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August 27, 2021 8:45 am
Here in the 7th verse the rubber meets the road of building God's house - Here is the Church and Here is the Steeple open in up and see "THE COMMUNITY- THAT IS THE KINGDOM"
Hidden treasures of the hundred and 19 so we are going on a treasure hunt in the gold we are seeking in this treasure is actually the phase of God light. Join us taking this deep dive mining with David in the hundred and 19 and today's my we are aiming for mother's active regrow our baggage are given here for Mayor where we are on verse 15 and verse 15 I'll read it first and then will will start digging so it's I will meditate on your precepts and have respect for all your ways sexually. If you look at me Hebrew just for words very short for words, but oh my goodness where all they can take you when you really begin to meditate on is that it because that word meditate to begin with. I don't know that that's such a great translation.
If you do a little word study on that.
It's a beautiful thing to go see how many different places. That word is used and quite often it's used to just talk and sometimes it's used to pray. And sometimes it's used to complain, but the idea actually is commune okay and so if you're going to commune with the precepts. As we talked about before. These are these beautiful beautiful concepts of actually love like love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul and all your strength and and when you look deeply into that and you begin to meditate on that you go, that's interesting that if to meditate is to talk.
Think how often you get a chance to talk about God, like if you're with me for a week. You'd be shocked at all the different groups. The Lord has given me an opportunity to go be with, so I have a Tuesday night men's group that we call the band of brothers that we do Masten journey together and we've met together for years and years and years and I have Thursday morning group. I meet with that is used to be called Christian business men's committee but it's salons. That's maybe 25 years ago changed and we had met and women in that group and it's absolutely beautiful thing and then I have no clearly all the people I meet with here. You know what the Truth Network but also have a devotion at a nursing home every Thursday morning and then I have my Sunday school class which is a special-needs class I get to meet with them and I get to meet with all those teachers and so as you begin to think about all these different places you talk about God's word so if you if you are studying something I'll bet you anything you start and all those groups that you belong to, especially if they are godly groups like these, you begin to talk about that what you're studying and what you begin to learn and you get other people's insight as well as a deeper understanding of your own, because as you begin to explain it to them. Sometimes your own verbal processing ability will help you understand is your explaining it to them, something light comes on as you begin to do that, even when I'm teaching here with you guys and so if to meditate is to talk. Wow, it's an absolutely amazing things are what we meditating on what we talking about. While these precepts and and these are the ones that have to do with love well is not interesting that we are going to talk with this idea of communing right this preceptor so much as to do with community and and so it's got a call that the actual verse as we talk about it. We are doing it right this very minute, right where communing with one another well it kinda takes me back to light.
As I have communed and talked about those precepts, then you get the back part of the verse and and again the words are translated.
Interestingly, it says I'll have respect for all of all my ways well. The idea there is not the Derek ways.
It has to do with the paths or, what would Jesus do, the way he does things or you know which way does he walk and what would he do I guarantee you he would be walking with a bunch of people because people are the kingdom, and so as we get back to the basic idea that we've been discussing throughout this bet section is were building a house, and I think this is a good time to lay down the foundation that the house that God is building is the kingdom and here he's telling you the way to build the kingdom it's through community right it's for those groups because the grim. When you think about heaven.
I'm not excited to go to heaven. I mean yeah I want gold streets and rivers not stuff but what I really want are all the people that are there and most of all what I want to do is commune with God. Who's there and I want to commune with my friends, and God reminisces in my family and all these things and it has to do with. You might remember I love this love. This was when I was little kid. They said this is the church right you hold you up your hands like there's little steeple and there's a steeple and you open it up and what you see all the people well actually. When you open it up and you see all the people that is the church amino put your fingers together if not driving right now and dissuade women go okay yeah that's the church that is the kingdom ends of build this house with which we are going to build it in community and the preceptors right has to do with Lovell.
How does God do that, you know, he doesn't love is a verb in and which has to do with understanding right. If you go about loving people, then all my goodness it builds a kingdom, let me tell you a story so when I had finished my last chemotherapy treatment, my wife and I went to celebrate in the mountains of North Carolina in a Jeep jamboree as you might imagine what a Christian car guy and the last day of the event. The person that was behind us. We had all stopped on the hill in order to unlock our hubs because back in those days. Everybody's Jeep said locking up. So we stopped around the side of the road before we got back on the highway to turn in our hubs off so that we wouldn't hear of her axles. Well the person behind me failed to put his Jeep in park or put on his emergency brake and so as I got out of my Jeep to do that. My son, one of the root beer. I went to the back of my Jeep and then I heard the crackling of tires behind me and this other Jeep came down and crushed me between the two jeeps which almost took off my left leg and I won't go into a lot of details, but I will tell you this is all resulted in an ambulance ride that I arrived at the hospital in Winston-Salem. About one in the morning and I just had chemotherapy so I was not in the best shape so as I am arriving all the sudden because my wife and told her Sunday school class. What happened we look up and there are literally over 100 people waiting on us as we are getting out of the ambulance there and they're all from her Sunday school class. This was community right they were loving on me, and here's how it worked that the girl that was waiting on me there. You know, in the emergency room she said what in the world are all these people here with you, and I said oh that's my Sunday school class from church and she goes what do you go to Calvary Baptist Church and I said yeah and she goes that's what I thought because when you guys show up here you bring a crowd of I've never forgotten that testimony and the idea is that which Jesus taught in Mark chapter 10 MR chapter 10. These are some of my favorite verses in the want to process them with me because the whole idea. This is were digging for mothers in the reverse. And Jesus answered and said, verily, I send you there is no man that has left house or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for my sake and the Gospels, but he shall receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses, brethren, sisters and mothers and children and lands and persecutions in the world to come eternal life.
In other words, you are going to get 100 mothers and all of you ever thought about just stopping and counting like all the groups that God has allowed you to commune with that are in your church and and again when I think of my nursing home phot friends that I do that with that I think about all the different Bible studies I get to go commune with these people and talk about precepts and I get to do this myself. All my yes I have way I have all you right. I have fourth day more than 100 mothers. I have way more than hundred brothers and sisters at an end.
As you commune and in other words, what David is sharing here is actually the basic principle that behind us. I push it right that if you just go to work today and start talking about God with somebody right they begin to perk up their interest perks. They see God. They feel God your you're actually meditating on God with that person and you are loving on that person because as you bring God up in any way shape or form right they got all I am thought about that. So they pull out their Bible and they begin the look and they begin to commune more on that particular and in the next thing you know they get hungry and thirsty because once a disciple.
A disciple is somebody who is learning who loves to learn about God. Well, if these the people that are talking about God in your Bible study and in the friends that you met at work that have similar interests and when you know that person that man all every time you talk to may want to talk about some passage or some tomatoes. Learn these are the disciples the excellent ones in all the earth, that the David said you know in Psalm 16 and them I'm completely delighted because these people. They are searching after God. So here we got four words that says I will meditate on your precepts and I will see your way. In other words, as you meditate, talk about a course you talk about it with yourself.
You talk about with everybody you know is you do that with precepts. Guess what happens you are building the kingdom is the ultimate house. I mean this is the seventh verse in the bet section in here, David. Give your whopper that says okay do this one do this one and you're going to build the kingdom right do this one and you're going to fulfill the great commission if you will talk about loving the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul all your strength every opportunity that you have.
I can assure you that you will see God's ways.
I mean, that's where it says that I'm in a see his pass. If you have if you go about talk about that. It's clear that you're going to see his pass and you're gonna love on other people and you'll be there someday when somebody needs you there at the emergency room or you'll be there someday to pray for that friend in need and you and you'll be there because you were your you're doing life with them dear in their community and open up the church with more time and of man that commune that talking is how they will know the truth is disciples right you love one digging for Mother's Day hundred 90 all