04/10/2021 DAB Transcript

Deuteronomy 34:1 - Joshua 2:24, Luke 13:22-14:6, Psalms 79:1-13, Proverbs 12:26

Today is the 10th day of April welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I’m Brian it’s wonderful to be here today as we reach the conclusion of another week. And today is the 100th day of the year. And, so, as we cross this mile marker, 100 days in the Scriptures together, we will conclude our reading of the Torah, the first five books of the Old Testament and move into some new territory. So, special day here. And as I was saying yesterday, those of us using the Daily Audio Bible app and kinda checking off the days as we read them, when we check off today’s reading we’ll see, we’ll receive our…our Pentateuch our Torah badge telling as we completed this particular section of the Scriptures. And even though the story will just be going forward it really is a shift. It’s like everything has been leading us to this point, and then we turn the page into the next book of the Bible, the book of Joshua and take that next step. But let’s conclude the book of Deuteronomy first and then we’ll talk…talk about the book of Joshua and…and dive in. So, today will read Deuteronomy chapter 34, the final chapter of Deuteronomy, and then we’ll launch into the first two chapters of Joshua. So, we’re reading from the Christian Standard Bible this week, which is today. Deuteronomy chapter 34.

Introduction to the book of Joshua:

That concludes the Torah and that concludes the book of Deuteronomy. So, we’re about to take that step forward into the book of Joshua. But let’s take a deep breath for a second and just let it go because we’re transitioning, and we just said goodbye to Moses. So, Moses has died, and we have traveled at length with Moses and we’ve been in the wilderness with the children of Israel and Moses, we’ve been slaves in Egypt when God comes to rescue them with Moses. But let’s also just remember where we’ve come from to get to this point. We remember meeting Abram. We remember his name being changed to Abraham. We remember a promise, a promise of land that he would go to, that he would be shown. And he obeyed God and he walked that land, the land of Canaan. And he had a son of promise there, Isaac and then Jacob. And then Jacob had children and those 12 were known as the children of Israel, and they all became tribes. We remember the lengthy story of Joseph and the way his family, his brothers, human trafficked him as a slave into Egypt and how he rose to be second in command because of his interpretation of dreams. We remember how the children of Israel, right, Joseph’s brothers, how they got to Egypt, was because of a great famine and then they flourished in the land of Egypt and stayed there for four centuries, 400 years, and they grew into a mighty people that were enslaved by…by the Egyptians. Moses, we remember meeting Moses. Baby boy put into the river in a basket because it was commanded that all newborn baby boy children be thrown into the river to die. So, he was put into the river, all right. He was put into a basket that floated and Pharaoh’s daughter found him. And, so, Moses, sort of had a dual upbringing where he understood that he was a Hebrew and was very interested in the Hebrew people, but also was brought up like royalty in Egypt, a well-educated person who ends up killing another Egyptian in favor of a Hebrew and then he has to go on the run for his life. That’s where he finds a burning bush that will not be extinguished and God calls him to go back, to go back to land…to the land that he came from and to tell Pharaoh to let his people go. We went through all of that, all the plagues of Egypt, the entire wilderness experience. Everything has been leading us toward this land, this promised land that would one day belong to the children of Israel. We remember the spies going into that land and coming back and saying, we can’t take that land and dooming an entire generation to the wilderness. Well, we’re back at the Jordan again and this time, this time we’re gonna finally cross it. It’s almost mythic at this point because we’ve been heading toward it for so long and now it’s actually time to cross the Jordan River. And Moses, he can’t go in. So, he dies on Mount Nebo after pass…passing the mantle of leadership to Joshua. Joshua is the name of the book that we’re about to read. Joshua we will remember was one of the spies. He had been kind of Moses’s assistant. He had been mentored up under Moses for a very long time. So, the people know, Joshua, and as the mantle of authority passes to him, they all obey him, especially after the three discourses that make up the book of Deuteronomy where Moses is very, very clearly reviewing everything that they did and passing the authority to Joshua. So, we’re gonna begin reading the book of Joshua and we will pick up basically right where we left off, but we have to remember now Moses has died and the people have to mourn for him for a month. Joshua is now the leader of the children of Israel, and he is commissioned with leading the people into the promised land and taking the promised land and settling the promised land. And, so, we begin the book of Joshua, chapter 1.


Father we thank You for Your word and we thank You for bringing us successfully through another week and successfully through 100 days of this year. We are so grateful, and we are so thankful to have reached this point. And, so, as we leave this section of the Scriptures, these first five books and then move into…actually preparation…and then into the promised land that we’ve been moving toward so long, we invite Your Holy Spirit, certainly to help us to absorb the stories, but also to allow Your word to become the mirror into our souls and motivations because it is transforming us. We thank You for Your word. It…it calls us out. It…it looks us in the face and tells us the truth and challenges us, challenges us that…that there is more and that…and that we can…we can go there and that we can do better. So, we’re grateful for that. And, so, we mark this 100 days, we mark this transition into a new section of the Scriptures with worship and with a heart of gratitude. Lead us forward we pray. In the name of Jesus, we ask. Amen.


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Community Prayer and Praise:

Hey family this is James in Fort Worth. I just want to pray that the Lord guides my words and I hope what I say helps and touches someone to move in a positive direction. Toda is April 6th my daughter’s birthday will be April 14th. She passed away January 27th 2020 and I just…I just praise the Lord I thank the Lord for the fact…so many things…but the fact for almost 12 almost 13 years, you know, I was blessed with her. She lived a life that I always wanted to live. She lived a great life. She was a cheerleader, she was an athlete but she had asthma and that’s what eventually took her life. But I know for a fact that the Lord has her. Her death has brought me closer to the Lord, closer than I’ve ever been. I don’t think I would’ve been on this app without her passing. Her brothers and sisters they miss her. My wife. Camile, I pray for her, she misses…I miss her. You don’t have… as a parent you don’t have favorite kids, but you know, she was my favorite person on this planet. Lord I just want to thank you. I want to thank you. I want to pray for the parents who have lost children.  __ Tony in Cleveland. I want to pray for you guys. I hope that you find the joy. I know it’s a cliche when people tell you, O she’s in a better place and they tell you she’s in a better place. Trust me when I tell you they’re with the Lord. I’ve seen things that are supernatural that I would not have believed but I know my daughter Ryan is with the Lord. You couldn’t tell me otherwise. I’m going to pray for the parents who lost children. I want to pray for the people around the world who’ve lost people during this COVID-19. But Lord I just want to thank you. I want to praise you. I want to continue to praise you. Thank you, father. In Jesus’ name.

Hey family it’s Jesse from Washington it’s like Tuesday something-th. And, so, Holy Spirit’s been…been on me to…well I’m supposed to be talking to people, I’m supposed to be telling them and we all are actually, but I’ve been slacking because he’s just been…he’s been on me every day and I haven’t been doing it and just making excuses. And there’s a guy at work, he’s been suicidal, and he attempted suicide like two or three months ago and his wife’s divorcing him and you know left him and took the kids and he’s just kind of in a rough spot and he’s kind of one of those no nonsense guys and I've…I’m supposed…I’ve supposed to tell him for over a month now, I’m supposed to talk to him and I haven’t done it. And finally, I talked to him today. And we’re like closing up the shop and like three times I’m like no…no…no God I’ll talk to him later. And finally, when we were both pulling out I just pulled up next to him and talked to him and man it was…shouldn’t have been that difficult but it was. But I did it and I just want to ask you all to…to lift up Colin, that he’ll just accept God’s outreached hand and embrace it and start to recognize it in his life because he’s a good guy and it sucks to see him hurt.

Hi family this is Biola from Maryland I hope you’re all doing well. Brian and Jill God bless you. God bless your family. China I’m rooting for you and I’m praying that you have a safe and easy delivery in Jesus’ name. Sister who called in about her 89-year-old mother. Sister I want to remind you that the Lord is faithful regarding his promises. Don’t forget that your mother, you’re not the one that’s responsible for bringing her to Jesus. People have sown seeds into her life including you. Another person will water, and the Holy Spirit will bring the increase. And my prayer for your mother sister is that God will touch her heart, soften her heart, woo her to Him and that He will prolong her life. Bible says that the Lord is not willing for any top perish and is patient to all of us. And I pray that your mother’s eyes will be opened the scales will fall from her eyes and she will come to love the Lord Jesus in the name of Jesus. I also pray that for your nephew and the members of your family who do not know the Lord. God bless you sister. Caitlin I’m praying for you. My heart just went out to you as I heard the divorce that your husband had asked for. Sister I just want to encourage you to just, you know, be at peace. I know it’s not easy but be at peace and let the Lord work what is gonna work in your husband’s heart. And I pray that, you know, what the Lord has started He will complete. So, and then teacher, James the teacher, I’m praying for you that God would comfort your heart and God will step into your situation and also touch your wife’s heart. In the name of Jesus.

Good morning DAB family this is Sally Amazed by Grace in Massachusetts. I…I listen every day and I’m so thankful like many others for this community for this opportunity to hear God’s word, to meditate on it and to be strengthened through Brian’s commentary. Lord, I just thank you for this community, for Brian and the whole team that makes it possible for us to be together. And I am thankful for each one of you who call in and encourage and sing songs and share your burdens. We are so blessed to be here together, God’s family. And this morning Katie called telling us that her husband of seven years wants a divorce. And this is such a hard hard thing Lord for Katie and for her children. And, so, I lift up Katie to You Lord and I pray Lord that You would just bring her comfort and her peace. Lord, You tell us in John 16:33 Jesus said I tell You these things so that in me You may have peace. In the world You have trouble but being of good cheer I’ve overcome the world. O God I pray for Katie as she cares and loves these dear children and she looks to You to be her protector, her refuge, strength. I pray for this Young man Lord. Open his eyes to his need of You, his wife’s need, his children’s needs. O great and holy and powerful God I pray Your mercy and power in this family and other women who are facing a similar situation and men. Lord just strengthen them in Your great love and grace to know that You are with them in Jesus’ name. Thank you.

Hey this is an encouragement for Brian. This is Micah in Awe. I just want…I just wanted to thank you again for the way that this is laid out, that you laid out DAB. Whenever I pick people up…I bring people to and from dialysis and I bring kids to and from school districts when they move out of a school district. So, in the morning I listen to DAB regardless, but I try to get the Old Testament listened to because there’s some stuff in there that’s just sometimes it’s really hard to just jump right into without knowing the context. But anyway, so when the kids get in the car, I try to have the New Testament about to come on, right, and already playing. So, then they hear the New Testament the Psalm the Proverb and then your insight and then the prayer before they get dropped off. It always…like it always usually works out that way, that they get dropped off like right at the end of the prayer. It’s so cool. So, they get to see how a Christian lives. We take in the scripture then we apply the scripture. Your insight shows how we apply it. And then we pray for each other and give encouragement. So, every day these kids are seeing what a Christian is, how Christians do. And I just think it’s an awesome thing. And I can start it over and do it for each kid. And I do it for adults that I bring to dialysis to. So, thank you so much for this. And I want to ask all you DABbers out there to pray for these kids, they get in the car, that the seed will be planted and that the soil would be good. There’s a scripture that says His word will not return to Him void. I just want to ask you to pray for an abundant increase in these kids understanding of who God is and what the Christian life is all about. You’re touching generations, all of you. And Brian this is messing with the next generation. It’s awesome. I love you guys.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Saturday April 10, 2021 (NIV)

Deuteronomy 34 - Joshua 2

Moses’s Death

34 Then Moses went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah,(A) which faces Jericho, and the Lord showed him all the land: Gilead as far as Dan, all of Naphtali, the land of Ephraim and Manasseh, all the land of Judah as far as the Mediterranean[a] Sea, the Negev, and the plain in the Valley of Jericho, the City of Palms, as far as Zoar. The Lord then said to him, “This is the land I promised Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, ‘I will give it to your descendants.’(B) I have let you see it with your own eyes, but you will not cross into it.”

So Moses the servant of the Lord(C) died there in the land of Moab, according to the Lord’s word. He buried him[b] in the valley(D) in the land of Moab facing Beth-peor, and no one to this day knows where his grave is.(E) Moses was one hundred twenty years old when he died; his eyes were not weak, and his vitality had not left him. The Israelites wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days.(F) Then the days of weeping and mourning for Moses came to an end.(G)

Joshua son of Nun was filled with the spirit of wisdom(H) because Moses had laid his hands on him.(I) So the Israelites obeyed him and did as the Lord had commanded Moses.(J) 10 No prophet has arisen again in Israel like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face.(K) 11 He was unparalleled for all the signs and wonders the Lord sent him to do against the land of Egypt—to Pharaoh, to all his officials, and to all his land— 12 and for all the mighty acts of power and terrifying deeds that Moses performed in the sight of all Israel.(L)

Encouragement of Joshua

After the death of Moses(M) the Lord’s servant, the Lord spoke to Joshua son of Nun,(N) Moses’s assistant: “Moses my servant is dead.(O) Now you and all the people prepare to cross over the Jordan(P) to the land I am giving the Israelites. I have given you every place where the sole of your foot treads,(Q) just as I promised Moses. Your territory will be from the wilderness and Lebanon(R) to the great river, the Euphrates River—all the land of the Hittites(S)—and west to the Mediterranean Sea.(T) No one will be able to stand against you as long as you live.(U) I will be with you, just as I was with Moses. I will not leave you or abandon you.(V)

“Be strong and courageous,(W) for you will distribute the land I swore to their ancestors to give them as an inheritance.(X) Above all, be strong and very courageous to observe carefully the whole instruction my servant Moses commanded you.(Y) Do not turn from it to the right or the left, so that you will have success wherever you go. This book of instruction must not depart from your mouth;(Z) you are to meditate on[c] it day and night so that you may carefully observe everything written in it. For then you will prosper and succeed in whatever you do.(AA) Haven’t I commanded you: be strong and courageous?(AB) Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Joshua Prepares the People

10 Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people, 11 “Go through the camp and tell the people, ‘Get provisions ready for yourselves, for within three days you will be crossing the Jordan to go in and take possession of the land the Lord your God is giving you to inherit.’”(AC)

12 Joshua said to the Reubenites, the Gadites, and half the tribe of Manasseh,(AD) 13 “Remember what Moses the Lord’s servant commanded you when he said, ‘The Lord your God will give you rest, and he will give you this land.’(AE) 14 Your wives, dependents, and livestock may remain in the land Moses gave you on this side of the Jordan. But your best soldiers must cross over in battle formation[d] ahead of your brothers and help them 15 until the Lord gives your brothers rest, as he has given you, and they too possess the land the Lord your God is giving them. You may then return to the land of your inheritance(AF) and take possession of what Moses the Lord’s servant(AG) gave you on the east side of the Jordan.”

16 They answered Joshua, “Everything you have commanded us we will do, and everywhere you send us we will go. 17 We will obey you, just as we obeyed Moses in everything. Certainly the Lord your God will be with you, as he was with Moses.(AH) 18 Anyone who rebels against your order and does not obey your words in all that you command him, will be put to death. Above all, be strong and courageous!” (AI)

Spies Sent to Jericho

Joshua son of Nun secretly sent two men as spies(AJ) from the Acacia Grove,[e] saying, “Go and scout the land, especially Jericho.” So they left, and they came to the house of a prostitute named Rahab,(AK) and stayed there.

The king of Jericho was told, “Look, some of the Israelite men have come here tonight to investigate the land.” Then the king of Jericho sent word to Rahab and said, “Bring out the men who came to you and entered your house,(AL) for they came to investigate the entire land.”

But the woman had taken the two men and hidden them.(AM) So she said, “Yes, the men did come to me, but I didn’t know where they were from. At nightfall, when the city gate was about to close, the men went out, and I don’t know where they were going. Chase after them quickly, and you can catch up with them!” But she had taken them up to the roof and hidden them(AN) among the stalks of flax that she had arranged on the roof. The men pursued them along the road to the fords of the Jordan, and as soon as they left to pursue them, the city gate was shut.

The Promise to Rahab

Before the men fell asleep, she went up on the roof and said to them, “I know that the Lord has given you this land(AO) and that the terror of you has fallen on us,(AP) and everyone who lives in the land is panicking because of you.[f](AQ) 10 For we have heard how the Lord dried up the water of the Red Sea before you when you came out of Egypt,(AR) and what you did to Sihon and Og, the two Amorite kings you completely destroyed(AS) across the Jordan. 11 When we heard this, we lost heart,(AT) and everyone’s courage failed[g] because of you,(AU) for the Lord your God is God in heaven above and on earth below.(AV) 12 Now please swear to me by the Lord that you will also show kindness to my father’s family, because I showed kindness to you.(AW) Give me a sure sign[h] 13 that you will spare the lives of my father, mother, brothers, sisters, and all who belong to them, and save us from death.”

14 The men answered her, “We will give our lives for yours. If you don’t report our mission, we will show kindness and faithfulness to you when the Lord gives us the land.”

15 Then she let them down by a rope through the window, since she lived in a house that was built into the wall of the city. 16 “Go to the hill country so that the men pursuing you won’t find you,” she said to them. “Hide there for three days until they return; afterward, go on your way.”

17 The men said to her, “We will be free from this oath you made us swear, 18 unless, when we enter the land, you tie this scarlet cord to the window through which you let us down. Bring your father, mother, brothers, and all your father’s family into your house. 19 If anyone goes out the doors of your house, his death will be his own fault,(AX) and we will be innocent. But if anyone with you in the house should be harmed, his death will be our fault. 20 And if you report our mission, we are free from the oath you made us swear.”

21 “Let it be as you say,” she replied, and she sent them away. After they had gone, she tied the scarlet cord to the window.

22 So the two men went into the hill country and stayed there three days until the pursuers had returned. They searched all along the way, but did not find them. 23 Then the men returned, came down from the hill country, and crossed the Jordan. They went to Joshua son of Nun and reported everything that had happened to them. 24 They told Joshua, “The Lord has handed over the entire land to us. Everyone who lives in the land is also panicking because of us.”[i]


  1. 34:2 Lit Western
  2. 34:6 Or he was buried
  3. 1:8 Or to recite
  4. 1:14 Or over armed
  5. 2:1 Or from Shittim
  6. 2:9 Or land panics at your approach
  7. 2:11 Lit and spirit no longer remained in anyone
  8. 2:12 Or a sign of truth
  9. 2:24 Or land also panics at our approach

Cross references:

  1. 34:1–4 : Dt 3:27; 32:48; Jos 13:20
  2. 34:4 : Gn 12:7; 15:18–20; 26:3; 35:12; Ex 33:1; 1Kg 4:24
  3. 34:5 : Jos 24:29; Jdg 2:8; 2Sm 3:18; 7:5,8; 1Kg 11:13; 14:8; 2Kg 18:12; 19:34; 21:8; Jb 1:8; 42:8; Is 20:3; 41:8–9; 42:1; 44:1; 52:13; 53:11
  4. 34:6 : Nm 21:20
  5. 34:6 : Jd 9
  6. 34:8 : Nm 20:29
  7. 34:8 : Mt 17:3
  8. 34:9 : Ex 28:3; 31:3–6; 1Kg 4:29; 5:12; 7:14; 2Ch 1:10–12; Is 11:2; Ac 6:3; Eph 1:17
  9. 34:9 : Nm 11:16–30; 27:18; 1Sm 10:1,10; 16:13
  10. 34:9 : Nm 26:65; 27:15–23; 34:17; Dt 1:38; 3:28; 31:3–8,14–23
  11. 34:10 : Ex 33:11
  12. 34:12 : Ex 7:3; Dt 4:34; 6:22; 7:19; 26:8; 29:3; Neh 9:10; Ps 78:43; 105:27
  13. 1:1 : Dt 34:5
  14. 1:1 : Ex 17:8–13; 33:11; Nm 13:8,16; 14:6–9; 27:18–23; Dt 31:2–8; 1Ch 7:20,27
  15. 1:2 : Dt 34:5–8
  16. 1:2 : Jos 1:11
  17. 1:3–5 : Dt 11:24–25
  18. 1:4 : Gn 15:18; Nm 34:3
  19. 1:4 : Gn 10:15; 15:19–21
  20. 1:4 : Dt 11:24; 1Kg 4:21,24–25; 8:65
  21. 1:5 : Dt 7:24
  22. 1:5 : Dt 31:6–8; Heb 13:5
  23. 1:6 : Jos 1:18; 10:25; 1Kg 2:2–3; 1Ch 22:13; 28:20; Ps 27:14; 31:24
  24. 1:6 : Gn 15:18; Ex 32:13; Dt 15:4
  25. 1:7 : Dt 5:32; 20:1–2; 21:1–3
  26. 1:8 : Dt 31:24; Jos 8:34
  27. 1:8 : Dt 29:9; Ps 1:1–3
  28. 1:9 : Dt 31:7–8; Jos 10:25
  29. 1:11 : Jos 3:2
  30. 1:12 : Nm 32:20–22
  31. 1:13–15 : Dt 3:18–20
  32. 1:15 : Jos 22:4
  33. 1:15 : Jos 1:1
  34. 1:17 : Jos 1:5,9
  35. 1:18 : Dt 31:7; Jos 1:6–7,9; 10:25
  36. 2:1 : Gn 42:9; Nm 13:2,16–17; Jos 7:2; Jdg 18:2
  37. 2:1 : Heb 11:31; Jms 2:25
  38. 2:3 : Gn 19:5
  39. 2:4 : 2Sm 17:19
  40. 2:6 : Jms 2:25
  41. 2:9 : Nm 20:24; Jos 9:24
  42. 2:9 : Ex 15:16; 23:27; Ezr 3:3; Jb 9:34; 13:21; Is 33:18; Jr 50:38
  43. 2:9 : Ex 15:15; Jos 2:24; 1Sm 14:16
  44. 2:10 : Ex 14:21–30
  45. 2:10 : Nm 21:23–30,33–35; Dt 2:32–34; 3:1–3; Jos 6:21
  46. 2:11 : Dt 1:28; 20:8; Jos 5:1; 7:5; 2Sm 17:10; Is 13:7; 19:1; Ezk 21:7; Nah 2:10
  47. 2:11 : Jos 5:1; 7:5; Ps 22:14; Is 13:7; 19:1
  48. 2:11 : Dt 4:39; 1Kg 8:23
  49. 2:12 : Gn 21:23; Jdg 1:24; 2Sm 2:5; 10:2
  50. 2:19 : Mt 27:25
Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Luke 13:22-14:6

The Narrow Way

22 He went through one town and village after another, teaching and making his way to Jerusalem.(A) 23 “Lord,” someone asked him, “are only a few people going to be saved?” (B)

He said to them, 24 “Make every effort to enter through the narrow door,(C) because I tell you, many will try to enter and won’t be able 25 once the homeowner gets up and shuts the door.(D) Then you will stand outside and knock on the door, saying, ‘Lord, open up for us!’ He will answer you, ‘I don’t know you or where you’re from.’ 26 Then you will say, ‘We ate and drank in your presence, and you taught in our streets.’ 27 But he will say, ‘I tell you, I don’t know you or where you’re from. Get away from me,(E) all you evildoers!’ 28 There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth(F) in that place,(G) when you see Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and all the prophets in the kingdom of God,(H) but yourselves thrown out. 29 They will come from east and west, from north and south, to share the banquet[a] in the kingdom of God. 30 Note this: Some who are last will be first, and some who are first will be last.”(I)

Jesus and Herod Antipas

31 At that time some Pharisees came and told him, “Go, get out of here. Herod(J) wants to kill you.”(K)

32 He said to them, “Go tell that fox, ‘Look, I’m driving out demons and performing healings today and tomorrow, and on the third day I will complete my work.’[b](L) 33 Yet it is necessary that I(M) travel today, tomorrow, and the next day, because it is not possible for a prophet(N) to perish(O) outside of Jerusalem.

Jesus’s Lamentation over Jerusalem

34 “Jerusalem, Jerusalem,(P) who kills the prophets and stones(Q) those who are sent to her.(R) How often I wanted to gather your children(S) together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings,(T) but you were not willing!(U) 35 See, your house is abandoned to you.(V) I tell you, you will not see me until the time comes when[c] you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord’!”[d](W)

A Sabbath Controversy

14 One Sabbath, when he went in to eat[e] at the house of one of the leading Pharisees,(X) they were watching him closely.(Y) There in front of him was a man whose body was swollen with fluid. In response, Jesus asked the law experts(Z) and the Pharisees, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath or not?”(AA) But they kept silent. He took the man, healed him, and sent him away. And to them, he said, “Which of you whose son or ox falls into a well, will not immediately pull him out on the Sabbath day?”(AB) They could find no answer to these things.


  1. 13:29 Lit recline at the table
  2. 13:32 Lit I will be finished
  3. 13:35 Other mss omit the time comes when
  4. 13:35 Ps 118:26
  5. 14:1 Lit eat bread
Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Psalm 79

Psalm 79

Faith amid Confusion

A psalm of Asaph.(A)

God, the nations have invaded your inheritance,
desecrated your holy temple,
and turned Jerusalem into ruins.(B)
They gave the corpses of your servants
to the birds of the sky for food,
the flesh of your faithful ones
to the beasts of the earth.(C)
They poured out their blood
like water all around Jerusalem,
and there was no one to bury them.(D)
We have become an object of reproach
to our neighbors,
a source of mockery and ridicule
to those around us.(E)

How long, Lord? Will you be angry forever?
Will your jealousy keep burning like fire?(F)
Pour out your wrath on the nations
that don’t acknowledge you,
on the kingdoms that don’t call on your name,(G)
for they have devoured Jacob
and devastated his homeland.(H)
Do not hold past iniquities[a] against us;
let your compassion come to us quickly,
for we have become very weak.(I)

God of our salvation, help us,(J)
for the glory of your name.
Rescue us and atone for our sins,
for your name’s sake.(K)
10 Why should the nations ask,
“Where is their God?” (L)
Before our eyes,
let vengeance for the shed blood of your servants
be known among the nations.(M)
11 Let the groans of the prisoners reach you;
according to your great power,
preserve those condemned to die.(N)

12 Pay back sevenfold to our neighbors(O)
the reproach they have hurled at you, Lord.(P)
13 Then we, your people, the sheep of your pasture,(Q)
will thank you forever;
we will declare your praise
to generation after generation.(R)


  1. 79:8 Or hold the sins of past generations
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Proverbs 12:26

26 A righteous person is careful in dealing with his neighbor,[a]
but the ways of the wicked lead them astray.(A)


  1. 12:26 Or person guides his neighbor

Cross references:

  1. 12:26 : Pr 14:22
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04/09/2021 DAB Transcript

Deuteronomy 33:1-29, Luke 13:1-21, Psalms 78:65-72, Proverbs 12:25

Today is the ninth day of April welcome to the daily audio Bible I am Brian it is a joy and a privilege to be here with you today around the Global Campfire as we come in out of whatever’s going on and move toward ending another one of our weeks together. So, let’s dive in. This week we’ve been reading from the Christian Standard Bible. And we are in the book of Deuteronomy in the Old Testament. We will conclude the book of Deuteronomy and move into the next book the book of Joshua tomorrow. And, so, like those of you using the Daily Audio Bible app, if you’ve been checking off your days, yeah, since the beginning of the year, checking off the days as we…as we listen to them, as we move through them, then we will have completed the very first section of the Bible, known as the Torah or the Pentateuch. And, so, we’ll all get our badges, we’ll all get our badges that just kinda helps us keep track of the progress that we’re making. And we can look at all of that progress in the achievements section so that we can see, you know, how much of the Bible, how much of the Old Testament we’ve finished, how much of the New Testament, how much of the whole Bible we’ve concluded and what the different sections that we will be concluding are. So, be aware of that and check it out. I’m looking…I always look forward…so…since we’ve gotten them last year. So, I’m looking forward to reaching the first milestone on our journey this year. So, that’s coming up tomorrow, but this is today. And, so, we have a full reading in the book of Deuteronomy. And today we will read Deuteronomy chapter 33.


Okay. So, in the gospel of Luke today Jesus makes commentary on some tragedies that were like local tragedies that had everybody talking, the kinds of stuff that would be on the news, the kinds of stuff that would be posted on social media, the news, the news that had traveled around the countryside and that people were talking about. And they were tragic events and so people were wondering about God’s judgment on the…the people involved. And we do this kind of stuff still. You know, if there’s a tragic whether event then it’s not gonna take too long before people are saying or posting God’s judgment on that land or you know for whatever…or if tragedy strikes it’s really really easy to claim God’s judgment upon those things or those individuals or we can even just look at people who are suffering and think…well…they’re not living right so of course, you know, this is, you know, God smashing them. We…we can either actually think those things or sort of subtly think those things. And Jesus spoke clearly today about whether or not these kinds of things are the judgment of God. And, so, since we have these thoughts once in a while when we see things happening in the world and wonder about them then we should pay attention to Jesus. And, so, there were two situations. And one of them you can totally understand why people everywhere would be talking and the other one, you can understand why people in the region would be talking. So, there were some Jewish people Galileans, so from the region that Jesus spent most of his life and ministry in. And the Galilee region, this was known for zealotry, this was known for like anti-Roman rhetoric and people that would cause mayhem, like zealots, people that would, you know, try to do guerrilla type tactics to disrupt Rome. This had been going on for a while. And, so, the region was on the radar for the zealotry and some Galilean Jews that were thought to be zealots…and we can call them zealots in a really really nice way but the Romans wouldn’t have thought about them as zealots per se. Like if we want to use modern vernacular they would’ve looked at them as terrorists because of what they were doing. And they were on the receiving end of it. And it ended up that they’re chasing these people and they flee to the temple complex and the Roman soldiers then invade the temple complex of God to get these zealots and they get em’ and they take them out and their blood is spilled in the temple complex where sacrifices to the Lord are happening. And, so, that would for sure get people talking. The other thing was a pool in Jerusalem. The tower in Siloam. It fell down. Like it get became unstable and toppled and killed 18 people. So, if we want to take a step back and just in some sort of way contextualize this so with a more modern understanding, we can picture this. We would just say people had become obsessed with these stories, right? People were obsessed with the news and trying to decipher the news and contemplate and discuss the news and interpret the news and even muse about God’s involvement in the news. I think that’s something that we could say that that’s some…like that’s understandable, that’s familiar. And, so, these people are wondering, were the people that died, were they greater sinners? Did they deserve this kind of punishment? And that also kind of sounds familiar. Like these are the kinds of things that can get talked about and even obsessed over. So, I quote from Jesus then in response to the scenario. Jesus said, “do you think that these Galileans were more sinful than all the other Galilean’s because they suffered these things or those 18 that the tower in Siloam fell on and killed? Do you think they were more sinful than all the other people who live in Jerusalem?” His response to both of those situations is this, “no. I tell you, but unless you repent you will all perish as well.” So, Jesus’ commentary on these scenarios is that, no, these people were not more sinful, they were not judged. That’s not why the tragedy happened. We can obsess about the story and try to dissect the story and throw up all kinds of talking heads on the television get all kinds of experts. We can do all this but underneath it all is something far more important. We’re all headed toward death if we don’t repent. That’s permanent. So, in many ways Jesus is pulling people away from all of the fanfare of the very glossy high-profile stories that can steel days and weeks of our lives as we obsess over them. We can miss the greater challenge of keeping our eyes on our own lives and being aware of the terrain of our own hearts, being responsible for our own relationship, owning our relationship with God and not focusing all of our attention on everything and everyone else. We have been given this life to steward. This is the life we should be stewarding.


Jesus as we approach the end of another week we confess it’s very easy for us to deflect, to deflect blame, to get distracted by all kinds of other things so that we don’t have to face ourselves in the mirror, so that we don’t have to actually open our hearts and see what’s there, so that we don’t actually have to do the work of opening ourselves to You and spending time with You and allowing You in, into the basement, into the attic, into all the places of our hearts that motivate all of the actions of our lives. And, so, we’re taking this on board. We invite Your Holy Spirit to help us to continually consider this every time that we’re pulled to an assumption or an opinion about something that’s going on that’s juicy or that we just want to waste hours on. Help us to return, to return to our own hearts, to invite You to speak to us about our own lives, to allow the voice of wisdom to give us the counsel about the way we should go as opposed to trying to figure out the way everybody else should go and interpret everybody else’s action. Come Holy Spirit we pray. In the name of Jesus, we ask. Amen.


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Community Prayer and Praise:

James the schoolteacher from LA you were the first DABber I ever met in person. I had been praying for you and your wife to be blessed with a child. God answered your prayers. I got to meet your wife and your first child. My heart is broken for you right now. I just want you to remember that you’re loved and cared for. My stepson is going through the exact same issues that you are right now. I want to give you Isaiah 43:2. When you pass through these waters of threatening divorce remember I will be with you and through the rivers they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire you shall not be burned nor shall the flames scorch you. Isaiah 43:2. James hang on. Hang on and welcome back to the DABbers. We missed you. Don’t be far. Keep in touch. This is Karen from Hemet. I don’t know if you remember me reaching out to you at one of the meetings that Brian and Jill did in…in the LA area. God bless you. I’ll be keeping you in my prayers.

Hey DAB family this is T from Florida. This is my first time calling but I am definitely a longtime listener. I’ve been listening…I think I’ve been tuned in since like 2006 maybe 07. It’s been a long time but to be honest I fall on and then I fall off and then back and forth. So…but I did feel compelled to call today because of James from LA. I think he goes by the name James the teacher or something like that. I can’t remember but he needs prayer and I’ve been praying for you James. You were saying that you’ve been having suicidal thoughts and that you’ve befoer…you’ve had them before but they are really bad now because of what you’re going through in your marriage and you know, I’m just…I wanna send love your way and…and to tell you, you know, you’re needed, you’re so important. God created you for a reason. He put you here on this earth because you are a part of his family. You’re His child and He adores you. He took the time to create you and put you together and knit you so perfectly and intricately and He blessed you with children who need you. So, we’re praying for you. We love you and we know I’m looking forward to hearing your praise report from you. I’ll continue to pray for you and for everybody who…who comes on here asking for prayer requests. Love you guys. Talk to you soon. Bye.

Daily Audio Bible family this is Troy in Amarillo TX. Please, please pray for my mom. She was in a really bad car accident yesterday, Easter Sunday and is not doing very good at all. I need prayers that she can recover from this. Thank you so much.

Hi family this is Happy to be in Colorado. I’ve called it just two other times. I’m a long-time listener but I have just started calling recently because my marriage is in crisis. If you followed the DAB friends on Facebook, you might have seen my post. I’m just so desperate for your prayers. I’m so desperate for hundreds of people to be shouting out to the heavens on behalf of me and my husband. My husband Chris has said that he is done with God, he’s walking away. A lot of that is just, you know, he’s not happy with where our life is, and he blames God and feels like God has cursed him. And with that he is ready to end our marriage. And I’m just so broken. Like I’ve never felt the depth of pain like this before. It’s excruciating and I just would really covet your prayers for Chris.

Hi this is Victoria Soldier just calling to pray for some of the DABbers. I wanted to pray for Jermaine the brother whose incarcerated in New York. I just want to pray for him for strength. I want to pray for him for guidance. I want to pray for him for the victory in whatever the challenge is that got him there so that when…when he’s free and while…while he is free in a month that God can bless him tremendously. I want to pray for Susie. I want to pray for her and her and her husband who…who…who have the orphans in Haiti. I want to pray for the little baby Elijah, that like a miracle for his little brain in his little life. I wanna pray for also for James, our teacher and her wife. His wife is asking for a divorce. Don't…don’t just take it as…as…as cash James. I want you to continue to pray that God will help her to see what she has in you and that the two of you can fix it. We want to pray for a miracle. God can still work miracles and no matter what hold on because the babies need you. And you have a plan, God has a plan for your life and…and He can’t fulfill it if…if the enemy uses you to do anything that is rash. Just continue to trust Him. I’ve been through a divorce myself and I know how challenging it can be but…but I know one thing, that God can bring us through. I just wanted to say that to you my brother and encourage you. And I want to pray for…for…for those who are going through depression. I want to pray for those who are looking for jobs and I want to pray for those who are looking for spouses and…and want God to bless them with a spouse that is…that is right for them. Father we just lift you up we praise your name we magnify your name. Lord you have your way Lord in the name of Jesus you have your way in the…in the…

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Friday April 9, 2021 (NIV)

Deuteronomy 33

Moses’s Blessings

33 This is the blessing that Moses, the man of God, gave the Israelites before his death.(A) He said:

The Lord came from Sinai
and appeared to them from Seir;(B)
he shone on them from Mount Paran(C)
and came with ten thousand holy ones,[a]
with lightning[b] from his right hand[c] for them.(D)
Indeed he loves the people.[d](E)
All your[e] holy ones are in your hand,
and they assemble[f] at your feet.
Each receives your words.
Moses gave us instruction,
a possession for the assembly of Jacob.
So he became King in Jeshurun[g](F)
when the leaders of the people gathered
with the tribes of Israel.

Let Reuben live and not die
though his people become few.(G)

He said this about Judah:

Lord, hear Judah’s cry and bring him to his people.
He fights for his cause[h] with his own hands,
but may you be a help against his foes.

He said about Levi:

Your Thummim and Urim(H) belong to your faithful one;[i]
you tested him at Massah
and contended with him at the Waters of Meribah.(I)
He said about his father and mother,
“I do not regard them.”
He disregarded his brothers
and didn’t acknowledge his sons,
for they kept your word
and maintained your covenant.(J)
10 They will teach your ordinances to Jacob
and your instruction to Israel;(K)
they will set incense before you
and whole burnt offerings on your altar.
11 Lord, bless his possessions,[j]
and accept the work of his hands.
Break the back[k] of his adversaries and enemies,
so that they cannot rise again.

12 He said about Benjamin:

The Lord’s beloved rests[l] securely on him.
He[m] shields him all day long,
and he rests on his shoulders.[n]

13 He said about Joseph:

May his land be blessed by the Lord
with the dew of heaven’s bounty
and the watery depths that lie beneath;(L)
14 with the bountiful harvest from the sun
and the abundant yield of the seasons;
15 with the best products of the ancient mountains
and the bounty of the eternal hills;(M)
16 with the choice gifts of the land
and everything in it;
and with the favor of him
who appeared[o] in the burning bush.(N)
May these rest on the head of Joseph,
on the brow of the prince of his brothers.(O)
17 His firstborn bull has[p] splendor,
and horns like[q] those of a wild ox;
he gores all the peoples with them
to the ends of the earth.
Such are the ten thousands of Ephraim,
and such are the thousands of Manasseh.

18 He said about Zebulun:

Rejoice, Zebulun, in your journeys,
and Issachar, in your tents.
19 They summon the peoples to a mountain;
there they offer acceptable sacrifices.
For they draw from the wealth of the seas
and the hidden treasures of the sand.(P)

20 He said about Gad:

The one who enlarges Gad’s territory
will be blessed.
He lies down like a lion
and tears off an arm or even a head.(Q)
21 He chose the best part for himself,
because a ruler’s portion was assigned there for him.
He came with the leaders of the people;
he carried out the Lord’s justice
and his ordinances for Israel.(R)

22 He said about Dan:

Dan is a young lion,
leaping out of Bashan.(S)

23 He said about Naphtali:

Naphtali, enjoying approval,
full of the Lord’s blessing,
take[r] possession to the west and the south.

24 He said about Asher:

May Asher[s] be the most blessed of the sons;
may he be the most favored among his brothers
and dip his foot in olive oil.(T)
25 May the bolts of your gate be iron and bronze,
and your strength last as long as you live.

26 There is none like the God of Jeshurun,
who rides the heavens to your aid,
the clouds in his majesty.(U)
27 The God of old is your dwelling place,(V)
and underneath are the everlasting arms.
He drives out the enemy before you
and commands, “Destroy!”
28 So Israel dwells securely;(W)
Jacob lives untroubled[t](X)
in a land of grain and new wine;
even his skies drip with dew.(Y)
29 How happy you are, Israel!
Who is like you,
a people saved by the Lord?
He is the shield that protects you,
the sword you boast in.
Your enemies will cringe before you,(Z)
and you will tread on their backs.[u](AA)


  1. 33:2 LXX reads Mount Paran with ten thousands from Kadesh
  2. 33:2 Or fiery law; Hb obscure
  3. 33:2 Or ones, from his southland to the mountain slopes
  4. 33:3 Or peoples
  5. 33:3 Lit his, or its
  6. 33:3 Hb obscure
  7. 33:5 = Upright One, referring to Israel, also in v. 26
  8. 33:7 Or He contends for them
  9. 33:8 DSS, LXX read Give to Levi your Thummim, your Urim to your favored one
  10. 33:11 Or abilities
  11. 33:11 Or waist
  12. 33:12 Or Let the Lord’s beloved rest
  13. 33:12 LXX reads The Most High
  14. 33:12 Or and he dwells among his mountain slopes
  15. 33:16 Lit dwelt
  16. 33:17 Some DSS, Sam, LXX, Syr, Vg read A firstborn bull—he has
  17. 33:17 Lit and his horns are
  18. 33:23 Sam, LXX, Syr, Vg, Tg read he will take
  19. 33:24 = Happy or Blessed; Gn 30:13
  20. 33:28 Text emended; MT reads Jacob’s fountain is alone
  21. 33:29 Or high places
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Luke 13:1-21

Repent or Perish

13 At that time,(A) some people came and reported to him about the Galileans(B) whose blood Pilate(C) had mixed with their sacrifices. And he[a] responded to them, “Do you think that these Galileans were more sinful than all the other Galileans because they suffered these things?(D) No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all perish as well. Or those eighteen that the tower in Siloam(E) fell on and killed—do you think they were more sinful than all the other people who live in Jerusalem? No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all perish as well.”

The Parable of the Barren Fig Tree

And he told this parable:(F) “A man had a fig tree that was planted in his vineyard. He came looking for fruit on it and found none.(G) He told the vineyard worker, ‘Listen, for three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree and haven’t found any. Cut it down!(H) Why should it even waste the soil?’(I)

“But he replied to him, ‘Sir,[b] leave it this year also, until I dig around it and fertilize it.(J) Perhaps it will produce fruit next year, but if not, you can cut it down.’”

Healing a Daughter of Abraham

10 As he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath,(K) 11 a woman was there who had been disabled by a spirit[c](L) for over eighteen years. She was bent over and could not straighten up at all.[d] 12 When Jesus saw her, he called out to her,[e] “Woman, you are free of your disability.” 13 Then he laid his hands on her,(M) and instantly she was restored(N) and began to glorify God.(O)

14 But the leader of the synagogue, indignant(P) because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, responded by telling the crowd, “There are six days when work should be done;(Q) therefore come on those days and be healed and not on the Sabbath day.”

15 But the Lord answered him and said, “Hypocrites!(R) Doesn’t each one of you untie his ox(S) or donkey from the feeding trough(T) on the Sabbath and lead it to water?(U) 16 Satan(V) has bound(W) this woman, a daughter of Abraham,(X) for eighteen years—shouldn’t she be untied from this bondage[f] on the Sabbath day?”

17 When he had said these things, all his adversaries(Y) were humiliated,(Z) but the whole crowd was rejoicing over all the glorious things he was doing.(AA)

The Parables of the Mustard Seed and of the Leaven

18 He said, therefore, “What is the kingdom of God like,(AB) and what can I compare it to? 19 It’s like a mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his garden. It grew and became a tree, and the birds of the sky nested in its branches.”

20 Again he said, “What can I compare the kingdom of God(AC) to? 21 It’s like leaven[g](AD) that a woman took and mixed into fifty pounds[h] of flour until all of it was leavened.”


  1. 13:2 Other mss read Jesus
  2. 13:8 Or Lord
  3. 13:11 Lit had a spirit of disability
  4. 13:11 Or straighten up completely
  5. 13:12 Or he summoned her
  6. 13:16 Or isn’t it necessary that she be untied from this bondage
  7. 13:21 Or yeast
  8. 13:21 Lit three sata; about forty liters
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Psalm 78:65-72

65 The Lord awoke as if from sleep,
like a warrior from the effects of wine.(A)
66 He beat back his foes;
he gave them lasting disgrace.(B)
67 He rejected the tent of Joseph
and did not choose the tribe of Ephraim.
68 He chose instead the tribe of Judah,
Mount Zion, which he loved.(C)
69 He built his sanctuary like the heights,
like the earth that he established forever.(D)
70 He chose David his servant
and took him from the sheep pens;(E)
71 he brought him from tending ewes
to be shepherd over his people Jacob—
over Israel, his inheritance.(F)
72 He shepherded them with a pure heart
and guided them with his skillful hands.(G)

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Proverbs 12:25

25 Anxiety in a person’s heart weighs it down,
but a good word cheers it up.(A)

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04/08/2021 DAB Transcript

Deuteronomy 32:28-52, Luke 12:35-59, Psalms 78:56-64, Proverbs 12:24

Today is the 8th day of April welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I am Brian it is wonderful to be here with you today. It’s wonderful to be here every day. It’s wonderful to have this place. Like, in my heart and my mind it’s a safe place. It’s a Global Campfire, right? It’s a place we can come and let it go and just…yeah…it’s a safe place. So, glad to be here with you today, take the next step forward and allow the Scriptures to speak and to inform our lives in the paths that we are on and help us to interpret our lives. So, let’s dive in. We’re reading from the Christian Standard Bible. We are rounding out the book of Deuteronomy. Right now, we’ll pick up…just so that we can understand like what we’re about to read…we’re picking up in the middle of a song. So, we’re picking up with the lyrics of a song. And this song was given by God to Moses and this song is ultimately supposed to be a witness to the people of Israel against them because God has foretold to Moses that, although the people have been instructed well, they will remain rebellious and when they do get into the land and they do rebel they will have to face the consequences. And, so, that’s what this song is about. And we’ll conclude that song today and continue forward. Deuteronomy chapter 32 verse 28 through verse 52.


Okay. Let’s go into the gospel of Luke. I quote Jesus. “I came to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already set ablaze!” What is going on here? This is one of if not the most exasperated moments captured in the Bible for…in the life of Jesus. He goes on to say, “do you think I came to bring peace on the earth? No. I tell you, but rather division.” Hmmm. So, how does this work with our tidy little Sunday school stories? Like, how does this work? What’s is going on here? The seems like a departure in posture. Jesus says, “they will be divided father against son, son against father, mother against daughter, daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law, and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law. Fascinating! What can do that in…in a widespread sort of way? Well, I can think of a couple things that can do that, one that we all know because we’ve all borne witness that this can happen. Father against son, son against father, mother against daughter, daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law, daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law – politics, right? So, we shouldn’t look at what Jesus is saying and go like, “whoa. How is He so divisive? What’s going on here? There’s nothing in the world that could be that divisive to just shred families wholesale.” Yeah, we’ve seen it plenty. It’s very, very possible. The other thing that can do this that I know of and probably more true to what Jesus is saying - the truth can do this. We were just talking and even praying for eyes to see and ears to hear so that we might seek first God’s kingdom yesterday. To see God’s kingdom at work and participate in it does require that our eyes be open. Once that happens though you can’t see the same. You can’t un-see what you’re seeing. You’re seeing with new eyes. You’re becoming aware of the presence of the Lord everywhere, which means that you’re seeing the darkness and the evil lurking everywhere way more clearly and you’re realizing you had been participating in all of that, but now you can’t unsee. Your reality has begun to shift. You are being transformed. You become a light bearer. Wherever you go so goes the light. The light shines in the darkness. The darkness doesn’t comprehend it and squirms into the shadows because what is in the dark does not want to be exposed to the light. And, so, it retaliates and attacks the light bearer. This is what Jesus is talking about and He’s saying I wish this fire were already burning because the fire that He’s talking about isn’t a fire to like destroy planet Earth, it’s a holy fire that eradicates deception. It burns away the false or as Jesus said, “the truth will set you free.” The thing is this is somewhat fundamental to our faith. We know that transformation is the goal, is the process, that we be transformed into the likeness of the Savior, that we become what we call Christlike, which is…which is like Christ. And when we look Jesus in the Gospels we can see clearly where we may be on that path and we can see clearly where we are nothing like Christ. Probably…I’m thinking  “should I say this”, but probably if we were to say…I don’t know…examine the last six months of our social media posts. That might give us insight into ourselves. That might give us clues into what we’re trying to say and compare that to the life of Christ that we are supposed to be living. And it’s funny how all of this stuff can get so interlocked where we can feel like, “well…I’m posting the truth on social media and I’m getting persecuted or other people think they’re posting the truth but it’s my job to correct them and persecute them.” And, so, we can get all kind of wound up into this religious fervor over certain things but if we would step back these are not the things Jesus deals with. This is not what He’s talking about. I used to think that the world can be changed through a song. It’s what drew me to music. I spent an awful lot, years looking for that song. That song does not exist. A song can change somebody’s world, but not typically the world. A social media post isn’t going to change the world. A radically transformed life that is full of light and life and good news, that can change a lot of things. There are 2 billion people on this planet that believe that Jesus is the son of God, that he’s the Savior of the world. That is an incredible amount of potential for light in the dark. The most interesting thing about all that Jesus is saying here, because we can espouse the rhetoric and say like this is an aggressive move forward for God’s kingdom by force and I need to get on board and so I’m just gonna light the torch and set things on fire. The most interesting thing is that the fire that we’re talking about here, the fire is love. Jesus says this is how we will be known as His disciples. It’s love that’s the force that is more powerful than the darkness. It’s love that transforms us into the image of Christ. It’s love that will let Jesus allow himself to be executed by His own creation. Love is the thing, according to the Scriptures that conquers all. If we are doing things in love in the name of Jesus then we don’t have to be confused about why the darkness would be attempting to retaliate. But if we’re just using the same rhetoric and tactics that…that are prevalent, we’re wasting energy. When we are literally doing what we’re doing in profound respect and awe and love for Christ and in profound understanding that love is the way of his kingdom then we don’t have to be confused about whether we’re doing the right thing. Jesus is telling us what’s gonna happen so that we’re not confused and so that we understand that we are in the battle if we want to call it a battle. We are bringing light and love into this world, which is how we were created to live. And, so, let’s live into that and invite the Holy Spirit into that because that’s the voice we need. I can sit here and say all kinds of words but my words…I mean…I am a fellow pilgrim on the same path, but I know that I know that the Holy Spirit is present upon this earth and is calling to anyone who will listen. And I know from the Scriptures that wisdom is upon this earth and she is calling to anyone who will listen. Let’s listen. Let’s listen and obey.


Holy Spirit come. Again, give us eyes to see and ears to hear that we might wake up, that it’s time to wake up, that our slumber is over, that this is not purposeless or aimless. We are here to be transformed so that we can be ambassadors for Your kingdom upon this earth, representing You upon this earth so that others may cease their slumber. Come Jesus we pray in Your mighty name. Amen.


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Hi this is Shelly In Oklahoma walking my dogs on Easter morning out in the Woods. It’s beautiful. Wanted to call in because of the prayer request from Momma’s Little Rock in Arkansas. And your prayer request for prayers because your grieving about your mother touched my heart. Just…just made me in so much pain for you. I lost my mother five years ago this month and it is still very difficult. But I wanted to tell you that while I was listening to your call God just prompted me about a message that Brian had for us several years ago and it was about little by little, that when the Israelites left Egypt, they weren’t ready to be in the promised land. They were…they were…they had only known to be slaves. But little by little God taught them how to take care of themselves, how to protect themselves, how…how to become free people, how to…how to provide for themselves. And I think that’s something that you might want to give some thought to, that you don’t have to know everything your mother knew to get by in this world and you will grieve her and ache for her probably for the rest of your life as I do for my mother. But little by little it will get a little less painful and you will find your way. I’m praying for you and I love you. This is Shelly in Oklahoma.

Hello, my wonderful DAB family this is Rosie calling back. I’m sorry I’m calling back but I need prayer. I’m still having a lot of problems with my son. I haven’t seen him since July 11th of last year or hear his voice. And he had covid in November and they still told me that I had to quarantine even though I hadn’t seen him because I saw his son. I was around his son. But his son didn’t have covid either. But anyway, I believe that he’s going through a change of life or having a midlife crisis or something I’m not sure but he’s not the same son that I raised and he’s just totally different. And for one thing he’s away from God and I think he’s still angry because his dad died when he was 13. And we were believing that his dad was going to be healed and he wasn't…well…he got the ultimate healing and I believe my son has been angry ever since at God. So, I think that’s what he needs prayer for. And this past week has been a tough week because my husband has…well…he went home to be with the Lord 28 years ago and every time during the…this part of the year I struggle and I would think after 28 years I would…it wouldn’t be so hard but it’s not as hard as it was but I still, you know, struggle with it. Anyway, I would really appreciate your prayers. I love you.

Hi, it’s Donna from California and heard a prayer request, this is actually April 5th from James. And first I wanted to say I…I…I could call into everybody about everybody’s prayer requests. I feel like it's…it’s drawn out of me to do that. I just…I want to respond to each and every one of them. Of course, that would be a lot of calling in, so I won’t attempt that but please know I do lift up your prayer…prayer with each on one when I hear it. But James yours really touched me in particular. Listening to it could definitely hear his pain. Divorce just rips people apart. I’ve been through one. I know lots of people who’ve been through one or more. Understand that it just…it brings you to that point where…yeah…you would just rather not have to go on. I’m glad that you have a safety plan. Think of your children. I’m sure that you are. And I…I just…I…let’s pray. Let’s just pray. Lord heavenly Father I lift up James to You. He’s in a world of pain. His wife is asking for a divorce. The word is…is just so horrible and ugly. Pray that You would just…you touch her heart. If…if there is any way that…and there is with you…that things can be reconciled I pray for that in Your holy name. Amen.

Good morning DAB family this is Paula the child advocate from the LA area calling. It is the Monday after Easter and I sure hope you all had a lovely joyous Easter as I did, celebrating with my family. I’m calling this morning because I heard James the teacher from LA call in. James it’s been a long time. I’ve never forgotten you. I heard you right from the beginning many years ago when you started calling in. And I was so happy to hear your voice but saddened to hear why you were calling in, that your wife wanted a divorce. And I just wanted to let you know James that you and your wife will be in my prayers. And I know that you know that God can do anything, all things. So, I’m going to be praying that you and your wife can reconcile, and the Lord will change her heart. And I’m happy to hear that you have a safety plan in place. James you are so important to all of us and to your wife and to everyone in your life. And, so, I’m happy to hear that. Please know that I love you and we all of you. And one more message to the young woman who called in that lost her mother. Dear girl I know what that’s like, most of us do. And I think to myself, how wonderful and fortunate we were that we had such wonderful mothers that we miss them so much because working with foster children I see how many of them have mothers that are not the type like our mothers, you know, that maybe they don’t miss them as much because their mothers were not as good to them as our mothers. So, please know that I’m praying for you and that one day your heart will not be as heavy. Bless you all DAB family. I love you. I listen to your prayers. I pray for you. Paula from LA. Bye for now.

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The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Thursday April 8, 2021 (NIV)

Deuteronomy 32:28-52

28 Israel is a nation lacking sense
with no understanding at all.(A)
29 If only they were wise, they would comprehend this;
they would understand their fate.
30 How could one pursue a thousand,
or two put ten thousand to flight,(B)
unless their Rock had sold them,
unless the Lord had given them up?(C)
31 But their “rock” is not like our Rock,
as even our enemies concede.
32 For their vine is from the vine of Sodom
and from the fields of Gomorrah.
Their grapes are poisonous;
their clusters are bitter.
33 Their wine is serpents’ venom,
the deadly poison of cobras.(D)

34 “Is it not stored up with me,
sealed up in my vaults?
35 Vengeance and retribution belong to me.[a](E)
In time their foot will slip,
for their day of disaster is near,
and their doom is coming quickly.”
36 The Lord will indeed vindicate his people
and have compassion on his servants(F)
when he sees that their strength is gone
and no one is left—slave or free.[b]
37 He will say, “Where are their gods,
the ‘rock’ they found refuge in?
38 Who ate the fat of their sacrifices
and drank the wine of their drink offerings?
Let them rise up and help you;
let it[c] be a shelter for you.
39 See now that I alone am he;
there is no God but me.(G)
I bring death and I give life;
I wound and I heal.
No one can rescue anyone from my power.(H)
40 I raise my hand to heaven and declare:
As surely as I live forever,
41 when I sharpen my flashing sword,
and my hand takes hold of judgment,
I will take vengeance on my adversaries
and repay those who hate me.
42 I will make my arrows drunk with blood
while my sword devours flesh—
the blood of the slain and the captives,
the heads of the enemy leaders.”[d]

43 Rejoice, you nations, concerning his people,[e](I)
for he will avenge the blood of his servants.[f]
He will take vengeance on his adversaries;[g](J)
he will purify his land and his people.[h]

44 Moses came with Joshua[i] son of Nun and recited all the words of this song in the presence of the people. 45 After Moses finished reciting all these words to all Israel, 46 he said to them, “Take to heart all these words I am giving as a warning to you today,(K) so that you may command your children to follow all the words of this law carefully.(L) 47 For they are not meaningless words to you but they are your life,(M) and by them you will live long in the land you are crossing the Jordan to possess.”

Moses’s Impending Death

48 On that same day the Lord spoke to Moses,(N) 49 “Go up Mount Nebo(O) in the Abarim range in the land of Moab, across from Jericho, and view the land of Canaan I am giving the Israelites as a possession. 50 Then you will die on the mountain that you go up, and you will be gathered to your people,(P) just as your brother Aaron died on Mount Hor and was gathered to his people.(Q) 51 For both of you broke faith with me among the Israelites at the Waters of Meribath-kadesh in the Wilderness of Zin by failing to treat me as holy in their presence. 52 Although from a distance you will view the land that I am giving the Israelites, you will not go there.”(R)


  1. 32:35 MT; LXX, reads On a day of vengeance I will repay.
  2. 32:36 Or left—even the weak and impaired; Hb obscure
  3. 32:38 Sam, LXX, Tg, Vg read them
  4. 32:42 Or the long-haired heads of the enemy
  5. 32:43 LXX reads Rejoice, you heavens, along with him, and let all the sons of God worship him; rejoice, you nations, with his people, and let all the angels of God strengthen themselves in him; DSS read Rejoice, you heavens, along with him, and let all the angels worship him; Heb 1:6
  6. 32:43 DSS, LXX read sons
  7. 32:43 DSS, LXX add and he will repay those who hate him; v. 41
  8. 32:43 Syr, Tg; DSS, Sam, LXX, Vg read his people’s land
  9. 32:44 LXX, Syr, Vg; MT reads Hoshea; Nm 13:8,16
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Luke 12:35-59

Ready for the Master’s Return

35 “Be ready for service[a] and have your lamps lit.(A) 36 You are to be like people waiting for their master(B) to return from the wedding banquet(C) so that when he comes and knocks, they can open the door for him at once.(D) 37 Blessed will be those servants the master finds alert(E) when he comes. Truly I tell you, he will get ready,[b] have them recline at the table, then come and serve them.(F) 38 If he comes in the middle of the night, or even near dawn,[c] and finds them alert, blessed are those servants. 39 But know this: If the homeowner had known at what hour the thief was coming,(G) he would not have let his house be broken into. 40 You also be ready,(H) because the Son of Man(I) is coming at an hour you do not expect.”(J)

Rewards and Punishment

41 “Lord,” Peter asked, “are you telling this parable to us or to everyone?”

42 The Lord said, “Who then is the faithful and sensible manager(K) his master will put in charge of his household servants to give them their allotted food(L) at the proper time? 43 Blessed is that servant whom the master finds doing his job when he comes. 44 Truly I tell you, he will put him in charge of all his possessions. 45 But if that servant says in his heart, ‘My master is delaying his coming,’(M) and starts to beat the male and female servants, and to eat and drink and get drunk, 46 that servant’s master will come on a day he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know. He will cut him to pieces[d] and assign him a place with the unfaithful.[e] 47 And that servant who knew his master’s will and didn’t prepare himself or do it[f] will be severely beaten.(N) 48 But the one who did not know and did what deserved(O) punishment will receive a light beating. From everyone who has been given much, much will be required; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, even more will be expected.[g](P)

Not Peace but Division

49 “I came(Q) to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already set ablaze! 50 But I have a baptism to undergo,(R) and how it consumes(S) me until it is finished!(T) 51 Do you think that I came here to bring peace on the earth?(U) No, I tell you, but rather division. 52 From now on, five in one household will be divided: three against two, and two against three.

53 They will be divided, father against son,
son against father,
mother against daughter,
daughter against mother,
mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law,
and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.[h](V)

Interpreting the Time

54 He also said to the crowds,(W) “When you see a cloud rising in the west, right away you say, ‘A storm is coming,’ and so it does.(X) 55 And when the south wind is blowing, you say, ‘It’s going to be hot,’ and it is. 56 Hypocrites!(Y) You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky, but why don’t you know how to interpret this present time?(Z)

Settling Accounts

57 “Why don’t you judge for yourselves what is right?(AA) 58 As you are going with your adversary(AB) to the ruler, make an effort to settle with him on the way. Then he won’t drag you before the judge,(AC) the judge hand you over to the bailiff, and the bailiff throw you into prison.(AD) 59 I tell you, you will never get out of there until you have paid the last penny.”[i](AE)


  1. 12:35 Lit “Let your loins be girded; an idiom for tying up loose outer clothing in preparation for action; Ex 12:11
  2. 12:37 Lit will gird himself
  3. 12:38 Lit even in the second or third watch
  4. 12:46 Lit him in two
  5. 12:46 Or unbelievers
  6. 12:47 Lit or do toward his will,
  7. 12:48 Or much
  8. 12:53 Mc 7:6
  9. 12:59 Gk lepton, the smallest and least valuable copper coin in use
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Psalm 78:56-64

56 But they rebelliously tested the Most High God,
for they did not keep his decrees.(A)
57 They treacherously turned away like their ancestors;
they became warped like a faulty bow.(B)
58 They enraged him with their high places
and provoked his jealousy with their carved images.(C)
59 God heard and became furious;
he completely rejected Israel.(D)
60 He abandoned the tabernacle at Shiloh,
the tent where he resided among mankind.(E)
61 He gave up his strength to captivity
and his splendor to the hand of a foe.(F)
62 He surrendered his people to the sword
because he was enraged with his heritage.(G)
63 Fire consumed his chosen young men,
and his young women had no wedding songs.[a](H)
64 His priests fell by the sword,
and the widows could not lament.(I)


  1. 78:63 Lit virgins were not praised
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Proverbs 12:24

24 The diligent hand will rule,
but laziness will lead to forced labor.(A)

Cross references:

  1. 12:24 : Pr 10:4; 13:4; 19:15
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04/07/2021 DAB Transcript

Deuteronomy 31:1-32:27, Luke 12:8-34, Psalms 78:32-55, Proverbs 12:21-23

Today is the 7th day of April welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I’m Brian it is awesome to be here with you today ready to take that next step forward as we move through the center of the week. And we are rounding the corner on the book of Deuteronomy as well. A few more days and we will conclude the Torah, Deuteronomy being the last sayings of Moses, the last three discourses of Moses. And, so, we’re…we’re kind of reaching the conclusion and then we’ll be saying goodbye to Moses. So, let’s dive in. We’re reading from the Christian Standard Bible this week. Deuteronomy chapter 31 verse one through 32 verse 27.


Okay. So, in the gospel of Luke today Jesus is addressing a specific topic, essentially like…like the antidote for anxiety, the cure for worry. And we should like perk up right there and say, “yup. I’m listening. You’ve got my attention. I deal with that.” And we all do to some degree or another and I’ve got my hand raised as well. So, we should perk up. And actually, the way that He speaks about it, it’s a very, very famous passage that kinda concludes, “seek first the kingdom of God and all these things will be added unto you.” And, so, we’ve heard this before likely. But let’s kinda look at the story here. Let’s look at the context and walk through it and see if we can’t get this close enough to home that we can carry it with us, that it can become part of the soil of our hearts. So, at first Jesus is talking about not worrying about how you should defend yourself or what you should say if you’re hauled before the synagogue leaders or the authorities. He’s having a conversation about acknowledging Him. If we acknowledge him before people, then He will acknowledge us but if we will deny Him before people then…then He will deny us before the angels of God. This is what He’s talking about. And then He’s saying don’t worry if this leads basically to your arrest or to your interrogation of some sort. The Holy Spirit will tell you what to say. So, that’s where this whole thing begins. This is the lesson that He’s teaching. And then as the narrative in the gospel of Luke goes somebody interrupts that. Somebody interrupts that conversation and yells out from the crowd, “teacher tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” So, this person, this unnamed person is like trying to hijack the whole thing that Jesus is teaching, trying to hijack this and get his…his wish accomplished from the Lord. The reason that he’s a part of the crowd, which is a self-serving thing. And that leads Jesus to say, “who appointed me a judge or arbitrator over you?” Ironically, this guy’s request to the Lord Jesus, it sounds kinda like our prayers, right? “Can you tell my brother to do this…can you tell my sister to do this thing? Can you move this obstacle out of my way? Can you move this person out of my way? Can you flood me with this and take that away?” It’s these kinds of issues that seem to have become huge things in our lives, but they are also essentially divorced from our posture toward God, like the posture of God in all things, His kingdom in all things. This request is a very, very pointed request about something this guy wants done but isn’t necessarily the will of the Lord or that the Lord even wants to be involved in it. Because the Lord said, “friend, who appointed me a judge or arbitrator over you?” And then Jesus continued on, like He always does and exposed what’s really going on. “Watch out”, and I’m quoting Jesus, “watch out and be on guard against all greed because one’s life is not in the abundance of his possessions.” Now the lay of the land is starting to pave its way toward what Jesus said.  Jesus got interrupted from a teaching to be hauled into a domestic issue that was an attempt to hijack the whole situation. And he said, “no. That’s not what we’re doing here.” And then He calls out the greed that’s motivating this and then He exposes the greed by saying, “life isn’t just about what you have, about your stuff.” And then as the narrative goals He told a story to illustrate what He was trying to say. And in this story a person who was wealthy had a productive piece of land and he didn’t have…actually his abundance was so great that he didn’t know where to store everything. And, so, he decided he’s gonna tear down his barns and build new barns and store his grain and then after that, after he gets that project done then he’ll say to himself, “I have many goods stored up for many years. I’ll take it easy. I’ll eat, I’ll drink and enjoy myself.” Can we just say that that’s generally the way we live too? Like, “okay. I’m gonna do my best in my working years. I’m gonna try to save up and try to build into retirement and try to work toward that place. There’s gonna come a day that I’m gonna have enough and then I’m gonna be able to stop working and then I’ll…then I’ll stop and enjoy myself and enjoy life and take it easy.” That might sound like a decent plan, but in Jesus story He continues on, “God looks at that person and says, you fool, This very night your life is demanded of you. And the things you prepared whose will they be? Then Jesus says that’s how it is with the one who stores up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.” So, in other words in Jesus’ story this rich man decides he’s gotta make more room for more stuff. And, once he has all his stuff in order than he’s going to enjoy life. The thing that the rich person who’s made these plans doesn’t know is that he won’t make it that far. He’s…his life is required of him now. He should’ve probably lived it while he could have instead of spending his whole life preparing to finally live his life. You see how this stuff starts sounding familiar. It’s like were reading of very very relevant current story even though it’s a couple thousand years old because people have been motivated in the same ways for a very very long time. We just have different customs and clothes, but our motive are the same. So, one of the things that begins to emerge here is that all of the frantic activity that we expend on trying to arrange for certain securities. And it’s not that securities…like that’s not the point. The point is that we have lost our tethering to what God is speaking and then the collaboration that we have in life with God, the collaboration and the relationship that will bring us all that we ever will need physically, mentally or spiritually. And rather we focus on one thing, trying to care for what is most near around us, trying to protect ourselves. And the more that we accumulate then the more that we have to manage and maintain. And as that expands, and we’re sort of like looking more and more prosperous than what we have is just more and more work that brings more and more anxiety and then that idea of actually getting to live someday gets pushed further and further away until we push life away and reach the end of life and all we did was arrange for life but never lived it. We simply lived with the worry and anxiety. We were just only ever preparing for things. That’s the context for how we get to Jesus’s famous words. And now I want to quote Jesus famous words. I just want Jesus words to be Jesus words instead of me trying to say them in different way. I just want them to be what they are because they’re clear. And now that we have this context, we should be able to locate ourselves in the story. And, so, we need to hear from Jesus. And this is what He says to that kind of scenario. “I’m telling you, don’t worry about your life, what you will eat, or about the body, what you will wear. Life is more than food and the body is more than clothing. Look at the ravens. They don’t sow, they don’t reap. They don’t have a storeroom or a barn. Yet, God feeds them. Aren’t you worth much more than birds? Can any of you add a single moment to his life by worrying? If then you’re not able to do, even a little thing why are you worrying about the rest? Consider how the wildflowers grow. They don’t labor. They don’t spin thread. And yet I’m telling you, even Solomon in all his splendor wasn’t adorned like one of these. If that’s how God clothes the grass, which is in the field today and gets thrown into the furnace tomorrow, how much more do you think He’ll do for you? You of little faith. Don’t strive for what you should eat and for what you should drink. Don’t be anxious. For the Gentile world eagerly seeks all these things. But your father knows that you need them. Seek His kingdom and these things will be provided for you. Don’t be afraid little flock. Your Father delights to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Make money bags for yourselves that won’t grow old an inexhaustible treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is there your heart will be also.” I don’t feel like I need to say that in different words. I think we just leave it there. I experience anxiety just like the rest of everybody else and worry and all of the things that are human on this planet. I get sucked into all the different vortexes like everybody else. Like it’s so easy to get hijacked all the time when everything is demanding our attention, and everything is telling us there’s a problem and we need to spend money to solve it. Like at some point maybe Jesus is telling the truth, you don’t have to be involved in all of that. Your Father already knows. You can seek first the kingdom and everything you need will be given to you. Which begs the question, then how do we seek the kingdom? How do we seek a kingdom that is apparently in and among us but is invisible? Like I think that that journey begins in the same way that Jesus has been telling us since we cracked open the book on January 1st - open your eyes, open your ears. Make that a priority, that you begin to cultivate the ways to see God’s kingdom at work. Then we realize, O it’s not invisible at all. It’s everywhere if I’m looking for tr. See, we need to remember the concepts that we’ve learned in the Old Testament. There is clean and there is unclean. And what is clean is godly. There is darkness and there is light and that which is of the light is of God. There is love and there is indifference and God is love. We can see if we will open our eyes. And once we begin see…even if it’s just one thing, that’s where the kingdom is then that’s where we head. This kingdom is all over the place and it is within us and it is our job to reveal it by living it. We are the example. And when all we do is live our lives from crisis to crisis and anxiety attack to anxiety attack, and worry to worry, are we living? Is the abundant life of the gospel? Maybe we need to realize that letting go of all of the things that keep consuming us and opening our eyes and ears to seek God’s kingdom first gives us a completely different perspective and a completely different way to be. Let’s think about that. Let’s meditate upon that. This is important. Like, this isn’t like some nice metaphor or some nice sweet Christian concept. These are the words of the Savior. This is His advice on how to be here. This is how it’s supposed to look. What downside…I say this so often…what’s the downside here? Because we’re already full of anxiety and worry and we’re already considerably distracted. So, what’s the downside? If it doesn’t work, we’re just no worse off. If it does work, then we have eyes to see perspective and clarity on the path.


Jesus…O Jesus we need You in this. We see how You are in the world. Like we see this in the narrative of the Gospels and it’s so intriguing and so compelling and yet even when we claim we’re trying to be Christlike, if we’re honest we are consumed by the things of the world. And You’re just saying, “open Your eyes. There’s another way to see. There’s a real way to see. Help us. Help us God to open our eyes and ears that we might see and seek first Your kingdom. We pray this in Your mighty name. Amen.


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Community Prayer and Praise:

Hello, my Daily Audio Bible family this is Joy Bubble from Washington. I want to call and give Mattie who called in the other day a little bit of encouragement. First of all, that is amazing. Great job at being at your last semester of grad school. That is an incredible accomplishment. I’m a student myself so I totally understand the feeling of being spread thin and kind of having a lot going on and feeling overwhelmed and I just wanted to encourage you. Philippians 1:6. I pray for you being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. And just wanted to pray for you. Lord I pray for Mattie and I thank You for all that she’s worked so hard to accomplish. I pray that You will just fill of her cup and give her joy, the joy of her Salvation, and I pray that You’ll renew her spirit and give her the strength to carry on and to finish strong. And I pray that You will just be with her and give her the community that she so deeply longs for that has been difficult to come by during these times Father God. I pray that You will just touch her heart and that You will be with her and we love You and we praise You and we’re thankful…we’re so thankful for Your faithfulness and everything that You do for us and I pray that You’ll just continue walking with each and every one of us and show us Your faithfulness today. We love You and we praise You in Your name Jesus Christ, Yeshua the Messiah. Amen.

Hi DABbers this is Emily of Jim and Emily formerly of Texas of and of Adabe of LA of Texas and currently of Cardiff and first I want to thank China for what she said the other day when she spoke because that was right when she talked about transfiguration and showing God’s glory and that was right before I was going to my stepfather’s funeral. A lot of you have been praying for my mom Jane and for Dudley her partner. And he passed away on March 10th of cancer in the hospital peacefully. And now my sister Sarah and my nephew Garreth who don’t know the Lord, in fact who are very anti-Christian, are out here to help my mother pack up and go back to California and she leaves the end of this month. And this is very hard for me because we’ve tried to show her Jesus over the past year, especially in this pandemic this past year and a half and she still is so stubborn and she’s 89 years old. And, so, I’m asking you. I heard Victoria soldier pray and I thought please, please pray, please pray for my mom. Please pray for me Emily. I have ADHD and my rejection sensitive dysphoria just gets in the way. So, pray for my family guys. Pray for me to shine that trans figurative love of Jesus to my family. Thank you.

Good afternoon DAB family it is so wonderful to…just to listen to everyone. I’m Roxanne from Greenville NC. It’s probably my third time calling in. I just want to say thank you to all of you who I get to hear encourage and pray for others. And I’m just so thankful to God for this new family. Father God I thank you for each one that calls in. Even though I don’t know everyone Lord, I haven’t met them Lord, I thank you that this is my family, that we can encourage and be there for each other, that we would just continue to love on one another, continue to encourage one another. We thank you Lord that you brought us together as a family. Lord it’s Saturday April 3rd and we are in between as Brian has discussed. And Lord we’re just so grateful to be able to celebrate the risen King on Sunday. Happy Easter to everyone. Lord I just continue to just thank you so much. Just…all I have is gratitude. And I’m continuing to pray for Victor, for the man who called in for his friend Victor on the ventilator. We just continue to pray for God to be his lungs and to be his expectorant to remove the pneumonia and for Mattie. God is going to continue to do a marvelous thing in you and just surrender your heart and everything will be OK. Thank you all. I love you guys. Have a happy Easter. In Jesus’ name I pray for everything. Amen.

Hey guys this is Sunny in Florida. It’s been a while since I called. Just wanted to give an update on my wife’s situation. She was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. We went through two cycles or types of treatments of chemotherapy and didn’t really completely work. So, we’re looking at another option. And, yeah, it’s a big decision. And, so, I would just ask for prayer for our marriage for this decision of what to do next and that we would trust God through it all, that we would continue to, yeah, lean on Him and try not to fix it ourselves, especially me. Pray that I would lean or if you guys could pray that I would lean on to God in this season and not my own strength that would be…that would be very appreciated. Love you guys. Have not stop listening. Listen every day. I’ve been on Daily Audio Bible app for about a year and some change and really appreciate the community. But yeah, if you could just please lift us up in prayer. We have to make a decision soon as to what to do next. It’s a long couple months ahead of us as we do this new treatment and pray that we would persevere in the Lord. Thanks guys. Bye.

Hi DAB family this is Caitlin. I was calling it to ask for prayer because on Wednesday this week my husband of seven years, we’ve been together 10 years, he asked me for a divorce, and I am more devastated than I can even put into words for it. I’ve been praying for over 2 years that God would do a miracle in our marriage, but my husband just is not willing to let God work in it. And we have 4 kids. We have two five-year-old’s a 3-year-old and a s7-month-old and this is going to be really hard for them. So, I just ask for prayer for my babies and prayer for me as I’m grieving this tremendous loss and that I would just be able to cling to Jesus moving forward and know that the God of comfort is with me and close to the broken hearted. And I just pray He guards the hearts of my children and makes this be as smooth and peaceful as possible. I can already see Him working in it but also, I’m so sad. Yeah, I would just really appreciate your prayers.

04/06/2021 DAB Transcript

Deuteronomy 29:1-30:20, Luke 11:37-12:7, Psalms 78:1-31, Proverbs 12:19-20

Today is April 6th welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I am Brian it’s great to be here with you today as we continue moving into this month. And there’s a lot going on in the first part of this month, right? We move into the fourth month and then we had Good Friday and Easter. And, so, we’re just kinda moving just a couple of days from there. So, just getting settled into the month of April, a month where the seasons change. And here in the northern hemisphere where I live in the United States in the rolling hills of Tennessee, new life begins to spring forth for sure, in earnest. And, so, that’s where we find ourselves, I guess in the year. In the Bible we find ourselves in the book of Deuteronomy, which is the last book of the Torah or the Pentateuch and we are nearing the last part of that book. We will finish that book this…well…at the end of this week. So, let’s dive in and listen to what Moses continues to say, how he continues to present who the people are, where they’ve come from, who God is and where they’re going lest they ever forget so that Moses departs history knowing that…that on his watch, his conscience is clear. Today, Deuteronomy chapters 29 and 30.


Okay. We need to talk about some things from the Old Testament, the book of Deuteronomy and from the gospel of Luke as well because they…they both…like right in our face today offering us the chance to examine ourselves. So…so, in the book of Deuteronomy Moses is…is kind of reaching the conclusion of the things that he has to say. And we know this. We’ve said it a bunch of times this is the last things that he does have to say. And, so, as he’s sort of reaching a bit of a crescendo, he says words to the people, but these words aren’t only just for those people they are for future generations and they still apply. And, so, these are Moses words. “This command that I give you today is certainly not too difficult or beyond your reach. It’s not in heaven, so that somebody has”…and I’m paraphrasing here…”so that somebody has to go up to heaven and get. It’s not on the other side of the sea so that somebody has to travel to the other side of the sea to get it. The message is very near you. It’s in your mouth, it’s your hearts so that you can follow it. So, see today I have set before you, life and prosperity and death and adversity. I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you today that I have set it before you, life and death, blessing and curse. Choose life so that you and your descendants may live. Love the Lord your God and obey Him and remain faithful to Him, for He is your life, and He will prolong your days as you live in the land.” So, like there’s all kinds of things we could talk about but can we just make it simple. This is your choice. Okay. You have a choice and it’s not too hard. Choose to live. And we make that choice by being obedient, by following the path, the…the narrow path that leads to life. That’s the way Jesus will describe it. That is the objective here, that we love God with all of our heart, and that we love each other as ourselves.

When we turn to the gospel of Luke and come back alongside Jesus He is having a confrontation with the religious leaders, the people responsible for what we just said, the people that are responsible to remind everybody to choose life and to love God with all their heart, soul, mind and strength and to love their neighbor as themselves. These are the people that oppose Jesus. These are the people Jesus opposes because He opposes what they’re doing. These are the religious instructors and leaders. These are the people that think they have it figured out. These are the people who think they can speak on behalf of God and control the people while doing it. I mean there’s a lot of parallels, there’s just a lot of things that still are in the world today that Jesus would probably oppose in the same way. And what is He ultimately upset about? He’s upset that the people are being deceived and led astray. And He…He’s exasperated with the hypocrisy of it. And, so, I quote again from the Scriptures, this time from the lips of Jesus instead of Moses, “woe to you Pharisees, you give a tenth of mint, rue, and every kind of herb and you bypass justice and love for God. These things you should have done without neglecting the others.” In other words, you’re giving and denying justice at the same time. How’s that gonna work out? Then He goes on. “Woe to you Pharisees, you love the front seat in the synagogue and the greetings in the marketplace.” In other words, you love to be seen. You love to be acknowledged for your position, but you are not obedient to your position. You are not doing what you were ordained or commissioned to do. You’re like unmarked graves. People could walk over it and not even know. So, at this point…point in the story, there’s like a scribe, an expert in the law, a teacher of the law who’s was like, “you know, when you say this stuff that’s kind of offensive to us too.” And, so, he’s just…he just goes there. “Woe to you experts, you people that think you’ve got it all figured out a know it. Woe to you. You are loading the people with burdens that are hard to carry and you’re not willing to carry your own burden, not even with one of your fingers. You’ve taken away the key to knowledge. You didn’t go in and you hindered everyone else from trying to go in.” Okay. We can read that and we can see Jesus confrontation with the religious leaders and we can just kind of like offset them as the antagonistic people in the story or we can understand like this is an opportunity to look in the mirror. How much do we flaunt our religion? Being an expert? Knowing everything? Throwing versus at people to…to control them in some way or another? Throwing versus at people to be right? Posting things to be right? Like our heart isn’t after redemption at all. It’s to be right and to be seen. If that strikes, like if that lands anywhere near home then we need to understand that hard as that might be to swallow, we’re looking an awful lot like a Pharisee. But we have a choice. We get to collaborate. We get to participate.

And the call today coming out of the book of Deuteronomy is that we choose to live, that we choose life, that we choose this narrow path that leads to life, that we understand there is only one source of life. And, so, there is only one place to go for life. If we could get…get that to land, then maybe we could shift our orientation and understand that running hard after God is the only option to live. Everything else is us trying to be our own sovereign, and how…like…like when we learn our lesson? Like, how many walls do we have to hit? How many pits do we have to fall into? When do we learn this? What would be the downside of going for it? What would be the downside of saying, “that’s it, nothing else will distract me, I will not turn to the right or the left. I will love the Lord my God with all of my heart. And in the process, I will love everyone around me as He does because this isn’t my story to tell. I’m a part of something greater and when my chapters told, I want my chapter to read that I was deeply in love with my Father, and we shared a grand adventure together.


Father, we enter into these things. These…these things are actually pretty probing and…and convicting even. They bring us to a point of consideration, and we invite Your Holy Spirit into these things so that we might repent, so that we might change, change our minds and move in a different direction, one that seeks after You and only You, knowing You are the source of life itself. Come Holy Spirit we pray. In the name of Jesus, we ask. Amen.


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And, as always, if you have a prayer request or encouragement there are a number of numbers that you can dial. But first, you can hit the Hotline button in the app, which is the red button up at the top in the app that looks like a button, the red one, a hotline button. You can press that and share from anywhere in the world. If you are preferring to use the dial, like the telephone, in the Americas 877-942-4253 is the number. In the UK or Europe 44-20-3608-8078 is the number to dial. And if you are in Australia or that part of the world 61-3-8820-5459 is the number to call.

And that’s it for today. I’m Brian I love you and I’ll be waiting for you here tomorrow.

Community Prayer and Praise:

Hey, it’s Corey up in __ I just finished listening to the DAB today and man I'm…I…I’m in a good mood. Beloved I think it is in Texas, your call about messing yourself it brought some very needed laughs to me. I was on my way to work and I am in tears laughing at that one, laughing with you not at you. It’s been the hardest stretch lately for me and my family and, woah, that one lifted my spirits today on the way to work. So, I appreciate your vulnerability and honesty. That was awesome. Hilarious. So, thank you for your call. I just appreciate you. Alright guys. Thanks. Bye.

Hi Daily Audio Bible family this is Renzo from Florida. I just want to pray for this lady that called up about her son Micah that is just struggling. He doesn’t know You Lord and is not a believer. I just want to pray for him. Father God I just thank You for everything that You give to us Lord. I thank You for the ability to just pray for people that are in this Daily Audio Bible community, Lord. And just please just help Micah to just accept You as Your Lord and savior. Please help him accept You as Lord and we just thank You for everything You do Lord. Thank You for sending Your son down on the cross for us. Thank You, Jesus for everything You do for us. And just please just help his mom just keep praying for him and trusting in the Lord. And please help them to just have faith that surpasses all understanding. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen. Jesus loves you guys. I’m praying for you guys. God bless.

Happy Good Friday DABbers this is Colette calling from California I hope that your day is going as well as it could be knowing that our Lord and savior Jesus Christ gave up His life so that we could have life. I’d like to make a comment regarding the sister who shared the funny story with us of her sitting on a zoom call and thinking that she was quietly just going to express herself and ended up sitting in her own mess. At the risk of spiritualizing that scenario some things did occur to me, that there were some biblical principles in that and there are oftentimes we are making decisions and we end up sitting in our own mess because we did not consult the Lord. Something as simple as, “well I’m not going to claim that on my taxes” and then we get audited and end up sitting in our own mess. “O I think I’ll just date him I know he doesn’t know the Lord and I know about you know being unequally yoked, but I think it’ll be OK” and it blows up in our faces. So, we end up doing what? Sitting in our own mess. I’m sure each of you can think about a scenario where you made your own decision outside of Gods, you know, principles and values and we end up sitting in our own mess. So, thank you sister for sharing that story. I did get quite a giggle out of it and certainly brought to mind a lot of lessons as well. God bless everyone.

Hey DAB family this is Brookie 545 I’m just calling to pray for some people from April 3rd. Victoria Soldier we just continue to lift up your sister-in-law who’s in the hospital for healing and your nephew who’s in jail. Lord we ask that You just unite this family and just create a peace and just Your serenity over this time. Lord we just pray for repentance where it needs to be in her nephew and we just ask for her sister-in-law just to trust You Lord with her son’s life. And we lift up Victor to You, Delta Alpha Foxtrots friend who is in the hospital suffering from covid who just went into incubation. Lord You are the ultimate healer. Holy Spirit just guide the doctors with wisdom and knowledge. Give peace to the family. God we are just asking for a miracle that this man walks out of the hospital healthy and alive. Lord I also lift up sparky from Texas to You and praise God that they found out why he was depressed, the testosterone levels. God I just pray that You give the doctors wisdom and knowledge to find the correct treatment, to correct his depression and whatever else is ailing. And Lord I just thank You that his family has been so supportive. Lord we just trust You going forward in this process and again I just praise You for those answers. And God I also lift up Mattie to You. I thank You that she is so focused and wanting to persevere in school and work with this new job. God I just ask that You give her calmness, peace, wisdom, perseverance and just trust in You that You are going to work all things for good. I pray that You bring the right people in her life to come alongside her in this time, that You give her good community and we just trust You in the process. Amen.

Good morning this is Donna from California and I woke up with Mommy’s Little Rock from Arkansas on my mind this morning. You had called in on April 1st lost your mom a few months ago, your beloved mom. I’m so sorry for your loss. I was reminded though of the passage in scripture about when Jesus was on the cross. I’ll just read it. It’s so beautiful and it’s a very good day to be reading it it’s Holy Saturday. When Jesus saw his mother there and the disciple who he loved standing nearby he said to her, woman here is your son and to the disciple here is your mother. From that time on this disciple took her into his home. And you know, you’ve got…we are all your mom, where all your mom’s here and we’ll never take the place of your own mom, your…your flesh and blood mom but we are all each others…we all belong to each other and I just wanted to reach out to you and tell you that that’s the beauty of…of being a part of a community such as this. We…we have sons and daughters, we have moms, we have dads, we have brothers and sisters. It’s a big family. It’s a wonderful family. And I just…I send you a great big hug. The other thing I would encourage is, I don’t know if you have earthly children, but you do have children here. Reach out to them too. Be the mom for them. And I hope you have a beautiful resurrection day.

04/05/2021 DAB Transcript

Deuteronomy 28:1-68, Luke 11:14-36, Psalms 77:1-20, Proverbs 12:18

Today is the 5th day of April welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I am Brian it’s great to be here with you today as we continue to move forward. And still kind of in this Easter glow, this whole season that leads up to this moment where we really live into all things being made new, and that actually a shift has happened. And, so, now we live into that. All that we’ve allowed the Lord to rearrange in our hearts and minds and lives, we move forward from this place with a newness, with a new sense of direction and purpose. And, so, let’s dive in. We’re reading from the Christian Standard Bible this week. And we are continuing our journey through the book of Deuteronomy. That will take us…I think that will take us the remainder of this week to conclude. And just start remembering that this is what Moses has to say. And some of this is review because he’s reviewing. These are the things that he has to say before he dies. This is what he’s saying to the people that he’s led out of Egypt and that they need to remember when he’s gone. So, we pick up. Deuteronomy chapter 28.


Okay. Let’s just consider what we read in the book of Proverbs, very short, a single sentence. “There is one who speaks rashly like a piercing sword.” So, let’s stop there for second. “Speaks rashly.” We are all guilty, right? We are all guilty of at some point speaking rationally, right, without thinking about what we’re saying, without considering the consequences of what we might be saying. This seems to be a thing and going around and we…it’s just like part of the human condition. We do this stuff all the time, but wisdom in the Proverbs is saying that's…that’s like a piercing sword. So, if we stop thinking about the things that we say, and then put ourselves in the position of things that are being said to us, when somebody’s speaking aggressively and rationally without considering the consequences toward us, attacking us in some way it does feel like that, right, a piercing sword. This theme is throughout the Scriptures, the fact that words actually do matter, that they’re not harmless, that they’re not benign, that they sort of set the stage for what’s gonna happen in action. So, I don’t know, let’s…two…two men walking down the street, they don’t just randomly decide to start punching each other, right? They’re just walking down the street. They don’t even know each other. If they do, they don’t have an offense against each other, they’re just walking down the street. But when someone says something rash to the other like a piercing sword then action can take place that can be profoundly destructive. So, that happens between two people. I mean we can take this inside our house with our spouse, and apply it there and understand that the same truth applies between two people, but that same truth expands to all people. And, so, groups of people can be behaving this way toward other groups of people. And all we gotta do is start opening up the human…the history books of humanity to see where this goes. So, wisdom tells us, yeah, there…there is one who speaks rashly, and they speak like…like a piercing sword but the tongue of the wise brings healing. So, that’s one sentence. And that one sentence says an awful lot about our lives, about the state of our lives, about the trajectory of our lives because we basically have a rutter that lives behind our teeth that steers the way our lives go. And it’s not inconsequential and it’s not harmless, it’s very powerful. In fact, the Scriptures will ultimately tell us as we get a little bit deeper into them that the power of life and death is in our words, is in the tongue. It’s famous so we probably already know that. But if it’s true let’s just think for a second that the power of life and death is in the tongue. Why do we not pay attention to the kind of power we’re carrying around all day every day? Like, how is it that that power can be unleashed typically for destruction before we can even rein it in? Maybe wisdom would call us to pay attention. Maybe wisdom would call us to bring healing with our tongues instead of destruction, blessing instead of cursing. Maybe that would change our life. Maybe we don’t have to say maybe. That would change our whole life. Do we want that? That would require discipline then wouldn’t it? That would require surrender. That would require that we’re not trying to insulate to protect ourselves, but rather we are surrendered to God and we are relying on Him to protect us. We don’t have to carve out anything against anybody to have an identity.


Father, we invite You into that. This is so profound. This wisdom is so profound that it would change our lives if we would listen. Holy Spirit help us to remember. Holy Spirit help us to listen before we speak. We ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.


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Hey DAB family my name is Jermaine and I’m incarcerated, and I listen to you guys daily basically. I wake up with you guys on my mind and I just pray for you guys and I keep you guys in my mind all the time. And I just want to thank the…I just want to thank Brian and this DAB family for so much encouragement and for so much encouragement and so much prayer. I am literally on a jail call right now leaving this message because the spirit has helped me to pick the phone up to have my loving cousin who is on the end of this phone call but Lord, I’m calling for a prayer request. I’m calling that I be strengthened, that I’m being strengthened in this kind time of darkness, that I know that the Lord works all things, that God works ways out of no way. You see for Him to give me the revelation to keep Him in my heart, to keep Him on my mind, to always seek Him, to want better…Lord…Lord I just I need…I need you guys to pray for me, I need these prayers, I need these prayers because I know in my mind no matter what I go through and no matter what God puts me through that He will take me through. I know He will because I serve a good God. I serve a loving God, a God over all things, a God that created all things. So, DAB family I need your prayers and I'm…I’m praying for each and every last one of you as I listen to this because I have so much time in the world right now being in prison. I'm…I’m Jermaine and I’m calling from Rochester NY. I’m incrassated in the Monroe County facility. And, Oh my God it’s just it’s so amazing what Brian and the Hardin family is doing and it's…it’s just so wonderful that God’s using all of you guys as vessels…

Hi DAB family this is Susie from Colorado. I love you guys. I pray for you every day. You’re my family. I just cannot tell you how much I adore this family and Brian and his family. I need prayer please. My husband and I have orphanages in Haiti. We…we raise the children. We don’t send them out for adoptions. We…most of our children are disabled or very, very sick. And sometimes they get well. I’ve seen so many miracles. But we have just taken in the last few days a little boy that we named Elijah and he has hydro cephalic syndrome and I’m devastated because I’m being told that now it’s inoperable and he will soon go blind and then lose any ability to eat on his own or even think on his own and that his brain will slowly die. I come against this. I…I don't…I'm…I’m not accepting that. That’s what, you know, what man says. But I’m just really praying to God, He would intervene this time for Elijah seven months old like He has so many times. I have witnessed babies being told that we…we…we were…they wouldn’t live to be six months old, and they lived to be…some of them are 29 years old now. So, I just don’t believe that. And I know it’s all because of prayer. So, please pray for my husband and I and for this very large family that we have in Haiti. Please pray for Elijah. Please save his brain and his life. In Jesus’ name.

Hi there, DAB this is Vonnie from Northern California and I’m responding to a couple of calls I heard this morning. It’s April 1st and mommy’s Little Rock, I am so sorry that you lost your mom. It’s so hard to lose a mom. I lost mine almost a couple years ago now. There’s nothing like a mother’s love and no one can replace your mom but it’s good to know that there are others praying for you. And I’m praying that the Lord will bring just loads of comfort and peace and encouragement your way. Please finish your book. Please get back to writing. And I pray for motivation. That book is going to bless people. Do it for your mom’s sake to honor her. And I pray that you will just sense God’s love and comforting arms around you. But on the heels of that call, oh Beloved in Texas you just cracked me up. And there’s a sermon illustration in that story even though it was just so funny. It’s great to laugh at ourselves. But how often do we sit in our own mess and just look good on the outside and pretend everything’s OK. I do that. I sit in my own mess and pretend everything’s OK. But when we confess to one another our need it’s great to have others pray for us and get cleaned up. And, so, thank you for sharing that story. It made me laugh today but thank you for everybody for sharing your stories. We really do need to pray for one another, that the Lord will really clean us. Every…every day is new. Blessings everybody. Have a good one. Bye-bye.

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Mommy’s Little Rock in Arkansas this is God’s Life Speaker. I too lost my mom on the 1st of January and I heard you, not only this year when you had called in about your mom. I definitely know how you feel. I too am writing, and my mom was the center of all things. Someone to bounce everything off of but she is in a much better place for my mom really suffered in the end. And, so, I am grateful. I am sure you are too, that they are in the presence of Jesus. But that doesn’t make our earthly walk any easier. The only place we really have to turn is to God. And I know you know that as you turned to this family to pray for you. Psalm 73:26 says. “my flesh and my heart may fail but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” So, mommy’s Little Rock in Arkansas because you are a rock. I’ve heard you call in and you are a joy raising your kids the right way. I know your mom taught you right and you will pass that on. Keep her alive with her kids. So, may the Lord bless you, may the Lord keep you, may the Lord make His face shine upon you Mommy’s Little Rock in Arkansas and may he be gracious to you. May He give you peace in the name of Jesus Mommy’s Little Rock in Arkansas. Lord God rise up. Joy up. Speak life. Keep your mom alive through all the stories you have to share. God bless you Mommy’s Little Rock.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Wednesday April 7, 2021 (NIV)

Deuteronomy 31:1-32:27

Joshua Takes Moses’s Place

31 Then Moses continued to speak these[a] words to all Israel, saying, “I am now 120 years old;(A) I can no longer act as your leader.[b] The Lord has told me, ‘You will not cross the Jordan.’(B) The Lord your God is the one who will cross ahead of you.(C) He will destroy these nations before you, and you will drive them out. Joshua is the one who will cross ahead of you, as the Lord has said.(D) The Lord will deal with them as he did Sihon and Og, the kings of the Amorites, and their land when he destroyed them.(E) The Lord will deliver them over to you, and you must do to them exactly as I have commanded you. Be strong and courageous;(F) don’t be terrified or afraid of them. For the Lord your God is the one who will go with you;(G) he will not leave you or abandon you.”(H)

Moses then summoned Joshua and said to him in the sight of all Israel, “Be strong and courageous, for you will go with[c] this people into the land the Lord swore to give to their ancestors.(I) You will enable them to take possession of it. The Lord is the one who will go before you.(J) He will be with you; he will not leave you or abandon you.(K) Do not be afraid or discouraged.”

Moses wrote down this law and gave it to the priests, the sons of Levi, who carried the ark of the Lord’s covenant, and to all the elders of Israel. 10 Moses commanded them, “At the end of every seven years, at the appointed time in the year of debt cancellation,(L) during the Festival of Shelters,(M) 11 when all Israel assembles in the presence of the Lord your God at the place he chooses,(N) you are to read this law aloud before all Israel.(O) 12 Gather the people—men, women, dependents, and the resident aliens within your city gates—so that they may listen and learn to fear(P) the Lord your God and be careful to follow all the words of this law. 13 Then their children(Q) who do not know the law will listen and learn to fear the Lord your God as long as you live in the land you are crossing the Jordan to possess.”

14 The Lord said to Moses, “The time of your death is now approaching. Call Joshua and present yourselves at the tent of meeting so that I may commission him.” When Moses and Joshua went and presented themselves at the tent of meeting, 15 the Lord appeared at the tent in a pillar of cloud,(R) and the cloud stood at the entrance to the tent.(S)

16 The Lord said to Moses, “You are about to rest with your ancestors,(T) and these people will soon prostitute themselves with the foreign gods(U) of the land they are entering. They will abandon me(V) and break the covenant(W) I have made with them. 17 My anger will burn against them on that day;(X) I will abandon them and hide my face from them so that they will become easy prey.(Y) Many troubles and afflictions will come to them. On that day they will say, ‘Haven’t these troubles come to us because our God is no longer with us?’ 18 I will certainly hide my face on that day because of all the evil they have done by turning to other gods. 19 Therefore write down this song(Z) for yourselves and teach it to the Israelites; have them sing it,[d] so that this song may be a witness for me against the Israelites. 20 When I bring them into the land I swore to give their ancestors, a land flowing with milk and honey,(AA) they will eat their fill(AB) and prosper.[e] They will turn to other gods and worship them, despising me(AC) and breaking my covenant.(AD) 21 And when many troubles and afflictions come to them, this song will testify against them, because[f] their descendants will not have forgotten it. For I know what they are prone to do,[g] even before I bring them into the land I swore to give them.” 22 So Moses wrote down this song on that day and taught it to the Israelites.

23 The Lord commissioned Joshua son of Nun, “Be strong and courageous, for you will bring the Israelites into the land I swore to them, and I will be with you.”(AE)

Moses Warns the People

24 When Moses had finished writing down on a scroll every single word of this law, 25 he commanded the Levites who carried the ark of the Lord’s covenant, 26 “Take this book of the law and place it beside the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God so that it may remain there as a witness against you. 27 For I know how rebellious and stiff-necked you are. If you are rebelling against the Lord now, while I am still alive, how much more will you rebel after I am dead! 28 Assemble all your tribal elders and officers before me so that I may speak these words directly to them and call heaven and earth as witnesses against them.(AF) 29 For I know that after my death you will become completely corrupt and turn from the path I have commanded you. Disaster will come to you in the future, because you will do what is evil in the Lord’s sight, angering him with what your hands have made.”(AG) 30 Then Moses recited aloud every single word of this song to the entire assembly of Israel:

Song of Moses

32 Pay attention, heavens, and I will speak;
listen, earth, to the words from my mouth.(AH)
Let my teaching fall like rain
and my word settle like dew,
like gentle rain on new grass
and showers on tender plants.
For I will proclaim the Lord’s name.(AI)
Declare the greatness of our God!
The Rock(AJ)—his work is perfect;
all his ways are just.(AK)
A faithful God,(AL) without bias,
he is righteous and true.

His people have acted corruptly toward him;(AM)
this is their defect[h]—they are not his children
but a devious and crooked generation.(AN)
Is this how you repay the Lord,
you foolish and senseless people?(AO)
Isn’t he your Father and Creator?[i](AP)
Didn’t he make you and sustain you?
Remember the days of old;
consider the years of past generations.
Ask your father, and he will tell you,
your elders, and they will teach you.
When the Most High gave the nations their inheritance[j]
and divided the human race,(AQ)
he set the boundaries of the peoples(AR)
according to the number of the people of Israel.[k]
But the Lord’s portion is his people,
Jacob, his own inheritance.(AS)

10 He found him in a desolate land,
in a barren, howling wilderness;
he surrounded him, cared for him,(AT)
and protected him as the pupil of his eye.(AU)
11 He watches over[l] his nest like an eagle
and hovers over his young;
he spreads his wings, catches him,
and carries him on his feathers.(AV)
12 The Lord alone led him,
with no help from a foreign god.
13 He made him ride on the heights of the land(AW)
and eat the produce of the field.
He nourished him with honey from the rock
and oil from flinty rock,
14 curds from the herd and milk from the flock,
with the fat of lambs,
rams from Bashan,(AX) and goats,
with the choicest grains of wheat;
you drank wine from the finest grapes.[m]

15 Then[n] Jeshurun[o](AY) became fat and rebelled—
you became fat, bloated, and gorged.
He abandoned the God who made him
and scorned the Rock of his salvation.
16 They provoked his jealousy with different gods;
they enraged him with detestable practices.(AZ)
17 They sacrificed to demons, not God,
to gods they had not known,
new gods that had just arrived,
which your ancestors did not fear.(BA)
18 You ignored the Rock who gave you birth;
you forgot the God who gave birth to you.

19 When the Lord saw this, he despised them,
angered by his sons and daughters.
20 He said, “I will hide my face from them;(BB)
I will see what will become of them,
for they are a perverse generation—
unfaithful children.
21 They have provoked my jealousy
with what is not a god;[p]
they have enraged me with their worthless idols.(BC)
So I will provoke their jealousy
with what is not a people;[q]
I will enrage them with a foolish nation.(BD)
22 For fire has been kindled because of my anger
and burns to the depths of Sheol;(BE)
it devours the land and its produce,
and scorches the foundations of the mountains.

23 “I will pile disasters on them;
I will use up my arrows against them.
24 They will be weak from hunger,
ravaged by pestilence and bitter plague;
I will unleash on them wild beasts with fangs,
as well as venomous snakes that slither in the dust.
25 Outside, the sword will take their children,
and inside, there will be terror;
the young man and the young woman will be killed,
the infant and the gray-haired man.(BF)

26 “I would have said: I will cut them to pieces[r]
and blot out the memory of them from mankind,(BG)
27 if I had not feared provocation from the enemy,
or feared that these foes might misunderstand
and say, ‘Our own hand has prevailed;
it wasn’t the Lord who did all this.’”


  1. 31:1 Some Hb mss, DSS, LXX, Syr, Vg read all these
  2. 31:2 Lit no longer go out or come in
  3. 31:7 Some Hb mss, Sam, Syr, Vg read you will bring
  4. 31:19 Lit Israelites; put it in their mouths
  5. 31:20 Lit be fat
  6. 31:21 Lit because the mouths of
  7. 31:21 Or know the plans they are devising
  8. 32:5 Or him; through their fault; Hb obscure
  9. 32:6 Or Possessor
  10. 32:8 Or Most High divided the nations
  11. 32:8 One DSS reads number of the sons of God; LXX reads number of the angels of God
  12. 32:11 Or He stirs up
  13. 32:14 Lit drank the blood of grapes, fermenting wine
  14. 32:15 DSS, Sam, LXX add Jacob ate his fill;
  15. 32:15 = Upright One, referring to Israel
  16. 32:21 Lit with no gods
  17. 32:21 Lit with no people
  18. 32:26 LXX reads will scatter them

Cross references:

  1. 31:2 : Jos 14:10
  2. 31:2 : Dt 3:27
  3. 31:3 : Ex 23:31; Dt 9:3
  4. 31:3 : Dt 3:28
  5. 31:4 : Nm 21:21–35; Dt 29:6; Jos 2:10
  6. 31:6 : Dt 31:23; Jos 1:6–7,9,18; 10:25
  7. 31:6 : Dt 1:29; 7:21; 20:3
  8. 31:6 : Heb 13:5
  9. 31:7 : Dt 1:8,35; 8:1; 11:9,21; 31:20; Ezk 20:42
  10. 31:8 : Ex 23:23; 32:34; Dt 1:30; Jdg 4:14; Is 52:12
  11. 31:8 : Jos 1:5; 1Ch 28:20; Heb 13:5
  12. 31:10 : Dt 15:1–2
  13. 31:10 : Lv 23:34; Dt 16:3
  14. 31:11 : Dt 12:14; 14:23; 15:20; 16:2; 23:16
  15. 31:10–11 : Jos 8:34; 2Kg 22:8; Neh 8:3,8,18; 9:3; Jr 2:8; Mal 2:1–9
  16. 31:12 : Dt 14:23; 17:19
  17. 31:13 : Dt 4:9–10
  18. 31:15 : Ex 13:21–22; 33:9–10; Ps 99:7
  19. 31:15 : Nm 12:5
  20. 31:16 : Gn 47:30; 2Sm 7:12; 1Kg 2:10; 11:43; 14:20,31
  21. 31:16 : Jr 5:7; 7:9; Hs 3:1
  22. 31:16 : Dt 28:20; Jdg 10:13; 1Sm 8:8; 1Kg 11:33; 2Kg 22:17; Jr 1:16; 2:13; 5:7,19; 16:11; 19:4
  23. 31:16 : Dt 4:13,23; 5:2–3; 17:2; 29:1,9–14,21,25
  24. 31:17 : Nm 32:10; Is 13:9,13; Lm 1:12
  25. 31:17 : Ps 63:10; Jr 2:14; Ezk 34:8
  26. 31:19 : Dt 32:1–43
  27. 31:20 : Dt 11:9
  28. 31:20 : Dt 11:15
  29. 31:20 : Nm 14:11,23; 1Sm 2:29–30; 2Sm 12:10; Jr 23:17; Mal 1:6
  30. 31:20 : Lv 26:15,44; Dt 4:31; Jos 23:16
  31. 31:23 : Jos 1:1–9
  32. 31:28 : Dt 4:26; 30:19
  33. 31:27–29 : Dt 4:25; Jdg 2:6–13
  34. 32:1 : Jdg 5:3; Pr 4:20; Is 1:2; 28:23; 34:1; 49:1; Mc 1:2
  35. 32:3 : Ex 33:19; Ps 22:22; 71:16,18; 89:1
  36. 32:4 : Gn 49:24; Dt 32:15,18,30–31; 1Sm 23:28; 2Sm 23:3; Is 30:29; 44:8; Hab 1:12
  37. 32:4 : 2Sm 22:31; Ps 10:5; 18:30; 25:10; 145:17; Lm 1:18; Dn 4:37
  38. 32:4 : Dt 7:9; Ps 59:10,17
  39. 32:5 : Ex 32:7; Dt 4:16,25; 9:12; Jdg 2:19; Neh 1:7; Zph 3:7
  40. 32:5 : Dt 32:20; Ps 78:8; Jr 2:31; Mt 11:16; 12:39; 16:4; 17:7; Ac 2:40; Php 2:15
  41. 32:6 : Jr 4:22; 5:21; 10:8
  42. 32:6 : Mal 2:10
  43. 32:8 : Gn 11:1–9
  44. 32:8 : Ac 17:26
  45. 32:9 : Nm 18:20; Dt 10:9; Zch 2:12
  46. 32:10 : Ezk 16:6–14
  47. 32:10 : Pr 7:2
  48. 32:11 : Ex 19:4; Ps 91:4
  49. 32:13 : Is 58:14
  50. 32:14 : Ps 22:12; Ezk 39:18; Am 4:1; Mc 7:14
  51. 32:15 : Is 44:2
  52. 32:16 : Ex 20:5; 34:14; Dt 4:24; 5:9; 6:15; 29:20; Jos 24:19; 1Kg 14:22; Ps 78:58; Nah 1:2; Zph 1:18; 3:8
  53. 32:17 : Ps 106:37; 1Co 10:19–20
  54. 32:20 : Dt 31:17–18; Jb 13:24; 34:29; Ps 10:11; 13:1; 22:24; 27:9; 30:7; 69:17; 88:14; 102:2; 104:29; 143:7; Is 8:17; 54:8; 59:2; 64:7; Jr 33:5; Ezk 39:23–24; 39:29; Mc 3:4
  55. 32:21 : 1Kg 16:13,26; 2Kg 17:15; Jr 10:8
  56. 32:21 : Dt 32:6; Ps 74:18; Rm 10:19; 11:14
  57. 32:22 : Ps 86:13; Pr 9:18; Is 7:11
  58. 32:22–25 : Is 5:8–30; Jr 9:17–21
  59. 32:26 : Ex 17:14; Dt 9:14; 25:19; 29:20; 2Kg 14:27
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Luke 12:8-34

Acknowledging Christ

“And I say to you, anyone who acknowledges(A) me before others, the Son of Man(B) will also acknowledge him before the angels of God,(C) but whoever denies me before others will be denied before the angels of God.(D) 10 Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven,(E) but the one who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit(F) will not be forgiven. 11 Whenever(G) they bring you before synagogues and rulers and authorities,(H) don’t worry(I) about how you should defend(J) yourselves or what you should say. 12 For the Holy Spirit will teach you at that very hour what must be said.”(K)

The Parable of the Rich Fool

13 Someone from the crowd said to him, “Teacher,(L) tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.”

14 “Friend,”[a] he said to him, “who appointed me a judge or arbitrator over you?” 15 He then told them, “Watch out and be on guard(M) against all greed,(N) because one’s life is not in the abundance of his possessions.”(O)

16 Then he told them a parable:(P) “A rich(Q) man’s land was very productive. 17 He thought to himself, ‘What should I do, since I don’t have anywhere to store my crops? 18 I will do this,’ he said. ‘I’ll tear down my barns and build bigger ones and store all my grain and my goods there. 19 Then I’ll say to myself, “You have many goods stored up for many years. Take it easy;(R) eat, drink, and enjoy yourself.”’(S)

20 “But God said to him, ‘You fool!(T) This very night your life is demanded of you. And the things you have prepared—whose will they be?’(U)

21 “That’s how it is with the one who stores up treasure(V) for himself and is not rich toward God.”(W)

The Cure for Anxiety

22 Then he said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you,(X) don’t worry about your life, what you will eat; or about the body, what you will wear.(Y) 23 For life is more than food and the body more than clothing. 24 Consider the ravens:(Z) They don’t sow or reap; they don’t have a storeroom or a barn; yet God feeds them.(AA) Aren’t you worth much more than the birds? 25 Can any of you add one moment to his life span[b] by worrying?(AB) 26 If then you’re not able to do even a little thing, why worry about the rest?

27 “Consider how the wildflowers grow: They don’t labor or spin thread. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon(AC) in all his splendor was adorned like one of these. 28 If that’s how God clothes the grass, which is in the field today and is thrown into the furnace tomorrow, how much more will he do for you—you of little faith?(AD) 29 Don’t strive for what you should eat and what you should drink, and don’t be anxious. 30 For the Gentile world eagerly seeks(AE) all these things, and your Father(AF) knows that you need them.

31 “But seek his kingdom,(AG) and these things will be provided for you.(AH) 32 Don’t be afraid,(AI) little flock,(AJ) because your Father delights(AK) to give you the kingdom.(AL) 33 Sell(AM) your possessions and give to the poor.(AN) Make money-bags(AO) for yourselves that won’t grow old, an inexhaustible treasure(AP) in heaven, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. 34 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.(AQ)


  1. 12:14 Lit Man
  2. 12:25 Or add a cubit to his height
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Psalm 78:32-55

32 Despite all this, they kept sinning
and did not believe his wondrous works.(A)
33 He made their days end in futility,
their years in sudden disaster.(B)
34 When he killed some of them,
the rest began to seek him;
they repented and searched for God.(C)
35 They remembered that God was their rock,
the Most High God, their Redeemer.(D)
36 But they deceived him with their mouths,
they lied to him with their tongues,(E)
37 their hearts were insincere toward him,
and they were unfaithful to his covenant.(F)
38 Yet he was compassionate;
he atoned for their iniquity
and did not destroy them.
He often turned his anger aside
and did not unleash[a] all his wrath.(G)
39 He remembered that they were only flesh,
a wind that passes and does not return.(H)

40 How often they rebelled against him
in the wilderness
and grieved him in the desert.
41 They constantly tested God(I)
and provoked the Holy One of Israel.(J)
42 They did not remember his power shown
on the day he redeemed them from the foe,(K)
43 when he performed his miraculous signs in Egypt
and his wonders in the territory of Zoan.(L)
44 He turned their rivers into blood,
and they could not drink from their streams.(M)
45 He sent among them swarms of flies,(N)
which fed on them,
and frogs, which devastated them.(O)
46 He gave their crops to the caterpillar
and the fruit of their labor to the locust.(P)
47 He killed their vines with hail
and their sycamore fig trees with a flood.
48 He handed over their livestock to hail
and their cattle to lightning bolts.(Q)
49 He sent his burning anger against them:
fury, indignation, and calamity—
a band of deadly messengers.[b](R)
50 He cleared a path for his anger.
He did not spare them from death
but delivered their lives to the plague.(S)
51 He struck all the firstborn(T) in Egypt,
the first progeny of the tents of Ham.(U)
52 He led his people out like sheep
and guided them like a flock in the wilderness.(V)
53 He led them safely, and they were not afraid;
but the sea covered their enemies.(W)
54 He brought them to his holy territory,
to the mountain his right hand acquired.(X)
55 He drove out nations before them.(Y)
He apportioned their inheritance by lot
and settled the tribes of Israel in their tents.(Z)


  1. 78:38 Or stir up
  2. 78:49 Or angels
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Proverbs 12:21-23

21 No disaster overcomes the righteous,(A)
but the wicked are full of misery.

22 Lying lips are detestable to the Lord,(B)
but faithful people are his delight.(C)

23 A shrewd person conceals knowledge,
but a foolish heart publicizes stupidity.(D)

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