5/30/21 DAB Chronological Transcription

Psalm 119:1-88

Welcome to Daily Audio Bible Chronological. I’m Jill. It’s new around here, everything is new, new translation, new week. And I don’t know, maybe you can just take a second and think about what’s new for you today. New mercy, awaiting on a brand new sunrise. Isn’t that such a good feeling to know that when the sun came up this morning, there was a new mercy, a new chance to do the next right thing, to make the next right choice. And we’re doing that together by reading the word of God together in chronological order. And today we’re back in the Psalms and we’re reading Psalm 119 verses one through eighty eight.


Father, we thank you once again for another day, another day to be present with you, another day in your word, another day of new mercies and new chances and new next right steps, another chance to not walk in the same cycles, the same patterns of behavior or cycles of repeating what we hate and expecting an outcome. But you give us a chance to do something new and something different, and you come into collaboration with us and you bring to our minds and our awareness the fact that we’re doing the same thing and expecting a different outcome. So, Father, would you convict us? Would you speak to our hearts? Would you show us the cycles that need change and need to be broke by making a different choice and not just asking you and expecting you to come and fix it and do something different, but you invite us into the process with you. You give us the opportunity to change our destiny, to change our family lineage, to break the curses of repeated patterns and behaviors that we have just called curses, that somebody cursed us somewhere, failing to recognize that we play a vital role in our own repeated cycles. And I pray that this speaks to somebody because this was not at the forefront of my mind and has nothing to do with our reading today. But I know in my own life I had to make changes where some learned behavior, some bad things had to be changed. And we can do it. We can do hard things because we do not do them alone. We thank you, Father, but you are our very present help in time of trouble. But you are our very strength and a weakness, and you are the change that we have the potential to make in our own lives. Thank you for that. I pray and speak into the newness of this week and the newness of the life that you bring life and life more abundantly, life again and again and again, and rebirth and all things new again in the name of the father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.


Daily Audio Bible, check it out, if you haven’t taken a look around the website, you are more than welcome to do so. If you have not yet downloaded the free app, please do so. It will be very beneficial to your listening experience. Still getting some of those bugs worked out, because you know what? It’s technology and nothing nothing except for God is perfect, not even technology. If you’d like to partner with the Daily Audio Bible, we thank you so much for every yes. Every gift, every sacrifice going forward lets the word of God go forth being read fresh daily in this global campfire so that all the world may hear the good news of Jesus Christ. If you’re giving by mail, it’s DAB P.O. Box one nine nine six Springhill, Tennessee, three seven one seven four. Or you can hit the give icon up at the top right hand corner of your mobile phone. We thank you so much for your partnership. If you have a prayer request, if you are calling in to pray for someone that really struck your heart, God has moved on your heart and you would like to call in and pray for somebody, you can do so by hitting the red circle button also at the top right hand corner of your mobile phone or your tablet or whatever mobile device or tablet electronic you’re using. Make sure you hit, submit and turn the dial to chronological so that it goes to the right place. Or if you’re calling to eight hundred five eight three two one six four. That’s it for me today. I’m Jill. I will turn the page with you tomorrow and I look forward to it every single day. Until then, love one another.

Community Prayer Line: 

Hello, this is Faith Walker of Tennessee, also known as Lady E. Today is a special day for me because it is my birthday and as I do every day, starting the word, starting my day off with the word of God through Daily Audio Bible and Chronological, Psalms, Proverbs, Kids with little E, I thank God for you. But I’m starting my day out this morning saying thank God for the word of God that I receive from this podcast. Thank God for life today. Thank God for being blessed as I share this journey through the word of God with the Daily Audio Bible community. It has been a blessing to me. It continues to be a blessing to me as I find myself. I like the way Jill says it, mirror in the word of God. I thank God for the relationship I have with you Daily Audio Bible community. I thank God for my relationship with the Lord. I thank God for the word of God would, which helps to strengthen my relationship. May you be blessed. Please know, I pray for you daily, along with everyone else in this community as you send forth your prayer prayer requests and as I give mine. I love you so much. I appreciate and thank you, Brian and Jill, Little E. Thank you everyone who’s a part of this ministry. God bless.

Mornin, DABC family. This is Judy from Georgia. Today is Sunday, May twenty third. And I was just listening to Daniel Young’s request for prayer for his son. And I’m praying that your son finds the light of God and realizes that God is there for him and we’ll get him through this. But he has to follow and also for his mother so that both of them can find their way to God. Jill, thank you for today’s commentary. It is very true that we need to remember God’s word, not man’s word, and get things back on track and get us all to God’s side. This would be a great world if we were all that way and we really listened. God bless everyone and have a great week. Bye.

Good morning DABCers. This is Soaring on Eagles Wings on May 24th. Just listened to the podcast. And Jill, thank you so much for your reading and your always inspirational comments. I love you. Tammy, you lost two friends and a student to shooting. That is a difficult, difficult situation there. Their families that are grieving, students that are grieving the loss of their schoolmates. And you in the midst of this have to be a resource for all these people. Daniel Johnson Junior, your dad, Dad, an ordained minister, has relapsed into serious alcoholic. He’s hurting his family, especially your stepmom, and he covers it so well. But God sees and God hears. And this is the God of whom I call today for both your family. And I pray that God would give you all that you need to be this strength for your students and you as you mourn the loss of your friends as well, that he would comfort you and show you the way to go. Daniel, I pray that your dad’s alcoholism will be revealed because God called him to be a minister. Our God is a God of truth. And I pray that all that will be revealed. He would realize what he’s doing to himself and to his family. Dear God, he recovered once. He can recover with your help. I pray for Daniel, the heartache it must be to watch your Dad going down this path. So Lord, Tammy and Daniel have called out to you, hear their prayers I pray in the name of Jesus.

This is Pamela from Pennsylvania. I’m calling in to pray for Tammy. She called sharing that there were three deaths just recently from gunshot wounds. Tammy, I could hear your struggle, the heavy burden that you’re carrying right now, and I want to encourage you that your brothers and sisters all around the world here at the DAB family are lifting you up. And you know what? When it’s all around the world, that means your covered 24 hours a day because the hours turn around the world. So I pray that that encourages you. Heavenly Father, I lift up Tammy to you that you would surround her during this very difficult and heavy time. I ask you that you would draw her near to you and that she would lay her burdens on you and allow you to carry the yoke. I, I ask you to surround her with your sweet, sweet presence and make yourself known to her like she has never known you before. I ask you to infuse her with a special anointing of the Holy Spirit to soften her fear and anxiety and bring her calm and peace. I ask these things in the precious name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

Hello Daily Audio Bible. Me and my mom are listeners from Zambia and we want you to pray for our family. We’re not having a good time, especially it’s Covid time. My Dad and Mom are separated.

05/31/2021 DAB Transcript

2 Samuel 17:1-29, John 19:23-42, Psalms 119:129-152, Proverbs 16:12-13

Today is May 31st welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I’m Brian it’s wonderful every day to be here including today. We’ll begin our work week, even as we and the month. This the final day of the fifth month of the year. We are five four months into our journey, and we’ll just keep going and step-by-step we’ll…we’ll conclude our journey but tomorrow we’ll be stepping into month numbers six, but that’s tomorrow. And, so, today we’re going to finish well the fifth month, which will lead us back into the book of second Samuel, and this major coup attempt it’s happening. Absalom the son, the prince, but the son of King David is…is in the process of…of taking over Jerusalem. David has fled the city. Absalom and his people have moved in. So, let’s pick up the story second Samuel chapter 17 today.


Okay. So, here on the final day of the fifth month of the year we, for the final time this year fully experience the crucifixion and death of Jesus and burial of Jesus and. And the details in the gospel of John. It’s just a horrible, horrible scene and you’ve got these executioners who have stripped Jesus and their gambling for his cloths, who gets to have the dead man’s cloths. You have Jesus, mother at the cross. O…can you…I mean…I’m not a mother, I’m a father, right, but still, I don't…I don’t know how you can imagine that kind of suffering and pain. But we see Jesus’ compassion, we see Him taking care of His mother as He dies, as He…as He’s in agony that you can’t even comprehend that he takes care of His mother. And then because they need to get these bodies…like they’re on a time schedule here. And I don’t suppose they had watches and stuff but they’re on a time schedule here. And we need to get these bodies off the cross, so we need to get these people dead. So, they ask for the legs to be broken, which is a way of speeding up the death because when you’re being crucified, and you’re suspended there you need to…well…basically you need to push down on the nails in your feet to suspend your body to get enough strength to get breath but then when you can’t do that because of the pain you’ve gotta suspend yourself on your hands and it’s just exhausting and eventually they die, but if you break the person’s legs then they have no support anymore and so they suffocate and that’s what happened to those two criminals crucified on either side of Jesus, which just thinking about not alone, that’s so gruesome, that’s so barbaric, it’s so horrible. Jesus was already dead, so they don’t break His legs. They just stabbed Him with a spear instead and blood and water flowed. There was that and then there’s this skirmish to get His body down from the cross and so they ask for permission and they get His body, and they have 75 pounds of spices to…to stave off the stench of human decay after a person has died because it’s Passover now, it’s Sabbath. And. so, they wrap Him up and they put Him in this tomb. It’s like an available tomb. They need to get this body down. They need to get this body protected and then…and then observe the Sabbath and Passover and then deal with this when that’s over with. And, so, He’s in this tomb for now and they’ll figure it out later. Jesus isn’t going to need anything, but that borrowed tomb for you know…for…for…for a couple days, but there’s all this scurrying around. I mean if you don’t know the end of this story this is a tough story. If you’ve fallen…if you’ve fallen in love with Jesus and you didn’t know…even though Jesus told His friends how this would go they did not understand it and so this is a very, very tough time for the people who remain. And they’ve got a go into Sabbath, and this is all they’re going to be thinking about. And, so, maybe it’s worthy. I mean we’ve mentioned in all four Gospels but maybe it’s worthy of thinking about, maybe this is the thing that we think about today, this…this kind of love, but also the capability of this kind of injustice. This is the “created” attempting to destroy and kill the “Creator”. That that is even a category of possibility requires us to think about it and meditate upon it. How can we be seduced away into a mob mentality? How can we remain in the darkness squirming when the light comes because we don’t want to be exposed? There is so much here when we look at the cross, so much more than an innocent person being executed. And as I’ve communicated many times this is…this is the last time through this story this year. And, so, we need to seal this in our hearts and in our minds as we continue forward because everything that we’ll read in the New Testament that comes next is because of this story. And, so, let’s meditate upon it today again.


Holy Spirit we invite You to help us to be somber today, to be…not be depressed or sad but to move through this day reverently, that this is the thing that we keep coming back to, the unspeakable love of Jesus on our behalf that gives us life abundantly. Once again, may we consider deeply that this is a costly gift. We pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen.


dailyaudiobible.com is home base and its where you find out what’s going on around here. It’s where the Global Campfire is. It’s the origination of all of this. So, stay tuned and stay connected there.

Especially be familiar with the Prayer Wall. That’s in the Community section.

Be familiar with the Daily Audio Bible Shop and the resources that are there for the journey that we are on through this year together. Be familiar with that.

If you want to partner with the Daily Audio Bible, if this mission, and now we are at the last day of the fifth month so we’re five full months into our year, seven days a week, every single day, if the mission to bring the spoken word of God read fresh every day and delivered to anyone who will listen to it anywhere on this planet any time of day or night, and to build community around that rhythm of daily interaction with the Scriptures, if that is life-giving, if that has made a difference than thank you for your partnership. We wouldn’t be here doing this mission if this wasn’t a collective mission that we were in together and a journey that we were on together. And, so, thank you for your partnership. 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 the mailing address is PO Box 1996 Spring Hill Tennessee 37174.

And, as always, if you have a prayer request or encouragement you can hit the Hotline button in the app, little red button up at the top the looks like a hotline button and share from there anywhere in the world or you can dial 877-942-4253.

And that’s it for today and that’s it for our first five months. Tomorrow we we’ll begin the sixth month of the year together and I look forward to that very, very much. I’m Brian I love you and I’ll be waiting for you here tomorrow.

Community Prayer and Praise:

Hi there, it’s Hallie Hart calling in to pray and praise some DABbers. I’ll start with my praise for Renzo following God’s call for him to street ministry. Renzo may God bless you and keep you safe while out trying to harvest and sow seeds for the future. Father God please find a partner for Renzo to go out in spread Your word. He wants to follow Your calling but would like someone with a solid foundation in Christ to help strengthen him and allow him to reach those he would not otherwise. Also Father God please allow him to get the scholarships he needs for his education and make his parents realize the importance and quickly deal with their obligation in the matter. You have a choir of angels cheering you on Renzo. Also, as a mom I’m guilty of this with my daughter in college as well and you spurred me to get it done really quickly this year. Also, Rick from North Carolina who called in on his marriage. Dear God please help create a path of reconciliation for them. Help Rick and his wife overcome what they’re lacking right now and let it strengthen their marriage for the future. Also, I am continuing…continually praying for many dabbers but for husband of the wife Jess sitting in the hospital as she nears her ascension. Your prayers linger with me day after day. I’m continually praying for both of you, and I hope that you can feel the presence of the Lord and that He brings you peace. We love you. Amen.

Good morning family this is Anonymous I’ve called a couple of different times to talk about this situation, that I took my eyes off God and found myself in a pickle. And, so, I’ve been working really hard to, you know, be in His will and to talk to Him and to hear His voice and it’s come to my attention that I am a sex and love addict, so I’ve been attending meetings for that and I…I just need your prayers friends. This world distorts how we feel about ourselves and how we think we should be able to relate to others and I just…I’m reaching out in my addiction to ask for prayer for others like me. I know you’re out there and I’ve heard some calls recently of other people who are struggling with addictions and whatnot. But family just lift those of us who have been distorted by the society in this world to think that there can be anything more important than a relationship than God. And I ask specifically that you would speak in a very clear and open way to my heart to tell me my next steps do the next right thing. So, thank you family I love you. Thank you Brian and Jill I’m excited for Ben in China and their little girl Reagan. And I’m just in general so thankful, so thankful to be God’s girl. Alright, love you family have a great, great day.

This is Eltalee Maxwell in Colorado Springs Abiding in Jesus of 9:07 AM on the 27th and I just heard that dear man that wants God to mold him and feels called to be a pastor. I just want to praise God for this young man, and I just pray that you would just mold him Lord into who You want him to be. Help him to get all the support he needs and if Your will, lead him to a godly wife that has the same calling. And we ask this in Jesus name. Amen.

Heavenly Father King of Kings, Lord of Lords, I just heard the prayer requests of two husbands. Both their wives have cancer and both of them are in very, very great need of Your hand, Your fingerprints upon their life, Your guidance, Your healing in so many ways. Lord please may they be able to see Your presence and their wives be able to sense Your presence. May they have a great wisdom about themselves. May it not be all about just finding answers but being able to share the beauty of each day each moment as they have been given and that they would find that together in You. Lord, please bless the community around them with a wisdom and a love and compassion and a presence of heart and mind and soul of demonstrating Your love to them. Lord, please do an incredible work within their lives. Thank You, Lord for Your generous love and each day that You have given to us in Jesus’…

This is Doctor John in Illinois. I just want to respond to…to the folks that I heard on the 28th of May. Number one the brother that his wife is suffering. Found, I guess the diagnosis of cancer maybe on her phenol organs. Brother I just want to tell you that my wife six years ago was diagnosed with breast cancer, very aggressive. They give us a 20% chance to live in two years and by infinite mercy and the grace of Christ she’s doing wonderful. Every time we go back her scans, her blood work is great. So, every day we depend on Christ. Every day we have a day to rejoice and be glad. So, brother hold…hold onto your trust and believe. Every day God is healing, every day he’s doing miraculous wonders. It reminds us there are things that He’s doing that we don’t know anything about. But He’s faithful. And the other brother, Daniel Johnson Junior called about his dad who once was a minister. And instantly the story came to mind when Christ describes the shepherd that had the 100 sheep and 99 were in the fold and he’s last one, but did he not go out and do everything he could to retrieve the one? So, brother I’d say to you…you've…look of all the things that you’ve been through…I’ve heard your name so many times and God is always faithful. And would He not go out, would He not retrieve the one? So, brother hold up your head and have faith and you have a whole host of brothers and sisters standing in faith with you.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Monday May 31, 2021 (NIV)

2 Samuel 17

17 Ahithophel said to Absalom, “Let me choose twelve thousand men, and I will set out in pursuit of David tonight. I will attack him while he is weary and discouraged,[a] throw him into a panic, and all the people with him will scatter. I will strike down only the king(A) and bring all the people back to you. When everyone returns except the man you’re looking for, all[b] the people will be at peace.” This proposal seemed right to Absalom and all the elders of Israel.

Then Absalom said, “Summon Hushai the Archite also. Let’s hear what he has to say as well.”

So Hushai came to Absalom, and Absalom told him, “Ahithophel offered this proposal. Should we carry out his proposal? If not, what do you say?”

Hushai replied to Absalom, “The advice Ahithophel has given this time is not good.” Hushai continued, “You know your father and his men. They are warriors and are desperate like a wild bear robbed of her cubs.(B) Your father is an experienced soldier who won’t spend the night with the people. He’s probably already hiding in one of the caves[c] or some other place. If some of our troops fall[d] first, someone is sure to hear and say, ‘There’s been a slaughter among the people who follow Absalom.’ 10 Then, even a brave man with the heart of a lion(C) will lose heart[e] because all Israel knows that your father and the valiant men with him are warriors. 11 Instead, I advise that all Israel from Dan to Beer-sheba—as numerous as the sand by the sea(D)—be gathered to you and that you personally go into battle. 12 Then we will attack David wherever we find him, and we will descend on him like dew on the ground. Not even one will be left—neither he nor any of the men with him. 13 If he retreats to some city, all Israel will bring ropes to that city, and we will drag its stones[f] into the valley until not even a pebble can be found there.” 14 Since the Lord had decreed(E) that Ahithophel’s good advice be undermined(F) in order to bring about Absalom’s ruin, Absalom and all the men of Israel said, “The advice of Hushai the Archite is better than Ahithophel’s advice.”

David Informed of Absalom’s Plans

15 Hushai then told the priests Zadok and Abiathar, “This is what[g] Ahithophel advised Absalom and the elders of Israel, and this is what[h] I advised. 16 Now send someone quickly and tell David, ‘Don’t spend the night at the wilderness ford,[i] but be sure to cross over the Jordan,[j](G) or the king and all the people with him will be devoured.’”

17 Jonathan and Ahimaaz were staying at En-rogel, where a servant girl would come and pass along information to them. They in turn would go and inform King David, because they dared not be seen entering the city. 18 However, a young man did see them and informed Absalom. So the two left quickly and came to the house of a man in Bahurim. He had a well in his courtyard, and they climbed down into it. 19 Then his wife took the cover, placed it over the mouth of the well, and scattered grain on it so nobody would know anything.

20 Absalom’s servants came to the woman at the house and asked, “Where are Ahimaaz and Jonathan?”

“They passed by toward the water,”[k] the woman replied to them. The men searched but did not find them, so they returned to Jerusalem.

21 After they had gone, Ahimaaz and Jonathan climbed out of the well and went and informed King David. They told him, “Get up and immediately ford the river, for Ahithophel has given this advice against you.” 22 So David and all the people with him got up and crossed the Jordan. By daybreak, there was no one who had not crossed the Jordan.

23 When Ahithophel realized that his advice had not been followed, he saddled his donkey and set out for his house in his hometown. He set his house in order and hanged himself.(H) So he died and was buried in his father’s tomb.

24 David had arrived at Mahanaim by the time Absalom crossed the Jordan with all the men of Israel. 25 Now Absalom had appointed Amasa(I) over the army in Joab’s place. Amasa was the son of a man named Ithra[l] the Israelite;[m](J) Ithra had married Abigail daughter of Nahash.[n] Abigail was a sister to Zeruiah, Joab’s mother. 26 And Israel and Absalom camped in the land of Gilead. 27 When David came to Mahanaim, Shobi son of Nahash(K) from Rabbah(L) of the Ammonites, Machir son of Ammiel from Lo-debar,(M) and Barzillai the Gileadite from Rogelim(N) 28 brought beds, basins,[o] and pottery items. They also brought wheat, barley, flour, roasted grain, beans, lentils,[p] 29 honey, curds, sheep, goats, and cheese[q] from the herd for David and the people with him to eat. They had reasoned, “The people must be hungry, exhausted, and thirsty in the wilderness.”


  1. 17:2 Lit and weak of hands
  2. 17:3 LXX reads to you as a bride returns to her husband. You seek the life of only one man, and all
  3. 17:9 Or pits, or ravines
  4. 17:9 Lit And it will be when a falling on them at
  5. 17:10 Lit melt
  6. 17:13 Lit drag it
  7. 17:15 Lit “Like this and like this
  8. 17:15 Lit and like this and like this
  9. 17:16 Some Hb mss; MT reads plains
  10. 17:16 the Jordan supplied for clarity
  11. 17:20 Or brook; Hb obscure
  12. 17:25 Or Jether
  13. 17:25 Some LXX mss read Ishmaelite
  14. 17:25 Some LXX mss read Jesse
  15. 17:28 LXX reads brought 10 embroidered beds with double coverings, 10 vessels
  16. 17:28 LXX, Syr; MT adds roasted grain
  17. 17:29 Hb obscure
Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

The Christian Standard Bible. Copyright © 2017 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. Christian Standard Bible®, and CSB® are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers, all rights reserved.

John 19:23-42

23 When the soldiers crucified Jesus, they took his clothes and divided them into four parts, a part for each soldier. They also took the tunic, which was seamless, woven in one piece from the top. 24 So they said to one another, “Let’s not tear it, but cast lots for it, to see who gets it.” This happened that the Scripture(A) might be fulfilled(B) that says: They divided my clothes among themselves, and they cast lots for my clothing.[a](C) This is what the soldiers did.

Jesus’s Provision for His Mother

25 Standing(D) by the cross(E) of Jesus were his mother,(F) his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.(G) 26 When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple he loved(H) standing there, he said to his mother, “Woman, here is your son.” 27 Then he said to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” And from that hour the disciple took her into his home.

The Finished Work of Jesus

28 After(I) this, when Jesus knew that everything was now finished(J) that the Scripture might be fulfilled, he said, “I’m thirsty.”(K) 29 A jar full of sour wine was sitting there; so they fixed a sponge full of sour wine on a hyssop branch(L) and held it up to his mouth.

30 When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished.”(M) Then bowing his head, he gave up his spirit.(N)

Jesus’s Side Pierced

31 Since it was the preparation day,(O) the Jews did not want the bodies(P) to remain on the cross(Q) on the Sabbath(R) (for that Sabbath was a special[b] day). They requested that Pilate have the men’s legs broken and that their bodies be taken away.(S) 32 So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first man and of the other one who had been crucified with him. 33 When they came to Jesus, they did not break his legs since they saw that he was already dead.(T) 34 But one of the soldiers pierced(U) his side(V) with a spear, and at once blood and water(W) came out. 35 He who saw this has testified(X) so that you also may believe. His testimony is true, and he knows he is telling the truth.(Y) 36 For these things happened so that the Scripture would be fulfilled:(Z) Not one of his bones will be broken.[c](AA) 37 Also, another Scripture says: They will look at the one they pierced.[d](AB)

Jesus’s Burial

38 After(AC) this, Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus—but secretly because of his fear of the Jews—asked Pilate that he might remove Jesus’s body.(AD) Pilate gave him permission; so he came and took his body away. 39 Nicodemus(AE) (who had previously come to him at night) also came, bringing a mixture of about seventy-five pounds[e] of myrrh and aloes. 40 They took Jesus’s body(AF) and wrapped it in linen cloths(AG) with the fragrant spices, according to the burial(AH) custom of the Jews. 41 There was a garden in the place where he was crucified. A new tomb was in the garden; no one had yet been placed in it. 42 They placed Jesus there because of the Jewish day of preparation and since the tomb was nearby.


  1. 19:24 Ps 22:18
  2. 19:31 Lit great
  3. 19:36 Ex 12:46; Nm 9:12; Ps 34:20
  4. 19:37 Zch 12:10
  5. 19:39 Lit a hundred litrai; a Roman litrai = 12 ounces
Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

The Christian Standard Bible. Copyright © 2017 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. Christian Standard Bible®, and CSB® are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers, all rights reserved.

Psalm 119:129-152

פ Pe

129 Your decrees are wondrous;(A)
therefore I obey them.(B)
130 The revelation of your words(C) brings light
and gives understanding to the inexperienced.(D)
131 I open my mouth and pant(E)
because I long for your commands.
132 Turn to me and be gracious to me,(F)
as is your practice toward those who love your name.
133 Make my steps steady through your promise;(G)
don’t let any sin dominate me.(H)
134 Redeem me from human oppression,(I)
and I will keep your precepts.
135 Make your face shine on your servant,(J)
and teach me your statutes.(K)
136 My eyes pour out streams of tears(L)
because people do not follow your instruction.

צ Tsade

137 You are righteous, Lord,(M)
and your judgments are just.
138 The decrees you issue are righteous
and altogether trustworthy.(N)
139 My anger overwhelms me
because my foes forget your words.(O)
140 Your word is completely pure,(P)
and your servant loves it.(Q)
141 I am insignificant and despised,(R)
but I do not forget your precepts.(S)
142 Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness,
and your instruction is true.(T)
143 Trouble and distress have overtaken me,
but your commands are my delight.(U)
144 Your decrees are righteous forever.(V)
Give me understanding, and I will live.

ק Qoph

145 I call with all my heart; answer me, Lord.
I will obey your statutes.(W)
146 I call to you; save me,
and I will keep your decrees.(X)
147 I rise before dawn and cry out for help;(Y)
I put my hope in your word.
148 I am awake through each watch of the night
to meditate on your promise.(Z)
149 In keeping with your faithful love, hear my voice.
Lord, give me life in keeping with your justice.(AA)
150 Those who pursue evil plans[a](AB) come near;
they are far from your instruction.
151 You are near, Lord,(AC)
and all your commands are true.(AD)
152 Long ago I learned from your decrees
that you have established them forever.(AE)


  1. 119:150 Some Hb mss, LXX, Sym, Jer read who maliciously persecute me
Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

The Christian Standard Bible. Copyright © 2017 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. Christian Standard Bible®, and CSB® are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers, all rights reserved.

Proverbs 16:12-13

12 Wicked behavior is detestable to kings,(A)
since a throne is established through righteousness.(B)

13 Righteous lips are a king’s delight,
and he loves one who speaks honestly.

Cross references:

  1. 16:12 : Pr 31:3–5
  2. 16:12 : Ps 101; Pr 25:5
Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

The Christian Standard Bible. Copyright © 2017 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. Christian Standard Bible®, and CSB® are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers, all rights reserved.

5/30/2021 DAB Transcript

2 Samuel 15:23-16:23, John 18:25-19:22, Psalm 119:113-128, Proverbs 16:10-11

Today is the 30th day of May welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I am Brian it is great to be here with you today as we greet a brand new shiny sparkly week that will lead us into a brand new shiny sparkly month before it’s over with. So, new beginnings are all around us and it’s a beautiful thing, a beautiful reminder that we can keep starting over, we can keep moving forward. So, I’m grateful and so thankful that we can be on this journey together. And so, let’s just reach out and throw open the threshold and move into this new week. We’ll read from the Christian Standard Bible this week. And we’ll pick up where we left off yesterday in the book of 2 Samuel that will be chapter 15 verse 23 through 16 verse 23 today. As just by uh, short way of reminder King David is on the run and has left his palace and is fleeing from his son Absalom who is making an attempt to take over the kingdom. And so, we pick up that story. 2 Samuel 15.


Jesus, we love you. We have come to this point now in the final gospel where…where You are hanging from a cross and we have traveled all these miles and watched You bring truth and light and good and good news and healing and restoration into the world and…and the world chose the dark. Chose to snuff You out if possible and the sad thing is that these tendencies they exist in the world and they exist in each of us. And so, as we imagine as we look into our minds eye and imagine what it is we’re reading it’s unthinkable. The injustice is beyond description. The love on display, the willingness to be that sacrifice, is beyond description. And so, we surrender. This is what we do so often because the scriptures continually lead us to this place that you have modeled: surrender, surrender everything, everything to God be utterly dependent upon God. We are seeing that modeled even…even in death, even in death on the cross. And so, Jesus we thank You and as we say just about every time that we come through this territory, what is a thank you, these are words, what words could we put together. How…how could we even describe this. It’s gotta be spoken with our very lives in surrender. And so, Holy Spirit come and help us continue to walk that narrow path that leads to life because it is a path of surrender. Come Holy Spirit we pray, in the name of Jesus we ask. Amen.

Prayers and Encouragement:

Hello, my name is Frank. I recently was attacked in the brain by COVID. Uh, there wasn’t much hope for me at first uh, I owe many thanks to my favorite sister-in-law, Risa, my best-friend, my wife Harriot, for praying…getting people to pray, people following His ___ asking…asking God to spare me because I am a believer in Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. And within twelve days I got myself home. I’m still weak and recovering but it’s a journey that will have a happy ending. I’d like to thank everybody who prayed for me and I’ll never forget it. I love you guys, Jesus loves you.

Hi, my name is Phoebe, I am from Northern Alberta and I love Daily Audio Bible. It has helped me through some of the darkest times in my life. There is still 1 thing that I really need prayer for ___ my daughter Timaeh. Three and a half years ago she told me that she was an atheist. I just need prayer for her to be delivered from the blindness and bondage that Satan is trying to keep her in. Please pray for her, I thank you.

Hi Daily Audio Bible family it’s Madison from Southern California. I’ve called in before. Um, it is May 26th but I’m actually a little bit behind and I just listened to the May 24th reading and in particular I was so moved by the woman who prayed for the young man who was taken into custody and her prayers through that experience he would surrender his life to the Lord. Um, I was so moved by that and um I want to come on here and humbly ask for a similar prayer request for my own very dear friend who I have asked for prayer about before. Um, I’ve been praying for his sobriety and for his salvation. Um, on June 1st he has a hearing for a DUI that he received uh, in September of 2019. Um, and this sentence is going to be different no matter what, it’s going to change his life it might even change his career, how he goes about his day-to-day life and I know that he’s scared. Um, but I am just praying that this can be something that brings him to his knees and helps him to see his need and helps him to see the great mercy of Jesus even though he’s facing punishment for you know, his own human mistake actions. So, if you all would just pray with me for him, for so many who are kind of facing a reckoning that they would come to know Jesus, um, it would mean so much.

I would like to pray today for all my brothers and sisters both in Australia where I live and all over the world who love the Lord and need the Lord, daily, as I do. We are so fortunate and so blessed to have each other near and far. To be the body of Christ and to be the believers, those of whose eyes have been opened, whose heart have been opened and who’ve been given through God’s grace the understanding of the gospel. The hope of a sure future and peace and joy in their hearts today. No matter what we go through, brothers and sisters, remain faithful, remain steadfast in your faith, in your belief and in the sure knowledge of the future. I pray that any of you, who are experiencing heartache, disappointment with people, family or friends, may be comforted and reassured of God’s love. Because at the end of the day people will disappoint and hurt us but there is 1 who holds us near and who calls us friends. He’s the one whose love is the most important who has put trust in us, we value the highest. So, I hope and I pray and I send my love to each and every one of you. Those I will never meet as well as those I know. And may your life be blessed. And may you be loved by family and friends especially Gods love be sure and steady and forever lasting. Amen.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Sunday May 30, 2021 (NIV)

2 Samuel 15:23-16

23 Everyone in the countryside was weeping loudly while all the people were marching out of the city. As the king was crossing the Kidron Valley, all the people were marching past on the road that leads to the wilderness.

24 Zadok was also there, and all the Levites with him were carrying the ark of the covenant of God. They set the ark of God down, and Abiathar offered sacrifices[a] until the people had finished marching past.(A) 25 Then the king instructed Zadok, “Return the ark of God to the city.(B) If I find favor with the Lord, he will bring me back and allow me to see both it and its[b] dwelling place.(C) 26 However, if he should say, ‘I do not delight in you,’ then here I am—he can do with me whatever pleases him.”[c](D)

27 The king also said to the priest Zadok,(E) “Look,[d] return to the city in peace and your two sons with you: your son Ahimaaz and Abiathar’s son Jonathan. 28 Remember, I’ll wait at the fords[e] of the wilderness until word comes from you to inform me.” 29 So Zadok and Abiathar returned the ark of God to Jerusalem and stayed there.

30 David was climbing the slope of the Mount of Olives,(F) weeping as he ascended. His head was covered,(G) and he was walking barefoot.(H) All of the people with him covered their heads and went up, weeping as they ascended.

31 Then someone reported to David, “Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom.”

Lord,” David pleaded, “please turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness!” (I)

32 When David came to the summit where he used to worship God, Hushai the Archite(J) was there to meet him with his robe torn and dust on his head. 33 David said to him, “If you go away with me, you’ll be a burden to me, 34 but if you return to the city and tell Absalom, ‘I will be your servant, Your Majesty! Previously, I was your father’s servant, but now I will be your servant,’ then you can counteract Ahithophel’s counsel for me. 35 Won’t the priests Zadok and Abiathar be there with you? Report everything you hear from the palace to the priests Zadok and Abiathar. 36 Take note: their two sons are there with them—Zadok’s son Ahimaaz and Abiathar’s son Jonathan. Send them to tell me everything you hear.” 37 So Hushai,(K) David’s personal adviser, entered Jerusalem just as Absalom was entering the city.

Ziba Helps David

16 When David had gone a little beyond the summit,[f] Ziba, Mephibosheth’s servant,(L) was right there to meet him. He had a pair of saddled donkeys loaded with two hundred loaves of bread, one hundred clusters of raisins, one hundred bunches of summer fruit, and a clay jar of wine. The king said to Ziba, “Why do you have these?”

Ziba answered, “The donkeys are for the king’s household to ride, the bread and summer fruit are for the young men to eat, and the wine is for those to drink who become exhausted in the wilderness.”

“Where is your master’s grandson?” the king asked.

“Why, he’s staying in Jerusalem,” Ziba replied to the king, “for he said, ‘Today, the house of Israel will restore my grandfather’s kingdom to me.’”(M)

The king said to Ziba, “All that belongs to Mephibosheth is now yours!” (N)

“I bow before you,” Ziba said. “May I find favor with you, my lord the king!”

Shimei Curses David

When King David got to Bahurim, a man belonging to the family of the house of Saul was just coming out.(O) His name was Shimei son of Gera,(P) and he was yelling curses as he approached. He threw stones at David and at all the royal[g] servants, the people and the warriors on David’s right and left. Shimei said as he cursed, “Get out, get out, you man of bloodshed, you wicked man!(Q) The Lord has paid you back for all the blood of the house of Saul in whose place you became king, and the Lord has handed the kingdom over to your son Absalom. Look, you are in trouble because you’re a man of bloodshed!”

Then Abishai son of Zeruiah said to the king, “Why should this dead dog(R) curse my lord the king?(S) Let me go over and remove his head!”

10 The king replied, “Sons of Zeruiah, do we agree on anything?(T) He curses(U) me this way because the Lord[h] told him, ‘Curse David!’ (V) Therefore, who can say, ‘Why did you do that?’” 11 Then David said to Abishai and all his servants, “Look, my own son, my own flesh and blood,[i] intends to take my life(W)—how much more now this Benjaminite! Leave him alone and let him curse me; the Lord has told him to. 12 Perhaps the Lord will see my affliction[j] and restore goodness to me instead of Shimei’s curses today.” 13 So David and his men proceeded along the road as Shimei was going along the ridge of the hill opposite him. As Shimei went, he cursed David, threw stones at him, and kicked up dust. 14 Finally, the king and all the people with him arrived[k] exhausted, so they rested there.

Absalom’s Advisers

15 Now Absalom and all the Israelites came to Jerusalem. Ahithophel was also with him. 16 When David’s friend Hushai the Archite came to Absalom, Hushai said to Absalom, “Long live the king! Long live the king!” (X)

17 “Is this your loyalty to your friend?” Absalom asked Hushai. “Why didn’t you go with your friend?”

18 “Not at all,” Hushai answered Absalom. “I am on the side of the one that the Lord, this people, and all the men of Israel have chosen. I will stay with him. 19 Furthermore, whom will I serve if not his son? As I served in your father’s presence, I will also serve in yours.”(Y)

20 Then Absalom said to Ahithophel, “Give me your advice. What should we do?”

21 Ahithophel replied to Absalom, “Sleep with your father’s concubines whom he left to take care of the palace.(Z) When all Israel hears that you have become repulsive to your father, everyone with you will be encouraged.”[l] 22 So they pitched a tent for Absalom on the roof, and he slept with his father’s concubines in the sight of all Israel.(AA)

23 Now the advice Ahithophel gave in those days was like someone asking about a word from God(AB)—such was the regard that both David and Absalom had for Ahithophel’s advice.


  1. 15:24 Or Abiathar went up
  2. 15:25 Or his
  3. 15:26 Lit me what is good in his eyes
  4. 15:27 LXX; MT reads “Are you a seer?
  5. 15:28 Alt Hb tradition reads plains
  6. 16:1 = Mount of Olives
  7. 16:6 Lit all King David’s
  8. 16:10 Alt Hb tradition reads If he curses, and if the Lord
  9. 16:11 Lit son who came from my belly
  10. 16:12 Some Hb mss, LXX, Syr, Vg; one Hb tradition reads iniquity; alt Hb tradition reads eyes; another Hb tradition reads will look with his eye
  11. 16:14 LXX adds at the Jordan
  12. 16:21 Lit father, the hands of everyone with you will be strong
Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

The Christian Standard Bible. Copyright © 2017 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. Christian Standard Bible®, and CSB® are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers, all rights reserved.

John 18:25-19:22

Peter Denies Jesus Twice More

25 Now Simon Peter was standing and warming himself. They said to him, “You aren’t one of his disciples too, are you?”

He denied it and said, “I am not.”

26 One of the high priest’s servants, a relative of the man whose ear Peter had cut off, said, “Didn’t I see you with him in the garden?” 27 Peter denied it again. Immediately a rooster crowed.(A)

Jesus before Pilate

28 Then(B) they led Jesus from Caiaphas to the governor’s headquarters.(C) It was early morning. They did not enter the headquarters themselves; otherwise they would be defiled and unable to eat the Passover.

29 So Pilate(D) came out to them and said, “What charge(E) do you bring against this man?”

30 They answered him, “If this man weren’t a criminal,[a] we wouldn’t have handed him over to you.”

31 Pilate told them, “You take him and judge him according to your law.”

“It’s not legal for us to put anyone to death,” the Jews declared. 32 They said this so that Jesus’s words might be fulfilled indicating what kind of death he was going to die.(F)

33 Then Pilate went back into the headquarters, summoned Jesus, and said to him, “Are you the king of the Jews?” (G)

34 Jesus answered, “Are you asking this on your own, or have others told you about me?”

35 “I’m not a Jew, am I?” Pilate replied. “Your own nation and the chief priests handed you over to me. What have you done?”

36 “My kingdom(H) is not of this world,” said Jesus. “If my kingdom were of this world,(I) my servants(J) would fight, so that I wouldn’t be handed over to the Jews. But as it is,[b] my kingdom is not from here.”(K)

37 “You are a king then?” Pilate asked.

“You say that I’m a king,” Jesus replied. “I was born for this, and I have come into the world(L) for this: to testify(M) to the truth.(N) Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.”

38 “What is truth?” said Pilate.

Jesus or Barabbas

After he had said this, he went out to the Jews again and told them, “I find no grounds(O) for charging him. 39 You(P) have a custom that I release one prisoner to you at the Passover. So, do you want me to release to you the king of the Jews?”

40 They shouted back, “Not this man, but Barabbas!” (Q) Now Barabbas was a revolutionary.[c](R)

Jesus Flogged and Mocked

19 Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged. The soldiers also twisted together a crown(S) of thorns, put it on his head, and clothed him in a purple robe. And they kept coming up to him(T) and saying, “Hail, king of the Jews!” and were slapping his face.

Pilate went outside again and said to them, “Look, I’m bringing him out to you to let you know I find no grounds(U) for charging him.” Then Jesus came out wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe.(V) Pilate said to them, “Here is the man!” (W)

Pilate Sentences Jesus to Death

When the chief priests and the temple servants[d] saw him, they shouted, “Crucify! Crucify!”

Pilate responded, “Take him and crucify him yourselves, since I find no grounds for charging him.”

“We have a law,” the Jews replied to him, “and according to that law he ought to die,(X) because he made himself the Son of God.”(Y)

When Pilate heard this statement, he was more afraid than ever. He went back into the headquarters(Z) and asked Jesus, “Where are you from?” But Jesus did not give him an answer.(AA) 10 So Pilate said to him, “Do you refuse to speak to me? Don’t you know that I have the authority to release you and the authority to crucify you?”

11 “You would have no authority over me at all,” Jesus answered him, “if it hadn’t been given you from above. This is why the one who handed me over to you has the greater sin.”(AB)

12 From that moment Pilate kept trying[e] to release him. But the Jews shouted, “If you release this man, you are not Caesar’s friend. Anyone who makes himself a king opposes Caesar!”

13 When Pilate heard these words, he brought Jesus outside. He sat down on the judge’s seat in a place called the Stone Pavement (but in Aramaic,[f] Gabbatha). 14 It was the preparation day for the Passover, and it was about noon.[g] Then he told the Jews, “Here is your king!”

15 They shouted, “Take him away! Take him away! Crucify him!”

Pilate said to them, “Should I crucify your king?”

“We have no king but Caesar!” the chief priests answered.

16 Then he handed him over to be crucified.

The Crucifixion

Then they took Jesus away.[h] 17 Carrying(AC) the cross by himself,(AD) he went out to what is called Place of the Skull, which in Aramaic is called Golgotha. 18 There they crucified him and two others with him, one on either side, with Jesus in the middle. 19 Pilate also had a sign made and put on the cross. It said: Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews. 20 Many of the Jews read this sign, because the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city,(AE) and it was written in Aramaic, Latin, and Greek. 21 So the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate, “Don’t write, ‘The king of the Jews,’(AF) but that he said, ‘I am the king of the Jews.’”

22 Pilate replied, “What I have written, I have written.”


  1. 18:30 Lit an evil doer
  2. 18:36 Or But now
  3. 18:40 Or robber; see Jn 10:1,8 for the same Gk word used here
  4. 19:6 Or temple police, or officers
  5. 19:12 Lit Pilate was trying
  6. 19:13 Or Hebrew, also in vv. 17,20
  7. 19:14 Lit about the sixth hour
  8. 19:16 Other mss add and led him out
Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

The Christian Standard Bible. Copyright © 2017 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. Christian Standard Bible®, and CSB® are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers, all rights reserved.

Psalm 119:113-128

ס Samek

113 I hate those who are double-minded,(A)
but I love your instruction.(B)
114 You are my shelter and my shield;(C)
I put my hope in your word.(D)
115 Depart from me,(E) you evil ones,
so that I may obey my God’s commands.(F)
116 Sustain me as you promised,(G) and I will live;
do not let me be ashamed of my hope.(H)
117 Sustain me so that I can be safe(I)
and always be concerned about your statutes.(J)
118 You reject all who stray from your statutes,(K)
for their deceit is a lie.
119 You remove all the wicked on earth
as if they were[a] dross from metal;(L)
therefore, I love your decrees.(M)
120 I tremble[b] in awe of you;(N)
I fear your judgments.

ע Ayin

121 I have done what is just and right;(O)
do not leave me to my oppressors.
122 Guarantee your servant’s well-being;(P)
do not let the arrogant oppress me.
123 My eyes grow weary(Q) looking for your salvation
and for your righteous promise.
124 Deal with your servant based on your faithful love;(R)
teach me your statutes.
125 I am your servant;(S) give me understanding(T)
so that I may know your decrees.
126 It is time for the Lord to act,(U)
for they have violated your instruction.
127 Since I love your commands(V)
more than gold, even the purest gold,
128 I carefully follow all your precepts(W)
and hate every false way.(X)


  1. 119:119 Some Hb mss, DSS, LXX, Aq, Sym, Jer read All the wicked of the earth you count as
  2. 119:120 Lit My flesh shudders
Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

The Christian Standard Bible. Copyright © 2017 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. Christian Standard Bible®, and CSB® are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers, all rights reserved.

Proverbs 16:10-11

10 God’s verdict is on the lips of a king;[a](A)
his mouth should not give an unfair judgment.(B)

11 Honest balances and scales are the Lord’s;
all the weights in the bag are his concern.(C)


  1. 16:10 Or A divination is on the lips of a king
Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

The Christian Standard Bible. Copyright © 2017 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. Christian Standard Bible®, and CSB® are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers, all rights reserved.

05/29/2021 DAB Transcript

2 Samuel 14:1-15:22, John 18:1-24, Psalms 119:97-112, Proverbs 16:8-9

Today is the 29th day of May welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I am Brian it is awesome to be here with you today around the Global Campfire and its joy to take this next step forward together. So, we…we have been reading from the Evangelical Heritage Version this week. We have been reading in the book of second Samuel. We have been watching really a turn in King David’s family. Nothing was ever the same after…after David took Bathsheba. And, so, in yesterday’s reading one of…one of David’s sons, Amnon, was killed by another son, Absalom because Amnon had raped his sister Tamar. And now Absalom has had to flee, gone back to his grandfather who’s the king of Geshur up near the Galilee, actually not near it…very near the Sea of Galilee. And, so, we will continue with…with Absalom today. Second Samuel 14 verse 1 through 15 verse 22.


Father, we thank You for Your word. We thank You for another week. We thank You for almost another month. We thank You for Your faithfulness, Your commitment to training us, to teaching us, to revealing Yourself to us through the Scriptures, to transforming us through the process of sanctification over time. Thank You that that You are remaking us. All things are being made new and that we have permission to just lean back and allow this process and that our part in this process is mostly about surrender and not fighting You. So Holy Spirit, come as…as we conclude another one of our weeks together and continue the journey forward. We ask as we do so often that You continue to lead us into all truth. And we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.


dailyaudiobible.com, that is home base, and it’s our little place in this world on the Internet. That’s where the Global Campfire is. This is where we find out what’s going on around here. And, so, always be aware and stay tuned and stay connected. All of…all of these things can be accessed from within the Daily Audio Bible app as well.

So, for example, if you wanted to go to the Prayer Wall and pray for some brothers and sisters you can go to the Community section there on the website or in the app, and that’s where the Prayer Wall lives and take it from there, whatever is most convenient or if you need prayer and want to ask for prayer, same thing. So, you either way you can stay connected and stay dialed in as we move forward. So…so do that. Stay connected.

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

And, as always, if you have a prayer request or encouragement, you can hit the Hotline button in the app and share from there no matter where you are in the world or you can dial 877-942-4253.

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

Community Prayer and Praise:

[singing starts] Since I started for the Kingdom, since my life He controls, since I give my heart to Jesus the longer I serve Him the sweeter He grows. The longer I served Him the sweeter He grows. The more that I love Him more love He bestows. Each day is like heaven my heart overflows. The longer I serve Him the sweeter He grows. every need He’s supplying plenty of grace He bestows. Every day my way gets brighter. The longer I serve Him the sweeter He grows. The longer I serve Him the sweeter He grows. The more that I love Him more love He bestows. Each day is like heaven my heart overflows. The longer I serve Him the sweeter He grows [singing stops]. Thank you, Lord…

Good morning DABbers brothers and sisters in Christ this is His Child calling from Canada and this morning I’m calling with a prayer request asking that we could all unite our hearts together in prayer for a dear friend of mine. She’s going through radiation right now for cancer and she’s in a lot of pain. So, please I’m asking for your prayer. God knows her name. Thank you so much DABbers. And heavenly Father God this morning I come to You with a humble heart Lord God thanking You for Your mercy, Your grace, love and forgiveness. Thank You, God that You are there, that we can call upon You, that we can cast our cares upon You because we know You care. Lord I pray that each person at this present moment Lord that’s going through life’s struggles Lord, that You will just put Your arms around them and remind them Lord that You are there, and You will never leave nor forsake them. You may not take us out of the things that we go through Lord, but You walk through them with us. Thank You for that promise and that assurance Lord and Father God I pray that You also continue to bless…bless Brian and Jill for the wonderful work that they are doing Lord to further Your Kingdom. And bless each and every person that is listening today. Thank You, Lord for Your love for us in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Good morning DAB this is Nola calling from Grants Pass OR. I’ve been a DAB listener for 14 years and I just want to pray a blessing over this ministry and Brian and his family. It has been a remarkable journey. Still learning to this day. I have a couple of prayer requests. I do…I listened to the woman right before the podcast today. She prayed for her son that knows the Lord, as my son does. His name is Gilbert and he’s out in the world today as hers is and I just pray that the Lord covers him with safety and praying that he brings him home soon to open his eyes to His love. Second of all I’d like to ask for prayer for healing for my left hip. It has been a problem for over a year now and it slowly seems to get worse. I’ve went to doctors I’ve tried everything I can, and I just don’t wanna have surgery. So, I’m praying for healing. So, I just want to say thank you DAB family for all your prayers. I pray for you each day and I am so grateful for this ministry. God bless all of you and God safety. Thank you.

Hi everyone, my name is Kate and I’m calling from France to ask for prayer. Today is May 25th and I just finished listening to the recording for today and I was really touched by…by what we read and by Brian’s reflections. It was…the reading today was about David, King David wanting to build a temple for God. And…and Brian was reflecting on how we, you now, we…how…our inclination to build these boxes and say, “that’s who God is” or to sing worship songs and tell God who He is. And I just felt so…I needed that encouragement and that reminder. And as much as I don’t like the idea of recording and asking for prayer, the proverb also talked about humility and I just felt really challenged to call and ask if…if the Holy Spirit puts it on your heart would you pray for me to…to not be constricted by who I think God is or what I think God wants but really that the Holy Spirit would enable me, equip me, help me to…to just continue to walk with God and experience who He is and to submit to whatever it is that He wants, not what I think He wants but what He actually wants. Would you also pray for…for my husband for the…the work that…that God is doing in his heart to really bear fruit and for our marriage. This has been a challenging season. So would you just lift…lift the both of us and our marriage up. Thank you so much.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Saturday May 29, 2021 (NIV)

2 Samuel 14:1-15:22

14 Joab son of Zeruiah knew that the heart of the king was attached to Absalom. So Joab sent to Tekoa and brought a wise woman from there. He said to her, “Please act like a mourner and wear mourning clothes. Do not anoint yourself with lotion. Make it look as if you are a woman who has been mourning for the dead for a long time. Go to the king and tell him whatever I tell you to say.” Then Joab put the words in her mouth.

The woman from Tekoa spoke to the king. She fell down with her face to the ground. She bowed down and said, “Help me, O King.”

The king said to her, “What is wrong?”

She said, “It’s terrible. I am a widow. My husband is dead. Your servant had two sons. The two of them had a fight out in the field, and there was no one there to separate them. The one struck the other and killed him. Now the entire family has risen up against your servant. They are saying, ‘Turn over the one who struck down his brother, so we can put him to death because of the life of his brother whom he killed. In this way we will destroy the heir also.’ They will put out the fire of the one burning coal that is left for me. My husband will not have a name or anything left on the face of the earth.”

The king said to the woman, “Go to your house. I will issue orders on your behalf.”

The woman from Tekoa said to the king, “On me, my lord the king—let the guilt be on me and on the house of my father. The king and his throne will be guiltless.”

10 The king said, “Bring to me anyone who speaks against you about this, and he will not contact you again.”

11 She said, “Please, the king should remember the Lord your God and stop the avenger of blood from multiplying the killing, so that they do not destroy my son.”

David said, “As the Lord lives, not one hair of your son will fall to the ground.”

12 The woman said, “Please allow your servant to speak a word to my lord the king.”

He said, “Speak up.”

13 The woman said, “Why have you planned something like this against the people of God? By his own words the king convicts himself for not returning his own banished one. 14 We will certainly die. We are like water spilled onto the ground that cannot be gathered up again. But God does not take life. He devises means to restore to himself the one who has been banished. 15 Now I have come to say this to my lord the king, because the people have made me afraid. Your servant said, ‘I will speak to the king. Perhaps the king will fulfill the request of his servant, 16 for the king will listen and deliver his servant from the hand of the man who is trying to destroy both me and my son, to remove us from our inheritance from God.’ 17 Your servant said, ‘Please let the word of my lord the king give me rest, because he is like the angel of God—that is what my lord the king is like. He is able to distinguish good and evil.’ The Lord your God will be with you.”

18 The king answered the woman, “Please, do not withhold the answer to what I am about to ask you.”

The woman said, “My lord the king, please speak.”

19 The king said, “Is the hand of Joab with you in all this?”

The woman answered, “As your soul lives, my lord the king, nothing veers off to the right or to the left from everything my lord the king has said, for your servant Joab is the one who gave me orders. He also put all these words into the mouth of your servant. 20 Your servant Joab did this in order to change the way things were going. My lord has wisdom, like the wisdom of the Angel of God. He knows everything that goes on in the land.”

21 The king said to Joab, “All right! I will do this. Go and bring back the young man Absalom.”

22 Joab fell down with his face to the ground. He bowed down and blessed the king and said, “Today your servant has become aware that I have found favor in your sight, my lord the king, because the king has carried out the request of his servant.”

23 So Joab got up and went to Geshur and brought Absalom back to Jerusalem.

24 But the king said, “He must go to his own house. He is not to see me face-to-face.” So Absalom went to his own house, and he did not see the face of the king.

25 There was not a man in all Israel as handsome as Absalom and so greatly praised. From the sole of his foot to the top of his head there was not a blemish on him. 26 When he shaved the hair on his head (periodically he cut it off because it became too heavy for him), the hair weighed five pounds.[a]

27 Three sons and one daughter were born to Absalom. The daughter’s name was Tamar. She was an attractive woman.

28 Absalom lived in Jerusalem for two years, but he did not see the king face-to-face. 29 Absalom sent to Joab in order to ask him to go to the king on his behalf, but Joab was not willing to come to him. Absalom sent again, a second time, but Joab was still not willing to come. 30 So Absalom said to his servants, “See that field of Joab next to mine, where he has barley. Go and set it on fire.” So Absalom’s servants set the field on fire. ⎣Joab’s servants came to him with their clothing torn and said to him, “The servants of Absalom have set your field on fire.”⎦[b]

31 Joab got up and went to Absalom’s house. He said to him, “Why have your servants set my field on fire?”

32 Absalom said to Joab, “I sent this message to you: Come here. I want to send you to speak to the king and to say for me, ‘Why did I come from Geshur? It would be better for me to still be there.’ Now I want to see the king face-to-face. If I am guilty of anything, let him put me to death.” 33 So Joab went to the king and gave him the message.

Then the king summoned Absalom, and he came to the king. He bowed down to the king with his face to the ground, and the king kissed Absalom.

Absalom’s Rebellion

15 After this, Absalom acquired for himself a chariot, horses, and fifty men to run in front of him. Absalom would get up early and stand beside the road by the gatehouse. Absalom would call out to every man who had a legal issue to bring before the king for judgment, and he would say, “What city are you from?” The person would say, “Your servant is from such-and-such of the tribes of Israel.” Absalom would say to him, “Your claims are good and valid, but there is no one from the king to listen to you.” Then Absalom would say, “I wish someone would make me a judge in the land. Then everyone who has a legal issue or needs a judgment could come to me, and I would give him justice.”

Whenever someone approached to bow down to him, he would reach out, take hold of him, and kiss him. Absalom acted this way to everyone of Israel who came to the king for judgment. In this way Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel.

After four[c] years Absalom said to the king, “Please let me go to Hebron and fulfill my vow, which I have made to the Lord, because when I was at Geshur in Aram, your servant vowed, ‘If the Lord will really return me to Jerusalem, I will serve the Lord.’”

The king said to him, “Go in peace.” So he set out and went to Hebron.

10 But Absalom sent agents throughout all the tribes of Israel, saying, “When you hear the sound of the ram’s horn, you are to say, ‘Absalom is king in Hebron.’” 11 Two hundred men from Jerusalem who had been invited went along with Absalom. They went innocently, since they did not know what was going on.

12 While he was offering sacrifices, Absalom summoned David’s advisor, Ahithophel of Giloh, to come from Giloh, his hometown. The conspiracy gained strength as more and more people were going over to Absalom.

13 A messenger came to David and said, “The hearts of the men of Israel are following Absalom.”

14 So David said to all his servants who were with him at Jerusalem, “Get ready. We must flee, or we will not escape from Absalom. Hurry up and go, so that he does not come quickly, overtake us, bring down disaster on us, and strike the city with the edge of the sword.”

15 The officials of the king said to him, “Here we are. We, your servants, will do everything our lord the king decides.” 16 So the king set out with his entire household, but he left ten concubines[d] to watch over the house. 17 The king and all his people set out. They stopped at a house some distance away.

David’s Flight

18 All his troops were passing by in front of David. All the Kerethites, Pelethites, and Gittites—six hundred men from Gath who had come under his command—were passing by in front of the king. 19 The king said to Ittai from Gath, “Why are you going with us? Go back and stay with King Absalom, because you are a foreigner and an exile from your home. 20 You arrived just yesterday. Today should I cause you to wander with us, when I myself do not have a plan as to where I am going? Go back and take your fellow soldiers with you. May the Lord’s mercy and faithfulness be with you.”[e]

21 Ittai answered the king, “As the Lord lives and as my lord the king lives, wherever my lord the king will be, whether it leads to death or life, there your servant will be.”

22 David said to Ittai, “Go ahead then. March on.” So Ittai from Gath and all his men and all the dependents who were with them marched by.


  1. 2 Samuel 14:26 Hebrew two hundred shekels by the royal standard
  2. 2 Samuel 14:30 The sentence in half-brackets in verse 30 is not included in the Hebrew text but is in the Greek. An omission from the Hebrew text may have occurred as the eye of the Hebrew copyist skipped from the first occurrence of on fire to the second one.
  3. 2 Samuel 15:7 The translation four years follows the ancient versions. The Hebrew text reads forty years, but it is not possible to fit that time span into the chronology of David’s reign.
  4. 2 Samuel 15:16 Or wives of secondary status
  5. 2 Samuel 15:20 The last part of the verse is difficult.
Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV)

The Holy Bible, Evangelical Heritage Version®, EHV®, © 2019 Wartburg Project, Inc. All rights reserved.

John 18:1-24

The Arrest

18 After saying these things, Jesus went out with his disciples across the Kidron Valley,[a] where there was a garden. He and his disciples went into it.

Now Judas, who was betraying him, also knew the place, because Jesus often met there with his disciples. So Judas took the company of soldiers and some guards from the chief priests and the Pharisees, and came there with lanterns, torches, and weapons.

Jesus, knowing everything that was going to happen to him, went out and asked them, “Who are you looking for?”

“Jesus the Nazarene,” they replied.

“I am he,” Jesus told them.

Judas, the betrayer, was standing with them. When Jesus told them, “I am he,” they backed away and fell to the ground.

Then Jesus asked them again, “Who are you looking for?”

“Jesus the Nazarene,” they said.

“I told you that I am he,” Jesus replied. “So if you are looking for me, let these men go.” This was to fulfill the statement he had spoken: “I did not lose any of those you have given me.”

10 Then Simon Peter, who had a sword, drew it, struck the high priest’s servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant’s name was Malchus.

11 So Jesus said to Peter, “Put your sword into its sheath. Shall I not drink the cup my Father has given me?”

12 Then the company of soldiers, their commander, and the Jewish guards arrested Jesus and bound him. 13 First they led him to Annas, because he was father-in-law to Caiaphas, who was the high priest that year. 14 Now it was Caiaphas who had advised the Jews, “It is better that one man die for the people.”

Peter Denies Jesus

15 Simon Peter and another disciple kept following Jesus. That disciple was known to the high priest, so he went into the high priest’s courtyard with Jesus. 16 But Peter stood outside by the door. So the other disciple, the one known to the high priest, went out and talked to the girl watching the door and brought Peter in.

17 “You are not one of this man’s disciples too, are you?” the girl at the door asked Peter.

“I am not!” he said.

18 The servants and guards were standing around a fire of coals that they had made because it was cold. While they warmed themselves, Peter was standing with them, warming himself too.

Jesus Before Annas

19 The high priest questioned Jesus about his disciples and his teaching.

20 Jesus answered him, “I have spoken openly to the world. I always taught in a synagogue or at the temple, where all the Jews gather. I said nothing in secret. 21 Why are you questioning me? Ask those who heard what I told them. Look, they know what I said.”

22 When he said this, one of the guards standing there hit Jesus in the face. “Is that how you answer the high priest?” he demanded.

23 “If I said something wrong,” Jesus answered, “testify about what was wrong. But if I was right, why did you hit me?”

24 Then Annas sent him bound to Caiaphas the high priest.


  1. John 18:1 The Greek word translated Valley refers to a seasonal stream.
Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV)

The Holy Bible, Evangelical Heritage Version®, EHV®, © 2019 Wartburg Project, Inc. All rights reserved.

Psalm 119:97-112

Mem: Sweeter Than Honey

97 How I love your laws!
I meditate on them all day long.
98 Your commandment makes me wiser than my enemies,
because it is always with me.
99 I have more wisdom than all my teachers,
because your testimonies are my meditation.
100 I have more understanding than the elders,
because I guard your precepts.
101 I have kept my feet off every evil path
in order to keep your words.
102 I have not turned from your judgments,
because you yourself have instructed me.
103 How sweet are your sayings to my taste,
sweeter than honey to my mouth!
104 From your precepts I gain understanding.
Therefore, I hate every false road.

Nun: A Lamp for My Feet

105 Your words are a lamp for my feet
and a light for my path.
106 I have sworn and affirmed
that I will keep your righteous judgments.
107 I have suffered much.
Lord, give me life according to your words.
108 Lord, please accept the willing praise from my mouth,
and teach me your judgments.
109 I take my life in my hands constantly,
but I will not forget your law.
110 The wicked have set a snare for me,
but I have not wandered from your precepts.
111 I have inherited your testimonies forever.
Yes, they are the joy of my heart.
112 I turn my heart to do your statutes,
forever, right to the end.

Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV)

The Holy Bible, Evangelical Heritage Version®, EHV®, © 2019 Wartburg Project, Inc. All rights reserved.

Proverbs 16:8-9

Wisdom for a King and His Subjects

Better a little with righteousness
than a large income without justice.
A person’s heart plans his way,
but the Lord makes his steps secure.

Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV)

The Holy Bible, Evangelical Heritage Version®, EHV®, © 2019 Wartburg Project, Inc. All rights reserved.

05/28/2021 DAB Transcript

2 Samuel 13:1-39, John 17:1-26, Psalms 119:81-96, Proverbs 16:6-7

Today is the 28th day of May welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I am Brian it is great to be here with you today, wonderful to come around the Global Campfire together, wonderful to have a Global Campfire to come to, an oasis, a safe serene space carved out…ahhh…just to let God speak through the Scriptures and just exhale and have a place away from any chaos or anything coming to distract us. We have this place together and I’m glad to be in it with you for the next step forward. And that next step forward will take us back into the book of second Samuel. We’ve kind of just moved through the Bathsheba story and it’s a sordid story to be certain and we were just talking about how things are never really the same David’s family after this. And we will begin to see that today. Second Samuel chapter 13.


Okay. So, from the book of Second Samuel, we see that things in David’s family have not improved in any way. They have only gotten worse after these choices that David made involving Bathsheba, the taking of another man’s wife and then the killing of that husband. Respect seems to be somewhat diminished if not lost among David’s children. And, so, we…we encountered a story today that involved three of David’s children in particular, a son named Amnon, a daughter named Tamar and a son named Absalom who was the brother of Tamar. We read the story. We don’t need to go back through the details. Tamar is raped by Amnon. Absalom…Absalom is infuriated…like he can’t stand that this has happened, and he cannot stand his brother Amnon for what he did. And David didn’t do much of anything. And even Absalom under the circumstances is just kind of consoling Tamar, like “you have to just…you have to begin to move on from this place.” But Absalom…Absalom’s plotting justice, justice that the king’s not going to give, justice that’s just not gonna happen any other way, it appears, because two years go by, right? Two years go by and it’s like everything is just brushed under the rug and we’re moving on and that’s when Absalom has his plan to have a feast and the feast does happen and Amnon is killed, which certainly disrupts the royal family, to say the least. So, there’s a great amount of grief and mourning. We can read it and go, “well that was justice.” But the only one that’s fleeing now is Absalom. So, Absalom has perpetrated the killing of Amnon his brother who’s a prince and its justice, but Absalom has to flee. As it turns out, though, Absalom is the grandson of the king of Geshur. And the capital city of Geshur has been associated with…with some ruins in the Galilee region. Actually, it is believed that Geshur and the New Testament city of Beth-Saida, which some of Jesus’ disciples called a hometown and that Jesus visited and performed miracles in, that they are the same. So, they share the same ruins. They just come from a different time. So, Absalom’s back at his grandfather’s palace and protected there for three years after…after the death of Amnon. And that’s kinda where we leave off. We’re not done though. We’re on a slide that’s sliding downward in David’s family and we’re not…were not done with the story of Absalom, who it appears has lost pretty much all respect for his father the king, David.

When we turn into the gospel of John, we are at John chapter 17, and this is a famous chapter. This is known as Jesus High Priestly Prayer, a prayer that He prays over His disciples and through His disciples over all of us who believe, and He is asking the Father to make us one as they are one. So, in the words of Jesus, so I’m quoting out of the gospel of John here, “I am no longer going to be in the world, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father protect them by your name which you gave me so that they may be one as we are one.” And then a couple verses…verses later Jesus says, “I am praying not only for them but also for those who believe in Me through their message.” That will be us friends. That would be us. “May they all be one as You Father are in Me, and I am in You. May they also be one in us so that the world may believe that You’ve sent me.” What Jesus is talking about here is an intertwining that should blow our minds - “so that they may be one as we are one?” Well, our understanding of how “one” Jesus is with the Father is that there one in the same. So, this isn’t something that we can just talk over in the next three minutes. This is something we’re gonna have to kind of really think about and meditate upon over the course of days, maybe weeks, maybe months. This is something we invite the Holy Spirit to lead us into all truth about. What would that be like, that we the body are one as They are one? How do we even start to think about that? We can think, well…the reference here is about unity, that we’ll all be united, believe in the same thing in the same direction. If that’s the deal then this prayer has not yet been answered, right? All we have to look around is to know that that’s not how we are operating almost ever. And if that’s the case, and it is in fact Jesus desire as He prays to the Father that we become one as They are one, then the path that we are on, it doesn’t seem like we’ll ever…like it doesn’t seem like we’re moving in the right direction, even as…as the body much less humanity. How do we even begin to get our minds around that concept though? We have to…we have to begin to think of ways in which we are united, we are one. So, for example, every human being alive on this planet today is one with every other human being. We are one as the human race. The things that keep us alive on this planet are the thing to keep all of us as the human race as one together alive. For example, we have beating hearts. If that stops, we cease to be on this planet alive, at least as we know it. And that is true of all human beings. We are all one in that reality. What we are typically programmed to do in this world and in this world system in the cultures is to generally, from birth almost, become aware of our distinctions, our differences, the things that we can look at and say, “that is different than me. We are not one. We are distinctly different in this area.” But once we find one area that we are distinctly different in, say for example, we have theological differences, say, with another brother or sister, they…they are seeing things a certain way that we don’t think is accurate, we will often take that distinctive and then type up a label and put the label on that person so that we can dismiss that person and everybody who thinks the way that they do as not one with us. Is that true though because that person still has a beating heart, bloods pumping through their veins, they have a brain, they have eyes and mouth and ears that are situated on a head, they walk upright, they look human, they are human, they are still part of the human race. Our label or judgment cannot change that. We are still one with them is humanity. And we need to think about the body of Christ. Is it, we who made the body or is it we who were grafted into the body and are simply lucky to be here at all? If it is the latter, then we don’t have anything to type with, we don’t have any labels, we don’t have any anything. Our identity is one in Christ. Our allegiance is to Jesus. We may be evolving in our understanding of Jesus, our relationship with God. That would be a default of being alive, right? We’re…we’re learning, we’re growing. I am in love and am attempting to use my life to become one with my wife. And sometimes it feels like that and sometimes it doesn’t. But we’ve decided no matter what it feels like, this is the this is the trajectory of our lives is to become one. And marriage is another fantastic way to begin to think about this concept. What we begin to realize is, it’s not about pointing out our distinctives and carving out all our territory…territory to protect that. It’s more about focusing on our similarities and working to strengthen these things while using our differences to challenge the status quo. Like we can always be about the business of refining this oneness that Jesus is speaking about, but we have to think about what it even looks like because if we just look out over the body of Christ across the world, we…we would see just about as many divisions as there are in the world. We continue to try to carve out our distinctives in one way or another, while ignoring our similarities, which is where we probably should be starting. If are clear on our similarities than we can celebrate our distinctives because their gifts from God, their beautiful things that serve all of us together. And, so, I probably have talked that three minutes or more, but let’s meditate upon this because if we do, we begin to think about becoming one as a body, which Paul talks about. Like I’m not suggesting something extra biblical here, like we’re gonna, we’re gonn approach all of this from different perspectives when we begin to read Paul and his description of what Jesus is doing in this world by making the body of Christ. So, this idea of…of us becoming one is something that we actually do need to give thought to because it’s a posture that is supposed to be our normal.


Holy Spirit we invite You into this. Conceptually we can maybe understand the concept. The process…we…we don’t. It it’s a mystery. And, so, we have to surrender and open ourselves. And maybe that’s all there is to it, is that we surrender our identity to You and You bestow an identity upon us, the identity of a son or a daughter of the most-high God, and when we come into contact with our brothers and sisters in the world, it’s not about our distinctive, the things that we need to argue about, it’s about the fact that we are all children of the most-high God here and there is no label we can slap on each other change that. You and You alone are the eternal judge. And, so, Holy Spirit come lead us into all truth we pray. In the name of Jesus, we ask expectantly. Amen.


dailyaudiobible.com is home base it’s the websites we find what’s going on around here.

It’s where the Prayer Wall lives. That is in the Community section and that is also where you can get connected on social media. So, be sure to check that out.

Check out the Daily Audio Bible Shop. There’s a lot are resources there for our journey as we continue to move forward, step-by-step, day by day. So, check that out as well.

If you want to partner with the Daily Audio Bible, thank you. Thank you with all of my heart. There is a link on the homepage. If you’re using the Daily Audio Bible app you can press the Give button in the upper right-hand corner, or the mailing address is PO Box 1996 Spring Hill Tennessee 37174.

And, as always, if you have a prayer request or encouragement, you can hit the Hotline button in the app or you can dial…well…there’s a number of numbers that you can dial. In the Americas 877-942-4253, in the UK or Europe 44-20-3608-8078, and in Australia or that part of the world 61-3-8820-5459 is the number to call.

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

Community Prayer and Praise:

Hello Daily Audio Bible family. I…I’m Sydney from Tennessee. I am just calling. I’ve been driving and listening trying to catch up on Daily Audio Bible and listening to the prayer requests and praying along and a thought just occurred to me. I…as I’m listening to some of your stories and…and how the…the struggles that everybody is going through I’m just blown away by how this community pulls together and prays for everybody who needs it. I…I…it reminds me of the story of Moses when they’re fighting and he’s only winning when they’re lifting up his arms. And I feel like this community stands in the gap when we’re too week to make it through our own battles. And I just was overcome…and just with joy and happiness that this is truly a community that follows that example. So, I guess I just want to thank everybody for being so loving and I guess for showing the way that the Kingdom of God should work. I love you all. I thank you for calling in. I’m praying with you and for you and thank you to Brian and Jill and family for putting on this wonderful podcast for everybody. Have a blessed day. Thanks.

Hey DAB family this is Byron out in Florida. My wife went to go visit her mother’s grave the other day and on her way to the site she came across an old man that was visiting his wife’s grave and they got to talking and it turned out they had been married for quite a long time and he had this to say about his wife, that she was a fighter, that they had diagnosed her with cancer and had given her only two months to live but she continued to live another 27 before she died. Later on that evening my wife had severe pains in her abdomen so we went to the emergency room where they did some scans and urged us to see a specialist as soon as we could. Came back from seeing that specialist today and it turns out that one of my wife ovaries is significantly enlarged. The recommendation is to remove the ovaries along with the rest of the sexual apparatus and to test it to see if there is cancer and if any additional action needs to be taken. So, given the circumstances and the little things that God has done we have great assurance about all this, great comfort. My God has always been faithful to me, and to my family and he will continue to be even in this situation, but nothing goes right without prayer and that’s where you my DAB family come in. Please pray for my wife for healing, for the doctor and nurses and assistants, that everything goes well with the surgery. It’s going to be happening on Friday January 4th. And pray for my wife’s husband that he does the right thing, says the right thing, takes care of everything that needs to be taken care of so my wife can do the main job of healing. Thank you all for always being there. I love you all and will talk to you soon. Bye.

I have only called in one time before. Been listening for about 10 years but this is not about me. I…my wife’s not doing well. She’s been fighting leukemia for 10 years now and in the past year it’s gone south. She’s in the hospital now and the doctors helping out, paying attention to blood tests and results. But it’s in God’s hands now. There’s nothing that you and I or the doctor can do. It’s all in God’s hands and His healing touch. So, will be praying for my wife Tanya. Also, be praying for my family. We have to find a house soon. Our landlord is selling the house. He’s not being mean about it. It’s just part of life. The housing market has gone up. And, so, we are able to…he’s able to make some money and I don’t blame him, but we have a large family and it’s hard to find a rent house. But be praying for me because I can’t be with my wife. I’m taking care of the kids while her mother is with her and I can’t be by her side. So, just be playing for my family. Thank you.

Hi everyone, how are you doing? I hope you’re doing great. I hope that throughout your challenges and your ups and downs in life that you always keep trusting in God. I pray that no matter what is going on in your life would derail you from the right path which is in Christ, and which is Christ. I pray that you will always keep leaning on him even though if I win his heart, it would be so nice to rely on other things than Christ. But it is…Christ is the only way. I pray that He will help you and…and make you strong in Him in the name of Jesus. Be strong in the Lord and in the power of his might. Have a great day. Bye-bye.

Good morning DAB this is Pamela from Texas. I started out in January listening to Jill Chronological but now I’ve become a double DABber and I’m listening to Brian as well. I listened this morning to May 25th about just wanting to say I love the analogy about not wanting to put God in a box. If we could all just remember that God just wants to be close to us and have a relationship with us and be in our heart and with us and that our body is the temple and that we need to treat it as a temple of God because He is living there with us. Also, I want to ask prayer for my oldest daughter Christy who is addicted to meth. She struggles with it, and she is having to mandatory go back to a rehab for three months and she’s not happy. But I’m praying that God will work with her and through the counselors there and she will finally get rid of this addiction. And I hope with your prayers and my prayers that she can overcome this. I thank you so much and pray for all of you and thank you for this podcast. In Jesus’ name. Amen. Have a great day.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Friday May 28, 2021 (NIV)

2 Samuel 13

Amnon and Tamar

13 David’s son Absalom had a beautiful sister named Tamar. Some time after this, David’s son Amnon fell in love with her. Amnon was so worked up that he made himself sick because of his sister Tamar. She was a virgin, and it seemed impossible for Amnon to do anything with her.

Amnon had a friend named Jonadab, who was a son of David’s brother Shimeah.[a] Jonadab was a very clever man. Jonadab said to Amnon, “Why do you, the king’s son, look so tired every morning? Won’t you tell me?”

Amnon said to him, “I am in love with Tamar, the sister of my brother Absalom.”

Jonadab said to him, “Lie down on your bed and pretend to be sick. Your father will come to see you. Then you are to say to him, ‘Please! Have my sister Tamar come and give me some food to eat. Have her prepare the food in my presence so that I can watch and eat it from her hand.’”

So Amnon went to bed and pretended to be sick, and the king came to see him. Amnon said to the king, “Please! Have my sister Tamar come and make special flatbread while I am watching. She should make two of them and let me eat them from her hand.”

So David sent a message to Tamar’s house: “Please, go to the house of your brother Amnon and make food for him.” Tamar went to the house of her brother Amnon, where he was lying down. She took dough, kneaded it, made the flatbread as he was watching, and baked the loaves. She took the pan and placed it before him, but he refused to eat.

Amnon said, “Send everyone away from me.” So everyone left.

10 Then Amnon said to Tamar, “Bring the food into the bedroom and let me eat from your hand.”

Tamar took the flatbread that she had made and brought it into the room to Amnon her brother. 11 She brought it to him so he could eat.

He grabbed her and said to her, “Come, lie down with me, my sister.”

12 She said to him, “No, my brother. Do not force me, for such a thing is not done in Israel. Do not do such a foolish thing. 13 And I—how will I get rid of my shame? And you will be like one of the fools in Israel. Now, please speak to the king, for he will not withhold me from you.”

14 But he would not listen to her. He was stronger than she was, and he forced her to lie down with him.

15 Then Amnon’s hatred for her was even more intense than the love he had felt for her. Amnon said to her, “Get up. Get out.”

16 She said to him, “There is no excuse for that. To send me away is a greater wrong than what you already did to me.”

But he was not willing to listen to her. 17 He called the young man who was his servant and said, “Send this woman outside, away from me, and bolt the door behind her.”

18 She was wearing a special long robe that covered her arms and legs.[b] The virgin daughters of the king wore such robes. His servant put her outside and bolted the door after her. 19 Tamar put ashes on her head and ripped the robe that she was wearing. She placed her hand on her head, and she went away, weeping loudly as she walked.

20 Her brother Absalom said to her, “Has Amnon your brother been with you? Now my sister, do not say anything. He is your brother. Do not take this matter to heart.”

So Tamar, a devastated woman, stayed in the house of her brother Absalom. 21 King David heard about all these things, and he was very angry.[c]

22 Absalom did not speak with Amnon at all, neither anything bad nor anything good. Absalom hated Amnon because he had raped Tamar, his sister.

David and Absalom

23 Two years passed. Absalom’s sheepshearers were at Baal Hazor, which is near Ephraim. Absalom invited all the king’s sons. 24 Absalom also came to the king and said, “Look! The sheepshearers are now at work for your servant. Will the king and his servants join your servant, please?”

25 The king said to Absalom, “No, my son. Not all of us will go. We do not want to be a burden to you.”

Absalom pressured him, but David was not willing to go, though he did give Absalom a blessing. 26 So Absalom said, “If not, can Amnon my brother join us, please?” The king said to him, “Why should he go with you?” 27 But Absalom kept pressuring him, so David sent Amnon and all the sons of the king with him.[d]

28 Absalom commanded his servants, “Pay attention to me, and when Amnon is feeling good because of the wine, I will say to you, ‘Strike Amnon.’ Then you are to kill him. Do not be afraid. I am the one who has given you the order. Be strong. Be brave.”

29 Absalom’s servants did to Amnon exactly what Absalom had commanded. Then all the sons of the king got up. Each of them got on his mule and fled.

30 While they were on the way, news reached David: “Absalom has killed all the king’s sons. There is not one of them left.” 31 The king got up, ripped his clothing, and lay down on the ground. All his servants who were standing nearby also ripped their clothing.

32 Jonadab, the son of David’s brother Shimeah, responded, “My lord should not say they have killed all the young men who are sons of the king, for only Amnon is dead. This is what Absalom has been planning from the day Amnon raped Tamar, his sister. 33 Now my lord the king should pay no attention to the report that says, ‘All the king’s sons are dead,’ because only Amnon is dead.”

34 Absalom fled.

The young man who was serving as the watchman looked up and saw many people coming down the road west of him,[e] along the side of the mountain. ⎣The watchman came and reported to the king, “I see men on the Horonaim road, along the side of the mountain.”⎦[f]

35 Jonadab said to the king, “Look. The king’s sons have come. It is just as your servant said.”

36 When he was finished speaking, the king’s sons arrived. They raised their voices and wept loudly. The king and all his servants also wept very bitterly.

37 Absalom fled. He went to Talmai son of Ammihud,[g] the king of Geshur. King David mourned every day because of his son.

38 Absalom fled and went to Geshur. He stayed there for three years. 39 King David longed to reach out to Absalom, because he was no longer mourning for his deceased son Amnon.


  1. 2 Samuel 13:3 There are at least four different Hebrew forms of the name of this brother of David, also known as Shimea, Shimei, and Shammah. Such irregularity in the spelling of personal names is very common.
  2. 2 Samuel 13:18 The exact meaning of the Hebrew term pas is uncertain. It may refer to the length of the garment, but it may also refer to elaborate decoration. This is the same type of garment as Joseph’s “coat of many colors” in Genesis 37.
  3. 2 Samuel 13:21 A Dead Sea Scroll and the Greek text include some words that are not present in the main Hebrew manuscripts: But he would not rebuke his son Amnon, because he loved him, since he was his firstborn.
  4. 2 Samuel 13:27 The Greek text adds the words: and Absalom prepared a feast like a royal feast.
  5. 2 Samuel 13:34 Or behind him
  6. 2 Samuel 13:34 The sentence in half-brackets is present in the Greek text, but not in the Hebrew text. An omission from the Hebrew text may have occurred when the Hebrew copyist’s eye jumped from the first occurrence of along the side of the mountain to the second occurrence.
  7. 2 Samuel 13:37 Ammihud is the reading of many Hebrew manuscripts. The main Hebrew text has Ammihur. The Hebrew equivalents of d and r look alike.
Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV)

The Holy Bible, Evangelical Heritage Version®, EHV®, © 2019 Wartburg Project, Inc. All rights reserved.

John 17

Jesus’ High Priestly Prayer

17 After Jesus had spoken these things, he looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the time has come. Glorify your Son so that your Son may glorify you. For you gave him authority over all flesh, so that he may give eternal life to all those you have given him. This is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you sent. I have glorified you on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do. Now, Father, glorify me at your own side with the glory I had at your side before the world existed.

Jesus’ High Priestly Prayer

“I revealed your name to the men you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me, and they have held on to your word. Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you. For I gave them the words you gave me, and they received them. They learned the truth that I came from you. They believed that you sent me.

“I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, because they are yours. 10 All that is mine is yours, and what is yours is mine. And I am glorified in them. 11 I am no longer going to be in the world, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by your name, which you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one. 12 While I was with them, I kept those you gave me safe in your name.[a] I protected them and not one of them was destroyed, except the son of destruction, so that the Scripture might be fulfilled.

13 “But now I am coming to you, and I am saying these things in the world, so that they may be filled with my joy. 14 I have given them your word. The world hated them, because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 15 I am not asking that you take them out of the world, but that you protect them from the Evil One. 16 They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.

17 “Sanctify them by the truth. Your word is truth. 18 As you sent me into the world, I also sent them into the world. 19 I sanctify myself for them, so they also may be sanctified by the truth.

Jesus’ High Priestly Prayer

20 “I am praying not only for them, but also for those who believe in me through their message. 21 May they all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I am in you. May they also be one[b] in us, so that the world may believe that you sent me. 22 I have given them the glory you gave me, so that they may be one, as we are one: 23 I in them, and you in me. May they become completely one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.

24 “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am so that they may see my glory—the glory you gave me because you loved me before the world’s foundation. 25 Righteous Father, the world did not know you, but I knew you, and these men knew that you sent me. 26 I made your name known to them and will continue to make it known, so that the love you have for me may be in them and that I may be in them.”


  1. John 17:12 Some witnesses to the text read I kept them safe in your name, which you gave me.
  2. John 17:21 Some witnesses to the text omit one.
Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV)

The Holy Bible, Evangelical Heritage Version®, EHV®, © 2019 Wartburg Project, Inc. All rights reserved.

Psalm 119:81-96

Kaph: A Wineskin in the Smoke

81 My soul is worn out, as I wait for your salvation.
I wait confidently for your word.
82 My eyes are worn out, as I look for your sayings.
I say, “When will you comfort me?”
83 Though I am like a wineskin in the smoke,
I do not forget your statutes.
84 How many days does your servant have?
When will you inflict judgment on my persecutors?
85 The arrogant dig pits for me.
This is against your laws.
86 All your commandments are trustworthy.
The arrogant persecute me wrongfully. Help me.
87 They almost put an end to me here on earth,
but I have not forsaken your precepts.
88 Give me life according to your mercy,
and I will obey the testimony from your mouth.

Lamed: Your Commands Have No Limits

89 To eternity, O Lord, your word is fixed firmly in the heavens.
90 For generation after generation, your faithfulness remains.
You established the earth, and it stands.
91 As for your judgments, they stand to this day,
because all things are your servants.
92 Unless your law had been my delight,
I would have perished in my affliction.
93 To eternity I will not forget your precepts,
because by them you have given me life.
94 I am yours. Save me,
because I have sought your precepts.
95 The wicked are lying in wait for me to kill me,
but I will ponder your testimonies.
96 I see a limit to all perfection,
but your commandment has no limits.

Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV)

The Holy Bible, Evangelical Heritage Version®, EHV®, © 2019 Wartburg Project, Inc. All rights reserved.

Proverbs 16:6-7

Through mercy and truth, guilt is atoned for,
and through the fear of the Lord, one turns away from evil.
When the Lord is pleased with a man’s ways,
he causes even his enemies to live at peace with him.

Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV)

The Holy Bible, Evangelical Heritage Version®, EHV®, © 2019 Wartburg Project, Inc. All rights reserved.

05/27/2021 DAB Transcript

2 Samuel 12:1-31, John 16:1-33, Psalm 119:65-80, Proverbs 16:4-5

Today is the 27th day of May welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I am Brian it is a joy and an honor to be here with you today as we…as we continue the journey through the week. I really kinda make this final press towards the end of this month and continue forward into the next month day-by-day, step-by-step. So, we find ourselves in the book of 2 Samuel in the Old Testament and we’re dealing with David’s life and it’s like, the whole story took a weird turn yesterday. The army is in battle, David has stayed back in Jerusalem, he sees a beautiful woman named Bathsheba taking a bath, he summons her and ah, the result is a pregnancy, ah, very, very likely Bathsheba didn’t have a whole lot of say in any of this but she is a married woman who’s pregnant with somebody else’s child so she lets the king know that, who then hatches his own plan to try to do a cover-up that doesn’t work. And so, the king has one of his loyal warriors Uriah the Hittite, the husband of Bathsheba, he has him put in a very, very dangerous place where he is likely to be killed in battle and he is. We’re not quite done with this story but we left our reading yesterday very clear that what David did was evil in the sight of God. And so, that’s essentially where we pick up the story. 2 Samuel chapter 12.


Okay, so in 2 Samuel, um David had done something evil before the Lord, evil in general. And the prophet Nathan comes to tell David a story and it’s a story about a rich man and a poor man, rich man has plenty, poor man has almost nothing but he does have this little lamb um that he bought that he loves it’s a part of the family. And the rich man has a guest and he doesn’t want to take from his own flock so he goes and steals the poor man’s family member and slaughters and serves it up. Of course, David’s hearing this story as the king and he has all of the authority of the king and so his blood is boiling like ‘off with his head’ sort of thing, until he realizes this is you, this is you David, this is what you have done and David takes it, uh, full force. And he repents but we’ll notice something because we’ve actually turned a corner in the reign of David. David is a good man after God’s own heart as the bible says and he had to grow up in some really strange circumstances and grow up really, really fast. And he also has done some really, really bad things. We can step back and say that this thing that David did with Bathsheba, yeah that disqualifies him but then we gotta step back and look in the mirror and go like, what have I done that disqualifies me then. Because, yeah, maybe I haven’t killed anybody, yeah I never had that kind of authority but who knows what I would have done had I had that kind of authority at some points in my life. Who knows what we’re capable of because we’re all capable of some really, really horrible things. All we need to do is look at human history to realize the depths of horribleness that we’re capable of but when we remember that we are utterly dependent on God we’re telling a totally different story. Things are never gonna be the same for David. We’ve kind of worked through all of his childhood and his ascension to the throne and his honor and his excellence but after this Bathsheba thing he loses the respect of his family. And, things are never the same for David’s reign as we will see. As we head towards this next chapter, this next season in David’s reign in the days ahead. Things never ever go back. He struggles from this point forward.

In the book of John we’re, we’re…we’re nearing the end. And Jesus is giving conversation to His friends, his disciples, giving them advanced words, giving them understanding. And He’s essentially telling them the time that we’re about to go into together here it’s gonna be kind of like a woman in labor. We’re about to be in some painful struggles together because something new is being born. So, He like, explains it to them like labor, she’s in pain, she’s having contractions, she’s pushing, she’s doing all of the things, it’s a painful process for her but once the baby is born, once the baby is delivered that’s not what she focusing…she’s not focusing on the pain anymore, she’s focusing on the joy of new life. And so, Jesus is essentially saying think of like that, like in your heart and in that direction. And then He spends a…a good amount of time on this concept, like, I’m going somewhere you can’t go and um, in a very, very little while you’re not gonna see me anymore, I’ll be gone, but then you will see me again and it’s kinda cryptic. And the disciples aren’t understanding it and He knows it and He keeps explaining it to them. And so, how can we look at this? He’s gonna go away and they’re not gonna be able to see Him and then they are gonna be able to see Him. I mean there’s a couple of ways that we can look at this that I think we can all…they can… they are all correct. For the disciples, they are going to need to learn a new way of seeing Jesus, a new way of understanding Jesus. Like, after His resurrection things are gonna be different. They’re never…even when they see Him physically, like they’re never gonna be able to see Him again. This is somebody who rose from the dead, this is the glorified Son of the most High God. So, they can’t see Him the same but He also isn’t going to be staying and so they have to see Him different. Which is one of His central messages, ‘do you have eyes to see and ears to hear this kingdom’. So, He’s been teaching them about eyes to see and ears to hear and now it’s gonna have to be put into actual practice. We’ll remember from the gospels that when the disciples see Jesus again after His resurrection it’s kind of confusing, they don’t recognize Him, they’re not…I mean He disappears, like all of these things happen until He finally ascends to the Father, then He’s gone and they have to go back to Jerusalem alone and talk about it and He’s been so clear about love. He’s been so clear about loving one another and having compassion on one another. He’s been so clear about this is how the world will even know that we’re disciples of Jesus it’s the way we love one another. And so, at some point this Spirit of Truth that Jesus talks about, that we talk about, we pray for all of the time. The Comforter is going to be sent and their gonna have to begin to realize that Christ is not an external human figure on the earth anymore. He’s ascended to the Father sent the Comforter back. It’s the same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead that now indwells us when we look at each other we’re supposed to be able to see that. So, Jesus is saying, I’m gonna go away and you’re not gonna be able to see me and then you are if you have eyes to see and ears to hear. But this also kind of is an eschatological statement like about the end we would call that the second Advent. So, the season of Advent leading up to Christmas, Advent means arrival, and so we observe this season going into Christmas to commemorate and  celebrate the arrival of the Savior. And we have an understanding that we are waiting now for a second Advent, another arrival in which He will rule and reign forever. So, He’s going to go away and you won’t be able to see Him and then you will be able to see Him again. And we find ourselves in the in-between of that, in the waiting of that. And in the waiting we realize He has not abandoned us, He is within us. He’s everywhere if we have eyes to see and ears to hear. And we will have the Spirit of truth to lead and guide us on the path, illuminating the path. And I love that, I’m thankful, I’m thankful for that. We all need the Spirit of Truth and so that’s why we pray. The Spirit would lead us into all truth as He promised. So often because we’re here at the scriptures and that’s what we’re here to understand the truth; to get our eyes open and our ears open so that we can see what’s really going on here so we can participate and collaborate with God and His work in the world instead of this small story where we’re just trying to find our place in the culture. There’s like a way, way, way bigger story going on that we’re invited into but we need guidance into all truth.


And so, as we so often do Holy Spirit would you come into this? We invite You by opening our hearts to You, we believe that You are the Comforter and that will lead us into all truth if we will simply pay attention and seek wisdom and seek Your voice, watch for Your movements within us and the things that You are after inside of us. Because so often we’re facing external ‘what are you doing in this world’ when actually in begins with us, ‘what are you doing inside of me? Transforming me, that I might have eyes to see, that I might have ears to hear, that I might know that I’m being led into all truth’. And so, continue Your work of sanctification in us we pray. In the name of Jesus we ask. Amen.


dailyaudiobible.com is home base, it’s ah, yeah it’s we’re the Global Campfire is, it’s where you find out what’s going on around here. Another access point is through the Daily Audio Bible app you can ah, get to the Prayer Wall either place in the Community Section, get connected in either place and so ah, check that out. Get connected, stay connected any way that you want to, anyway that’s helpful for the journey that we’re on. I mean that’s what all of this is about, just to connect us together for the journey that we are on, the next step forward together every day. And so, uh, let’s stay connected to our journey, check that out.

If you wanna partner with the Daily Audio Bible, first of all thank you, thank you humbly. We wouldn’t be doing this if we weren’t doing this together and so thank you humbly. There is a link on the homepage at dailyaudiobible.com. If you’re using the app you can press the Give button in the upper right-hand corner. Or the mailing address is P.O. Box 1996 Spring Hill, Tennessee 37174.

And as always if you have a prayer request or encouragement you can hit the Hotline button in the app or you can dial 877-942-4253.

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

Prayers and Encouragement:

Hey DAB fam this is Dave from Pennsylvania calling. I just had one of the greatest Saturday nights I’ve had in a while. So, after going to Gateway our house of prayer we ah, we went up to our normal dining spot and to fellowship afterwards. And, sorry, excuse my painting, I just finished a 5-mile run. Yeah, so we went over to our dining, dining hall and uh, well we fellowshipped there for about 2 hours then most of the guys left and then it was just 3 of us left. And we were talking for…until 4 in the morning. Then another person came in for their breakfast before and well we got into a conversation with them. We listened to his testimony and well in 2005 he was in motorcycle accident which kind of left him literally dead on the side of the road. When he’s found by the first responders they had to bring him back to life and bring him to the hospital and he had a major injury to his brain. Well after uh what seemed to be the 3rd or 4th time as far as his testimony is concerned he…the operation was held, he got the brain clots out of his brain and without turning into a vegetable turned him into a normal human being. So he was able to walk around, he lost nothing, nothing. That’s how much the Lord was with him. He lost literally nothing. He was in an accident that left him dead on the side of the road and through operations which would have left him in a state of vegetation the Lord brought him back to life. And he’s up walking around, I mean, he works at a machine shop now. Like, that’s how good God is. See ya DAB, God Bless.

This is PG from NC I called in to pray for Kingdom Seeker Daniel’s family. Brother just be encouraged. Uh, I remember when you called in before and said that uh, your kids were in all sorts of directions, estranged from you, mostly because of your ex-wife and that their lives were…all had challenges and they were far from God. So, we’re just gonna pray with you again this morning. Lord this morning we pray for Daniel Jr., Lord I pray that uh, in the midst of his incarceration, in the midst of this situation, God I pray that You would begin to reveal Yourself. Lord, I pray You’d send the right people and speak the right things Lord that would um, capture his…not only his attention but capture his heart. Lord, I pray that um, that God You would do a complete and deep work. Lord, it would be easy to pray for a quick and easy rescue from this problem but God so much more we need a deep and complete work in him, Lord, one that draws him to You. And so, God do Your work. Lord, I pray that in the midst of that God that somehow, You’d also do a work and reach uh, his siblings and Daniel Jrs mom. God there is so much redemption and possibility and opportunity here. And I just pray that You’d do that work that only You can do. Lord for Daniel and Lady of Victory, God, this morning, I just pray that You would just encourage them. God, that You would give them glimpses of the work that You’re doing in Daniel Jr situation as well as those around him. And God, we give You glory. Amen.

Good morning DAB God bless you all. Kingdom Seeker Daniel I am praying for your son who was arrested. I am praying in the name of Jesus to have an encounter with God first and foremost. I am praying in the name of Jesus for God to mercy, for God’s grace to be upon him. I am praying for the presence of God to be revealed to him and to pray in the name of Jesus to come to him the way He came to Saul on this road to Damascus. I am praying in the name of Jesus for a total turnaround in the name of Jesus. And to use this experience to be a witness to others of what God is doing in his life in the name of Jesus. And I am praying for the Comforter to be upon all of you as you all go through this process regarding your son in the name of Jesus. Alavia from New Mexico you called in for your co-worker um who lost her daughter who was murdered 2 months ago and other family members who she also lost I am prayer for financial struggles and the spiritual warfare. I cannot imagine what she’s going through, I just can’t. Just knowing that she lost her daughter to murder and…and everything else is just like, it…it, it just overwhelms. I am praying for the Comforter to be upon her in the name of Jesus. I am praying for God’s love to just be wrapped around her that she would be smothered up in His love in the name of Jesus. I am praying in the name of Jesus that the Lord is gonna open doors for her that’s going to bring financial freedom in the name of Jesus. I am binding every spiritual attack upon her in the name of Jesus. This is Esther from Orlando uh Kissimmee Florida haha.

Hey Daily Audio Bible my name is Zachary Star and I barely ever call in but I’ve been a long-time listener and I’ve always appreciated the Daily Audio Bible. And I was just wondering if anyone has it on their heart to pray for me? I feel, for some time now, very certain that God is calling me to be a pastor. And more specifically I pray that as God equips me and calls…you know, and calls me to be the man He wants me to be, that He would be the one to shape me. That His hand would be the one that shapes me to be the pastor that He has called me to be. I…one of the challenges I see going forward and just in life, I want to be who God calls me to be, I want to do the right thing and the way He would want me to do, and I see so many things done today at church that I don’t necessarily think that’s the way it should be. And everybody has a certain frame, uh, a frame that has either been constructed for you know, for things to be more easily understood uh, we have different denominations, we have church governments but when it comes down to it I really want people to know Him and that’s really what it’s all about. But that’s what God is calling me to do if you could just pray and that God would be the one that would shape me. Um, we have His word, we have His Holy Spirit and I really want Him to be the soul shaper of my life, even in my calling. If you could just pray for me, I would really appreciate it, thank you very much. I hope you will all will be blessed and be encouraged in Jesus name. Amen.