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January 1, 2022 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 37.
Now here's Pastor David terminated Job, chapter 37 Mama get, there you don't have a guy just raised her hand one of the ushers will bring you the Bible to read along with us were going verse by verse, chapter or chapter or unit. Chapter 37 were getting towards the meat of the matter.
After chapter 37 there's five chapters left in the book of Job within the next chapter. Chapter 38 and for the remaining five chapters. It's God Joe so in your Bible reading. I would encourage you to go ahead and read from where we are up to the end of Job and maybe rated a couple of times is again after this, it's God Job the whole time that we speak of Job, the subject of the book Joe is one of the oldest characters in the Bible.
This book is about a time frame. That's the oldest timeframe of any of the books.
We don't believe book was written at that time and I like 1500 BC years or so that we see in in Genesis 4613 Job's name pops up as one of the sons of Issachar which is one of the 12 tribes of Israel. So if he was the grandson of Jacob, so Genesis 4613 says the sons of Issachar were told over Joe and Shimon and we believe that's the same Joe as the subject of the book so first Bible study to appear something for us to remember his Job is one of the oldest books of the Bible that the oldest written blog written the longest to go but it's about the time frame that's the longest from the oldest book in one of the older books 1st writing to dig into this and many people are aware of what the book of Job is about. They may have come to faulty conclusions about the book to bring you up to speed here Job in the first chapter is called a good God and the enemy the devil comes to God says I want to mess with Joe.
Basically he's been watching Joe checking announcing what he does, how he acts. So when God says, have you checked out my servant Joe he already knew the enemy was checking now, he already knew that Joe was the target of auntie's fascination.
It wasn't like the enemy was completely unaware of Joe and then God said, oh. Just got over here devil come over here mess with him. That's not what happened. Joe loses everything except his wife, his kids as well and as buildings use crops, torta, and he makes a statement early on, the Lord gives and the Lord takes away. Job was not a leader of the meeting in the first chapter we are. He was not let's read now chapter 37. Read through it, then come back and talk about the different pieces now three of Job's friends were trying to comfort him and really not comforting him and they're all over the map, not Hitler. But then this one got that wish comes forward to is close to the truth and saying things that are spot on and then Job starts to respond to him now.
Job, chapter 37 verse one at this.
Also, my heart trembles and leaps from its place here to flee the thunder of his voice, and the rumbling that comes from his mouth.
He sends it forth under the whole heaven is lightning to the ends of the earth after voice roars defenders with his majestic voice and he does not restrain them when his voices earth.
God thunders marvelously with his voice. He does great things which we cannot comprehend. First, he says to the snow fall on the earth. Likewise to the gentle rain and the heavy rain of his strength. He seals the hand of every man that all men may know his work. The beast going to Dan's and remain in their layers from the chamber of this outcome is a whirlwind and cold from the scattering winds of the North. Janice made terms of cold I crossed snow are included in this chapter 1, percent in the chamber of the South comes a whirlwind and cold from the scattering winds of the North by the breath of God. Ice is given in the waters frozen also with moisture.
He saturates the thick clouds scattered his bright clouds and they slowly bell being turned by his guidance that they may do whatever he commands them on the face of the whole earth because of the calm weather for correction, for his Leander for mercy listener. This will Job stand still and consider the wondrous works of God. Do you know when God dispatches them and causes the light of his cloud up the shot did you know how the clouds are balance those wondrous works of him who was perfect in knowledge wire your garments. When he quiets the earth by the self meant with him.
Have you spread out the skies strong is a cast metal mirror teach us what we should say to him, for we can prepare nothing because of the darkness.
Should he be told that I wish to speak is a man were to speak, surely he would be swallowed up even now men cannot look at the life when it is bright in the skies. When the wind has passed and clear them.
He comes from the Doris's golden splendor, with God's awesome majesty is for the Almighty. We cannot find he is excellent in power and judgment and abundant justice. He does not oppress. Therefore, men fear him. He shows no partiality to any who are wise of heart this much truth is he sharing in verse 23, he says. As for the Almighty. We cannot find so he's spiritual and yet there still even in our here are some missing. It will chapter 1 Joe Juneau down to verse eight, and it's the Lord speaking in the Lord himself. The Lord said to Satan, and you consider my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and chance evil to God himself.
Since this is a good God, the enemy comes to God and says I want to mess with Joe. God gives them permission to draw the line and says you can't touch his body at first. Then he says he can't take his life to the enemy goes to do these things, so it's the enemy that does think things now I know in some ways he may feel like were split hairs here that if God permitted it could offer.
And did he ultimately is responsible for the enemy is the one who literally took from Joe not the Lord but at the end of chapter 1. Job says in verse 21 and the Job said neck I came from the mother's room and neck until I return there. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord. Now the Lord can give and the court can take away. But in this case is descriptive of what happened. I don't feel like it is now. This gets a little bit into your own personal convictions about healing and health and and different things is it in the character of God in the personality of God to usually give things away and then taken back.
The question is, did God take the things away from Joe. Where did the devil and was Job wrong in saying God gave and took away is God's character or personality to give in and take away is that what the word points out is that been your experience with over has been my or is it more in keeping with the characters and personalities here that God gave, and the enemy took away and bringing that literally looks like what happened that God gave in.
The enemy took likely that Job said the Lord gave him. The Lord is taken away. Job was wrong about a lot of stuff because it's the first doesn't mean that it's truth. The Bible records history about records men doing things that God did not approve doesn't mean the Bible and God approves of polygamy has been married multiple women that's in the Bible but that's not God's plan cuts of one man one woman from Genesis. So the fact that it's in here doesn't mean that what Job said was right. I believe what happened is Joe misconstrued God, blamed God for what happened and began to feel that if God was like that and did those things that Juneau massive spiritual pride. But Joe begins the light will that God is better than God. Wrong conclusion.
Obviously, but I believe it was because of the faulty information now. Another thing with the enemy's works hold that he does what John 1010 the thief does not come except to steal in the kill and to destroy. I have come that they may have life and that they may have it more abundantly, steal, kill and destroy the great description of what happened. Joe was killing their stealing and there was destroy hairs where my Gilliland will for your is there anything in your life that you're blaming God for that somebody else may believe in yourself was at fault for we all can be guilty of this symptoms only don't know things. We start the same things the Lord will reveal to you the truth, and it may very well be what he still here tonight with his first wife lesson. Joe blamed God for something the devil did and it shaped Job's perception of God. Joe blamed God for something the devil did not shake Job's perception of God that we get to the end of the book of Job, God straighten everything out, but he blesses Job and there's so interesting things that we find there.
God begins to straighten out Job's friends and he corrects them and tells him they've been wrong. Job himself receives the correction in Job chapter 14 verse 135 then the Lord said to Joe you still argue with the Almighty. Your God's credit, but do you have the answers. It makes me think of you unbelievers when they start to criticize God will if God's good why did he do this. Why did he do that, why doesn't he take all the evil out of the world. An American question.
TY doesn't take all the while. Because if God was going to take all the evil out of the world anyone wife out all of humanity because we got the war going on inside of us good things, but things have gotten wiped out. He's not have to wipe out his kids are struggling with evil to his weight and given us an opportunity but at some point the age of the Gentiles is is over Job 40 verse one then the Lord said to Jody's, don't argue with Almighty God's critic. Do you have the answers, and Job replied to the Lord. I am nothing. How could I find answers. I will cover my mouth with my hand. I have said too much already. I have nothing more to say. Once again Job shows why he's a blessed man. These are smart even with all this. He seeks the Lord and finds it and I love the way he doesn't even trust himself not to speak because they all say anything else.
He's a joy just to be sure that cover my mouth in chapter 42 verse seven and so it was after the Lord had spoken these words to Joe that the Lord said to Eliphaz the Tim and I my wrath is aroused against you and your two friends for you have not spoken of me what is right, as my servant 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 is across the bridge.com to start receiving yours for free.
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You can also text the word encourage 29453 to receive a short encouraging text from us each day. That's 94253 and now back to the teaching Job is restored at that point then the Lord says I want to correct these friends and they received it in Job 42 kn of Eliphaz and Tim and I and filled at this UI. So far the name and type those of the three friends went and did as the Lord commanded them for the Lord had accepted Joe courses later than all his brothers, all the sisters and all those who have been his acquaintances before King to eliminate food with him at his house. They consoled him and comforted him for all the adversity that the Lord brought upon them.
Each one gave him a piece of silver and each a ring of gold.
Now again, the writer is saying, the Lord brought these things upon them as well, which again levels.
That's part of our discussion and the new living translation. Verse 11 says that all his brothers, sisters and former friends came and feasted with him in his home and they consoled him and comforted him because of all the trials, the Lord brought against him. Each of them brought him a gift of money and a gold ring and in a few verses later. Verse 12 through 52 the Lord bless Job in the second half of his life even more than in the beginning.
For now he had 14,000 sheep at 7004 yet, 6000 camels and 3000 before at a thousand teams. Box 504,000 female donkeys have 500. He also gave Job, seven more sons and three more dollars, named his first daughter Jemima the second because I and the third care in in all the land. No women were as lovely as the daughters of Joe and their father them into his will, along with their brothers. Now what is included as they were usually included the inheritance went to just the science usually in the Middle East at that time. In the first son would get a double portion. So God blesses Job jumble of what he had before now. How did he do that. Why did he do that will be taught before couple weeks ago that Job had some years before, but in the course of the book, he works out these fears and he no longer has these somewhat paranoid thought to Joe and the end is much more at peace than Joe. In the beginning now encouraging because wherever you are in whatever age you are. There's an assumption that the next five years will be like the last five years. The next 10 years will be like the last next 50 years. We like the last 50 years the little that they will, you have learned. You are learning. You are being changed and as you respond to the Lord as you allow him to leave you. You make better decisions.
A man and even when you make that once you learn from yet a pastor, I just know so much pain in my life.
There's a lot of pain in the book of Joe we think we would like a world without pain, not just see because if we didn't feel pain you would keep coming back to that same person that keeps emotionally hurt you would feel pain to know to stay away. Children with learning their hands on the stove as it would be pulling back as the pain but here's the issue, we did know pain we would not seek God. Would you rather have a life with no pain or would you rather have a life with pain. The push you towards God. We can't have a perfect world here because we won't call out and grab hold of God. Think about was it in the most pleasurable moments UHF are your most painful probably most painful but they are in is the reason that five years will not be like the last five years. You are learning. I am learning together. We are learning and hears life lessons through following Jesus, the leading of God's spirit in his favor and his blessing. Let the rest of your life, be the best of your life. Amen. He's got the following Jesus, the leading of God spirit was favoring his blessing at the rest of your life the best of your life. He's got you repeat mistakes and you don't have to be like your dance ladies you don't have to be like involved. They were great monitoring, dance, praise God imitate him. But if they were believers and it was a trainer you not condemn the hundred generational curse. There is no curse that the blood of Jesus cannot break no sensory thinking well yeah but because of the last five years of wasted time doing things lived a life with God was the priority so wasted wasted years you know it's an amazing thing what God does.
Now he doesn't. He's able to use your wanderings looking I don't know how he does it pay doesn't he does it very well remember years ago coming out of secular music are going to be sure that none of that made it over in the Christian moment so I thought well you know should have lights have electric guitars.
Maybe they're bad to and then went to a carbon concert and there was light smoke and electric guitar and all this stuff not the you can use these things. So what I'd learned about sound and music and lighting used for the kingdom. I was trained in Babylon with better use it for the kingdom of God and Randy back. This was similar testimony working in music trained in Babylon, working for the kingdom, and those are just isolated stories. Moses. Every part of his life, God, you think about God was going to develop a liver.
A leader in solidity did well. He arranges things so this man is trained in Egypt under some of the most powerful and develop world leaders on the planetů Saying they were right.
They just had the best training most intelligent planetů And so Moses learned in that time, and each of them was it wasted because you use those things in his leadership with the children of Israel yet but he wandered around the desert. Yes he did. He wandered around so were the valleys were where the fields were strange were, and he felt like his waist and that time maybe others like that I went down wasted because of years later as he was bringing 2 million people and a bunch of oxen and a bunch of sheep. He knew where the pastors were. He knew where the rivers and the stranger called Waddy W. ADI suck like a dry riverbed also was filled with water in the Middle East. It's a new elephant door not one thing was wasted. He was trained on large-scale construction projects. I said God uses what we think is waist and he describes himself, and he describes the enemy and he says look at John 1010 he says that this is who the enemy is the thief comes to steal the kill and to destroy our company.
You may have life and life more abundantly in any says okay choose you want to choose the enemy who steals and kills and destroys joint usually blesses and gives life. Deuteronomy chapter 30 verse 15 CF set before you today life and good definition, and that I command you today, to love the Lord your God, to walk in his ways to keep his commandments. Statute is judgment that you may live and multiply in the Lord your God will bless you in the land which you go to possess over 17 but if your heart turns away so that you do not hear them in your drawing away and you worship other gods and serve them announce to you today that you shall surely perish. You shall not prolong your days in the land which you cross over the Jordan to go in and possess verse 19 pieces I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing. Therefore choose life, that both you and your descendents may live that you may love the Lord your God. You may obey his voice, that you may cling to him, for he is your life and the links of your days and that you may dwell in the land which the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob to give them. It's interesting chapter mentions voice in verse two. Here, attentively, the thunderous voice verse four after a voice for us and he does not restrain them when his voice is heard. God thunders marvelously with his voice work last because we get to hear the voice of the Lord in the Hebrew Scriptures the Old Testament it was a very rare thing for somebody to hear from God but you and I can talk to God. It any time because what Jesus did. John chapter 10 again. Most assuredly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door because of some other way, the same as a thief and a robber, but he who enters by the door is the shepherd that she to him. The doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out and when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know is voice, yet they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from them, for they do not know the voice of strangers.
Jesus uses illustration, but they did not understand the things which he spoke, John chapter 10 Jesus sank you know my voice my sheep know my voice so if you've been born again. You know the voice of the Lord, the more you listen and respond to more family time. You are here for the next lifeless. The more we listen the more we can hear the voice of the Lord, the more we listen the more we can hear the voice of the Lord. The converse is true to the less we lesson less clear.
In the Lord doesn't but also thing on a regular basis are at the end of the service.
He begins to live and we sense our need for him our need for forgiveness or need for a fresh focus or course correction considered honor.
Thank you for drawing me to yourself.
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