbrother because we saw the distress in his soul...

...when he was in the pit when he pleaded with us. Yet we would not listen. Therefore, this distress has come uponUS Reuben answered thim saying: Did I nottell you do not see in against the boy you would not listen. Now comes the reckoning, for is what God sees. All God sees what we do. He sees what wethink, even in private. Thus we ask ourselves: What is our private lot you look like? Was it look like when no one elsearound? What are our faults? EPLIE? What are our actions? Look like? Godsees it all. He knows it. These brothers had hid this in. It was a privat sand between thosebrothers against their other brother.

They didn't tell their father, theydidn't tell their mother, they didn't tell anyone, they had hit it, but theyhadn't repented. Now God's going to dig up this bone he's going to exumin so that he canbring about repentance and restoration as you contemplate your private sands,remember God, Saul and soon we will either repent or God will bring trialsinto our life for repentance. God loves his children and hedisciplines theolse, whom he loves. Jacob's children had see him by sellingtheir brother in te bondage, and now Joseph Blood is being required of themverse. Twenty two now comes the reckoning forn his blood years later,God conflust them years later after their lives had changed after perhapssome of them and fre out their sin...

...after they had attempted to cover uptheir sin with no revenance, God uncovers it. He digs it up. He brings it back tomind now they will give an account not so much to their earthwe fother, but toGod, Joseph's spiritual maturity on theother Hend is seemed throughout this energy interchange. He first testedthem to see if they had treated Benjamin the way they entreated him. He knew that Benjamin was favored.Second to him. He knew if they would kill him. What would they do toBenjamin? Who would now be the favorite? He was asking about their family, seeing if they had hurt benjamn later he tests them to see if theywould hurt Benjalin we'll see that as our devotions continue yet now hepoints them to God notice, Fer Santeen.

He says I fear, God he's pointing them to God. It is immediately after he speaks ofhis fear of God and his test of them that they begin thinking of giving anaccount to God for what they did to Joseph God is so amazingly gracious andforgiving, but God doesn't Gloce over our sn, our CNS, even the secret ones are theones we've long forgot. God knows, and he is so lovey co convict us if you and I do not remen or have notrepented. His amazing grace compels him to burng trials of despline in ourlives in order to bring us to Revens, the brothers have been reminded, andsoon they would fully repent and...

...thereby enjoy restored relationship andrelationships destroyed by Sen would be rebuilt through repentance andforgiveness. You see what God's doing he's, not just bringing it up for noreason, there's a relationship that had been destroyed, their relationship withJose and as they come about repenting of their sins and thus changing theiractions, and Joseph Casa God's going to reveal broken relationships because ofrepentance. He draws repentance. He did up bones, not to punish us but to bless us to bring aboutrepentance. So he can bless those areas of our lives. Praise be unto our reconciling God, reconciling us to each other,reconciling us to himself he's a god of peace,...

...peace between God and US piece between us and others, Braise God that my past mistakes,urreunder od Jesus as arguers, but if God ever dids up bones in ourhearts, it's those that we haven't repaled of and he digs them up so that we can havesweeter fellowship with him. That's how good our God is! Wata prayfor you today, Father think that you're such a goodgoy that you paid for all of our sens, but there are some sins that we haven't repented of some, that we'velong forgotten that we never we pented up and father, even as you were speakingtoday through this devotion, some of us were reminded God. We ask you to forgive us of those sens.

...thank you for reminding us of Em. Thank you for reminding us in order tobring sweeter fellowship with you and now that we've repented they'regone, we don't have to live with you rwell Ir Reading For tomorrow. It'sGenusis thorty three through forty sexs look forward to seeing you them.

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