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November 6, 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 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. Tomorrow as we take a closer look at chapters 27 and 28 now here's Pastor David was or thank you, thank you for this evening or at least, thank you for your word. We thank you for a place that proclaims your word teaches your word and seeks to live by your word Lord is these gray areas are disappearing. God help us to continue to hold on to what's right and what's pure and what's true and no matter how unpopular it may be to proclaim your word or biblical marriage or creation or any of the other discussions that help us to stand on your word Lord that whenever you appear were ready and we will hear that awesome awesome thanks from you as well done good and faithful servant.
Lord help us to follow you and help us to serve when we don't feel like pour out when we feel drained to tell others about your goodness. But maybe it's inconvenient or were concerned about being rejected. Lord, thank you for the opportunity to evangelize something we will not get to do in heaven we will be able to invite people to church and have Scott, may we enjoy those things now here before this life as a blade of grass withers and passes by. May we stand on your word which stands true forever. We ask that you would open our hearts to your word and open your word to our hearts in Jesus name their buddies at a man a man praise God turn with me to Job, chapter 27 so were looking at the life of Joe. It's the oldest book in the Bible surprises some people because it's kind of in the middle of the Hebrew Scriptures. But it's older than the Pentateuch. Now it covers a portion of time. That's after the start of Genesis. Obviously, and we need to always remember these meetings with God and the enemy. Job and his friends were not part of and so we talked about how something can happen. Something bad can happen and we think God is speaking to us through this to be careful about that all wanted God do that. Bad thing to me.
Be careful with her worse. Why did God do that. Bad thing to that person, or something bad happened to them. They must be a bad person. Interestingly enough, you know what we talk about spiritual body. You know what part of your makeup probably comes up with that your body. What's wrong with that person. You don't come up with that spiritually.
Spiritually, the spiritual statement would be what's wrong with that person. How can we help when it comes to why do bad things happen and do bad things happen to bad people do bad things happen to good people will biblically list understand that none of us are good.
None of us are perfect. We live in a fallen world were born into a fallen world were born as a fallen center into a fallen and then we expect nothing to go from a biker and have it or not happened yet. If you're taking notes just that one down were not happened yet, so challenges us to look at Joe and what will do here is will to the two chapters and then come back and comment. Job chapter 27 verse one. Moreover, Job continued his discourse and said is God lives who is taken away my justice, and the Almighty, who is made my soul bitter see again.
We know from the Bible that it's the enemy that is done these things, and Job keeps making the mistake of what God did this and so therefore when something bad happens. Friends don't assume that God did that he may have obviously allowed it, but there's a big difference between cause and that the intent to harm you, and God be able to take something bad and get some good have first week as long as my breath is in me and the breath of God is in my nostrils. My lips will not speak wickedness, nor my tongue under the seat.
Far be it for me that I should say you're right to lot that I will not put away my integrity from me, my righteousness hold fast and will not let it go. My heart shall not reproachfully as long as I lived.
May my enemy be like the wicked, and he who rises up against me like the unrighteous for what is the whole of the hypocrite was a great question was the hope.
What is the hope of the atheist. There is no that's why I'm so many atheists commit suicide.
There's no hope there though he may gain much if God takes away his life for time will God hear his cry when trouble comes upon it.
The unbeliever hits trouble you don't have God's recourse God will hear the prayer of him ask her asking to be forgiven, but let's remember the unbeliever. There's a big void. There's a canyon. There of the said let's not dealt with and for us to have a relationship with God that has to be dealt with. That Jesus dealt with it.did his part, we have to accept it and become his job, going to John chapter 1 verse 12. That is, many, as believed in him, he gave the right to become children of God go back version on what God here is crap. When trouble comes upon a plea delight himself in the Almighty will he always: God, teach you about the hand of God. What is with the Almighty. I will not conceal surely all of you seen one of them.
Do you behave with complete nonsense.
Great question. I'd remember that, why then do you behave with complete nonsense as a great spiritual question. This is the portion of the wicked man with God than the heritage of oppressors receiving the Almighty's children are multiplied is for the sword, and his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread. Those who survive him shall be buried in death notices and throw widows shall not we suggest is talk about the judgment that's all in the unbeliever the unrighteous and then he goes into some of these prosperity things and issues.
Verse 60 really keeps up silver like dust and powerful closing like clay, he may power without the digest will wear somebody elsewhere in the incident will divide the silver. How do we get ready for what's coming. We know from the Bible what it says about what's coming.
We don't know when it's common. The tribulation and these things or the time of trouble leading up to the tribulation. What how do we get ready for what God tells us about these things so we can get ready in the windows. There is wisdom in being prepared.
You should have a few days of food, and perhaps a generator depending if he gets by with health issues allow you I will pray about a generator have food. I think thing messes 3 to 5 days.
Water and food. It's not gonna rot in your fridge, of the power goes but nowhere does it say that when these things start to happen.
Jesus said under them freak out and buy 14 years worth of food and go hide in a cave is not in their be careful about giving away your peace if you give away your peace and you become fearful you can be manipulated though Buddha. That's why the enemy wants you to be for is why the enemy wants to cause fear in your life and when you think about the end times, and whatever's coming. May I suggest the words of Jesus when you see these things start to happen. Look up your redemption is close focus on Jesus, a man crazy and focus on Jesus prayed it in and let you know if you give your post tribulation is all explained it all the way up before the tribulation to get the evening and your post treatment focus on the tribulation rapture because that's the highlight of the seven years and incidentally were told to look for Jesus ministry poster of the antichrist shows up before Jesus.
The important point. I wish there was a book that explained it all 08. The editor laughs out loud from the first reason I appreciate all the people that help develop new way to big part. My wife and and Lauren and Randy. Actually, a lot of people got him out. So, thanks. Thanks so much for everybody about like everything around here to team effort to go back.
Verse 16 Lily heats up silver like dust, composite closing, like clay, he may power not just where the innocent will divide the silver he builds his house like a moral. It's a weird thing missing.
He built a temporary shelter not at home like bait. It's interesting in the Hebrew the word. The second letter of the alphabet bait is also the word for temple which is bait.
That's why when I received a synagogue or temple.
It's bait Israel over her bait LOL like that.
What's interesting is the word for house or home in Hebron.
It's bait went out, you do work for temple was that it it which is, it is both you spell it.
Like Beth, but it's almost closed the so that's the word for temple. That's work for Howells because the temple you're supposed to feel at home at wherever you go to worship, but your house in the home should also be a place of worship a man he builds his house like a moth verse 18 Leica booth which watchmen makes the rich man will lie down, but not be gathered up.
He opens his eyes and he is no more terrors overtake him like a fly tempest steals him away in the night the east wind carries him away and he is gone it sweeps him out of his place. It hurls against him and does not spare.
He flees desperately from its power. Men shall clap their hands at him and show his him out of his place.
Surely there is a monster silver in a place where gold is refined. This is known. Chapter 20 verse two iron is taken from the earth, and copper is smelted for more man puts it in the darkness and searches every recess for or in the darkness and the shadow of death, he breaks over the shaft away from people and places forgotten 5 feet staying far away from men. They swing to and fro. As for the earth from it comes bread, but underneath it is turned up as by fire. It stones are the source of sapphires and it contains gold dust that passed. No bird knows, nor has the Falcons I seen it is been somewhat philosophical circular roll with it for the verse seven that path. No bird knows, nor has the Falcons by St. the proud Lyons not Troutman, nor is the fierce lion passed over. He puts his hand on the flip he overturns the mountains at the roots he cuts out channels of the in his eyes see every precious thing he deals with the stream from trickling what is hidden. He brings forth to light verse 12, but where can wisdom be found and where is the place of understanding. Man does not know its value, nor is it found in the land of the living the deep says it is not in me, and the sea says it is not with me.
It cannot be purchased for go, nor can silver be waiting for its price. It cannot be valued in the gold of Ophir and precious onyx, or sapphire, neither gold nor crystal can equal it, nor can it be exchanged for jewelry, fine gold, no mention shall be made of coral or courts for the price of wisdom is above rubies. The topaz of Ethiopia cannot equal it, nor can it be valued in pure gold.
Verse 20 from where then does wisdom come in where's the place of understanding.
It is hidden from the eyes of all living and concealed from the birds of the air destruction and death say we have had a report about it with her ears. God understands its way and he knows its place.
For he looks to the ends of the earth and sees under the 11th to establish a weight for the wind and apportion the waters by measure. He tells the way you sell Florida verse 26 when he made a law for the reigning in the path for the thunderbolt. What an awesome description of a God he made a wall for the rain, and a path for the thunderbolt. Then he saw wisdom and declared it.
He prepared it, indeed, he searched it out and to man he said to hold the fear of the Lord that is wisdom and to depart from evil is understanding. It doesn't say and to depart from wisdom is understanding the density and to depart from the truth is understanding to depart from evil is understanding to cling to.
The truth is good for a lot of stuff in here. 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 cross 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 first bring up something were told in the Bible that God is not given us a spirit of fear. Interesting that it uses a spirit of fear. So those are some demon that's responsible for fear that they all use it, but it is interesting spirit of fear and is is is not God. So when you feel fear or anxiety is not double now when you get fearful again like I said earlier, you can be manipulated even if you're fearful about some good sleep, fearful about your kids, you should be fearful about your kid should be concerned about your children should be loving and prayerful about your children, but if you're fearful about your children. The enemy woman happily if you begin to think yourself, child babies got some disease. You know what instead of going to church_take him to get ice cream tonight because we don't know how long he has quick it's weird. These chapters because of civil issue several things. One of them that we see playing out with Job and his friends is there condemning Joe and he hasn't done anything and that's one of things are supposed to be learning is not to condemn someone that hasn't done anything wrong.
Do we do that every day, no to the things the Bible brings out is to love unconditionally. God wants to teach us to do that and God also wants to teach us to ponder and obey and even be loyal to authority, he talks about that a lot and it's interesting that in thinking about the veterans that that came up that honor and that correct your first life lessons to be fully blessed love unconditionally and honor authority in order to be fully blessed love unconditionally and honor authority. Now when we say love people unconditionally Jesus at the lever enemies, but this does not start there.
Love your spouse and when I say love I mean the commitment.
I don't mean the feeling sometimes we redefine love as a feeling love is an act of the will.
When somebody says the semi. "I don't love you anymore after 10 years. What they probably mean is I don't feel love at this moment, and I'm going to be ruled by my emotions and not God's word and say to you instead of loving you unconditionally save unit hurtful fashion. I don't love you anymore, I'm leaving here a turf it's meant to be hurtful when somebody leaves it is meant to be hurtful.
Another one group to love unconditionally is your family to love your family unconditionally, and the third one. Your spiritual family so the people that you should love unconditionally are your spouse, your family and your spiritual family, we can see that from the Bible. Now I get wiki daunted enemies and all that stuff but there's a two-way relationship with your spouse with your family with your spiritual family and something will happen to test all of those now. I guess first of the list.
We should put God love God unconditionally that we don't think of loving God unconditionally because God's perfect, but our perspective of God is not always perfect. So anytime you think God's done something to hurt you love him unconditionally love your spouse unconditionally love your family unconditionally love your spiritual family unconditionally and something will happen to test all of those relationships to see how committed you are. The Bible tells us to honor certain groups of people. It's mentioned in this verse about integrity and honor. We are to honor authority. Now, with the government. We may come to a. Where civil disobedience is called for is they told me tomorrow.
You cannot proclaim the name of Jesus. Y'all better just go ahead and get a bail fund for Pastor David because he's gonna declare the name of Jesus.
Amen. So it's it's okay. Is it time to do the civil thing. It's not time yet is that time, it could be.
I know who's going to make the world right. Amen. But I want to bring up six groups that the Bible says the honor and if you ponder these six people or six groups of people you will be blast and I know we don't talk about this very often. Here, but you also prosper. Don't freak out. Think that's a dirty word. That's a word from the Bible how you could walk in the fullness of your blessings. We don't talk about it a lot here.
We certainly don't talk about it all the time or not, work, church, but here is an issue that is biblical that we want to walk in the fullness of what God has for so these six areas are first honor God honor God. Honor your parents on your spouse, your wife on your spiritual leaders under your employer or boss in honor government leaders. I didn't ask if you felt like honor in any of those or if any of those groups had earned your honor would honor those groups because the Bible specifically says non-religious groups and uses that word on that help is not hard to figure out where to honor God and you may think always going to the 10 Commandments does is give no image of God's will for me know. Actually where the Bible talks about honoring God. Proverbs 3, five tells us to trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. A few verses later in chapter 3 Proverbs verse nine and 10. This is honor the Lord with your possessions, and with the firstfruits of all your increase. The writer of Proverbs doesn't stop there. He is on the Lord with your possessions, and with the firstfruits of all your increase and just like Malachi when it talks about giving and tithing says there's a benefit verse 10 says so your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will overflow with new wine. We don't want to present you give to get maybe we do. I don't know I said that that's exactly.
So I mean it's how you view monitor with firstfruits that God will bless you, so your motive in giving should be to get it should be because you've Artie been blessed. But there's a blessing in that obedience.
Second one. Honor your parents and less you were raised in a dysfunctional family. I saw it as if we were all raised in dysfunctional family.
Exodus chapter 20 verse 12. In the 10 Commandments is is honor your father and your mother look at this again, that your days may be long upon the land again and present your blessing in the obedience that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God has given you, and then in Ephesians chapter 6 verse one.
This is children obey your parents in the work for this is right. Honor your father and mother, which is the first commandment with promise that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth. It doesn't say honor them if they deserved it doesn't say honor them as long as there loving and kind and the mother and the father they should be or could be, it doesn't matter if your pain has looked at you and said I'm no longer your mother whereon the longer your father that still does not release you from honoring them.
There is no relief from honoring your parents and there's no age.
Ephesians 61 and three children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.
Honor your father and mother, which is the first commandment with promise. So the 10 Commandments is the first one that says if you do it you get this member would assist Exodus 2012 on your father, mother, that your days may be long upon the land. Ephesians cause that a promise and then Ephesians goes on verse three that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth were to honor our spouse and scan interesting because men were told to love our wives but our wives are told to honor or respect us men and women are different in the Bible tells us to do that is for reason. One possible reason is that Lowe's is one of the foremost things for a woman in respect and honor are one of the foremost things for men and ladies, if you apply the biblical principles as you honor your husband what you going to find is that he's much more loving and God, if you're more loving your wives will honor you more. You've been listening to Pastor David McGee on the 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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