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June 10, 2022 6:00 am
Welcome to the Kerwin Baptist Church broadcast our desire is for the word of God spread throughout all me know join is now for a portion of one of our services here at Kerwin Baptist Church located in Kernersville, North Carolina would ask you to turn to Job, chapter 1 day Job chapter 1 there was a man in the land of us whose name was Job and that Mia was perfect and upright one that feared God in a shoot evil. They were born on him seven sons and three daughters.
His substance also was 7000 sheep, 3000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen, 500 GS is a very great Hassan household so that this man was the greatest of all the men of the East is a preacher.
We we know all about Job and I understand that verse six there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, which means the Angels obviously and Satan came also among them. And the Lord said to Satan, whence cometh now then Satan answered the Lord and said, from going to an fro in the earth and from walking up and down in it. The Lord said to Satan, hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feared God and she with evil. Then Satan answered the Lord and said, doth Job fear God for not. Hast thou not made and head. If you are in the habit of underlining or circling. That's a good word for you to circle today, Satan looks at God's a God you've made a hedge about him and about his house and about all that he hath on every side, thou has blessed the work of his hands and his substance is increased in the lamp but put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse me to thy face, and the Lord said in the state, and behold, all that he hath is in thy power only upon himself but not for Thi Nguyen so Satan went forth from the presence of the Lord that were hedge in Job chapter 1 is the Hebrew word and it means this it means to fence in to form a protection or restraint around that's what you want to talk about today.
Lord we love you Braden you would help us Lord to understand the need for edges in our life, not just the ones that we build but the ones that we depend on you for Lord, I pray you bless our time together in Jesus name amen only get three different things today and and and will let you go this morning, but I really want you to use your your God-given brain today and I want you to process and allow God to do a work through his word. We want to talk about the hedges that Job built by faith. Second, we want to talk about the hedges that God put in place and in third, we want to talk about the hedges that Satan must face the number one this morning. I want you to notice if you would the hedges that Job built by faith to look at me. There are certain things in our lives that only God can do, but there are a number of things that we are responsible to do in our own lives. We don't just sit back after being saved in San I God I'm just go to sit back and do nothing. I just expect you to take care of everything now different.
God's promise to never leave us nor forsake us.
God's promise greater is he that is in me than he that is in the world. These made numerous promises but may I say also that God does expect us to do our part now want you to notice some things that Job wasn't to be. What you get this, that Job had already placed in his life before asking God for the hedges that he gave another words, Job realized that there's some things that I must depend on God for. But there are also some things that I am responsible to do and I would encourage you and myself to do these is notice number one that Job built the hedge of consistency notice.
If you would, in verse one it said that there was a man in land of us whose name was Job and that man was perfect that WordPerfect means complete.
It means entire it means is that Job was consistent in his life. An individual couldn't of been called complete or perfect.
If he was constantly up and down in his spiritual life. Job determined that you know what is not up to God to motivate me to be in church every Sunday. Do you know dear friend is not up to God is not up to the pastor to constantly call and beg and plead you'll know that you know we gotta be a charge because we ought to be in charge. Do you know how to live right in our life, not because somebody constantly talks doesn't do it when I do it because it's right. The hedge of consistency. Job had been up and down.
This word would've never been used about him but he just determined that you know what it's my responsibility. It's my job to be consistent in my life to do what's right, not because I made to do it or not, because I'm motivated to do it because it's right. Notice secondly Job built the hedge of character wicked verse one man whose name was Job. That man was perfect and up right. Listen Job determine hey there.
It's not up to somebody else to put character in my life. It's up to me to put character in my life relatively limited in time again were just cure start a new men's ministry would try to start new things every year and and you know you just gotta give us time to go do so many things at once. It takes people and man. I got a list of things numerous things I want to have a discharge one day and all these different wonderful things, but may I tell you it's not up to men's ministry and a son up the women's ministry and is not up to your Sunday school teacher and is not up to your pastor to import character in your life, dear friend. It's on job as I worked there for six years. It was a brother Joe's job to make sure brother Daniel had character. It was brother Daniel's job to have character different I think so. We live in a day and time that we just everybody else's fault and his sister that the person you know that they begin effective things go wrong in a lie well at the church is Falwell report there for me. Well they didn't do this well. My parents did this well listen you.
We can blame and blame all we want to, but Job determine that I'm to be consistent and I'm to have character and that's our job. You place the hedge of character notice. Thirdly, he placed the hedge of conviction.
It said that he was perfect.
Verse one. He was upright notice this and one that feared God. He had conviction. What's interesting you know that the roots of Job's morals was the fear of God. Job had morals in his life he had character because he had conviction.
Job had consistency because he had conviction. You know what post we will do what we're convicted up is not going to last long in our life.
If it's not a conviction if it's just a preference.
The first little thing that fights against it. Were going to stop by for something to be implemented in our life to stay. It must be conviction. Job feared God many people on our day might have morals but not a lot of people have a fear of God. You know what Job said is my job.
It's my responsibility to learn to fear God, you know what ought to dictate everything we do in our life is what is God. Think about it is God pleased with this.
A fear of God. Notice if you would for sake of time today more. I would like to say about that number four want you to see that Job built the hedge of constraint. It said that he feared God, he was perfect upright feared God notice this and a shoe evil constraint that should means he literally he pushed it away. In other words, he just did everything he could do to keep himself from it.
By the way can I say this, you always OPP always hear people and in the new things in the life of the site as well preacher, I just couldn't help I listen I can tell you that you know me and I'm just driving down Stratford Road mind of own business man that dad gum hot now sign was on, and Doc, I know I my cholesterol was not with think of but dog I know my cholesterol time but I just couldn't help hi before I knew it uploaded that drive-through thought arousal here. Mamas will get to does just one.
You know this and I can't blame anybody else for that. You can't blame anybody else for that is our decision. Job said this, I'm going to fear God, I'm gonna have conviction in my life and I am going to have constraint. It means that it just because I wanted just because I desire it doesn't mean I'm supposed to have it to tell you something. Men and ladies and I'm not trying to preach hard on the Sunday morning but I am telling you right now we've got exercise constraint in our life.
And if we can't walk around the mall guys without looking at some woman the don't walk around the mall and if we can get on the Internet without getting on step we ought to be on but we have got to get back to good old-fashioned constraint.
We've got to shoe evil we can blame everybody well just too much. I just couldn't help but there's just too much pressure they just do the snow.
Listen, the Bible said about Joe that he put his head into his own life. He issued evil didn't say anybody made him say anybody motivated him didn't say his wife was constantly on he shooting all notice this last Job created the hedge of commitment look at this word use the verse four. If you would as the Bible continues to describe Job verse four says, and his sons went and feasted in their houses, everyone is day and sent and called for their three sisters to eat and drink with them and it was so, when the days of their feasting were gone about, that Job sent and sanctified them, load notice, this rose up early in the morning, and offered burnt sacrifices. According to the number the mall for Job said, it may be that my sons have sinned and cursed God in their hearts. Thus did Job what that means is that every morning he got up and he built an entire sacrifice for every one of his children, 10 children, he didn't build one sacrifice to pray for all of them he did for each of them have a whole thing I did on South one conference last year. Never preach it here at the church may be of God is a piece I'll do one day about praying for your children but on the tell you something Job did that put all the effort in, got up, and every child is different. Every child needs are different and parent you want to know your kids and you know little things about them and you want to spend time every day praying for each individual child and praying that God would help them in their weaknesses and strengthen them when their weekend when they needed it.
Encourage them when they needed to got up every morning not once a week once a month. Not every once in a while when the preacher preached on it but every day praying for his kid. Job created the hedge of commitment. He just kept at it.
I don't know about you but we live in a generation where we, you and I as Christians we quit too easy. Don't we think we've just given all the F in the world because we pray three days in a row about some place that we got. We we've got a learn commitment. I mean we live in a day or time words were doing were doing God a favor to show up at church at once a while and I think some you not doing him one favorite all replacement we need commitment. We need folks to just say this will God call me do this workout must be hey I'm going to be committed to it only get up long enough to pray for my children to pray for my wife and only to be a good husband phenomena shoe we want to stay away from that jump that Satan likes offer just become in our life always missing nowadays but we need these are hedges that Joe put in his own life. Oh, if we would only do you say preacher preacher will wire you wanted this tell you why those hedges that Joe put in his life protected him from a whole bunch of junk. Put those hedges there just to make his life miserable. You put those hedges there because he needed to protect him and his family take some you get a man of God that just has some conviction in his life.
That's going to save his family from Holland Hardy you give me a man that decides you know what I'm in a show so constraint my life.
I'm not getting involved in that met limitation of the that's going to protect you and your children and your wife and your marriage from a whole lot of John its protection. Now what you know to secondly the hedges that God put in place. These are things that Job just decided I need to put these things in my life and by the way, you can do it you can. We can do it all of us hurt in certain areas in all of us fall short.
But we gotta keep trying because we take some there's nothing different about Job in us. He had blood in him just like we got blood in us notice number two.
The hedges that God put in place and here's what's interesting wonderful insight verse 10 Satan shows up to talk to God. And when he gets there. God says hey, have you considered my servant Job no. Why would God say that because God knows all he knew exactly why Job it showed up. This is what Satan said, you know, God said have you know Job's been faithful when he described all the things that we've given to you by the way, what I just told you that Job had these things, and Job's Democrat consistency and character conviction and constraining commitment cannot say something. Job never said that about himself.
Job was an old sunken some convention or conference saying this is how you can be like me. God said about him. If you said about himself. Those things would be been in it. I wish I could find a good C word for humility because I would've put in there, but I got a literary and it did not confront good C word brother take now. I got 600 people trying to think of a C word to come up after church is okay listen. Job never said that about himself God said this is what Job's and angry that they don't matter what people church.
Think about you. What matters does God see this in us as a whole lot of people that you know you'll think more about Dante that got gobble. He sure has character in his life and he might be the crookedest guy you've ever met. God knows the heart, but what you notice in verse 10 Satan says this will imitate why he's faithful God has to thou not made an hedge about him now. Isn't this you talk about insight Satan gives up he says. Gotta tell you why he is because obviously we all know God, you have created a hedge about him and that lets us know what God can do for us. He can create a hedge around us. This sorry these are hedges that we can't do anything so I can plan and I can prepare household brother Wayne today relay Marty's tell me a good deal on a rifle somewhere and boy was a good deal on my could tell you where it is on the get it before I tell you about a case is not there anymore holiday. Some I can stock up load up ammo.
I can set you know, security systems, I can do everything that you should possibly do and I hope that you do them all. In fact, I hope you're carrying today unless you're a nut. And if you're not carrying on the day we got some sane people carrying two so don't try nothing. Everybody thinks I'm heavy.
I just where armored vest.
Everywhere I go. If you ever saw. The real danger you'd be amazed. Oh Lord of the hedge constraint preacher too much food to put fluid to cannot say something this is what Satan said God reason I can't get it him is because you put up a hedge you want to thank God every day for the hedges God puts in your life.
Satan would absolutely clean our clock. If it wasn't for the hedges that God puts in our life. I want you to notice this number one I want you to see the hedge that God Job's life number one. He put the hedge around himself.
Job notice in verse 10. This is what Satan said.
Hast thou made an hedge about him.
Another words we see here that Satan says God you have placed a hedge around Job, around himself, and I say, dear friend. What you and I need to do today at a time and place our countries in the way our culture and all this stuff and the pressure that's on our young people. You and I to make sure we get along with God every day and say God had to create an about me protect my mind protect my eyes. I'm too weak and I'm too frail to hang out I'm asking you what you create a protection around me.
Will we ask God pay bills. We ask God to give us is got a car. We ask God to be whatever they abuse it about time we reminds a God I'm reminded, you are the one that puts the hedge of protection of my life and God. I'm begging you, would you put that hedge around my life would you protect my ears.
It would you protect my eyes and would you protect my life and protect my heart keep it from getting cold and hard and bitter God. Would you clean my eyes and God will let a bunch of masking my quick praying that were paying the price. Satan said you created a hedge around him. Job notice.
Secondly, he said, hast thou not made an hedge about him and about his house. Notice that he direly created God to Noah give a hedge around himself, but he put a hedge around his household all way… I motivate you today to get your prayer closet everyday cigar. What you protect my family. Would you create a hedge of protection around my family like I said, you can gone up ammo up everything you want to do, but only to taste something you can always be there, you can control traffic on interstate you can't control somebody that's not paying attention to taste something that hedge of protection can only come from God only taste of you and I need to get back to a place in our life where every day, like Joe, he got up and built an altar and said God why do you think God had protection around his family because Joe had been getting up every morning and God had done his family because Joe had been begging up continually every day for that hedge oh limitations of this we need to do separate trumpet prayed everyday for my kids and you would believe only taste different to Job's kids didn't all do so hot either.
In fact, were told that they got drunk, but they're out there partying and he got up very next morning, prayed for me said they might've send last night they might've done some despicable things and I'm to get up and honor to pray for, because I don't know their heart. But God you cut or reach their heart, taste of God, give us a hedge around our households. Notice third thing here he says created hedge about him and about his house and about all that he hath on every side.
Not only is himself not only his household but God created a hedge around his homestead is property his house is a preacher only have much of a house.
I don't have much much property in on a really have the nicest step limit taste something and I don't care how nice it is okay you got 100 acres. If you got point to point one you have acreage you're living on top of a restaurant. I don't know where you're living. Let me take something you need to beg God to keep a hedge of protection around you to say God this property. This house this home this trailer. This whatever this is a gift from you. I don't deserve it, it's yours. God I'm asking you to protect God.
I pray you to create a hedge around it. Let me taste something I found out as you look for this that God had blessed Job. He had grown financially. He had cattle.
We had things he had all he had houses he had property and all these things. But I'm here to tell you. I believe the reason he is because God had seen that Job had depended on him for protection for all of it piece all of it is a gift from God.
You say how you know the Bible says. Later on, when everything left. Job said the Lord have given in the Lord have taken away. That means he saw every house, every, every acre, every piece of anything he had.
It was a gift from God. I know about you, but you know we are to do is a husband and wife today her mom or dad gotta say God were knocking to complain that we don't have what we want is not as big as what we want God we are thankful for what we have. We need you to put a hedge around notice.
Fourthly, he says that not only had about all that he hath never saw the diversity says thou hast blessed the work of his hands.
He number four.
He had blessed his harvest is harvest, may I say this. Whether you are successful in business or whether you continue to do good at whatever job whatever you whatever your lot life in whatever place you work. Whatever the case might be, can I tell you something. You need God to bless the harvest, you realize that there are some times that you can look at your life and you say what is this is what I made is what I have no idea how God did this. I have no idea how we got this I have no idea how the bills were paid.
I have no idea how we pay tied paid the bills, but on the taste of the boat when you honor God, he honors you. Let me tell you why Job was blessed because he had blessed God with God had honored the harvest and you know what your friend on the taste, something I think so many times we try to make the harvest great and it's up to God to make the harvest great. You just please, God, you just whatever you get here thankful to God and you say God. I'm asking you to create ahead about it. It's a gift from you. Anyway, it's all yours. I got a lot honor you with it and you sent back and you watch God honor the heart with over the years I've heard.
Sometimes, you know, just in numerous places you hear people talk about you know somebody they know has money in the billing well yeah yeah be nice to do this I like to have their problems. I have, you might be surprised at some of their problems might be sprung will I like to try give her that would only tell you what on that say why is there certain people I know I've met over the years undertakes act on the why God blessed because they honor God with honoring God with the harvest, I would say something God says is this what the Bible says God blessed the work of his hands.
Notice this last, the Bible says his substance was increased in the land God had also created a hedge, not just around himself. His household is homestead is arts, but his heritage, his substance was increased. Notice this in the land it means this that not just Job Justin pilot up hey he needs his mind his substance increased in the land he was charitable. He had helped people he had given and God had created a hedge around his heritage.
You say, what preacher I don't mean I don't understand all that, and I don't know okay cannot say something it when Job went through all he went through, he sure laid there by himself a lot.
Job had to do homemade surgery on himself.
The best tool he could find was broken pottery and he literally conducted surgery on himself to ease open those boils and different things we going all this and there wasn't a whole lot of people around. I understand that but I meditate something when God turned the captivity of Job, you find out that people came out of the woodwork's and Joe by the end of his life, and you don't hear this fact a lot, but let me tell you the Bible says that everything that Job had he had double at the end of his life.
But what you don't know is later on in the book of Job that you'll find that most everything that he had people came and gave him within a matter of a week.
People that were in the land, and they knew what Job had stood for and how he had been in the Bible says that those people brought things to him.
You know why Joe became so wealthy at the end because he had been good to these people before his heritage, God created a hedge around May I say this when it comes to your heritage that you know what you can't help what people say about you, but on the taste, something you asked God to create a hedge around your reputation and your heritage and God will do it say well people a lot about us right God will take care you let him protect that here. Let me say this. In closing this morning. I want you to notice this last thing and this is I think the best thing I want you to see the hedges that Satan must face in their two of them that I want you to see.
Notice first seven Bible says and the Lord said unto Satan, when scum is thou, then Satan answered the Lord and said, from going to and fro in the earth and from walking up and down in it.
Number one I want you to see a hedge that Satan has to face. Number one is location. Do you know that God has created a hedge around Satan. He is the prince and power of the air and the earth obviously were tall about the earth but look at me, but he has no jurisdiction any further than Gossett Hayward you come from Satan, and you can just hear the sarcasm, where you think the only place you let me in it nice to know cannot tell you this. I want to get this that Satan has no power in heaven. God's not worried that he might find us a bunch right here because this is where is location. It cannot tell you something where knocking to be here forever. This is not our home were just passing. Thank you for listening to you received a blessing from our broadcast.
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