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Read Your Bible Devotional
Read Your Bible Devotional

Episode 61 · 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. Have with me today a token from my honeymoon. It's Walmart bag. April I spend our honeymoon at Walmart. No, we didn't. I know you're thinking, what in the world we didn't? I mean such as crazy. Who would ever Associate Walmart with any moon? And Yeah, before we dismiss it too quickly, let me...

...share with you something that did April and I on one of our anniversaries. I didn't have the money to take her on a shopping sphere. She loves shop, loves and the beach. So I gave her choice, sweetie, we can spend three days at the beach or we can spend three days and area that's got a lot of shops and let you just use the money. We would have been at the beach for shops. You know what she chose a shopping spree. I was thinking, surely she's going to choose the beach because she loves the beach. This was before we had children. She chose a shopping spree. Now we've got children now and maybe they're will come a day when we can do both. We can do a shopping spree at the beach. But you're sitting there thinking, at least those of you who know me. You say, Brad, you don't even like to shop. This...

...was an anniversary trip. Did you have any phone? I had a blast. I had amazing but because, although I don't like shopping, it's all I love. God. God, what can I do for you today? It's a totally different mindset. In fact, Jesus would say this. Come unto me, all you that Labor and are heavy late, all of you who've got this list of things to do in order to be right with God. Well, I've got to read my Bible, I've got to pray, I've got a witness, I got to go to church, check, read the Bible, check, pray, check, witness, check. went to church, check, and it's burden all. I forgot my Bible Today,...

...oh my goodness. And it's a bird, and Jesus said this. All of you who are trying to get right with God by this little checklist. Oh, I'm a good little Christian. Now, check, check, check, and it's become a labor for you. It's become difficult, it's become hard, all you who are laboring. Jesus said it's come. Spend some time with me. I'll give you rest. You see, that's what God was teaching here, tying the ten commandments with loving the Lord, your God, with all your heart. So in mine. It's that relationship with God causes us to want to do the ten commandments that other wives we wouldn't want to do, that other wives would become a burden, that otherwives would become...

...a checklist. Now shopping isn't so painful because it's not about shopping, it's about being with the one we love, which is exactly what God was teaching the children here. Our good works on their own binds US and slaves us to a Labor that leads us down a path towards hell. But a loving relationship with God is that saving path to heaven, and because of that we obey, because we love we love him and it's a joy to obey. It's a joy in that relationship with him to do what he desires us to do. What a wonderful lesson. Thus we close asking this question. Do...

...we love God? Yes, pastor I love him? Okay, so then you spend time with you. See, I could say I love April all the time, but if I don't spend time with her, it's just more like empty words. It's a relationship. And if I love him and if I spend time with you, then do I obey? Yes, because I love him, because I spend time. What a beautiful picture here in the passages of the Old Testament, reminding us that the ten commanders, the obedience to God's word, is tied to a relationship, a loving relationship. Or we love the Lord, our God, with all of our heart, soul, strength in mine. What a wonderful, wonderful passage. Well, our...

...reading for tomorrow is due to Ottomy, chapters seventh through nine, as we're making our way through this last book of the Pentitude, the last book written by Moses. But I want to close us in prayer to day. Father, we thank you again for these wonderful lessons what you're teaching us. Lord, thank you that all of these laws and regulations in scripture that they're tied to loving you and that if we don't love you and have a relationship with you, it's just a bird, it's just labor, it's just words. But when we have that relationship with you, becomes enjoyable, not because of the commands, because of you, because we're spending time with you. Thank...

...you for this truth, may we ever experience in Jesus name. Amen. Thank you for joining us today.

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