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Read Your Bible Devotional

Episode 9 · 1 year ago

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Hello and welcome to read Your Bibledivesional with Pastor Brad Reynolds. We are reading through the Bible in ayear. This daily devotional will help keep your heart and mind. In God's word,use your phone to download and listen to Caster Brad Reynold's audio podcast.You can find a RSS feedling on our website. WWT dewberry Baptist Clarks,Bridgecom OCOM, a glad you're back with USexcited about our study. Today we are in Gemasis Chapter Twenty seven throughtwenty nine. I have with me here an apple and a Banata. Have you ever gathered banana from an happle tree? No, we ever gathered an apple from a bananatree, no about a walnut from tecontre...

...strawberries from luwberry bushes. No,no! No! You don't gatherd CAOPS FROM WATER MAULONS! You don't gather greenbeans from corn plants. Of course not. If you plan the Walnu tree, then it'llhave wanuts. If you play in an apple tree, it'll have apples if you'replaying blueberries, robs or boshes. I have blueberries. We reap what we sow. It's a low of nature, both physicallyand spiritually. God is placed within his creation that we reap what we seland Jacob would ultimately find that out in our text. For today we're goingto be looking at two past, just Twenty Genesis: Chapter: Twenty seven versustwenty two through twenty seven in Genesis, Chapter Twenty nine verse-Thirteen you may want to just film both of those. So we can look at those thetimes appropriate. But in your reading...

...you saw at Genesis Twenty seven throughtwenty nine, an genusis twenty seven, Jacob, deceives, Esel and so doing getsthe father's double blessing we see Bethel, which is where Jacobwould meet. God Be introduced with e to the God of Abraham and Isaac and havethat dream of the stairway theure going to heaven with the angels coming up anddown doing God's bidding. We see now in Genesis, twenty nine,also that Jacob is deceived. So, let's look genersus twenty seven and Iwill bereading versus twenty two, so Jacob came close to Isaac, Kisfather and he felt and said the voice is the voice ofJacob, but the hends are the hands of Esel. He did not recognize him because hishands were hairy like his brothers Hesau's hands.

Isaa didn't recognize Jacob, so Isaacblessd Jacob and he said, are you really my son, Eseul and Jacob said I am so he said, bring it to me and I willeat of my son's game that I may bless you and he brought it to him and he ate.He also brought him wine and he drank. Then his father Isaac said to Jacob.Please come close and kiss me my son, so he came close and kissed him andwhen he smelled the smell of his garments, he blessed him and said see.The smell of my son is like the smell of a field which the Lord has blests. Now I want to move to Genesis: Twentynine verse, Thirteen. I want to see something there in that text. So when Laban heard the news of Jacobhis sister's son, he ran the met him and embraced him and kissed him...

...and brought into his house. Then he related to Abe layden. Allthese things. In these two passages, we see twokisses one Jacob kisses his father as Isaachas asked Hi to do two Laban Kisses Jak as Jacob shows up now. What happenedbefore this kids of Jacob to Isaat and what happened beforethis cass of Lavan to jancobs very important Jacob along with his mother, havedecided they would fool Jacob's foter and they would fool the father in Sencaway that the father would give him a double blessing. A double portion ofblessing and the blessing would be on Jacob and the way they would do it is they would allow esal to be told by thefather where the father tol me saw. I want you to go and prepare me, get omesome...

...game from the field and go killed. Someanimals bring them to me to eat, and I want to bless you and the mother overheard it and shetold Jacob here's what we're going to do. We're going to go and I'm going toprepare for you and you're, going to take it and you're going to put on esals clothing and we'll put some hairon you like from an animal and will make it feel like you're hairy likeyour brother and will deceive your father and he'll bless you that's exactly what Jacob does hedecides to deceive his father and this deception is sealed with akiss and then, by the time we get to Waman.We see that Laban kisses Jacob Jacob had kissed his father, sealing OmDeception and then Laban kisses Jacob hinting to the reader that perhapsJacob would get his DU in these two...

...passeges we see two kisses. Both kissesare kisses of the trail and deception. The first is a kiss from a son to afather where the sun totally deceives andbetrays his own father. There is perhaps no kids in all of ScriptureSaye One juedusescaries kiss of Jesus, which is more evil than this kiss of ason to a father deceiving and betraying him. He lies to his father, and yet thoselives are superseded by his betrayal, which is sealed with a kiss and with this incredible deception.Jacob receives a great blessing and you and I read it- and we say thisisn't fair he's betrayed his father and in returnhe's getting this blessing. HOW COULD JACOB BE BLESSED? He was abetrayer and deceiver. He had sin...

...greatly against his father and yetstill received a blessing. Jacob deserved to be thisold, butinstead inherits an irreversible blessing. Is that difficult to understand? Look no further than the cross you and I betrade our heavenly father through our Sen, Our sinds crucified cry Christ, and yet,while we deserve to be disowned and suffor an eternal hell because of oursin. Nevertheless, we receive blessings when we were pant and turned to Christ. Yes, Jacob deserved something that hedidn't receive as to you, and I, when we see him we deserve hell. But when werepent of that sin, even though we...

...deserve hell, God chooses to bless usin stand but see and does have consequences you and I can repan of our stands. Godcan forgive us of our seense but seem still has consequences, O let' say a gentleman and a drunken fit rexis car and kills his family. That'sin his car with Im, but after he's sober he repents and askGod, God forgive me, please I repin of that, and he turns his life totallyaround. You know, God does forgive and God does bless, and God we'll continueto bless him, but the family doesn't come back. There are still consequences, there'salways consequences to see him. We reap what we SA and, although Jacobperceived a blessing in spite of his deceptive kiss,...

...he too will repot he so there in Chapter Twenty Nine Jacob whohad kissed his father now receives a kiss. In return, a foreshadowing of Haw Laben is goingto deceive Jacob. Jacob had deceived his father now Laman's going to deceiveJacob, the normal wage for a life at that time was one year you woald work one year and if youwanted a wife, it was very normal to work a year for that wife and theywould give you that life Jacob Wanted Rachel, and so he said to Laban. Listen.I want to marry your daughter, Rachel and Lavan said: okay, I'll, tell youwhat you can work two years. No, you didn't say that three years, four five six seven years, seven times the normal wage,...

Jacob was so in love. He didn't thinkwice. You didn't think about negotiating. He just said: Yeah soundsgood. Well, do it and then, after seven years, Laban didn't give Jacob Rachel. He gave Jacob Lea his other daughter. Jacob didn't realize it till the nextmorning, after their marriage had been consumlated and Jacobs like whatin, the world'sgoing on you promised, be Rachel. Laben said: Oh, I must have forgot to tellyou I'm so sorry we got a custom. The olgest daughters got ta marry first nowyou can still have Rachel, but it'll cost. You seven more years fouriteen years for what should have only cost in one there's, no question that that kiss of Laban toJacob was letting the reader know...

Jacob's going to get what he sowd he's going to reap what hesowd he sewed through deception. Now he's going to read this reeping certainly would give pausefor reflection of his life. Jacob had always managed without Yod head alwaysmanipulated things. It always began to fix things. He wasn't opposed to God. He certainlywanted the blessings of God. He certainly recognized God. We see that,but he had reached the point to where he was willing to surrender his life toGod. He at reached the point where he said: I'm going to stop trying tomanipulate and fix myself, I'm going to start trying to trust God in his ways,and so it's kind of like a wonly God on one hand, but he wanted to manipulate and fixthings his way. On the other hand, this should have given him pause tothink about it.

In some ways he had proven successful by manipulating others. He had proven he could manipulatepeople in live and get things, but in the end he would find that allof his manipulation, all of his fixi was temporary. He would findly realize he needed God.His manipulation of life and others would not could not ultimately save him. Praise God that our sins are covered bythe blood of Jesus Praise, God that the penalty has been paid. Nevertheless,there are consequences which remind us of our foolishness, vanity and pain of sin. The sooner we learn that wallet treescan only produce walnuts that apple trees can only produceapples...

...that banana trees can only produce thebananas. The sooner we learn that we reap what we have sown. Thebetter our lives will be a wonderful lesson from the pages of scriptureexcided, as we continue all through this and well see, ultimately, as Jacobdoes understand that God gives him a new name, and he leaves that DeceptiveLife Behind to follow Christ, we'll see that in the coming study, but let me close us in prayer today fromour study father. Thank you again for thewonderful truth here. In the pages of scripture, thank you for so many whoare learning so much about you. As we read through scripture, we pray thatyou'll continue to teach us. Let that teaching not be head knowledge, but letit be heart knowledge. Were he fall in love with you? Were he decided to leavbehind our ways of e Linyla, O a we...

...decide? Wi is trsim. Reading Fortomorrow, Genesis Chapter Thirty through thirty two will see you. I.

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