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Read Your Bible Devotional

Episode 18 · 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. In God's word,use your phone to download and listen to Castur Brad Reynold's audio podtast.He can find a RSS feedling on our website. WWW dewberry baptist carkbridgecom Goochi, snatshed chatter, aster Braad. Have you lost your mind if you're of a generation of minor odor?What I just said makes no sense some of this younger generation. Theyunderstand those words differently at Cheddar, for example, if I say chattered you and I think of this misss Chetderchees,...

...but gener apparently means money like what how ha I can't compute. Howdid we make that? But they understand they get it they'lltext it to each other and then all of a sudden I remember Huh. I awas like thatat one time. I remember my Granddad asking me boy: What do you think aboutyour Dallas calbaads? That's a Granddad they're too legit toquit. He looked at me. He said what that's a well ther to lagent to quit.He said son. I don't know what you Sai: That's a Il grand her, that's just thesame. It means they're, so good they're going to win at all, and he said well. Why didn't you just say that thenboy- and I thought I just couldn't help butlaugh he's got a point but...

...as we think about it, there is acommunication yeah between generations. There are times, as my children aregrowing up and they're saying things and I'm not catching it notunderstanding it, and I wish I had a mediatr. I wish I had someone who was a teenager,an a middleage man, someone who could hear bothconversations and translate them both. It's a wonderful illustration of whatjob was looking for. He was looking for a mediator betweenhe and God, someone that could take jove'scircumstances, trials and communicate him in job's words in a way to God, sothat God could understand and someone who could take God's perspective onthings and communicated to Joe a mediator thatcould go between the two.

What an incredible truth, Joe arrivesit wherein job chapters eight throughtim were going to bespecifically in chapter nine versus twend Ye one through thirty five andI'm going to read that, but, as I read that keep in mind as jobs going throughthis trial, as he's interacting back and forthbetween his friends as heaven, silent he's longing for a mediate tmor,someone who could go and present his case to God and presents God's case tohim, someone who could go back and forth and we see it in this text. I am guiltless. I do not take notice ofmyself. I despies my life. It is all one. Therefore I say he destroys theguiltness in the wicket. If the scourge kill, suddenly he mocks the despair ofthe innocent. The Earth is given into the hand of the wicket. He covers theface of its judgments. It is not he then who is it now? Mydays are swifter than a runber. They...

...flee away. They see no good. They slippby like reed boats like an eagle, that's loops on its pray, though I sayI will forget my complaint. I will leave ofl myself said countenance andbe Cheerfur, I'm afraid of all my pings. I know that you would not avequit me. I am accounted wick. Why, then I shouldI toil in vain. I should wash myself with snow and clans my hands with lie, yet youwould plunge me into the pin and my own clothes would apfore me, for he is nota man as I am that I may answer him. Then we may go to court together. There is no appire between us who maylay his hand upon God and me us both. Let him remove his Rod, fom me and letnot dread of him terrify me did. I...

...would speak, cannot fear you, but I'm not like that in lets. Ell jove understands he's, not God andGod's, not a man, so he longs for him umpire a mediattorone who can look at both sides and communicate back and fourth in Jov'strial. His faith is becoming person before his trial. He loved God andworship God, but he didn't know God to the degree that he would come to knowing through this trial. This trial prepares Jo for therelational experience he will have with God in Chapter Thirty, eight N fo. This trial is pushing job to considerwho, God is that, perhaps God is bigger than job ever realized before he mayhave known it with his her,...

...but he would come to know him with hisHort. How can a good all powerful God allowgood people to suffer and bad people to thrive was being obedient to God notovershadow any minor sins that we might commint? Am I not more good than I am evil and,if so, shouldn't God bless me more than cursemen before this trial job had God in Ebos havhing figured out. If I'm more goodthan I am evil than God is found to bless me more than Curson he's bound o bless me based o pom thatand that also we playing this relationship. He haswort God. If we obey God, then God is bound tobless physically materially and in...

...every way. No He's not if we obey God, God is bound to bless in the ways thathe sees fit to bless. We will read what we say, but itdoesn't mean that will reap it physically, materially or in that realm.It may be something greater like a spiritual relationship with God thatnothing in this world can ever compare to well. This trial is shaken Joe and who JoeThought God was and Itas his thought process. Job confesses he's AI. Herecognizes I can't go to trial with God. He's got. I mast sin. He confesses he's a good person whohasn't participated in Sens, which would bring about these trials and, bythe way, he's correect...

...job sins did not bring about thesetrials. His trials were not the direct resultof any scang which he had committed, but job's words further evidence, hislove for God and his desire for reconciliation. This is job struggle. Job struggled is, I won't to be close to God again, if pitches a temperatention to do it,it's what's hurting him. He thinks he's becoming enemy of God. He wants to beclose to God again like he had felt before. He doesn't realize it, but I'sactually growing closer than he knew, and this trial would take imn evencloser and so job has this love for got and hehas a desire for reconciliation and he ronly assumes he becomes God'sin me. That's why he wants to just visit withGod,...

God I just want to talk, but I know Ican't and I'm a sinner. I know you're God. I want to visit let's get to the bottomof this, but I can't he wants an audience with God. He wantsto appear before God and stayed his cakes. The God is perfect and job recognizesif he is ever to be reconciled with God. He needs the mediator. He needs someone who is human in God, one who can convey to God man's frailtyon behalf of men, but one who can stand before. God is righteous, like God, perhaps he even desires one who canspeak to jobe on God's behalf, one who can communicate God to Joe One who cancome from a heappen...

...to Earth. What an amazing insight, Joe before the old testment, waswritten long before the new testment was written, Joe, Twenty Three tweetwenty two hundred BC, Jo without any of the law it's coming torecognize! IfI'm going to have a relationship with God, if I'm going to be able to visitwith God, if I'm going to be able to sit down and talk to God, there's gotto be a mediator because he's God and I man there has to be someone who's, aGod man. What incredible inside, pointing to that one that he would havea relationship with a preincornate Jesus cries prains, God for the Godman Jesus, whomJoe knew was necessary. If we were ever to be with God,...

...you know you and I can't be with God-accept through Jesus. That's the only way for God to become aman. What incredible truth through the pages of joke who would have thoughtand Joe? We would be talking about the birth of Jesus Christ. We are because job recognized in orderfor us to go to heaven. Heaven must first come to Earth what incredible inside I want toencourage you, as you think about that today, just to thank God for Jok thanking, especially for jevsus Christ,his ony megaten side, who left heaven to come to Earth so that you and Icould be in heaven forever. We look forward to that Lorios Day. Well, Heyrstudy for tomorrow, we Jo Chapter Eleven through Thirteens, were makingour way through the book of Joe. Let me pray for you before we go today. FatherAgain, we thank you for these...

...incredible truths that you're teachingus of all places through the book of Joe. It's not just a book about trials andwhy bad things happen to good people. A look about you book about who you are it's about,recognizing our simpleness and your godiness. It's about understanding thatthe only way we can have a relationship with you its for you to first come down to earthand make such possible through your son, Jesus Christ. Thank you for that. Thank you for that relationship, wherewe can do exactly what Joe fome t we are doing. Otchice name! Thank you for being with this today,.

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