Judges 9:22-10:18 ~ Luke 24:13-53 ~ Psalm 100:1-5 ~ Proverbs 14:11-12
Today is the 29th day of April. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian. It’s wonderful to be here with you today as we together close down another of the weeks. Man, we’re closing down this month. Just about already through the month of April. Hard to believe but true. So we’re going to pick back up with the story not so much of Gideon because Gideon has died, but Abimelech, his son. We read all this yesterday. He assassinated his brothers, has become kind of a leader and we’ll just kind of move further into that story. We’re reading from The Voice this week which is today and we’ll do something else tomorrow, which will be next week, but for today Judges chapter 9, verse 22 through 10:18.
Father, thank you for another week in your word. We just concluded the gospel of Luke and in it we get to experience once again your resurrection and victory that you then bestowed upon us. You won the prize and then gave it to us and told us to just share it with everyone else in the whole world, that this is good news that everything has changed now, that there is forgiveness for our sins and restoration within us to God. This is the best news ever. So we rejoice in this good news because it has not only changed our lives now, it has changed our existence forever. So we thank you, Jesus. Our lives without you would be lost, just completely lost. But you came and you found us and we are found. So we worship you and adore you and we seal this week in your name and we look forward to all that comes next, next week, all that you will say and do in our lives certainly through your word, but through the power of your Holy Spirit’s guidance. Every day is a new day and every week is a new week and every week we get to choose how we’re going to behave, whether we’re going to believe you and live into this restoration that you offer or whether it is going to be the ebb and flow, the kind of stuff that we’re experiencing in the book of judges, the kind of stuff we’ve experienced many times in our own lives. You’ve always been there saying choose life, that’s really all you’ve got to do. Choose life. Follow me. I’ll lead you into all truth. So we accept. Come Holy Spirit, we pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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Hello. This is Walta from Charlotte. I’m a burning bush that will not be devoured for the glory of our God and King. I hope you guys can hear me. I’m driving home from work and I listen to requests on my way home. I heard I think Mark calling from Pennsylvania and I just want you to know I prayed for that baby. I’m praying for healing in the name of Jesus. I believe that God is capable. He is able to do exceedingly, abundantly above your expectations, so we’re going to believe the voice of truth, God who is the creator. And also another brother called I think from Pennsylvania as well and he talked about us giving back to the community and supporting the DAB. Your call is definitely God. I believe that it was God influenced because I’ve been feeling the same way. I’ve been feeling like calling in to say something as well and I know a lot of us go to church and we give our tithes and offerings at church, but allow God to lead you as to how you’re going to distribute whatever offerings you have to share because the DAB is totally worth it. This is definitely good soil and so I usually don’t do it every month for DAB, but I think I will start doing that instead of just sporadically. Thank you for sharing. God bless.
Good day. It’s Kathleen M. from Toowoomba, Queensland Australia. How’s it all going? Brian, Jill, it’s good to be still listening and listening to it all and I’m still praying along, but I need some prayer for myself today. I’ve got a bit of infection on my arm and I’m shivering and my grains are up, I’m quite sore. I don’t know if it is the infection or not and I know if I reach out for prayer, __ and I’ll be healed and set free. Bless you all and thank you. Thank you for __ and praying. Bye.
Hi, my name is Marlene. I am a first-time caller from Colorado and probably about an 8 or 9-year listener. My late husband introduced me to this and he’s been gone about 5 years now. Eternally grateful for this and the format and just being able to stay connected to the Bible, so thanks to the Hardin family for that, first off. But I do have a request today. My son Nate has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. He’ll be having (excuse me) his second MRI today. He’s only 23 years old. It’s not considered aggressive at this time, but apparently things will change in the next several years, so prayers for him as he continues to follow and try to walk with God through this. He is pretty young. I also have a son that we just found out is going to be stationed in South Korea, so prayers for him as well too, and I really would like to finish up with a praise. My daughter will be graduating from college this May, so that is a big praise. I’ve been able to get all three of my kiddos through college after the death of my husband, so that is pretty exciting. So praise to Jesus and thank you for this format.
Yeah, this is Miguel from California calling for Kevin from California. Hello Dabalonian and fellow Californian. Brother, I’m just calling to continue to pray for you and pray for your story. I want to share with you the prayer that has come to mind for me as I prayed for you. It’s actually a scripture that is out of Matthew 9. It says no one puts a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment for the patch turns away from the garment and a worse tear is made. Neither is new wine put into an old wineskin. If it is, the skin bursts and the wine spills and the skins are destroyed. But new wine is put into fresh wineskins so both are preserved. And I realize this is a different context. This is talking about old and new covenant, but I think about you and your relationship with your boys and this is the prayer that is not for a patching up, for a whole new, fresh relationship to be made and it is made possible by Jesus and in prayer. So join with me in prayer, Kevin and all you, family. Father, I do ask for a new relationship for Kevin and his boys, for Levi and for Tekoa. Forgive me if the third’s boy name doesn’t come to mind at the moment, but Father, I do ask for this new relationship for them. God, all things are possible in Jesus’ name and I ask for this to be made new in Jesus’ name and for the glory of God, to the glory of your story, Jesus, may this be possible. We ask this in Jesus’ name, amen.
Hi family. It’s Shannon from Texas and I just wanted to call and agree with Sheila from Texas about the marriages this week. I’ve been fasting. Well, I try to live what I call a fasted lifestyle, but I am agreeing for marriages. The woman who called, her husband’s name is Mike, she said he worships money and some other things, I’ve definitely been praying for you. Been there, done that. God can definitely do a work for you. In my case, I didn’t stay, but that can be a blessing all in itself. Sometimes we need to get away from abusive situations, but that is a personal issue, so I’m definitely lifting you up and also Keven, the father of Levi, Moses and Tekoa, for reconciliation for your children. I’m believing with you for that and for your finances. And also for Josiah, the little boy Josiah, I’m continuing to lift him up. Love you guys. Bye-bye.