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Read Your Bible Devotional
Read Your Bible Devotional

Episode 56 · 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, www dot do very baptist clarksbridgecom. Well, I have with me a bottle. It reminds me of a tear bottle. What's a tear bat? Well, they wouldn't have been this large. Fact, they would have been about the size of top of his bottle here. I don't have one. I'm sure you could give one the Amazon, at least the replica. I don't have one here. But in the day of David and even before,...

...individuals would let their tears drop into a bar and then they would put the top on it to keep their tears. That day we would even reflect on God storing he his tears and God's bottle. maybody interesting passage today regarding Moses and called me to think about as I read the passage, what if we could give tears a voice? What would tears say if tears could speak? What would they share? If the tears which flowed in your eyes this year could be given a voice, what would they communicate with the tears that you've shared this year, the tears of joy? Would they be tears of pain?...

Perhaps the tears you shed this year might be some of joy and pain. If you could place all your thoughts, that you were happy when those tears strained down your face, what would be the sum of those thoughts? Could you feel a book? Is there a book large enough to contain all those thoughts were in that small tear? Would that not be amazing? Of such thoughts were stored in the tear, that no be amazing. If tears were given a voice, and perhaps they are. As David Says, God stores his tears in a bottle. These bottles were, as I said, utilize to store these tears that came down the face, usually during times of morning, and history reveals that that practice of using tear bottles were still practiced...

...at the time of Christ. David would speak of such saying you yourself have recorded my misery putting my tears in your bottle. Perhaps in a way God records our faults, our emotions, our feelings on those very emotional events wherein we shed tears. Such thoughts motions are numerous, buried and voluminous, and yet perhaps they can still be contained in one tear which, if given a voice, would speak volumes. As Moses looked at the promised land, which he would never enter, I imagine some tears stridden down its face. But perhaps, like many of us, the complexities of the situation didn't call simply...

...for tears of sorrow. Perhaps there were tears of sorrow and joy. Perhaps there were tears whose composition is very image are reading for the day is numbers twenty five through twenty seven. We see where, as a result of Baalim, MOAB SEDUCES Israel. The country of Moab and their God seduces Israel through the marrying of the mobile women. There's a senses to be taken. Joseph, I mean Joshua, is now to be the next leader as Moses gets to see the promised land. Moses is about to die. He asked for God to see the Promised Land, and God grant seeing that wish. Factor. Reading for the day is numbers twenty seven, verses twelve through fourteen.

I want to read that to you then the Lord said to Moses, go up this mountain and the bear of range and see the land I've given the Israelites. After you've seen it, you two will be gathered to your people, as your brother Aaron was, with the community reveled at the waters in the desert of the INN. Both of you destroyed my command of honor. Me Is Holy. Before their eyes these were the waters of Marimakadesh in the desert of Zin. I'm often imagined what went through Moses is mine as he looked at the promised land. It had to be extremely emotional. There had to be tears that flow down. The sign was inevitably a reminder of what could have been, how he could have led the children into that very land...

...had he not seen there was remorse, obviously, as he saw the beauty of the land. I feel certain that tears flow, but perhaps not just of sorrow. Perhaps there were tears of joy as well. Humans are complex beings, as you know, but we're very similar. Put Yourself in Moses's place. Perhaps Moses saw the labor of his entire life lying before him. Perhaps he replyed on God's Providence, how God took care of him when he was born how it was brought up as a prince in Egypt, how he then left Egypt into the wilderness, running away from his past, how,...

...for those forty years, God developed him and oldering. Perhaps he thought about the burning Bush when God said, Moses, I'm picking you. Perhaps he reflected on the place that God brought perhaps he reflected on God opening the Red Sea and then walking on dry ground. Perhaps he reflected on all the children of Israel, their lack of faith, and yet how Joshua and Calea, in the next generation, had grown. Perhaps he reflected on both their disobedience and their obedience. Perhaps he recalled the bondage they real when they started this journey. Perhaps he teered up at the remembrance of their slavery, and yet...

...how God freedom. Perhaps he recalled the forty years of wandering around as a result of lack of faith. Perhaps a spiritual immaturity of the children was brought to mind. Perhaps there were the accumulation of the whole which is probably more active. He probably reflected on all of it. Such momendous emotional of them would have brought numerous and various thoughts and feelings, such as human nature. Moses probably remembered their bodage, their immaturity, but he also probably remembered their growth, their faith in God. Now he was vieuty, the result of a lifetime of ministry standing before his eyes. Sure there must have been reread...

...and yet there must have enjoyed seeing what the children of Israel were about to experience. Moses's emotions could very well be a glimpse of our emotions when we see the results of our lives. Regret for seeing it, enjoy when we see some of the results of our ministries. What will you see the day that you stand on the edge of eternity? What will I see on the day that I stand on the edge of walking in to eternity? What impact on others will we reflect on? What will be our emotions when we see the ones who were saved because of our obedience to God, when we see the ones who grew in their faith because of our witness of our God,...

...when we see the best work of God utilizing our meager little gifts that we had to offer? One day, you and I will stand on the edge of eternity. We may glimpse our lives and their impact will tears wow. What will look? I don't know about you, but I know I've got some more work to do. I've got some more lives to invest him. I've got some more people to tell about Jesus. I've got some more people to lead to faith, to walk in faith, to grow with their faith. Because I don't want tears of regret, I won't tears of joy. I thank you do as well well our reading for tomorrow. It's numbers twenty eight through thirty. Thank you for joining us again today, but I want...

...to pray before we go. Father, we thank you again for your amazing grace that saved us. And, Lord, thank you for this reminder of Moses as he looked out and saw the promised land, a reminder of a life of ministry and father, we too have lives of ministry. Lord, when we stand on the edge of eternity, about to walk into glory and we look back in our lives, may we have tears of joy. I'm certain there's going to be regret, but I want my tears of joy to overpower my tears of our Lord. With that in mind, to invest in others. Even this day, Jesus name, WE AMEN.

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