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January 16, 2022 12:00 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 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 chapter 38 now here's Pastor David Sollecito turned to Job, chapter 34 with four chapters of the end of the book of Jonah. There's a lot of things that we can learn from the book of Job, and some are obvious and some of them are not quite as we watch over all Job's response to what happened.
It really is amazing here seems in life are going to happen some really awesome glorious things and organizing painful things tendency will only go into painful things is to say why is is if only we had the answer.
And somehow that makes sense and we would understand and somehow that would make it all okay. Let's read through Job 38 Job's three friends have gotten state general has gone to speak this new guy at LSU who really seems to be from the Lord has spoken and now God says okay you seductive. It's my turn.
And the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind and secondly is this who darkens counsel by words without knowledge not very soft like a man will question you and you shall answer me. Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth. Tell me if you have understanding determined its measurements. Surely you know or who stretched the line Immaculata, wetlands foundations fastened or who laid its cornerstone, when the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God writing. Angels shouted for joy or who shut in the sea with doors and when it first initiates from the room when I made the clouds its garment and thick darkness its swaddling band when affixed my limit for inset bars and doors.
When I said this for you may competent for and hear your proud waves. Most stop command in the morning.
Two days began and caused McDonald in the workplace that it might take a whole of the ends of the earth, and the wicked be shaken out of it takes on form likely under a seal and stands out like a garment from the wicked. The right is withheld in the upraised arm is broken. If you entered the Springs to see if you walked in search of the damps at the gates of death, been revealed to you and have you seen the doors the shadow of death, it was important for God to clear up something the Job it said earlier he talked about the rest and peace in death and yet simply that what you know about death.
What you're saying is verse 18. If you comprehended the breadth of the earth. Tell me you know all this where's the way to the dwelling of light and darkness wears its place, that you may take it to its territory that you may know the past to its home. Do you know because you were born there because the number of days is great having entered the treasury of snow or have you see the treasury of hail which I reserved for the time of trouble for the day of battle for what ways like confused released men scattered over the earth.
Verse 25, who has decided a channel for the overflowing water or path of the thunderbolt to cause it to rain on the land where there is no one wilderness in which there is no man to satisfy the desolate waste calls to spring forth the grooves of tender grass as the rain the father who has begotten the drops of dew from the womb comes size in the frost of heaven who gives it birth. The waters hardened Mike stone and the surface of the deep is frozen and used on the cluster of Pleiades, or loose the belt of Orion. Can you bring that measure often at season. Can you collect a great figure with its collapse. Do you know the ordinances of the heavens can reset their dominion over the earth and you lift up your voice to the clouds that an abundance of water maker. Can you send out lightning was that they may go and say to you, here we are, who has put wisdom in the mind and who has given understanding to the heart who can number the clouds by wisdom or who can pour out the bottles of heaven. When the dust hardens and, in the car to clean together. Can you hunt the praying for the lien or satisfy the appetite of the young lions when they crouch in your dividends are lurking players to lie in wait, who provides food for the reason for the general and scratch to God, and wonder about, for lack of food.
Job didn't have a lot of answers. So infringement when you fall into a situation where you're not sure what's going on, fall back on what you do know fall back on.
You do not, in Job 1925 ultimate Job knew not only thought he was questioning. He says I know what to do now that could possibly help them with this situation.
Job no. In chapter 19 verse 25. Know that my Redeemer lives and he shall stand at last on the earth. We incurred when you're not sure things around you fall back on. You do know and also when you're confused, go back to your in the military. Click on the last standing orders you continue with what God told you to do until you know that he still needed to some mouse and Hebrews chapter 7 verse 25, what we know, Jesus our high priest. This is, therefore, he is also able to save to the uttermost or the government. Those who come to God through him, since he always folios to make intercession for them for for us.
Jesus is right now making intercession for us. Praying for us in John 15 1617 and hopefully you're rereading the gospel we get a glimpse into the heart of God, and he says I'm not praying forever on the plan for the work in print. You and people that belief. In Proverbs we are told if you will not to lean on our own understanding know there's some things that your own understanding and probably lean on and they're not endangering a lot of harm in your understanding of how the remote workers, but there are certain things that is you lien on your understanding is like a lien on a sharp stick in the moment you begin to put in your real weight on scummy paint. Proverbs chapter 3 verse five tells us trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.
Don't lean on your answers, don't count on your understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he shall direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own hours feel alert depart from evil.
The chapters, a beautiful chapter goes on also trusting your stuff and things and honor the Lord with the firstfruits, but don't lean to your home. Understanding there is an interesting thing. Job says chapter 38 different little sections is one of the sections in verse 31 of chapter 38 pages. Can you block the buying the cluster, the Pleiades, or loose the belt of Orion. Can you bring out the matter.
All Caesar gone to great bear with its clips. Do you know the ordinances of the heavens can reset their dominion over the earth. That's talking about stars and constellations, and it's very interesting that people watch the stars writing these things down and were very familiar with what they did and how they moved so much so that they were able to tell when there was a difference when something happened that happened before. We don't know exactly what happened then to the wonderful presentation of all places you UNC Chapel Hill is not known for their conservative stances, but this one thing in their planetary and they should very possibly could've been a movement associated with the lien that something happened that it reversed and they noticed that in because they've been watching those things. It brings us to a life lesson is a life lesson. The ancient people watch the stars for signs from the beginning of time and it was only through patiently watching the stars for a long time recording where they were when they were that one day, after many many many years. They saw the star was different as starlet of the best. It's such a cool story just out the figure because these guys are watching the stars and you know people are given. Mark what are you doing*watch your wasting your time and yet these people were called by God and they couldn't stop thinking and praising God they could go a man understand only answers Joe so you will need answers.
Job's friends so he wanted answers and Associates all he wanted answers answers are not the really not an essay that is somebody had been in a lot of those moments where people were asking why staff and parents or the death of children and sometimes we well God did this because they assume I was sick and her God was merciful sometimes. Sometimes 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 that's 94253 to receive a short encouraging text from us each day, and now back to the teaching again were all going to have things happen to us were measured by not what happens to us were measured by our response to what happens to us how you respond when some methods how you respond with some good habits you get the glory to God we are thankful or dependent yourself on the back when some tough goes on the reach out to God first laugh lifelessly here. The true measure of a person is not how they do when all things are going well.
The true measure of a person is how they do when tough times happen. The true measure of a person is not how they doing all things are going well for true measure of a person how they do when tough times happen and will respond and sometimes we get answers again fall back on what you know, I know my Redeemer lives who have been forgiven is perfect. If you haven't ever done this, saying those things in your prayer time. I would encourage you to start. I am a child of God. I know that God loves me. I know that I have been forgiven. I know that I have eternal life. Take ounces of sex.
Verse 32 can you bring out master off and it seizes nets that you preserve the basis for can you God to create here with its carbs. Speaking of a constellation Terrace. As you know, it's really interesting and this is 3000 years ago. Can you guys can use to you our trucks. What's really intriguing about that reference is the great vigor or Arcturus travels at 4200 mph has been estimated to be as large as seven times the size of this again this is written 3000 years ago or so in the Lord is saying. Can you God or can you steer Arcturus Arcturus not too long ago began to move faster than the other stars. It should happen doesn't happened in science.
The response of physics that should happen but it started and they were measured so they could see in this star became known recently as the runaway star in unit 3000 years ago God says can you steer a runaway star. Now you really want to bake your new thing about this had already happened in the light was just move any credit actually occurred later. It just shows how the headache he loves us personally and intimately caters what we do we go through some enclosed with this story.
If you've been here for years.
You've heard the story before going to tell it again because you're some people that haven't heard maybe there's something that you can in the repeating of it that you didn't get the first 12 times we were out in California and traveling and we had a little dog that we had gotten national only within national recorder Brown and she was my dog and when I was in the bathroom getting ready to play against the door waiting for you to come out nor consider into a tizzy passing were standing were standing around the apartment or house or whatever.
Trying to find a cheaper rate with the kids. She wouldn't ground them, to save her life. When any one time. We look back and Benjamin had her ear. She was like once graph we are in Los Angeles and she got a said something and she got off the leash and she was killed than it needed to figure out how to get back here and solely was calling the airlines and every time I tried to tell the story would begin to break often we can bring her back as she was needed to have little box and so anyway that Sunday we were another place and hours sharing, speaking, singing and sharing a song called O and it's as I give to you, my children, I give to my wife I give to my music. I give to you my life and I'm singing this in the service and I start to think, and I've given you my dog so starting it just fell apart… And keep coming. You know I come through every year and 1/2 or so district to their watchfulness going. If you do this every time… About getting a need to explain what just happened so I don't think I'm Tammy Faye just begin the waterworks so I explained that the week that the special dog died and it was still very fresh and painful. So that's what happens after that. I gave the altar call in orders of wonderful response to Dr. Cox.
We finished up we started developing somewhere else that we were going to that night we had all the lights in the sales and in the unit within the CDs T-shirts as a pack and 1111 we were just finishing up 11 and has become think is just a few minutes so to say Pro and really don't love the chapter really key but I did praise God yeah yeah is is I got it to start. He said there's a lady in her church she comes every time the doors are open. She loves this place loves me her husband, not so much. He doesn't come he doesn't like her, he comes Easter, Christmas, and she invited him to come this morning because it was a special event with you Sharon and so he responded back there in their 70s and he said I've never seen any movement from this man towards the Lord, you need to know that this morning that man gave his heart to Jesus, and you need also know that they lost two dogs in the house heartlessly and when you're up there talking about your dog. You made a connection with him. I've never been able to make and because of that connection led him to lower God is so good. God did not have to tell me that I could've stated? But it was in so many of the? To my life.
God's answer so that I can trust him with the remaining?
Can you can you trust what you don't know can you trust him with what you don't know about other people. Can you trust these trustworthy, no doubt about and sometimes he glorious gives us the answer and reveals to us why something or why things happen the way they do. Sometimes it doesn't give the answers and that's when we trust was pray. Thank you, thank you for answers. Thank you for not answering. Sometimes we think we can trust you.
We can trust you with all things we can trust you with our lives. We can trust you with the lies of our children. We can trust you with our internal lives God we can trust you with the offense in our lives and what we are all going to come to moments in our lives where we did not have all the answers and that's okay because while we don't know all the answers. We know the one who has all the answers you know everything you knew that this star was going to be a runaway star long before it was you knew to be here this evening.
Gather you know who would be here Lord you know what the future holds who comes into leadership doesn't. And Lord, you've told us so much of these things in the Scripture and yet you haven't told us everything and we can trust you tonight tonight.
Lord, we don't wait for the next defendant. The next occurrence or the next relationship. Tonight we say to you we trust.
We trust you with our lives. We trust you with our loved ones. We trust you with our salvation and we trust you when we don't have the answers. What about your friend. Are you in place right now where your trouble because you don't have all the answers your trouble. As you look out the future, because you don't know everything.
What's can happen here looking at them. There is only one of us that has all the answers and it's not you, and it's not me it's God and we can trust. These are indeed troubling times. The Bauhaus is perilous times, but we can still trust as we see things happen. Just let not your heart be troubled when you hear of wars and rumors of wars to let your heart be troubled, pieces of gone to prepare a place for you and if I'm preparing a place, Lord.
Thank you that we do not understand so many things we don't understand, these constellations we don't understand everything that's going on in the Middle East.
We don't even understand everything about ourselves, but we trust you. We trust you. We trust you when things are going well.
We trust you when things are not going well knowing that somehow you're using for our blessing and our benefit trust the Lord with all your lien and not to your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will direct your paths. Thank you Jesus for an awesome if you need prayer maybe get some physical going on your insulated prayer. Knowledge of little oil or some other currently inactive. We close, will have the elders, love to pray for you if you are unsure if you know the Lord are not, practice….These folks I don't love to talk to.
I don't think this. This teaching is as simple as come forward so you know decide to know that no matter what happens, you're going to trust is apparently shaking interesting times, trust the Lord trust for when you understand trust for when you don't understand, don't lean to your own understanding. Lord, thank you for an awesome time in your tonight thank you that we can trust you. Thank you for the book of Joe, thank you for the leaders like DA like gains thank you for the good report, thank you for those who serve those who so into this ministry. Thank you cheese. May the Lord bless you with Lord face shine upon you and be gracious to you and the Lord turn his face to give you his peace.
His show is protection provision is prosperity of healing his wholeness and his name is upon and Hashem Yeshua the name of Jesus and everybody sit and trust the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding. Remember God loves you and we you been listening to Pastor David McGee on cross the bridge weekend addition to need again next Saturday afternoon at 430 Eastern at 130 Pacific time as 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 acknowledge 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.
Turning away from your sins, that is 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. After wandering away. Please let us know. Email Pastor email@example.com and share your good news. That's a great first step to growing in your new faith.
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