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Job Chapter 9:1-35

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September 4, 2021 1:00 am

Job Chapter 9:1-35

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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 to the many books of the Bible, and encourage you to visit, cross the 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 in this series. Pastor David has been teaching practical lessons from the life of Joe. We are finding out that what needed to be learned.

Back then, still needs to be learned by us today. I think you'll find that to be true today.

Tomorrow as we take a closer look at chapter 9. Now here's Pastor David Refrain Celestial Bend Joe St., Job chapter 9 verse one then Job answered and said, truly, I know it is so. But how can a man be righteous before God. That is the question. It's put in different ways in the Bible. It's in different ways in our lives, but the question resonates in readings is a rare fact, those who were with us this past Sunday it's reverberating in the heart and our souls in their minds to mom.

Don't know what to make of what happened to them. Sunday, some will come back and will help them sorted out more excellent summary or deny. Sadly, some might not make it back with this question ringing. How can a man be righteous before God was redone and I'm reading in the new King James version and I'll hit some verses in the living translation and will come back through to help illuminate some of those verse three is one which to contend with him. He could not answer him one time out of a thousand, knowledge and notice that the pronoun he in him has a H that helps us understand that Job is talking to God and about God. Let's understand. I would consider myself a literalist when it comes to the Bible but as a literalist, I know that there's pictures and symbols and allegories and onomatopoeia, which is just from the site and contrast and some things that people say and some things that people do not being an approved by the Bible being mentioned in the Bible did God approve of all of the wives of Solomon. No way. The bow tells us, and when you read this chapter, Job said some things that are theologically incorrect, but the Bible is recording what he says verse four. God is wise in heart and mighty in strength.

This is true, there's kind of an interesting call answer in the Hebrew happen. You can see it in English is God is wise in heart and mighty constraints.

Who has hardened himself against him and prospered. He removes the mountains, and they do not know when he overturns them in his anger. He shakes the earth out of its place and its pillars tremble. He commands the sun, and it does not rise. He seals off the stars.

He alone spreads out the heavens, and treads on the way.

Use of the sea. He made the bear, the Oriana and the plates out explained that amount in the chambers of the self. He doesn't agree things past finding out, yes, wonders without number. If he goes by me. I do not see him if he moves past. I do not perceive them. If he takes away the commander who can say to him what he done.

God will not withdraw his anger, the allies of the proud lie prostrate beneath him help them. If you're in a new living translation. That's a very different verse that I just read out explained that in a moment. Verse 14. Housing cannot answer him, and choose my words to reason with him for the lateral righteous, I could not answer him.

I would beg mercy of my Judge if I called and he answered me, I would not believe that he was listening to my voice to Job just a little cynical in verse 16. If I called the answer really I would not believe that he was listening to my voice how could Joe be so cynical.

It's interesting he's not been cynical because of the bad things that happened easily and cynical because of the lack of love and compassion and understanding. He's receiving from his so-called friends, all these things happen to Joe his children die losing his life. That was his business. It provided for his family food on the table, and structures, and yet somehow I wonder if these three friends had been more encouraging. What would've happened to Joe Street over 73 crushes me with a tempest, and multiplies my wounds without cause. We can wonder here is Job saying these things about God. They are a true assessment of the friends that supposedly God sent to God Sydney's friends. I think you did. I don't think they said what they were supposed to say I think they missed the Lord there. I think it's safe to say that a man lost all his buildings lost all his livestock lost all his children think it's safe to say he needed some comfort and compassion, not judge mental attitudes. If you've read these first few chapters of Joe we see what I'm talking about. And here's a disturbing question for each one of us. Why is that book in their why does it record his friends going on and on and on and on with their yammering. It's in there because other people, not us that are here tonight other people sometimes say the wrong thing, not us, other people and because of that scene. Job just gets into a bad place spiritually, emotionally, and if you read the book you know that the Holy Spirit, rescues him all the partners friends could play that the den verse 17, three crushes me with a tempest, and multiplies my wounds without cause. He will not allow me to catch my breath, but fills me with bitterness if it is a matter of streaks. Indeed he is strong in the justice who will appoint my day in court. Though our right just my own mouth would condemn me though our blameless, it would prove me perverse. I am blameless, yet I do not know myself. I despise my life. It is all one thing, therefore I say he destroys the blameless and the wicked have this court slays suddenly, he laughs at the plight of the innocent. If the scourge slays suddenly, he God laughs at the plight of the is that a true assessment of God's character, nature and personality. Now and yet this is what the two friends displayed in it sounds like he's actually describing. Perhaps the actions in the words of these two friends which is thinking all their here on behalf of God.

These three friends at least three friends are here on behalf of God and their laughing at my calamity. So God is laughing at my calamity. God does not laugh at any persons calamity. Verse 24. The earth is given into the hand of the wicked. He covers the faces of its judges.

If it is not he who else could it be that my days are swifter than a runner, they flee away. I see no good. They pass by like swift ships, like an eagle swooping on its prey. If I say I will forget my complaint, I will put off my sad face and wear a smile.

I am afraid of all my sufferings and know that you will not hold me innocent if I am condemned, why then do I labor in vain if I wash myself with snow water, and cleanse my hands with soap, yet you plunge me in the pit my own close will look for me there again. We have a reference to snow and it's interesting that Joe be one of the oldest books of the Bible I think it mentions snow or ice. Think 42 times more than any other book in the Bible to potentially there possibly was a partial frost or maybe even I say to me via the total global frost is interesting to talk about in the way you the earth came to be.

Verse 32 for he is not a man as I am that I may answer him, and that we should go to court together. We think of God in human terms. When we assess the situation say no I can't do that were not really thinking about God's abilities are really because the Bible says he's on our side.

He's given us strength. He's given us wisdom so when we face a trial or adversity face of ourselves were facing it with him will if were with him with God all things are possible with God nothing is impossible. So how can we get in the middle of a trial and say I can't when God has said yes you can a man, it's good to realize in contrast to these words. If you've asked God to forgive you of your sins, God is on your side. God has forgiven you three verse 32 again could only catch that intro. In verse 33 for he is not a man as I am that I may answer him, and that we should go to court together. Nor is there any mediator between us, who may lay his hand on us both. Nor is there any mediator between us. There's no go-between. There's no go well. No kinsman redeemer, who may lay his hand on us both. Let him take his rod away from me and do not let dread of him terrify me. Then I would speak and not fear him, but it is not so with me. We can accomplish verses in the new living translation because it's a member a good bit different. Verse two Job chapter 2.

And if you're in the new living rep translation. I'll just be reading your version during the new King James version of the King James version that I study in the King James, I read in the new King James new living translation go back to the original languages Greek, the New Testament Hebrew in the Hebrew Scriptures are the Old Testament verse two uses in the neck and just truly I know it is so. But how can a man be righteous before God, the new living translation. It rates yes I know all this is true in principle but how can a person be declared innocent in God's that's the question that's the mother of all? That's the question that all questions go back to where do you find peace goes back there boarding fun love goes back to their 40 you found a successful marriage goes back to their where do you find a faithful friend goes back to their how do you know salvation is like to their how can you have a relationship with God is like to their is matter-of-fact and amicable moment realized together that this is for anybody. The most important question first three new living translation.

If someone wanted to take God, the court would it be possible to answer him, even once in a thousand times, for God is so wise and so mighty who is ever challenged and successfully verse five. Without warning he moves the mountains overturning them in his anger.

He shakes the earth from its place in its foundations tremble. If he commands it.

This is an interesting one.

The sun will rise the start function. 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 visit across the 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 and talking about the solar eclipse the lunar eclipse of the cell references for commands the sun will rise. He alone has spread out the heavens and marches on the waves of the sea.

Verse 90 made all the stars the bear and Oriana and plied. It's in the constellations of the southern sky so he's talking about these constellations which the new living translation explains that is not apparent from the new King James or the King James. That's where it's helpful to check these other references.

Be careful with the versions that you look into verse 10 new living translation.

He does great things to marvelous to understand he performs countless miracles. Yet when it comes near. I cannot see him when he moves body not seen go every snatches someone in death. Since verse 12 who can stop and who dares to ask what are you doing a great point.

Who gets to ask God what he doing and sometimes encourages people with darkness AA out and I want to know why God's light.

Right there you want to know why God may not be able to give you an answer was birth. Why does God love us so much.

How can God keep forgiveness fully keep messing up. How can God look around this world see all that's going on wait verse 20 in the new living translation says that well Manson my own mouth would pronounce me guilty though I'm blameless, it would prove me wicked and finally verse 22 night hidden all these new living translation versus just some that are given a liberatory your help provide light on the subject. Job 922 says innocent or wicked it is that all the same to God. That's why I say he destroys both the blameless and the wicked and think it's safe to say that Job has an attitude problem. Some of the things he says in this chapter is it justice toward the re-honestly because these are incorrect assumptions about God, no less understand were in chapter 9.

We've been through a previous chapters of Job's friends just hammering saying things like, you know what we think you caused your children's death by your sinful actions where I'm sure that's what he needed to hear some of the things that friends said were theologically correct. It's just a thought from time to say him going back through the chapter.

Now that we've read through it at some of those new living versus new living translation versus less understand Job came to this place, in part because of his response to the friends that was in part to the things that happened was also in part every action to his friends. His friends could've played a very unique place in the ceiling in yet. If you haven't already read the chapters go back tonight and reread these first eight chapters and remind yourself of how harsh these guys were and reminds me that it really is a test. What we say how we say it when we say it's like the old saying that Christians are like teabag just don't know what's in them until they are in hot water and you squeeze him really get situation. Sometimes we say things that's interesting because with them. We call all I'm sorry I said that this just not like me. What a weird things and when you mean you said it hooted like if it's not like you just set a good fit got the situation. Watch your time.

Some of you just heard from Sr. Watson meiosis Tom, that's not what I said your Swiss torture time. It's interesting that the bowels of the Bible over and over and over and over.

Encourage us to love others and judge ourselves when we did we judge others and love ourselves easier and Job's friends. The tongue is in the Bible hundred and 14 times almost 5049 times in Psalms and Proverbs since it plays a central role in the book of Job would lose friends only go through some verses about the known encourage you to jot these horses down the address, name of the book chapter.

The first is, here's what I several were several Hebrew words for the English word love there several Hebrew words for the one English word fool. There's the open fool in the closed full the open fool doesn't know something, but he knows he doesn't know something and is open to learning the closed fool doesn't know something and he doesn't want to know what he isn't that fun, teachable, and because he's unteachable he truly is a fool where the open fool in Hebrew is is viewed not as nearly as negative summative assemblies versus the thing is, when it comes to the tongue. How many people listen would be willing to be honest and say tonight that somewhere in the past will make it really gentle in the last 12 months have you said something that you shouldn't have said or did you not say something you should have said in other words, did your tongue are your words of your mouth get you in trouble Connecticut I see a show of hands in the last 12 months that your what you said got you in trouble dollars. How strange you got your hands up so we all leave this word, you can't apply it for somebody else. This is for you. Amen this is not for your wife for your husband. You can apply it for them. This is for you. James 38 but no man can tame the tongue with Meredith. Joe even read any work we don't have any hope doing. I mean if that's true or that is true, but we do have hope.

Why God wants to help us with this little tone. Amen.

Instead of this thing being a source of cursing. He wants this to be a source of blessing.

No man containment. But the Holy Spirit can. Sure enough payment.

Amen. No man can tame the tongue is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison with it we bless our God and father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the solitude of God in the likeness of God, same mouth proceed, blessing and cursing. My brother, these things ought not to be so does a spring send forth freshwater and bitter from the same open can a fig tree, my brother bear olives, or grapevine bear figs. Thus, no spring yields both saltwater and trash. Why does the book of Job go only known with his friends band judgment when Joe needs love and compassion and understanding. And with that, what are we supposed to be learning from the book of Joe. One is how to do a sickness. Secondly, how to walk out our healing, walking or healing. Job ends up receiving the healing and how he responds to God.

The wonderful picture of how we should respond when God touches us how to do a sickness walking or healing how to treat and love other people out of those three things out of the will sickness how to walk in our healing and how to treat them love other people.

What does the Bible spend the most time out of out of those three and how to treat other people get. We suggested some people have problems with her novel suggested that all people have wrong with her, including you, including me in the enemy lose the house to exploit this poem 15 to 3 says he who walks uprightly and works righteousness and speaks the truth in his heart. He who does not backbite with this time

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