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Read Your Bible Devotional
Read Your Bible Devotional

Episode 26 · 1 year ago

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Read Your Bible Devotional with Pastor Brad Reynolds.

Hello and welcome to read Your Bibledevotional 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. Youcan find a RSS feed link on our website, www dot do by baptistclarksbridgecom. What if I were to tell you that Bruce springsteen ensured his microphonefor six million dollars? You say what, that's insane. I mean, whatinsurance company would cover a twozero microphone for six million dollars? You're right, none would. It was at the...

...microphone that Bruce springsteen ensured for sixmillion dollars? No, it was his voice. He did ensure his voicefor six million dollars, but not the microphone. That makes much more senseand obviously is believable. Without a micro phone, though, Britt springsteam wouldnot have gained the fame he did. But the instrument used should never bemistaken for the one using. Such is the case with an in any instrumentor tool. A Beautiful Home should not have listened admiration for the blueprints orthe nail gun that was used to build it. Rather, admiration should bedirected at the architect of the home or the contractor who did the work.So, pastor, that's obvious. Such...

...statements don't even need to be made. Oh really, have you thought through the logic conclusion that the instrument youshould never be mistaken for the one using it? Job made such a mistakeand he received a lecture for fearing storms rather than the one who allows thestorms. Nugget of wisdom that we would all do well to learn. We'rein job chapter thirty five through thirty seven now. Our last study we wereintroduced to La Hue. So you have job, La Faz is, otherends, Buil Dad so far, and then Ella, who shows a manof God who confronts job, the man of God, or even the mostrighteous on the face of the earth, still a sinner and sometimes needed confrontation, and Ella, who provided it.

And he confronts job's friends as well. Now Ella, who is back talking to Joe. Notice verse thirty five, versus six through fourteen. I'll read those. If you see in.How does that affect God, even if you see him again and again?What effect does that have on God. If you are good, is thatsome great gift to God? What could you possibly give to God? No, your sins affect only people like yourself, and your good deeds also effect onlyhumans. People cry out when they are oppressed, they groan beneath thepower of the mighty, yet they don't ask where is God, my creator, the one who gives songs in the night? Where is the one whomakes us smarter than the animals and wiser...

...than the birds? Of this God? And when they cry out, God doesn't answer because of their pride.But it is wrong to say God doesn't listen, to say the Almighty isn'tconcerned or doesn't care. You say you can't see him, but he willbring justice. Just wait again in chapter thirty seven, versus two, threefour. Listen closely to the thunder of his voice and the rumbling that goesout from his mouth. Under the whole heaven. He lets it loose andhis lightning to the ends of the Earth. After it. A voice roars,he thunders with majestic voice. He does not restrain the lightnings when hisvoice is heard. Hella who comes to job and he says Joe. Noamount of good words benefit God. So...

...you're good. You give your moneyto feed the poor, you take care of others, you give of yourself, you're constantly giving. That doesn't mean of God. He needs none ofthat. He gains nothing by our goodness. I'll say that again. God gainsnothing by argues. All those good deeds you do, all those nicethings, they'll neighborly you are, how good you are, what a greatperson you are. You've not benefitted God one. I though. I giveall my possessions to the poor. I have added nothing to God. Youand I have no leverage with God. And although our sins do affect society. In fact, thirty five eight joke...

...said that your sins affect other humans. Our sins do effect society. When we do something wrong, it affectsothers. Nevertheless, our sin does not calls any worry with God. Heis above our righteousness and he's above our sinfulness. God is in need ofnothing. We do not add to God by being righteous. We do notsubtract from God by being saiful. God owes us nothing for our goodness.And yet our seein demands his righteous judgment. Hell, who continues on hearing everythingthat job is said and he continues home, saying pitching a fit toget God's attention doesn't do anything either. Ever done that job? Is doingthat, shaking his fist to God, crying out to God. God,would you just listen to me, God?...

Can I get your attention? God? You're like this, same things that were accusatory to get God's attention. Having a pity party, pitching a fit and Ella who says that doesn'thelp. It's not as if God doesn't seem. A pity party does notmake God more aware of our situation. He's aware, he knows, hesees what's happening in our lives. Throwing a pity party does it make himmore aware of Ella who's advice? God knows, God sees. God owesyou nothing, but God does care for you. What great advice? Godknows, God sees, he owes you nothing, but he does care.And yet his acting on your behalf is...

...not hurried by your manipulation. Joe, you think by getting God's attention and manipulating God that all of a suddenGod says, Oh okay, well, let me hurry up. No,no, God's not hurry by man manipulation. In fact, he says the correctresponse. Joe, wait on the Lord or thirty five, verse fourteen. Wait on the Lord. Reminder of eyes they have forty, thirty one. They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mountup with wings like Eagles, they shall run and not be weary, theyshall walk in everything. Wait on the Lord. You're in the midst ofthe trial, pitching a fifth getting as attention. That doesn't help. Well, what's the solution? Wait, have faith and wait. He'll show up. He'll be there right on time, the way you always is. However, what is most pressing about all who's inquiry is that Joe gave more concernto his trial then he gave to God.

He was more in all of hispersonal storm, Chapter Thirty seven, verses one through fourteen. That chaptersone through four. Chapter thirty seven, verses one through four. He wasmore in all of his personal store and he was of God. How sadand yet so true. In our lives as well, the thunders and lightningsof our storm often received more reverence in the one who is in control ofthose thunderings and niness. We attempted to speak more about the power of thestorm in our lives than the power of God. When we have trials,the temptation is to be consumed by the trials, to speak of the tornadothat's wrecking our lives. We share those tornadoes, so storms, those trials, with everyone. We speak about how...

...terrible and fierce the storm is.We gain attention from men as we trod on about the intensity of the storm. All the while the creator of all, the one who brings or allows thethundering and lightning, receives only a passing acknowledgement that he still God,the one who has the power to stop keenny storm with one word, isovershadowed by the storm. No wonder, Jesus told the disciples in the boat, oh ye of little faith, they were more impressed with the storm thanthey were with Jesus. They were more focused on the storm than they wereon Jesus. The storm received more attention than Jesus, and that was wrong. So what, Ella, who is...

...telling Jove? You're giving more attentionto your trials than you're giving to God, and that's wrong. May God forgiveus for giving more attention to creation than the creator. May God giveus forgive us for not remain remaining in all of him. May Our stormsbe simple reminders of the one above the storm. May We speak of thepower and might of God rather than the destructive force of the storms. MayWe be more unsettled by the presence of God and by the presence of stormsor trials. In so doing, we will never make the error of sayingGod, what can you do for me? Rather, we will say, asElihu was trying to get jove to...

...understand, here am I send me. That's what happens with trials. When we focus on trials, will sayGod, what can you do from me? But when we focus on God,do matter the trials in our lives, will say God, here am Isend me. What do you want me to what a powerful lesson forall of us. Want to encourage you as trials come into your life andwe're making our way through this book of Joba, a book about trials.I want to encourage you when trials come into your life, don't focus ontrials. It's hard enough to we're tempted to focus on God. Well,we conclude our study through the book of Job Tomorrow and encourage you to reachafter thirty eight through forty two. A powerful lesson we'll see tomorrow, butlet me closes and, Father Again, we thank you for this incredible bookof Job, and now you're teaching us.

Lord, thank you for reminding ustoday to be focused on you. We're so tempted to be in allof the trials and storms that come in our life rather than you. I'msuch is wrong. Help us to be at all of you, so atthese trials just receive a mating glimps present. Thank you for this, Rachel Jesus. Thank you again for being with.

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