Numbers 36:1 - Deuteronomy 1:46, Luke 5:29-6:11, Psalms 66:1-20, Proverbs 11:24-26
Today is the 23rd day of March. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian. It’s great to be here with you today. I can’t believe we are this deep into March. I can’t believe this is deep into the year, but I can, I mean, this is like, the years go by and should start getting used to it but some days I sit down here and look at the calendar and look at where we are in the year and look at where we are in the week and it just like takes my breath away. How did we get here so quickly? So, today we’re gonna read from the God’s Word Translation, which is what we’ve been doing all week, but we will also conclude the book of Numbers today and move into the book of Deuteronomy, which is the final book of the Torah and we’ll talk about that when we get there, but before that, let’s conclude the book of Numbers by reading Numbers chapter 36 today.
Introduction to the book of Deuteronomy:
Okay. So, that concludes the book of Numbers, which brings us to the final book in the Pentateuch, of the Torah, the book of Deuteronomy, which literally means second law. And we may feel like we’re going through again some additional redundant review as if maybe we’ve already read this, but we haven’t. What’s happening is that the leadership is about to change, and a new generation has emerged, and an old generation has passed away. They’ve been wandering around for 40 years. An entire generation that came out of slavery has passed away. Moses’s brother Aaron has died. Moses sister Miriam has died. Moses is the only one left in his family and he’s leading Israel, but he will not be leading Israel across the Jordan River into the promised land. Joshua will become the leader in Moses stead and will lead the people into the land of promise. Moses will stay on the eastern side of the Jordan River and die there. So, as we move into the book of Deuteronomy what we will be reading is essentially three different discourses, like three different talks that Moses gave to the entire community of Israel. These are his parting words. And, so, yes, a bunch of this will be review, but think about it. Think about the story of Moses, right? He’d been put in a wicker basket and put in the river and being raised by Pharaoh’s daughter being raised by his own mother and then killing an Egyptian and fleeing. Remember all of the drama of the story? The burning bush, he comes back, all of the signs and wonders, the plagues on Egypt, the going through the Red Sea. This is all under Moses leadership, right? So, it has been epic since we met Moses as if it weren’t epic before that. But Moses has carried a significant burden and carrying these people and overseeing the change in shift of identity from slave to chosen he’s endured much. He’s given his life to these people under God’s command and he’s not going to be going forward with them. He’s actually going to be taking steps backward and he’s going to become a part of their history as they move forward into their future. So, of course, you would have some final things that he would need, that he would feel compelled to say. That’s what we’re reading in the book of Deuteronomy. So, if we understand that then we can gather with the children of Israel because we’ve been wandering around and watching their story take place over centuries of time. Like, we have never been in the promised land yet in the Scriptures, we haven’t crossed the Jordan, this has just been a mythic place since we wandered around it with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. When we move out of the book of Deuteronomy we’re going to be moving forward with the children of Israel. So, we’re here kind of at the banks of the Jordan River gathered around listening to what Moses feels is absolutely pivotal and critical for the people to hear before they move forward and before he disappears. And there is a lot to apply to our own lives as we consider our own moving forward. So, with all of that said, we begin the book of Deuteronomy chapter 1.
Thank You, Father for another week in Your word. Thank You for bringing us all the way this far into the Old Testament to the final book of the law, the final book of the Torah. And as we review, as we listen to Moses words, his final words of counsel, we invite Your Holy Spirit to speak into our own lives. And as we prepare to move into a new week and spend another week at Your side Jesus as we continue to move through the gospel of Luke, we invite Your Holy Spirit to draw us deeper into relationship and intimacy with You. This is what we see, this is what were after - friendship, intimacy, relationship with You and You alone. Come Holy Spirit we pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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Community Prayer and Praise:
Good morning Daily Audio Bible family, it’s Mary Lynn from New Brunswick calling again, and I just want to give a sincere heart felt thank you to Tim from Tampa and Kristi from Kentucky for your prayers. Terry the trucker said it the other day, you know people are praying for you but when you hear your name called out it’s is just very emotional. So, thank you so much. The other thing that I wanted to just talk about was, I heard a couple people saying how that it’s difficult to get through the community prayer and I can understand that being daunting sometimes, a three hour podcast, but for me, I’m a self-employed housekeeper, I do two residential clients a day and I have my beautiful headset that my husband bought me for Christmas it’s Bluetooth and I plug that thing in and I’m actually halfway through my fourth time through this past week’s community prayer. And I don’t have a chance to call in and pray openly for all of you, but I wanted you to know that every single one of you, not just in words, every one of your prayers has been prayed for by me as I hear them online. Its…for me it’s a way of focusing my mind and not allowing the world to get ahold of my thoughts and to take them down the wrong direction. So, I just want to know that I truly do pray for every one of you. I hear so many people talking about their addictions and their struggles and I can honestly say that right now my addiction has become the community prayer. I cannot get enough of it. And, so, I thank you Brian and your family for putting that together. I can’t even imagine the work that must entail but thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom I my heart. And as I vacuum this house for the rest of the afternoon know that you are all being prayed for. God bless, and I do love each and every one of you. Thank you.
Good afternoon DABbers I need to come to you tonight in prayer for my relationship. I’ve made several moves. I’ve relocated for this man and a lot of things that my spirit and my good instinct tells me not to. And I just ask for prayer. Found some things tonight that broke my heart and I’m heartbroken, so heartbroken. I constantly try to seek God on which way to go and I just feel so hurt and I just ask you all to pray for me and ask God to help me guide me where I need to be and give me the strength to get there. I have nothing right now and I’m scared, and I only knew to call and ask for prayer. I feel hopeless and I feel numb and all the things that I’ve given up for this relationship I feel so ridiculously stupid and blinded. So, I ask for your prayers and I ask God to open doors for me in the location we’re I need to be and a job and just to get back on my feet and look forward and not look back anymore, not look back to this relationship anymore. I thank you all and thank you for listening and thank you for praying and I’ll be praying for each of you as well.
God bless Kristi from Kentucky in Jesus’ name amen. I have no idea why the Holy Spirit will not leave me alone about Kristi from Kentucky. Even before I began listening to the Daily Audio Bible for tonight the name Kristi from Kentucky just kept ringing in my head and I don’t even know why. I don’t even remember a specific reason. I don’t know but now I’m listening to the community prayer, most recent community prayer, and I’m not able to make it through the entire thing because Kristi from Kentucky name keeps popping up in my head. So, I don’t know what it is, what you need, or whatever, but I pray that the Lord blesses you indeed with whatever you need at this very moment that you’re hearing this. I love you and I pray continuously for all of you. Sean 316.
Hi Daily Audio Bible family, this is Salvation is Mine in San Leandro California. it is Wednesday, March 20th I believe. I just wanted to call in because I haven’t called in in a very long time and I am listening and hearing your prayers and I wanted to just pray for you all and ask God to work a miracle in your lives because he is there for us even sometimes when we don’t feel Him. So, heavenly Father I come before You now standing in the gap for the Daily Audio Bible family, for those who call in, those who don’t call in, those who are calling for prayer and those who call in and pray for others. Help us to feel Your presence through those prayers. Help us to realize that You listen to every…every prayer Lord God whether it’s a praise report or whether we’re just struggling Lord God. And there’s so many of us struggling that we just need You Lord God to come in and put a word down in our Spirit, to cleanse our soul, to clean out our years from all the noise and the hustle and bustle of our daily life that seems to be so hard and that we focus on so much that we don’t hear You. Open up our years Lord God, open up our hearts, open up our minds to receive a word from You even if it’s just to say I’m there. Give us comfort in that Lord God. Help us to realize that You are our Savior, that You sent Your son Jesus Christ to love on us in a way that we can barely understand sometimes but that You are there for us. This I pray in the name of Jesus Christ and His Father God. Daily Audio Bible God bless you, God keep you, have a great day. Bye-bye.