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Read Your Bible Devotional
Read Your Bible Devotional

Episode 22 · 2 years ago

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Read Your Bible Devotional with Pastor Brad Reynolds.

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 bery baptist clarksbridgecom. Go back, go back. Have you ever back to large vote or trailer, large trait or even a moving truck, into a very time space? For those who haven't, if you ever do, I would suggest a guy, someone who can stand near the back of the trailer and help you know when to stop. Those of you who have you know the truth of which I speak and you're familiar with the...

...words I just said. Go back, words. You Live by guides as we are backing up trailers. Why do I recommend such because with large boats or trailers, both the depth perception and side or hinder ending on the engh and height of the trailer. In other words, we have blind spots and added difficulty in perception. The same is true in life. A lesson which would help us to live life utilize in true friends who can help keep us from accidents, accidents which otherwise might occur as a result of our blind spots and perception. Only the foolish zooms. He or she has no blinds. Don't be a fool. A lesson that job is going to address. Here...

...we're in Job Chapter Twenty One and twenty four. Job is still addressing his friends and one of his friends, Eliphaz, and job, are carrying on a conversation. I'm going to read out of verses one through seven of job chapter twenty two, and then Eliphaz a tim and I responded. Can a vigorous man be of use to God or a wise man be useful to himself? Is there any pleasure to the Almighty if you are a righteous or Prophet to God, if you make your ways perfect? Is it because of your reverence that he reproves you, that he enters into judgment against you? Is Not your wickedness great and your iniquities without him? If you have taken ledges of your brothers without calls, and stripping me in naked to the weary,...

...you have given no water to drink, and from the hungry you have withheld bread. Job's words, as he answered his three friends continued to plague Eliphas. Jove's making sense and Elipha has is getting jobs. Comments about God not being manipulated by man's actions ring true. Eliphaz is recognizing h well, now, if God is God, who are we to manipulate him by our actions, our works? How can our words manipulate an allnoying, all powerful God? That undercuts a work salvation. The idea that we can't manipulate God to...

...bless us by our words undercuts the work salvation and undercuts Eliphaz's entire life and his belief system. Apparently, Eliphas conceives the point. Did you see it in verse two? Can a vigorous man be of use to God or a wise man be useful to himself? Is there any pleasure to the Almighty if you are righteous, Eliphas is life. Okay, Jove, you're making sense. I conceive the point. Our words, they don't bring anything to God. He's not manipulated by our being good. Nevertheless, slophas still held on to the idea that if something bad happens, then God is punishing us. You see it there in verse Bart. Is it because of your reverence that he punishes you verse by is not your wickedness great and your iniquities without?...

This implies that God brings judgment in this life on all who are evil. I would say that's not what we see in this life. I would argue we don't see in this life that the evil are cursed by God in this life. Yet that's exactly what Eliphas is argued. However, to affirm God doesn't necessarily bless us in this life for being good, but he does curse us in this life for being bad, seems contradictory. Hell Fads concedes the point to Joe. Okay, maybe God doesn't bless us in this life for being good. That makes sense. We can't manipulate God by our good deeds for him to somehow bless us. Nevertheless, God curses the evil, and yet to do one and not the other seems contradictory. You know, that's what happens when we don't have a clear picture of God. We become double minded. In some ways we affirm what God says, in other ways we...

...reject it. That's what's going on here with Eliphas. This contradiction as evidence that aliphaz is worldview is somewhat disjunctive, and yet Eliphaz doesn't see it as a blind spot. You know, when I've visited with people who may not have accepted Christ as Lord and Savior yet or may not affirm what scripture teaches, on the one part they argue truth from scripture and then out of that same mouth they seem to contradict themselves and they never first see it. It's blind spots. That's what's going on here. Ellaphas has a blind spot as well with his accusation of job. He accuses job of not helping the afflicted...

...versus five through seven and not showing compassion to the brief. Job You don't show compassion to those who are hurting. It's exactly what lap has is doing to Joe. He's refusing to show compassion to joe WHO's hurting. Another blind spot. He he sees job doing something and he's doing the same thing. Well, he's, at least he thinks he's. He's job doing something and he's doing the same thing. He is lacking compassion. If you ever seen someone accuse others of doing exactly what they're doing? Of course we am, we've all said. In fact, we have the idiom. That's the pot calling the kettle black. Yeah, that's what's going on here. We all have blind spots, and the wise amongst us would recognize that. I say...

...something to you very honestly, you have a blind spie, probably of more than one, which means, since it's a blind spot, you don't know what it is, you're not even aware of that's the whole definition of a blind spot. That's what was going on with Eliphaz here. He had blind spots. As we are driving down the road of life, it is good to have a companion, someone who will wept help us with our blind spots. As we're going down the road of life, it's could have someone say hey, stop, Whoa stop, stop, or to say one back, one back, someone who will guide us with our blind spies. Who is...

...that person for you? Who is that person who challenges you to purity rather than tempted, the person who can speak truth into your life? If you have such a person in your life right now who can speak truth into your life, would you stop just for a moment and say God, thank you, name and by name God, thank you for just thank God. You need that. If you don't have such a person, in your line. Would you stop right now and say God, would you give me? Lord? I'm open. I know I have blind spots. I need someone to help and God, would you give me some you can help me in the path of life to say stop, don't go that direction, or to say come on back, keep doing he or she makes the travel through life so...

...much safer. Let me encourage you. Don't be an Alabas. Find someone who will help you. Well, hope you're enjoying these studies. We're going to continue. I'm going to ask you to read job twenty five through twenty seven as we prepare for our next lesson. But let me close us in prayer today. Father, again we thank you for what you're doing in our lives. Thank you. As we're reading through the Bible and learning so much genesis down, you're taking in and blessing it. Pray that you'll continue to help us tomorrow and earn Jesus. Thanks again for joining us today.

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