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Read Your Bible Devotional
Read Your Bible Devotional

Episode 14 · 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 A meal fit for a Ki. You ever heard of that. Of course youhave and portrays a meal. That's a just! Alavish incredible beautiful meal, almost a feast. What about a Nell fift for tievs? What would that look like mean? Wouldthere be boison on the play a meal fit for enemies? What would that reallylook like...

...historically kings and potentates, haveused tasters cutbearers to taste, food or dream to ensure that their food ordrink had not been poisoned viain because of mell fit for an enemy wouldobviously usually contain such that's. What enemies do they hurt one another they bois on eachother? They try to kill one another. So if one hand of Mel prepared my hearsar her eneme, one could rest assured it probablywasn't a healthy feast, it probably wouldn't bring them. Life wouldprobably bring them dear. In fact, a Mele prepared by your enemyuprobably bring you quite the opposite of life, and yet we have an our text to day amel prepared by Joseph for those who...

...had tried to kill you his brothers, he prepared them a meal, the same brothers who h declaredthemselves to be his enemy, the same brothers. What have tried to kill youand what does he prepare them? For me? It's a mail fit for a key. This meal, which was for his enemies, was a feast Amil fit for a King. He served his enemies, the best. Why? Because he had a heart, like God. Well, our reading for the day was genesusforty three through forty six and we're going to be in genesis. Fortythree and we're also going to look at Genesis, forty five, so you can keepyour fingers there between Genesis,...

...forty three versus thirty Hune throughthirty four in Genersons, forty five, but in Genesis. Forty three throughforty six, the brothers come back to egent. There's been a great fact. Oneof the brothers hade been left with Chisen. They come back with BenjaminEanwe, see that after they come back and they showJoseph Benjamin, he sent them on their way back to their bather. Ndthey feelstheir sacks hen. He puts a Silver Cup in venjalmen sack, then he comes after them after theirheaded back toh, their father thinking wow. This is great, God's blessed UScatches up with them and he says someone stole my Silver Cup: Oh no, noWai, not Sgoitt, let whoever is found with the silver cop, let HemDie Joseph said all right. Let's see you idiot and it was Beng and he says all right. I want you allto come back into Egypt, and so it...

...brings them back. That's kind of the setting that we findourselves today. Let's go to genesis, forty three versus thirty uned andthirty four firse. Then he watched him SFACE and came out.He controlled himself and said serve the meal Andso. We see here in this text. Thebrothers had come back and they've brought their younger brother, Benjaminwith him, and he weeps Joseph cries, but then he controls himself and hegives them a face, an incredible feast, so they served Joseph by himself andthe by themselves and the Egyptions who ain't with him by themselves, becausethe Gyptians could not eat bread with the Hebrews, for that is wolesome tothe Egyptions. They were seated before in the firstmorn according to his birth ride and the youngest according to his youth andthe man looked at one another. At...

...astonishment he took portions to them from his owntable, but Benjamin's portion was five times as much as theirs, so theyfeasted and drank freely with them. The look at this meal served to them bythis leader of Egypt and it was a feast. Now they didn't know. This was Josephhere, but he knew it and the served those who had tried tokill a fies. He gave five Benjamin fivetimes at lunch, now flip over no genesis, forty five verse twenty two to each of them. He gave changes ofgarments, but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver and fivechanges. Tof garments. Jesus said: Love, Ferintis, love your inwins man, honestly, Jesus,...

...not sure, I'm with you on that one there's a lot of things in scripturethat I wish we're not there. In fact, if I had written the Bible, itwould look a lot different as it would with you too. If you had written in our words are not gods worth God's words are perfect. I wish God hadsaid, hit your enemies, slap, those who hurtyou, I wich God had said that because that'swhat I wanted do, but God did he said, Love Your love. Those who would hurt you love those who fight against us, as weseek to do God's will makes no sense whatsoever and yet God's ways are not our ways and,along with stepen Jesus Joseph Beautifully, exemplifies Truehforgivens.

He exemplifies love for those who hadhated him its a parent chapter, forty three, thatJoseph has forgiven his brothers because he weeps what he sees hem and ahost o lavish wheel meal for them Joseph gives them a lavish meal, andyou- and I should recall how Joseph was in a pit and they wereout eating and he languished in the Pin. They gave him nothing favish withoutdood and yet now in returned for them almost starving him in a pit he gives them this lavish meal. The ACTOF betrayal has been forgiven as Joseph returns that evgil with ameal fit for a Keyn, the reader, further notices in chapterforty, four, that the brothers have...

...repented as well. They had changed to the point that instead of sellingthe parents favorite sibling into slavery, which is what they did withJoseph Judah, is now willing to sacrificethemselve for the new favorite. They had changed when they were younger. They soldJoseph the favorite inte slavery. Would they do it again? Would they sellBenjamin Nis lavor? Will they take the food back and let Benjamin stay no Judah says take me in his place. Yes he's the new favorite, but I'vechanged I'm more concerned about my father, then I am about this relationship. TheSibling Rovaly take me in his place. Judah had learned to love his fatherunconditionally...

...and that's to love othersunconditioning. Finally, here in verse, Twenty Twochapter- Forty five- We are told that Joseph gives all his brothers knewcloth cool te Ting with me. If you will, what was it that symbolize their hate for Joseph,because it similized their father's favoritkids. That's right, Joseph Cot of many colors Joseph coly. They had taken that from me. They hadripped it, they impoured blood on. They had used it to deceive the thought and in return of them stealing thatfavorite clothing Joseph gives teme cloth. It should not be missed that it wasJoseph clothes that civilized the...

...father's favorittism and initiated hatetowards him, and then hatred of Hil was returned with flue clothes withlogh. The reconciling is complete when Josephgives them new CLOTIG. The old had passed and the brothers put on newclothing sibolizing a new relationship in a new fellowship with their strangebrother hate, was removed and replaced by a love not comprehended by sinplhumans. Only God can do that. Only God can through you. Let you love your enemies. God is a reconciling yacht. True reconciliation came about whenJoseph had fully forgiven his enemies and they had repented of their sins.True, reconciliation cannot occur...

...without reconciliation with God andtrue reconciliation by both parties with God were produced. Truereconciliation between each other. True reconciliation only occurs whenboth parties allow, however, whether your enemy allowsreconciliation or not. Your response. My response is still to love. You don't ever have to condone selfishacts of ate, but you do have to Louve give your enemy a meal fit for a key and, let God do the rest. Our rating for tomorrow be Genesis.Forty seven, through fifty. As we finished the book of Genesis, I hopeyou've enjoyed it after we finished the book of Genesis, we'll start into Joe,because we're going through the...

...scriptures chroologically Abraham wouldhave been around twenty one hundred BC and Genesis, starting obviously at thebeginning, and going through that time Joe would have been almost acontemporary AF Abrham. Most scholars believe job to be around twenty twoUNDRED BC and soon, as we make our way through, genesis will move in to jobeand it will come back to Exus, but I look forward to seeing iu tomorrow. Letme prankly father once again. Thank you that you loved us when we were enemiesof God, what amazing Os and, as you save us,and that love comes in us, help us to love those who hurt pray. All of this in Jesus.

Thank you again for joining us today.

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