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Say Something - Part B

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December 16, 2021 2:00 am

Say Something - Part B

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December 16, 2021 2:00 am

Have you ever asked God to just say something—anything—to you? Well, God just might be telling you, "Hear something." In the message "Say Something," Skip explains how God speaks to you personally through Scripture.

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Scripture is like the sun coming up on a dark alleyway in the inner city.

It's dark you want to go down and the sun pops up and you can see to navigate the Bible throws light on life is amazing how much life. The Bible throws on politics. It's amazing how much life. The Bible throws on dating and marriage finances in all of life gives insight in the life Lujan JI Packer once said to order our lives by the light of God's law, not by our guesses about his plan today on connect with Skip right, Skip shares of God can speak to sort through the power of his word.

Right now want to tell you about a recent help grow your relationship God by his word life with 20/20 team almost here now for your spiritual menu starting in January. This month their offerings to the devotional containing strong for each state the sample from January 1, Martin Luther, one that the Bible is a life. It speaks to me it runs after me. As you read each day each day and prepare for the greatest adventure of your life. That's an excerpt at the direction found in Skip Staley.doc receipt and hardcover $35 or more today Bible teaching history growing playlist messages. I Skip lunch as our thank you.

The victim here in the playlist theory to spend energy in life we all do make sure it's about people that you're building up not just projects to give and receive resource tankage or call 819 to 1888 for today's teacher will show all night.

It's a fortuitous occurrence of accidental circumstance, I could save I could say and adjust so happens that the surface temperature of the sun is 12,000░F. We are 93 million miles away from that, but it's just an accident. She actually if arbitration were a little bit further away like Mars or a little bit closer would either burn or freeze to death. We couldn't have the kind of life we have on this planet but amazing. It just so happened and get this. It just so happens that the little spear that were on the earth rotates 365 times as it makes its yearly journey around the sun, why, why not 30 times if it did rotate 30 times on its axis.

The days and nights would be 10 times longer under the alternate freezing and cooling and carbon-based life like we know it could not be sustained on this plan. Some marvelous accident ON this and I could say and get this, it just so happens that the earth is tilted 23 1/3░ on its axis, giving us for beautiful seasons year after year double coincidence, and furthermore it just so happens that the atmosphere that we breathe is a perfect balance of oxygen to nitrogen 79% to 20% with 1% of variant gases amazing, why not 50-50 was 50-50.

You would be doing this you do this plot and first got a lot of natural born but there's more. It just so happens that the water to land ratio on the earth is just marvelously balance or 71% of their service that is ocean. Did you know that the oceans were half the dimensions they are presently we would only have one fourth of the rainfall we have on earth match with this place would look like it wouldn't exist if the oceans were just one larger than they are.

We would have four times the amount of rainfall that we have in the earth would be a flood zone so yeah I could say it's a marvelous accident that just happened or I think I could be a little wiser and say no no no, there is design built into the and therefore there must be a designer behind it all.

I remember hearing the stuff in school.

I heard it for years.

You hear it, we all just came from spontaneous generation of a single bacterium.

I love what Sir Frederick oil, the noted astronomer once wrote. He said the probability of spontaneous generation of a single bacterium is the same probability that a tornado sweeping through a junkyard could assemble a 747 from the contents therein just so happen that happens, declare the glory of God sermon is continual. The sermon is universal everywhere on earth you see stars everywhere on earth there's moon everywhere on earth is a sunrise. This is the reason the apostle Paul said, what you see around you is in to make you responsible for believing God is enough to let people know God exists in Romans one verse 20 Paul writes from the time the world was created. People have seen the earth and the sky and all that God has made. They can clearly see his invisible qualities, his eternal power and divine nature, i.e., glory. So they have no excuse whatsoever for not knowing God. So you say some thing God would say I did but evidently you're not listening. You notice in verse five and six. He politically describes the sun rising in the morning and setting in the evening like a bridegroom like like an athlete running a race. We walked outside, and you feel the sun brush against your cheek, or perhaps a date beating harshly on your head what you are experiencing is the radiation that the sun is giving off and did you know that the radiation that the sun gives off is produced by the loss of part of its mass. Did you know that the sun loses 4,200,000 tons of its mass every second and it only recovers one, 200 of what it loses means of his son is running down the light bulbs running down the light bulbs running down it means it must be getting the heavens declare the glory of God. So the skies speak God speaks in the skies. Second, you'll notice David writes a God speaks in the Scripture verse seven he turns now looking downward at the Scripture.

After upward of the skies, the law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul.

The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes. The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever. The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. So he looks upward, but he realizes you know the universe speaks but it doesn't tell you the whole story. There are certain things the universe cannot tell you about God can tell you about his love kente but his grace can take about his mercy can tell you about is judgment. When we look at the Scripture. Now we get special revelation. Now this is specific speech and in the Scripture, God will speak you about life, about death, about what happens after you die about love and relationships in the future know if you'll just indulge me a moment and you look down in your Bibles that you brought. You'll notice that there are essentially what I read six lines 6 poetic standards in each line has three parts.

First of all, there's the title for God's truth in Scripture. Second, there is an attribute of the truth.

And third, a result so notice the titles law testimony statutes commandments fear of the Lord judgments all synonyms for Scripture. The attributes it's perfect sure it's right it's pure it's clean, it's true and righteous altogether. This is a high view of Scripture by the way, sometimes people may wonder what why is it always a Bible study minutes. One thing that I do I do expositional Bible study.

I don't run back-and-forth and dance and shout and come up with an idea that I had after a late night pizza or something that I think is cool or here's my opinion. I want to give you what the Bible says because I believe God speaks through his Word very very specifically to people's hearts but I just want you to know something I think you arty know about 10 tell you and explain why I believe the Bible is indeed the very word of God.

I believe it is without error in its original documents, and I believe we have the complete mind of God in the Scripture I realize in saying that that a whole lot of people do not hold that and it could be that some people here may not even hold and I would be evidenced by the fact that you don't read it. Never carry it. Not a big dealů On the preacher does on Sundays and we listen to you might have a much lower view of inspiration than I do. Here's why what what I want you to know I believe the Bible to be the word of God, for one simple reason. I believe Jesus Christ. I believe I follow him and I believe what he said to me just tell you what I when I first got saved, I was drawn not to the Bible.

I was drawn to Jesus as a person I was compelled by the person of Christ. I didn't know much about the Bible. I didn't get the Bible when I try to read it. What but I kept reading. I was presented in the Gospels in the Bible, the historical Jesus and I started reading what he said about the Scripture and floored me. He said his words the Scriptures cannot be broken at the high view. He said I didn't come to abolish the law and the prophets, but to fulfill them.

Not one jot not one to pass from this law also filled high view of Scripture, heaven and earth will pass away. My words will never pass away. High view of Scripture. So now when I read the Bible. I believe that I'm seeing it in reading it and believing about it.

What Jesus saw and believed about that is indeed the very voice of God and the word of God. So let's go to that list quickly and give you some of the results of the special revelation of God in the Scripture what will it do for you. Number one.

It'll refresh your soul. Verse seven the law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul working birdies to turn back to something or you could translated to restore or to refresh or to revive the Scripture will turn you back to God and interning you back to your God.

You will be refreshed. You always realign you the first time you come in at salvation with the second third fourth fifth umpteenth time in sanctification. The Bible is like an unending well that refreshes and realigns your life with God's purpose.

So here's this you know what Dr. for the needs of your body. You go to college for the needs of your mind, you can only go to the Scripture for the needs of your soul. It refreshes your soul. Second thing it'll do is it'll challenge your mind verse seven. The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. When you hear the word simpleminded.

You might think of a na´ve person. That's one way to look at it, but the word also means open-minded open to instruction.

Now I will grant you that you come across certain things in the Bible.

It's hard for your mind to get around hard for your mind to deal with their just like so baby looking really hang in there, even if there is listen an apparent contradiction, not a contradiction. I believe there are none that there are apparent contradictions. You just keep applying yourself, and you will see how things weave together and align themselves. I discovered that people don't reject the Bible because it contradicts itself, but people reject the Bible because it contradicts them and they're just looking for something to say. See contradiction. It's because you don't want to deal with you in the Bible does it'll challenge your mind. Third thing it'll do is it'll delight the heart. Verse eight the statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart member. The happy man last week and someone his delight is in the law of the Lord in his law he meditates day and night okay but sometimes MRI read the Bible you read that verse and is not so delightful out you go out.smack me upside the head on that verse out that's not delightful but conform yourself to. Don't turn away from allow it to shape you and mold you and change you. And the result of all that will be a delightful result, it will delight the heart.

Jeremiah said your words were found, and I did eat them and they were to me the joy and the rejoicing. My heart before it'll clarify your vision. Also in verse eight, the commandment of the Lord is pure and enlightening the eyes. If you have a new living translation. It says giving insight to life folks Scripture is like the sun coming up on a dark alleyway in the inner-city. It's dark you want to go down and then the sun pops up and you can see to navigate Bible flows like on life is amazing how much light. The Bible throws on politics.

It's amazing how much light.

The Bible throws on dating and marriage finances in all of life gives insight into life. Number five it'll stabilize your future. Verse nine the fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever. Now we have something a little bit different.

You notice the phrase the fear of the Lord here.

It's a synonym for the Bible for Scripture for God's written truth is it's it's odd because you find that no one else in the reason I believe he's using that phrase is because he is describing the act that it has on the fact of exposure to God's truth is, it produces within you, or it should if it's doing its job in your open-minded the producer respect all holy, awesome respect for God is the fear of the Lord, because God's truth is clean truth. That's his word is pure without deficiency without error. It will endure forever.

Listen the truth that got you through yesterday is the same truth that will be available tomorrow and work then it's working now. It will be there in the future and finally it will benefit your whole life. Verse nine the end of it.

The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether more to be desired are they than gold gay than much fine gold sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. Moreover by them your servant is warned and in keeping them there is great will reward the things I discovered as I read the Bible is, it warns me about the path I might be wanting to go down it tells me the truth that the world hides from world and tell you the whole truth about making a choice you can make this is it's all good. Whatever feels good. The Bible will warn you about that. Not a good idea necessarily by them your servant is warned in keeping them there is great reward. John Bunyan used to say hero Pilgrim's progress. This book will keep you from sin or sin will keep you from this book. Psalm 119. The psalmist said your word I have hidden in my heart that I might know what sin against you will benefit your whole life. So God speaks in the skies.

God speaks in the Scriptures, and now he turns inward to his own soul.

Even their God speaks we finish it off.

Verse 12. Who can understand his errors.

His is a small H not referring to God referring to David the antecedent is in verse 11. Your servant is warned that him who can understand David's errors, cleanse me writes David from secret faults. Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins or deliberate sin. Let them not have dominion over me, then I shall be blameless, and I shall be innocent of great transgression with the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight oh Lord my strength and my Redeemer. Okay, I get looks out of the sky looks down at the Scripture made easy now. He looks inside himself. Yeah right you notice the word that he uses here speaks about sin and error and falls the first thing David realizes is his need for forgiveness from sin from error from fault. That's were looking up at the skies will do as you realize that's a glorious God, but I and the other handyman glorious being right, David. Here's the proof. David saw me when I consider the heavens, the work of your fingers the sun and the moon which you have ordained, what is man that you are mindful of him, the revelation of the glory of God means I see myself as I really am. So as I realize the glory of God in the skies and I realize the greatness of God in the Scriptures. I now see a need for the grace of God in my soul. God is speaking inwardly to me this is the reason we should give God on fettered access to our conscience unfettered access to our conscience with the skies proclaim and what the Scriptures pronounce is what the soul should process we should affect us. So basically, man is crying out say something. David's going already has been speaking a long time still speaking today speaks in the skies.

He speaks in the Scripture even speaks to your own soul. Now closing prayer let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight oh Lord, my strength and my Redeemer. The revelation of God in the skies and the revelation of God in the Scripture brings into the place where he says now I want to please you.

God I realize who I am. I need your grace and now I want to please you in my my words and my thoughts. I love the honesty of the Psalm, so we might say God never speaks to me.

God might say you never listens to me, God is speaking is what it's like is a very simple illustration.

Okay, you're driving on the street, your car, I can picture you radio you turn on the radio to a local radio station right you here but you drive out of town, and the more you drive out of town further away from the radio tower. What happens this happened right partly for the noise about everything is white noise right to happen. If you want to finish the song you have a turnaround that the Bible term. You turn the car around and drive toward the signal and you drive for the signal and it gets strong again. The same concept or the further you drift from God the weaker the sound. You've heard the old saying if you feel far from God. Guess who moved drive in the other direction.

So you turn around and you drive back to the signal or in James words draw near to God and he will draw near to you. One Sunday morning a preacher was preaching like I am here and he noticed during the message that in the very back row there were two girls talking and laughing so he interrupted his own sermon is that there's two people in this room that haven't heard a word I'm saying immediately stopped but they were in the back row.

As I mentioned everybody else in the church did not see that did know was going on they just heard the preacher go through a new idea. Haven't heard a word I'm saying.

So after the sermon he shaking hands in the foyer and several members came up to him and apologize for falling asleep during the message I put to sleep. Some of the best folks what I say is not important what God is telling you is all important.

It's all important. It is always all-important when God is speaking, what is God saying to me. I look up at the skies, awesome glorious I look down at the Scriptures amazing detail, great.

I looked in my soul I see the need for his grace and so I turned the car around and I move toward the signal and it could be the today for some of you go, man.

I've been tracking with God. I'm walking with God. I hear the signal it so bright is so clear. Life is good.

Some of you others turn around turnaround drive right back toward him. Draw near to God and he will draw near to you then Skip message you Skip to share.

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