2 Samuel 12:1-31, John 16:1-33, Psalms 119:65-80, Proverbs 16:4-5
Today is the 27th day of May. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian. It’s great to be here with you today at the shiny, sparkly threshold of a new week. And we get to walk into this together and live into it together, knowing that all of the conversations and choices and thoughts of our lives will form the week that we’re about to have. So, allowing the Scriptures to speak to us into our souls will help us navigate that. So, this week we’re gonna read from the Common English Bible and pick up the story of David that we began yesterday, this horrible moment in David’s life where he takes Bathsheba, who happens to be the wife of one of his top 30 warriors, and then he has him killed. And the whole things just sordid and a mess. And we’ll pick up that story. Second Samuel chapter 12 today.
Okay. So, we reached the conclusion of this pretty sordid story between David and Bathsheba and Uriah the Hittite. And we talked about all that yesterday, David had Uriah the Hittite killed, who happened to be Bathsheba’s husband. And he was one of David’s most loyal warriors. So, the prophet Nathan comes and tells a story to David, as if it’s something that he is observed. David doesn’t know that he’s being told his own story. And, so, David is furious, right? He’ absolutely furious. He sees very clearly until Nathan tells him you are that man. And then David is crushed, like, all of the things that he’s been telling himself to get through this, all of the cover-up, everything is exposed. David is crushed. And Nathan pronounces forgiveness but tells David that there’s gonna be trouble up within his family as a result of all this. And we will certainly see that that is indeed the truth. David deeply regrets and deeply repents after this. And if you want to go deeper into that, simply read Psalm 51, which is David’s prayer of repentance over this entire situation here.
Father, we thank You for Your word. We rejoice in Your word. Some stories in Your word are difficult but they become mirrors and we see things exposed in us because of them. And we invite Your Holy Spirit, the same Holy Spirit, Jesus, that You spoke of in John, the one that would come to us, the one that would lead us into all truth. And, so, Holy Spirit come, well up within us and do exactly that. We surrender our will and our ways to You as we go into this new week and ask You to lead us into all truth on the narrow path that leads to life. Come Jesus. We pray in Your precious name we ask. And You said if we would do this it would be given to us. So, we ask in Your name that You would lead us into all truth the power of Your Holy Spirit. Amen.
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Community Prayer and Praise:
At that time Jesus said, I praise you Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because You have hidden these things from the wise and learned and revealed them to little children. Yes father, for this was Your good pleasure. All things have been committed to Me by My Father. No one knows the Son except the Father and no one knows the Father except the Son and those who the Son chooses to reveal Him. Come to me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me for I am gentle and humble in heart and you will find rest for your soul for my yoke is easy and my burden is light. Those are the words of Jesus from Matthew 11:25-30. And the Lord just prompted me to share that with you tonight family for anybody who is burdened as I have been lately. Also, I wanted to reach out to Zoe’s mom. Every week I get a reminder on my calendar on my phone to pray for Zoe, whose name means eternal life. And, so, I’ve been asking every week for the Father to draw her back. And, so, family this is pray for her right now. Father, we lift up Zoe and any other prodigals in our families who’ve run away and who are chasing after the world. And we ask that Your Holy Spirit will remind them of Your goodness and Your love and draw them back in Lord, draw them back into Your goodness into fellowship and to come to You. Help us to lay our burdens down and to take Your yoke on us…
Hi. This is North Carolina and Nebraska calling in. It’s my first time calling in but I’ve been listening for the last three years. Today is May 24th and I want to lift up Kentucky Monica. Thank you for lifting up others in prayer. I want to lift up Kim from Kentucky, the pediatrician. Thank you for being the hands and feet of God to those who are most in need. I want to lift up Vicki in Arizona. Praying for you about the loss of your husband. We thank you so much for calling in and being vulnerable and sharing your heart. And please keep calling in and keep reaching out that others can love you during this time and that Jesus is loving you during this time. I want to pray for Jay the trucker. 23 days of sobriety. Jay, we’re so proud. Keep trucking. Keep living for God every day, every day, every minute. Thank you for sharing your victory. For California, Avania now in Nicaragua. We are united in prayer for you my sister. I want to lift up and celebrate my recovery brothers, Mr. C, Mr. Km and Mr. D. for completing our steps buddy with sobriety and integrity. I want to lift up my marriage of 18 years. My wife is amazing, although I’ve been honest from the beginning about having same-sex struggle, it’s still difficult on her and on me as well. So, I want to lift up our marriage to you and I want to lift up Jesus for and being with us every step of the way. Love you all. Signing off from North Carolina to Nebraska.
Hello everybody. Greetings from Oklahoma City. Hey, I’d like to call in for a couple of folks today. Listening to md…I’m sitting here spinning wrenches. Welcome to Tinker Air Force Base, maintenance shop. So, Vickie from Arizona, sister I want you to know that I’m praying for you and I’m thinking about you with the loss of your husband and stepping out into a brave new world here. You are not alone. You’re never alone. We are here right beside you praying for you and lifting you up and praying for peace for you and hope all the arrangements that you have to make after will go smoothly. And don’t be afraid to ask for help, right? From friends, neighbors, coworkers, people want to help, they truly do. So, and even people like us, we can help you to. So, I love you, I love you, I love you. Sending you great big hugs. Terry the truck driver. My new friend. Hey. I bet you didn’t know that when you called in you would be helping somebody from Nicaragua. Isn’t it amazing how words can travel the world? I think it’s truly amazing how we can, we can, our struggles maybe helping someone be brave and I asked that for both of you guys, that you guys get some bravery between trying to face things that are difficult. I love you guys. I think that’s it. I’m thanking the Lord for success of my oldest son Nikki. He’s doing really well in construction industry. And pray for my youngest son Alex, that, well, wherever he’s at he’s safe. Okay? I love you guys. Have a wonderful day. Take care. Bye-bye.
Hey, what’s up everybody? It’s Miguel from Santa Rosa. Just yesterday, there was a verse read, John 14 verses 1-3. This is Jesus speaking. Let not your hearts be troubled, believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go there to prepare place for you? And if I don’t put prepare a place for you I will come again and will take You to myself, that where I am where you may be also. Jesus spoke this to the disciples in the midst of confusion and confusing news and impending crucifixion of Jesus. This verse was formative for me 19 years ago when my oldest sister passed away from cancer. I was 11 at the time. It was a week before my 12th birthday. And this verse spoke volumes to me because I saw the promise that is there, that what we see around us, what we experience, all the pain all the confusion, everything that we see here in this lifetime, it’s not the end. Jesus has gone ahead of us to prepare a place for us and He wouldn’t say that if it weren’t true. He’s said this is a comfort to his disciples that were about to walk through an incredibly confusing and painful time. So, I say this to share this for all of our community because I hear a lot of calls come in, there’s a lot of confusion out there, there’s a lot of pain out there. This is how Jesus comforted His disciples. So, I invite you, too, to John 14 verses 1-3 and let Jesus’ words comfort your heart. Bless you.