07/18/2018 DAB Transcript

1 Chronicles 26:12-27:34, Romans 4:14-5:2 , Ps 14:1-7, Proverbs 19:17

Today is the 18th day of July. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian. It is wonderful to be here with you today, making our way through the center of the week. I guess we’re pretty much close to the center of the month and we are… What? Are we at the center of the summer? I’m not sure. But we’ll center ourselves in the Scriptures as we take the next step forward. We’re reading from the Christian Standard Bible this week. 1 Chronicles 26:12-27:34.

Commentary:

Okay. So in the book of Romans, Paul is indeed laying out through augment that faith preceded everything. Everything else about the Jewish people, everything that came afterward, faith is where it all started. And it was the faith of Abraham in particular that began this covenant that then became a child of promise who then had children and eventually we have the children of Israel. Everything that we’ve read through the Scriptures up to this point. This is one of Paul’s most pivotal distinctions. It goes back to the beginning of the story and realizes faith is where it all started. So faith is where everything begins. Faith is what grants us access to God, not ritual and law. When we have faith, it is credited to us as righteousness through Jesus our Lord. So Paul kind of encapsulates the posture of our everyday lives in this faith in just a her few verses at the beginning of chapter 5 of Romans when he says, Since we’ve been declared righteous by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. We have also obtained access through him by faith into this grace in which we stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. And not only that. We also rejoice in our afflictions because we know that affliction produces endurance, endurance produces proven character and proven character produces hope. This hope will not disappoint us because God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. So there’s a lot here in this grid that Paul was laying out. Everything begins with faith. When we have faith in Jesus, we are declared righteous through that faith and we have peace with God through Jesus. But we don’t just have peace with God, we have access to God through this faith. Because God is gracious and extends grace and it is this grace in which we stand every single day, every single moment. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. And then Paul talks about that hope. He talks about how not only do we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God, but we rejoice when we struggle. We rejoice in our afflictions because we know that this isn’t purposeless. We know that this is doing something in us that is building and strengthening our faith. And if faith is where this whole thing begins, then we need as strong a faith as we can have. And so we know that affliction produces endurance, Paul says. Endurance produces proven character and proven character produces hope. And this hope will not disappoint us. And hope has been our word for the year. Hope is kind of the engine of faith. Hope lets us reach in anticipation for what we cannot see. But our faith is engaged and it can see. We all need hope on so many levels, but it’s not something that just happens. Like you don’t hope for something you have. You hope for something that you are hoping for. Which means that there is a distance between here and there, right? If you were hoping for something that you could just make happen instantly, than you just would. You wouldn’t really need hope. You wouldn’t really need faith. You would just do it. But the things that we hope in are the things that are not completed yet. And this isn’t just in terms of faith, this is in general. But it’s interesting what Paul is trying to tell us here. And that is there’s really no hope if there’s no resistance. If you didn’t have to stand firm or step out in faith you wouldn’t need hope. Hope is the thing that lets us reach out beyond the obstacles toward the goal. So let’s remember that. Let’s contemplate that today as we take inventory of our lives and the things that we are hoping in. And may our strongest hope be in Christ alone.

Prayer:

So Father, we thank You. We thank You for the book of Romans. We thank You for Paul’s ability to unpack this and for us thousands of years later to be contemplating the inner regions of our soul. And we invite Your Holy Spirit into those places. Give us hope, Lord. We put our faith in You and we acknowledge that often it’s in resistance that we grow strong. So Holy Spirit, come give us strength to navigate this day and navigate the rest of this week and the weeks ahead. I ask this expectantly, with hope, putting our faith in You and You alone. In Jesus name. Amen.

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Community Prayer and Praise:

I thank You dear Lord at the start of this day
for another opportunity to do things Your way
to be humble and serve You in ways that are just
faithfully filling my position of trust
still I do have problems both present and past
but with the help of Your spirit they too shall pass
Your word is my lamp and a guide for my feet
as I share the good news with all those I meet
with my mind stayed on You my problems are few
and there’s a peace that surrounds me in all that I do
for I love You dear God and though sometimes I stray
You still are my strength as I go through the day
please fill me with power and anoint me with grace
let the light from Your love shine bright on my face
and all those I meet let them see You in me
as my lips speak Your praises to all those I see
for the love of the Christ and His death on the cross
are the crux of my life all else is just ___
Lord be my strength come whatever may
for I need You every moment as I go through this day

blindtony1016@gmail.com. I’d like to give a shout out to Tito, Tito Ramirez, thanks for contacting me brother. Hope all is working itself out well. And I’d also like to give a shout out to Victoria Soldier. Good to hear your voice always. And, once again Brian, thank you for this wonderful podcast for God’s Holy Spirit to flow. Keep flow n’ y’all. All right. Bye-bye.

Hi DAB family. Cherry Chase, thank you so much for calling me out. Girl, I am still listening but I just haven’t called in because I feel like I have nothing to say. Seriously, nothing to say. But I was upstairs and thinking to myself, you know, that’s what the devil wants me to think. I am in a place just trying to put one foot before the other. Between watching the news and just what is going on in the world it is really depressing. Between people committing suicide, terrorist attacks, just the hate and all of the mean stuff is going on. I too am working in a company with people who all they see is race. It’s the first thing they see. I’m an African-American woman living in Germany. And let me tell you, it is no different. It’s just a different game over here. But nonetheless I find myself just not wanting to watch the news. I’m just trying to strive for finding something positive in the world whether it be through my husband or watching my son grow up but wondering what world is he living in? What is there?. And the only thing that gives me comfort is we walk by faith and not by sight. We walk by faith and not by sight. While I don’t feel it, I have to believe it because when I stop believing it there is nothing else. So, I just want to tell everyone that I am still here. I’m thinking of you all. I’m praying for you all. Brian and Jill and everyone behind the scenes at DAB, thank you for continuing this family. I covet your prayers. I think many of us are in the same state of, ahhh, I don’t know what else to say but we walk by faith and not by sight. I love you all. I’m thinking of you all. Hugging you all. Cheers, Asia in Munich.

He DAB brothers and sisters. This is Byron out in Florida. It is summertime and I wanted to talk to you guys about partnering with the DAB. So, when Brian says partnering every day he’s talking about coming up off your wallet and putting some money into the pot to keep the servers spinning and keep the podcast casting out where it needs to go. And what I’ve heard, not just from religious organizations but any kind of charitable organization is that giving tends to fall off during the summer months. Now, I don’t personally understand why this is the case but apparently it is. And, so, some organizations feel a little bit of a crunch when summertime comes and we’re all relaxing. But let me put this to you. The DAB has made it very easy to be able to give on a regular basis. You can just sign up your card or your bank account or whatever and it can come out easily month in and month out. Now the amount I give is extremely modest but it comes out regularly. It doesn’t care whether it’s the dead of winter or it’s in the middle of the summer. It’s going out and it’s putting in to give to the DAB. And here’s the other thing, how much more do we put money into things without fail that don’t have nearly the life-giving potential of the DAB? If you pay your Netflix bill month in month out with regularity, how much life-giving is that giving you compared to the DAB, your cable bill or whatever else that you get. For what we get out of DAB shouldn’t we at least be giving with regularity if not in an amount competitive with some of those other things that actually take life from us? So, go onto the site today, click on the give button, it’s super easy, set up your monthly gift, your weekly gift, your daily gift, I don’t know. And God will bless you. I’ve been blessed immensely by this service, much more than I could ever put in. And it’s worth it to be able to spread that out to other people.

Good morning family. This is Cherry Chase. Hope all is well. I want to call this morning to let, just in case, besides Brian, someone didn’t tell you that they love you. I want to tell you guys I love you. I love you. I love you. You guys have a great wonderful day. I just wanted to put that across to someone. If someone did not or don’t tell you they love you. I want to tell you I love you. And you guys have a great and wonderful and marvelous day.

07/17/2018 DAB Transcript

1 Chronicles 24:1-26:11, Romans 4:1-13 , Psalms 13:1-6, Proverbs 19:15-16

Today is the 17th day of July. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian. It is a pleasure and an honor to be with you today. I’m glad we can come in out of whatever is going on, all of the cares of the world and life’s distractions. We step away from that, kind of move into another atmosphere. All that stuff will wait. We center ourselves in God’s word, allowing it to come washing into our lives and re-calibrating. So we’re reading from the Christian Standard Bible this week and we’ll pick up where we left off yesterday. 1 Chronicles 24:1-26:11 today.

Commentary:

Okay. So in the book of Romans, I think I look forward to this day each year, although I hadn’t realized that until just now. And it’s because I get to say circumcision so many times in one sitting. Of course, circumcision…come on, this is always a trending topic. I mean, I think about it all the time. Don’t you? As funny as that might be, the people that Paul’s talking to they do think a lot about it. Because for them, at least for the males obviously, it was a sign of the covenant. Something that made them exclusive. Now, Hebrews weren’t the only ones practicing circumcision at this time. But this had been a long-standing sign of the covenant with God. What we’re watching Paul do is deconstruct and re-imagine the faith of his fellow Hebrews. And what he begins to lay out today is something that we will see over and over and over throughout Paul’s letters. So here’s the problem: Paul, a devout Pharisee, had realized and spoken out loud what everyone knew- no one could ever obey the law perfectly. Therefore, no one could ever achieve righteousness before God by their good works, by obeying that law. Because no matter how good they were, they were going to fail at some point. So Paul, being a devout Hebrew Pharisee, reasoned it out. We can’t get there from here. And what Paul wanted is to be righteous before God. That was his entire mission of his life as a Pharisee. So he goes back to the beginning of the story. And the story of the Hebrew people begins with a man named Abram who becomes Abraham, who enters into the first covenant with God. It is Abraham’s offspring who become the people of God - the Hebrew people. This is their origin story. It is the animating story that propels their culture. So no one was going to argue with Paul about that. Abraham started it all. They all knew that. But they may have not considered and what Paul was inviting them to consider was the fact that Abraham wasn’t circumcised. There was no covenant at that point. Once the covenant happened, than Abraham was circumcised.  But that didn’t make him righteous before God. It was something else that made Abraham righteous. Abraham, and I’m quoting Paul, Abraham believed God and it was credited to him for righteousness. Paul was simply quoting the book of Genesis. That right there is foundational, fundamental to what Paul was teaching. It was Abraham’s faith in God and belief in what God had promised that mattered. God considered him righteous because of that. So Paul is saying, hang on. We got a law, we gotta lot of rituals, we gotta lot of culture, we gotta lot of custom. We got all this stuff going on, but we’ve forgotten how this whole thing started. We keep trying to worship in a way this law that we cannot live up to. And that is not what started our story. Our story began with a man and his faith. Abraham. And he wasn’t circumcised when he put his faith in God. He wasn’t obeying a law because there wasn’t one to obey. So we have to consider what happened at the beginning. We’ll watch Paul lay this out over and over and over again. And it’s important because it is also a central thing to our faith obviously. Our faith is the bridge that all of our hope in Jesus drives on. And Paul will continue to pound this point home, like I said, over and over, as we’ll see.

Prayer:

Father, we thank You for Your word. We thank You for the gift. We thank You for the community that we get to share each and every day no matter where we are on the earth, we come together each and every day to allow Your word to minister and speak, direct and comfort us. So we thank You. Father, in light of our reading today we put our faith in You. We believe Your promises and we ask that You lead us on the path of righteousness today by the power of Your Holy Spirit. Come Jesus, we pray. In Your precious name we ask. Amen.

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So, be sure to check in and check it out.

Check out the resources that are available in the Daily Audio Bible shop. Visit the prayer wall. Of course, you can do these things if you’re using the Daily Audio Bible app as well.

If you want to partner with the Daily Audio Bible, you can do that at dailyaudiobible.com. There’s a link on the homepage. If you’re using the app, you can press the give button in the upper right-hand corner. Or if you prefer, the mailing address is P.O Box 1996, Spring Hill, Tennessee, 37174.

And as always, if you have a prayer request or comment, 877-942-4253 is the number to dial.

And that’s it for today. I’m Brian I love you and I’ll be waiting for here tomorrow.

Community Prayer and Praise:

Hi. If this is Amy from Texas. This is the first time that I’ve called, although I’ve been listening for four years. I just have a prayer request for my husband David. He finished, recently, a year’s treatment for cancer and at our last scan of his chest, his tumor site, a couple of spots showed up in his lungs. The doctor did tell us that she was not worried about them because they were so small but the likelihood of his kind of cancer spreading would go to his lungs. He has another scan in three months just to check for if they’ve grown. So, I would just ask that you would pray that there is no cancer anywhere, that the spot’s would be nothing, that they will not even be visible on the next scan. 95% of people have spots on their lungs. So, she said the likelihood of that happening is high also. So, but of course the fear is always there for me even though I’ve seen God’s faithfulness through these last years. So, please just pray that it’s nothing and that we can put this chapter in our lives behind us. Thank you so much.

Hola DAB family. God bless you Brian, Jill, and all who are working behind the scenes. This is Viv from Canada and it’s been so long that I’m getting called out by my brother Sean 316. It is always been a pleasure to hear you call in Sean. I remember how much I laughed when you called in that little imitation piece of our fellow DABbers. Anyway, thank you for the shout out. That was very sweet. I too have been wondering about our sister Sherry. I hope she’s doing well. I miss her sweet voice singing for us. Ut it does get busy. You know, so, I hope she’s really doing well. And here’s my request today. Whenever you are wondering about a regular caller who has not called in for a while, just say a prayer for them because you never know what’s going on in their lives. Thanks to everyone who prayed for me and my friend Darla and the loss of her brother. We definitely felt your prayers. So, thanks. And Asia, thank you so much for the sweet message. It is truly appreciated. What an awesome community this is. The love and care that we all show for each other is amazing and can only be from God. So, Father God, thank You for the vision that you gave to Brian and Jill so many years ago and the wisdom that You have bestowed upon them, enabling them to continue Your work. We pray Father for Your continued blessings of provision, for health and super strength for Brian. And as he reads every day the Lord, as he reads the word fresh every day, I pray that Yo will continue to anoint him with Your Holy Spirit. We pray that You continue to bless all who give financially to this ministry, that Your store baskets may never be empty. We pray this all in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. And family, if you remember when you pray, I’m learning a new language, Spanish. It is a lot of fun but it’s taking a bit of effort to grasp. So, I just might have to call Pastor Gene for some lessons. Anyways, thanks for listening and praying with me.

Hi family. This is Melody Faith from Canada. I want to thank all of you, including Victoria Soldier, Pastor Gene, and Lee from New Jersey for praying for Jared regarding addiction, his court date, and needing a haircut. He did get a haircut and the court appearance resulted in a reasonable sentence. Regarding the addiction, well, let’s just say my husband and I can certainly feel out little boat rocking the storm. I will call in with another request when I figure out just how to word it. As I join with each of you in your everyday, I find myself praying for each of your needs and applying the word of God. Many of you are in crisis and I hear the desperation in your voices. I ran across a quote today that caught my attention and I’d like to share it with you. “Next time you’re walking through something and you’re not sure what to do, do this. Never doubt in the dark what God has shown you in the light. Have faith in God. Don’t believe the lie that God doesn’t see you there. So often we take our cues was going on around us. Instead, grab a hold of the word of God. God is on the throne. He hasn’t changed.” I need to remind thyself of that too. Often, I have to remind myself of that. Hebrews 6 verse 19 says, we have this hope for an anchor for our soul, firm and secure. So, if your boat is rocking, throw down the anchor of faith and trust Him today. I hope these words encourage you. I love family. Thank you DAB. Have a great day.

Good morning Daily Audio Bible family. This is Dan from Arkansas. I just wanted to call in and let Scott know that we’re praying for his family and his son Joel. It’s a horrible time they’ve been going through and it just weighed super heavy on my heart and I just wanted to call in and let him know that we are all with you brother and, you know, we may not understand what you’re going through but all of us have felt loss and felt pain and we’re just praying for Joel and we just pray that the Lord just takes that issue that’s going on with the water on his brain away and just heals him completely. And so, I’d like to pray for you now. Dear Lord, I thank You for this day Lord. I think You for my Daily Audio Bible family Lord. I thank You for Scott and his calling in and letting us know was going on in his life Lord. And I pray for his son Joel Lord. I pray that You put Your hands upon him Lord and that You heal this boy and let him just be well Lord. I thank all the rest of the Daily Audio Bible family for always being so uplifting. And I love you guys and I pray for you guys every day and I hope everyone has a wonderful day.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Wednesday July 18, 2018 (NIV)

1 Chronicles 26:12-27:34

12 These divisions of the gatekeepers, under their leading men, had duties for ministering in the Lord’s temple, just as their relatives did. 13 They cast lots for each temple gate according to their ancestral families, young and old alike.(A)

14 The lot for the east gate fell to Shelemiah.[a] They also cast lots for his son Zechariah, an insightful counselor, and his lot came out for the north gate. 15 Obed-edom’s was the south gate, and his sons’ lot was for the storehouses; 16 it was the west gate and the gate of Shallecheth on the ascending highway for Shuppim and Hosah.

There were guards stationed at every watch. 17 There were six Levites each day[b] on the east, four each day on the north, four each day on the south, and two pair at the storehouses. 18 As for the court on the west, there were four at the highway and two at the court. 19 Those were the divisions of the gatekeepers from the descendants of the Korahites and Merarites.

The Levitical Treasurers and Other Officials

20 From the Levites, Ahijah was in charge of the treasuries of God’s temple and the treasuries of what had been dedicated.(B) 21 From the sons of Ladan, who were the descendants of the Gershonites through Ladan and were the family heads belonging to Ladan the Gershonite: Jehieli. 22 The sons of Jehieli, Zetham and his brother Joel, were in charge of the treasuries of the Lord’s temple.

23 From the Amramites, the Izharites, the Hebronites, and the Uzzielites: 24 Shebuel, a descendant of Moses’s son Gershom, was the officer in charge of the treasuries. 25 His relatives through Eliezer: his son Rehabiah, his son Jeshaiah, his son Joram, his son Zichri, and his son Shelomith.[c] 26 This Shelomith and his relatives were in charge of all the treasuries of what had been dedicated by King David,(C) by the family heads who were the commanders of thousands and of hundreds, and by the army commanders. 27 They dedicated part of the plunder from their battles for the repair of the Lord’s temple. 28 All that the seer Samuel, Saul son of Kish, Abner son of Ner, and Joab son of Zeruiah had dedicated, along with everything else that had been dedicated, were in the care of Shelomith and his relatives.

29 From the Izrahites: Chenaniah and his sons had duties outside the temple[d](D) as officers and judges(E) over Israel. 30 From the Hebronites: Hashabiah(F) and his relatives, 1,700 capable men, had assigned duties in Israel west of the Jordan for all the work of the Lord and for the service of the king. 31 From the Hebronites: Jerijah(G) was the head of the Hebronites, according to the family records of his ancestors. A search was made in the fortieth year of David’s reign and strong, capable men were found among them at Jazer(H) in Gilead. 32 There were among Jerijah’s relatives 2,700 capable men who were family heads. King David appointed them over the Reubenites, the Gadites, and half the tribe of Manasseh as overseers in every matter relating to God and the king.(I)

David’s Secular Officials

27 This is the list of the Israelites, the family heads, the commanders of thousands and the commanders of hundreds, and their officers who served the king in every matter to do with the divisions that were on rotated military duty each month throughout[e] the year. There were 24,000 in each division:

Jashobeam son of Zabdiel was in charge of the first division,(J) for the first month; 24,000 were in his division. He was a descendant of Perez and chief of all the army commanders for the first month.

Dodai the Ahohite was in charge of the division for the second month, and Mikloth was the leader; 24,000 were in his division.

The third army commander, as chief for the third month, was Benaiah son of the priest Jehoiada; 24,000 were in his division. This Benaiah was a mighty man among the Thirty and over the Thirty, and his son Ammizabad was in charge[f] of his division.

The fourth commander, for the fourth month, was Joab’s brother Asahel, and his son Zebadiah was commander after him; 24,000 were in his division.

The fifth, for the fifth month, was the commander Shamhuth the Izrahite; 24,000 were in his division.

The sixth, for the sixth month, was Ira son of Ikkesh the Tekoite; 24,000 were in his division.

10 The seventh, for the seventh month, was Helez the Pelonite from the descendants of Ephraim; 24,000 were in his division.

11 The eighth, for the eighth month, was Sibbecai the Hushathite, a Zerahite; 24,000 were in his division.

12 The ninth, for the ninth month, was Abiezer the Anathothite, a Benjaminite; 24,000 were in his division.

13 The tenth, for the tenth month, was Maharai the Netophathite, a Zerahite; 24,000 were in his division.

14 The eleventh, for the eleventh month, was Benaiah the Pirathonite from the descendants of Ephraim; 24,000 were in his division.

15 The twelfth, for the twelfth month, was Heldai the Netophathite, of Othniel’s family;[g] 24,000 were in his division.

16 The following were in charge of the tribes of Israel:

For the Reubenites, Eliezer son of Zichri was the chief official;

for the Simeonites, Shephatiah son of Maacah;

17 for the Levites, Hashabiah son of Kemuel; for Aaron, Zadok;

18 for Judah, Elihu, one of David’s brothers; for Issachar, Omri son of Michael;

19 for Zebulun, Ishmaiah son of Obadiah;

for Naphtali, Jerimoth son of Azriel;

20 for the Ephraimites, Hoshea son of Azaziah;

for half the tribe of Manasseh, Joel son of Pedaiah;

21 for half the tribe of Manasseh in Gilead, Iddo son of Zechariah;

for Benjamin, Jaasiel son of Abner;

22 for Dan, Azarel son of Jeroham.

Those were the leaders of the tribes of Israel.(K)

23 David didn’t count the men aged twenty or under, for the Lord had said he would make Israel as numerous as the stars of the sky.(L) 24 Joab son of Zeruiah began to count them, but he didn’t complete it. There was wrath against Israel because of this census,(M) and the number was not entered in the Historical Record[h] of King David.

25 Azmaveth son of Adiel was in charge of the king’s storehouses.

Jonathan son of Uzziah was in charge of the storehouses in the country, in the cities, in the villages, and in the fortresses.

26 Ezri son of Chelub was in charge of those who worked in the fields tilling the soil.

27 Shimei the Ramathite was in charge of the vineyards.

Zabdi the Shiphmite was in charge of the produce of the vineyards for the wine cellars.

28 Baal-hanan the Gederite was in charge of the olive and sycamore trees(N) in the Judean foothills.[i]

Joash was in charge of the stores of olive oil.

29 Shitrai the Sharonite was in charge of the herds that grazed in Sharon,(O) while Shaphat son of Adlai was in charge of the herds in the valleys.

30 Obil the Ishmaelite was in charge of the camels.

Jehdeiah the Meronothite was in charge of the donkeys.

31 Jaziz the Hagrite(P) was in charge of the flocks.

All these were officials in charge of King David’s property.

32 David’s uncle Jonathan was a counselor; he was a man of understanding and a scribe. Jehiel son of Hachmoni attended[j] the king’s sons. 33 Ahithophel(Q) was the king’s counselor. Hushai(R) the Archite was the king’s friend. 34 After Ahithophel came Jehoiada son of Benaiah,(S) then Abiathar.(T) Joab was the commander of the king’s army.(U)

Footnotes:

  1. 26:14 Variant of Meshelemiah
  2. 26:17 LXX; MT omits each day
  3. 26:25 Or Shelomoth, also in vv. 26,28
  4. 26:29 the temple added for clarity
  5. 27:1 Lit that came in and went out month by month for all months of
  6. 27:6 LXX; MT omits in charge
  7. 27:15 Lit belonging to Othniel
  8. 27:24 LXX; MT reads the number of the Historical Record
  9. 27:28 Or the Shephelah
  10. 27:32 Lit was with
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Romans 4:13-5:5

The Promise Granted through Faith

13 For the promise to Abraham(A) or to his descendants that he would inherit the world(B) was not through the law, but through the righteousness that comes by faith. 14 If those who are of the law are heirs,(C) faith is made empty and the promise nullified, 15 because the law produces wrath.(D) And where there is no law,(E) there is no transgression.

16 This is why the promise is by faith, so that it may be according to grace,(F) to guarantee it to all the descendants(G)—not only to those who are of the law[a] but also to those who are of Abraham’s faith. He is the father of us all. 17 As it is written: I have made you the father of many nations.[b](H) He is our father in God’s sight, in whom Abraham believed—the God who gives life to the dead(I) and calls(J) things into existence that do not exist.(K) 18 He believed, hoping against hope, so that he became the father of many nations[c](L) according to what had been spoken: So will your descendants be.(M)(N) 19 He did not weaken in faith when he considered[d] his own body to be already dead(O) (since he was about a hundred years old)(P) and also the deadness of Sarah’s womb.(Q) 20 He did not waver in unbelief at God’s promise but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God,(R) 21 because he was fully convinced(S) that what God had promised, he was also able to do.(T) 22 Therefore, it was credited to him for righteousness.[e](U) 23 Now it was credited to him[f] was not written for Abraham alone,(V) 24 but also for us. It will be credited to us who believe in him(W) who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead.(X) 25 He was delivered up for[g] our trespasses(Y) and raised for our justification.(Z)

Faith Triumphs

Therefore, since we have been declared righteous by faith,(AA) we have peace[h] with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.(AB) We have also obtained access through him(AC) by faith[i] into this grace in which we stand,(AD) and we rejoice[j] in the hope of the glory of God. And not only that,(AE) but we also rejoice in our afflictions,(AF) because we know that affliction produces endurance,(AG) endurance produces proven character,(AH) and proven character produces hope. This hope will not disappoint us,(AI) because God’s love has been poured out in our hearts(AJ) through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

Footnotes:

  1. 4:16 Or not to those who are of the law only
  2. 4:17 Gn 17:5
  3. 4:18 Gn 17:5
  4. 4:19 Other mss read He did not consider
  5. 4:22 Gn 15:6
  6. 4:23 Gn 15:6
  7. 4:25 Or because of
  8. 5:1 Other mss read faith, let us have peace, which can also be translated faith, let us grasp the fact that we have peace
  9. 5:2 Other mss omit by faith
  10. 5:2 Lit boast, also in vv. 3,11
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Psalm 14

Psalm 14

A Portrait of Sinners

For the choir director. Of David.

The fool says in his heart, “There’s no God.”(A)
They are corrupt; they do vile deeds.
There is no one who does good.
The Lord looks down from heaven on the human race[a](B)
to see if there is one who is wise,
one who seeks God.
All have turned away;
all alike have become corrupt.
There is no one who does good,
not even one.(C)

Will evildoers never understand?
They consume my people as they consume bread;(D)
they do not call on the Lord.(E)

Then[b] they will be filled with dread,
for God is with those who are[c] righteous.(F)
You sinners frustrate the plans of the oppressed,(G)
but the Lord is his refuge.(H)

Oh, that Israel’s deliverance would come from Zion!
When the Lord restores the fortunes of his people,[d]
let Jacob rejoice, let Israel be glad.(I)

Footnotes:

  1. 14:2 Or the descendants of Adam
  2. 14:5 Or There
  3. 14:5 Lit with the generation of the
  4. 14:7 Or restores his captive people
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Proverbs 19:17

17 Kindness to the poor is a loan to the Lord,(A)
and he will give a reward to the lender.[a](B)

Footnotes:

  1. 19:17 Lit to him
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The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Tuesday July 17, 2018 (NIV)

1 Chronicles 24:1-26:11

The Divisions of the Priests

24 The divisions of the descendants of Aaron were as follows: Aaron’s sons were Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.(A) But Nadab and Abihu died before their father, and they had no sons, so Eleazar and Ithamar served as priests.(B) Together with Zadok(C) from the descendants of Eleazar and Ahimelech from the descendants of Ithamar, David divided them according to the assigned duties of their service. Since more leaders were found among Eleazar’s descendants than Ithamar’s, they were divided accordingly: sixteen heads of ancestral families[a] were from Eleazar’s descendants, and eight heads of ancestral families were from Ithamar’s. They(D) were assigned by lot, for there were officers of the sanctuary and officers of God among both Eleazar’s and Ithamar’s descendants.

The secretary, Shemaiah son of Nethanel, a Levite, recorded them in the presence of the king and the officers, the priest Zadok, Ahimelech(E) son of Abiathar, and the heads of families of the priests and the Levites. One ancestral family[b] was taken for Eleazar, and then one for Ithamar.

The first lot fell to Jehoiarib, the second to Jedaiah,

the third to Harim, the fourth to Seorim,

the fifth to Malchijah, the sixth to Mijamin,

10 the seventh to Hakkoz, the eighth to Abijah,(F)

11 the ninth to Jeshua, the tenth to Shecaniah,

12 the eleventh to Eliashib, the twelfth to Jakim,

13 the thirteenth to Huppah, the fourteenth to Jeshebeab,

14 the fifteenth to Bilgah, the sixteenth to Immer,

15 the seventeenth to Hezir, the eighteenth to Happizzez,

16 the nineteenth to Pethahiah, the twentieth to Jehezkel,

17 the twenty-first to Jachin, the twenty-second to Gamul,

18 the twenty-third to Delaiah, and the twenty-fourth to Maaziah.

19 These had their assigned duties for service when they entered the Lord’s temple, according to their regulations, which they received from their ancestor Aaron, as the Lord God of Israel had commanded him.

The Rest of the Levites

20 As for the rest of Levi’s sons:

from Amram’s sons: Shubael;

from Shubael’s sons: Jehdeiah.

21 From Rehabiah:

from Rehabiah’s sons: Isshiah was the first.

22 From the Izharites: Shelomoth;

from Shelomoth’s sons: Jahath.

23 Hebron’s[c](G) sons:

Jeriah the first, Amariah the second,

Jahaziel the third, and Jekameam the fourth.

24 From Uzziel’s sons: Micah;

from Micah’s sons: Shamir.

25 Micah’s brother: Isshiah;

from Isshiah’s sons: Zechariah.

26 Merari’s sons: Mahli and Mushi,

and from his sons, Jaaziah his son.[d]

27 Merari’s sons, by his son Jaaziah:[e]

Shoham, Zaccur, and Ibri.

28 From Mahli: Eleazar, who had no sons.

29 From Kish, from Kish’s sons: Jerahmeel.

30 Mushi’s sons: Mahli, Eder, and Jerimoth.

Those were the descendants of the Levites according to their ancestral families.[f] 31 They also cast lots the same way as their relatives the descendants of Aaron did in the presence of King David, Zadok, Ahimelech, and the heads of the families of the priests and Levites—the family heads and their younger brothers alike.(H)

The Levitical Musicians

25 David and the officers of the army also set apart some of the sons of Asaph, Heman,(I) and Jeduthun, who were to prophesy(J) accompanied by lyres, harps, and cymbals.(K) This is the list of the men who performed their service:

From Asaph’s sons:

Zaccur, Joseph, Nethaniah, and Asarelah, sons of Asaph, under Asaph’s authority, who prophesied under the authority of the king.

From Jeduthun:(L) Jeduthun’s sons:

Gedaliah, Zeri, Jeshaiah, Shimei,[g] Hashabiah, and Mattithiah—six—under the authority of their father Jeduthun, prophesying to the accompaniment of lyres, giving thanks and praise to the Lord.

From Heman: Heman’s sons:

Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shebuel, Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti, Romamti-ezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, and Mahazioth. All these sons of Heman, the king’s seer,(M) were given by the promises of God to exalt him,[h] for God had given Heman fourteen sons and three daughters.

All these men were under their own fathers’ authority for the music in the Lord’s temple, with cymbals, harps, and lyres for the service of God’s temple. Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman were under the king’s authority. They numbered 288 together with their relatives who were all trained and skillful in music for the Lord. They cast lots for their duties, young and old alike, teacher as well as pupil.(N)

The first lot for Asaph fell to Joseph, his sons, and his relatives—12[i]
to Gedaliah the second: him, his relatives, and his sons—12
10 the third to Zaccur, his sons, and his relatives—12
11 the fourth to Izri,[j] his sons, and his relatives—12
12 the fifth to Nethaniah, his sons, and his relatives—12
13 the sixth to Bukkiah, his sons, and his relatives—12
14 the seventh to Jesarelah, his sons, and his relatives—12
15 the eighth to Jeshaiah, his sons, and his relatives—12
16 the ninth to Mattaniah, his sons, and his relatives—12
17 the tenth to Shimei, his sons, and his relatives—12
18 the eleventh to Azarel,[k] his sons, and his relatives—12
19 the twelfth to Hashabiah, his sons, and his relatives—12
20 the thirteenth to Shubael, his sons, and his relatives—12
21 the fourteenth to Mattithiah, his sons, and his relatives—12
22 the fifteenth to Jeremoth, his sons, and his relatives—12
23 the sixteenth to Hananiah, his sons, and his relatives—12
24 the seventeenth to Joshbekashah, his sons, and his relatives—12
25 the eighteenth to Hanani, his sons, and his relatives—12
26 the nineteenth to Mallothi, his sons, and his relatives—12
27 the twentieth to Eliathah, his sons, and his relatives—12
28 the twenty-first to Hothir, his sons, and his relatives—12
29 the twenty-second to Giddalti, his sons, and his relatives—12
30 the twenty-third to Mahazioth, his sons, and his relatives—12
31 and the twenty-fourth to Romamti-ezer, his sons, and his relatives—12.

The Levitical Gatekeepers

26 The following were the divisions of the gatekeepers:

From the Korahites: Meshelemiah son of Kore, one of the sons of Asaph.

Meshelemiah had sons:

Zechariah the firstborn, Jediael the second,

Zebadiah the third, Jathniel the fourth,

Elam the fifth, Jehohanan the sixth,

and Eliehoenai the seventh.

Obed-edom also had sons:

Shemaiah the firstborn, Jehozabad the second,

Joah the third, Sachar the fourth,

Nethanel the fifth, Ammiel the sixth,

Issachar the seventh, and Peullethai the eighth,

for God blessed him.

Also, to his son Shemaiah were born sons who ruled their ancestral families[l] because they were strong, capable men.

Shemaiah’s sons: Othni, Rephael, Obed, and Elzabad; his relatives Elihu and Semachiah were also capable men. All of these were among the sons of Obed-edom with their sons and relatives; they were capable men with strength for the work—sixty-two from Obed-edom.

Meshelemiah also had sons and relatives who were capable men—eighteen.

10 Hosah,(O) from the Merarites, also had sons: Shimri the first (although he was not the firstborn, his father had appointed him as the first), 11 Hilkiah the second, Tebaliah the third, and Zechariah the fourth. The sons and relatives of Hosah were thirteen in all.

Footnotes:

  1. 24:4 Lit house of fathers
  2. 24:6 Lit father’s house
  3. 24:23 Some Hb mss, some LXX mss; other Hb mss omit Hebron’s; 1Ch 23:19
  4. 24:26 Or Mushi; Jaaziah’s sons: Beno.
  5. 24:27 Or sons, Jaaziah: Beno,
  6. 24:30 Lit the house of their fathers
  7. 25:3 One Hb ms, LXX; other Hb mss omit Shimei
  8. 25:5 Lit by the words of God to lift a horn
  9. 25:9 LXX; MT lacks his sons, and his relatives—12
  10. 25:11 Variant of Zeri
  11. 25:18 Variant of Uzziel
  12. 26:6 Lit the house of their fathers, also in v. 13
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Romans 4:1-12

Abraham Justified by Faith

What then will we say that Abraham, our forefather(A) according to the flesh, has found?[a] If Abraham was justified[b] by works,(B) he has something to boast about—but not before God. For what does the Scripture say? Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him for righteousness.[c](C) Now to the one who works,(D) pay is not credited as a gift, but as something owed. But to the one who does not work, but believes on him who declares the ungodly to be righteous,(E) his faith is credited for righteousness.

David Celebrating the Same Truth

Just as David also speaks of the blessing of the person to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:

Blessed are those whose lawless acts are forgiven
and whose sins are covered.
Blessed is the person
the Lord will never charge with sin.[d](F)

Abraham Justified before Circumcision

Is this blessing only for the circumcised,(G) then? Or is it also for the uncircumcised? For we say, Faith was credited to Abraham for righteousness.[e](H) 10 In what way then was it credited—while he was circumcised, or uncircumcised? It was not while he was circumcised, but uncircumcised. 11 And he received the sign of circumcision(I) as a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith[f](J) while still uncircumcised. This was to make him the father(K) of all who believe(L) but are not circumcised, so that righteousness may be credited to them also. 12 And he became the father of the circumcised, who are not only circumcised but who also follow in the footsteps of the faith our father Abraham had while he was still uncircumcised.

Footnotes:

  1. 4:1 Or What then shall we say? Have we found Abraham to be our forefather according to the flesh?or What, then, shall we say that Abraham our forefather found according to the flesh?
  2. 4:2 Or was declared righteous, or was acquitted
  3. 4:3 Gn 15:6
  4. 4:7-8 Ps 32:1-2
  5. 4:9 Gn 15:6
  6. 4:11 Lit righteousness of faith, also in v. 13
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Psalm 13

Psalm 13

A Plea for Deliverance

For the choir director. A psalm of David.

How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?(A)
How long will I store up anxious concerns[a] within me,
agony in my mind every day?
How long will my enemy dominate me?(B)

Consider me and answer, Lord my God.
Restore brightness to my eyes;(C)
otherwise, I will sleep in death.
My enemy will say, “I have triumphed over him,”
and my foes will rejoice because I am shaken.(D)

But I have trusted in your faithful love;(E)
my heart will rejoice in your deliverance.(F)
I will sing to the Lord
because he has treated me generously.(G)

Footnotes:

  1. 13:2 Or up counsels
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Proverbs 19:15-16

15 Laziness induces deep sleep,
and a lazy person will go hungry.(A)

16 The one who keeps commands preserves himself;(B)
one who disregards[a] his ways will die.(C)

Footnotes:

  1. 19:16 Or despises, or treats lightly
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07/16/2018 DAB Transcript

1 Chronicles 22:1-23:32, Romans 3:9-31 , Psalms 12:1-8, Proverbs 19:13-14

Today is the 16th day of July. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian. It’s great to be here with you today. And I know I say that most every day, but we all need somebody who thinks it’s great to see us, right? And it’s great to see you. It’s good to be together around the global campfire as we take the next step forward, which will take us back into the book of 1 Chronicles and back into the life of King David. We’re reading from the Christian Standard Bible this week. 1 Chronicles 22 and 23.

Commentary:

Okay. So now that we are in Paul’s letters, and as I’ve said, we’ll kind of be camping out in Paul’s letters for a little while. And in spending time in those letters, we’ll understand exactly what it was that Paul was teaching. And what we’ll find is that it is the core of the Christian faith. So for example, in our reading from today, Paul took us right to the bedrock of the faith that in the essence of it all. And that was simply this - no one is perfect. And we all know that. But then the problem comes in that we are trying to be in a relationship with a perfect, righteous, holy God. So how do we get beyond our inability to become perfect as we pursue this relationship with perfection? So as we’ve been working our way through the Old Testament, we see that the law of Moses was given and the Hebrew people believed that if they could obey the law fully, that if they could do it with all of their heart, wholly and unimpeded, then they could become righteous before God. The problem was that no one could do it. So Paul’s point that he was making was that the law was to reveal sin and to reveal that no one could become perfect and righteous on their own. So in Paul’s own words from our reading today, “Now we know that whatever the law says, it speaks to those who are subject to the law so that every mouth may be shut and the whole world may become subject to God’s judgement. For no one will be justified in his sight by the works of the law because the knowledge of sin comes through the law.” So for Paul as a religious Jew who was a Pharisee, devoutly trying to obey to the letter of the law everything in the law as best as he could, he realized even when you apply yourself completely, you’re still gonna fail. So on the one hand, that’s kind of a hopeless situation. Everything you are trying to apply yourself to do to become righteous before God is, in the end, not going to succeed. So what can a person do? How is the unachievable achieved? As Paul began to look at Jesus, he began to see how this could work. And I’m quoting him from our reading. “But now apart from the law, the righteousness of God has been revealed, attested by the law and the prophets. The righteousness of God is through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe, since there is no distinction. For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. They are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.” That is an essential bedrock core truth of the Christian faith. And thank goodness. Because we’re not in a hopeless situation. We can never make ourselves righteous before God. It was a hopeless situation. We would never be able to get there, would never be able to come into God’s presence and say, I deserve to be in your presence because I have made myself righteous like you are, right? That’s not going to happen. So hopeless situation. But as we look at what Paul is saying hope comes springing forth. Yes, all have sinned. All have fallen short of the glory of God. But God, in his grace, freely makes us right in his sight and he did this through Jesus when he freed us from the penalty of our sins. Which means that we are made righteous, that we are perfected before God because of his grace. So we can’t go into God’s presence and say, I deserve to be here because I am righteous and I have made myself righteous, but we can go into God’s presence boldly as our Father and say, I deserve to be here because you’ve accepted me through Jesus. I haven’t earned this. I in myself don’t deserve this. But you came for me. This is the good news of the gospel. And may we rejoice in it today.

Prayer:

Father, we do. We certainly do today and every day. Because there will never be a day that we have achieved righteousness on our own and deserve to be in Your presence. And yet You welcome us into Your presence every day because of Jesus. And so we’re thankful. Jesus, we thank You. We were hopelessly lost and You rescued us and we didn’t deserve it. And we still fall short and You still are merciful. So we are grateful today. We invite Your Holy Spirit to lead us to be grateful and to concentrate and contemplate and meditate upon the grand good news that You have offered to the world. We ask, Father, that You would help us share the good news. All are welcome. Come Holy Spirit we pray. In Jesus name. Amen.

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Community Prayer and Praise:

Hello my beautiful DAB family. This is Tulu calling from Canada. I haven’t called since 2014. So, this is a big step for me. I’ve been a listener since 2007. Just want to thank you all. I love you guys so much. I listen to your calls and all your prayers, prayer requests, praise re-ports, and advice - really bless me. I just had to call today when I heard Jeff from Syracuse call. I’m so sorry about your loss Jeff. This is why we are here and I just pray that the Lord will hold you that this time and comfort you. And for everyone else who’s mourning a loss at this time, I pray the same prayer for you, that that hole, that void that has been left by your loved one, the Lord is the only one who can fill it and I pray that you just feel His comfort and His love and feel His warm embrace and hear him speak His words of comfort, His words that are the word for this season of your life. And I pray that you would just know His comfort and blessing. Family, I know that these are perilous times and this DAB community isn’t a coincidence and it’s not a mistake. And God has brought us all together for such a time as this we are so much is happening in the world and sometimes it’s like some things are being called home. And those of us who are here have a mission to carry the name of Jesus and to be His hands and feet and spread His love. And I pray that the Lord will just give us the grace and the courage and the strength to do that. I love you guys. I will call another day. I hope, soon. Giving you big hugs and kisses. Love to everyone. Thanks Brian, Jill, thanks Sarah Jane. Thanks all the team. Love you all. God bless

Hi family this is Kim from Eastern Kentucky and it’s Thursday, July 12th and I was just calling in because Standing Firm had called in and saying he hadn’t been standing firm. And a Scripture came to me when you started talking, and it’s Proverbs 24:16, for a righteous man falls seven times and rises again. And, the only way we stand firm is in the strength of our Savior. And James tells us that when we confess our sins, our faults, where we missed the mark, we confess them one to another and then the Lord hears our prayers and we get healed. And, so, Standing Firm, I appreciate you calling in and I know you’re still a righteous man and you are going to rise again, that’s what you’ve done. And you ask about people with depression and loneliness, praying for them. And my son is 20 years old and he struggles with that and his name is Josiah and I ask that you would remember him. And Jeff called in saying he had lost his wife, 55 years old. I’m 56, Jeff. I lost my husband 20 years ago to a brain tumor and it was rough in the beginning, very rough. But God is faithful and I know He will be faithful to you as well. So, prayers for everyone, I love you all, I love the podcast Brian and Jill. God bless you. Listening always. Bye.

Hi this is Victoria Soldier calling to pray for Stanley. He’s the young man from Greenville South Carolina. He was suffering depression and loneliness and I really want to pray for you because God loves you and He __. He doesn’t want you to be alone. And I just want to pray for you that whatever the challenges that God will provide. God is able to do exceedingly my brother. You continue to be strong in Him and let Him give you the joy of your heart in the name of Jesus. I want to also pray for the brother, he says that his brother’s wife is having some mental problems so they need to get the daughters. I want to pray for them. And I also want to pray for the baby who has water on the head. And I want to pray for him to live and not die. And I also want to pray for Jeff and that he said his wife died at 55. That’s a horrible thing and that you wanted to be with your wife. And God has an answer for you. We don’t know what it is. But we know that it’s always good. Lord, in the name of Jesus, You touch these people Lord. You know everything about them. You know the hairs on the head. Oh Lord You are a God that can do anything but fail. Lord You help them to understand. You bless them, fill eel that spot in their heart, in their mind, in their lives. You heal that body Lord. You heal that baby Lord. You direct Lord. You keep them Lord and You work there miracles Father in the name of Jesus. You Have Your Way, Lord. You are a present help in the time of trouble. You never leave them nor forsake them. Lord continue to bless, continue to bless Your people. They’re going through loneliness, their going through depression. Lord, bless them to find each other __that would love them, that they would love, that they can __…

Hi DAB family. This is nobody gets left behind in Colorado. I don’t call…I probably have only called maybe four times in the eight years that I’ve listened but I did want to make that a goal, something I start doing more and I just felt God pressing on my heart today to call in and just tell you all about a little story about something that happened yesterday. So, I have a brother Jeremy and he’s been in prison for 16 years. And he’s gotten more like a father to me and a brother and a best friend. And he’s just, these last, probably three years, he’s been getting stronger in his faith. And I love to just bounce Bible scriptures and we could talk for hours about the DAB and what we’re listening to and what God is doing in our lives and stuff like that. Anyway, I hadn’t heard from him in a couple weeks and I was really worried about him. The systems are down for the messaging in the prison that he is at and everything. So, I was really just praying every single day. I got a call from him yesterday. My brother had a breakthrough. My sister who has dropped contact with him for a long time, she sent him a quick little note and said I love you brother. And my brother, it just did something amazing to him. And he asked me to find this song and it’s called “your love defends me” __ . And, so, I played it on my husband’s phone so he could hear it on my phone and he let the song play through it I just had, I was just envisioning him on the other end crying and just worshiping God and if you knew my brother you would understand how powerful this is. He’s a shot caller, he’s a gangster like…

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Monday July 16, 2018 (NIV)

1 Chronicles 22-23

22 Then David said, “This is the house of the Lord God, and this is the altar of burnt offering for Israel.”(A)

David’s Preparations for the Temple

So David gave orders to gather the resident aliens that were in the land of Israel,(B) and he appointed stonecutters to cut finished stones for building God’s house.(C) David supplied a great deal of iron to make the nails for the doors of the gates and for the fittings, together with an immeasurable quantity of bronze,(D) and innumerable cedar logs because the Sidonians and Tyrians had brought a large quantity of cedar logs to David.(E) David said, “My son Solomon is young and inexperienced, and the house that is to be built for the Lord must be exceedingly great and famous and glorious in all the lands.(F) Therefore, I will make provision for it.” So David made lavish preparations for it before his death.

Then he summoned his son Solomon and charged him to build a house for the Lord God of Israel. “My son,” David said to Solomon, “It was in my heart to build a house for the name of the Lord my God,(G) but the word of the Lord came to me: ‘You have shed much blood and waged great wars. You are not to build a house for my name because you have shed so much blood on the ground before me.(H) But a son will be born to you; he will be a man of rest. I will give him rest from all his surrounding enemies,(I) for his name will be Solomon,[a](J) and I will give peace and quiet to Israel during his reign.(K) 10 He is the one who will build a house for my name. He will be my son, and I will be his father. I will establish the throne of his kingdom over Israel forever.’(L)

11 “Now, my son, may the Lord be with you,(M) and may you succeed in building the house of the Lord your God, as he said about you. 12 Above all, may the Lord give you insight and understanding when he puts you in charge of Israel so that you may keep the law of the Lord your God.(N) 13 Then you will succeed if you carefully follow the statutes and ordinances the Lord commanded Moses for Israel.(O) Be strong and courageous. Don’t be afraid or discouraged.(P)

14 “Notice I have taken great pains to provide for the house of the Lord—3,775 tons of gold, 37,750 tons of silver,[b](Q) and bronze and iron that can’t be weighed because there is so much of it. I have also provided timber and stone, but you will need to add more to them. 15 You also have many workers: stonecutters, masons, carpenters, and people skilled in every kind of work 16 in gold, silver, bronze, and iron—beyond number. Now begin the work, and may the Lord be with you.”(R)

17 Then David ordered all the leaders of Israel to help his son Solomon: 18 “The Lord your God is with you, isn’t he? And hasn’t he given you rest on every side?(S) For he has handed the land’s inhabitants over to me, and the land has been subdued before the Lord and his people. 19 Now determine in your mind and heart to seek the Lord your God.(T) Get started building the Lord God’s sanctuary so that you may bring the ark of the Lord’s covenant and the holy articles of God to the temple that is to be built(U) for the name of the Lord.”(V)

The Divisions of the Levites

23 When David was old and full of days,(W) he installed his son Solomon as king over Israel.(X) Then he gathered all the leaders of Israel, the priests, and the Levites. The Levites thirty years old or more were counted;(Y) the total number of men was thirty-eight thousand by headcount.(Z) “Of these,” David said, “twenty-four thousand are to be in charge of the work on the Lord’s temple,(AA) six thousand are to be officers and judges,(AB) four thousand are to be gatekeepers, and four thousand are to praise the Lord with the instruments that I have made for worship.”(AC)

Then David divided them into divisions according to Levi’s sons:(AD) Gershom,[c] Kohath, and Merari.

The Gershonites: Ladan and Shimei.

Ladan’s sons: Jehiel was the first, then Zetham, and Joel—three.

Shimei’s sons: Shelomoth, Haziel, and Haran—three. Those were the heads of the families of Ladan.

10 Shimei’s sons: Jahath, Zizah,[d] Jeush, and Beriah. Those were Shimei’s sons—four. 11 Jahath was the first and Zizah was the second; however, Jeush and Beriah did not have many sons, so they became one family[e] and received a single assignment.

12 Kohath’s sons: Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel—four.

13 Amram’s sons:(AE) Aaron and Moses.

Aaron, along with his descendants,(AF) was set apart forever to consecrate the most holy things, to burn incense in the presence of the Lord,(AG) to minister to him, and to pronounce blessings in his name forever. 14 As for Moses the man of God,(AH) his sons were named among the tribe of Levi.

15 Moses’s sons: Gershom and Eliezer.

16 Gershom’s sons: Shebuel was first.

17 Eliezer’s sons were Rehabiah, first; Eliezer did not have any other sons, but Rehabiah’s sons were very numerous.

18 Izhar’s sons: Shelomith was first.

19 Hebron’s sons: Jeriah was first, Amariah second, Jahaziel third, and Jekameam fourth.

20 Uzziel’s sons: Micah was first, and Isshiah second.

21 Merari’s sons: Mahli and Mushi.

Mahli’s sons: Eleazar and Kish.

22 Eleazar died having no sons, only daughters. Their cousins, the sons of Kish, married them.

23 Mushi’s sons: Mahli, Eder, and Jeremoth—three.

24 These were the descendants of Levi by their ancestral families[f]—the family heads, according to their registration by name in the headcount—twenty years old or more, who worked in the service of the Lord’s temple.(AI) 25 For David said, “The Lord God of Israel has given rest to his people,(AJ) and he has come to stay in Jerusalem forever. 26 Also, the Levites no longer need to carry the tabernacle or any of the equipment for its service”(AK) 27 for according to the last words of David, the Levites twenty years old or more were to be counted— 28 “but their duty will be to assist the descendants of Aaron with the service of the Lord’s temple, being responsible for the courts and the chambers, the purification of all the holy things, and the work of the service of God’s temple— 29 as well as the rows of the Bread of the Presence,(AL) the fine flour for the grain offering,(AM) the wafers of unleavened bread, the baking,[g](AN) the mixing,(AO) and all measurements of volume and length.(AP) 30 They are also to stand every morning to give thanks and praise to the Lord, and likewise in the evening. 31 Whenever burnt offerings are offered to the Lord on the Sabbaths, New Moons,(AQ) and appointed festivals, they are to offer them regularly in the Lord’s presence according to the number prescribed for them.(AR) 32 They are to carry out their responsibilities for the tent of meeting, for the holy place,(AS) and for their relatives, the descendants of Aaron,(AT) in the service of the Lord’s temple.”

Footnotes:

  1. 22:9 In Hb, the name Solomon sounds like “peace.”
  2. 22:14 Lit 100,000 talents of gold and 1,000,000 talents of silver
  3. 23:6 Lit Gershon
  4. 23:10 LXX, Vg; MT reads Zina
  5. 23:11 Lit a father’s house
  6. 23:24 Lit the house of their fathers
  7. 23:29 Lit the griddle
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Romans 3:9-31

The Whole World Guilty before God

What then? Are we any better off?[a] Not at all! For we have already charged that both Jews(A) and Gentiles[b](B) are all under sin,[c](C) 10 as it is written:

There is no one righteous, not even one.
11 There is no one who understands;
there is no one who seeks God.
12 All have turned away;
all alike have become worthless.
There is no one who does what is good,
not even one.[d](D)
13 Their throat is an open grave;
they deceive with their tongues.[e](E)
Vipers’ venom is under their lips.[f](F)
14 Their mouth is full of cursing and bitterness.[g](G)
15 Their feet are swift to shed blood;
16 ruin and wretchedness are in their paths,
17 and the path of peace they have not known.[h](H)
18 There is no fear of God before their eyes.[i](I)

19 Now we know that whatever the law says,(J) it speaks to those who are subject to the law,[j](K) so that every mouth may be shut and the whole world may become subject to God’s judgment.[k](L) 20 For no one will be justified[l] in his sight by the works of the law,(M) because the knowledge of sin comes through the law.(N)

The Righteousness of God through Faith

21 But now, apart from the law, the righteousness of God has been revealed,(O) attested by the Law and the Prophets.[m](P) 22 The righteousness of God is through faith(Q) in Jesus Christ[n](R) to all who believe,(S) since there is no distinction.(T) 23 For all have sinned(U) and fall short of the[o] glory of God. 24 They are justified freely by his grace(V) through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.(W) 25 God presented him as an atoning sacrifice[p](X) in his blood,(Y) received through faith, to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his restraint God(Z) passed over the sins previously committed.(AA) 26 God presented him to demonstrate his righteousness at the present time, so that he would be righteous and declare righteous[q] the one who has faith in Jesus.

Boasting Excluded

27 Where, then, is boasting?(AB) It is excluded. By what kind of law?[r](AC) By one of works? No, on the contrary, by a law[s] of faith. 28 For we conclude that a person is justified by faith apart from the works of the law.(AD) 29 Or is God the God of Jews only?(AE) Is he not the God of Gentiles too? Yes, of Gentiles too, 30 since there is one God(AF) who will justify the circumcised by faith(AG) and the uncircumcised through faith. 31 Do we then nullify the law through faith? Absolutely not!(AH) On the contrary, we uphold the law.(AI)

Footnotes:

  1. 3:9 Are we Jews any better than the Gentiles?
  2. 3:9 Lit Greeks
  3. 3:9 Under sin’s power or dominion
  4. 3:10-12 Ps 14:1-3; 53:1-3; Ec 7:20
  5. 3:13 Ps 5:9
  6. 3:13 Ps 140:3
  7. 3:14 Ps 10:7
  8. 3:15-17 Is 59:7-8
  9. 3:18 Ps 36:1
  10. 3:19 Lit those in the law
  11. 3:19 Or become guilty before God, or may be accountable to God
  12. 3:20 Or will be declared righteous, or will be acquitted
  13. 3:21 When capitalized, the Law and the Prophets = OT
  14. 3:22 Or through the faithfulness of Jesus Christ
  15. 3:23 Or and lack the
  16. 3:25 Or a propitiation, or a place of atonement
  17. 3:26 Or and justify, or and acquit
  18. 3:27 Or what principle?
  19. 3:27 Or a principle
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Psalm 12

Psalm 12

Oppression by the Wicked

For the choir director: according to Sheminith.(A) A psalm of David.

Help, Lord, for no faithful one remains;
the loyal have disappeared from the human race.[a](B)
They lie to one another;
they speak with flattering lips and deceptive hearts.(C)
May the Lord cut off all flattering lips
and the tongue that speaks boastfully.(D)
They say, “Through our tongues we have power;
our lips are our own—who can be our master?”(E)

“Because of the devastation of the needy
and the groaning of the poor,
I will now rise up,” says the Lord.
“I will provide safety for the one who longs for it.”(F)

The words of the Lord are pure words,
like silver refined in an earthen furnace,
purified seven times.(G)

You, Lord, will guard us;[b]
you will protect us[c] from this generation forever.(H)
The wicked prowl[d] all around,
and what is worthless is exalted by the human race.(I)

Footnotes:

  1. 12:1 Or the descendants of Adam, also in v. 8
  2. 12:7 Some Hb mss, LXX, Jer; other Hb mss read them
  3. 12:7 Some Hb mss, LXX; other Hb mss read him
  4. 12:8 Lit walk about
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Proverbs 19:13-14

13 A foolish son is his father’s ruin,(A)
and a wife’s nagging is an endless dripping.(B)

14 A house and wealth are inherited from fathers,(C)
but a prudent wife is from the Lord.

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07/15/2018 DAB Transcript

1 Chronicles 19:1-21:30, Romans 2:24-3:8 , Psalms 11:1-7, Proverbs 19:10-12

Today is the 15th day of July. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian. And here we are. This seems to happen every seven days. I don’t know what’s going on but here we are at the threshold of a shiny, sparkly, new week. And what else can we do but step through the threshold together with great anticipation about what God will speak to us this week. Now as we move into a new week we’ll read from a new translation, the Christian Standard Bible, which is an update to the Holman Christian Standard Bible that we’ve read from for years. So, let’s dive in, pick up where we left off yesterday. 1 Chronicles chapter 19:20 and 21 today.

Prayer:

Father, we thank You for Your word and we are excited and anticipating all that You will speak to us in this new week as we continue to take the steps forward that lead us through the Scriptures. We need Your Holy Spirit to lead us into all truth as we continue forward every day. we need Your Holy Spirit’s comfort and guidance to navigate life. And, so, Father we worship You, and we invite Your Holy Spirit to come into this week and lead us forward. We ask in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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Community Prayer and Praise:

Hey DABber’s this is Slave of Jesus from North Carolina. All right, so Holy Spirit let’s roll. So, here I am halfway around the world and I’m asking God, okay, what am I doing here? What am I doing here for you? I know what doing here for my country but today I am walking home after a 13 hour day and I see someone like dragging a whole bunch of packages along in a kids cart and, I’m kinda hey, can I help you with that? And I find out he’s walking to the post office. Now, the post office is like a mile away through a bunch of different stuff. And I’m like, oh, I’ll help you get through that. And I’m like oh I’m cutting through this area that’s where I was actually going. So, I get to the other end and there’s usually cabs out there. It’s an American. And I say, you know what, I feel that I am supposed to pay for you to take a taxi for the rest of the way. And they’re like no, no, no, no, no. But as soon as I come around the corner, there’s no taxis there. And they’re always there. So, I’m like okay God I guess you’ve got another plan. So, I said, well, I’m gonna help you get over the bridge. And, you know, they were kind of saying no, no, no. And this is the way, when the Holy Spirit tells us to do something you just do it. So, he was like, oh, so you’re a Christian. And I said well yeah __ I’m a Christian. Oh what made you change? So we started the conversation and walked in the 95° hot. That’s how it is over there. But they were telling me about their marital problems. And how they’d kind of gotten away from God. And just recently had gotten back in and started doing devotionals and stuff. And I was able to kinda let them talk a little and again __ __ give them a Daily Audio Bible thing. And I told them that would…is how I really got __ with them and even gave them a __. Call this prayer line and get tens of thousands of Christians around the world praying for you. So, __ . __ connected back to God because, you know, a lot of times having family that are very religious can be a downfall. So, love you all. I hope y’all have a great day.

Good morning DABber family. This is Walta, The Burning Bush that will not be Devoured for the Glory of Our God and King. I want to praise God for another year. Celebrated my birthday yesterday or the day before. I forget what day it is. Anyway, I miss you guys. I was just listening to the request today. I am reminded of how important it is to listen to the prayer requests. I confess, this year has been off. It’s been an off year for me. I’ve been listening to the readings and then just before I listen to the requests I’m like at work or I switch over to something else. So, I have been listening to it but how hopeful my heart feels just listening to the voices. I feel like the prayer request line is a huge lifeline. It’s a huge part of this family and I believe I’m probably preaching to the choir if you’re listening to this. But I just also want to encourage you all to please continue to call in. Because you just never know, there’s somebody out there who is looking forward to hearing your voice. You are an inspiration to somebody and you just never know until you stop calling and then we miss you. I love you all. Pastor Gene, love you so much. And Viola, I’m thinking about you too today. I love you all. God bless. Bye.

Hello Daily Audio Bible community family. This is Keisha just calling completely overwhelmed with the love, kindness, and prayer requests that everyone spoke for me. I just wanted to say I love you all and thank you so very much. I’m a couple weeks behind on my Daily Audio Bible podcasts so I’m just now hearing the outpour of response and I am so grateful and I am so humbled. Thank you so much. Thank you so much. God bless you all. Dan, I am praying for you. You said that you and your wife relocated and things did not work out the way you thought they would work out. I can totally, totally, totally relate to that. My husband and I, we went through the same thing last year. But trust God’s plan. Just because it did not work out the way you thought it would that doesn’t mean that that was not God’s will. You know, God has blessed my husband with a phenomenal job. So, just keep trusting him in the place that he called you to. And I’m praying with you and believing that it’s going to work out. And guys, I joined a local gym and a weight loss program. I’m not weighing myself. I’m just focusing on changing my habits. And I’m praying, I’m praying constantly, which is a new thing for me because God has blessed me in ways. And for some reason I thought I did need God to help me in this. I could take care of it. And he’s teaching me and humbling me that I have to seek him at all things.

Hello, good morning Daily Audio Bible. This is Kadian from Missisaugua calling with a praise report and an update. I’d like to thank everyone who prayed for me and my delivery. I had my son on July 5th, that was last week, a week ago. I am asking now for prayers for him. At week 37 in pregnancy my sons heart started skipping beats. Nobody could tell me why his heart was skipping beats. After birth they were hoping it would be gone. After birth it is still here. He’s seeing a pediatric cardiologist who ordered some tests and we have some further testing to do. Praise God, he is healthy. He is healthy apart from his heart skipping beats but you can just imagine that, even though he’s healthy, when his heart skipping beats it just feels like, okay, there’s something missing in the background that we don’t know. We’re asking you to continue to pray for us. He has another follow-up test next week, Friday. And that’s when they’re hoping that this should go away. And if it doesn’t then we are going to have to continue to do further testing. So, please, please pray for us. It’s somewhat of a get difficult time for us. And most definitely, I continue to pray for every single prayer request that comes in. I’m in the background listening. I find Daily Audio Bible to be my comfort during these times when I am home with our little one. So, thank you all so much and have a pleasant day.