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Read Your Bible Devotional
Read Your Bible Devotional

Episode 54 · 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 Clark's Bridgecom. Here you can have it. It's the key to my house. No, I'm not giving you the key to my house, although I have given it to some people. I've actually given a key to my house to certain individuals, and, by the way, that's no minor act. The key to my house is an open door to everything I own and imply that fully trust that individual. Further, ...

...it implies that my home is their all. They can come and go as they please. I'm aware they could if they wanted to steal snoop pride or, even worse, they could hurt me. They could hurt no, why? If they could hurt my children, however, they are in is the trust. I know they won't. That's why I give them the key to my house. Further, more important to me than any concern about her that they might bring is a concern for them, for there will be a desire that those to whom I give a key to my house, that they have a home, a place to come, a place to be fed, a place to be taken care of. God's did such for the children of...

Israel when he took them in as his children. He gave them the key to God, he gave them access to himself, and to behave as if they had no access, or to behave as if they weren't God's children, was a wicked sin deserving of dire consequences. As none other than Moses himself, who sadly realize we are God's we must imitate our father as dearly beloved children. Well, we're in numbers, chapters eighteen through twenty, and in this we see the priests and the lead Bodiles, we see God providing water from a rock, and in and we see Aaron's dead. But I want to focus on that passage of God providing water from a rock. Its numbers...

...chapter twenty, versus seven through twelve, and I'll read this for you. The Lord said to Moses, take the staff and you and your brother Aaron, gather the same way together, speak to the rock before their eyes and it will pour out water. You'll bring water out of the Rock for the community so they, in their livestock, can drink. So Moses took the staff from the Lord's presence, just as he commanded. He and are and together, the assembly together in front of the Rock, and Moses said to him, letsten you rebels much, we bring you water out of this rock. Then Moses raised his arm and struck the rock twice with his staff. Water gushed out. The community and their livestock drink. But the Lord said...

...to Moses, and there, because you did not trust me enough to honor me as hoy in the sign of the Israel, you will not bring this community into the land that I gave the children of Israel. Been Complaining Again and Oh, or rocks out here to die. Oh we don't have water, Oh, God doesn't own and only word. And yet these criers of Wolf had a real need this time. They honestly were dying of thirsty they needed water. There they and their livestocks, were livestock, were both in need. They needed the hand of God to save them from this dire situation, a very similar situation, by the way, which had occurred in ex to the seventeen. I hope you remember that in that passage God said,...

Moses, I'm going to stand in front of the Rock and I want you to struck me, and when you strike me, then water will come from the rock. So God stood in front of the Rock. Molta struck God and the Rock, thus symbolizing God as the Rock, and life giving water poured from the Rock and thus God saved. Is True that incidents appears to be a very clear portrayal of the sacrifice of God for man's salvage. Man's die, he's in need of a savior. God stands before man, strikes God and through God's death, Jesus Christ, He provides salvation, life giving...

...water. Seems to be a vivid portrait of the Gospel. God was struck and from such striking living waters provided salvation. Now, however, in numbers, got the rock again, we've got water is going to flow from the rock again, but God says, don't strike the Rock, speak to the rock. Apparently there was no need to strike the rock again, there was no need to strike God again. Rather just speak to God. Make no mistake, there's a spiritual lesson here one cannot rightly reflect on the same circumstances. Rock water coming out with different instructions by God. I'll stand before it,...

...strike it. Just speak to without reflecting on why is God saying such and doing such. Rather than striking the rock striking God, Mostes will simply to speak to it. If the rock symbolize God, in one case he stood before and that striking would a symbolized striking God. In another case its civilized God. And when you speak to it, then God wanted to remind Israel now that you are my children by the sacrifice so I made, striking the rock exodus seventeen. Just come and talk to me. I don't have to die again, you don't have to crucify me, and yet you don't have to share the blood of Christ in yet once you'd been saved by that blood, just come and speak when you're in dire situations. Apparently, if...

...we understand the rock to be symbolic of God, then God wanted to remind Israel now that you're my children. Just speak. The writer of Hebrews would stay once for all. Do not trample alm. He is blood. Hebrews. Ten, twenty nine, as Jesus would die once for all. Therefore, we need not trample on earth wood. It seems that Moses Sin of an holiness first well, but being unholy had to do with striking God again or, in the language of Hebrews, trampling under foot the blood of Christ. The reason that seems to be an implication is because this sin was so serious that the punishment was to exclude Moses from entering into the prophetsed land,...

...a punishment severe enough it could be equated with the punishment of the sin, and Hebrews named that. We've fallen into the fearful hands of the Living God. Hebrew stand thirty thirty one. We are he is, once we get saved, where he is. He is given us the key to himself, and to take such a gift as God's key, opening himself up to us, to take such a gift for grant, is to act as if we're not is to tramp wonder foot the blood of Jesus Christ. You and I have the key to God, because where his children. Thus use it today. Speak to him, talk to we're not ashamed of the Gospel Jesus Christ,...

...for it is the power of God and to salvation, to all who believe, to the Jew first, but also to the gentile. We're not ashamed of being a out of God. The world may see his home as a mirage, but to us, that key to heaven, that key to God himself, is a haven. For those of us who have entered and enjoyed its benefits. May We never forget or take for granted our access to God, and may we always tell others of our amazing home and our father. Know there's a lot of people need a key to the need a key to God. You and I have such a key. We can tell them...

...about God, we can share the goodness of God. So may Moksa may not believe, nevertheless, we ought to try and get as many to come with us. But once we become his child, don't ever take for granted what he did. Don't ever behave as if you're not his child. Don't never trample underfoot the blood of Jesus Christ, don't never strive God again. Just talk to just visit with you. Know what? Be Good for us to do that very thing right now, for we do. I want to remind you are reading for tomorrow. Is Worth going through the book of numbers. Can you we're almost through numbers. It's going so quickly. What a bring God tomorrow. Reading is numbers twenty one through twenty four. But let's use our key to heaven. Let's choose our access to God and talk to him even now. Father, we come to you right now the name of...

Jesus and we thank you for providing a way for us to be saved. Lord, we know that our cin nailed Jesus to the Cross. Our cm struck God, but he died once for all. He doesn't die over and over for our save the moment we get saved. We're your children and you warn us to behave like your children, not to trample underfoot the blood of Christ. May We always behave like your children. God, ordinary we expand your family. May We tell others of our heavenly home. May We share with others the key the Gospel gets them into. We bring this for your...

...warding usus. Thank you for being with us today. I'll see you tomorrow.

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