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Read Your Bible Devotional
Read Your Bible Devotional

Episode 49 · 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 bery baptist clarksbridgecom. You ever been a member of a club? I have with me here a triple a membership card. I'm a member of Triple Lady Club. But yeah, we've all been members of clubs and groups to which we belong. At todds we've been given opportunities to be part of very exclusive clubs memberships. Even from Grade School. We've had...

...opportunities to be a part of this group or this club, and that will continue even until the point of death. But why that? It's a gang of friends with exclusive rules, a football team with strict requirements, a community board with expectations, golfing clubs with certain rules. We've all had opportunities to join groups distinguished from the populace as a whole. But with such associations come obligations. I've always admired coach Nick Sabin as a football coach, and I'm only speaking of his coaching abilities as, honestly, that's all I'm vaguely familiar with. But Wal coins are always welcome to try out. But if you...

...get the opportunity to play for Nick Saving, Your Life will change. As a coach of Alabama and as such, is a coach of their football team. As such, if you play for him, your schedule is his, your eating habits are he is. Your exercise habits are his. Is Your Life in a real sence, is his. However, you have the privilege of being a part of something amazing. While the road is hard, the destination of conference and at times national champions is well worthy. There's another exclusive there is another club which is also exclusive, and yet it's open for any...

...person to joy. There are expectations. Your Life is no longer yours, but in reality, the rewards are actually true. Out of this world. We're in the book of numbers and are Reading for today is numbers four, chapters four through six, and we cover the LEEVITES and the clans of the Levites. Chapter five covers of tests of unfaithful wives. Chapter six covers the Nazarites, I'm going to read from chapter six, verses one through twelve again. The Lord spoke to Moses, saying speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, when a man or woman makes a special bat the val of a Nazarite, to dedicate himself to the Lord, he shall abstain from wine and strong drink. He shall drink it no vinegar, whether made from...

...wine or strong drink, nor shall I drink any gray juice, nor eat fresher dried grapes. All the days of his separation he shall not eat anything that is a produced by the great bye, from the seeds even to the skin. All the days of his vow of separation, no razor shall pass over his head. He's he'll be holy until the days are fulfilled for which he separated himself to the Lord. He show had the locks of his hair on his head grow long. All the days of his separations to the Lord, he shall not go near to a dad. Person should not make himself unclean for his father or for his mother, for his brother or for a sister when they die, because his separation to God is on his head. All the days of his separation he is holy to the Lord. But if...

...it die, a man dies very suddenly decided, and he defiles his dedicated head of hair, then he shall shave his head on the day when he becomes when he becomes clean, he shall shave it on the Sabbath Day. Then on the a day he brings to turn doves to young prince, pigeons to the priest to the doorway of the ten of meeting, the priest shall offer one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offer and make a tone for him concerning his sin because of the dead person. And that same day he shall consecrate his head and she'll dedicate to the lord his days as a Naturale and she'll make a bring a mail lamb a year old for a guilt offering, but the former days will be boy because his separation was to file. Here is the classic passage for the NAZARETIC value. The NAZARITES...

...were an exclusive club and there were requirements to join such a glow, but they were also very clearly a model for what a Christian should be. It's interesting to note that verses wanted to make it clear that this was a voluntary value that anyone could make. No one was required to be a Nazarit. No one was required to take the Nazaretic Vale. This was about that. If you wanted to take and it was open to anyone, you could take that. Now it was voluntary. By the way, becoming a Christian is a vow as will. No one makes you do it. It's voluntary,...

...but it's a vowe. It's a commitment, and yet it is for life and it's very serious. You become a part of God's exclusive club that's open to anyone. Even walk offs could come and be a part of God's love. But once you make that vow, your life is is. The Nazareth had to abstain for the worldly pleasures, avoiding even the appearance of evil, of straining, of saving from wine, strong drink and even green juice. This implies, with its application to the Christian, that when we get saved, weird different we're to abstain even from the appearance of evil, of staining from questioning sinful pleasures. In fact, according to the New Testament, upon...

...salvation our bodies become the very temple of God himself and as such, keeping them pure requires the exact same detail that the coothides would give the items of the Old Testament temple in numbers, Chapter Four. Our lives must remain untainted from the dirt of the sinful pleasures of this world. The second identifying trade of the Nazarite was an outward symbol of their value. If the first trait had to do with the purity and moral cleanness of staining from sin, the second had to do with an outward sign of that vowel. So to with the Christian. What was that outward side? Their hair growing long, so too with the Christian. What? We should be pure and abstain from evil,...

...even the appearance of evil. We are to have a sign that we've been saved. Thus baptism, an outward side of the inward change of our inward purity. Finally, the Nazarites were to avoid death. This too, like the first trade, had to do with purity and cleans and wasn't just the avoidance of the appearance of evil in a life which was different from those around them. It was the avoidance of seeing period. We're to avoid seeing, we're to avoid seeing inwardly, we're to avoid seeing outwardly. With regard to the Nazarait, what if someone next to them die or what if they touched the person that died? In other words, if we carry this analogy forward, what should we do when we see it? Versus N through twelve?...

Tell us we must start anew, even if it was unintentional. Not that we must take a bowl again. You'll have to take the nazarite bow. Yet just had to start me. They did shave their head again, but that shaving of the head symbolized a new start. They didn't take another mas right vow, they just symbolized a new star. We repent. We aren't saved again. We don't take the vowel again, we just repent. We start a new we start afresh. We do turn away from our sin and turn back to God, starting afresh in that area of our life. Our repentance, if you will, symbolic of the shaving of the head here is made affective because of the Antony sacrifice in the text. Here, the...

...sin and burner off it. But in our lives our repentance is made effective by the offering of Jesus Christ, and then the oldest God remembered no more. What a great salvation. We don't take a vowl again. When we see it, we're living for Jesus, we're staining from sin, we're following Christ. And then we struggle, we fail, we sin and we repent. We don't get saved again, but in them repentance, that sin is gone, removed, for gotten. As far as the least is from the West. Let's go. What a beautiful picture of our great salvation. We are part of the greatest club in all the universe, the club with some...

...dutiful requirements, but a club that is ever forgiving. With you starts dating and e Turner Club, the most exclusive club, the most amazing club, and it's author is the author and finisher of our faith. Thank God for our salvation, thank God for His forgiveness and thank God for second chances and third chances and fourth chances and filth chances. What a great God, what a Great Club when we join God's Club. Well, are reading for tomorrow is number seven through ten. I do want you to keep in mind this...

Naz right vow once we get into the book of judges, because we're going to see the young man by the name of Samson takes this vow and he ends up breaking it in all three respects, but he repents. God allows him to do something great at the end of his life, but what a great, great, great pointing to who we are in Christ. Let's pray and I'll close us in prayer. Father, thank you so much again for your word. Thank you for the reminder through the Nazarite Valley that voluntary club that they could join, pointing to the Christian and then we two are to abstain from the appearance of evil weird who are to abstain from seeing inwardly and outwardly, we too have an outward symbol of our inward salvation. And father, we too, even if we see an unintentionally, even as a Nazarite,...

...someone would fall beside them and they would touch them unintentionally. Even if we see an unintentionally, you give us new stars. Even if we see in intentionally, you forgive us. Lord, thank you for these truths and thank you for the fresh starts to give us as we repent of our sins and come back to you. I pray, father, for anyone hearing this today, there's any seeing that you've just spoken to them about, that they'll repent. Just as a Nazarite got a view and fresh start. This Day would be a view and fresh start for them we pray this in Jesus name Amen. Thank you again for joining us.

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