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October 2, 2021 1:00 am
Welcome to cross the bridge with David Magee 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 for 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 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 chapters 15 and 16 now here's Pastor David Joe chapter 15 resting in the analysis.
As the Tim and nine answered and said, should a wise man answer with empty knowledge, and fill himself with the east. When should he reason with unprofitable talk, or by speeches with which he can do no good and you can fear and restrain prayer before God for your iniquity teaches your mouth and you choose the tongue of the crafty your own mouth condemns you, and not issue only lists testify against you for yourself. Are you the first man who was born all you made before the hills probably want to skip versus more than I ever say continues is just brutal.
Have you heard the counsel of God. Do you limit wisdom to yourself when you know that we do not know what do you understand that is not in us. Both the gray-haired and the aged are among us, much older than your father or the consolations of God too small for you and the word spoken gently with you. Why does your heart carry you away, and what do your eyes wink at, that you turn your spirit against God, and let such words go out of your mouth, what is man that he could be pure and he who is born of a woman that he could be righteous if God puts no trust in the saints, and the heavens are not pure in his sight, much less man, who is abominable and filthy drinks iniquity like water if he ever want to feel that you're trying to chop somebody up and get some pointers in here. I don't think that's the intent of the Scriptures. I will tell you, hear me when I have seen out of the clinic. But here's the thing. What I find with most of us is that we missed a lot of opportunities to encourage the comfort and to share because were too busy trying to pure spiritual that we won't hesitate. The world people. I think about now is this ring with grace and mercy. Now here's the life of God rarely leads us to condemn other believers, so they thought they had a spiritual reason for being ugly, unloving, and so I'm kind and yet the Bible tells us over and over and over and to be loving. So next time you think you have the unloving torts money stop and ponder and pray for JT what wise men have told, not hiding anything received from their fathers, to whom alone the land was given, and no alien passed among UFOs is talking about like a stranger. Verse 20 the wicked man is in pain all his days.
The number of years is hidden from the oppressor. Dreadful sounds are in his years in prosperity the destroyer comes upon them. He does not believe that he will return from darkness, for a sword is waiting for you wanders about for bread, sitting where is it knows of the day of darkness is ready at his hand trouble and anguish make him afraid they overpower him, like a key ready for battle, for he stretches out his hand against God, and acts defiantly against the Almighty, running stubbornly against him with a strong, embossed you, though, is covered his face with his fat ass and made his waist heavy with fat, he dwells in desolate cities and houses which no one happens which are destined to become ruins. You will not be rich, nor will his wealth continue, nor will his possessions overspread your now we know that Eliphaz is a false prophet because Job ends up to be twice as blessed. In the end, as he was in the beginning verse 31.apart from darkness, the flame will dry out his branches, and by the breath of his mouth he will go away, let him not trust in futile things deceive himself or utility will be his reward is a biblical truth that has nothing to do what you verse 32 will be accomplished before his time and his branch will not be green. He will shake off his unripe grape like a fine cast off his blossom like an olive tree.
Those are bad things causing to be unfruitful for the company of hypocrites will be barren, fire will consume the tents of bribery, they conceive trouble and bring forth futility. Their womb prepares deceit and chapter 16 Job answer and said I have heard many such things.
Miserable comforters are you all this was first on the Joe to stand in Job understand these people should be comforting me those three friends didn't have a clue what's supposed to happen is only since somebody's hurt, or are we vulnerable or trouble response to comfort them spiritually, but a flash. The old selfish would want to take advantage of that verse three shown words of wind have an end. What provokes you that you answer since we set this opportunity front of us because of the terms we have in front of us. One of the greatest ministry opportunities of the last 2000 years people were hungry people are wondering they're fed up with the fake.
And they want something for you and the bridge is as real as it gets, because we keep going back to the word about Jesus a man and so we think about that. We look inherent in this has to be one of the greatest examples of this ministry opportunities and all of the Bible. Hopefully, the biggest one we will ever see meaning we don't see it in our own lives that we don't miss that opportunity. Second Corinthians 1 verses three through five Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those in any trouble with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. If you can do something your uniquely qualified to help somebody that's in the middle there.
If you have had children that your uniquely qualified to minister to Barbara.
If you've been through the death of a brother or sister really early age are uniquely qualified to minister to somebody else like why Job's friends failed so miserably. I mean they were just on the opposite end. Here's a lifeless Job's friends failed because they were supposed to be able initially comforting and they took on the ministry of judgment kind of nation. Again, Job's friends failed because they were supposed to be all omission of comforting and they took all the ministry judgment and condemnation. What mission you will you and omission of evangelism are you and omission of judgment condemnation in or you can always look at somebody you look close enough long enough, you'll find something that's wrong with him and then you can feel better about mistakes you've made. That's not the way God wants it. Romans chapter 2 there some ministries out there that say what you gotta talk about hell for at least 10 minutes before you talk about in other sometimes when you should talk about hell and I'm not afraid to talk about Jesus.
What talk about. You don't have to mention help. Every time you talk to semi about salvation done a lot of street ministry. Most people out there partying on the street think knows their only way Dale.
I don't have to run up to one they go yeah I know that me something I don't. Romans two forces. Don't you see how wonderfully kind, tolerant and patient God is with you. Does this mean nothing to you and you see that his kindness is intended to turn you from your sin or the new King James or do you despise the riches of his goodness, forbearance, and long-suffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance is additionally don't usually include verse five include, you despise the riches of his goodness, forbearance, and long-suffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance. But in accordance with your hardness and your impenitent heart you treasuring up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God. Our words are powerful. I have shared things that caused somebody to respond to the spirit and then get say or do powerful when they prayed, what they used to use words, so's power over life and death is the power of the time.
It certainly is and I honestly believe that this whole church including myself, that we can do a lot better with what we say we can do a lot better with what we don't say mean and there's things that we should say that we don't. There's things that we should say that we do now is your count on God to help you in your willing to be honest, say amen amen great notice I said including me, but living in times of changing and we don't change the core.
We have to realize things are going on around us, the enemy is trying to start everything if you ever had a complaining thought. Then the enemy is dead on about complainant 24 seven. If you've ever had a rebellious thought the enemies going to stir up some sort of hatred towards me or another leader. That's the enemy start stuff up his life of our words express the comfort minister to encourage and sometimes the challenge, but our words are always point to God that again. Our words are supposed comfort to minister to encourage and sometimes the challenge, but our words are always point to God.
We see it miss him here. Every one of us is mishandled. Words because the subversives would creep taking those jockeys down to look at later. First Timothy 513 says if they are on the list.
They will learn to be lazy and will spend their time gossiping from house to house meddling in others people's business and talk about things I should come out younger widows yakking first Timothy chapter 6 or 20 oh Timothy Gard was committed to your trust.
Avoid the profane and idle babblings, and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge by professing that some of street concerning the faith.
Grace be with you are in the new living translation Timothy Gard what God has entrusted the avoid godless foolish discussions with those who oppose you with her so-called knowledge.
Some people wandered from the faith by following such foolishness.
God's grace be with you dearly. Godless foolish discussions of people posing the leader and people wander off from the faith because of there's a reason the stuff is in the Bible. Interesting.
Second Timothy 215. I'm not being diligent.
I was never be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. The work of aftermath. Pastor David will be back in less than one minute.
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16 and 17 continue and say shine profane. I don't babblings, for they will increase to more ungodliness, and their message will spread like cancer and monastic leaders are of the solar new living translation. Avoid worthless foolish talking only leads to more godless behaviors, talk spreads like cancer is in the case of many is Titus chapter 1 verse 1011 for there are many rebellious people engage in useless talk to deceive others. This is especially true of those who insist on circumcision for salvation.
They must be silenced because they are turning whole families away from the truth by their false teaching. They do it only from Matthew 12 success but I say to you that for every idle word men may speak they will give account of in the day of judgment.
For by your words you will be justified by your words you will be condemned minister you can really help you because there's something that we reread that verse and we don't hear one word really important but I say to you that for every idle word men may speak they will give account. Not every word will give an account of the work you give an account of every idle word like they're not doing something exactly like they're supposed to be doing some exactly your words are supposed to be doing something if they do, then you will be rewarded as but if your words are down in their crash and always things where there idle. You have to give an account. Saints praise for Job's friends because with idle words. They got some serious judgment, on people to friends greet like something out of sometimes they shake hands people say where did the handshake come from, and some people say well the handshake came from when people were traveling and roads were dangerous by ever new with you know your friend or foe.
So the extension of the hand was saying.
I don't have a weapon and I'm safe. Anybody or much problems you feel safe because somebody is outstretched that they could easily be sore and their lack usually feel safe just to get some ice got a handout strip so that's not what is it, well this is interesting. I wish I could figure, but I can't. With this the way that you spell handshake in the Hebrew the way that you would say this is the way that you would spell in Hebrew handshake to go and this is a far-off date go. That's the way you spell handshake with interesting not handshake hand hand.
This is a year old in the hands calling a yogurt in the end of all this is hand, if I want to spell a word for friend to hands together. This is a hand.
This is a friend you'll see pictures of the brotherhood, or a friend that has two hand like this means friendship and hand friend. There's a reason for that because we join hands together, we are friends and we can accomplish so much more than we can separately. We've already accomplish so much more than we think about is there something spiritually, supernaturally, that we can know or understand that will help us in our relationships with one another. Absolutely part of this is real easy. One of the stories of Jesus told his parable of the sower in Mark chapter 4 verse 14 is the source of the work in Luke chapter 8 verse 11. Jesus tells us what needs explaining the parable of the parable is the seed is the word of God and then verse 11 and twice another parable is that the seed is the word of God goes by the wayside or the one choose here then the devil comes and takes away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be safe word is the seed a better job description. If you would, is that I am on the CMA scatter and see every time you come in here scattered see Peter talks about the word be an incorruptible seed, the living God to see Cece Galati go team a part about Scripture cc wittily taken Cece think the enemy wants to take the seed out of your life.
If every time you see me on casting seed in your life. Guess what the enemy will for your life. He doesn't want me you just said that you know more about the Bible and Jesus into mapping. You think the enemy knows you often feel the enemy encouraging you and your relationship with your senior pastor now. That's not you, but I know some of you had a really weird thoughts like to smash his car. Was it just a fleeting thoughts on anything you plan your planet somewhat, but you thought it was the enemy was the enemy. You know your own mom and all you want to go to Houston on about the problems you have think that's got here's life lesson that I really think every person should write down every person calls the searcher trimmer calls me there pastor should write this down his life lesson every demon in the hill want you to hate me hate my kids hate my family hate this church and hate this ministry. The enemy wants you to be grateful. And I'm thankful for what God had done in your life through me through this church the people in this church. I signed up you need to have some knowledge that the enemy can't be at work. He would miss a huge opportunity words, not just gonna slide none of the door. Here it's going out here it's going out locally. It's going out across United States and all around the world for people to get saved and the Angels are seeing in an enemy God is doing something to mention all the got it done here. That's not me.
I was born a deaf-mute to me.
There's a pretty significant wall and trying to develop spiritual pride. Because I couldn't talk, and I couldn't hear. When he got his hands on me. So every time I talk… I know that's God he's done so much I prayed for years for God to raise up the ministry in the Triad that would teach word by word. Verse by verse and I may not be where we we started as a coward. We were the fifth cavalry Chapel. It started here and try for other started equipped; as long as seven years, but nobody ever got over like 50 people there to think about that the right time right place right man. There's a combination God just does what he does. I know that we have certainly been blessed. There's no doubt my mind about that and we should be think I should stop that it would strengthen you with my mouth and the comfort of my lips would relieve your grief Job Sam what he would do I speak, my grief does not really in about remain silent how my ease, but now he's worn me out. You've made desolate all my company you shriveled me up, and it is a witness against me, my leanness rises up against me and bears witness to my face. He tears me in his wrath, and hates me and gnashes at me with his teeth. I'm not sure speaking of Eliphaz in this next statement he says my adversary sharpens his gaze on me and then verse 10 they gape at me with their mouth they strike me reproachfully on the cheek, they gather together against me. God has delivered me to the ungodly and turn me over to the hands of the wicked. Those are his friends.
I was at ease, but he has shattered me is also taking me by the neck and shaking me to pieces and he set me up for his target's archer surrounding. He pierces my heart does not pity he pours out my call on the ground he breaks me with wound upon wound. He runs at me like a warrior. I have sewn sackcloth over my skin laid my head.my face is flushed from weeping in Omaha… The show how the violence is in my hands. My prayer is pure or do not cover my blood. There was the Hebrew salt that would blood was spilt that cried out that it was unrequited, unresolved. I think there's probably something to that.
And when you consider how much blood we've shared with abortions innocent blood cried out from the ground for justice. People can be forgiven for that, but a government that says that's okay a government that allows people to sell murder body parts. There is something really really wrong with that government and let my cry have no resting place. Surely even now my witness is in heaven, and my evidence is on how my friend scorned me I were out tears to God all that one might plead for a man with God as a man pleads for his neighbor said over that one might plead for a man with God is a man pleads for his neighbor Joe wish they had intercessors for friends but when a few years are finished, I shall go the way will return make sure couple versus close first Corinthians 13 though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal not have to get the prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge will have all things that could remove mountains, but have not love nothing not to stay all my goods to feed the poor not give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing. Love suffers long and is, what does not empty.
Love does not parade itself, is not puffed up, does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth. Love bears all love believes all things, believes the best of people. Well, hopes all things. Love endures all things. Verse eight says love never fails. And now all about faith, hope, love, these 3° of these is love. Here's an interesting question in the close Satan wipes out his resources. As businesses buildings wiped out kids Texas health one over the friends left his enemy was wiping out everything while leave the wife while leave the friends why did God not mention the friends. These are some things for you to ponder and think it's safe to say they did not appreciate and value the relationship with Joe were thankful were grateful. I'm not sure. I'm thankful for all God is done and I know I'm not grateful enough spray God, thank you for this work tonight. God help us to be grateful when we look to this book, we can see you in the midst of this book, you been listening to Pastor David McGee on cross the bridge weekend edition tuning 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.
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