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Read Your Bible Devotional
Read Your Bible Devotional

Episode 35 · 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, wwwie do very baptist clarksbridgecom. Well, I was single. Obviously I did my own clothing. I grew up my mom raising US three boys. She taught us to do our laundry by ourselves, but I'll never forget one time when I was single doing my own laundry, trying to save some time, that I watched some things together that I probably shouldn't have. I was trying to save some time through everything and I knew that hot water would get ...

...stains out quicker than anything and I had a what shirt that I had that had stains on it, and so I threw this what shirt in the washing machine and I threw a rich shirt in there as well and I washed them stock them in that washing machine and as soon as they finished washing, high went to put them in the dry there and I noticed my white shirt was no longer white. It had become pink. A pink t shirt for a single man, not something that single man would be wearing around a lot, especially in the s. But yeah, I had that and I learned a very important lesson there, that there are times when you need to keep some things separate. So let's in that. God would be teaching the children of Israel here the Old Testament that there are times that we have to keep things...

...separate. We're to be separate. I'm going to be reading we're making our way through accidents where in chapters twenty five through twenty seven, I'm going to read Chapter Twenty seven. Versus nine through nineteen. You shall make the court of the tavernacle. All the south side there shall be hangings for the Court of five twisted curtains or linen one hundred cubits long for one side, and its pillars shall be twenty cubits with their twenty sockets of bronze, and the thoats of the pillars in their bands shall be of silver. Likewise, for the north side and length, there shall be hangings one hundred bits long and it's fillers twenty with twenty sockets of brins and the hopes of the billers and their bands silver, and for the width of the curtain on the west side she'll be hangs of fifty cubits with their tin fillers in their tin sockets.

The width of the court on the east side, fifty cubits and the hanging on one side of the gate fifteen cubits with three pillars and their three sockets. And for the other side shall be hangs of fifteen cubits with three pillars and three sockets. For the gate of the court should be a screen of twenty cubits, so blue and purple and scarlet material and fine twisted linen, the work cover weaver with their four pillars in their for sockets. All the pillars around the court shall be furnished with silver bands with their hooks of silver in their sockets of bronze. The length of the cord shall be one hundred Cubans at the WIB, fifty throughout, and the high five cubits of fine twisted linen and their sockets of bronze. All the utenses of the Tabernacle used, all of its service and all of its pegs and all of the pegs...

...of the court shall be a bronze. Well, if you read that and you go well, didn't that just bless you? What? What? What? Why did God include the is, I mean this it, and John Three Sixteen? That just inspires us. Why is he telling us about how long, how wide, how the length, the width of this tabernacle? Well, there's a lesson here. God's teaching that this Tabernacle, weird God's people would come to worship, was to have an outer curtain separating them from the outside world. Inside this Tabernacle, which is really interesting, there would be this location for the worship, the worship place itself. That would be...

...inside this outer Tabernacle Court. That would be this inner tabernacle place of worship. It is interesting to me that the height of the curtain outside the walls was five Cubans. But earlier than the book of backs this, the height of the Tabernacle itself, not the outer walls of the Tabernacle, but the tavernacle itself, where the worship would take place, is ten Cubans. In other words, the curtain around the outer walls of the DABERNACLE is seven and a half feet tall, but the Tamanacul itself, where the worship takes place is fifteen feet tall. Why? What's the purpose of that? It appears...

...that God was teaching his children that in order to have pure worship, they must separate themselves from the outside world. They were to be separate, separating themselves from the outside world. Thus, as they entered into the outer courtyard, where no unbeliever would be, no non Jew could come, they were to cease looking at the world around them. While they lived in the world, when they came into worship with God, they were to stop focusing on the world. The world and it's temptations were to be out of sight to the Jew who was coming to worship God. In other words, the Jew...

...was to separate himself from the outside world. He walks into this outer court and once he walks into the Outer Court, those curtains kept him from seeing the world. He was separate now from the world to worship God and purity and holiness. But why was the Tabernacle viewable to the outside world? Why was the holy place seen by the outside world? Why could the outside world look over the seven and a Half Foot curtains and see the holy place, which was fifteen feet it appears that the outer courts the curtains were there to...

...make it clear the outside world is off limits while you worship God. However, God still desired that the outside world people would be curious about Heim. It's human nature to want what we cannot have. I remember when now was it William and Mary, and there was a sign on the grass that said do not walk on the grass. Now it's walking down the sidewalk. At the time and not. Just be honest with you, I was never tempted to walk on the grass until I saw the side. But the moment I saw the side, I wanted to walk on the grass. That human nature to want what we cannot have. God knows that. That's that twisted nature within us and God uses that twisted nature to point to himself. He knows...

...the outside world, to the Jews, they couldn't come here, and yet he wanted them to see the temple, the place he'd will to say, Huh, I know I can't have that, but I want that, I want to see it, I want to know what's going on. This desire to have what we could not have. Such a side with the accompany you can't come in would have tempted the outsider's curiosity maybe I do want to become with you, maybe I do want to see what they have. Maybe I am tempted to look at that. Perhaps it was intentional. Perhaps it was God's way of tempting the outside world, if you will, to desire God,...

...or creating something. Another way to look at it, that would cause them to walt what they don't have, the God of Israel. Perhaps this was part of God's pursued of those who are lost. Perhaps it was God and the Hound of Heaven coming after those who weren't Jews. And so too with us. We are not of this world, but we are in this world. It's obvious that we are in this world. However, Jesus tells us that when we follow him, we are no longer of this world. John Seventeen Christian seemed to make two mistakes. When they live their lives, if they made mistakes, but in this round they seem to make two mistakes. Some look like, speak like and act like the world. You know...

...some Christians in your life and you watch the way they live and there's no difference between the way they live and the world. They sound like the world, they look like the world up they act like the world. There's really no difference. That's a mistake for Christians. There's to be a separateness. We're not to be like this world. We are to be separate. We are to be Holy Unto God. There's to be a separateness. But the other mistake Christians make is to remove himself so far from the world that they have no testimony. They have no friends to share Christ with. That are alls. They have no acquaintances, that are lost. They're almost like a monk in a monastery. They're soul removed from the world that there's no way they can reach the world. The two mistakes Christians may look like the world.

That's wrong. To remove yourself so that you have no influence to the world. That's wrong. Also here in the pages of Old Testament, here in Leviticus, by just the building of the Tybernacle, God is teaching us you come in to worship to him. You're to be holy. Secondly, there should be something in our lives that draws lost people to us. We are to be liked. Yes, we are to have a different world view and follow after Christ. However, we must have friendship hips with others who don't know Jesus, desiring that perhaps in our lives they might see something beautiful, they might see something that God is using to attract them, something desirable.

God no longer dwells in the art of the govern God no longer dwells in a wooden bucks, covered and good, in a tabernacle or in a temple. No, no, God dwells in you, God dwells in me. We are that light that's to attract people to you. I shall strive to keep the purity of the dwelling place of God, but also I shall strive to witness to others. I hope you will. I hope today you'll say I want to keep that purity of the dwelling place of God. However, I also want that dwelling place to be lifted up so that others can see it, so that others can see that light in me that I can...

...share the Gospel while keeping myself pure unto God. Put a great, great lesson from the pages of scripture. Well, our reading tomorrow is going to be Exodus, Chapter Twenty eight through thirty one. I want to encourage you to go ahead and read up on that. But let me close us in a word of prayer. Father Again, we thank you for these wonderful lessons you're teaching us as we make our way through the book of Exodus, seeing Moses, seeing you delivered them, seeing how you're taking them out of Egypt and moving them towards the promised land. And now today we see you giving them instructions on the Tabernacle and the building on which to worship you. Is Ay travel towards the promised land. We pray that you'll continue to teach us and help us to be holy, unto you, to be separate from the world but at the same time be alike, unto the world, having friendships...

...where others, who are all see us and say there's something different, there's something desirable. Use Us, God, to draw souls to you, even as you use the Tabernacle, the old test, to draw those who are not Jews to be curious about you. We pray this for Your glory and or in Jesus name, we amen. Thank you again for joining us today.

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