1 Chronicles 28:1-29:30 ~ Romans 5:6-21 ~ Psalm 15:1-5 ~ Proverbs 19:18-19
Today is the 19th of July. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. Man, didn’t it, wasn’t it just July 1st? Some days I sit down in front of this mic and say the date and it’s like, really, were did the last week go? So it’s going to be here with you on the 19th of July as we take the next step forward in the adventure through the bible this year. And this week or reading from the Holman Christian Standard Bible, working our way through 1st Chronicles, and will actually complete the book of 1st Chronicles today before diving deeper and drinking from the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Romans. But first, first Chronicles chapter 28 verse 1 through 29:30 today.
Okay, so, obviously, we’re
continuing in the book of Romans. And so, yesterday, we were talking about
circumcision and the apostle Paul showing that it was Abraham’s belief, it was
his faith in God, that was counted towards him as righteousness, not anything
he did. So, Paul’s unpacking that further today by simply saying, look, the law
shows us what sin is. Every one of us knows that we haven’t been able to
achieve perfection in the law. None of us can actually live up to it a hundred
percent of the time all the time. If we could do that then we could claim, in
our own strength, we have been made righteous, we are righteous within
ourselves by our own action. But no one’s been able to do that except for Jesus,
who said he didn’t come abolish the law, he came to fulfill it. Right? So, He
did that but nobody else has been able to do that and so we should acknowledge
that we’re helpless. We can’t achieve it on our own. We can’t get there. So
even while we’re in the state of helplessness, that we cannot achieve it. God
came through Jesus and died for the ungodly and that’s rare because rarely will
a person die for any other person. But God, even while we were estranged, even
while we were helpless, even while we were hopeless, God did come. Even while
we were still sinners, Christ died for us. It is God’s way of showing Mercy to
the world, extending grace to the world. In the thick of our inhumane behavior
and helplessness, he is merciful to us, rescuing us.
Father, that rescue of us has
altered the world, has certainly changed our lives, and you have extended that
grace and mercy to everyone. And you’ve invited us to be a part of that story
by living into it, by the very weight of our lives, being an example of what
that restoration looks like, and in inviting us to bring light and good news
into this world just like the Savior did. So, we invite Your Holy Spirit into
that. Come Holy Spirit and show us what that continues to look like, as it is
an ever evolving process within us. We are continually being changed from
within and You have continually invited us to change the world from within. So
come, in every thought that we have today, in very word that we speak today, in
every interaction that we have today, may we represent You and do it well, as
an ambassador for Your kingdom in this world. Come Holy Spirit, we ask in Jesus’
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Community Prayers and Praise Reports:
Hey family, it’s Rich from
Little Rock and I wanted say I thank you so much for your prayers. I love you
Blind Tony and I love you Brian and it’s great to friend up with you on
Facebook. Things have been kind of up and down but, you know, I’ve decided…I’ve
decided that I wasn’t going to let this be my lord, you know. I mean it’s not totally gone but I
reprioritized things and I love my Lord Jesus. I remember, Brian, that my mom,
the month before she died, she went through this exhaustive search in the Book
of Ezekiel, especially. I can hardly handle chapter 1. It was wild. The way the
bible describes the angels going up and down and around but I wanted to know things
like that before I go. You know that Jesus is closer than any brother. And you
guys…and now I’m going to get emotional…I love guys you very much. I’m back in Exodus
still. Let’s roll man. I love you guys for loving me. Keep those prayers
coming. I appreciate it.
Hello Daily Audio Bible. My
name is Marco. I’m from California. I’m a first-time caller. I’m just calling
to… I’m going through a rough time. I never do this. Just trying to have a
prayer request. I lost my job and bills are piling up. I’m the provider for me
and my wife and I don’t want her to start stressing. I’m on my hands and knees and am reading my
Bible and I’m praying every day. And Brian, you, you are amazing - what you do,
how you do it. You brought me closer to Jesus. I know that all things are
possible with God and I know that I’m going through this adversity to test my
will. It’s really hard but I’m trying and I’m standing and I’m praying every day,
more and more, and I’m listening. I’m listening every day to the Daily Audio
Bible. And I love all the prayers that get sent in and all the prayer requests
and I really want to be a part of this community. And I really want God to be a
part of my life and remain to be a part of my life. I just want to pray for
financial stability. If any of you can just pray for me, I’d appreciate it. I
know that things are going to get better. It’s just, I’m at the point right now
where it’s hard to see that but again I’m praying and I’m staying strong and I know
that all things are possible with God. And once again thank you Daily Audio
Bible family, friends, brothers and sisters. And Brian thank you for what
you’re doing. You’re an amazing human being. God bless. Thank you.
Hi everyone this is Karen in Saint Louis. Hey, first off, I just want to say, Blind Tony, I just love your poems and I wish that you would put them all in a book. That would be, like, so awesome to have. Anyway, that was just a thought that I had. Another thing that has been on my heart and especially, through this week, something that God’s been putting on my heart, the whole idea of us and how we go through seasons. There is also a friend of mine that’s in Ministry that spoke about this on the praise show on TBN. And, so, I have friends that are going through tragedy, that are going through loss, that are going through struggles. I do the same. And the thing is is that, just like in Ecclesiastes 3, we go through these seasons - the low, the rocky, the rough spots. They’re just as important and good as the high tops – the mountaintop experiences that we go through. And in our humanness, it’s so easy for us to focus on the sadness, the pain, the hurt of the low spots. But may we turn our eyes upon Jesus during that time because Romans 8:28 is true and God is going to make it good, no matter how bad it seems, and it seems like there’s so many things that…we’re just…it’s hard…it’s hard. Nobody said it was going to be easy. But I think about how a diamond…how it is…it goes through so much to sparkle and shine. And, so, I just want to encourage us that go through these low valleys, sometimes for a very long time, that God loves us so, so much. He is for us. He is with us walking through it. And just like Brian had shown that tear bottle…
Hi Daily Audio Bible family,
it’s James here from the UK. I haven’t called in for a while but been listening
to the community prayer, 15th of July. Candice from Oregon, I just
was so touched by your prayer and I just wanted you to know that you’ve been a
real inspiration to me. I haven’t called in to mention this before but what you
talked about and the love you have for your husband, your late husband.
Candice, it is an absolute inspiration. And you need to know that you are
inspiring many people that are listening to this podcast and sharing your grief
and just sharing your openness to the Holy Spirit to take you to the next
level, to transform you, to continue to be at work in your life without your
life partner is something that has inspired me so much. So, thank you for
reaching out Candice. I will continue to pray for you and…you know…please pray
for me…that as a community it’s a beautiful thing that we can do this for each
other. And Candice, I know that lots of people are thinking of you. Continue to
inspire us and thank you for your heart for Jesus. Amen.