1 Kings 7:1-51, Acts 7:30-50, Psalms 128:1-6, Proverbs 16:31-33
Today is the 10th day of June, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I’m Brian it’s great to be here with you today. I guess it’s the 10th day of June, and there’s 30 days in this month so we are one third of the way into the month of June already and there’s no place that I would rather be right now than right here around the Global Campfire together as we move further on our journey through the Scriptures this year. So, we’re learning of King Solomon. Yesterday we learned of the building, the construction of the temple of God, the first Temple in Jerusalem and today we’ll learn a little bit more about Solomon’s development of the nation that he is king over, Israel. So today, we’re reading from the Good News Translation. First Kings chapter 7.
Okay. So, in first Kings…we…yeah…we’re watching exactly what we talked about at the beginning, Solomon and his development. So, he builds this magnificent palace today. And, so, we got a temple in Jerusalem, we got a magnificent palace. We have an identity. We have a capital city. We have people now moving in the same direction under Solomon’s rule.
And then we move into the book of Acts, and we are continuing to hear the testimony of Stephen and that’s leading somewhere, but as we are listening to the testimony of Stephen it gives us just…amazing…like…what a gift because we’re just so briefly touching all of these major points that we…that we lived through as we began our journey and worked our way through the books of the Bible. But now Stephen is testifying before the Hebrew Council and he’s telling the Hebrew story showing that he knows the Hebrew story because he is a Hebrew. And, so, we are listening to his testimony but we are being given the opportunity to review the territory that we’ve encountered in the Bible.
Okay. Let’s jump to the Proverbs today that we read. “It is better to be patient than powerful. It is better to win control over yourself than over whole cities.” That…that right there is sort of the magic of the Proverbs. That’s two sentences that…that say an awful lot about our lives and the way that we live our lives and then unflinchingly it just simply says, “here’s the better way.” It’s better to cultivate patience than power. It’s better to have self-control than even defeat cities. So, may we consider that today as we go through the day.
And then flipping backward to the Psalms. Remember when…when we encountered the benediction, “May the Lord bless you and keep you. May He make His face to shine upon you,” and we kind of talked about how words of blessing spoken over us can really, really change our day, like can really change the atmosphere. And then…then when we in turn speak words of blessing over others, like you can’t speak words of blessing and words of cursing simultaneously. If your blessing your blessing. And there are many words of benediction in the Bible. Many words of blessing and we have that today. And, so just allow these words wash over you and then you in turn go out and bless the world today.
Happy are those who obeying in the Lord who live by his commands. Your work will provide for your needs. You will be happy and prosperous. Your wife will be like a fruitful vine in your home and your children will be like young olive trees around your table. A man who obeys the Lord will surely be blessed like this. May the Lord bless you from Zion. May you see Jerusalem prosper all the days of your life. May you live to see your grandchildren. Peace be with Israel.
Father, we receive those words of blessing. May we obey Your commands today. May we walk with You today. May we remember that it is better to be patient than powerful. It is better to win control over ourselves than to win control over whole cities. Come Holy Spirit into this, may we walk in this. May we remember this, may we live in this in Jesus’ name we ask. Amen.
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Community Prayer and Praise:
Daily Audio Bible this Alfio calling from Delaware. It is a great month. June is already here, and God has seen us through half of this year. I just want to call to say glory to God for my brother Pelham, Pelham from the Arab Alabama. My brother, the kind of journey that you have is a true testimony to a lot of us who have shared all of your struggles and your triumphs through this journey. So, congratulations for being able to finish this program and congratulations for making it through, hanging in there with our Lord Jesus Christ. I pray for the restoration of your family but more so, I pray for the pure guidance of our Lord Jesus Christ to guide you through the next steps in life. I wanted to pray also for Blind Tony, that God may continue to bless you for your eyes to see and for your ministry to continue growing. Slave of Jesus, God continue blessing you. We are in tough times and we cannot be ignorant of the fact that we live in times that are perilous at this point in a day that so much that is going on. The society is burning, and the society is also crushing but we are also strong together. May God give us the strength to stay together as brothers and sisters and may God give us the energy, the wisdom, the diligence, to know that He called us as one people. This is Alfio calling from Delaware. May God bless you and make it a great day.
Hi DAB family this is Marla Forgiven by the Savior from Albuquerque and I’m calling in with an urgent prayer request. I think I’ve mentioned that I am bipolar and I’m prone to bipolar depression, which is absolutely debilitating for me. My doctor put me on Latuda, which is strictly for bipolar depression. Unfortunately, with Medicare my co-pay is over $500 which I can’t afford. So, my doctor gives me samples. They ran out of samples. And, so, I’m waiting for the shipment to come in so I can get it. but I don’t even…I couldn’t even tell you how long I’ve been without it and this bipolar depression is really hitting me hard right now. I couldn’t even tell you when the last time I took a shower was, when I…the last time I did my dishes, when I cleaned my house, did laundry, nothing. I basically sit around and do absolutely nothing. I get up, I stay awake for a few hours and then I go back to bed. So, if you could pray that the shipment comes in soon so that I can get my medication and also pray that this bipolar depression will alleviate a little bit, will lift, so that I’m not sleeping all the time or just sitting around doing nothing but that I’m actually able to get things done in my apartment and just all-around feel better. I love you all very much and God bless.
Hello, Daily Audio this is Alina from Delray Beach. Jesus worshiper. So, I just heard Galina on the Dail;y Audio Bible. So, I wanted to welcome her. I haven’t heard her before. And she had an accent just like me. So, I just wanted to say maybe she’s from Ukraine or Russia or somewhere from Soviet Union countries. I wanted to welcome her here and to say that I’m praying for her. And I also wanted to ask for the prayer for myself. It’s really hard for me today. And I’m in a stage of getting divorced with my husband and it sometimes it’s really hard on me. And God is with me all the time, you know, but also I have a lot of, you know, there’s a lot of feelings, there’s a lot of emotions and just want to do…I just want to make sure that I do the right thing but this is just not that easy. And God is talking to me and I think that I’m doing what I’m supposed to, but it’s just doesn’t…I don’t know…still like the emotion don’t…it’s really not easy. And, you know, my friend is also…Laura Lee’s birthday tomorrow and I wanted to wish her happy birthday and I wanted to say to her that I really love her, and I wish her all the best. I wish her to stay with the Lord for the rest of her days. This is the best wish. I love everybody. I love you guys a lot. Thank you.
Good morning DAB this is Lydia from Maryland. I recently heard a lady on here and she was getting…she was debating whether or not she would want to tell you what was on her mind. She said she’d probably wind up being embarrassed later on because she had told you about it and asked for prayer. Well, I…I want to let you know that, please don’t be embarrassed. I felt at one time exactly what you’re going through. I don’t know why either of us feel that way. Sometimes it’s…it’s almost physically impossible, even though I can walk and get around, to not do housework, don’t care or not if I get a shower, but I never share it with anyone because it doesn’t happen too often. But it can be very embarrassing and a bit depressing. Please, know that I’m praying for you. I love you. God loves you. He’s the one person who can give either of us what we need when we have those times, to pull through it and remember how important we are to Him. God bless you sweetheart and don’t be embarrassed. I’m here for you. Lydia from Maryland. Take care darling.
Good morning DAB family this is Blessed by Jesus in Kansas City and it’s a beautiful Sunday morning June the 7th and I just have like three things to say. First of all, to Prairie Sky I have been praying for you since your prayer request this past week and I just want to possibly give you hope. When I was a young adult, I got very frustrated by the choices that my father made and I just wanted to write him off, have nothing else to do with him for the rest of my life. And when you’re 19 years old that’s a long, long time to be without your father. And God convicted me that I needed to restore that relationship as much as it was possible to me and I’m so pleased to say that I had 31 years left with my father and we had a wonderful relationship. So, I’m praying that God will restore the relationship between you and your children. Also, to God’s little Cherry, thank you so very, very much for the prayer that you mentioned me specifically in, praying for our grandchildren and their education issues. I’m so pleased to say God has changed that around too. For Brian, thank you for your response that you gave this past week about how to respond to the chaos and the hurt in the United States. I’m a 62-year-old white woman who has never really understood racial problems until I saw why I get angry. It’s frightful, disrespected, not listened to. Now I think I get it. So, I’m praying for fresh eyes and fresh ears to be able to be part of the solution. Thank you.
I just listened to the June 2nd podcast and I cannot tell you what a blessing it was to me. For some time, I have watched the rising division and chaos in our country. Quite frankly I have despaired that we cannot even continue as a nation. In this podcast Brian compared our times to the first century Israel. He reminded us that Jesus came into that situation 2000 years ago and brought hope. He reminded us that we can ask Jesus into the division and chaos of today. That my friends is very good news.
Hi there, all my brothers and sisters in the Lord I’m Allie from England and I have found the blessing of this community being spiritually fed by God’s word especially during this uncertain time across all the world. Turning our eyes upon Jesus and all the problems in this world grow dim in the light of His glory and His grace. I pray God’s blessing and protection over us all from Psalms 81. He that dwells in the shelter of the most high will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. We will not fear the terror of the pestilence that strikes in the darkness nor the plague that destroys at midday. A thousand may fall at your side, 10,000 at your right hand but it will not come near to you. If you make the most high your dwelling even the Lord who is our refuge then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near you for He will command His angels concerning you to guide you in all your ways then will lift you up in His hands so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. Because He loves me says the Lord, I will rescue him, I will protect him for the…for he acknowledges my name. Keep safe everybody and may God richly bless you all in Jesus’ name. Amen.