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January 8, 2022 12:00 am
Welcome to cross the bridge with David McGee weekend edition Pastor David McGee is internationally recognized for his unique conversational verse by verse and chapter by chapter teaching through the word of God.
We have hundreds of his teachings through the many books of the Bible, and encourage you to visit, cross the bridge.com to study the Scriptures along with Pastor David right now open your Bible to the Old Testament book of Job and follow along for today's teaching pastor David has been teaching practical lessons from the life of Job. We are finding out that what needed to be learned.
Back then, still needs to be learned today.
I think you'll find that to be true today and tomorrow as we take a closer look at chapter 38 now here's Pastor David.
This is the high point of the whole book of Job, chapter 38 and three chapters left in there so many treasures in here the Lord asking a total of 74 questions in those questions. He's not trying to get Job to answer him as my friend. He knows Joan can't answer his electronic trap Job or tracking is trying to get Job to do a mental reset if you will.
Because Job had started thinking in the wrong way and it can happen. We saw earlier, the Job chapter 1 Chapter 2 receiving God himself speaking about cities when these bad things happen time he mistakenly assumed certain things. His three friends showed up and they weren't best friends. We can learn a lot about looking at those three friends what they did what they didn't do what they did wrong and trying to comfort Joe think it's important that enrichment is really hurting our role is to church is not the police to figure out who's at fault as the EMTs stop the bleeding. Once we stop the bleeding. When figure out what happened and how not to do these things again. First things first.
Some of you bleeding not in a place we can see that you've gotten hurt somewhere along the line and will never sealed well tonight, the Holy Spirit, Australia interview will open up and allow yourself. God will touch it tonight, next week. The government to say that God is so faithful to show. So faithful to help us teach the word you want to come appear to share so many things are right from the Lord, not in the notes. God bless media team had apologized but you know when I know I'm gonna do it again so awesome is the very things that cause somebody's heart.
The saw was pray like thank you, thank you for this evening and thank you that this is not church as usual business as usual religious ritual we command we worship play study the word we leave now. We've come here to meet with you.
God, because we need you like. Thank you that you don't leave us hanging when we need you. You show your faithful to do that and so God you told us to come to me when your current company when your heavy latent and God were here. Some of us physically some online but were here come in the air, partly because there's nowhere else we can go to receive the words of life and partly because we choose to come to you. We have learned to come to so tonight work will fall back on our excuses when I don't blame our past or somebody else. Lord, we realize that you created us so you can fix this and you can heal us anything that's wrong you can make it right. Not only can you attach your desire.
We thank you that you're going to do that tonight we see you open your word to our hearts and open our hearts open are hungry and for some wounded hearts to your word to leave in our scars crowd hallelujah praise the Lord and I shall miss you in the name of Jesus. Nobody said amen amen study Job, chapter 38 he had interned there going to do so, and if you don't have a Bible just raise your hand and one of the ushers come and bring you a Bible. Most people are familiar with the story a little bit to Job's been through a very hard time. He's had his businesses humbled his children have done and he was so afflicted with boils that when his friend showed up to come see him. They almost didn't recognize her sexually interesting phrase because there's one other appraiser spoke about. That's Jesus and Isaiah it says his visage was unlike that of any man. Other people try different translations seem disconnected from the Hebrew honestly but but it appears to be seen in the Hebrew is that Jesus had been so beaten that he didn't look human.
I don't know if you ever seen a boxer or an MMA fighter couple days after you've done some toss Landon and I you can't go once on your face may first look weird.
She talks about when they had Jesus that they covered him and they were hitting my was covered for going in jail been told they do this blanket party thing. You know what I thought blanket over somebody and smacked the person that's underneath and the issue is when you're underneath the blanket is you can't respond. You don't see the coaches, so you can't brace or doctor you don't know where the next coming from. If you play football maybe you had the bull in the ring saying little bit similar but different.
Trying to get Job 38, but just what he did think of the scourging which was not of little leather whip more like this except a lot longer bones and rock and nails and different things that will screw here.
They just gather stuff through, and then they would smack the person and the nails and stones sink into the flesh, and then they would jerk it back.
When they jerked back against the skin off. Most people didn't survive the scourging it was a torture to get somebody to admit what they had done wrong for the first time in history, scourging he had no wrong to admit he had not committed any sin to that part okay. We got the crucifixion he died for our sins. The beatings why so you could be healed. Bible says by his stripes we have been healed so God offers us healing that would've been one thing that would've caught Jesus by surprise, but it didn't. A new and why did he do it so that tonight we could be healed straight Job 38 verse one then the Lord answered Joe out of the whirlwind, and said that who is this who darkens counsel by words without knowledge Larry phrase we hear so many words. Today we read so many words today but so much of it is words without knowledge words out of ignorance words out of people in society that doesn't know God. Every manager who is seated here is Job and LSU, who was the newcomer who is really speaking the words of God.
And then there's these other guys Job chapter 2 verse 11 speaks of these three. Please note the number three friends when three of Job's friends heard of the tragedy had suffered.
They got together and traveled from their homes to comfort and consult with solar intention. Looks like it's got their names were Eliphaz the team and I feel that the shoe height and so for the MSI interesting names. Nice guys state and are not really regarded well innocent of anything the kids so far was last time you met some kids there's Joshua little souvenir so far. I remembered that's killing blow when they saw Joe from a distance they scarcely recognized him as Elyse boils… He had taken broken pottery scraped these oils to relieve the infection pressure. Evidently his face was like a swollen Ingmar wailing loudly, they tore their robes and threw dust into the air over their heads to show their grief than they verse 13 and they sat on the ground with them for seven days and nights, and no one said a word to Job with a salt that his suffering was too great for words. Don't win a Jewish person dies first. Well, they have to be buried within 24 hours and it's a really big deal. You can be buried in Jerusalem and a even bigger deal to be married on the Mount of olives, which is the world's most expensive cemetery. And the reason as the Jewish people believe us Christians that you know that's the place the Messiah when he returns his feet touched the ground. The amount one of the other things I do is they have what they call sitting Shiva. She got seven Hebrew shoebox forget Shabbat and seven days of not talking.
Not only is are not talking when you visit the person who is grieving but they also cover the mirrors so that nowhere in the house. Are there any mirrors so that for that week the person is not concerned with what they look like because think about and I think this is brilliant to think about it when you're grieving and intimately comes over to visit you hear the doorbell. What's the first thing you probably do a lot of luck in everything we can do it badly to make trips to Salida make up a fix that mailing so you cover the mirrors. That's very kind thing in relieving the pressure of conversation is very kind thing so there's some pieces of this that we might want to consider other, so these guys had spoken and Joe had spoken and LSU had spoken in the now God is going to speak if you got the King James or new King James noticed is is in italics, whenever you see that that's added as the translators were translating into English or whatever language was.
Sometimes he had to add words to help the substance to slowly don't change the meaning here is, is removed, so it would be this to that which in Hebrew. If it flows better than that. But remember that as you're reading the Bible because it happens and in many places for affiliate in the Old Testament or the Hebrew Scriptures is a Bible study to pair whenever words appear in italics in the new King James or the King James and some other translation if it means the word or words that appear in italics have been added at the request of the translators to help make it more readable or to add clarity. She'll see it occasionally and again, it never changes the meaning verse four.
He said that happens again for sleep now. Prepare yourself like a man. I will question you and you shall answer me. Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth till you see me is in italics.
If you have understanding. So in the Hebrew it reached tell if you have understanding deceiving me as inferred in the original languages, but the English translators of additive to help the flow. Again, there's a different tell me if you have understanding tell if you have understanding so words without knowledge we listen to a lot of words. We don't know if you think about, and when I was praying the preparedness of this Holy Spirit spoke something to me that was. What if, in your house you had a device that would tell you anytime day or night what the weather is going to be the could tell you whatever's going on in the world any part of the world at any time. You could use sports anytime entertainment current events. Imagine if you had a device that you could access it anytime that would do all those things. Imagine the city if you have that device not you walk around the house got wonder what the weather went with what is going be tomorrow the next day actually not sure when or what the weather was yesterday sure, but you could know you had this device. At this point was.
She went okay past the device is a television. I get it is but think if you had all that he didn't know anyone around asking questions that you could simply not turn on the box what you want to go afterwards when the question was whether Esther was a Gobi next rate. What a tragic waste. It would be to have access to those things and not be using you walk around asking questions that you could know who won the game could know he had access it will today with the weather was guessing what it will be the can you get love from you can feel love.
But it's only reminding you of a previous time when you felt will creating and it gives you you spiritual answers really can you receive forgiveness from can you be taught how to be a better husband and father from that really some channels may be, but mostly know. I mean, we may have dads in here who watch 20 hours plus television weight, but would be terrified to spend an hour with her job that you guys Sunday ground. Pastor David will be back in less than one minute. As he continues teaching in the book of Job. A great way to start out each day is with a practical email devotional every morning from Pastor David is across the bridge.com to start receiving yours for free. If you have a cell phone. You can also text the word encourage 294253 to receive a short encouraging text from us each day.
That's 94253 and now back to the teaching. Ask yourself the hard questions life.
You had something that could teach you that you are loved your a special creation if he had something that would teach you about eternity and not only teach you the simple fact that you are loved, but how to love others would have you had this device and you can access it anytime and it would do all those things for you would bring you joy and peace. When you were saddened, what a wonderful device that would be if only we had something like that. We do have something like that.
And yet we walk around, go God. We only do we only do because my house on the post on Facebook we only do a limited, limited, and I'll call Pastor women doing women doing limited read it. This is an incredible book. I don't.
I just don't have time, you have to your spending it on other things and so often we get in trouble before we start digging in this book and were halfway divorced before he could figure out how to fix her marriage and sadly symptoms astutely in the book get in there on a regular basis. Get where is the first thing you reach for when you wake up like an alcoholic grandma and a bottle so we make it uncomfortable that the limited a lot getting addicted to. This is a good thing a man to dig in order teach your kids the word and they probably may not want to someday start basking sitting down and do it to you devotions though. Okay, now that's not the way that goes and limitation experience you turn your head and going and they grow up so why you can while they want to spend time with focus on this book. How can I be a better employee. How can I increase my income fell in the start rate. The proverb day watch what happens to you and the thing is, this is not a secret Joshua chapter 1 verse seven only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses my servant commanded you. Do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go.
This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth but you shall meditate. There's organ Dan like that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Have I not come me. Did you. Be strong and of good courage, do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Basil system of even now should make a commitment that you got to do this first thing in the morning out in verse three God says this is again this is God speaking now. Prepare yourself like a man. It's interesting that were chosen there for man.
It's not the normal Hebrew word for man, which would be interestingly not been a down so may have its good beer which is the highest man. That's the warrior that the house complement whenever that word appears when somebody calls somebody good beer that's a high compliment that's been encouraging thing. What is encouragement me in courage. Courage in somebody you realize you can say some things and put courage in somebody. When's the last time you put courage in your spouse you do that on a regular basis so that all of this beer is keyboarding which is how I dress a lot of leaders. The people reading it's noting their commitment and their faithfulness and it's recognizing their spiritual warriors and speaking confidence to have been encouragement of your leader, your ear keyboarding but are you a deacon or an elder life group leader you are a keyboarding I call you people warriors there's battle, you realize God loves you. Just because not because you serve. If you serve here.
I'm so grateful. Thank were supposed to serve. Be sure you start serving from a seated position from Sunday but you know he's been forgiven many begin the search and pour out all these words these questions and come out sounding a little bit harder but that's not the intention Job has started thinking in a way that's bad. He started being religiously prideful peas trying to blame God and exonerate himself say that he's innocent God, the guilty one and to God asking questions that he can't answer me ask you question can you answer these none of us can answer always. It's interesting the ones that we can answer versus bonbon stuff in there. As a matter fact I could easily go to midnight. With these things and probably not covered and you know that's not a threat. So what about these questions to you as we go so consider yourself like God is asking Elisa is a life lesson. These questions are meant to rescue Joe and other people and us from stinking thinking God wants rescue us from all thinking thinking think there's some ways that your thinking right now all I need to change, and God tells us that in Romans 12 wanted to live the change in you by changing your mind door. There the Greeks metamorphosed we get a word for metamorphosis, which is what the caterpillar does when he changes into a butterfly so used to places.
Romans 12 and at the Mount of Transfiguration when Jesus revealed himself God knows all of these answers but he's not bragging, trying to make us feel bad. He's trying to get Joe and last understand he's God were not select lifelessness.
God is not bragging asking Joe for us to answer these questions, God is not bragging or asking Job for us to answer these questions as a staff we get together and pray for you guys and share things with one another and what is English overstaffed just to assure with the physical. The Hebrew name of God. The main name of God's, do you have faith, and that spelled without vowels just for letters confidence you owed a file.
Hey there certain Hebrew letters that are associated with X helps, just like are literally the hay instead of an H but hey you say hey your your XL right dressing and hay and inhale good so you breathe out with the hay broke with the you know you're breathing in with the thought of your breathing is so when you spell the name of the God, you're breathing in and out the other significance of that is in the beginning when we are created, God breathed on us and created us in the word for spirit is through the word for breath is true we breathe, the spirit of God begins to change is no reason God in every brass he still in her lungs with air. And so when you spell the name of God, you know what they would do is I would do that several times and just calm down, taking deep breaths get nervous. Worked in the Bible verse 10 biblical and here's the thing we all have inner voice that speaks with us conscious or whatever you want to talk guidance to influence in the enemy has also figured out that if the influences that you can get in real trouble if you get you say in some over and over and over really convicted me about the phrase I don't know what I'm going to do tonight say that because he is waiting for me to ask you what to do, so I can mood it will just be okay asking he's gonna tell me so I can say I don't know what to do.
That's just real adult to so when we wander around and I don't know what to do a don't know what to do a delete usually because we have been talking to and we get these things is a little vocal patterns.
People like me… My name got him up. They if you went to public school after they started teaching the year we of evolution and you believe that a sale God created us got in.
Accident got angry as we evolve.
God created us start running down evolution and remembering it's a theory. Did you know that these talk to each other, not the way we did, but when one defines food he goes back and he does us little dance in me tells of how much is there where it is, how far is everything so they can go get it. I look at that and go praise God is so cool that he programmed that to the big an evolution just looks at dances will be often into doing that dance and then them figured out how to do it and what he was saying okay so I he was figuring out that dance the rest of the bees would've starved to death not been able to find food as he was gonna tell them that they were evolving figured out what the dance met with Aiden after fault they know God created something in the nose and the other theories are really weak against creation seriously man, there was nothing and then it exploded tomatoes. As it happened to you in your life for there's nothing and then it exploded when I was a kid, I told my parents at that management there were again ladies and firecrackers about me so and yet we buy into or we say will believe in evolution, but I believe God influenced it.
They call that theistic evolution, it doesn't fit the days and the animals are out of order compared to the evolutionists to see the rover looked at it scientifically and been convinced by people with PhD's that it is exactly as God said that he created me.
W cynical case.
It was us that like a big deal if it really is because we have a whole generation, not that we've told they were a cosmic accident and were wondering why they don't value life you've been listening to Pastor David McGee on cross the bridge weekend edition again tomorrow afternoon as Pastor David continues teaching on most stations. If you're not able to make it to your home church this Sunday. Why not join us for our lifestream at 10 AM Eastern time or on Thursday nights at 7 PM Eastern time.
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