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September 18, 2021 1:00 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 to 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 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 chapters 11 and 12 now here's Pastor David terminated Joe Chapter 11 and if you don't have a Bible and you need one. Just raise your hand and wanting ushers will come in hand your Bible so that you can read along with us. So what's going on here is in the last chapter 10. Joe was speaking about what's happening in his life and then look, going back and forth with these chapters Chapter 11. So for will start again. Job is sitting with three people who call themselves his friends and Jehovah course has been attacked by the enemy attacked by Satan. Satan is the one that attacked and took things and destroy things.
God allowed it. We need to be careful that we don't assign blame to God for allowing something. There's a difference between God and doing something in God allowing something a man it's interesting in the New Testament were read about Jesus.
You don't see Jesus going around or not I'm gonna make you sick so you can learn something and see that there are is the point the enemy is the one that attacks the enemy is the one that does evil sayings. Now if you believe in sovereignty as active as most Christians do, that means God is in charge and how to get an answer as evil in the world.
Some people say what you will gain through man happened before them. There was a angel who is very powerful, who was part of the heavenly worship and he decided that he would step out his authority that he would grasp authority that God had not given him that we see people do sometimes you wait and watch as I have over the years, people start talking and long before others see it. I know what's motivating their starting a new church surprise a graph expressed some we need to be careful about taking something that God has given us was implemented plus read Job chapter 11 verse 104 start man again one more thing before you jump into this less. Remember that in chapter 1 of Job. It says that Job was a good man and a just man, and a spiritual man and then if that's not enough think is in verse eight that God himself says Joe is a good man.
Adjustment is important for us to understand. You got to say you considered my servant Joe more appropriately, it was probably hey, you have been considering my servant Joe so I got to take everything about Job and say was I cannot resolve the statement already been thinking about him strategizing, so I think God is like a using Job's going to wobble father, it's amazing know when everything about us knowing the human condition. Knowing the hearts in the mountains of people, God's now in dues and endows us with power in trust building the kingdom of God and that a man prays that since God says Job's good man and just man, his three friends and talking to him start accusingly Joe.
He brought this on yourself.
Job you got some sort of secret sin in your life, repent, and everything will be okay.
Joe didn't have secret since the conference. They thought they were his friends and yet how quickly they did not believe the best about Joe.
Why some thoughts on the matter. Are we know that Joe was a blessed man had a lot of staff a lot of things been easy for maybe his friends to have some in the about all the stocks and things Job chapter 11 verse one then so for the name he thought he answered and said, should not the multitude of words be answered and should a man full of talk be vindicated. Should your empty talk make men hold their peace and when you mock, should no one rebuke you must keep in again. Job is he's hurt he's really in pain. His candidates were to everything he'd built.com and his friends that I just don't get. I don't and I hope it confuses you, because I think it's one of the big lessons are supposed to learn from the book of Joe is how to comfort before for you have said, my doctrine is pure and I am clean in your eyes but all that God would speak, and open his lips against you, that he would show you the secrets of wisdom for they would double your prudence. Know therefore that God exacts from you less than your iniquity deserves and the new living translation Joe Chapter 11 verse six is if only he would tell you the secrets of wisdom for true wisdom is not a simple matter.
Listen, God is doubtless punishing you far less than you deserve is just friends for seven can you search out the deep things of God. Can you find out the limits of the Almighty. They are higher than heaven. What can you do deeper than show what can you now their measure is longer than the earth and broader than the sea. If he passes by imprisonment, and gathers to judgment, then who can hinder him, for he knows deceitful men. He sees wickedness also. Will he not then consider it for an empty headed man will be wise, when a wild donkey's colt is born a man. I am getting where I really would like to see so far in person and this guy. Verse 13 is you would prepare your heart, and stretch out your hands toward him, if iniquity were in your hand and you put it far away it would not let wickedness dwell in your tents whenever you got a bullhorn think surely you could lift up your face without spot.
Yes, you could be steadfast and not fearů The resources because you would forget your misery and remember it as waters of the past away in your life would be brighter than noonday sicknesses was so interesting about the book is that these friends will be missing the welding and hurting him and then get on a little track.
That's right, that's good in the new living translation. Verses 14 and 15 site get rid of your sins and leave all iniquity behind you, then your face will brighten with innocence, you will be strong and free of fear.
He talks about the fruit of repentance for 17 in your life would be brighter than noonday. You were dark.
It would be like the morning and you would be secure, because there is hope.
Yes, you would dig around you and take your rest in safety.
You would also lie down, and no one would make you afraid nozzle verse or if you're struggling with anxiety of your struggling to sleep at night.
Verse 19 he would also lie down, no one would make you free. Yes, many would court your favor, but the eyes. The wicked will flail and they shall not escape, and their hope. Loss of life only going to Job's answer will go ahead and chapter 12, Job answered and said, no doubt you are the people, and wisdom will die with you is sarcasm tube is full and he's gotta let it out and says you're so smart when you die all wisdom dies with you, but I have understanding as well as you and am not inferior to you and D who does not know such things as these, I am one mocked by his friends, who called on God and he answered him, the just and blameless who is ridiculed, the lamp is despised in the thought of one who is at ease is made ready for those who sleeps with the tents of robbers prosper in those who provoke God are secure in what God provides by his hand. But now, as the basement will teach you and the birds of the air, and they will tell you speak to the earth and it will teach you the fish of the sea will explain to you. Who among all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done an interesting thing so there's all these animals. Everybody knows God created them.
Who among you, doesn't know that while some people believe in evolution is interesting other day only to finance your program; and and they said they'd been a Christian and been doing well in church: Bible studies will not and started to believe theistic evolution and they said literally that their faith began to fall apart as they embraced more and more of what they thought was right, not what was inherently a new phone away from the Lord. He came back, but be careful to make theistic evolution were theistic evolution basically says the evolution process is really responsible for the creation of man and got dressed, watched it. It's not what my Bible says in the beginning the beginning God created the heavens and earth. I meant less confusion. I wonder what he meant by that first and then use hand is the life of every living thing in the breath of all mankind is not the ear test words and the mouth taste its food.
Wisdom is with aged men, and with links of days, understanding with him are wisdom and strength. Yes, counseling understanding if you break something down it cannot be rebuilt if he imprisons a man, there can be no release. If he withholds the waters, they drive up if he sends them out, they overwhelm the errors with him are strength and prudence. The deceived and the deceiver are his.
He leads counselors away plundered, and makes fools of the judges he loosens the bonds of kings, and binds their waist with about he leads princes away plundered, and overthrows the mighty deprives the trusted ones of speech, and takes away the discernment of the elders. He pours contempt on princes, and disarms the mighty, he uncovers deep things out of darkness, and brings the shadow of death to light. He makes nations great, and destroys the margins nations, and guides them. He takes away the understanding of the chiefs of the people of the earth and makes them wander in a pathless wilderness.
While they group in the dark without light, and he makes them stagger like a drunken man your attention please. Christians, a lot of times think judgment from God is when bad things start to happen.
That's actually about the third or fourth thing that happens in judgment.
The first thing that happens is that people become convinced that they don't need God. And so they tell God we don't need you. We don't need it.
We don't need to. We don't need and what starts judgment is that that second phase where God says well if you don't need me had it if you don't need me in your schools have and spend millions of dollars trying to figure out what's not working. If you want to trot out the enemy from the courtroom and remove the 10 Commandments from the whole legal system of America was built on Judeo-Christian ethics and you want to take the 10 members down from the courtroom and then wonder why judges are so foolish glad then bad things start to happen.
Are we being judged. Billy Graham said if God didn't judge America he would owe Sodom and Gomorrah, an apology. There's a lot of truth in that statement.
So here we are with Job's comforters. That's a label that these people. Job's comforters. I hope you are ever in pain that you don't have Job's comforters around.
Amen. That what you don't have pastors here who are Job comforters understand that if you got a problem. This is not our response without the whole question here is, is what about pain we do with pain when we do stay because Job's feeling his pain and his friends too much like there is ignoring his pain so they can speak spiritual thing. 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 visits 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 much like there is ignoring his pain so they can speak spiritual thing. It reminds me of the parable of the good Samaritan where the Levite and the priest walked past the vanity incident leaders. It is interesting thing in chapter 12 it says he would loosen the bonds of kings, and binds their waist with a belt for a leader to move his belt were to pull up his rope to do something was kind of a sonic disgrace as a leader you knew it as the leader of the home unit into one mentioned that little detail in the parable of the prodigal son that lifetimes folks mess. It says when the father saw him allow ways off, meaning he'd been looking for you so I remember what he did pulled up his rope and he ran. He disgraced himself to go ponder the prodigal, like Jesus did. So we look to these chapters chapter 10 John Doe Bill Wells is condition Chapter 11 so far reproved Job chapter 12 Job entered his friends. Chapter 13, Job defends his integrity. 14. Job speaks of life flows. Chapter 15 Eliphaz records show it like a cycle with Joe so let's look at some of the bigger things. Here's a life lesson in this life, we will know something is part life, even if we know pain, all of her life. It will be a short season next to an internal unity without pain. We read that again in this life, we will know something, even if we know pain, all of our life. It will be a short season next to an eternity without pain. Thank you. Make take pain up to the doors of heaven, but you not taken a minute. You may takes guards up to the gate but you not taken a man, you may take disease up to the door to heaven but you not taken a man praise God that something to look forward to your future so bright, J.
Revelation 21, three scissors and I heard a loud voice from heaven saying to hold the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be as people, and God himself will be with them and be their God, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes. There shall be no more death or sorrow crying.
There shall be no more pain for the former things have passed away. Praise say no more pain, no more pain now want to stop and what you think about the more emotional pain. Physical pain, it will all be gone. Now the say no more pain again. No more hey hallelujah man is something look forward to any settlement to make all things new. And he said to me right for these words are true and faithful think is an interesting thing. Revelation John 21 seven says all who are victorious will inherit all the blessings and I will be there God they will be my children but cowards cowards is an interesting first auction cowards unbelievers the corrupt murderers.
The immoral practice witchcraft. Idol worshipers and all liars, their faith is in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.
Now that list I worshipers that word literally is Gentile, describes us his next appointment. Life wasn't the real question. Life is not if we will have to think the real question is how will we react to the pain we experience and how will we react to the pain we see others go under. We see others experience can sometimes we don't get offended over ourselves and something happens to us, but we get offended on somebody else's plan.
That's a trap for throw your better off not get offended at all. We get offended and we pick up an offense and then we carried a brown steel Jewish people ask about what's wrong but you didn't in her what happened to me when somebody said to me here about me. I think they said about me because I think they're always thinking about me because I'm always thinking about me something their bikes so that they hurt me some offended you.
Okay alright enough RIC for later on they walk often into my know what's wrong what's wrong on and on premise. What's person dumb out there offense was risky, Jesus. What he did put the event that I own a man don't care either him or her life too short to be talking about offenses and when you get offended on someone else's behalf don't happens you get upset because it's happened to me early on in ministry.
Somebody said something. I told Doris and set to kick a guy she got upset she got fired up some of you may have not seen that side but that that does exist to measure and so she gets fired up and then couple days laterů Sergeants and forgiving like a week later, walking down the hall and more like gliders at this, I was up with that she similar him and he did all that said all that, he apologized and I forgot you forgot that he apologized so you but usually when you get offended. Once my else's behalf, never aware of the resolution. You're never aware of the other person apologized to be careful that to pay the check hit you or somebody you love what you do. Pain hits a loved one with cancer or disease related how you respond is the bid saying you become either a hater or lover see today harder to love and where did pain come from anyone pain come from God. Now we do have a pain system and it's a warning system. The Genesis 3 is where pain came from. And here's a bottle study to pain is first mentioned.
Remember, law enforcement, in the fall in Genesis 3's opinion came able to fall and will go out to get to heaven was arrogant.
Pain is first mentioned. Remember law first mentioned in the fall. Genesis Teresa pain came into the falcon will go out when we go to heaven to Genesis 3, you know I'll read through your system then Lord God called to Adam and said to him, where Suzette large voice in the garden is great because I was negative and I hid myself. That's not a good response when you mess up to hide yourself where you hide yourself from God and he said, who told you that your neck have you eaten from the tree, which I commanded you, that you should not eat we go down to verse 16 of chapter 3 of Genesis says to the woman he said, I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception in pain you shall bring forth children part of the curse men, not only is it pain. It's childbirth pay all the women right got his right foot and I just I can even imagine things go Cosby that said you believe you want to try to imagine the pain. Take your lower lip and pollute real hard and stretch it over your head as the pain of childbirth, arrogant, so eased his brother curse serpent gives workers and gets Foraker. What's interesting is the last verse, Genesis 3, that a lot of people miss read is to so we drove out the man and he placed cherubim at the east of the Garden of Eden and a flaming sword which turned every way to guard the way to the tree of life it inside guard the waif from them is to guard the way to the tree of life not guard the way of life from them to make sure they get to it was the tree of life to the book of Genesis and also there's a tree of life. The book of Revelation and also there's a tree of life on Mount Calvary is the tree of life is the cross. The Bible says cursed is anybody who hangs on a tree. Jesus hung on the tree for you and are Proverbs chapter 9, brings it down. Proverbs chapter 9 verse seven says he who corrects a scoffer gets shame for himself and he who rebukes a wicked man only harms himself. Some people asked before.
When you read the book of Proverbs and it says rebuke affluent at that and then don't rebuke a fool to tell you to repeat but not digging what which one which what it's saying is there's no profit in rebuking the full but you don't know with the person foolish until you correct them in the way they respond. I sat with some people, incorrect him and say what love you watching him for it. You do something to create your gift but there's an issue for when you do, just deal with that issue you not make it a big deal, but that's it must repent this move out, so I'm not rebuke you, and I'm going to find out if you're a fool or a wise man because of your wise man you're going to receive this correction if you're a fool. You're not going to receive the crush. What's interesting is the people that are foolish and don't receive the correction they somehow won't hear everybody to know they didn't receive correction and interesting. My goodness Sue Proverbs 9 verse eight says do not correct a scoffer West HQ rebuke, a black man, and he will love it. Proverbs chapter 6 or 16 goes in the six things the Lord hates the six things the Lord hates you, seven are an abomination to the problem line, tongue, hands that shed innocent blood heart that devises wicked plans, feet, there's wisdom running the false witnesses speaks class and one who sows discord among brethren.
Have you ever done any of those things probably you do repeatedly without repentance. I hope not. Here's the thing. What is the difference between the people who are going to happen to people who are not his people going to heaven keep turning to Jesus.
Keep asking for forgiveness. They've done some of the same things patently was be honest about.
We have some people in heaven look done far worse things and some people that no one first draft of chapter 6 is did you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God. Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites nor thieves or coaches, nor drunkards, nor of our extortion will inherit the kingdom of God and so were some of you pulsating so were some of you but you washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God. That's your choice.
When these things come up over this is okay and I did this because of that unexplained identity did not.
Don't cling to your sin cling to your Savior, because next life lesson that God is a healing God.
He wants to heal you, no doubt about it wants to.
It's interesting Jesus walks up to people to want to be you still asking do you want to be you. Some people would rather carry the offense carry a little bit of pain and then begin act out works of the flash. Don't let that be you be healed.
There's a CS Lewis quote a little courage helps more than much knowledge a little human sympathy more than much courage in the least tincture of the love of God more than all you been listening to Pastor David McGee on cross the bridge weekend edition. Tune in 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. Just visit cross the bridge.com and click on a lifestream link there. You experience a live service in David's home church. The bridge in North Carolina again. That website is cross the bridge.com. Remember that you are not alone and you are loved. Also don't forget to visit, cross the bridge.com to discover more resources provided at no charge to help you learn more about the Bible. If you'd like to help us your God work with others. Click on the donate button and support this program with your regular gifts and tune into cross the bridge. Weekend editions each Saturday and Sunday on this station or on the cross the bridge.com website. God bless you and have a great day