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November 7, 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 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 of special weekend edition programs. Pastor David has been teaching lessons from the life of Job. Job is one of the oldest books in the Bible we are finding out that what needed to be learned. Back then, still needs to be learned by us today as we continue studying chapters 27 and 28 now here's Pastor David, Job, chapter 27 verse one.
Moreover, Job continued his discourse and said is godliness who is taken away my justice, and the Almighty, who is made my soul better. Firstly, 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 live – I will not put away my integrity from me, my righteousness hold fast and will not let it go.
My heart shall not reproach me as long as I lived. Made my enemy be like the wicked, and he who rises up against me like the unrighteous for what is the whole of the hypocrite, though he may gain much if God takes away his life for time with God. Here is when trouble comes upon it.
We 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 Shirley Olive using one of them. Do you behave with complete nonsense. This is the portion of the wicked man with God and 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 and their windows 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 16 really heaps of silver like dust and pounds of closing like clay, he may power that just will wear in the incident will divide the silver 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 prays and focus on Jesus prayed go back verse 16 really heaps of silver like dust and piles of clothing like clay inmate, but the just will wear in the innocent will divide the silver he builds his house like a moral verse 18 Micah 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 by 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 the proud lions of 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 and in his eyes see every precious thing he damns up the stream from trickling what is hidden.
He brings forth to line 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 their 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 land and apportion the waters by measure. He tells the waves how Florida verse 26 when he made a law for the rainy and the path for the thunderbolt. What an awesome description of a God.
Then he saw wisdom and declared it. He prepared it, indeed, he searched it out and to man he said will 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, 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 now 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. First life lessons to be fully blessed love unconditionally and honor authority in order to be fully blessed love unconditionally and honor authority.
Romans 13 one. Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities really is no authority except from God, the authorities exist are appointed… Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but you want to be a unafraid of the authority do what is good and you went prays for the same freeze God's minister to you for good.
So again, you honor them. You get blessed.
But if you do evil, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is God's minister and avenger to execute wrath on him practices evil. Therefore, you must be psychic, not only because of wrath but also the project site for because of this you also pay taxes, for they are God's ministers attending continually to this very thing in there with.
Therefore, to all other do taxes to whom taxes are due customs and customs fear to whom fear honor to whom honor that's interesting. Taxes were there due customs or customs fear to him for poor access to fear.
Only God of reverence. You're more concerned with what he thinks than anybody else and honor to whom honor who were supposed honor, honor, authority, God, your parents, your spouse, your spiritual leaders.
Your employer and your government leaders and if you do that what happens you get blessed if you fail in one area of the sex you fail heart in whatever God has healed you fail in the first one.
Your success will be meaningless if you fail and honor your parents. According to the Bible.
Your life could be shortened if you fail in number three will. You can divide your wealth and have every time you get a divorce you split your wealth. I got uncle is given away five beautiful houses is been married 6×6 town was a charm. I guess your spiritual leaders if you're doing well spiritually you're gonna be doing well with your spiritual leaders and if you're not doing well with your spiritual leaders you're not doing well spiritually is with the picture. The Bible gives so again, your success will be meaningless in the you are honoring the number five you will limit your success if you don't honor the government and number six they'll still come for everything you have an IRS and even I may tell you what the and here's the thing, if you so honor in all six of those areas you'll be blessed you'll be blessed. Now here's what's interesting when you start looking at this issue of honor, I will use a word that we don't use often around here but you know what work to pump it up with their certain word pairings in the Bible. Mercy and truth paired together a lot. Grace and peace. Together hold will over 25,000. The pairing with honor is the word wealth was because of resting 14 times. This is honor and will. I thought that was intriguing. Now I know Orson Eric Szilagyi everything as well as nothing doing the exam that will you might want to think of how we compare to other people in the world because the fact that you have a roof for when it rains, makes you wealthy in some areas of the world.
The fact that you have the ability to control the temperature that swells the fact that you have running water that's well. 80% of the world's population lives on less than $10 a day, 80% 2.6 billion people live without basic sanitation, running water, toilet, that's close to half to third lack access to clean water and at about 80% live on less than $10 a day two thirds live on less than two dollars a day for little wealthier knowledge. Life lesson their work that appeared in the Bible like grace and peace like mercy and truth and honor is tied to riches in the Bible honor enriches us as well. Sorry, was riches, honor, and riches appear 14 times together in Scripture.
And we do not under godparents now spiritual leaders your employer and government leaders.
It will hurt personally. Any wealth you may have. That's an interesting teaching the Bible doesn't just talk about spiritual things. It gives you guidance in every area of life in the area of relationships in the area of finances in the area of spiritual things that we start on that just don't understand. God gives some people above and beyond what they need to survive much more. How does God decide who he blesses and who he doesn't wealth is not always a blessing if there's an unbeliever who is trusting his well to get more wealth is not a blessing. It's a judgment to the believer. His obedient or wealth is a blessing with the difference what the person does.
Pastor David will be back in less than one minute.
As he continues teaching in the book of Job.
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This is don't judge, but justifiably this is what these jumpers are taught about. So we need to talk about God blessed Joe because he felt he could trust her. And what happens and sometimes we look at what somebody else has. Instead of thinking what did they go through what did they do or not do to be in that position we could enviously get mad and accusatory. The other thing that God trusted Job with additional funding was suffering God trusted Job with the he said in the beginning, since he will not curse me any debt God new job. The devil didn't know Joe walked right into the trap next life wasn't God trusted Job with all of that sorrow, suffering and heart ache. St. Joe will never, never curse God. Okay, Deuteronomy 818 says and you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he swore to your fathers, as it is this day and here's here's a life lesson from it.
If you're tempted to be envious of others. Ask what that person is doing or not doing to be in a position a blessing like that for to get if you're tempted be envious of others. Ask what that person is doing or not doing it in a position a blessing like that and maybe they worked hard for four years and saved and invested. Maybe they want the same job for 10 years and you can't seem to last longer than a year or something. There's probably things that you can learn if you look at that person's life rather than be in the yes it's easy to get envious.
If you get envious you don't get anything out of it except sin and sometimes for envious of somebody who's being job never, never, never be envious of an unbeliever as well. I don't care if it's Bill Gates I don't know that he's unbeliever don't get me wrong I'm not envious of his well he has to give an account to God for all that, not to me. Are you John not envious what he has now. The Bible says over and over that when we look after others that God then is committed to looking after us. There are several verses that say this.
Proverbs 1917 says if you help the poor lending to the Lord and he will repay you are in the complete Jewish Bible. He was kind to the poor as lending to Adonijah and he will repay him for his good deed the life lesson here is when you look after the needs of others. God is committed to looking after you. When you look after the needs of others. God is committed to looking after you eat says when you give you pleasure part of the issues that were talked about tonight or trust.
Do you trust the Lord.
Now if you Toth your revealing that you trust the Lord with your finance if you don't have your revealing that you don't trust God with your finances and I know severely what I just got so much debt will get your debt is competing with the dive. That's why you need to be careful with that next life lessons of trust God with people trust God with your family and trust God with your church family. You don't have to fix everything that's wrong with everybody in this church, that's not your job is only spiritual and if you take on that job. You'll be burned out within a short season trust that God's word, his spirit is moving in that person's life. And when God wants to deal with an issue he'll speak to that person and that person will respond, and if they don't respond you'll see it now. Nowhere in the Bible are we told to trust people were to trust God with people. There's a big difference. I trust God with ample room 100. Do I trust everyone on here toppled until later due to an additional but he didn't so, and again in October. Trust the past but you trust God with the pastor, especially the pastor shown that he listens to God has a track record of hear from God. No deal, validity, mayonnaise, probably after Spurgeon, one of my favorites when it comes to trustee, said something that is very strong, but I'll share it later. DL Moody said you cannot trust somebody that does not have, because if they will steal from God who sees and knows everything.
They will take from you when you're not looking at told you it was strong that strong and it is what he said and if you think about it there's some wisdom in what he says and God himself is found out that some people can be trusted with increase and some people cannot be trusted with increase and if you've gotten confused about your finances. Honestly, the best thing that could happen to you is for you to go absolute did stink, and broke, so you can figure out is not all about that and after that you can rebuild your life with the proper priorities, but the worst thing that could happen to you if you're confused about finances and you're not tithing, and you're not given. The worst thing that could happen is for you to have more honestly. Now watch people alleged that don't have his permission to share story so it was nothing but watch one brother who talked about tithing and he got it he stepped up he task when he stepped up the town of he was making 22, $23,000 a year. He came back three weeks later after he started down and said I just got a new job for 60 grand a year has gone happen every one of you know is not. That's not every person that happened to him. Praise God for that story. But God says he will bless you when you stand step out and honor him that we talked about love goes to the Scripture for quick Proverbs 1012 hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all sins are in the new living translation hatred stirs up quarrels, but love makes up for all offenses.
Proverbs 835 for whoever finds me finds life and obtains favor from the Lord, but he who sins against me wrongs his own soul. How do you wrong, the Lord will there's a few ways of talking about one and not honoring God and it says all those who hate me love death that we go to first John we have those passages about loving each other and then we got the lettuce Scriptures in a letter Scripture want to talk about.
Let us don't look at me with a total of what it did to their annual Hebrews 1021 this is having a high priest over the house of God lead us, let us, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled with an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hope faster confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful and let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together. Listen to this, as is the manner of Islam, but exhorting one another so much more as you see the Day approaching the closer we get to what we believe is the return of Jesus. More you need to be fellowship. The more you need to be in church because it also says that with the end times comes a great falling away know it's interesting 10 years ago. The largest churches in America were teaching about the biblically-based churches.
They were all about the probably proclaimed salvation.
They gave Dr. Combs when I think about the 10 largest churches in America now there's some I'm I'm kind of unsure about it concerns me with the pastor gives his pulpit over to a Muslim cleric and says this is my brother there's nothing going on, Chris. Mom right now people are trying to merge Christianity and Islam Kubla Khan who loves the son of Genghis Khan asked the Pope to send 100 missionaries to come train its leaders so that they could train everybody else. Four years later the church sent to missionaries within 100 years. The majority of Asia converted to Islam. There was a window and we missed that this was back around a thousand a deer set when the Catholic Church was more biblical.
There was a unique opportunity administered. We have a unique opportunity now. Unlike anything in the last 2000 years. Daniel chapter 12 speaks about the battle to is going on now. Even Daniel chapter 12 verse one. At that time Michael shall stand up Michael the Archangel, the great prince who stands watch over the sons of your people, and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation, even to that time and at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone.
It was found written in the book selected. In many of those who sleep in the dust shall awake, some to everlasting life, some to shame and everlasting contempt.
Listen to this. It's getting dark. Years ago is in Phoenix and I went up the Verdict Flagstaff area and it was an amazing how I could see the stars, the same stars were shining in Phoenix I could see him there. It was when it was totally dark but the stars shone the brightest workup into a dark timeless plan and is the town that were called dish on the brightest you been listening to Pastor David McGee on cross the bridge weekend addition tuning again next Saturday afternoon at 430 Eastern at 130 Pacific time has Pastor David continues teaching lessons from the life of Job. On most radio stations friends.
God loves you and wants you to experience his peace, forgiveness and life. The Bible says for God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life. How do you receive this gift of everlasting life from God first acknowledged you are a sinner in need of forgiveness believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God, and died for you on the cross, taking your sin upon himself to provide forgiveness for you, then ask for him to enter your heart and life turned away from your sins as your own selfish desires and then open your heart to follow God's plan for your life. You can start your new life by praying something like this from your heart. Dear Jesus, I believe that you died for me that I could be forgiven. I believe you are resurrected that I could have a new life Lord, I have done wrong things and I'm sorry. Please forgive me for all of those things and please give me the power to live for you. The rest of my life in Jesus name, amen. My friend, if you prayed that prayer today for the first time or are coming back to God.
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