2 Chronicles 35:1-36:23, 1 Corinthians 1:1-17 , Psalms 27:1-6, Proverbs 20:20-21
Today is the 4th day of August. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian. It is great to be here with you today as we continue our journey forward. And our journey will bring us to a new book of the Bible, a new letter in the Bible when we get to the New Testament. But first we’re reading from the New English Translation this week. 2 Chronicles 35:1-36:23.
Introduction to the book of 1 Corinthians:
Okay. So we finished the book of Romans yesterday, Paul’s letter to the Romans, which brings us to the Apostle Paul’s first epistle to the church at Corinth. And epistle means letter, of course. So during Paul’s life, Corinth was a cosmopolitan city that was kind of a destination location in the Roman Empire. And it was also a distribution hub for trade and commerce. I mean, Corinth was the fourth largest city in the entire Roman Empire so it was an influential city. And being trendy, it was a melting pot of spiritual ideas and idolatry and sexual experimentation and all that goes with a large secular society. First Corinthians was written as Paul’s response to some of the things he’d been hearing that were happening in the church there. And his main point is unity. And it’s no less poignant now than it was then. Some of the most quoted portions of the New Testament are found in 1 Corinthians. Things like seeing through a glass darkly or when I was a child, I spoke as a child and, of course, 1 Corinthians 13 is better known as the love chapter, which is a beautiful, beautiful work on what love is and what love does. And so we begin. 1 Corinthians 1:1-17.
Father, we thank You for Your word and we pray along with the Psalmist today. You are our light. You are our salvation. Why should we be afraid? You are our fortress, protecting us from danger. Why should we tremble? We invite You, Holy Spirit, into that. Into all of our fears and anxieties. All the things that bring us dread. We invite You into that, Lord. And along with the Psalmist we ask one thing. That we might live in Your house all the days of our lives, delighting in Your perfection. And we place all of our focus here. All of those things that bring us dread diminish into their proper perspective. So come Holy Spirit. Give us eyes to see and ears to hear. We ask in Jesus name. Amen
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Community Prayer and Praise:
Hi DAB family. This is Will in beautiful Bozeman Montana. And it has been a long time since I’ve called in. Brian, thank you so much for your faithfulness for this ministry. And I’ve been listening in and it is August the 1st. And I’ve been listening. I’m a few days behind. And Asia I heard your message and I want to thank you for the fresh reminder. My life is upside down and I feel like I am carrying all the burden on my own and I am not making good financial choices. We are just in a rut financially. My marriage is just at the basement of nothing. Spiritually, I’m struggling and it’s just tough. And, so, I need to get out of all these ruts, out of all these holes. I find myself more irritated with the believers who I think are smug. And that’s not right. I need to be patient. I need to be loving and kind. And, so, DAB, I appeal to you for prayers and I am praying for you as well. Thank you again for this ministry. I love you all. God bless you. Jesus is…He’s Lord. Jesus is Lord. Jesus is Lord and I’m convinced of that. Thank you so much. Bye.
Hi Daily Audio Bible family. This is my first time calling and it’s…it’s just crazy. I’ve been listening to this since I was 16 and I’m 22 now. My name is Asia and I live in Chicago. I am calling because I’m having kind of a rough time right now. I have a really difficult relationship with my dad. And he loves God, he loves the Lord, but he struggles with being verbally abusive to me and my mom. And, so, it’s just been really tough lately. It’s gotten really bad again and it’s…yeah…it’s been…I’ve just been struggling with feeling worthless and like really alone in that. So, yeah, if I could just get some prayers, it would be great. I’m praying for you guys and I love you all and I’m thankful for a God that we have that loves us each so much. Thanks again. This is Asia from Chicago.
Hi Daily Audio Bible community. It’s is my first time calling in. I’ve been listening for many years and I’m praying for my boyfriend. My name is Johna with a J. I was named after John the Baptist, Johna. I’m calling for my boyfriend Billy Sutter. He has a lump in his throat. He went through some severe stress and he quit smoking years ago and he’s gone into the doctors. They’re doing a CT scan and other scans on his neck to make sure he doesn’t have cancer. We just believing in the name of Jesus that he is…he is clear of any cancer and he will live a long life for his daughter and for me and my kids. And just asking if you guys would all agree with me in prayer that, from the tips of his toes to the top of his head, that God is healing him. And also pray for myself, I’m just going through a lot of life changes and I want to make sure I stay close to the cross and the enemy doesn’t get a hold of me, which I won’t let him. But, anyway, it’s great to finally put a voice out there to you guys. I’ll try to call every now and again and am praying for all of you. I love you guys. Bye.
Hello everyone this is Melody from Canada. I want to say thank you for praying for me and baby Lee and for us. We’re doing really well. We are in the final stretch, 29 weeks, only a few months left and my mind it was a lot calmer than I was before. So, thank you for that. I’ve also been really impressed. His word has been coming to me a lot as we’ve been reading the Kings in the Old Testament. And the word is to stay humble and finish well. It’s kind of crazy reading about Solomon and Josiah and Jehoshaphat and Hezekiah and how they had so many amazing victories with God and they followed Him so faithfully and then at the end of the lives they cracked because of their pride. And, it really saddens me, it’s really heartbreaking because I want to leave a legacy in my life. I want to finish well. I know a couple of people, a couple of friends who are in their 80s __ . They finished really well and they left beautiful legacies and that is what I want. And, so, my prayer for all of us is to stay faithful to the end and persevere and stay humble. And yeah, I’m gonna leave you that with God’s grace. Love you guys. Bye.