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Read Your Bible Devotional
Read Your Bible Devotional

Episode 38 · 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 feed link on our website, www dot do berry baptist clarksbridgecom. I have with me today a drawing from Keelpton. I don't know if you can see it, but just a drawing that he had made for me 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 my children draw for me. I don't keep...

...everything that they've ever drawn, but some things that they make especially for me, some things that they make and say, Daddy, this is you, this is Jew preaching, this is my thoughts of you. I keep those. Now, quite frankly, I could sell this and probably wouldn't bring a dollar, and yet it's priceless to me. Today I want to talk about true art. True Art. We like to look at art and say, Oh, that's that's beautiful, that's amazing, that's incredible. But you know what, I found that art ought to 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 draw even as good as he does today, but at that age that was his best and he took time to draw it and he took time to put daddy on there and he took time to let daddy know what this was and it was 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 chapter thirty five through thirty seven. To Day, I want to read from chapter thirty five, versus one through ten. Then Moses assembled all the congregation of the sons of Israel and he said to them, these are the things that the 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, of complete rest to the Lord. Whoever does any work on it shall be put to 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 visual thing. This is a thing which the Lord has commanded, saying take from among 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, died red porpoa skins, a case shill wood, oil for lighting and spices for the anointing all and for the Fragrant Incense and onyx stones and setting stones for the e Fod and for the breast peace. Let every skillful man among you come and made what the Lord has commanded.

How has God gifted you? What are your gifts that God has given? How you use his gifts to build something 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 them with to work in concert with God, empowering them even more to build something great 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 and for their God. Later, Solomon...

...would employ similar artisans, whose natural giftedness 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 with Temple of God. Our lives have become the dwelling of God through the work of 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, he created us with certain talents and abilities. He didn't give us the talents of someone else. A lot of times will look at someone else and say, you know, I wish I had their talents, I wish I could do what they do as a pastor. Often Times I got I wish I had that voice, I wish I had that ability. You too, we look at people who are excellent wood working and we say, I wish I could do that. God's created within each of US talents and the talents he gave us 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 talents in the womb, when they gave those...

...talents to God to do something great for God, God empowered those talents even more to make what they were making even greater. Thus, as they built that temple, the Tabernacle, a beautiful work of art for God, God bless it expanded it. So too with you and I, as we build God's Temple. Our lives should be works of art for God, should be testimonies of God. You know my life. It's not on the front page of any Christian magazine. The things that God's doing in me and through me. They don't get a thousand, tenzero likes 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 may not 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 my best to God, if I'm working to for him, if I'm setting my sights on him to glorify him and honor him, may not look like much to the world, but it's priceless to the only one that matters, just as my son's areart's priceless to me. Even so, my my life is a work of art to God. Like you, try to do my best and at times I admit that what I...

...create and do is it quite as beautiful as what others do, but it doesn't matter. It's my best and it's beautiful to the only one that matters. It's a priceless work of art to the true judge of art. As we, with a pure heart, devote ourselves to God, we make things beautiful for him, and thus this work of art and your work of art are kept near to the heart of God. 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 to make 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 you this day. But the gifts and talents he's given you make your life even more beautiful. That Temple of God. Polish it up even today, make it more beautiful to the one who created you. What a great lesson here in the book of Exodus. Well, tomorrow we'll be finishing the book of Exodus. Will be in exodus chapters thirty eight through forty, and we'll move from exodus into Leviticus. So quick how we're going through this, but no 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. Thank you, father, that the talents you gave us are not the talent you gave others. Father, so many times...

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

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