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Read Your Bible Devotional
Read Your Bible Devotional

Episode 20 · 2 years ago

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Hello and welcome to read Your Bible devotional with Pastor Brad Reynolds. We are reading through the Bible in a year. This daily devotional will help keep your heart in mind and God's word. Use your phone to download and listen to Pastor Brad Reynolds Audio podcast. You can find a RSS feedlink on our website, www dot do berry baptist clarksbridgecom. Does life really go on long after the thrill of living is going? For those of us who grew up in the S, that Jack and Iane, that John Mellon camp so long would come to mind immediately when I said that. Some of the lyrics are hold on the sixteen as long as you can. Changes come round real soon make us women and men. Oh yeah, life goes on only after the thrill...

...of living is going. Concept is sixteen, Seventeen, fifteen. That's living. But after that the thrill of livings going. But live continues to go. Is that true if we're speaking of physical life? Of course that's true. If we're speaking of physical life, then long after the ages of sixteen, seventeen eighteen, that thrill of living, long after those ages life goes on. But if we're speaking of life in a different sense. If we're speaking of life as scripture defines life God, then does life, or the thrill of living, go on long after our relationship with God has left?...

Does life goes on long after that thrill is left? I would argue know that life, if it's about a relationship with God, that when we have that relationship there's a thrill to life and life itself. But if we ever lost that relationship, which we can, but if we were, then not only would the thrill of living be gone, life itself would be gone. Jobs going to come to realize this. He would come to understand that life has to do with one's fellowship with God, not about sixteen, not about seventeen, not about thrills in this life, but life really has to do about fellowship with God, and that is the thrill of life itself. We're in job chapter fourteen through seventeen. Will be looking at job fourteen versus seventh...

...through fifteen specifically, and I want to read that for you right now. For there is hope for a tree when it is cut down, that it will sprout again and it shoots will not fail, though its roots grow old in the ground and it's stumped dies in the dry soil. At the scent of water, it will flourish and put forth spriggs like a plant. But man dies and lies prostrate. Man Expires, and where is it? As Water evaporates from the sea and a river becomes parched and dried up. So man lies down and does not rise until the heavens are no longer he will not await nor be aroused out of its sleep. Oh that you would hide my soul in Shield, Oh that you would hide me and shield, that...

...you would conceal me until your wrath returns to you, that you would set a limit for me and remember me. If a man dies, will he live again? All the days of my struggle, I will wait until my change comes. You will call and I will answer you. You along for the work of your hands. Verse Seven Joke contemplates a tree and he thinks about a tree and he desires that he is life cycle be like the life cycle of a tree. In observing nature, in watching trees, he's witnessed that when a tree dies, with some more water from that very tree will spring up, a new spread will spring up, new life that tree dead...

...rises again in you. Why? From a the death of a tree, a new tree, the same tree arises in new life. He's flirting with that desire that his life be like a tree, that he might die and get a reset of God. Whatever's going on in his life. He's understanding something's not right with my God light. It's as if God is angry with me. It's as if I'm at odds with God. Heaven Silent. Something's going on and whatever I've done, I just want to push a recept let this life and what I'm suffering through. Let me just be like a tree, just dies. Let me get a reset with a new life with God, not a new life with children, not a new life with finances,...

...not a new life with prosperity on earth. That relationship he had had with God beforehand he doesn't have right now. That life, that thrill of living because of his relationship with God is gone in Heaven Silent and he doesn't have it. And he saying, okay, whatever I've done, fine, just cut me off, let me just go ahead and die and let me get a reset back to where I was. Let me go back to that relationship with God, that enjoyment of God. In some ways this is excellent theology from this man who lived eight Hundred Years Before Moses wrote the book of Genesis, that our hope is life brought about through death. Amazing Theology. Our...

...hope is life brought about through death. This concept moves Joe to imagine that he could emerge from the grave to enjoy a renewed intimacy with the God he loves. He is longing for that relationship with God that he once said. It's that silence of heaven that keeps troubling job. God has distanced himself from job and job's mind through silence, and job sole desires to visit with his God again. He would gladly die if such death would restore his fellowship with God. In fact, he would go through everything he had gone through again if such ensure fellowship with God. That's what he's saying in Bursuisty, do...

...it again. I just had that life again. More than a return of his money, more than a return of his health, more than a return even of his children, job desires a return of his fellowship with God. God is job's life, and when he experiences the absence of God, he experiences the absence of life. And with the thrill of living go life is going. What amazing insight and what a beautiful look into job's relationship with God, which is nothing, by the way, is past relationship. It's nothing compared to the one he's going to have when we get to the end of job. The relationship after the trial is so much greater than before that job...

...is grateful for such an earth shattering trial. You know, no matter what you've gone through, no what matter what you've been through, you can have a reset today. That's the goodness of our God. You may be experiencing the silence of Heaven because of sin, because of trials in your life, because of things that you've done, and you're like, oh if I could just go back and have that relationship with God I had before, before I left church, before I left God, before I see him, before I did that. Remember those days, remember that enjoyment that life. You can press reset today. You can have it again. That's the beauty of our...

God and job would come to experience that and he would have greater life than he ever had before because it was closer to God than he ever was before. Life does go on, and it goes on because of why can I encourage you no matter where you are, to enjoy life today and if you're not enjoying that presence of God, and so many of you are, but if you're not, just press recent, just say God, I want it back, and we'll start reading the Bible. We're just start praying. We're going to we're going to get it back, because that's what God wants. He wants to give us a lie. What a great lesson from the pages of scripture today. Well, tomorrow will be in Job Chapter Eighteen through twenty. I look forward to seeing you then. Let me close this father, thank you for this wonderful life lesson from a tree. So many of us...

...have seen a tree that shut down, cut down, a tree that's dead, and then within three six months we'll see a little spree of coming out you life. That's how you are God. What a great God. And when we do things to break all far enjoyment of our life with he that you can give us the reason. We could just say, God, will experience you. Wait. That's you. The blessings of me as we study your work in Jesus me. Thank you for being.

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