Judges 4:1-5:31, Luke 22:35-54, Psalms 94:1-23, Proverbs 14:3-4
Today is the 25th day of April. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian and it is wonderful to be here with you today as we kind of move through the center of another of our weeks together. We’ve been reading from the God’s word translation this week and where learning about the judges who held great influence over the leadership of the children of Israel after Joshua died. So, today we’ll read Judges, chapters 4 and 5.
Father, we thank You for Your word, for another day to take a step forward in Your word. We thank You for the way that Your word speaks to our lives each and every day. Just like what we see in the Psalms, my feet are slipping. We’ve seen that so many times but Your mercy Lord continues to hold me up. When I was worried about many things You’re assuring words soothed my soul. And we’re so grateful for that. And it’s so seamlessly connects to what we began to practice yesterday to declare Your mercy in the morning. Your mercy continues to hold us up. And we declare Your faithfulness in the evening. When I worried about many things You’re assuring words soothed my soul. So, we continue this practice Lord. Your mercy is never-ending, Your faithfulness is beyond comprehension. And all we have to do is become aware. And, so, we do. Come, Holy Spirit, plant these things in our lives and allow them to minister to us throughout our days. We ask in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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Community Prayer and Praise:
Good afternoon Daily Audio Bible. This is Beth from Delaware and I’m calling to ask your help and support in praying for some dear friends who are dealing with some very serious issues, such as, you know, they had cancer and it’s come back, gallbladder issues, prostate cancer, thyroid cancer, and breast cancer. So, at this time if you could just keep in prayer Susan, Diane, Donna, and Alan, who are all dealing with cancer. Lord, we just thank You that You are the great healer Lord and we ask that You would continue to heal these dear people and bring them closer to You as they see and witness Your healing Lord. We pray that You would give them peace and the doctors wisdom. Lord we sing Your promises, that You are the great healer. And, quoting from the Bible, it says ‘and the prayers offered in faith will make the sick person well. The Lord will raise them up as they have sinned and they will be forgiven.’ James 5:15. And Lord we especially pray that their sins are forgiven, that their relationship with You would be healed as well as their physical illness, that their sins will be removed and their relationship with You will be deepened and opened, as the case is for some who don’t quite know You yet Lord. Thank you, prayer warriors from Daily Audio Bible. I do appreciate this and I know the Lord has called us all to His honor in lifting others up. Just thank you for praying for Donna, Susan, Diane, and my brother Alan. Thank you, thank you, thank you. God bless you all. Beth.
Hi this is Tracy from Baltimore. I am a long-time listener, but I don’t call in nearly as much as I used to. I just want to take a moment though to call in for anonymous. She called in on April the 16th and I just wanted to say God bless you anonymous. I must admit, you called in about your marriage, and I must admit, I chuckled, you have been married 20 some odd years and you just had confessed that you are tired of your husband. I too have been married for 25 years and I swear I quit my husband, maybe three times a day. I literally cry out to God and say, I cannot take it anymore, I can’t be with this man anymore, I don’t want it. So, I had to chuckle when I heard your message because I absolutely feel and understand exactly where you are. But I just wanted you to know that I am praying for you and I wanted to point out to you that, in 20 some odd years of marriage I know that you have gone before God before in regards to your husband and I will almost bet dollars to donuts that every time God saw it through, He changed your husband or He changed you or changed the situation. And, so, that’s what I hold onto at this point. Every time I feel like I can’t go on anymore I am reminded that God helped my marriage in the past. And, so, I know that He can do it again. Because every relationship needs a hero, and you might need to be the hero in this relationship. I just…I love you anonymous. Thank you for calling in. You made us all feel like we were not alone. God bless you and I am praying for you.
Hello everyone. This is BTD, Brian the Truck Driver. I’ve been listening for about four years. This is my first time calling. And I’m calling mainly because I have heard all the phone calls from all of those that are struggling in their marriages. And, so, I have something I’d like to share. And I think everyone can get something out of this, not just people who are married or marriages that are doing well. This is a message, I think, that everyone can get something out of. But I know how easy it is to get caught up in the pain of dealing with all of the frustration and the hurt and everything that goes on in a marriage that’s struggling. I know this because after 28 years of marriage, my wife and I are in a season right now where we are struggling and it’s the most difficult season that we’ve had. And, so, I do understand this. And, so, I just want to say this. We are told in the Bible that the wages of sin is death. And so, if it wasn’t for what Jesus did for us on the cross we would all be dead. And, so, because of that, because Jesus went to that cross and He took our place and we have life, every day, no matter what the day brings, every day is a gift. And not only that, but when you have someone in your life like a spouse, that person is a gift. And we have the opportunity to partner with God and help God in growing this person into what God intended for them to be. And, so, we get to be a blessing to them and we get to watch them grow. And, so, every day is a gift. And every day with our spouse is a gift for us to be able to…
Hello Daily Audio Bible family. This is John calling from Bethlehem Pennsylvania. It has been a while since I’ve called in but I want you to know that I am here. I am listening to the program daily. Thank you Brian, Jill, China, Hardin family for all you do. Thank you Sarah Jane in the background, Sarah Evans for all the transcription work that you do. You are my partner in crime and I’m blessed to have you. So, thank you so much. Family, I wanted to call in today to provide a word or two of encouragement to you if I could. You know, the promises that God has for all of us are real. And I hear the prayers of so many people call in that are depressed, anxious, and living in fear over so many different things. And my heart, my heart goes out to you. And I want you to know that you are going to accomplish your dreams, that the right people are in your future, that the right opportunities are headed your way, that blessings are chasing you down, that you are the head and not the tail, that you are going to lend and not borrow, that you have a great personality, that you are well-liked, that you’re fun to be around, that you enjoy your life, that you have a positive outlook, that you are going to overcome every obstacle, that you’re going outlast every adversity, that things have shifted in your favor, and what was meant to harm you God is using to your advantage. Folks your future is bright. Your children are mighty in the land. Your legacy will live on to inspire future generations. Folks, I speak this over you. I love you with all my heart. I hear you. I’m praying for you. These are the things that I’m praying over you each and every day.
Hey what’s up everybody. It’s Miguel from Santa Rosa and I have a word today for Sharon the Victorious from Northern California. And to start off, the word of God can do more in just 15 minutes than any person can in 15 years. So, I want to invite you to open the word of God to the book of Habakkuk and to read the three chapters that are there. It’s a short book. And it’s the book of the minor prophet that pours his complaint out directly to God seeking solace directly from God. So, I will just want to invite you to do that, to allow the word of God to speak to you in your circumstance. Second, I want to point out Jesus wept. And the reason why Jesus wept is that He sees the pain that we are in, He sees the effects of a fallen world and all the struggles that we have, and He feels the pain to. To know that Jesus wept, that Jesus weeps in the body of Christ, weeps with you as you continue in this struggle. And thirdly, I want to remind you about victory, and that just because we are victorious doesn’t mean that we don’t struggle. Just because we’re victorious doesn’t mean that we don’t take hits, that we don’t have hardships. Victory is about the outcome. Victory is about what happens after we passed through the fires. And, so, I want you to hear this. It’s hard. It really is but victory is coming. It really is. You are victorious, not because what you are walking through, but because what you are walking towards. So please, please keep your eyes fixed on Jesus. I’m praying for you. This body is praying for you. You are victorious Sharon. In Jesus name.