Numbers 10:1-11:23, Mark 14:1-21, Psalms 51:1-19, Proverbs 10:31-32
Today is the 8th day of March. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian. It is wonderful to be here with you today and every day for that matter. It’s great to get together around the global campfire in community where the word of God is burning bright, spilling out into our lives and through our lives and into the world as we infect the world with light and life and good news and then come back around the global campfire to get recharged so that we can do it again. It’s great to be here with you today. So, we’ll take the next step forward and we’ll do that by picking up where we left off yesterday. Today from the New International Version numbers chapter 10 verse 1 through 11 verse 23.
Alright. So, what we’ve got going on pretty much across the board is pretty intense in our reading today. Alright. So, the people are grumbling and talking about how they got to eat meat for free back when they were slaves. And the Lord is a bit exasperated. Kind of like, are you kidding me? What else do I have to do to get the stink of slavery off of you people? Kind of a good question to be asking ourselves, right? And then in the New Testament in the gospel of Mark we’re moving into Jerusalem now where Jesus is having the last meal he’s going to enjoy as a free person. This is pretty much the last moment of calm and serenity in his earthly life. And it’s pretty much true for the rest of them, of the 12. So, it’s a beautiful picture, especially as we’re in this season of Lent, of contemplating what it cost to give us the gift of eternal life and life with God now, a restored humanity, where the divine, where God and humans are in fellowship and covenant with one another. That came at a great cost. I mean, you have to imagine sending your firstborn to die. Right? Just…because you can’t even imagine…like you can’t even fathom that…and it would just shatter you inside. Right? You’d have to love something even more. You’d have to think that it would be worth it. Then you then you finally put yourself in God’s position, about how he feels about you. That’s pretty intense. And that’s what this season is all about. And then we get to the Psalm today. Right? This is Psalm 51 and I encourage you to go back on your own and read it and kind of chew on it and meditate on it because it so deeply represents the season that we’re in as we move toward Easter. It so deeply represents that because David has just done some pretty horrible stuff and then try to cover it all up and we’ll get to that story soon enough. And it’s not just that he had an affair. There was a lot more going on. So, it’s pretty horrible. And he’s in this place of utter lament, really, really sitting with what he’s done and the repercussions. And, so, I encourage you to go back, just wind back and listen to it again or look it up for yourself and spend some time in contemplation.
Father, we pray. Have mercy on us, oh God according to Your unfailing love. According to Your great compassion, blot out our transgressions. Wash away all our iniquities. Cleanse us from our sins. Wash us and we will be whiter than snow. Create in us a pure heart oh God. Renew a steadfast spirit within us. Restore to us the joy of our salvation and grant us a willing spirit to sustain us. We ask in Jesus name. Amen.
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My name is Rita. I am from San Diego. And I am so joyfully calling for Nora. Nora, I want to welcome you to the family. I was so happy to hear your message and all of your doubts and there is hope sister. Brace yourself. This is just the beginning. You’re going to have the experience of a lifetime. Your eternal life starts now with Jesus holding your hand. And know He will never leave you, never forsake you, ever. He will love you from this day on forever. He cannot love you anymore than He already does. And we are all here, your family, holding hands around you and praying for you and rejoicing with the angels in heaven that you are here with us in this journey. Nora from Canada, we welcome you to the family and we will be praying for you. And please keep coming, keep coming and we’ll be here with you. It was wonderful to hear you sister. Thank you for your testimony. Your life is our testimony. We love you. Welcome. Jesus loves you. Bye-bye.
Good morning Daily Audio Bible this is Sandy in New Hampshire. Today is Monday the 5th of March and I am calling to reach out to Nora from Canada. Hi, welcome to the family! If you could see me Nora, I have a big smile on my face. I am so thankful that you had the courage to call. I can’t imagine the strength that it took to make that phone call. I want you to know that you are on my heart and I’m praying for you today. God said in his word, and you’ll find it. It said, I will never leave you or forsake you. God is never going to leave you He’s never going to forsake you. It’s by grace through faith through Jesus Christ that we are saved and not by anything we can do or our works. So, no one can boast. And the Holy Spirit is the one who helps us in all our moments of weakness. He reveals how we need to change. And I just want you to know that you are loved by all. I am praying for God to give you confidence day by day to know that God loves you and He wants to reveal Himself to you and I’m praying for you Nora. God bless you. This is Sandy in New Hampshire.
Hi family this is Mary from the UK. First of all, I want to give you a praise report. So, I rang in a few weeks ago asking you to pray for a couple at our church where they happen to have long-standing problems with pornography addiction. And just it got increasingly out of control. So, a great praise report. He has been along to counseling and today, Monday the 5th of March he’s going up to something called Lennington to go for a five-day residential course to deal with his pornography addiction. So, praise the Lord that they’ve made that progress. His wife talked to me yesterday and I’ve encouraged her to go to counseling support herself. Lord, please could You just help this couple. And Lord, there’s couples all over the world who are really struggling with the impacts of this type of addiction. Lord, help them know that You are sovereign. And then on a totally different matter, in the UK we’ve had some really big snowstorms. Things are improving but there are still people who are cut off from __ and are burning their furniture for fuel. So, please pray for safety and __ resolution of this cold weather that we haven’t got the equipment to deal with. Thank you, family. Love you. Bye.
Hi yeah, this is Joey from Missouri. Hi Daily Audio Bible community. It is 3:32 PM here on a B E A, beautiful Monday, Monday afternoon. I just want to pray for my mom Sharon E. She…my mom and dad got married in 1981 and they had been struggling for years and years and years and they finally got a divorce in 2010, the same year I graduated high school, which was very discouraging. And altogether there’s four of us. I’m the youngest, born in 91. So, my mom, she’s suffering from depression and she feels that everybody’s out to get her all the time and it’s kind of like walking on egg shells type feeling around her sometimes, but she led me to Christ at five years old. She’s been the spiritual leader of our household, no doubt. So, I just pray that you guys pray for me and my mom. Her name is Sharon E. And just relief for these demons away from her, demons of fear and __. And in Jesus name. Thank you. Love you all so very much. Okay. Bye for now.
All is well, I am Daniel. We are blessed indeed. I pray this moment with all of family in Christ who listen and all who do not. Pray with me. Thank You, Father that we can hear You’re still small voice clearly as the child of the most high God we are. Thank You Father for the wonders that shall not cease this day You have made for the apple of Your eye, the one-of-a-kind masterpiece each one of us are that are made by Your hand and in Your image. Thank You Father for the choice You have given us to receive what You have already spoken in Your living word. This day and every moment we ask You to be in with us. Thank You Father that we remember Your overflowing and abundant good that we bring forward with us and give You praise for today. Thank You Father for what You have already given us today that we choose to receive. Thank You Father in advance for the blessings with our names on them You have in store for us all of the long days You promise us. Father we ask You boldly for the blessings You have in store with our names on them that were our ancestors who chose not to receive them and I thank You in advance for them. Thank You Father for making our enemies our footstool as we choose to be still and at peace knowing You’re in control and on the throne and in first place. Thank You Father for Your son Jesus Christ who is victor over death and hell, who put the accuser under our feet and made zero. Thank You Father for Your heavy favor like shields around us and Your hedge of protection surrounding us. We choose to seek You in all ways and in every moment on the paths You have made best for us moving forward with You and in Your image, choosing to be the blessing and miracle You prepare us to be for Your purpose, to glorify Your name and further Your kingdom.