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Love The Word - Part 2

Fellowship in the Word / Bil Gebhardt
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October 26, 2021 8:00 am

Love The Word - Part 2

Fellowship in the Word / Bil Gebhardt

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Today on the Fellowship and the word pastor Bill Gebhardt challenges you to become a fully functioning follower of Jesus Christ. God says, she just will make all things. That's the way to sin will be stopped forever, and they know by way of a personal level. Ex-wife said also moment vengeance is mine, I will another word of somebody hurt God your address that's between you and them not between the two soon as I get involved. Something happened. I have no true sense of the problem. Joining us today on this additional Fellowship in the Word pastor Bill Gebhardt Fellowship in the Words the radio ministry of Fellowship Bible church located in Metairie, Louisiana join Pastor Bill Gebhardt now is once again he shows us how God's word meets our world.

I want to look at Psalm 19. Starting in verse seven. In these next few verses seem descriptions of the word of God and what are the results. What does the word of God do.

Why is it so important. The very first thing verse seven he says the law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul. The Bible transforms you. The Bible transforms you notice he says the law.

That's the word Torok get that from Moses. The law the law for life. The rule for living the law of the Lord. There's the ownership. What are we talking about coming about the law of God is of the law of the Lord is perfect, that Hebrew word means all cited it's very difficult thing to understand it all cited. It's all encompassing its comprehensive in its scope.

The law of the Lord is perfect, and it says restoring some translations and converts the soul, the inner you the real you. That's what the word of God does word of God could take a person as unregenerate as I was before I came to Christ and transform them into a lover of God because of the word of God us is a very important thing you transforms your life.

He said that's what it's it makes it so magnificent and so wonderful. He doesn't stop there, though he says the testimony he said the testimony of the Lord is short and makes wise the simple. The word testimony is interesting what this what is a testimony it's it's what somebody does, who testifies wanting to testify to the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth you testify. Notice this, though this Scripture says something interesting the testimony of who of the Lord says the Bible is a testimony of the Lord God says I swear to tell the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth about what everything about me, about you about the world about sin. I'll tell you something about everything. I'm I'm going to give my testimony here is the testimony, he says of the Lord. He said the testimony of the Lord is sure that were sure is wonderful word you know it. Amen.

He said a testimony of the Lord is amen amen means what so be it. It's true. He said the testimony of the Lord is sure, any says making wise, he says, making wise the simple actually says giving wisdom to the unguarded mind was so nave and so foolish.

Jeremiah 17 the heart of a man is desperately wicked is deceitful above all things, I can trust me, you can trust you see the heart of man is desperately wicked is deceitful above all things good is it to see the man you see any says that that's not the way this works the testimony of the Lord assure making wise. He said the simple where the unguarded mind is given wisdom, given wisdom about everything in life you could possibly imagine.

Then he goes on a says the precepts of the Lord are right, the precepts, the divine principles. He says the prescriptions of pronouncements those things.

The precepts of the Lord. He says they are right and they rejoice the heart see when you find out in the word of God, what life is really about who Christ really is what is really done when you really understand it should give you one thing, joy receives and give you joy in a matter thing and I need to I got that calendar thing.

He put on the seat you know I got it redoubled Bible this year and I'm just going to get it done like the castor oil approach and I just read those verses get those verses in and you'll be I can guarantee one thing it'll be good for you to do it but you will be much better the end of the year doesn't work like that. That's not what the word of God is like, she should give you joy.

Let me illustrate that.

Go with me now to one Luke 24 Luke hold replaceable combat. Luke 24 verse 27. Jesus had been crucified and resurrected. There are a couple disciples on the road to Emmaus. Jesus walks up to them and begins to engage them in a conversation and they're all upset because Jesus is been crucified, they don't know it's Jesus so he begins the top of them.

Notice what verse 27 says then beginning with Moses. That's Genesis by the and with all the prophets that's all the way to Malachi.

He explained to them the things concerning himself in all the Scriptures that had to be the greatest Bible study of all time. Just imagine the son of God himself, say, and when I started in Genesis and when I go to Malachi and to tell you everything the Old Testament says about me amazing thing heading for some of us would be like. Is this going to be long CNET server communicates where you are. Category 123 decedent tells us who we are. Notice their response. Verse 32 they said to one another, were not our hearts burning within us while he was speaking to was on the road while he was explaining the Scriptures to us.

They were rejoicing. She was like this is incredible. I now get it when you really got a hold of the lot. The word of God you get it. You see, understand the way the world works.

You understand where the world's going you don't put your hope in man, it doesn't matter who is in the White House. You see, that's not our life we live apart from that the kingdom of heaven is not of this world. You seem to be absent in the bodies be present with the Lord is he that affects the way you are. I'll never leave you nor forsake you. I'm always going to be right here for you.

That's what you get strength from. These are all the things it makes a rejoice because you have a knowledge that they don't have out there. That's what the word of God does not back to the song. He says the precepts of the Lord are right, they rejoice the heart the commandment of the Lord is sure, he said he gives enlightenment to the eyes. What is he mean he means the word of God dispels darkness as of the word of God does. It dispels the darkness it enlightens your eyes that were pure is the Hebrew word bar and it means clear and clean. His commandments are very clear.

That's one thing I love about the word of God at the gas. It's not like God makes him so ambiguously. No one can understand them the things of God's telling you not to do. Everybody understands see you when he says don't bear false witness. Don't lie.

Got to be as clear as that.

You see, each one of those things a clear guts as the, trying to fool anybody here, I want to and understand how clear the commandments are.

I want to get those so that you understand it's as I went into a like me. I wanted to dispel the darkness. The question is, by the way, why does he tell us those things I think some people think what way tells us that because he doesn't want us to have any fun just the opposite.

Sin always has consequences when God is telling you nose commandments is doing soon as I'm not marked and you will reap what you sow is he I don't want you to read but I don't want to go through that pain and agony and you and I both know painfully aware of making really stupid choices and then we bear the responsibility of the consequences and for really callous enough to say worse. God wisely helping me is that I did not get told you don't see anyone did it anyway. If you would listen to the voice of God, or do we listen other voices is that's one of the things think about the things that you do the voices that you listen to about this one you know you only live once ever said that hurt you only live once. Therefore, you grab all the gusto UK. I don't want to disappoint you, but that's not in the word of God is a Budweiser commercial that's not the word of God. That's not what the word of God says it doesn't say that all fool me once right. Shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.

You realize that is exactly the opposite of what the word of God says exactly. And we live by those words would Jesus say 770. Forgive what they hurt me, forgive, no know they repeated it. No consequences. Consequences for you as you become a better human being. See the word of God is different. He says look, I have a very different view than the worldview. He said I want to dispel the darkness that is your own.

In the circumstances, the word of God tells me how to be a father.

He tells me how to be a husband and tells Matt to be a friend tells Matt to be an employee how to be an employer word of God covers everything he said all dispel the darkness and yet so often we listen to all of these I would call them stupid isms. You know the culture has a stupid-isms and we believe them. We reap what we sow something else. Word of God is in verse nine it had stability. He said the fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever. The fear of the Lord what you mean by that he means the fear that leaves the respecting God for who he is. Look, I know that God is love and I know that God loves you. I've said this, there's nothing you can do to make God love you mourners nothing you could do to make God love you less, but please don't say that is the full definition of God is not his holy is righteous.

You see that's who God is, he won't be locked. You see dancing on the Lord given that you love me and so I can do whatever I want to do is so you can bet you're going to reap what you sow you see you can escape it. That's the way life works.

He is not marked. He said this leads the respect for God and respecting God is essential if you're going to have a relationship with them again hold you place her and go with me to Luke 23 we were 24 now 23 verse 39 the crucifixion.

She went respect for God can do.

Verse 39, one of the criminals who was hanged in their was hurling abuse of Jesus and said to him, are you not the Christ, save yourself and us.

But the other one answered, rebuking him and said this did not even fear God when missing statement, don't you fear God, you don't have respect for God. You see, this is a place of justice.

He says to not even fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation, and we indeed are suffering justly I'm being crucified because I deserve to be see I know what the law was I know what I should've done I did it anyway. He says for we are receiving what we deserve for our deeds.

This man has done nothing wrong. He was saying Jesus, remember me when you come in your kingdom. And Jesus said to him, truly I say to you today you shall be with me in prayer why he fear God you see he saw God for who he was. He saw sin for what it was and he realized the only solution I have is the go to Christ for help and abbreviated version of what we call the gospel. That's what he did an amazing now back to the song the fear the Lord is clean and endorsed forever is an amazing thing. Solomon's writing about a thousand years before Christ and the words to Solomon mean as much to him as they do to me.

Here I am 3000 years down the road and what it means the what the words mean to him, means the same thing to me that's astounding the stability of the word of God and what it can bring into your life. It had stability in your life. He said the judgments of the Lord are true. They are righteous altogether. The Bible promises justice. That's what he is saying the judgments of the Lord are true is one of the great things about the word of God really say everything is so unfair and God says look, I promise you justice. He said the I will make all things right. He said that's the way to work. Sin will be stop permanently forever know will know you know appeals by way of a personal level, that's way said posted to the Romans. But vengeance is mine, I will repay. In other words, when somebody hurts me. God, you're just God that's between you and them not between me and them see soon as I get involved something happens. I have no true sense of justice on the fallen creatures well like I said, for so many of us either.

We overreact, we don't forgive and then we become very bitter souls and we pay for that price as well. He says look leave justice in my hands. I will repay, so it transforms you.

It gives you wisdom. It brings you joy in your life. It dispels the darkness of your life. It had stability in your life and I promise you and me justice. Notice what he says after that. Then he says they are more desirable than gold, yes much fine gold sweeter also than the honeycomb. The drippings of the honeycomb. Moreover by them your servant is warned and in keeping them is great reward who can discern his errors and acquit me of the hidden faults and keep back.

He says your servant from presumptuous sins. He said only the word can do that. You see only the word can do that the word of God can do for you what you cannot do for yourself and one of the great characteristics of the category for Christian is a love the word of God not obligated to the word of God is not a church program that will make you category for Christian but you can make you one. Nine other excuses I've heard a lot of them.

I give you three other people's letting you know. But the Bible is not very interesting.

I you never studied it, you have no idea.

I've spent 40 years in the word of God last 35 in Hebrew and Greek more interesting now that was 35 years ago I learn something every time is an astounding book, but the idea that is not interesting tells me you never studied you just simply making the statement you saw words you didn't want to pronounce so you said was a bit boring for me. Secondly, what people often say I'm just too busy and I forget the study I do see a lot of things about that but let me just say something else I've seen new people before and after the service with yourself, for you shall make time for Dona.

It's astounding.

It's astounding the what somebody never made a conversation with someone in some buzzes in her pocket and you could see them but I'm obligated this thing I have to look I have to look named somebody hey how you doing. You see, you have time by way if you didn't have time then you're busy and God ever intended you to be the third and final reason that they get is this I don't understand it yet.

I know because your babe in Christ is economic take milk and you can eat the meat so you read it you said on understand it, that's a testimony about you, but not about the Bible that should motivate each and every one of us is an acumen in effect.

Remember what the writer of Hebrews said 20 years down the road you should be teachers that he said no. I have to teach you the elementary principles. The Bible is called a fire of the sword a hammer. I see milk meet light meter to an astounding book category for Christians love the word of God. Paul was writing to the Ephesians and he told the Ephesians.

He said you know you need to be controlled and filled by the Holy Spirit and he said, and when you are all these things come to you. It's a neat passage, but when Paul was writing the Colossians he told told him about all the same things a dozen Ephesians, but he says this. Let the word of Christ. And while you richly if the word of God indwells you richly, all these things happen you soon. Amazing thing with the word of God can do.

The question you have to ask yourself is how I stand with the word of God through a door. Do I like it or do I love this. Father, I would just pray that each of us to be honest with ourselves and ask ourselves the question as Jeremiah said, I took your word and I deleted is that one speaks to us.

We love the word of God. When we just simply like father I pray that if we are going to be all that we can be the authentic believer in Jesus Christ. A person that loves you with all our heart, mind, soul and strength.

If that's what our goal is what we want to become the live life as wisely as possible. May we be convicted that we must love for your glory for Christ.

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