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Read Your Bible Devotional
Read Your Bible Devotional

Episode 21 · 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 Reynolds Audiopodcast. You can find a RSS feedlink on our website. WWWT dewberry BaptistClarks, bridgecom. Christianity is wrong. I get your attention, but I did years ago I was sitting in ahouse missiing with a gentleman, and I was sharing with him the gospel ofJesus Christ. Now I came to Earth and fullof Godfully man died on the sent died on the crawls for our San Es. Man Rose fromthe day we have Mo Bidim in our artist...

...wardan savior. We can be sayive becausewe're sinters he never sand weth the entire Gospel. I got to the end of the Gospel and I said: Is there any good reasonwhy you wouldn't invite Jesus in Your Life Thas Lordan seniors today? He said yes, and that was one of the first times. I'veever had someone Sayng yes kind of like okay, I saidwhat would that reason be and soAAs waiting for him to say. Well, I don't believe, there's any evidence forthe resurrection or I'm an Atheis Han, I believe in the evidence of theevolution or I just can't logically believe that God exists. I was waitingfor him to give me some intellectual oridy. He did. He didn't give me an empirical ofargument or a scientific argument. He didn't give me a intellectual orrational argument. He said I can't...

...believe, because if I believe I would have to admit my ancestors are inhaled, he was native American and he believedthat most of his ancestors did not except Jesus Christ, and that's why hewouldn't get San had nothing to do with the evidence of the resurrection hadnothing to do with the truth of the Gospel it had to do with the fact. He wasn'twilling to admit that his parents or his grandparents were wrong, not wone. After that I was in toMcDonald's restaurant. I sat down and was visiting with someone got that Opportunity To share thegospel with that person. He was an oner Jailan. IAS, probably in the s at thetime, got to the end and he was very nice andcourteous as the same question. Ani...

...said. Is there any reason why youwouldn't want to accept Jesus Christ in your life? A's word o SAV or today, andhe sa Yes, there is, I said, a good rasand. He said yes, I said what wouldthat be? He said: Well, young man. I would have to believe that everythingI believed all my life is wrong and I'm just not willing to believethat again it wasn't an argument fromscience. It was an argument that he would have to admit the way he's lived.His live is wrong. So Sad, and yet I admire theirintellectual honesty, I admire their thoughtfulness ere. They truly were considering the cost ofChristianity and the application,...

...and I admire that. They weren't goingto Russian to some sort of an emotional decision that they were thinking about it nd.They were thinking the consequences of it and they were thinking, I would haveto admit my lifes been wrong or, I would have to admit my parents andgrandparents were wrong. They actually thought. I love that intellectualhonesty and yet both of these general were notthe first to question the Christian faith, because it implied the vanity of theirlife for the vanity of a salvation by works. In fact, both builded and Zo. Far Twoof Jove's friends here in chapters eighteen through twenty jealouslydefend a salvation by words, because job's implication is that we're not made right with Godby doing good things.

We're making our way through thisincredible book and job was really wrestling with. Maybe this God will give us good if we're good inits life. Maybe that doesn't work we're saved by grace and grace wone,but maybe we also live by Grac, also and not by works, maybe that we repot we sew, but it'snot reaping of physical blessings, which implies a work salvations wrong and BUILDAB and Zofar and elaplans allbelieve in a workselving, and so as job is working his own mindthrough this, as he's speaking, what's coming to his own mind, all of a suddenis triggering in Bildan and Zo far an elopans Whoa. We could be wrong, no, no we're notwrong, and so they're going to the fen...

...zealously, their position to Jo,because of what he's saying and Outlat, it implies about a savation by words, notice, Jobe, eighteen, three: why are we regarded as beasts as stupid?In Your Eyes? You who tear yourself in anger for yoursake, is the earth to be abandoned or the rot to be moved from its place,just because you think you're right. Indeed, the line of the wicket gos outand the flame of his fire gives no life. And Again I chapter twenty in verse.Two, therefore, my disquiring thoughts makeme respond. Even because of my inward agitation, build Adam so far have been troubled byJobe's words. Job argues that he has lived a goodlife as man measures goodness, and that...

...is suffering is not because of sin. In fact, he has argued strongly andconvincingly, but if job is correct and job's suffering isn't because ofsin, then bilded and Zo far have lived their lives and heare because theybelieved and lived in a workes salvation. They have been good all their eyes andnow the thought that such good living has no bearing on a relationship withGod is quite unnerven. I'm a good person, God has to accept it.You're saying no, God doesn't have to accept me with allthe things I've done all my life to live good and be accepted by God of Fan de Por. I've given to this I'vegiven Er that I've lived a good life. I've been good to people who are meanto me. God must accept that...

...and Jobe says Ho. No, he does, and that is not only just agitating to them, butit's agitating because Joe makes sins it's bugging God we can't be with God. We're sinners,no amount of good Araces, our sin that makes sense, and it's troubling them, that's wherethey are. Thus, in chapter eighteen, we saw Bildan responde with words thatmake no sense Joe Makes Sense Bill Dad Sas and we just read it. He accuses job of hunting for words, jonps knowwhere hunting for wordrs, Joe Dredly, just founde off what he'sgot ta say: Oleer. He also cused Jobe of tearing himself in Anker...

Job wasn't tearing himself an anger bill ads, just not making sense,because job's anger isn't with himself Bild at be basically askd if the world,he is friends in the world that he knows should just desert their worldview to appeave jove. In his words, he's angry he's like Joe you're angry at yourself,you're tearing yourself apart when in realitty build at one that inand, thenhe seise so you're right. Everyone else is wrong. Is that it jo? You can see that type of attack comingagainst, Jo, because what Chel Pi said is troubling Bilad, isn't that out of the world responds tous is Christians, oh so you're saying you're right andall the world tro.

Our answer is always, of course, not I'm not saying I'm lied at all, I'm saying God try and if I were tecide between God, the Creator and all everyone else, the creation that I would sigb with the Creator, and that makes a mad. That's exactly what happened here andhe attaxed so far continues these thoughts andchapter twinning after job response to build ad in Chapter Nineteen and by theway, job's response to be old, AD, very logical and so jobs response walking throughBildan Whit, can't be a work savation triggered Zo far and so far as trouble and so far asthinking. What? If jobe, is right? What if God is bigger than we think what ifsome of the righteous suffer in this...

...life and some of the wicked arerewarded in his life? What if it's not a salvation by words? What if we're allsinners and separated from God? What if our works, are as filthy rags to aperfect God such can't be the case not because it's illogical, not because it doesn't have merit, infact it's very much, but it can't be the case because it would nullify the way Zo far haslived his entire life. Thus, the trouble faults and inwardagitation that such thoughts produced pushes so forth to defend his worldview even more adamant, but that's more for so far than joke the two gentlemen I've visited with...

...they weren't saying that for me they were saying it for themselves. They knew they weren't Gong. To changemy mind, they knew the argument that I would have to believe my ancestors werein ail, wouldn't all of t a sudden calls the Pastcreu o think. Oh well,there you go I'll deserve my faith in then Yo better, then you, the argument. Well, I wounthave to admit everything. I've lived for is from wouldn't persuade me that was their reasoning more forthemselves, then, for me, keep in mind as you and I pray for our friends, ourfamily members, oure acquaintances. That may not be saved that the older they are the more difficult it may be for themto accept the Christian thing...

...such requires. A humbling admonitionthan much of their lives have been lived under a false worldly, admire their intellectual honesty, admire that they're, considering thecost and then pray for them. It's important to note that Jobes,continuing arguing with his friends had no effect on persuading job continues to show other room and it had no effect. Sometimes it's best just to share theGospel and God's love and let it alone. Sometimes, when someone saying I can'accept it, don't keep argue. Sometimes it may be okay to do that. Ifthey want to entertain them, jobs, friends did but sometimes it's best just to say.

Let me let it alone. Let cod work andjust pray. Christianity requires a forfeiture. Some may not be ready to myke kid, andso what do we do? We pray and, let God do things mature Ey are inpapable ofdude. Well love this book of Job. How muchtruth is in this powerful look continuing, looking forward tocontinuing our study again tomorrow, you can be Reading Jone chapter twent,Hune, throgh Twentyf, and I want to pray for before we close today. Father.Thank you again for teaching us through your wonderful work and thank you forreminding us of our friends who may not know you and, as we share the Gospel, some of Tamay reject, and some of them may be oder and they would have to admit. They'velived their life in error and such...

...woill be difficult. I pray for these. I pre God that they would come to aHihe when you use the Gospel to touch theirhearts and bring them to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, and I prayfor all of those listeen who are praying and witnessing to these peoplewho haven't been saved, give them wisdom. Let them know when to saysomething when not when just a pray always M, we bran all this in Jesus. Thank you for joining us again today.

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