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Read Your Bible Devotional
Read Your Bible Devotional

Episode 60 · 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. Does God have Stockholm Syndrome? That's an interesting question, is it? Before answering that question, let's kind of walk through what Stockholm Syndrome is. It's a psychological condition whereby hostages develop or have positive feelings sentiments care for their chapters. During hostage situations, hostages may...

...develop some emotional attachment through the captors because of the high emotions and intimate set. Perhaps they see a human side to their captors. Whatever the case, stop Stockholm Syndrome is an almost irrational defense of those who capture hostages by the captives themselves. And now back to the question of whether God, as Stockholm said. No, it's easy quick answer. However, we can state that, much like those with Stockholm Syndrome, God returns the pain and hurt that...

...others give to him with loving sentiments and care. While you and I are God through our Sein, infidelity and actions, God returns such hostility with love, something we're going to see in our text today. We now start into the book of Deuterono. Another book, Deutero to no most law, the second giving of the law. Another book written by Moses Realm Fourteen hundred BC, about the time when Israel war was to embark upon walking into the promised land. Deuteronomy can be divided up into three sections. The First Section,...

...chapters one through four, deals with God's faithfulness. It opens with Israel Poise to enter into the promised land, but a new generation needed instructions from God. Thus a second giving of the law. This new generation needed to hear. So Moses reminded of people of God's promises to Abraham and Israel's fat faith failure at Kendess Barnia. Then Moses recounted God's as faithfulness during the wilderness wanderings and Israel sins. Finally, in chapters one through four, Moses issues a call for the people to obey. The Second Section is chapters five through chapter twenty six. Verse Fifteen begins with God's Present Commandments. was now ready to...

...state God's law. The second time, he began with moral laws and then repeated the ten commandments which had been given forty years or mount side. He didn't summed up Israel's required obligation to God and the Great Shema, Jesus, called this great commandment the greatest commandment of all. Hero Israel, the Lord, our God, the Lord is one love, the Lord your God, all your heart, all your soul and all your strength. These commandments I give you today and there to be upon your hearts. Moses also continue to remind the people of the need to utterly destroy the wicked Canaanites in the land so they would not cause Israel to sin. Israel would be God's instrument of...

...judgment for seeing. The final section, chapters twenty six, Verse Fifteen through Chapter Thirty Four, deals with God's prophetic promises. The people needed to ratify the Covenant and agreed to be bound by its terms and enjoy its privileges and Belgians, the people to whared their agreement to God by saying Amen. You ever been in a church and hurt someone say Amen, it just means let it be so. So when Moses gave this the people said, let it be so. Amen. Moses gave his farewell, which he told the people about. God told them to follow Joshua bore witness to their bow and any blessing. The reading for today was Deuteronomy's chapters one through three, but I...

...want to focus on chapter two, versus one through seven. Then we turn back and set out towards the Wilderness, along the route to the Red Sea, as the Lord and directed. For a long time, we made our way around the heilled country. This year, then, the Lord said to me, you've made your way around this helled country long enough. Now Turn Nora. Give the people these orders. You are about to pass through the territory of your relatives, the descendants of Esau live and see are they will be afraid of you, but be very careful. Do not provoke them to war, for I will not give you any of their land, not even enough to put your foot on. I have given Esaul the healed country is here as his own. You are to pay them in silver for the food you eat and the water you doing. The Lord, your God has blessed you in all the work of your hands. He has watched over your journey...

...through this willderness. These forty years, the Lord your God has been with you and you've not lacked anything. That interesting. They're about to go on to the Promised Land, and God says these forty years, as you he didn't say the but scripture tells us. These forty years, as you've rebeiled, mocked God, pursuit false gods, cried out against God, God has provided for you and you have lacked nothing. During the wanderings, children of Israel always complain and complain and complain, rebel and see. They chose to...

...not enter the blessing of the promised land. They refused to obey God, and yet his mercy was unfailing. At a time when his children refused to believe him, refused to experience him here on Earth, He was still merciful and Gracious. He was still with them to the point that they lacked nothing. Daily, God continued to provide for them. God continued to protect him when they ran after the gods of this world. He discipline them, but he's still provided for them. You still protected them when they're seeing kept them...

...from the promised land. God took care of them anyway. What an amazing God. You know it's his nature to be gracious and mercy. Art of Who God is to be merciful and Gracious. He cannot do otherwise. And yet it is still amazing and in the midst of my unfaithfulness, the midst of my pursuing other Gods, God remains faith God provides, God protects, that God would be gracious to us even after we have rebelled is truly amazing grace, that God would be merciful after we refuse to believe. We truly...

...served an amazing God's mercy and gracious or beyond our comprehension. No wonder the title of the hum the words of such it's amazing grace. How sweet the sin. That's so true. When you've been unfaithful, when I've been unfaithful, God has been gracious, amazing grace. Praise be unto God. What an amazing God. What amazing is wonderful. A lesson in the star of the book of Deuteroni. We make our way through this second giving of the...

...law. Are Reading For tomorrow we Deuteronomy's chapter four, chapters four through six. I encourage you to continue on through this, but let me pray for us as we close today father, we come to you right now in the name of Jesus. We thank you that we're now in the book of Deuteronomi, making our way through your word. Lord, I pray, and Jesus name as we do so, as we read chapters for through ix tomorrow, that you'll continue to speak to our hearts. Thank you for this amazing text today, a reminder with the children of Israel. For Forty Years, as they complain and rebel and sin, every day you provided for every day you took care of. Reminder of what you do for us, amazing grace and...

...make such grace push our hearts to live evermore. For the Jesus name, we amen. Thank you for joining us today. I'll look forward to see you.

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