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Read Your Bible Devotional
Read Your Bible Devotional

Episode 38 · 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 berry baptistclarksbridgecom. I have with me today a drawing from Keelpton. I don't knowif you can see it, but just a drawing that he had made forme and just a reminder. He made this probably when he was three four, of daddy preaching. Now I don't keep all of the things that mychildren draw for me. I don't keep...

...everything that they've ever drawn, butsome things that they make especially for me, some things that they make and say, Daddy, this is you, this is Jew preaching, this ismy thoughts of you. I keep those. Now, quite frankly, I couldsell this and probably wouldn't bring a dollar, and yet it's priceless tome. Today I want to talk about true art. True Art. Welike to look at art and say, Oh, that's that's beautiful, that'samazing, that's incredible. But you know what, I found that art oughtto be judged by what a person can do and what a person does.Little calcol when he was three or forty...

...years old, he certainly couldn't draweven as good as he does today, but at that age that was hisbest and he took time to draw it and he took time to put daddyon there and he took time to let daddy know what this was and itwas his best and that's why, even though it wouldn't bring a dollar,it's priceless to me. A great lesson we see in the book of Exodus. We're making our way through the book of Exodus, where in exodus chapterthirty five through thirty seven. To Day, I want to read from chapter thirtyfive, versus one through ten. Then Moses assembled all the congregation ofthe sons of Israel and he said to them, these are the things thatthe Lord has commanded you to do. For six days were may be done, but on the seventh you should have...

...a holy day of Sabbath, ofcomplete rest to the Lord. Whoever does any work on it shall be putto death. You shall not kindle a fire in any of your dwellings.On the Sabbath Day, Moses spoke to all the congregation of the Sun's visualthing. This is a thing which the Lord has commanded, saying take fromamong you a contribution to the Lord. Whoever is of a willing heart,let him bring it as the Lord's contribution. Gold, silver, bronze, blue, purple, scarleup material, fine linen, goats here Ramskins, diedred porpoa skins, a case shill wood, oil for lighting and spices for theanointing all and for the Fragrant Incense and onyx stones and setting stones forthe e Fod and for the breast peace. Let every skillful man among you comeand made what the Lord has commanded.

How has God gifted you? Whatare your gifts that God has given? How you use his gifts to buildsomething great with your life is pleasing to the only one that matters.The artisans ere in Exodus, chapter thirty five use the giftedness God endowed themwith to work in concert with God, empowering them even more to build somethinggreat for God. This tabernacle which they built, with all of its furnishing, was truly a genius work of art. They made something incredibly beautiful to andfor their God. Later, Solomon...

...would employ similar artisans, whose naturalgiftedness would be empowered by God, to build the temple. Those beautiful structures, the temple, in the Tabernacle were testimonies and, in a sense,offerings to God. Yet this artwork is what we also should be doing withTemple of God. Our lives have become the dwelling of God through the workof Jesus Christ and, as such, the lives we build through our talents, empowered by God, should be beautiful works of art. For our father. You were created by God and when...

...you and I were created, hecreated us with certain talents and abilities. He didn't give us the talents ofsomeone else. A lot of times will look at someone else and say,you know, I wish I had their talents, I wish I could dowhat they do as a pastor. Often Times I got I wish I hadthat voice, I wish I had that ability. You too, we lookat people who are excellent wood working and we say, I wish I coulddo that. God's created within each of US talents and the talents he gaveus are different then the talents he gave others. And for different purposes.And here's what we see in exodus. These individuals that God created with talentsin the womb, when they gave those...

...talents to God to do something greatfor God, God empowered those talents even more to make what they were makingeven greater. Thus, as they built that temple, the Tabernacle, abeautiful work of art for God, God bless it expanded it. So toowith you and I, as we build God's Temple. Our lives should beworks of art for God, should be testimonies of God. You know mylife. It's not on the front page of any Christian magazine. The thingsthat God's doing in me and through me. They don't get a thousand, tenzerolikes own facebook. The world may...

...never know it. In fact,what God's doing in my life and the art that I'm living for him maynot be much worth much to the world. They may look at it and say, yeah, that's that's not a lot. But if I'm giving mybest to God, if I'm working to for him, if I'm setting mysights on him to glorify him and honor him, may not look like muchto the world, but it's priceless to the only one that matters, justas my son's areart's priceless to me. Even so, my my life isa work of art to God. Like you, try to do my bestand at times I admit that what I...

...create and do is it quite asbeautiful as what others do, but it doesn't matter. It's my best andit's beautiful to the only one that matters. It's a priceless work of art tothe true judge of art. As we, with a pure heart,devote ourselves to God, we make things beautiful for him, and thus thiswork of art and your work of art are kept near to the heart ofGod. Our lives are a work of art. And, by the way, because they are such, I want to touch up some things today.I want to make it more beautiful for my God. Today I want tomake my life and how he's using me in the talents he's given me.I want to make it more beautiful for...

...my father, my heavenly father,my God. I know you do too. It's all I want to encourage youthis day. But the gifts and talents he's given you make your lifeeven more beautiful. That Temple of God. Polish it up even today, makeit more beautiful to the one who created you. What a great lessonhere in the book of Exodus. Well, tomorrow we'll be finishing the book ofExodus. Will be in exodus chapters thirty eight through forty, and we'llmove from exodus into Leviticus. So quick how we're going through this, butno god is using it. I want to pray for you before we go. Father, thank you so much for just what you're teaching us. Thankyou, father, that the talents you gave us are not the talent yougave others. Father, so many times...

...were tempted to compare our lives andour lives work with others. Forgive us, Lord, we're not working for theapplause of men. Lord, we just won't to honor and glorify youwith our lives. And so, father, we're that in mine. Help USrealize that, as we give our best, in pure heart to you, that our lives are beautiful works of morning. Were the only one thatloves. May We make of even more beautiful to day. For your orein Art Jesus name, we amen. Thank you for joining us and I'llsee you back here tomorrow.

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