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Read Your Bible Devotional

Episode 17 · 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 Pastur Brad Reynold's audiopodcast. You can find a RSS feedlink on our website. WWWT dewberry BaptistClarksbridgecom, tough en up Butter Cup. When you hear that you think about telling someone or got a little minorinjury to tough enough, if you ever known someone like that, someone that has a little minor in ainjury, but they complain or I they exaggerated have with me today, rubbing alcohol. This is my got. I grew up and my dadwas kind of tough and every time we had...

...a little injury and say tuping upButter Cup, quick cryime, and if we skined ourselve well, we need a fouralcohol on it and it would burn. I have children that, U do the samething Isn' it interesting and we take what our parents did. We say I'll.Never do that and then we end up doing it NSO I have my children come in andI'll say: Oh, we gotta kill the JERMS lay down there. Now pour that out.Colld Hem scream well quit quit we'll blowin it tough enoup bettercut a lot of times. We think that there arsome people who exaggerate their Payn ole times, we see someone and they'regoing through what they believe is a life crushing trial. And then we compare it tosomeone who maybe being persecuted the for their faith,but someone who's, maybe tortured to death for their faith, someone who maybe righe someone who goes through a...

...much more difficult trial and we lookat the other person complaining about their minor trial. Adwe think tough enough buttercup, andif we're not careful, we can be insensitive. If we're not careful, we can misss. What's really going on intheirselves we coulmiss, maybe the trial they're, really having of whichthis other trial is just a minor glamse. That's exactly what happened in thebook of Joe Wherein Joe Chapter Five verse through Chapter Five throughChapter Seven and today, specifically, will be in chapter five verse, Cour andChapter Six Unde throughten Ju, and I really don't know the painothers are in. When we look at Hem and hear their stories, it might seem minorto us, but we don't know the additional suffering that they may be experiencingsuffering. They can't put into words.

Their pain truly may be torturous tothem and it may seem like word war three to them, even though it seemsminor to us. People are made differently and wewould do well to recognize such some of us have high physical pain, toleranceand some do now. Denot. We were made differently. Some havehigh emotional pain, tolerance, so may not. Some have high spiritual pain,colerance and some do notth. Some have a combination of the three and somedonot. The point is. It would be wise to recognize that we don't know whatothers are truly experiencing, because we are not others and we're not madelike the lesson that job's friend shouldhave learned, as he demonstrated incredible insensitivity by not placinghimself in Joe's hues nor trying to...

...understand what jove's real strugglewas job chapter five versebor his sons are far from safety. They are even oppressed in the gate andthere is no deliver. This was one of Joe's friends. Speaking now job chaptersix, then jobe answered, Oh, that my grief were actually wained and Lai inthe balances together with my calamity. For then it would be heavier than thesand of the seas. Therefore, my words have been rash for the arrows of theAlmighty or within me, theyre poison. My spirit drinks, the tearors of God,are arrayed against me. Does the wild donkey bray over hes grass or does anox low over hits foter? Can something tasteless be eatenwithout soul? Or is there any taste in the wide of an e?...

My soul refuses to touch them. They arelike loesome food to me, Oll that my requests might come to pass and thatGod would grant my lonely would that God were willing to crush me than hewould loose his hand and cut me off, but it is still my consolation and Irejoice with unsparing pain that I have not denied the words of the ody one. If one is to understand the book of JoeOne must first understand that these first three friends of Jobes believedin a works salvation. They believed in a prosperity gus. They believed. If youdid good, then good would come to you and you'd never have trials. Theybelieve that, if you did good, then God would have bound to have to save youthat God was bound to have to bless you. They believed in this work salvation inthis prosperity, Gospel that is going to lay the foundation fora lot of their conversations with Joe...

Joe. You must have seen because there'sproblems in your life, Joe, you must have seen because your children diedjob. You must have seen Im, it's a work salvation and a Prosperity Gospel. This is the key to grasping why some ofthe words they share are incredibly accurate because we do replobyso andyet incredibly inact, because theunderlying philosophy of a work salvation is wrong. Further job himselfis struggling when God allows the good to Selv, and it is this truggle thatGod will ultimately give him an answer. So keep that in mind as whimmeringthrough the book of Jo, it's a book of conversations, a book ofconversation from Chapter Three on between Joe and his friends, anjol eget to chapter thirty, eight and the en...

...between job and God. NSO. As you read,this you'll see, oneerful jolld's friend says something to him. Anotherone SAIS something to him job, says something: Bat and there's thisdialogue and they're trying to fit God into their mind of who, God is even Joe.Does that and then, God shows up after months and months of silence, he hasthe conversation wit Joe. He tells Joe who he is in Chapter Five. We have an incrediblyinsensitive comment, may be one of Jobes Frim Elaphas Elipiaz is notspeaking of job at all. He's speaking of the wickon he's come along, but hemakes his State his children. The wicken are four from save how unbeivably insensitive jobe'schildren have died...

...and the elephans comes along and he'sjust talking the philosophies that he's been taught all his life and withouteven thinking about jokes children who are dead. He said, and speaking of thewicked his children are far from safety. One of the most difficult trials joewas in was the loss of his chilk. His heart was wrenched because hischildren were go and in comes out epass, who in is hatesto import self inbreaved wisdom makes a comment which, while not attending tobe offensive, was incredibly offensive because he wasn't sensitive to thesituation. Helifas will ramble on about the fooland the wicken an she argues that jobe is not such, but as he rambles onlhementions the fool's children being harmed and crushed.

Such insensitivity arises when insteadof listening, one makes assumptions and jumps to of fer advice, which was never asked for in the firstplace. It might be better. People aresuffering that, instead of offering advice and jumping toconclusions, we recognize Han. While we might notunderstand their pain, it is real. We might not recognize. Why are theycomplaining about such a minorn issue, but to them that pain is real, sometimes our bestresponse to those who herself and it suffering should not be toughin upButter Cup, but rather to listen with empathyrecognizing that their trial, which may seem somewhat trivial to us as real tothem and ourself impressed wisdom,...

...might not be as relevant as we think in Joe sixt. Actually, job reveals hisreal concern. His friends were frfocused on thecircumstances. Well, here's why this happened and here's why this happenedand Hares. Why this happen had they been listening to job, they would have realized job's concern.Wasn't his physical suff and is painful as the loft of hischildren was that wasn't his real concern. That was just a symptom of his fearthat he had become God's enemy. That's what he says they're in chapter six. He recognizes that God is in control ofall things. He also recognizes that God is allowing him to suffer and God hisside. He concludes. Jon. wronly...

...concludes that the warrior God hasturned his such on Joe and shot arrows at him. That's dipped in poison,chapter six, furst four, we just ret. He conclude he has become God's enemy. Andthis is what's troubling Joe. This is what's breaking job's heart,even more than Hef, also of his own children, the thought that he hadbecome God's enemy and such a thought should break ourarms, but is friends they're not listeningand they're speaking past the truth and past jobs ban? They don't understand, jove's realstruggle because they're not with, and such insensitivity is wrong next time, I'm tempted to make liht onsomeone in a trial, because I think the trial is trivial.

It might preum helpful if I'll stop. U and listen, listen, because the appearent suffering may not be theOlstort and secondly, if I'll stop and realize that their pain is real to do. I may think about their pain and thinkyou know that's that's ny that tanful, but it's real to theo. When I pour this Alcoholal, my children, the pain's real, I know in my head- it's going to go away in a few seconds,but to the em in that moment, that's a real stinging, pin and EAF. I would just maybe take a cutet and AB in a little bit and Blonin and Soltin it a little bit. Maybe then I can show more empathy whenthey're really hurting.

Perhaps that would be a good lesson foryou and I to learn when others come to us in a hardy. Maybe it Wat's justSolthin oup our wise words, an oered and listen and empathize with well. Another wonderful lesson from thebook of Job were continuing to make our way through it tomorrow will be in JoeChapter Eight through chapter ten. You can go ahead and read on a head alittle forward to seeing you, then let me close the SOMEPRA bother. Thank you for reminding me tobe more sensitive. Thank you for reminding me that you made us all different and some havehigher pain torants than some areas than others, and that's, okay. Youcreated a UEN eoubra this in Jesus.

Thank you for being with this today,.

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