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November 27, 2021 12:00 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 and tomorrow as we take a closer look at chapter 32 now here's Pastor David jumping to the word turn with me to Job 32's account to search in to the Old Testament or the Hebrew Scriptures that it's one of the oldest books probably the oldest book, we believe it was actually written before the Pentateuch for the first five books. Those first five books written by Moses, so it was a while before they wrote the books but there was a very accurate handing down of what happened in the course of spiritual bleeding and anointing as the Holy Spirit spoke to Moses about a lot of things in there so many awesome little pictures. And Moses wrote his first books in the Hebrew Job is actually spoken out in Genesis and we believe it's the same general. In Genesis 46 or say this is now these are the sons of the children of Israel. Jacob and his sons who went to Egypt. Ruben was Jacob's first worn-out ghost of the 12 tribes. Ruben was one of the 12 Jewish tribes, the sons of Reuben were Hannah Alou has running carny sons of symbiont another trapper Jamil jammin all had taken Zohar, and shall the son of a Canaanite woman, the sons of Levi worker Sean Cohan and Miller hiring the sons of Judah were going and she live parameters in 0R and own and died in the land of Canaan lessons address or has Ron and how to move the sons of Issachar Portola to vote. Job and show Joe was the son of Issachar and Issachar was one of the 12 tribes of Israel to Job was a direct descendent of one of the head of the 12 tribes he was in a prominent position. We already know and see that this actually currently at different job but it's not very likely because years ago was a leader who's been blessed, who's probably the head of his family and at the same time the other Job's existence. So we believe that that is that Job in verse 14 it continues the sons of Zebulun were surrendered at Elon and Jay Leno that's interesting Eveline go to college or your Elon Jewish quarter. These were the sons of Leah, whom she going to Jacob and paid them around with his daughter, Dina, all the persons in sons and daughters were 33 W. chapter 32 to come back and do some commentary on to Job, chapter 32 verse one. So these three men ceased answering Joe because he was righteous in his own than the wrath is Alou, the son of their child. The plus side of the family and Frank was aroused against Job's wrath was aroused because he justified himself rather than God. Also against his three friends. His wrath was aroused because they had found no answer.
And yet had come to around Job, be careful about condemning people's handlers no hope in Jesus really do that because first four because they were years old. His knee waited to speak to Joe when LL saw that there was no answer.
In the mouth of these three men. His wrath was aroused to the son of their held up as I answered said I am young in years and you were very old. Therefore, I was afraid and dared not declare my opinion to you when should a couple of things that interestingly enough they come from the notes from the Geneva Bible Bible that was printed in 1562 1644. This was probably a William Tyndale note that he would've written in old English that they had to translate from old English into modern English because if you've looked at those pages.
Sometimes it's hard to read. First of all, every time they wanted and endlessly put in F don't know why they just did that. So you switch that helps you pronounce some of those words in the old English witnesses as holy men. Joe was not only extremely afflicted in outward things in his body but also in his mind and conscience by the short temptation of his wife and friends who bother him at work.
The subtle disputations brought him almost to despair.
They set forth God as a sincere judge and mortal enemy to him. He would cast them off, therefore, in vain. He should seek him for help. These friends came to him, under pretense of consolation and yet they tormented him more than all his affliction. Instead, even so he constantly resisted them and eventually succeeded in this story we must note that Job maintains a good cause, but handles it badly. His adversaries have an evil matter, but the defendant craftily. Job held that God did not always punishment according to their sentence but that he had secret judgments of which man knew not to cough, and therefore man could not reason against God. In it, but he should be convicted. Moreover, he was assured that God had not rejected him. That's an important thing, he never cursed God, and he never said outright that God had rejected him. The Geneva notes go on to say that again. The adversaries maintained with many good arguments that God punishes continually according to the trespass grounding on God's providence, his justice and land since yet.
Their intention is evil, for they labor to bring Job into despair so they maintain an evil because the enemy wants to bring you to despair.
First Corinthians 1013 tells us that all the temptations we because of our common units, not just something you go through in one of the things the enemy done is he wants you to focus on what you've done wrong.
Because what happens when you focus on what you've done wrong.
Your washed and guilt, and when it comes to face. Guilt can be paralyzing that the enemy can get you focused on your sins.
Ill get you focused on somebody else's desire to help now and sometimes, we could end up like Job's comforters and can damn somebody that we should be consoling, which is part of the message of Joe part of the book of Job is about Job at all. It's teaching us how not to comfort Ezekiel and the book of James speak of Joe Ezekiel says this in chapter 14 verse 12 is the word of the Lord came again to me saying Son of Man that's an interesting phrase. It's in the New Testament here in the Hebrew Son of Man is been a time man is a Dom or Adam son is been so Son of Man is been a Dom or been Adam I guess you could say that Shirley Pennell's been done now. Business the word of the Lord came again to me saying Son of Man urban outbound when it lands sins against me by persistent unfaithfulness. I will stretch out my hand against it. I will cut off its supply of bread, since famine on it and cut off man and beast from even these three men. No one Daniel and Joe were in it, things which deliver only themselves by their righteousness as the Lord God.
So Ezekiel started letter, judgment, and that even of those guys were there, they could only deliver themselves not community he's talking about. If a nation continues to be unfaithful, persistent unfaithfulness, dental stretch of his hand against. We need to be praying for God's mercy upon our nation. I don't usually put political type. But yesterday I couldn't help muscle. There was a story about a Christian coach that they talked as we started thinking of you can't pray after the games is after the games you go to the centerfield project and other students would join him. They said you can't do that. Okay so then the students will continue to do that to then they told him you can't join him for them. As I understand he stood on the set times and they said you can't close your eyes and bow your head when you're out there prayer to God and incredible history of being a great coach: at the same time there was an assistant coach). The Buddha there okay with that they fired to Christian since 1967 when Jerusalem became a hole under the control of Israel.
There's been a slide of whole denominations now taken un-biblical stances about marriage and about Israel. They have what I would say a very casual relationship with the word of God. I just cannot understand a pastor standing in front of this people saying that they need to boycott Israel.
He could not be teaching the word of God because they would not they would live hygienist 12 the past.
What about the book of Romans with Dr. so how will you feel about boycotting Israel reboot like this. If you'd like to purchase lots of items directly from Israel during the cachet I met one of the ways that we support Israel because when we get that artwork or support artist will get the list uses that have been formed. The inmate in Israel.
So that's a way to support people venture the book of James speak, Scott, Joseph, don't grumble about each other, brothers and sisters thought that would like gifting to grumble about other people. I was one of my big gifting right there. It said that Jesus didn't come to judge people said they never got the ministry of judgments as he did in John 317 says he didn't come to condemn people so there's another ministry. We can pick up the ministry condemnation. I meant to The ministry of guilt and condemnation. No, we need to encourage each other friends the world out there is trying to beat us up because now trying to intimidate us see when we gather here were encouraged were not intimidated. A man is don't come about each other, brothers and sisters, or you will be judged for what the judge is standing at the door for examples of patients and suffering, dear brothers and sisters look at the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord, we give great honor to those who endure under suffering. For instance you know about Job, a man of great endurance. You can see how the Lord was kind to him at the end of the Lord is full of tenderness and mercy didn't say at the middle of the story did sit at the end of beast versus your you see where the trouble right in the beginning of chapter 32 verse one and the new living translation, Job 3 friends refused to reply further to him because he Insisting on his innocence.
You cannot insist upon your innocence.
You cannot speak to God and tell God your innocence. He knows better and even other people know that you've made mistakes when you try to maintain. You haven't, it's just a false front. You can insist on some incest on the mercy of the grace of God and then verses two and three in the new living translation than Ella who sought a bear kill the buzz site of the clan of RAM became angry, he was angry because Job refused to admit that he had sent and that God was right in punishing. He was also angry with Job's three friends for they make God appear to be wrong by their inability to answer Job's argument to get start to gain clarity about what the books about what's going on with Job's friends.
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That's 94253 and now back to the teaching of reading from seven I said they should speak a multitude of years should teach wisdom but there is a spirit in man and the breath of the Almighty gives them understanding look at this verse. What was the leader. Great men are not always wise, nor do the aged always understand justice, lifeless in their no one gets every decision right no one gets every decision right somewhere along the line you to make them stay and if you've got a picture of God be a great God just for you to make mistakes. He zaps you. You build an idol.
The Bible describes. Father God is beginning merciful "racist dowels, that his mercy endures forever.
We think sometimes that failing is the worst thing that could happen now is not the worst thing the worst thing that could happen is for you to quit trying see as you're doing thing you're going to fail, but is not really familiar.
For instance, when you go to share the word. When you go to share the good news about Jesus and Jesus died for you sense he loved Hannah, thanks for saying that I really don't want talk about that on here. I know that Punjab what I hear things like that but you been faithful and obedient.
You've been successful because you shared in line.
Yes, sometimes you're going to fail you start to love God and understand the near obedient every time you shared you keep shared what yes sometimes you will fail. But sometimes you will succeed. A man, you give yourself to God and it will be amazing what you will do with member years ago God led me to teach guitar lessons is a skill that had I taught music at one and one of the best nights guidance to thinking and he was really bummed out, start talking to very structured and some of the issues and problems, and the work that we have boldness, you say you know what you're going to be frustrated and sad. Until you give your sins over to God, start phone so you asked forgiveness. The keep in mind the manager was also Christian, and we were greeted the docket at any time.
Start sharing the gospel issue a credit for the lesson and he looked me so you know you're right you're right, I said what you need to ask God for giving praise right regional.
He said yes so he got say what the students got sick. I got really jazz is really excited. Next, income generators, man, you really really pumped us again. Mankind just got say student voice.
He looks at me and says how to do something like that. So because of my vast evangelical skills know what we got was throwing my fate.
How do you get say I got this so I told him that that's got to praise now Thursday night. I have six students, three of them got saved in 19 there's people out there hungry for the gospel. Every time you share your obedient and your successful God has laid on my heart in these days and times to sleep in man. We first started out as a home study.
We had a bit to change the world not to change Kernersville change Queensboro change to try to change the world. You know when we were in the home Bible study. We started right after Waco, Texas, but I would share that we want to change the world people not yeah dreamer yeah was during a drinking past because we are change in the world. Look at almost last look at you all Constable*God is using is to impact the global payment praise you, here's the here's a life lesson.
The greater the dreams, the greater the risk for massive failure, the greater the chance of massive rewards.
This is again the greater the dreams, the greater the risk for massive thought or the greater chance of massive rewards yet.
We've all heard about Babe Ruth home. Rhonda Johnson as he struck out a lot while he swung the horse the cassette babe. You need to not sleep so hard he would've hit his many over. This is a day and age to swing for the fences. Amen. It's a great men are not always wise to get always understand justice first. Therefore I say listen to me. I also will declare my opinion.
Indeed, I waited for your word.
I listened to your reasonings while you searched out what to say.
I paid close attention to, and surely not one of you convinced Job rents are just words, lest you think we have found wisdom from God, vanquish him, not man. Now he is directing his words against me, so I will not answer him with your words, they are displayed and answered no more words escape them and I have waited because they did not speak because they stood still and answered no. I also will answer my part, I too will declare my opinion, for I am full of words, the spirit within me helps me that I can relate is an amazing thing. Honestly, sometimes I get up here tired and beat up will bit but I get up here so I could go for our now though that's not an idle threat, and it really is of the Lord is pouring into me in reviewing all kinds of stuff and I just have such a desire for our guys in the bless you and help you understand the word even yesterday when staff shoots and stuff that I'd seen from some and Ginny Jewish mystics about creation stuff. I'll get it clarified and bring it to you as of Sunday morning ski.
Verse 19. Indeed, my belly is like wind that have no was that it is ready to first like new wineskin. When you have wine and wants to department to let the air out. I will speak that I may find relief must open my lips and answered. Let me not upright show partiality to anyone nor let me flatter any man. Verse 22. I do not know how to flatter else my maker would soon take me away. Chapter 31 of Job in the ministry are some verses through this part of Job and on to the next and start the, time in together.
I would encourage you to go ahead and read from this point to the end of Joe the curse pleasures. Job will be going in the book of Psalms together Job 3130 set this goal that I had one to hear me. Here is my mark all that the Almighty would answer me that my prosecutor had written a book or in the new living translation. If only someone would listen to the look, sign my name to my defense.
Let the Almighty answer make up my accuser write out the charges against me. There's an interesting parallel first in the heat.
Hebrews 1222 but you have come to mount Zion into the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem to innumerable company of angels to the general assembly in charge of the firstborn who are registered in heaven to God, the judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect, to perfect men that are just not just been that are made perfect, to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant into the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things not available now this the new King James putting into the different transit the new living translation access without a partner.
Check this out. Hebrews 22 in the new living translation know you have come to Mount Zion to the city of the living God, heavenly Jerusalem, and countless thousands of angels in a joyful gathering. This is where work on this is the end of the store. You've come to the assembly of God's firstborn children whose names are written in heaven.
If you've asked Jesus to forgive your name is written in heaven. You've come to God himself was the judge over all things.
You've come to the spirits of the righteous ones in heaven who have now been made perfect.
They were perfect. They were made perfect, that's us how we may perk verse 25.
You've come to Jesus, the one who mediates the new covenant between God and people, and to the sprinkled blood, which speaks of forgiveness instead of crying out for vengeance like the blood of Abel is good stuff and a couple chapters Job 34 it reads what man is like Job, who drinks corn like water goes in company with the workers of iniquity and walks with me. Men, when you go to someone you see that were encouraged to hang out with people who were following God part of Job's problem was these guys Accused me in a show just a trial, but he started to defend himself when he should have been defending God, Job 34 later. Verse 35 Job speaks without knowledge, his words are without wisdom. All that you were trying to the utmost, because his answers are like those of wicked man free ads rebellion to his sin.
He clapped his hand among his eyes and multiplies his words against God registered it should be quiet.
Then in verse 38, going from here to the end of How this together Job 38 verse one then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said to is this who darkens counsel by words without knowledge begins to speak to Joe and he says in chapter 30, verse three cannot prepare yourself like a man. I will question you and you will answer me whenever she when I laid the foundations of the earth. Tell me if you have understanding who determined its measurements. Surely you know stretch line upon what were its foundations last played its cornerstones when the MorningStar sing together and all the sons of God shouted for joy. The new living translation the same verses versus 327. Brace yourself like a man because I have a question for you, and you must answer the where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth. Tell me if you know so much. Who determines dimensions and stretched out the surveying line what supports its foundations and who laid its cornerstone is the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy and in chapter 40 verse one. Moreover, the Lord answered Job and searchable one contents of the Almighty corrective. He who rebukes God let him answer. It's amazing how some of our heroes of the faith did exactly that they review God Joe in the middle of the book listed Peter in the middle his life. Mystics he got offended and denied Jesus.
It was interesting that a couple times, Jesus would say I'm going to Jerusalem, I got to be crucified, and Peter, no, no, no, and it says, and he rebuked Jesus, Peter Québec first grade. Then Job answered the Lord and said, behold, I am file Job is now admitting his sin, Job repented and God forgave Joe mercy of God is amazing. You've been listening to Pastor David McGee on the cross the bridge weekend edition union again tomorrow afternoon as Pastor David continues teaching on most stations.
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