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Read Your Bible Devotional
Read Your Bible Devotional

Episode 69 · 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 bery baptist clarksbridgecom. Just I just felt the hand of God touch. Did you see it? You ever heard someone say that the hand of God touch? The critic in US often wonders. Did it? We did it? Really, I didn't see is am. Did you see as am? Can you evidence he touched you? If God exists, why...

...has he not evidence his existence even more? Why does God not have an evidential appear to every generation, something that you can say, Oh, there's God, yes, he exists, I see. Why does God not just appear and speaking the clouds to every further for those of us who do believe in his existence, why does he not reveal more of the future to us? Why does he nodded explain things that are happening to us? If when you what was coming and why, and it would be a lot easier for...

...us to deal with. Who wouldn't want that for their children? Why is God silent? Why is God's presence and unseen? See? Yes, some of you listening will say God did appear. He appeared demand when Jesus came to Earth. But again, that too is a matter of faith. While there is an empty tune, while there are fulfilled prophecies, while miracles attest to his deity, they do not empirically evidence that he is God. And thus it is a matter of faith, as is our belief that God works...

...good things through bad, as is our trust in God for the future. We do not see, and therein is the secret. It is by faith. Just as I want my children to trust me when they don't see or understand, so too our heavenly father wants us to trust him when we don't see or understand. If you and I knew the future, then we would not need, nor would we possess faith, which, by the way, is the very essence of our salvation. God explains to his children in the Old Testament that salvation does not involve unrealistic task that only some people could perform.

No, God explains Salvation is near. Salvation is as near as your heart. It is as near as faith. Our Reading For the days Deuteronomy Twenty nine through thirty one, where there would be a covenant made for the new generation and they were instructed to choose life or death. In Joshua was appointed as the new leader. But I'm going to read from Deuteronomy Twenty nine and thirty. Would read verses fourteen and fifteen of Deuteronomy chapter twenty nine, as well as verse Twenty Nine of Deuteronomy Twenty nine, and then I'm going to read Deuteronomy thirty, versus ten through fourteen. Follow along or listen as...

...our read. I am making this covenant with its Olf, not only with you, who are standing with us today in the presence of the Lord our God, but also with those who are not here today, those in the future. Verse Twenty Nine, the secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever. We may follow all the words of the law now, Chapter Thirty, verse ten and follow. If you obey the Lord your God and keep his commands and decrees. They're written in this book of the law, and turn to the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul. Now, what I'm commanding you today is not too difficult for you. It's not beyond...

...your reach. It's not up in heaven so that you have to ask who will ascend into heaven to get it and proclaim it to us that we may obey it. Nor is it beyond the sea, so that you have to ask who will cross the sea to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it. No, the word is very near to you. It is in your mouth, it is in your heart, so that you may obey there is perhaps no clearer text in the Old Testament regarding God's rejection of Word Salvation. Then Deuteronomy, chapter thirty, versus ten through fourteen, God makes it clear, as the Israelites were gathered to hear from God, that what he would reveal to them this day was not just for them,...

...but for those who were not even there, and this message is therefore a message to all. Then God reveals that he will not reveal all things to mankind. Rather, he's not going to reveal all the secrets and all the future. Rather, he reveals that which is necessary for man to have fellowship with God. So what is necessary? Chapter Three God did not make salvation a set of works which some men might be able to accomplish and some not. One need not climb Mount Everest to know God. Don't climb up to the heavens in seed. Not all of us could do that. Some good,...

...not all, but you don't have to climb Mount Everest to get to God. Further, one need not sail the oceans through the end of the world, because not all of us could do that. One need not set oneself about doing things to be saved. God hasn't Made Salvation Some distant chore that some could achieve and some not. He's brought it near. God came to us even if a massive amount of good works could save us, and it can't. We know that God doesn't require such God knew the only way for us to be saved was for him to become a man and take our penalty, and in so doing God came near to us, making salvation available...

...to every one. God brought his word to man through Jesus, so that his word, Jesus, could be in our heart. Salvation. He is near, he is here. Don't ever forget or take for granted God's presence in you. The hope of glory. Yes, salvation is by faith. Yes, it is something which cannot be empirically evidence beyond reproach, because it is faith. And yet it is real. God really is the unseen seat.

He's there, he's real and you know it. It is the God's size boy crying out in every person who's ever lived for something to fill it. You may not always see him, but if you look close you'll certainly see his shadow, the unseen see what a great God, what a great salvation by faith won't encourage you trust in that God and his word to day, even when you can't see, believe. Our Reading For tomorrow is Deuteronomi, thirty two through thirty four. We're going to finish the book of Deuteronomi...

...and then start the book of Joshua as we make our way through the Bible. But let's close them a prayer to day. Father, we thank you for what you're teaching us about faith, even through the pages of the Old Testament. And Lord, we know you're real. You have feeled that God's size void in us. You are near, you are here. Lord, thank you for that and because of that, may we have faith in all of your word. May We live according me Jesus name. We pray Amen. Thank you again for joining us. I'll look forward to seeing you tomorrow.

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