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Read Your Bible Devotional
Read Your Bible Devotional

Episode 33 · 1 year ago

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Read Your Bible Devotional with Pastor Brad Reynolds.

Hello and welcome to Reger 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,user found to download and listen to Pastur Brad Reynold's Paudio podcast.He can find a RSS feedling on our website, www dot, dewberry baptist Clarksbridgedotcom. This is Backman Lego. I don't know ifyou can see it, but it's a Lego Backman. I love the legal movie. I think thereason I like the legal moving is because, when I was growing up, they didn't have legal sets with allthese instructions they just Hade Legos and you' Gon by Legos and you'd, createwhatever you wanted. I mean you didn't...

...have to follow directions to create abackmobile or something of that nature. If you want e Rad about nobial, you didit in your mind, you put it together. Mak You an togree in Thareport, yougrate an an airport. If you orde Gra in the city, you Gra Te City, whatever wasin your mind, is what you created and that creative concept is pursued by thelego movie. If you've ever seen the lacal movie, italmost says let Ley Gos be used by children for what they were created for enjoyment. Don't constrain children to put ittogether, exactly how it' said in the directions: Letthem just enjoy their creativity. God too reminds his children that hiscreation is for our enjoyment, in fact,...

God's going to teach us in the pageshour in Exidus that when we make creation an ide rather than enjoying it as he created, then we cease enjoying it very much lit the legowitme you get sofocused on loafs instructions. You ceased enjoying it. Dod created hiscreation for enjoyment and when you and I start worshipingcreation rather than a creator, we will cease enjoying his creation andwhat he intended us to enjoy it for. Well, it's a wonderful Lenson in thebook of Exodus, in fact, we'rein accidis chapters, eighteen throughtwenty- and I want to read a passage out of chapter twenty versus twent, anfour and twenty five and deal with God's purpose for creation not toworship not to idolizeit, but rather is creations for enjoynnotice. Chapter O, twent, Yd, orse.

Twenty four, an altar of earth- youshall make for me and you shall sacrifice on it: Yourburnt offerings and your peace offerings your sheep and your ofs inevery place. where I record my name, I will come to you and I will bless andif you make me an altar of stone, you shall not build it of hun stuff. For if you use your tool onit, you have profaned it's an unusual command, my God, making ot don't use any tools to make it Letuljust be an altar of earth, an altar of stone, just palsolestones of make andalter he instructs the Isralifes to build an altar in order to offersacrifices, as he's beginning to teach them about substitutionary atonement. Where he's teaching them there has tobe an innocent. That is a substitute...

...that atones for your sins. Tthe onlyway to have a relationship with God. Something has to atone for your Sims.If you atone for it, you can't have a relationship with God: You're condemnedHal, your Dun Bree Ins. So the only way to have a relationship with God is fora substitute. That's innocent. Does an absence of their own a substitute to ato and e's going to start taching them this in the book of Exodus Throughsubstitutionary atonement? That would point ultimately to what Jesus would dopreparing the Israelites in the world. For that matter, to see Jesus'satonement as a substitute, perfect Jesus never said, did have to die for hissenc our sins. If we pay for it ourselves, we're separating from God,if someone else another human thangs...

...for it, it Hav to be a human withoutseeing the only human thin to be Witholsei is a man God, this, the man,God Jesus Christ, Subsituado. Well, he's teaching them this, but this firstaltar. Before we get to the Altara at the tabornacle and atthe tempe was abit unusual. The first one would be utilized before the towmer NACTORS T and in this first altar the building ofit God commands and makes it clear thatthe altar is to be made of clay and rocks and not shaded by human tools. Don't use a hammer, don't use a chisel,don't shape this altar. It's an interesting instruction! God wanted there to be. No confusion.This altar was gods. No Man can lay claim on this altar byhis partistry.

This alter is gods and, and such theAlger should neer be worsed, there's no artistry on there. Thatmakes it beautiful that withdrawus into some sort of worshipful experience. God didn't want them to confuse thisaltar, on which the sacrifices were to be sacrificed, an some sort of placethat they would worship as humans are tempted to do. God knewthe temptation of e new man and man's vanity would betempted, do worship what he can see, rather than that which is transcendd. Thus, God ibstructs man to make thealtar to not make the altar estrabatave. He doesn't want it to be something.That's just an extravagant beautiful artistic altar that man would betempted to come and see that an worshop...

...them. He wantset just to be a very simplealtar made out of rock and plan, so mans not tempted to worship creation, but the creator, it's as, if God, inthese very first instructions, is San. Don't wort your creation! Don't workyour possessions, don't worship pleasure, don't WORC your popular,don't! Worship, creative! I don't whether it be other humans, whether itbe possessions, don't worsh of creation. Creation was never into the DWORSEMAN.That's why those who worship creation, those who worship possessions they wantmore and more they're, never satisfied those who worship pleasure. They wantmore and more there never SESPI, because creation was not intended to beworshied and when we worshipin, we lose...

...the enjoyment of it. We're neversatisfied oer. The Creator should be worse. Man Still Temptin teworseof creation,rather than the creator, but God say creation is made for yourenjoyment, not for your worship, God, if o one to whom we ow worship andGod alone, the altof the Israelites would beamater did have beautiful horns on each corner of the ultars, but God knew thatsuch would never detract from the holy ofhoses and the presence of Gon.However, these initial walters, before the temple or Tavernapple, if, ifextravagantly made, could offer opportunities for man to create andworship idems carved into the altar rather thanworshipping God. How many times...

...have we seen peoples around the world,worshipping rocks or trees that have been carved by human ands? To look likesomething else, God neer ever wanted that to happen. Hewanted to make sure, don't you dare worship, Creaton, worship, the creator, the burden of man made religion, alwaysundertuts God's intended purpose, no worshp creation. Today. May We allowcreation to do what it was created to do? May We enjoy creation, Cano encourgeyou to do that, whether it's a rainy day for a Sunaday can you enjoy when God intended creation what Hecreated it for? Can you just go out and enjoy it? That's what that's why Icreated it, for your enjoyment go out and enjoy the beautiful day Godhas given...

...and then may we render to God what is only Ise, never worshiping creation, alwaysworshiping God. In fact, we can even worship him in creation. You could even go to a beach and thebeautiful creator and enjoy that creation that beach and in thatenjoyment of it, worship the creator. God thank you for making. Maybe atNoght you look up and you see the stars and you just enjoy it and then youWORSHIPP Igon, maybe walk out of your house and you feel the cool breeze andyou just enjoy it and your worship, God and God aone.What a great lesson again from these pages, Ind Exodus well tomorrow, we'llbe an exodist chapters, twenty one through twenty four. I encourage you togo ahead and read ahead. I'm going to...

...go ahead and pray for you today, Father.We thank you again for this amazing list teaching US never the worship, other humans, othercreated, beins pleasure, never to worship, possessions, things that havebeen created and we always enjoy things. Thank you. Againfr Jin Today.

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