09/30/2021 DAB Transcript

Isaiah 60:1-62:5, Philippians 1:27-2:18, Psalm 72:1-20, Proverbs 24:11-12

Today is the 30th day of September, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian. It’s great to be here with you today. We made it this far. All the way to the last day of the ninth month of the year. Crazy as it sounds. We made it this far together day-by-day, step-by-step, and so, let’s step in to our reading today. We’re in the book of Isaiah. Today we will read chapter 60 verse 1 through 62 verse 5. And we’re reading from the Christian Standard Bible this week.


Okay, in Paul’s letter to the Philippians, we encounter some pretty lofty statements today and we’ll go through it. But if we were like, kinda boiling things down we would come to this understanding: Jesus is Lord. And I doubt that you’ve never heard that one before. I doubt that even you’ve never said it before; we say these kinds of things all the time. But for policy, Jesus is Lord. It’s not like saying Jesus is like the supreme master over things. It’s him saying Jesus is God, which is what the early church was confessing and what Paul was preaching and what was problematic and very controversial because well, we…we understand that the Jewish people would not say, would not say God’s name. So, oftentimes there’d be like a replacement, like for example Adonai, which is not a name of God, that is a Hebrew word that means, Lord. So, when they began to say Jesus is Lord, well, you see, you see the situation and yet that is indeed what we believe as Christians, and that is indeed what the early church was confessing and we do indeed still confess that until this day and that is central to what Paul was preaching. And, you can see why Paul appealed to Caesar instead of going back to Jerusalem, where they would most likely assassinate him. So, now you sitting in prison waiting for the emperor to decide whether he’s going to live or die, essentially over this, as well as his activity among the Gentiles. He’s a blasphemer in their mind; blasphemy is to elevate something to the level of God. Jesus is Lord, elevates Jesus to the place of God. We as Christians, 2000 years later who believe this and are going to get killed for believing this, we don’t always grasp how tenuous and how problematic and how what a struggle that they went through in their declaration of faith. And so, Paul uses language in this letter, essentially to unpack that and there’s plenty biblical scholars would think this particular thing this statement, this statement, that Paul makes might’ve been something that was spoken, like creedal, was something that was recited or memorize or spoken in the churches, which wouldn’t be all that unusual. We still in many, many tens and tens and tens of thousands of churches around the world do express some kind of declaration, some sort of, whether it be creed, a creed that we recite or some sort of confession that we make, it’s never been foreign, a foreign concept to the church. But what we get from what Paul is saying is a pretty clear picture of his Christology, not to get all theological but his view of who Jesus really is. And so, I wanna repeat those six verses so that we can immerse ourselves in that, this is what the early believers believed about Jesus. This is what we believe. Who, existing in the form of God, did not consider equality with God as something to be exploited. Instead He emptied himself by assuming the form of a servant, taking on the likeness of humanity. And when He had come as a man, He humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death - even to death on a cross. For this reason, God highly exalted Him and gave Him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. This is what we believe as Christians. This is what brought Paul ultimately to his execution. So, it’s reasonably safe for us to say that he believed this, he suffered for this, and he died for this and so when we say Jesus is Lord, lets understand that it’s not a bumper sticker. It’s a declaration that Jesus is one with the Father. Jesus is God.


So, Holy Spirit, we invite You into that. We invite You to make us more and more aware of this reality, lead us deeper into the heart of Jesus, our Savior, who is Lord. Help us, help us to do what this letter says to do everything without grumbling and arguing, so that we may be blameless and pure children of God who are faultless in a crooked and perverse generation, among whom we are supposed to shine like stars in the world as we hold firm to the word of life. Holy Spirit, lead us deeper into Jesus, that we might continue to be transformed into his likeness so that we can be like him in this world. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.


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Mark Street here from Australia. Haven’t called for a while. I have a real desperate prayer request, my brother-in-law, he’s gone missing in the Northern Territory. It’s been a couple of months now, he does suffer from a mental illness as well, we’re quite worried and concerned. He’s been through a lot, he’s lost his son, it’s real tough. Please pray for him. He’s way up in the Outback, he could be up in the Outback Bush, he’s a bit like a Crocodile Dundee, actually. But, we’re not sure and we’re really worried. If you could please really pray for revelation and closure and for him to be found and wherever he is that he’s safe with the Lord. Yeah, okay thanks a lot everyone. Bye.

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This is Bonnie from Virginia. And today is September 27th. I was listening to the message, thank you so much Pastor Brian, for the message today. I had been living in the abusive marriage relation for about 14 years. But, I think, because of my culture that in Nepal, even though I was a teacher I was not able to escape from that relation because back in our culture if any marry relation will be broken it’s mostly it will be the wife, they will think it’s her fault. And so, maybe because of that scare thought I was living in the abusive relation. I had physical, mental, sexual, verbal abuse every day from my husband. But once I came to America with him, I was able to learn everything about not coping with the abusive attitude of my husband. And I prayed and got advice from other people and I was able to escape from that relation. After 14 years I was able to understand this message from the bible. And thank you very much. I hope this message will …

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The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Thursday September 30, 2021 (NIV)

Isaiah 60:1-62:5

The Lord’s Glory in Zion

60 Arise, shine, for your light has come,(A)
and the glory of the Lord shines over you.[a](B)
For look, darkness will cover the earth,
and total darkness the peoples;
but the Lord will shine over you,
and his glory will appear over you.
Nations will come to your light,
and kings to your shining brightness.(C)

Raise your eyes and look around:
they all gather and come to you;
your sons will come from far away,
and your daughters on the hips of nursing mothers.(D)
Then you will see and be radiant,(E)
and your heart will tremble and rejoice,[b]
because the riches of the sea will become yours
and the wealth of the nations will come to you.(F)
Caravans of camels will cover your land[c]
young camels of Midian and Ephah—
all of them will come from Sheba.(G)
They will carry gold and frankincense(H)
and proclaim the praises of the Lord.
All the flocks of Kedar will be gathered to you;
the rams of Nebaioth will serve you(I)
and go up on my altar as an acceptable sacrifice.(J)
I will glorify my beautiful house.(K)

Who are these who fly like a cloud,
like doves to their shelters?(L)
Yes, the coasts and islands will wait for me(M)
with the ships of Tarshish in the lead,(N)
to bring your children from far away,(O)
their silver and gold with them,
for the honor of the Lord your God,
the Holy One of Israel,(P)
who has glorified you.(Q)

10 Foreigners will rebuild your walls,(R)
and their kings will serve you.(S)
Although I struck you in my wrath,
yet I will show mercy to you with my favor.(T)
11 Your city gates will always be open;
they will never be shut day or night
so that the wealth of the nations
may be brought into you,(U)
with their kings being led in procession.
12 For the nation and the kingdom
that will not serve you will perish;
those nations will be annihilated.(V)
13 The glory of Lebanon will come to you(W)
its pine, elm, and cypress together(X)
to beautify the place of my sanctuary,
and I will glorify my dwelling place.[d]
14 The sons of your oppressors
will come and bow down to you;(Y)
all who reviled you
will fall facedown at your feet.(Z)
They will call you the City of the Lord,
Zion of the Holy One of Israel.(AA)
15 Instead of your being deserted and hated,
with no one passing through,(AB)
I will make you an object of eternal pride,(AC)
a joy from age to age.
16 You will nurse on the milk of nations,
and nurse at the breast of kings;(AD)
you will know that I, the Lord, am your Savior(AE)
and Redeemer,(AF) the Mighty One of Jacob.(AG)
17 I will bring gold instead of bronze;
I will bring silver instead of iron,
bronze instead of wood,
and iron instead of stones.
I will appoint peace as your government
and righteousness as your overseers.
18 Violence will never again be heard of in your land;(AH)
devastation and destruction
will be gone from your borders.
You will call your walls Salvation(AI)
and your city gates Praise.
19 The sun will no longer be your light by day,
and the brightness of the moon will not shine on you.
The Lord will be your everlasting light,(AJ)
and your God will be your splendor.
20 Your sun will no longer set,
and your moon will not fade;
for the Lord will be your everlasting light,
and the days of your sorrow will be over.(AK)
21 All your people will be righteous;(AL)
they will possess the land forever;(AM)
they are the branch I planted,
the work of my[e] hands,
so that I may be glorified.(AN)
22 The least will become a thousand,
the smallest a mighty nation.
I am the Lord;
I will accomplish it quickly in its time.

Messiah’s Jubilee

61 The Spirit of the Lord God is on me,(AO)
because the Lord has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor.(AP)
He has sent me to heal[f] the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives
and freedom to the prisoners;(AQ)
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor,(AR)
and the day of our God’s vengeance;(AS)
to comfort(AT) all who mourn,
to provide for those who mourn in Zion;
to give them a crown of beauty instead of ashes,
festive oil instead of mourning,(AU)
and splendid clothes instead of despair.[g]
And they will be called righteous trees,
planted by the Lord
to glorify him.(AV)
They will rebuild the ancient ruins;(AW)
they will restore the former devastations;
they will renew the ruined cities,
the devastations of many generations.
Strangers will stand and feed your flocks,
and foreigners will be your plowmen and vinedressers.(AX)

But you will be called the Lord’s priests;(AY)
they will speak of you as ministers of our God;
you will eat the wealth of the nations,
and you will boast in their riches.
In place of your shame, you will have a double portion;(AZ)
in place of disgrace, they will rejoice over their share.
So they will possess double in their land,(BA)
and eternal joy will be theirs.

For I the Lord love justice;(BB)
I hate robbery and injustice;[h]
I will faithfully reward my people
and make a permanent covenant(BC) with them.
Their descendants will be known among the nations,
and their posterity among the peoples.
All who see them will recognize
that they are a people the Lord has blessed.

10 I rejoice greatly in the Lord,
I exult in my God;
for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation
and wrapped me in a robe of righteousness,(BD)
as a groom wears a turban
and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.(BE)
11 For as the earth produces its growth,
and as a garden enables what is sown to spring up,
so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise
to spring up before all the nations.(BF)

Zion’s Restoration

62 I will not keep silent because of Zion,
and I will not keep still because of Jerusalem,(BG)
until her righteousness shines like a bright light(BH)
and her salvation, like a flaming torch.

Nations will see your righteousness(BI)
and all kings, your glory.
You will be given a new name
that the Lord’s mouth will announce.(BJ)

You will be a glorious crown in the Lord’s hand,
and a royal diadem in the palm of your God’s hand.(BK)
You will no longer be called Deserted,(BL)
and your land will not be called Desolate;
instead, you will be called My Delight Is in Her,[i]
and your land Married;[j](BM)
for the Lord delights in you,
and your land will be married.
For as a young man marries a young woman,
so your sons will marry you;
and as a groom rejoices over his bride,
so your God will rejoice over you.(BN)


  1. 60:1 = Jerusalem
  2. 60:5 Lit expand
  3. 60:6 Lit cover you
  4. 60:13 Lit glorify the place of my feet
  5. 60:21 LXX, DSS read his
  6. 61:1 Lit bind up
  7. 61:3 Lit a dim spirit
  8. 61:8 Some Hb mss, DSS, LXX, Syr, Tg, Vg; other Hb mss read robbery with a burnt offering
  9. 62:4 Or Hephzibah
  10. 62:4 Or Beulah

Cross references:

  1. 60:1 : Is 9:2; 26:19; 30:26; 51:17; 52:2; Eph 5:14
  2. 60:1 : Is 40:5; 58:8; Mal 4:2
  3. 60:3 : Is 42:6; 49:6; Rv 21:24
  4. 60:4 : Is 49:18–22
  5. 60:5 : Ps 34:5
  6. 60:5 : Is 61:6
  7. 60:6 : Gn 25:3; Ps 72:10
  8. 60:6 : Mt 2:11
  9. 60:7 : Gn 25:13
  10. 60:7 : Is 19:19; 56:7
  11. 60:7 : Is 60:13; Hg 2:7,9
  12. 60:8 : Hs 11:11
  13. 60:9 : Is 51:5
  14. 60:9 : Ps 48:7; Is 2:16
  15. 60:9 : Is 14:2; 43:6; 49:22
  16. 60:9 : Is 1:4; 60:14
  17. 60:9 : Is 55:5
  18. 60:10 : Is 14:1–2; 61:5; Zch 6:15
  19. 60:10 : Is 49:7,23; Rv 21:24
  20. 60:10 : Hab 3:2
  21. 60:11 : Rv 21:25–26
  22. 60:12 : Zch 14:17–19
  23. 60:13 : Is 35:2
  24. 60:13 : Is 41:19
  25. 60:14 : Is 14:1–2; Zch 8:23
  26. 60:14 : Is 49:23; Rv 3:9
  27. 60:14 : Is 1:26
  28. 60:15 : Is 34:10
  29. 60:15 : Is 65:18
  30. 60:16 : Is 49:23; 66:11–12
  31. 60:16 : Is 43:3; 49:26
  32. 60:16 : Is 41:14; 43:14
  33. 60:16 : Gn 49:24; Ps 132:2,5; Is 49:26
  34. 60:18 : Is 11:9
  35. 60:18 : Is 26:1
  36. 60:19 : Zch 14:6–7; Rv 21:23; 22:5
  37. 60:20 : Is 35:10; 65:19; Rv 21:4
  38. 60:21 : Is 52:1
  39. 60:21 : Ps 37:9; Ezk 37:25
  40. 60:21 : Is 61:3
  41. 61:1–2 : Is 11:2; 42:1; 48:16; Lk 4:18–19
  42. 61:1 : Lk 7:22
  43. 61:1 : Is 42:7; 49:9
  44. 61:2 : Is 49:8
  45. 61:2 : Is 2:12; 13:6; 34:2,8
  46. 61:2 : Is 40:1
  47. 61:3 : Ps 45:7; Heb 1:9
  48. 61:3 : Is 60:21; Jr 17:7–8
  49. 61:4 : Is 49:8; 58:12; Ezk 36:33; Am 9:14
  50. 61:5 : Is 14:2; 60:10
  51. 61:6 : Ex 19:6; Is 66:21; 1Pt 2:5,9
  52. 61:7 : Is 54:4
  53. 61:7 : Is 40:2; Zch 9:12
  54. 61:8 : Ps 11:7; Is 59:15
  55. 61:8 : Is 24:5; 55:3
  56. 61:10 : Is 49:18; 52:1; 59:17
  57. 61:10 : Rv 21:2
  58. 61:11 : Is 45:23–24; 60:18,21
  59. 62:1 : Ps 83:1; Is 64:12; 65:6
  60. 62:1 : Is 1:26; 58:8; 61:11
  61. 62:2 : Is 60:3
  62. 62:2 : Is 60:14; Rv 2:17; 3:12
  63. 62:3 : Is 28:5; Zch 9:16; 1Th 2:19
  64. 62:4 : Is 54:6–7; 60:15,18
  65. 62:4 : Hs 2:19–20
  66. 62:5 : Is 65:19
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Philippians 1:27-2:18

27 Just one thing: As citizens of heaven, live your life(A) worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or am absent, I will hear about you that you are standing firm(B) in one(C) spirit, in one accord,[a] contending together for the faith(D) of the gospel, 28 not being frightened in any way by your opponents.(E) This is a sign of destruction for them,(F) but of your salvation(G)—and this is from God. 29 For it has been granted to you on Christ’s behalf not only to believe(H) in him, but also to suffer for him, 30 since you are engaged in the same struggle that you saw I had and now hear that I have.

Christian Humility

If, then, there is any encouragement in Christ, if any consolation of love,(I) if any fellowship with the Spirit,(J) if any affection and mercy,(K) make my joy complete by thinking the same way,(L) having the same love,(M) united in spirit, intent on one(N) purpose. Do nothing out of selfish ambition(O) or conceit,(P) but in humility(Q) consider others as more important(R) than yourselves. Everyone should look not to his own interests,(S) but rather to the interests of others.(T)

Christ’s Humility and Exaltation

Adopt the same attitude as that of Christ Jesus,

who, existing in the form of God,
did not consider equality with God(U)
as something to be exploited.[b]
Instead he emptied himself(V)
by assuming the form of a servant,(W)
taking on the likeness of humanity.(X)
And when he had come as a man,
he humbled himself by becoming obedient
to the point of death—
even to death on a cross.(Y)
For this reason God highly exalted him(Z)
and gave him the name
that is above every name,
10 so that at the name of Jesus
every knee will bow(AA)
in heaven(AB) and on earth
and under the earth(AC)
11 and every tongue(AD) will confess
that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory(AE) of God the Father.

Lights in the World

12 Therefore, my dear friends,(AF) just as you have always obeyed,(AG) so now, not only in my presence but even more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. 13 For it is God who is working in you both to will and to work according to his good purpose. 14 Do everything without grumbling(AH) and arguing,(AI) 15 so that you may be blameless(AJ) and pure,(AK) children of God who are faultless(AL) in a crooked(AM) and perverted(AN) generation,(AO) among whom you shine like stars in the world, 16 by holding firm to the word(AP) of life. Then I can boast(AQ) in the day of Christ(AR) that I didn’t run or labor for nothing. 17 But even if I am poured out(AS) as a drink offering(AT) on the sacrificial service of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you. 18 In the same way you should also be glad and rejoice with me.


  1. 1:27 Lit soul
  2. 2:6 Or to be grasped, or to be held on to
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Psalm 72

Psalm 72

A Prayer for the King

Of Solomon.(A)

God, give your justice to the king
and your righteousness to the king’s son.(B)
He will judge your people with righteousness
and your afflicted ones with justice.(C)
May the mountains bring well-being[a] to the people
and the hills, righteousness.(D)
May he vindicate the afflicted among the people,
help the poor,
and crush the oppressor.(E)

May they fear you[b] while the sun endures
and as long as the moon, throughout all generations.(F)
May the king be like rain that falls on the cut grass,
like spring showers that water the earth.(G)
May the righteous[c] flourish in his days
and well-being abound
until the moon is no more.(H)

May he rule from sea to sea
and from the Euphrates
to the ends of the earth.(I)
May desert tribes kneel before him
and his enemies lick the dust.(J)
10 May the kings of Tarshish
and the coasts and islands bring tribute,
the kings of Sheba and Seba offer gifts.(K)
11 Let all kings bow in homage to him,
all nations serve him.(L)

12 For he will rescue the poor who cry out
and the afflicted who have no helper.(M)
13 He will have pity on the poor and helpless
and save the lives of the poor.(N)
14 He will redeem them from oppression and violence,
for their lives are[d] precious[e] in his sight.(O)

15 May he live long!
May gold from Sheba be given to him.
May prayer be offered for him continually,
and may he be blessed all day long.(P)
16 May there be plenty of grain in the land;
may it wave on the tops of the mountains.
May its crops be like Lebanon.
May people flourish in the cities
like the grass of the field.(Q)
17 May his name endure forever;
as long as the sun shines,
may his fame increase.
May all nations be blessed by him
and call him blessed.(R)

18 Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel,
who alone does wonders.(S)
19 Blessed be his glorious name forever;
the whole earth is filled with his glory.(T)
Amen and amen.
20 The prayers of David son of Jesse are concluded.(U)


  1. 72:3 Or peace, also in v. 7
  2. 72:5 LXX reads May he continue
  3. 72:7 Some Hb mss, LXX, Syr, Jer read May righteousness
  4. 72:14 Lit their blood is
  5. 72:14 Or valuable
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Proverbs 24:11-12

11 Rescue those being taken off to death,
and save those stumbling toward slaughter.(A)
12 If you say, “But we didn’t know about this,”
won’t he who weighs hearts(B) consider it?
Won’t he who protects your life(C) know?
Won’t he repay a person according to his work?(D)

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09/29/2021 DAB Transcript

Isaiah 57:15-59:21, Philippians 1:1-26, Psalms 71:1-24, Proverbs 24:9-10

Today is the 29th day of September welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I’m Brian it’s wonderful to be here with you today as we come together and take the next step forward. Today we’ll be continuing our journey through the book of Isaiah in the Old Testament. In the New Testament we are moving into some new territory, the letter to the Philippians. And we’ll talk about that when we get there. We’re reading from the Christian Standard Bible this week. Isaiah chapter 57 verse 15 through 59 verse 21.

Introduction to the letter to the Philippians:

Okay. As…as I mentioned at the beginning, we’re moving into some new territory here in the New Testament, Paul’s letter to the Philippians. And this is one of the letters among biblical scholars and historians that Paul’s authorship, just about no one debates about this, holds it as an authentic letter of Paul, not just a letter of…of Pauline school or Pauline theology or thought, but from Paul. And there’s little disagreement that he was incarcerated when he wrote this letter. And, so, that would likely date this letter somewhere around 61, the year 61 A.D. and written from Rome while he’s awaiting a trial before the Emperor. And, so, we realize reading up prison epistle, a letter written while Paul was in prison, but it’s also very early Christian text. So, this letter was written before the Gospels were written – Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. It was written before the book of Acts was written. So, we have a really early letter here written to the Philippians, those at the church in the city called Philippi, which was a colony of the Roman Empire in the region of Macedonia, which is now the northern part of Greece. And Philippi was a prosperous enough city, but it…it appears that the church was not particularly wealthy. They were…they were poor, but rich in love and rich in their allegiance to Paul. And, so, part of this letter is just gratitude, thank…thanks for that. The church in Philippi knew Paul was in prison so they sent somebody to check on him, someone named Epaphroditus who was a part of the congregation there, went to Rome to find out how Paul was doing, bring him a gift from the congregation to support him to lift his spirits. And you can imagine Paul being in prison in Rome on a capital…like a life-or-death case, would find encouragement and comfort in…in this gesture and in any way he could. And Epaphroditus stayed with Paul. And, so, helped Paul during his incarceration, but he eventually got really sick and just about died. And, so, when Epaphroditus got well enough again Paul wanted to send him back to Philippi along with this letter to the Philippians which talks of his circumstances. And, so, in part just the well-being of Paul, like a missionary update. But there’s so much more. Paul’s in prison writing language of the joy of our salvation more than is expressed in any of his other letters and perseverance. And this is something that we’re gonna keep seeing all the way to the end of the year, more and more. Perseverance and endurance become such an increasing pervasive disruptive theme because perseverance is the last thing we necessarily want to sign up for. But endurance is critical to the life of faith and actually the human experience. And, so, Paul encourages perseverance, and that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us, which kinda…I mean the last couple years…I mean I could say even longer than that, but we all know what 2020 was like and very different kind of experience of a year. And we’re trying to move back into whatever normal might be, whatever this new normal is, get back to how things were. But Philippians really speaks to us where we are if we’re looking for it. And, so, we begin. Philippians chapter 1 verses 1 through 26.


Father, we thank You for Your word. We thank You for this new letter to the Philippians that we are just getting into, and we invite You to speak to us from days gone by, into the heart of the matter that is happening even today, which is what Your word does. It reveals to us plenty of things over time, and it always lands where we are. And, so, come Holy Spirit and plant the Scriptures in our lives and our hearts pray. In the name of Jesus, we ask. Amen.


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Community Prayer and Praise:

Hey everybody this is Jonathan from Denver. Speaking in the terms of the story of the prodigal son, this past week I have really been off in the far country. I…I really walked away from God, and I fell into my own desires and my own vices, and I was incredibly selfish and just been kind of digging myself deeper into a hole. Today I woke up and kind of just realized how miserable I am. So, I am trying to get back. I fell behind. I wasn't…I wasn’t listening to DAB so now I’m catching up. But I just need prayer, that I would fall back into the arms of Christ and let Him fill me and satisfy me instead of trying to satisfy myself with all the selfish desires. So, if you could all just please be praying I would really appreciate that. I hope you’re doing great day and I love you. Bye.

Hey DAB family I’m a first-time caller. I’ve been listening to the Daily Audio Bible since January 1st and shout out to Jamie in Illinois for encouraging me to check it out because it has definitely changed my life. To the gentleman who mentioned yesterday that he had prayed and asked God to give him a name, that a lot of people use, handle on here, not his word but my word, anyway that they use that to identify themselves instead of their real names. And, so, thank you for that. I can introduce myself as His Crown of Daisies and I have a prayer request. I have a broken, shattered relationship with my father and stepmother, and they have agreed to see me sometime next month to sit down and talk about the things that happened, the drama that happened, all the things that shattered the relationship and to possibly begin the process of restoring those relationships. I have two sons and they don’t know their grandfather, or their step grandmother and I really feel like that needs to be rectified. Boys need a grandpa. The girls do too, I’m not saying they don’t. But those…this girl needs her daddy. I don’t care how old you get; you still need your dad and I would appreciate your prayers for that. Thank you.

Hi DAB family this is Angie from Eugene OR and today I am calling for prayer request for my daughter Savannah. She has stress related IBS and colitis and terrible stomach problems. But more…worse than that she has anxiety. She’s in college. She’s 20 years old, she’s had a pretty rough time. She lost her dad to pancreatic cancer a year ago. She was very very close to him. She lost me, her mom, to drug addiction from the age of 12 to the age of 20. So, I am now sober two years and have been in contact with her for two years by phone. I moved to the state to be by her once I was able to and things are going great now between us. We are rebuilding our relationship but because of the abandonment from me and then the death of her father this little girl has had to be extra strong, and she has suffered immensely to no fault of her own. However, she is resilient, and she just is an amazingly strong girl. So, she faces a lot of challenges at school and in college. She goes to the University of Idaho, and she has to deal with the peer pressure, the drinking, which she confines in me about. But God has brought me out of addiction and he has restored a relationship with me and her which I never believed was even impossible. I never even believed I could be where I am today. So, anyways I’m praying for her stress, I’m praying for her anxiety, I’m praying for her stomach pain. I’m about to run out of time. I love you guys. Thank you, Brian and God bless everybody. Amen. Thank…

Good morning this is Longing to be God’s Delight in Pennsylvania. I’m calling in this morning for Maggie Mae who I heard a few days ago in utter despair over the illness of…it sounded like all of her family, there were children and grandchildren, and her voice was just so…so torn and with pain and…and fear and not knowing where to turn. It just broke my heart. I’m also praying for Lazarus who called in this morning. I’ve been praying for him for who was in desperate need of shoulder surgery and extreme financial straits, about to lose his apartment and in terrible pain. Lord, we just don’t know where to turn. So, his advice is wise, to turn to Jesus. I want to pray from Psalm 103. Lord, we bless You, we bless You from the depths of our souls and inner being. Help us Lord not to forget Your benefits, to remember that You do forgive us. You have…have died, You sent Jesus to die for us and You do heal our diseases and redeem us from the pit. You crown us with love and mercy and satisfy us with good. I pray for Maggie Mae and her attire family and for Lazarus and for all of us that You would lift them up…lift us up, heal us, renew our Youth like the eagles. Work righteousness in us. Help us Holy Spirit to keep in Your loving arms. I pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Hi DAB this is Renee __ AKA a Kathleen in Illinois and I’m listening on the 27th today on September 27th and I heard Lazarus call in and about being in constant pain and he talked about having to take Percocet every day. That’s what I…my mom had had to take that every day because of just chronic pain that she had. And…and I know it’s an incredibly strong drug. And I was thinking…and you were saying you’re still having pain even despite that. And, so, I just wanted you to know that I’m lifting you up in prayer. In fact, let’s just pray Lord right now. Lord Jesus, I wanna lift up Lazarus to you in this chronic pain that he is experiencing and has been experiencing for quite some time. And I pray that…I just pray for healing. I pray for healing for him, just complete healing. I pray that his entire physical body would be renewed, would be raised from the…the death that it is now in, the sickness, the death, that it would be raised just like his namesake Lazarus. I pray this in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Wednesday September 29, 2021 (NIV)

Isaiah 57:15-59:21

15 For the High and Exalted One,
who lives forever, whose name is holy,(A) says this:
“I live in a high and holy place,
and with the oppressed and lowly of spirit,(B)
to revive the spirit of the lowly
and revive the heart of the oppressed.(C)
16 For I will not accuse you forever,
and I will not always be angry;(D)
for then the spirit would grow weak before me,
even the breath, which I have made.
17 Because of his sinful greed I was angry,(E)
so I struck him; I was angry and hid;
but he went on turning back to the desires of his heart.
18 I have seen his ways, but I will heal him;
I will lead him and restore comfort
to him and his mourners,(F)
19 creating words of praise.”[a](G)
The Lord says,
“Peace, peace to the one who is far or near,(H)
and I will heal him.
20 But the wicked are like the storm-tossed sea,(I)
for it cannot be still,
and its water churns up mire and muck.
21 There is no peace for the wicked,”
says my God.(J)

True Fasting

58 “Cry out loudly, don’t hold back!
Raise your voice like a ram’s horn.
Tell my people their transgression
and the house of Jacob their sins.
They seek me day after day
and delight to know my ways,
like a nation that does what is right
and does not abandon the justice of their God.
They ask me for righteous judgments;
they delight in the nearness of God.”(K)

“Why have we fasted, but you have not seen?(L)
We have denied ourselves, but you haven’t noticed!” [b]

“Look, you do as you please on the day of your fast,
and oppress all your workers.(M)
You fast with contention and strife
to strike viciously with your fist.
You cannot fast as you do today,
hoping to make your voice heard on high.
Will the fast I choose be like this:
A day for a person to deny himself,
to bow his head like a reed,
and to spread out sackcloth and ashes?(N)
Will you call this a fast
and a day acceptable to the Lord?
Isn’t this the fast I choose:
To break the chains of wickedness,(O)
to untie the ropes of the yoke,
to set the oppressed free,
and to tear off every yoke?(P)
Is it not to share your bread with the hungry,(Q)
to bring the poor and homeless into your house,
to clothe the naked when you see him,(R)
and not to ignore your own flesh and blood?[c](S)
Then your light will appear like the dawn,
and your recovery will come quickly.(T)
Your righteousness will go before you,(U)
and the Lord’s glory will be your rear guard.(V)

At that time, when you call, the Lord will answer;(W)
when you cry out, he will say, ‘Here I am.’
If you get rid of the yoke among you,
the finger-pointing and malicious speaking,(X)
10 and if you offer yourself[d] to the hungry,
and satisfy the afflicted one,
then your light will shine in the darkness,(Y)
and your night will be like noonday.
11 The Lord will always lead you,
satisfy you in a parched land,
and strengthen your bones.
You will be like a watered garden(Z)
and like a spring whose water never runs dry.(AA)
12 Some of you will rebuild the ancient ruins;(AB)
you will restore the foundations laid long ago;(AC)
you will be called the repairer of broken walls,
the restorer of streets where people live.
13 “If you keep from desecrating the Sabbath,(AD)
from doing whatever you want on my holy day;
if you call the Sabbath a delight,
and the holy day of the Lord honorable;
if you honor it, not going your own ways,(AE)
seeking your own pleasure, or talking business;[e][f]
14 then you will delight in the Lord,(AF)
and I will make you ride over the heights of the land,(AG)
and let you enjoy the heritage of your father Jacob.”
For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.(AH)

Sin and Redemption

59 Indeed, the Lord’s arm is not too weak to save,(AI)
and his ear is not too deaf to hear.
But your iniquities(AJ) are separating you
from your God,
and your sins have hidden his face from you(AK)
so that he does not listen.(AL)
For your hands are defiled with blood
and your fingers, with iniquity;
your lips have spoken lies,
and your tongues mutter injustice.
No one makes claims justly;
no one pleads honestly.
They trust in empty and worthless words;
they conceive trouble and give birth to iniquity.(AM)
They hatch viper’s eggs
and weave spider’s webs.
Whoever eats their eggs will die;
crack one open, and a viper is hatched.
Their webs cannot become clothing,
and they cannot cover themselves with their works.
Their works are sinful works,
and violent acts are in their hands.
Their feet run after evil,(AN)
and they rush to shed innocent blood.(AO)
Their thoughts are sinful thoughts;(AP)
ruin and wretchedness are in their paths.

They have not known the path of peace,(AQ)
and there is no justice in their ways.
They have made their roads crooked;
no one who walks on them will know peace.(AR)
Therefore justice is far from us,
and righteousness does not reach us.
We hope for light, but there is darkness;
for brightness, but we live in the night.
10 We grope along a wall like the blind;
we grope like those without eyes.(AS)
We stumble at noon as though it were twilight;
we are like the dead among those who are healthy.
11 We all growl like bears
and moan like doves.(AT)
We hope for justice, but there is none;
for salvation, but it is far from us.
12 For our transgressions have multiplied before you,(AU)
and our sins testify against us.(AV)
For our transgressions are with us,
and we know our iniquities:(AW)
13 transgression and deception against the Lord,
turning away from following our God,
speaking oppression and revolt,
conceiving and uttering lying words from the heart.
14 Justice is turned back,
and righteousness stands far off.
For truth has stumbled in the public square,
and honesty cannot enter.
15 Truth is missing,
and whoever turns from evil is plundered.
The Lord saw that there was no justice,
and he was offended.
16 He saw that there was no man—
he was amazed that there was no one interceding;(AX)
so his own arm brought salvation,
and his own righteousness supported him.

17 He put on righteousness as body armor,
and a helmet of salvation on his head;(AY)
he put on garments of vengeance for clothing,
and he wrapped himself in zeal as in a cloak.(AZ)
18 So he will repay according to their deeds:(BA)
fury to his enemies,
retribution to his foes,
and he will repay the coasts and islands.
19 They will fear the name of the Lord in the west
and his glory in the east;[g](BB)
for he will come like a rushing stream(BC)
driven by the wind of the Lord.
20 “The Redeemer(BD) will come to Zion,
and to those in Jacob who turn from transgression.”(BE)
This is the Lord’s declaration.

21 “As for me, this is my covenant with them,”(BF) says the Lord: “My Spirit who is on you, and my words that I have put in your mouth,(BG) will not depart from your mouth, or from the mouths of your children, or from the mouths of your children’s children, from now on and forever,” says the Lord.


  1. 57:19 Lit creating fruit of the lips
  2. 58:3 These are Israel’s words to God.
  3. 58:7 Lit not hide yourself from your flesh
  4. 58:10 Some Hb mss, LXX, Syr read offer your bread
  5. 58:13 Or idly
  6. 58:13 Lit or speak a word
  7. 59:19 Lit sunrise

Cross references:

  1. 57:15 : Lk 1:49
  2. 57:15 : Ps 34:18; 51:17; Is 66:2
  3. 57:15 : Ps 147:3; Is 61:1–3
  4. 57:16 : Gn 6:3; Ps 103:9; Jr 3:12
  5. 57:17 : Is 2:7; 56:11; Jr 6:13
  6. 57:18 : Is 61:1–3
  7. 57:19 : Is 6:7; 51:16; 59:21; Heb 13:15
  8. 57:19 : Ac 2:39; Eph 2:17
  9. 57:20 : Ps 107:29
  10. 57:21 : Is 48:22; 59:8
  11. 58:2 : Ps 119:151; Is 29:13; 57:3; Jms 4:8
  12. 58:3 : Mal 3:14; Lk 18:12
  13. 58:3 : Is 22:12–13; Zch 7:5–6
  14. 58:5 : Est 4:3; Dn 9:3
  15. 58:6 : Jb 36:8; Ps 107:10; Ec 7:26
  16. 58:6 : Neh 5:10–12; Is 58:9; Jr 34:8
  17. 58:7 : Jb 31:19–20; Is 58:10; Ezk 18:7,16
  18. 58:7 : Mt 25:35–36; Lk 3:11
  19. 58:7 : Dt 22:1–4; Lk 10:31–32
  20. 58:8 : Is 30:26; 33:24; Jr 30:17; 33:6
  21. 58:8 : Ps 85:13; Is 62:1
  22. 58:8 : Ex 14:19; Is 52:12
  23. 58:9 : Ps 50:15; Is 55:6; 65:24
  24. 58:9 : Pr 6:13
  25. 58:10 : Jb 11:17; Ps 37:6; Is 42:16; 58:8
  26. 58:11 : Sg 4:15; Is 27:3; Jr 31:12
  27. 58:11 : Jn 4:14; 7:38
  28. 58:12 : Ezr 6:14; Neh 4:6; Is 49:8; 61:4; Ezk 36:10
  29. 58:12 : 1Kg 6:37; Ezr 3:10–12
  30. 58:13 : Ex 31:16–17; 35:2–3; Is 56:2–6; Jr 17:21–27
  31. 58:13 : Is 55:8
  32. 58:14 : Jb 22:26; Ps 37:4
  33. 58:14 : Dt 32:13; 33:29; Is 33:16; Hab 3:19
  34. 58:14 : Is 1:20; 40:5
  35. 59:1 : Nm 11:23; Is 50:2; Jr 32:17
  36. 59:2 : Is 13:11
  37. 59:2 : Dt 31:17–18; 32:20; Is 50:6; Ezk 39:29; Mc 3:4
  38. 59:2 : Dt 3:26; 23:5; Jb 35:13; Is 1:15
  39. 59:4 : Jb 15:35; Ps 7:14; Is 33:11
  40. 59:7–8 : Rm 3:15–17
  41. 59:7 : Pr 1:16; 6:17
  42. 59:7 : Mk 7:21–22
  43. 59:8 : Lk 1:79
  44. 59:8 : Is 57:20–21
  45. 59:10 : Dt 28:29; Jb 5:14
  46. 59:11 : Is 38:14; Ezk 7:16
  47. 59:12 : Ezr 9:6
  48. 59:12 : Is 3:9; Jr 14:7; Hs 5:5
  49. 59:12 : Is 13:11
  50. 59:16 : Is 41:28; 63:5; Ezk 22:30
  51. 59:17 : Eph 6:14,17; 1Th 5:8
  52. 59:17 : Is 9:7; 37:32; Zch 1:14
  53. 59:18 : Jr 25:14; Rv 22:12
  54. 59:19 : Ps 113:3
  55. 59:19 : Is 30:28; 66:12
  56. 59:20 : Is 41:14; 43:14
  57. 59:20–21 : Ezk 18:30–31; Rm 11:26–27
  58. 59:21 : Jr 31:31–34
  59. 59:21 : Is 51:16
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Philippians 1:1-26


Paul(A) and Timothy,(B) servants of Christ Jesus:

To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi,(C) including the overseers(D) and deacons.(E)

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Thanksgiving and Prayer

I give thanks to my God for every remembrance of you,[a] always praying with joy for all of you in my every prayer, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day(F) until now.(G) I am sure of this, that he who started a good work(H) in you[b] will carry it on to completion(I) until the day of Christ Jesus. Indeed, it is right(J) for me to think this way about all of you, because I have you in my heart,[c] and you are all partners with me in grace, both in my imprisonment(K) and in the defense(L) and confirmation of the gospel. For God is my witness,(M) how deeply I miss all of you(N) with the affection of Christ Jesus. And I pray this: that your love(O) will keep on growing(P) in knowledge and every kind of discernment,(Q) 10 so that you may approve the things that are superior(R) and may be pure(S) and blameless(T) in the day of Christ,(U) 11 filled with the fruit(V) of righteousness(W) that comes through Jesus Christ to the glory(X) and praise of God.

Advance of the Gospel

12 Now I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that what has happened to me has actually advanced the gospel,(Y) 13 so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard, and to everyone else, that my imprisonment is because I am in Christ. 14 Most of the brothers have gained confidence in the Lord from my imprisonment and dare even more to speak the word[d](Z) fearlessly. 15 To be sure, some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry,(AA) but others out of good will. 16 These preach out of love,(AB) knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the gospel; 17 the others proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition,(AC) not sincerely, thinking that they will cause me trouble in my imprisonment. 18 What does it matter? Only that in every way, whether from false motives(AD) or true, Christ is proclaimed, and in this I rejoice. Yes, and I will continue to rejoice 19 because I know this will lead to my salvation[e](AE) through your prayers and help from the Spirit(AF) of Jesus Christ.(AG) 20 My eager expectation and hope(AH) is that I will not be ashamed about anything, but that now as always, with all courage, Christ will be highly honored in my body, whether by life(AI) or by death.(AJ)

Living Is Christ

21 For me, to live is Christ(AK) and to die is gain.(AL) 22 Now if I live on in the flesh, this means fruitful(AM) work(AN) for me; and I don’t know which one I should choose. 23 I am torn between the two. I long to depart and be with Christ(AO)—which is far better(AP) 24 but to remain in the flesh is more necessary for your sake. 25 Since I am persuaded of this, I know that I will remain and continue with all of you for your progress and joy in the faith,(AQ) 26 so that, because of my coming to you again, your boasting(AR) in Christ Jesus(AS) may abound.


  1. 1:3 Or for your every remembrance of me
  2. 1:6 Or work among you
  3. 1:7 Or because you have me in your heart
  4. 1:14 Other mss add of God
  5. 1:19 Or vindication
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Psalm 71

Psalm 71

God’s Help in Old Age

Lord, I seek refuge in you;
let me never be disgraced.(A)
In your justice, rescue and deliver me;
listen closely to me and save me.(B)
Be a rock of refuge for me,
where I can always go.
Give the command to save me,
for you are my rock and fortress.(C)
Deliver me, my God, from the power of the wicked,
from the grasp of the unjust and oppressive.(D)
For you are my hope, Lord God,
my confidence from my youth.(E)
I have leaned on you from birth;
you took me from my mother’s womb.(F)
My praise is always about you.(G)
I am like a miraculous sign to many,
and you are my strong refuge.(H)
My mouth is full of praise
and honor to you all day long.(I)

Don’t discard me in my old age.
As my strength fails, do not abandon me.(J)
10 For my enemies talk about me,
and those who spy on me plot together,(K)
11 saying, “God has abandoned him;
chase him and catch him,
for there is no one to rescue him.”(L)
12 God, do not be far from me;
my God, hurry to help me.(M)
13 May my adversaries be disgraced and destroyed;
may those who intend to harm me
be covered with disgrace and humiliation.(N)
14 But I will hope continually
and will praise you more and more.(O)
15 My mouth will tell about your righteousness
and your salvation all day long,
though I cannot sum them up.(P)
16 I come because of the mighty acts of the Lord God;
I will proclaim your righteousness, yours alone.(Q)

17 God, you have taught me from my youth,
and I still proclaim your wondrous works.(R)
18 Even while I am old and gray,
God, do not abandon me,(S)
while I proclaim your power
to another generation,
your strength to all who are to come.(T)
19 Your righteousness reaches the heights, God,
you who have done great things;
God, who is like you?(U)
20 You caused me to experience
many troubles and misfortunes,(V)
but you will revive me again.(W)
You will bring me up again,
even from the depths of the earth.(X)
21 You will increase my honor
and comfort me once again.(Y)
22 Therefore, I will praise you with a harp
for your faithfulness, my God;
I will sing to you with a lyre,
Holy One of Israel.(Z)
23 My lips will shout for joy
when I sing praise to you
because you have redeemed me.(AA)
24 Therefore, my tongue will proclaim
your righteousness all day long,
for those who intend to harm me
will be disgraced and confounded.(AB)

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Proverbs 24:9-10

A foolish scheme is sin,
and a mocker is detestable to people.

10 If you do nothing in a difficult time,
your strength is limited.

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9/28/2021 DAB Transcript

Isaiah 54:1-57:14, Ephesians 6:1-24, Psalm 70:1-5, Proverbs 24:8

Today is September 28th, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible, I’m Brian, it is wonderful, like every day, wonderful to be around the Global Campfire together with you. We together create this oasis in our lives just a little peaceful place to go and let God’s word speak to us. A place where we leave the cares of the world and the obligations and responsibilities outside the circle and we can gather all that stuff back up if we want when we’re done, but it sure makes a difference to sit it down for a minute, allow the Scriptures to speak into our lives, reorient our hearts to God, it just changes the perspective. So, I am so grateful to be here together with you for the next step forward and that next step forward will take us back into the book of Isaiah today, chapter 54 verse 1 through 57 verse 14.


Alright so, we concluded the letter to the Ephesians, today and there are many famous passages in the letter to the Ephesians and…and we looked at them as…as we went through. But as Paul closes this letter, we encounter a very famous passage dealing with the armor of God, it’s very famous. We talk about this stuff all of the time. Suit up with your armor, did you put your armor on, etc., or we’ve memorized this passage and so we recite this passage as if we’re putting on the armor of God, but have we ever actually contemplated what this armor is and what it’s supposed to do. Paul says put on the belt of truth. If you think about a belt, well if I think about a belt, it holds my pants up but if it’s a tool belt then it’s got equipment on it, things that I need right at my hand, my fingertips. We understand that concept, but do we make the correlation that, that belt is truth that we walk in the truth and that we tell the truth, that’s how we use this tool, this belt. So, if we’re willing to be duplicitous or deceitful or kind of curating things in such a way that a ton of stuff is hidden then we don’t have the belt of truth on and that holds everything else together and makes things available at our fingertips. The metaphors pretty clear but we need to not forget that the belt is truth. We’re also told to put the breastplate of righteousness on, this is like to cover the vital organs. It’s like body armor. It’s the righteousness of God that protects our hearts. So, let’s just have an idea of ourselves, all suited up and armor like were armored up, the righteousness of God is our breastplate. And then on our feet, typically we wear shoes and so shoes…are you, shoes are the gospel of peace. The readiness to walk in the gospel of peace. So, let’s just like expand that, we understand that if we put shoes on our feet and go out the door, then the likelihood of the shoes being on our feet and going wherever it is that we go are pretty strong. We’re supposed to be wearing shoes or sandals that represent our readiness for the gospel of peace. In other words, where ever we go we take the gospel of peace. And we have a shield that can stop things being flung at us, fiery arrows of the devil. The bible says that can block things that are shot our direction. That shield is faith. If we don’t have faith, we don’t have a shield. And on our head is a helmet, it protects our minds. It makes us aware and alert and able to participate in what God is doing that helmet is salvation. And so, these things protect us. They keep us safe and moving in the right direction. But we are also given an offensive weapon, a sword. The sword of the Spirit which is the word of God. And then to tie it all together, pray at all times in the Spirit with every prayer and request and stay alert with all perseverance and intercession for all the saints. Obviously, this is a famous passage of Scripture and as I said many of us have it committed to memory. If you, don’t it’s worth committing to memory. It’s in the sixth chapter of Ephesians. You can go back and examine all of this for yourself, but looking closer at what the tools, what the resources are, as opposed to the metaphor of armoring up, which is the metaphor Paul chose, like it’s a great analogy, but so often we just look at ourselves and think about being suited up and protected and not look at what those resources actually are. Those resources are the truth. The righteousness of God. The gospel of peace, faith, salvation, and prayer. If those things are present then we are wearing this armor.


Holy Spirit, we confess sometimes we’re half dressed, sometimes we’re out in the world naked with no armor, sometimes we’re fully suited up, sometimes we don’t know what we are, but we have clarity here in this letter for what we need if we wonder how Jesus might have navigated in this world, we can look at these resources that are made available to Your children freely, that we might navigate successfully in this world. So come, Holy Spirit, and help us pay attention to what the armor actually is so that we might actually participate in the gifts that You have given us. We pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen.


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Prayer and Encouragements:

Good morning DABers. This is God’s Chosen from Georgia. I’m asking for prayer for my friend and sister Lisa. She’s going to be having surgery on Tuesday. She’s a mighty woman of God, she loves the Lord. She’s a prayer warrior and she’s an amazing person. She has transformed so many lives, just touched so many lives. So, please pray for Lisa that the surgery will go well on Tuesday. Pray for her husband, Coach, that God would give him the strength he needs to be able to wait on the Lord. To be able to trust Him as we all also partner together with them to lift out before the throne of mercy. Thank you, Treasured Possessions for that powerful prayer this morning, just hearing you intercede, it gladdens my heart. And to all DABers, all those that take time to pray, to intercede for other people’s needs, I pray God’s blessings over each and every one of you. Jill, Brian, Ezekiel, Max, China, Tina and Chris and all others working behind the scene, we can never thank you enough for making this real and blessing our lives. Thank you again, please lift up Lisa. God bless you and have a wonderful weekend.

Hi beautiful family, this is Susan calling from Albuquerque. I was moved today by Sharon’s request for her daughter ShaRon who was given a, who was told she was gonna need open-heart surgery. Father, I want to lift her up and her daughter up in prayer to You, today. And, thank You so much for carrying both of them in Your hands, Your beautiful loving and healing hands. We ask, that if this is indeed the path that You need them to go down that it is, that they will find the right surgeon to this surgery. And that You will bring him confidence in his abilities, comfort and that they can go into this with peace and free from worry. And, we know that, if this is indeed is the path she needs to take, that she is going to be given a much healthier healing and restorative life in her physical feeling. I’m sure that if she, the reason she found this out is she’s not feeling to well. So, if this is a change it’s gonna make her life much better, we thank You so much. We lift her up to encourage her, to comfort her and to give her a feeling of peace that all will be well. We thank You so much for Your love for Sharon and her daughter ShaRon. Amen Father. Thank you family.

Hello brothers and sisters this is Royal, I hope that your heart has been able to find at least one moment of peace in reflection of God’s beauty around us. I’m calling to lift up those who are sick and ask that you would join me in lifting up my cousin Jenna, who is getting married next Saturday, it’s a week from today. And, bless her heart, the poor thing has come down with Bronchitis and she’s trying so hard not to be a bridzilla but she’s just really stressed out, there’s just a lot of things still left to do to get ready. And I’m one of her bridesmaids so I’m trying to help as much as I can. And also, for my sister Alyssa, sadly just found out her landlord passed away so now her and her three kids, my nieces and nephew, have to figure out a new house situation and the market here is just really difficult. So, God, we just come before You with grateful hearts and give You glory in advance because You are faithful Lord and Your faithful when we seek You. Your faithful when our hearts are far from You. God, I lift up those who are just sick and come down with anything respitory or just stressed induced. God, I just ask that You would flush out the toxins from their body and help them be restored to full health again and full strength again and help them be refreshed and to just breath in a breath of life. Just thank You for giving us breath every day, Lord. God, I lift up my cousin to You, pray that You would just help this Bronchitis to be healed in time for her to say her vows. I lift up my sister to You that You would provide and open doors Lord. Give You the glory. Amen.

We are all reflections no matter what we say or do
And most of the times we tend to reflect those things that we believe in our heart to be true
Even though Scripture warns us that the heart is deceitfully wicked and very easily mislead
Scripture also advises us to pay close attention to those things upon which our hearts are being fed
Because out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks and our words become the reflections of those things our hearts seek
How much influence does social media exert on the things you do and say?
How much time do you spend on the internet in the course of a normal day?
How much time to do you spend reading God’s word, how much time do you actually spend in prayer?
Our actions are the outer manifestations of what’s internally there.
Are you reflecting God when you open your mouth to speak?
Or are your actions more self-serving, reflecting passions and desires that run deep?
Because it’s nice to receive love and praise from the world and our peers
But that too fades with the passing of years.
And only that what you do for God has the power to last, social morays and fads all eventually pass
Proverbs says that gossip tastes sweet when you first take it in
But it turns into a poison once it gets deep down within
That’s why it’s so important to feed daily on God’s word and prayer
And not be so quick to ingest those things from the internet that people are so eager to share
Pray for God’s Holy Spirit to lead you to all that is true
And try to be an accurate reflection of Christ in all that you say and do
Blindtony1016@gmail.com I’d like to give a shout out to David Michael Thice and Darlene Thice, know you’re both very much loved and prayed….

Hello family, it’s Drew from the Bay Area. Listen I’m just calling, I had a rough day yesterday at work. I believe it was a spiritual attack. I see thousands of people every day and I had somebody just yell at me throwing F-bombs at me the other day, yesterday. And, I want you to pray Ephesians 4:5 says that there’s one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God, one Father of all who is in…who is over all and through all and in all. So, I’m one with you brothers and sisters, we are one together. Please pray for us all as this is a very trying time in this world right now. People are on edge. And, in the beginning of that…that chapter it talks about us being humble. Be gentle, be patient, be bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity and the spirit through the bond of peace. And that’s a lot more difficult than we think when we’re trying to live in the world and not walking by faith all the time. So, pray for me. I’m praying for all of you. Brian and Jill, thank you for this ministry that you have. James, the teacher from LA, it’s so amazing to hear your voice again, I’m glad that you’re well. And God’s Smile, we’re praying for you, climb those stairs, keep smiling. Kiss Kiss.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Tuesday September 28, 2021 (NIV)

Isaiah 54:1-57:14

Future Glory for Israel

54 “Rejoice, childless one, who did not give birth;
burst into song and shout,
you who have not been in labor!(A)
For the children of the desolate one will be more
than the children of the married woman,”(B)
says the Lord.
“Enlarge the site of your tent,
and let your tent curtains be stretched out;(C)
do not hold back;
lengthen your ropes,
and drive your pegs deep.
For you will spread out to the right and to the left,(D)
and your descendants will dispossess nations
and inhabit the desolate cities.

“Do not be afraid, for you will not be put to shame;(E)
don’t be humiliated, for you will not be disgraced.
For you will forget the shame of your youth,
and you will no longer remember
the disgrace of your widowhood.(F)
Indeed, your husband is your Maker(G)
his name is the Lord of Armies—
and the Holy One of Israel(H) is your Redeemer;(I)
he is called the God of the whole earth.
For the Lord has called you,
like a wife deserted and wounded in spirit,(J)
a wife of one’s youth(K) when she is rejected,”
says your God.
“I deserted you for a brief moment,(L)
but I will take you back with abundant compassion.
In a surge of anger
I hid my face(M) from you for a moment,
but I will have compassion on you
with everlasting love,”(N)
says the Lord your Redeemer.
“For this is like the days[a] of Noah to me:
when I swore that the water of Noah
would never flood the earth again,(O)
so I have sworn that I will not be angry with you
or rebuke you.(P)
10 Though the mountains move
and the hills shake,
my love will not be removed from you
and my covenant of peace(Q) will not be shaken,”
says your compassionate Lord.

11 “Poor Jerusalem, storm-tossed, and not comforted,
I will set your stones in black mortar,[b]
and lay your foundations in lapis lazuli.(R)
12 I will make your fortifications[c] out of rubies,
your gates out of sparkling stones,
and all your walls out of precious stones.
13 Then all your children will be taught by the Lord,(S)
their prosperity will be great,
14 and you will be established
on a foundation of righteousness.
You will be far from oppression,
you will certainly not be afraid;
you will be far from terror,
it will certainly not come near you.
15 If anyone attacks you,
it is not from me;
whoever attacks you
will fall before you.
16 Look, I have created the craftsman
who blows on the charcoal fire
and produces a weapon suitable for its task;
and I have created the destroyer to cause havoc.
17 No weapon formed against you will succeed,
and you will refute any accusation[d]
raised against you in court.
This is the heritage of the Lord’s servants,(T)
and their vindication is from me.”(U)

This is the Lord’s declaration.

Come to the Lord

55 “Come, everyone who is thirsty,(V)
come to the water;
and you without silver,
come, buy, and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk
without silver and without cost!
Why do you spend silver on what is not food,
and your wages on what does not satisfy?
Listen carefully to me, and eat what is good,
and you will enjoy the choicest of foods.[e]
Pay attention and come to me;
listen, so that you will live.
I will make a permanent covenant with you(W)
on the basis of the faithful kindnesses of David.[f](X)
Since I have made him a witness to the peoples,(Y)
a leader and commander for the peoples,(Z)
so you will summon a nation you do not know,(AA)
and nations who do not know you will run to you.(AB)
For the Lord your God,
even the Holy One of Israel,(AC)
has glorified you.”(AD)

Seek the Lord while he may be found;
call to him while he is near.(AE)
Let the wicked one abandon his way
and the sinful one his thoughts;(AF)
let him return to the Lord,
so he may have compassion on him,
and to our God, for he will freely forgive.(AG)

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
and your ways are not my ways.”
This is the Lord’s declaration.
“For as heaven is higher than earth,(AH)
so my ways are higher than your ways,
and my thoughts than your thoughts.
10 For just as rain and snow fall from heaven
and do not return there
without saturating the earth
and making it germinate and sprout,
and providing seed to sow
and food to eat,(AI)
11 so my word that comes from my mouth
will not return to me empty,
but it will accomplish what I please
and will prosper in what I send it to do.”(AJ)

12 You will indeed go out with joy
and be peacefully guided;
the mountains and the hills will break into singing before you,
and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.(AK)
13 Instead of the thornbush, a cypress will come up,
and instead of the brier, a myrtle will come up;(AL)
this will stand as a monument for the Lord,(AM)
an everlasting sign that will not be destroyed.

A House of Prayer for All

56 This is what the Lord says:

Preserve justice and do what is right,(AN)
for my salvation is coming soon,
and my righteousness will be revealed.(AO)
Happy is the person who does this,
the son of man who holds it fast,
who keeps the Sabbath without desecrating it,
and keeps his hand from doing any evil.(AP)

No foreigner who has joined himself to the Lord
should say,
“The Lord will exclude me from his people,”(AQ)
and the eunuch should not say,
“Look, I am a dried-up tree.”(AR)
For the Lord says this:
“For the eunuchs who keep my Sabbaths,
and choose what pleases me,
and hold firmly to my covenant,
I will give them, in my house and within my walls,
a memorial and a name
better than sons and daughters.
I will give each of them an everlasting name
that will never be cut off.(AS)
As for the foreigners who join themselves to the Lord
to minister to him, to love the name of the Lord,
and to become his servants—
all who keep the Sabbath without desecrating it
and who hold firmly to my covenant—
I will bring them to my holy mountain(AT)
and let them rejoice in my house of prayer.
Their burnt offerings and sacrifices
will be acceptable on my altar,(AU)
for my house will be called a house of prayer
for all nations.”(AV)
This is the declaration of the Lord God,
who gathers the dispersed of Israel:
“I will gather to them still others
besides those already gathered.”(AW)

Unrighteous Leaders Condemned

All you animals of the field and forest,
come and eat!
10 Israel’s[g] watchmen(AX) are blind, all of them,
they know nothing;
all of them are mute dogs,
they cannot bark;
they dream, lie down,
and love to sleep.
11 These dogs have fierce appetites;
they never have enough.
And they are shepherds
who have no discernment;
all of them turn to their own way,
every last one for his own profit.(AY)
12 “Come, let me get some wine,
let’s guzzle some beer;
and tomorrow will be like today,
only far better!” (AZ)

57 The righteous person perishes,
and no one takes it to heart;
the faithful are taken away,
with no one realizing
that the righteous person is taken away
because of[h] evil.
He will enter into peace—
they will rest on their beds[i]
everyone who lives uprightly.

Pagan Religion Denounced

But come here,
you witch’s sons,
offspring of an adulterer and a prostitute![j]
Who are you mocking?
Who are you opening your mouth
and sticking out your tongue at?
Isn’t it you, you rebellious children,(BA)
you offspring of liars,
who burn with lust among the oaks,
under every green tree,(BB)
who slaughter children in the wadis
below the clefts of the rocks?(BC)
Your portion is among the smooth stones of the wadi;
indeed, they are your lot.
You have even poured out a drink offering to them;
you have offered a grain offering;
should I be satisfied with these?
You have placed your bed
on a high and lofty mountain;(BD)
you also went up there to offer sacrifice.
You have set up your memorial
behind the door and doorpost.
For away from me, you stripped,
went up, and made your bed wide,(BE)
and you have made a bargain[k] for yourself with them.
You have loved their bed;
you have gazed on their genitals.[l][m]
You went to the king with oil
and multiplied your perfumes;
you sent your envoys far away(BF)
and sent them down even to Sheol.
10 You became weary on your many journeys,
but you did not say, “It’s hopeless!” (BG)
You found a renewal of your strength;[n]
therefore you did not grow weak.
11 Who was it you dreaded and feared,
so that you lied and didn’t remember me
or take it to heart?
I have kept silent for a long time, haven’t I?[o](BH)
So you do not fear me.
12 I will announce your righteousness,
and your works—they will not profit you.

13 When you cry out,
let your collection of idols rescue you!
The wind will carry all of them off,
a breath will take them away.
But whoever takes refuge in me
will inherit the land(BI)
and possess my holy mountain.(BJ)

Healing and Peace

14 He said,
“Build it up, build it up, prepare the way,
remove every obstacle from my people’s way.”(BK)


  1. 54:9 DSS, Cairo Geniza; MT, LXX read waters
  2. 54:11 Lit in antimony
  3. 54:12 Lit suns; perhaps shields; Ps 84:11
  4. 54:17 Lit refute every tongue
  5. 55:2 Lit enjoy fatness
  6. 55:3 Or with you, the faithful acts of kindness shown to David
  7. 56:10 Or His, or Its
  8. 57:1 Or taken away from the presence of
  9. 57:2 Either their deathbeds or their graves
  10. 57:3 Lit and she acted as a prostitute
  11. 57:8 Lit you cut
  12. 57:8 Lit hand
  13. 57:8 In Hb, the word “hand” is probably a euphemism for genitals.
  14. 57:10 Lit found life of your hand
  15. 57:11 LXX reads And I, when I see you, I pass by

Cross references:

  1. 54:1 : Gl 4:27
  2. 54:1 : 1Sm 2:5; Is 62:4
  3. 54:2 : Is 49:19–20
  4. 54:3 : Gn 28:14; Is 43:5–6; 60:3
  5. 54:4 : Is 45:17
  6. 54:4 : Is 4:1; 25:8; 51:7
  7. 54:5 : Jr 3:14; Hs 2:19
  8. 54:5 : Is 1:4
  9. 54:5 : Is 41:14; 43:14
  10. 54:6 : Is 49:14–21; 50:1–2; 62:4
  11. 54:6 : Mal 2:14
  12. 54:7 : Is 26:20
  13. 54:8 : Dt 31:17–18; Is 8:17
  14. 54:8 : Ps 100:5; Jr 31:3; 33:11
  15. 54:9 : Gn 9:11
  16. 54:9 : Ezk 39:29
  17. 54:10 : Nm 25:12; Ezk 34:25; Mal 2:5
  18. 54:11 : Rv 21:19
  19. 54:13 : Jn 6:45
  20. 54:17 : Is 41:8–9; Lk 1:54
  21. 54:17 : Is 45:24; 46:13
  22. 55:1 : Ps 42:1–2; 63:1; 143:6; Is 41:17; 44:3; Jn 4:14; 7:37; Rv 21:6
  23. 55:3 : Gn 9:16; 17:7; 2Sm 23:5; Is 24:5; 59:21; 61:8
  24. 55:3 : Ac 13:34
  25. 55:4 : Ps 18:43
  26. 55:4 : Ezk 34:24; 37:24–25; Dn 9:25; Mc 5:2
  27. 55:5 : Is 45:14,22–24; 49:6
  28. 55:5 : Zch 8:22
  29. 55:5 : Is 1:4
  30. 55:5 : Is 60:9
  31. 55:6 : Ps 32:6; Am 5:4
  32. 55:7 : Ps 33:10; Is 32:7; 59:7; 65:2
  33. 55:7 : Is 1:18; 43:25; 44:22
  34. 55:9 : Ps 103:11
  35. 55:10 : 2Co 9:10
  36. 55:11 : Is 45:23; 46:10; 53:10
  37. 55:12 : Ps 98:8; Is 44:23
  38. 55:13 : Is 35:1–2; 41:19; 60:13
  39. 55:13 : Is 63:12–14; Jr 33:9
  40. 56:1 : Gn 18:19; Ps 106:3; Pr 21:3
  41. 56:1 : Ps 98:2; Is 46:13; 51:5; Rm 1:17; 3:21
  42. 56:2 : Is 58:13
  43. 56:3 : Is 14:1; 56:6
  44. 56:3 : Dt 23:1
  45. 56:5 : Is 55:13; Rv 2:17
  46. 56:7 : Is 2:2–3
  47. 56:7 : Mal 1:11
  48. 56:7 : Jr 7:11; Mt 21:13; Mk 11:17; Lk 19:46
  49. 56:8 : Is 11:12; 60:3–11; 66:18–21; Jn 10:16
  50. 56:10 : Ezk 3:17–18; 33:1–6
  51. 56:11 : Jr 10:21; 23:1; 50:6; Ezk 34:2
  52. 56:12 : Lk 12:19; 1Co 15:32
  53. 57:4 : Is 30:1,9
  54. 57:5 : 2Kg 16:4; Jr 2:20; 3:13
  55. 57:5 : 2Kg 23:10; Ps 106:37–38; Jr 7:31; Ezk 16:20–21
  56. 57:7 : Jr 3:6; Ezk 16:16
  57. 57:8 : Ezk 23:17–18
  58. 57:9 : Ezk 16:26–29
  59. 57:10 : Jr 2:25; 18:12
  60. 57:11 : Ps 50:21; Is 42:14
  61. 57:13 : Ps 37:3,9; Is 25:4
  62. 57:13 : Is 65:9
  63. 57:14 : Is 62:10; Jr 18:15
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Ephesians 6

Children and Parents

Children, obey(A) your parents in the Lord, because this is right. Honor your father and mother, which is the first commandment with a promise, so that it may go well with you and that you may have a long life in the land.[a][b](B) Fathers, don’t stir up anger(C) in your children, but bring them up in the training(D) and instruction of the Lord.

Slaves and Masters

Slaves, obey your human[c] masters(E) with fear and trembling,(F) in the sincerity(G) of your heart, as you would Christ. Don’t work only while being watched, as people-pleasers, but as slaves of Christ, do God’s will(H) from your heart. Serve with a good attitude, as to the Lord and not to people,(I) knowing that whatever good each one does, slave or free, he will receive this back from the Lord. And masters, treat your slaves the same way, without threatening(J) them, because you know that both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no favoritism(K) with him.(L)

Christian Warfare

10 Finally, be strengthened by the Lord and by his vast strength.(M) 11 Put on(N) the full armor(O) of God so that you can stand against the schemes of the devil. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh(P) and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities,(Q) against the cosmic powers of this darkness, against evil,(R) spiritual forces in the heavens.(S) 13 For this reason take up the full armor(T) of God, so that you may be able to resist(U) in the evil day, and having prepared everything, to take your stand. 14 Stand,(V) therefore, with truth(W) like a belt around your waist, righteousness(X) like armor on your chest,(Y) 15 and your feet sandaled with readiness for the gospel of peace. 16 In every situation take up the shield(Z) of faith(AA) with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.(AB) 17 Take the helmet(AC) of salvation and the sword(AD) of the Spirit(AE)—which is the word of God. 18 Pray(AF) at all times in the Spirit(AG) with every prayer and request, and stay alert(AH) with all perseverance and intercession for all the saints. 19 Pray also for me, that the message may be given to me when I open my mouth to make known with boldness(AI) the mystery of the gospel. 20 For this I am an ambassador(AJ) in chains. Pray that I might be bold enough to speak about it as I should.

Paul’s Farewell

21 Tychicus,(AK) our dearly loved brother and faithful servant[d] in the Lord, will tell you all the news about me so that you may be informed. 22 I am sending him to you for this very reason, to let you know how we are and to encourage(AL) your hearts.(AM)

23 Peace to the brothers and sisters, and love with faith, from God the Father(AN) and the Lord Jesus Christ. 24 Grace be with all who have undying love for our Lord Jesus Christ.[e][f]


  1. 6:3 Or life on the earth
  2. 6:2–3 Ex 20:12
  3. 6:5 Lit according to the flesh
  4. 6:21 Or deacon
  5. 6:24 Other mss add Amen.
  6. 6:24 Lit all who love our Lord Jesus Christ in incorruption
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Psalm 70

Psalm 70

A Call for Deliverance

For the choir director. Of David. To bring remembrance.(A)

God, hurry to rescue me.
Lord, hurry to help me!(B)

Let those who seek to kill me
be disgraced and confounded;
let those who wish me harm
be turned back and humiliated.
Let those who say, “Aha, aha!”
retreat because of their shame.(C)

Let all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you;
let those who love your salvation
continually say, “God is great!” (D)
I am oppressed and needy;
hurry to me, God.
You are my help and my deliverer;
Lord, do not delay.(E)

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Proverbs 24:8

The one who plots evil(A)
will be called a schemer.

Cross references:

  1. 24:8 : Rm 1:30
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09/27/2021 DAB Transcript

Isaiah 51:1-53:12, Ephesians 5:1-33, Psalms 69:19-36, Proverbs 24:7

Today is the 27th day of September welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I’m Brian and it is wonderful to be here with you today as we get into our work week and do what we do every day, take the next step forward together on our journey through the Bible. We’re kinda turning the corner in Isaiah. We’ve camped out in Isaiah for…for…for a bit here and there are 66 chapters in Isaiah and we’re at the 51st chapter. So, not too far to go. And in the New Testament, there are six chapters in the letter to the Ephesians. And we’re at the fifth chapter today. So, we’ll be finishing Ephesians tomorrow. But we’re here now and we’re reading from the Christian Standard Bible this week. Isaiah 51, 52, and 53 today.


Okay. So, in the letter to the Ephesians today we reach a pretty famous passage of Scripture that deals with wives and husbands, pretty well known. I’m heard it most of my life, seen it used as a child all the way through adulthood, all the way into ministry. Have seen it used in all kinds of…well all kinds of marital situations. And honestly for the most part, it’s always been to prove someone’s right, and it’s been used a lot for…well…yeah…to be corrective and to be right and even in some cases to be dominant. Like it's…it’s used in ways that aren’t particularly healthy and aren’t particularly what the passage is saying. So, let’s just look at this. “Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord because the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church. He is the Savior of the body. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives are to submit to their husbands in everything.” That’s the portion I’ve heard more often than the second half so that the wife, the female partner becomes submissive to the male partner as the head of the household no matter what the husband is doing or no matter what the husband is like. It’s sort of like this de facto…well…you’re married. this is what you gotta do. The thing about this famous passage of Scripture is that it has more to say to the husband then it really does to the wife. And, so, being fair here, “husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself for her to make her holy, cleansing her with the washing of water by the word. He did this to present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or anything like that but holy and blameless. In the same way, husbands are to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hates his own flesh, but provides and cares for it, just as Christ does for the church.” And, so, basically, yes, here are some instructions. They’re not one sided. It’s a reciprocal thing that works together. And, so, I’m a man and I’m a husband and I’m a father. And, so, that’s something that I have yet to master and don’t know that I ever will but at least that’s what I am, and that’s what I’ve been for a long time. And, so, I can say, husbands if you want your wives in submission then you better be in submission to Christ loving her, as Christ loved the church, loving her like Jesus does, then there’s not going to be a problem, typically in that area. A woman who is treasured and loved knowing that her husband is laying his life down for her is bringing Jesus to her is leading her to Jesus and she is also a believer, then there is not likely gonna be the kinds of problems that get these verses used for domination and to be right. Wives, if your husband is doing his best in that direction and that’s not even noticed, that’s just expected…because if that’s supposed to do that and you’re just supposed to receive it and there’s no respect there, that also grows bitterness. And, so, basically we can take Paul’s summary sentence where he literally says, “to sum up” and take this on board into our hearts as we consider our relationships. Paul says, “to sum up”, and he’s still speaking to the husband, “each one of you is to love his wife as himself, and the wife is to respect her husband.” In my limited experience, although my experience has had an awful lot of conversations, and both of those things are happening, there’s a path forward from just about anything. And I’ve mentioned that I’ve basically…I’ve seen this passage used in, like I said, ways to be right, ways to become dominant, ways to get somebody into submission. And wives if…if you’re even on the receiving end of that and your husband isn’t loving you as Christ loved the church, which doesn’t mean he’s not gonna make mistakes, do stupid things, but if you’re in an abusive situation somehow, that you feel like, you can’t…there’s like nothing you can do, you just have to kind of take it and endure it and its physical abuse or verbal abuse or sexual abuse or whatever…that’s a good time to come back to this passage and understand what you should be expecting because what you should be expecting is that your spouse is leading you to Jesus, is…your spouse is loving you as Christ loved the church and gave Himself for…laid His life down for her. There’s nothing about abuse here. Jesus doesn’t abuse us. Jesus died for us that we might find freedom. Jesus isn’t going to physically abuse you, nor will He sexually abuse you, nor will He verbally abuse you. I put that out there just simply because of what I have experienced and seen. Jesus loves us all so much, and if we loved each other with the love of Christ with the love of the Lord, if we loved our neighbor, even our spouse as we love ourselves…ahh…if we would do that in our marriages just in our marriages, we could start dreaming about how the world is going to change because it would. We wouldn’t be passing down these generational behaviors to our children who are gonna be doing the same things that we do only with their own version and it just keeps going in a big circle. If we husbands would love our wives as Christ loved the church and wives if your husband is doing that, if you would realize that he’s a priest in your home, he’s there to bring you to Jesus and to love you with the love of the Lord, gosh, the…the whole landscape of relationships would change. And, so, we have a beautiful model here to look at. It just gets skewed when one side is trying to dominate the other side to be right about things when in truth we’re laying ourselves down, we’re laying down those rights and wrongs and submitting to Christ, which changes the atmosphere in any situation.


Holy Spirit we invite You into that. Nothing can be more tumultuous, nothing anymore trying and difficult than being in marriage. And yet it is gift that constantly exposes our own brokenness and our own desire for dominance and our own selfishness. So, may we take the passage in Ephesians today to heart, examining our own lives and not just trying to spend our lives changing our spouse when we’re not changing ourselves. Come Holy Spirit. This is a big one. We need Your help. And we ask for it in the name of Jesus. Amen.


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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:

Good evening this is Tierra from Texas again. I just finished listening to today’s message and the first prayer that I heard was Casey from, I think he said Hawaii, and his wife Shamara. And if I am wrong, I am so sorry. But I just wanted to pray for his wife and him with them dealing with trauma and, you know, battling addiction and overcoming addiction. Father we come to You, and we just thank You for the Spirit that You’ve created within Casey and his wife, for Casey to have the heart to pray for his wife, for Shamara to have such a wonderful husband, for a couple, a marriage that you’ve blessed, for both of them to pray for each other and just to ask…ask for prayers from everyone else. I pray that the enemy has no entryway into their marriage, their relationship, has no way of attacking his wife. Sometimes with addiction there’s always a place for another addiction to take…take root. I pray that does not happen. In the name of Jesus, I pray that that is removed, any type of attacks or, you know, attempts to form another addiction that that is removed and that is not able to happen Father. And I pray in the name of Jesus that you just continue to heal from past trauma and grow and learn and move forward with relationship with You Father. These blessings I ask in Your son’s holy name Jesus. Amen.

Hi, my name is Maurine McIntosh from Alexandria VA. I just heard the wailing and the crying of a mother, grandmother for children. She mentioned the name of Dominique and Ariana. She said her whole household is sick. I pray for her this morning. __ Daily Audio Bible believers and worshippers let’s pray for her. Father, in the name of Jesus we come before You oh Lord as a group of believers asking dear Father that You would hear and answer the cry, the wails, the cry, the deep suffering of this household. We pray the blood of Jesus upon Dominique and Ariana. We speak healing and deliverance over them in the name of Jesus. Father, we thank You that Your hands are not short, and Your ears are not deaf Lord God and that You are the God who heals. You send forth Your word to heal every disease. Father, we pray that You will heal Dominique and Ariana and the entire household of this dear lady in the name of Jesus. We pray for courage and strength for her. Even as she trusts in You Lord God, she would know that You’ve heard her prayer. And I pray for every Daily Audio Bible listener and every believer in the body of Christ all over…

This is Sharon in Southern California. It’s been a while since I’ve called. A lot of things have been going on. Please pray for me and my family. My…my…my husband, he’s denying his alcoholism and it’s getting worse and I’m trying to help him get his VA benefits so that he can go into a program. But the reason why I’m really calling is because I just heard a call from a young lady who’s family is ill and she herself was so distraught she was crying and pleading with God to save her family. And I…I just want to pray. Dear heavenly Father, thank You for Your blessings and thank You for allowing us to be able to come to You in prayer with our deepest most sincere issues and problems and trials and tribulations Lord. And I ask in Your sons, Jesus’ name, that You heale this family, that You comfort the woman who called. I didn’t catch her name Lord, but You know who she is, that You comfort her heart and bring her peace and…and heal the family, touch them Lord with Your loving and tender touch Lord and heal their bodies. In the name of Jesus I pray. Amen.

Hello there DAB family this is Lavender Dream calling again. I don’t call in too much ‘cause I just listen and pray for everyone, but I just heard the Friday September 24th podcast. Thank you, pastor Brian always. And Maggie Mae, you absolutely touched my heart. I can hear your…your fear and your anguish over your family and I know that this is just what the enemy wants, to distract you from focusing on Jesus. I speak from my own personal experience as I’ve dealt with many health issues. And when I focus on Jesus, He…He’s brought me back from the brink of death several times. And I know that He is our great physician, and He gives us a peace that surpasses all understanding in the midst of the storm. So, I’m just praying that you can feel His presence, that you will focus on Him and trust that He has every one of your family members in His hands. And I also am asking for prayer for my grandson. We had to go to Boston yesterday. He has multiple disabilities. He was…he had a stroke in utero, and he is a quadriplegic and he needs surgery probably. So, I’m asking for prayer for him because surgery is risky for him with his brain…with his decreased brain development with anesthesia. So, please pray for him. His name is Jace. And I’m praying for all of you. I’ve heard…I don’t call in that much. I prefer to listen and pray for you. So, I’m praying for peace in my family and healing in all of yours from everything and…

Hey family this is Lazarus calling. I was calling to…but just heard Maggie Mae’s prayer request and she’s obviously torn to crap because the devil is attacking her entire family. And wow…my…my stuff seems so trivial by comparison. So, please family pray…pray for her. She’s just at…at the end of her rope. You can hear it and desperate. And any time we’re in desperate straits…straits we need to turn to the Lord. And sometimes that…all you see around you are flames and it’s just really hard. So, to that point, I’ve been…I’m bankrupt, I’m broke. I tried to schedule surgery and they want more money than I have. So, I’ve been needing it for years now and I’ve been putting it off and I’m in…I’m eating Percocet and taking it with vodka every day, several times a day and it’s not even working anymore. So, the pains incredible. And then I fell off a rail car bus in Denver the other day directly on my left shoulder which is in 1000 pieces already and I saw the face of God. So, no…just kidding…you’d __ never.  But the Lord is with me I know but man it’s hard. I am under spiritual attack from dawn until dusk every day. And, so, I’ve cancelled my surgery, I…I’m losing my apartment, I don’t have any money and it just goes on and on. And I’m not whining. He’s got me. He’s trying to get my attention about something and just beats the crap out of me what it is because every day I get multiple kicks in __. Yeah…you’ll probably edit that out or not. But anyway, so it’s just…you wouldn’t want to be me. So, I pray for you all. I love you all. I thank you. And if there’s any way you got a second to throw up a little prayer for me I’d appreciate it. God bless. Make it a great day. God bless you. Amen.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Monday September 27, 2021 (NIV)

Isaiah 51-53

Salvation for Zion

51 Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness,
you who seek the Lord:
Look to the rock from which you were cut,
and to the quarry from which you were dug.
Look to Abraham your father,
and to Sarah who gave birth to you.
When I called him, he was only one;
I blessed him and made him many.(A)
For the Lord will comfort Zion;(B)
he will comfort all her waste places,
and he will make her wilderness like Eden,(C)
and her desert like the garden of the Lord.(D)
Joy and gladness will be found in her,
thanksgiving and melodious song.
Pay attention to me, my people,
and listen to me, my nation;
for instruction will come from me,
and my justice for a light to the nations.(E)
I will bring it about quickly.
My righteousness is near,(F)
my salvation appears,
and my arms will bring justice to the nations.(G)
The coasts and islands will put their hope in me,
and they will look to my strength.[a]
Look up to the heavens,
and look at the earth beneath;
for the heavens will vanish like smoke,
the earth will wear out like a garment,
and its inhabitants will die like gnats.[b](H)
But my salvation will last forever,(I)
and my righteousness will never be shattered.
Listen to me, you who know righteousness,
the people in whose heart is my instruction:(J)
do not fear disgrace by men,
and do not be shattered by their taunts.
For moths will devour them like a garment,(K)
and worms will eat them like wool.(L)
But my righteousness will last forever,
and my salvation for all generations.
Wake up, wake up!
Arm of the Lord, clothe yourself with strength.
Wake up as in days past,
as in generations long ago.
Wasn’t it you who hacked Rahab to pieces,(M)
who pierced the sea monster?(N)
10 Wasn’t it you who dried up the sea,(O)
the waters of the great deep,
who made the sea-bed into a road
for the redeemed to pass over?(P)
11 And the ransomed of the Lord will return(Q)
and come to Zion with singing,
crowned with unending joy.
Joy and gladness will overtake them,
and sorrow and sighing will flee.

12 I—I am the one who comforts you.
Who are you that you should fear humans who die,(R)
or a son of man who is given up like grass?(S)
13 But you have forgotten the Lord, your Maker,
who stretched out the heavens
and laid the foundations of the earth.(T)
You are in constant dread all day long
because of the fury of the oppressor,
who has set himself to destroy.
But where is the fury of the oppressor?(U)
14 The prisoner[c] is soon to be set free;
he will not die and go to the Pit,
and his food will not be lacking.
15 For I am the Lord your God
who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar(V)
his name is the Lord of Armies.
16 I have put my words in your mouth,(W)
and covered you in the shadow of my hand,(X)
in order to plant[d] the heavens,
to found the earth,
and to say to Zion, “You are my people.”

17 Wake yourself, wake yourself up!
Stand up, Jerusalem,
you who have drunk the cup of his fury(Y)
from the Lord’s hand;
you who have drunk the goblet to the dregs—
the cup that causes people to stagger.
18 There is no one to guide her
among all the children she has raised;
there is no one to take hold of her hand
among all the offspring she has brought up.
19 These two things have happened to you:(Z)
devastation and destruction,
famine and sword.
Who will grieve for you?
How can I[e] comfort you?
20 Your children have fainted;
they lie at the head of every street
like an antelope in a net.
They are full of the Lord’s fury,
the rebuke of your God.

21 So listen to this, suffering
and drunken one—but not with wine.(AA)
22 This is what your Lord says—
the Lord, even your God,
who defends his people(AB)
“Look, I have removed from your hand
the cup that causes staggering;
that goblet, the cup of my fury.
You will never drink it again.
23 I will put it into the hands of your tormentors,
who said to you,(AC)
‘Lie down, so we can walk over you.’
You made your back like the ground,
and like a street for those who walk on it.

52 “Wake up, wake up;
put on your strength, Zion!
Put on your beautiful garments,(AD)
Jerusalem, the holy city!(AE)
For the uncircumcised and the unclean
will no longer enter you.(AF)
Stand up, shake the dust off yourself!
Take your seat, Jerusalem.
Remove the bonds[f] from your neck,
captive Daughter Zion.”
For this is what the Lord says:
“You were sold for nothing,
and you will be redeemed without silver.”(AG)
For this is what the Lord God says:
“At first my people went down to Egypt to reside there,(AH)
then Assyria oppressed them without cause.[g]
So now what have I here”—
this is the Lord’s declaration—
“that my people are taken away for nothing?
Its rulers wail”—
this is the Lord’s declaration—
“and my name is continually blasphemed all day long.(AI)
Therefore my people will know my name;(AJ)
therefore they will know on that day
that I am he who says,
‘Here I am.’”

How beautiful on the mountains
are the feet of the herald,
who proclaims peace,
who brings news of good things,(AK)
who proclaims salvation,
who says to Zion, “Your God reigns!” (AL)
The voices of your watchmen(AM)
they lift up their voices,
shouting for joy together;
for every eye will see
when the Lord returns to Zion.
Be joyful, rejoice together,
you ruins of Jerusalem!(AN)
For the Lord has comforted his people;(AO)
he has redeemed Jerusalem.
10 The Lord has displayed his holy arm
in the sight of all the nations;(AP)
all the ends of the earth will see
the salvation of our God.(AQ)

11 Leave, leave, go out from there!(AR)
Do not touch anything unclean;
go out from her, purify yourselves,(AS)
you who carry the vessels of the Lord.
12 For you will not leave in a hurry,(AT)
and you will not have to take flight;
because the Lord is going before you,(AU)
and the God of Israel is your rear guard.(AV)

The Servant’s Suffering and Exaltation

13 See, my servant[h](AW) will be successful;[i]
he will be raised and lifted up and greatly exalted.(AX)
14 Just as many were appalled at you[j]
his appearance was so disfigured
that he did not look like a man,
and his form did not resemble a human being—
15 so he will sprinkle many nations.[k](AY)
Kings will shut their mouths because of him,
for they will see what had not been told them,
and they will understand what they had not heard.(AZ)

53 Who has believed what we have heard?[l]
And to whom has the arm of the Lord(BA) been revealed?(BB)
He grew up before him like a young plant(BC)
and like a root out of dry ground.
He didn’t have an impressive form
or majesty that we should look at him,
no appearance that we should desire him.(BD)
He was despised and rejected by men,(BE)
a man of suffering who knew what sickness was.(BF)
He was like someone people turned away from;[m]
he was despised, and we didn’t value him.

Yet he himself bore our sicknesses,
and he carried our pains;(BG)
but we in turn regarded him stricken,
struck down by God,(BH) and afflicted.
But he was pierced because of our rebellion,(BI)
crushed because of our iniquities;(BJ)
punishment(BK) for our peace was on him,
and we are healed by his wounds.(BL)
We all went astray like sheep;(BM)
we all have turned to our own way;
and the Lord has punished him
for[n] the iniquity(BN) of us all.(BO)

He was oppressed and afflicted,
yet he did not open his mouth.
Like a lamb led to the slaughter
and like a sheep silent before her shearers,
he did not open his mouth.(BP)
He was taken away because of oppression and judgment,
and who considered his fate?[o]
For he was cut off from the land of the living;
he was struck because of my people’s rebellion.
He was assigned a grave with the wicked,
but he was with a rich man at his death,(BQ)
because he had done no violence
and had not spoken deceitfully.(BR)

10 Yet the Lord was pleased(BS) to crush him severely.[p](BT)
When[q] you make him a guilt offering,(BU)
he will see his seed, he will prolong his days,
and by his hand, the Lord’s pleasure will be accomplished.(BV)
11 After his anguish,
he will see light[r] and be satisfied.
By his knowledge,
my righteous(BW) servant(BX) will justify many,(BY)
and he will carry their iniquities.
12 Therefore I will give him[s] the many as a portion,
and he will receive[t] the mighty as spoil,
because he willingly submitted to death,(BZ)
and was counted among the rebels;(CA)
yet he bore the sin of many(CB)
and interceded for the rebels.(CC)


  1. 51:5 Lit arm
  2. 51:6 Or die in like manner
  3. 51:14 Hb obscure
  4. 51:16 Syr reads to stretch out
  5. 51:19 DSS, LXX, Syr, Vg read you? Who can
  6. 52:2 Alt Hb tradition reads The bonds are removed
  7. 52:4 Or them at last, or them for nothing
  8. 52:13 Tg adds the Messiah
  9. 52:13 Or will act wisely
  10. 52:14 Some Hb mss, Syr, Tg read him
  11. 52:15 LXX reads so many nations will marvel at him
  12. 53:1 Or believed our report
  13. 53:3 Lit And like a hiding of faces from him
  14. 53:6 Or has placed on him; lit with
  15. 53:8 Or and as for his generation, who considered him?
  16. 53:10 Or him; he made him sick.
  17. 53:10 Or If
  18. 53:11 DSS, LXX; MT omits light
  19. 53:12 Or him with
  20. 53:12 Or receive with

Cross references:

  1. 51:2 : Gn 12:1; 15:5; Dt 1:10; Is 29:22; 41:8; 63:16; Ezk 33:24
  2. 51:3 : Is 40:1
  3. 51:3 : Gn 2:8; Jl 2:3
  4. 51:3 : Gn 13:10
  5. 51:4 : Is 42:6; 49:6
  6. 51:5 : Is 46:13; 54:17
  7. 51:5 : Is 40:10
  8. 51:6 : Ps 102:25–26; Is 34:4; Mt 24:35; Heb 1:10–12; 2Pt 3:10
  9. 51:6 : Is 45:17; 2Tm 2:10; Heb 5:9
  10. 51:7 : Ps 37:31
  11. 51:8 : Is 50:9
  12. 51:8 : Is 14:11
  13. 51:9 : Jb 26:12; Ps 89:10; Is 30:7
  14. 51:9 : Ps 74:13; Is 27:1
  15. 51:10 : Is 11:15–16; 50:2; 63:11–12
  16. 51:10 : Ex 15:13
  17. 51:11 : Is 35:10
  18. 51:12 : Ps 118:6; Is 2:22
  19. 51:12 : Is 40:6–7; Jms 1:10–11; 1Pt 1:24
  20. 51:13 : Is 44:24; 45:12; Am 9:6; Zch 12:1
  21. 51:13 : Is 49:26
  22. 51:15 : Ps 107:25; Jr 31:35
  23. 51:16 : Is 59:21
  24. 51:16 : Ex 33:22; Is 49:2
  25. 51:17 : Jb 21:20; Is 63:6; Jr 25:15; Mt 20:22; 26:39; Jn 18:1; Rv 14:10
  26. 51:19 : Is 47:9
  27. 51:21 : Is 29:9
  28. 51:22 : Is 3:12–13; 49:25; Jr 50:34
  29. 51:23 : Is 49:26; Jr 25:15–17,26,28; Zch 12:2
  30. 52:1 : Is 61:3
  31. 52:1 : Neh 11:1; Is 48:2
  32. 52:1 : Is 35:8; Rv 21:27
  33. 52:3 : Is 45:13; 1Pt 1:18
  34. 52:4 : Gn 46:6
  35. 52:5 : Ezk 36:20; Rm 2:24
  36. 52:6 : Is 49:23
  37. 52:7 : Nah 1:15; Rm 10:15
  38. 52:7 : Ps 93:1; Is 24:23
  39. 52:8 : Is 62:6
  40. 52:9 : Is 44:26; 51:3; 61:4
  41. 52:9 : Is 40:1
  42. 52:10 : Ps 98:1–3; Is 51:9; 66:18–19
  43. 52:10 : Is 40:5; Lk 3:6
  44. 52:11 : Is 48:20; Jr 50:8; Ezk 20:34,41; Zch 2:6,7; 2Co 6:17
  45. 52:11 : 2Co 6:17; 2Tm 2:19
  46. 52:12 : Ex 12:11,33; Dt 16:3
  47. 52:12 : Ex 23:23; Dt 1:30; 31:8; Is 45:2
  48. 52:12 : Jos 6:9,13; Is 58:8
  49. 52:13 : Is 42:1; 49:3–7; 50:10; 53:11; Ezk 34:23–24; Zch 3:8; Ac 3:13
  50. 52:13 : Php 2:9–11
  51. 52:15 : Nm 19:18–21; Ezk 36:25
  52. 52:15 : Rm 15:21; Eph 3:5
  53. 53:1 : Is 30:30; 40:10; 48:14; 51:9; 52:10; Lk 1:51; Ac 13:17
  54. 53:1 : Jn 12:38; Rm 10:16
  55. 53:2 : Is 11:1
  56. 53:2 : Is 52:14
  57. 53:3 : Ps 22:6; Is 49:7; Lk 18:31–33
  58. 53:3 : Mk 8:31; Jn 1:10–11; Heb 4:15
  59. 53:4 : Mt 8:17; 1Pt 2:21
  60. 53:4 : Ps 69:26
  61. 53:5 : Is 53:8; Rm 4:25; 1Co 15:3; Heb 9:28
  62. 53:5 : Is 1:4
  63. 53:5 : Jr 2:30; Zph 3:2; Heb 5:8
  64. 53:5–6 : 1Pt 2:24–25
  65. 53:6 : Mt 18:12
  66. 53:6 : Is 13:11
  67. 53:6 : 2Co 5:21; Col 2:14
  68. 53:7 : Jr 11:19; Mt 26:63; 27:12–14; Lk 23:9; Jn 19:9; Ac 8:32–33; 1Pt 2:23
  69. 53:9 : Mt 27:57–60
  70. 53:9 : Heb 4:15; 1Pt 2:22; 1Jn 3:5
  71. 53:10 : Is 44:28; 55:11
  72. 53:10 : Dt 29:22; Is 17:11
  73. 53:10 : Lv 5:1–19
  74. 53:10 : Is 46:10
  75. 53:11 : 1Jn 2:1
  76. 53:11 : Is 42:1
  77. 53:11 : Ac 13:39; Rm 5:18–19
  78. 53:12 : Mt 26:42; Jn 10:14–18; Php 2:6–8
  79. 53:12 : Lk 22:37
  80. 53:12 : Heb 9:28
  81. 53:12 : Lk 23:34; Rm 8:34; Heb 7:25
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Ephesians 5

Therefore, be imitators of God, as dearly loved children, and walk in love, as Christ also loved us and gave himself for us,(A) a sacrificial and fragrant offering to God. But sexual immorality(B) and any impurity(C) or greed(D) should not even be heard of[a] among you, as is proper for saints. Obscene and foolish talking or crude joking are not suitable, but rather giving thanks. For know and recognize this: Every sexually immoral(E) or impure(F) or greedy(G) person, who is an idolater, does not have an inheritance in the kingdom(H) of Christ and of God.

Light versus Darkness

Let no one deceive you with empty arguments, for God’s wrath(I) is coming on the disobedient[b] because of these things. Therefore, do not become their partners. For you were once darkness, but now you are light(J) in the Lord. Walk as children of light(K) for the fruit of the light[c] consists of all goodness, righteousness, and truth(L) 10 testing(M) what is pleasing(N) to the Lord. 11 Don’t participate in the fruitless(O) works of darkness, but instead expose them. 12 For it is shameful even to mention what is done by them in secret. 13 Everything exposed by the light is made visible,(P) 14 for what makes everything visible is light. Therefore it is said:

Get up, sleeper,(Q) and rise up from the dead,(R)
and Christ will shine on you.(S)

Consistency in the Christian Life

15 Pay careful attention, then, to how you walk—not as unwise people but as wise— 16 making the most of the time,[d](T) because the days are evil. 17 So don’t be foolish, but understand(U) what the Lord’s will(V) is. 18 And don’t get drunk(W) with wine,(X) which leads to reckless living, but be filled by the Spirit:(Y) 19 speaking to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making music with your heart to the Lord, 20 giving thanks always for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, 21 submitting to one another in the fear of Christ.(Z)

Wives and Husbands

22 Wives,(AA) submit[e](AB) to your husbands(AC) as to the Lord, 23 because the husband is the head of the wife(AD) as Christ is the head(AE) of the church. He is the Savior of the body.(AF) 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives are to submit to their husbands in everything. 25 Husbands, love your wives,(AG) just as Christ loved(AH) the church and gave himself(AI) for her 26 to make her holy, cleansing[f] her with the washing of water by the word. 27 He did this to present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or anything like that, but holy and blameless.(AJ) 28 In the same way, husbands are to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 For no one ever hates his own flesh but provides and cares for it, just as Christ does for the church, 30 since we are members of his body.[g] 31 For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife,(AK) and the two will become one flesh.[h](AL) 32 This mystery(AM) is profound, but I am talking about Christ and the church. 33 To sum up, each one of you is to love his wife as himself, and the wife is to respect her husband.


  1. 5:3 Or be named
  2. 5:6 Lit sons of disobedience
  3. 5:9 Other mss read fruit of the Spirit
  4. 5:16 Lit buying back the time
  5. 5:22 Other mss omit submit
  6. 5:26 Or having cleansed
  7. 5:30 Other mss add and of his flesh and of his bones
  8. 5:31 Gn 2:24
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Psalm 69:19-36

19 You know the insults I endure—
my shame and disgrace.
You are aware of all my adversaries.(A)
20 Insults have broken my heart,
and I am in despair.
I waited for sympathy,
but there was none;
for comforters, but found no one.(B)
21 Instead, they gave me gall for my food,
and for my thirst
they gave me vinegar to drink.(C)

22 Let their table set before them be a snare,
and let it be a trap for their allies.(D)
23 Let their eyes grow too dim to see,
and let their hips continually quake.(E)
24 Pour out your rage on them,
and let your burning anger overtake them.(F)
25 Make their fortification desolate;
may no one live in their tents.(G)
26 For they persecute the one you struck
and talk about the pain of those you wounded.(H)
27 Charge them with crime on top of crime;
do not let them share in your righteousness.(I)
28 Let them be erased from the book of life
and not be recorded with the righteous.(J)

29 But as for me—poor and in pain—
let your salvation protect me, God.(K)
30 I will praise God’s name with song
and exalt him with thanksgiving.(L)
31 That will please the Lord more than an ox,
more than a bull with horns and hooves.(M)
32 The humble will see it and rejoice.
You who seek God, take heart!(N)
33 For the Lord listens to the needy
and does not despise
his own who are prisoners.(O)

34 Let heaven and earth praise him,
the seas and everything that moves in them,(P)
35 for God will save Zion
and build up[a] the cities of Judah.
They will live there and possess it.(Q)
36 The descendants of his servants will inherit it,
and those who love his name will live in it.(R)


  1. 69:35 Or and rebuild
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Proverbs 24:7

Wisdom is inaccessible to[a] a fool;(A)
he does not open his mouth at the city gate.(B)


  1. 24:7 Lit is too high for
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09/26/2021 DAB Transcript

Isaiah 48:12-50:11, Ephesians 4:17-32, Psalm 69:1-18, Proverbs 24:5-6

Today is the 26th day of September, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian, it is wonderful to be here with you today, as we greet a new week together and throw open the threshold and step into this shiny sparkly week that is out in front of us. And now this week will bring us transition into another month so let’s dive in and take the next step forward together, which is the first step into this brand-new week. We’ll read from the Christian Standard Bible this week and continue our journey through the book of Isaiah today, chapter 48 verse 12 through 50 verse 11.


Father, we thank You for Your word and we thank You for this brand-new week that we have stepped into. We invite Your Holy Spirit into every moment and of course Your spirit is everywhere. We just must become aware of what You’re doing and how you are leading. So, Holy Spirit help us to be aware and awake and alert as we navigate the choices and decisions and motivations that will face us in this week, come, lead us into all truth, we pray. In the name of Jesus we ask. Amen.

Prayer and Encouragements:

Hi, this is Victorious Solider just calling to pray for the some of the DABers. I wanted to pray for GG in Colorado, she’s going through eye surgery. I wanted to have prayer for her. I wanted to pray for Emmi from Illinois who’s called to tell us to pray for her father but her father passed away. I want to pray for that family. I want to also pray for, I think it was Vicki, who lost her precious son and I wanted to pray for her. I wanted to pray for those who are going through, medical personnel who are going through and also the patients in the hospital with this Corona Virus. I just wanted to also announce that my brother was doing fine but he took a turn for the worse and he’s on his way to hospice. Just wanted to, all in thanks just to pray for God’s will to be done. Gracious Father, we just lift You up and we thank You Lord. We thank You for life, we thank You for breath and life. We thank You for our medical personnel, we thank You for those in the hospital Lord who are going through this pandemic. Oh Father, we just ask you to have your way, we just thank You Lord that Your hands are on our lives, Lord. We just ask You to have Your way, Father, in the name of Jesus. We just ask You to touch, Lord, those DABers that need you, that woman that lost her precious son. Who was fighting with the COVID patients and now he just got weak in Spirit but Lord we just ask you to have Your way in that families life to strengthen them Father, in the name of Jesus. We ask You to touch the DABer and touch those in this COVID, Lord you have your way. Only You….

Good morning, good morning Daily Audio Bible, today is September 23rd. This message is for, I think her name is Dana, Donna, I just wanted to lift you and your son up in prayer. My husband and I are having the same thing, the same problem with our son, he’s about to be 24 next month. He’s had some issues in another city that he lives in and he actually bought a gun for protection. So, we’re just praying for him, lifting him up as well. Its just things don’t happen the way they used to be in the old days. When we used to just fight it out. Now, they just want to buy guns and kill each other. So, we just got to keep lifting them up in prayer. God is listening. And it was so good to hear God’s Smile this morning, thank You Jesus for letting her make it downstairs and Lord God, we pray that she makes it downstairs every morning to get some of that sunlight and do whatever else she needs to do. It’s just good hearing your voice God’s Smile. Everybody have a blessed day and know that we’re always praying for each other. This is C from Mississippi and thanks Brian and Jill for the podcast we love you guys.

Oh my God, we just lift up Jay from formerly Los Angeles teaching school who is now north God. God, thank You for using him and lighting a fire and sending a co-laborer to him to encourage him. And to also be lifted, to also be encouraged. Thank You for the children that they are not just teaching but the children they are ministering to God. Thank You that in the midst of his wandering weariness God, You brought him hope and strength God. We lift up John his therapist Lord and we just ask you to touch him from the top of his God to the soul of his feet Lord. We lift up every hurting, hopeless, God, fragile and weak brother or sister that may need you in search of profound ways right now. We love You for Your power. We love You for Your love. We love You for Brian, God. We love You for his family. We love You for the ministry that flows through every member of the family as they teach, as they read, as they encourage and inspire, God. Bless them a thousand over for this ministry. I pray for seed sowers in this ministry; those that will support on a regular basis that will sign up for regular giving God. So, that this ministry continues to touch lives to restore hope. To encourage God and to help the broken. We love You Jesus for the Daily Audio Bible ministry. In Your mighty name we pray. Amen.

Hey Daily Audio Bible, it’s September 24th 2021, it’s Rebecca from Michigan. You know what, I think I’ve had a couple melt downs from this COVID virus. Anxiety and stress but I try not to focus on that because I don’t think God wants us to be in fear. I think He wants us to be in faith and trust Him through the whole thing. But, I think I just had enough. All the mask wear and talk about the vaccine, all that stuff, kind of gets to you after a while. I’m just like, life was starting to take off for me and then COVID came along and it’s so easy to focus on what’s going on in the world. Instead of keeping your eyes on God. I’m surprised, you know, so I know I’ll win. So, just give me your prayers cause I’ve been having a couple melt downs from this. But I think I’ll be okay, I just gotta keep my mind focused on the right place. Thank you for your prayers. Bye.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Sunday September 26, 2021 (NIV)

Isaiah 48:12-50:11

12 “Listen to me, Jacob,
and Israel, the one called by me:
I am he; I am the first,
I am also the last.(A)
13 My own hand founded the earth,
and my right hand spread out the heavens;(B)
when I summoned them,
they stood up together.
14 All of you, assemble and listen!
Who among the idols[a] has declared these things?
The Lord loves him;[b]
he will accomplish his will against Babylon,(C)
and his arm will be against the Chaldeans.
15 I—I have spoken;
yes, I have called him;(D)
I have brought him,
and he will succeed in his mission.(E)
16 Approach me and listen to this.
From the beginning I have not spoken in secret;(F)
from the time anything existed, I was there.”
And now the Lord God
has sent me and his Spirit.(G)

17 This is what the Lord, your Redeemer,(H) the Holy One of Israel(I) says:

I am the Lord your God,
who teaches you for your benefit,
who leads you in the way you should go.
18 If only you had paid attention to my commands.
Then your peace would have been like a river,(J)
and your righteousness like the waves of the sea.(K)
19 Your descendants would have been as countless as the sand,(L)
and the offspring of your body like its grains;
their name would not be cut off
or eliminated from my presence.

20 Leave Babylon,
flee from the Chaldeans!
Declare with a shout of joy,
proclaim this,
let it go out to the end of the earth;
“The Lord has redeemed his servant(M) Jacob!”
21 They did not thirst
when he led them through the deserts;
he made water flow from the rock for them;(N)
he split the rock, and water gushed out.
22 “There is no peace for the wicked,” says the Lord.(O)

The Servant Brings Salvation

49 Coasts and islands,[c] listen to me;
distant peoples, pay attention.
The Lord called(P) me before I was born.
He named me while I was in my mother’s womb.(Q)
He made my words like a sharp sword;(R)
he hid me in the shadow of his hand.(S)
He made me like a sharpened arrow;
he hid me in his quiver.
He said to me, “You are my servant,(T)
Israel, in whom I will be glorified.”
But I myself said: I have labored in vain,
I have spent my strength for nothing and futility;
yet my vindication is with the Lord,
and my reward is with my God.
And now, says the Lord,
who formed me from the womb to be his servant,
to bring Jacob back to him
so that Israel might be gathered to him;
for I am honored in the sight of the Lord,
and my God is my strength—
he says,
“It is not enough for you to be my servant
raising up the tribes of Jacob
and restoring the protected ones of Israel.
I will also make you a light for the nations,(U)
to be my salvation to the ends of the earth.”(V)
This is what the Lord,
the Redeemer(W) of Israel, his Holy One, says
to one who is despised,
to one abhorred by people,[d](X)
to a servant of rulers:
“Kings will see, princes will stand up,
and they[e] will all bow down
because of the Lord, who is faithful,
the Holy One of Israel(Y)—and he has chosen you.”(Z)

This is what the Lord says:

I will answer you in a time of favor,
and I will help you in the day of salvation.(AA)
I will keep you, and I will appoint you
to be a covenant for the people,(AB)
to restore the land,
to make them possess the desolate inheritances,
saying to the prisoners, “Come out,”(AC)
and to those who are in darkness, “Show yourselves.”
They will feed along the pathways,
and their pastures will be on all the barren heights.(AD)
10 They will not hunger or thirst,
the scorching heat or sun will not strike them;
for their compassionate one will guide them,
and lead them to springs.(AE)
11 I will make all my mountains into a road,
and my highways will be raised up.(AF)
12 See, these will come from far away,
from the north and from the west,[f](AG)
and from the land of Sinim.[g][h]

13 Shout for joy, you heavens!(AH)
Earth, rejoice!
Mountains break into joyful shouts!
For the Lord has comforted his people,(AI)
and will have compassion on his afflicted ones.(AJ)

Zion Remembered

14 Zion says, “The Lord has abandoned me;
the Lord has forgotten me!”
15 “Can a woman forget her nursing child,
or lack compassion for the child of her womb?
Even if these forget,
yet I will not forget you.
16 Look, I have inscribed you on the palms of my hands;(AK)
your walls are continually before me.
17 Your builders[i] hurry;
those who destroy and devastate you will leave you.
18 Look up, and look around.
They all gather together; they come to you.(AL)
As I live”—
this is the Lord’s declaration—
“you will wear all your children[j] as jewelry,
and put them on as a bride does.
19 For your waste and desolate places
and your land marked by ruins
will now be indeed too small for the inhabitants,(AM)
and those who swallowed you up will be far away.
20 Yet as you listen, the children
that you have been deprived of will say,
‘This place is too small for me;
make room for me so that I may settle.’(AN)
21 Then you will say within yourself,
‘Who fathered these for me?
I was deprived of my children and unable to conceive,
exiled and wandering—
but who brought them up?
See, I was left by myself—
but these, where did they come from?’” [k]

22 This is what the Lord God says:

Look, I will lift up my hand to the nations,
and raise my banner to the peoples.(AO)
They will bring your sons in their arms,
and your daughters will be carried on their shoulders.(AP)
23 Kings will be your guardians
and their queens[l] your nursing mothers.(AQ)
They will bow down to you
with their faces to the ground
and lick the dust at your feet.(AR)
Then you will know that I am the Lord;(AS)
those who put their hope in me
will not be put to shame.(AT)

24 Can the prey be taken from a mighty man,
or the captives of a tyrant[m] be delivered?
25 For this is what the Lord says:
“Even the captives of a mighty man will be taken,
and the prey of a tyrant will be delivered;
I will contend with the one who contends with you,
and I will save your children.
26 I will make your oppressors eat their own flesh,(AU)
and they will be drunk with their own blood
as with sweet wine.
Then all humanity will know
that I, the Lord, am your Savior,(AV)
and your Redeemer,(AW) the Mighty One of Jacob.”(AX)

50 This is what the Lord says:

Where is your mother’s divorce certificate
that I used to send her away?(AY)
Or to which of my creditors did I sell you?(AZ)
Look, you were sold for your iniquities,(BA)
and your mother was sent away
because of your transgressions.
Why was no one there when I came?
Why was there no one to answer when I called?
Is my arm too weak to redeem?(BB)
Or do I have no power to rescue?
Look, I dry up the sea by my rebuke;(BC)
I turn the rivers into a wilderness;
their fish rot because of lack of water
and die of thirst.
I dress the heavens in black
and make sackcloth their covering.(BD)

The Obedient Servant

The Lord God has given me
the tongue of those who are instructed(BE)
to know how to sustain the weary with a word.
He awakens me each morning;
he awakens my ear to listen like those being instructed.(BF)
The Lord God has opened my ear,
and I was not rebellious;
I did not turn back.(BG)
I gave my back to those who beat me,
and my cheeks to those who tore out my beard.
I did not hide my face from scorn and spitting.(BH)

The Lord God will help me;
therefore I have not been humiliated;
therefore I have set my face like flint,(BI)
and I know I will not be put to shame.
The one who vindicates me is near;(BJ)
who will contend with me?
Let us confront each other.[n]
Who has a case against me?[o]
Let him come near me!

In truth, the Lord God will help me;
who will condemn me?(BK)
Indeed, all of them will wear out like a garment;
a moth will devour them.(BL)
10 Who among you fears the Lord
and listens to his servant?(BM)
Who among you walks in darkness,
and has no light?
Let him trust in the name of the Lord;
let him lean on his God.
11 Look, all you who kindle a fire,
who encircle yourselves with[p] torches;
walk in the light of your fire
and of the torches you have lit!
This is what you’ll get from my hand:
you will lie down in a place of torment.


  1. 48:14 Lit among them
  2. 48:14 = Cyrus
  3. 49:1 Or Islands
  4. 49:7 Or by the nation
  5. 49:7 Lit princes and they
  6. 49:12 Lit sea
  7. 49:12 DSS read of the Syenites
  8. 49:12 Perhaps modern Aswan in southern Egypt
  9. 49:17 DSS, Aq, Theod, Vg; MT, Syr, Sym read sons
  10. 49:18 Lit all of them
  11. 49:21 Lit where are they
  12. 49:23 Lit princesses
  13. 49:24 DSS, Syr, Vg; MT reads a righteous man
  14. 50:8 Lit us stand
  15. 50:8 Lit Who is lord of my judgment
  16. 50:11 Syr reads who set ablaze

Cross references:

  1. 48:12 : Is 41:4; 43:10–13; 46:4; Rv 1:17
  2. 48:13 : Ps 102:25; Is 42:5; 45:12,18; Heb 1:10–12
  3. 48:14 : Is 13:4–5,17–19; 46:10–11
  4. 48:15 : Is 41:2; 45:1–2
  5. 48:15 : Is 53:10
  6. 48:16 : Is 45:19
  7. 48:16 : Nm 27:18; Ps 51:11; Is 61:1; 63:7,10; Zch 2:9,11
  8. 48:17 : Is 41:14; 43:14
  9. 48:17 : Is 1:4
  10. 48:18 : Is 32:16–18; 66:12
  11. 48:18 : Dt 5:29; 32:29; Ps 81:13–16; Am 5:24
  12. 48:19 : Gn 22:17; Is 10:22; 44:3–4; 54:3; Hs 1:10
  13. 48:20 : Is 41:8–9; 42:19; 43:10; 44:1–2,21; 45:4; 49:3; 54:17; Lk 1:54
  14. 48:21 : Ex 17:6; Ps 78:15–16
  15. 48:22 : Is 57:21
  16. 49:1 : Is 44:2,24; 46:3; Jr 1:5
  17. 49:1 : Lk 1:15
  18. 49:2 : Is 11:4; Heb 4:12; Rv 1:16; 2:12,16
  19. 49:2 : Is 51:16
  20. 49:3 : Is 41:8–9; 42:1; 49:5–7; 50:10; 52:13; 53:11; Ezk 34:23–24; Zch 3:8; Ac 3:13
  21. 49:6 : Is 42:6; 51:4; Lk 2:32; Ac 13:47; 26:23
  22. 49:6 : Ac 13:47
  23. 49:7 : Is 41:14; 43:14
  24. 49:7 : Ps 22:6–8; 69:7–9; Is 53:3
  25. 49:7 : Is 1:4
  26. 49:7 : Is 41:8–9; 42:1; 43:10,20; 44:1–2; 45:4; 65:9,15,22
  27. 49:8 : Ps 69:13; 2Co 6:2
  28. 49:8 : Is 42:6
  29. 49:9 : Is 42:7; 61:1; Lk 4:18
  30. 49:9 : Is 41:18
  31. 49:10 : Ps 23:2; Is 40:11; Jn 4:10; Rv 7:16–17
  32. 49:11 : Is 40:4
  33. 49:12 : Is 43:5–6
  34. 49:13 : Is 44:23
  35. 49:13 : Is 40:1
  36. 49:13 : Is 54:7–10; Mt 11:29
  37. 49:16 : Sg 8:6; Hg 2:23
  38. 49:18 : Is 60:4
  39. 49:19 : Is 54:1–2; Zch 10:10
  40. 49:20 : Is 54:1–3
  41. 49:22 : Is 11:10–12; 18:3; 62:10
  42. 49:22 : Is 14:2; 43:6; 60:4
  43. 49:23 : Is 60:3,10–11
  44. 49:23 : Is 14:1–2
  45. 49:23 : Is 41:20; 43:10; 60:16
  46. 49:23 : Ps 25:3; Is 45:17; Jl 2:27
  47. 49:26 : Is 9:20
  48. 49:26 : Is 43:3
  49. 49:26 : Is 41:14
  50. 49:26 : Gn 49:24; Ps 132:2,5; Is 60:16
  51. 50:1 : Dt 24:1–3; Jr 3:8
  52. 50:1 : Dt 32:30; 2Kg 4:1; Neh 5:5
  53. 50:1 : Is 13:11
  54. 50:2 : Gn 18:14; Nm 11:23; Is 59:1
  55. 50:2 : Ex 14:21; Is 43:16; 44:27
  56. 50:3 : Rv 6:12
  57. 50:4 : Is 8:16; 54:13
  58. 50:4 : Jn 4:34
  59. 50:5 : Jn 8:29; 14:31; 15:10; Php 2:8; Heb 5:8
  60. 50:6 : Mt 26:67; 27:26; Mk 14:65; 15:19; Lk 22:63; Jn 19:1–5
  61. 50:7 : Ezk 3:8–9
  62. 50:8 : Is 45:25
  63. 50:9 : Rm 8:33–34
  64. 50:9 : Jb 13:28; Is 51:8; Hs 5:12
  65. 50:10 : Is 42:1; 49:3–7; 52:13; 53:11; Ezk 34:23–24; Zch 3:8; Ac 3:13
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Ephesians 4:17-32

Living the New Life

17 Therefore, I say this and testify in the Lord: You should no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thoughts. 18 They are darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them and because[a] of the hardness of their hearts. 19 They became callous and gave themselves over to promiscuity for the practice of every kind of impurity(A) with a desire for more and more.[b]

20 But that is not how you came to know Christ, 21 assuming you heard about him and were taught by him, as the truth(B) is in Jesus, 22 to take off[c](C) your former way of life,(D) the old self(E) that is corrupted by deceitful desires, 23 to be renewed[d] in the spirit(F) of your minds, 24 and to put on[e](G) the new self, the one created(H) according to God’s likeness(I) in righteousness and purity of the truth.

25 Therefore, putting away(J) lying, speak the truth, each one to his neighbor,[f](K) because we are members of one another. 26 Be angry and do not sin.[g](L) Don’t let the sun go down on your anger, 27 and don’t give the devil an opportunity. 28 Let the thief no longer steal. Instead, he is to do honest work with his own hands, so that he has something to share(M) with anyone in need. 29 No foul language should come from your mouth, but only what is good for building up someone in need,[h] so that it gives grace to those who hear. 30 And don’t grieve God’s Holy Spirit.(N) You were sealed by him[i] for the day of redemption.(O) 31 Let all bitterness, anger and wrath, shouting and slander be removed from you, along with all malice. 32 And be kind(P) and compassionate(Q) to one another, forgiving(R) one another, just as God also forgave you[j] in Christ.


  1. 4:18 Or in them because
  2. 4:19 Lit with greediness
  3. 4:21–22 Or Jesus. This means: take off (as a command)
  4. 4:22–23 Or desires; renew (as a command)
  5. 4:23–24 Or minds; and put on (as a command)
  6. 4:25 Zch 8:16
  7. 4:26 Ps 4:4
  8. 4:29 Lit for the building up of the need
  9. 4:30 Or Spirit, by whom you were sealed
  10. 4:32 Other mss read us
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Psalm 69:1-18

Psalm 69

A Plea for Rescue

For the choir director: according to “The Lilies.”(A) Of David.

Save me, God,
for the water has risen to my neck.(B)
I have sunk in deep mud, and there is no footing;
I have come into deep water,
and a flood sweeps over me.(C)
I am weary from my crying;
my throat is parched.
My eyes fail, looking for my God.(D)
Those who hate me without cause
are more numerous than the hairs of my head;
my deceitful enemies, who would destroy me,
are powerful.(E)
Though I did not steal, I must repay.(F)

God, you know my foolishness,
and my guilty acts are not hidden from you.(G)
Do not let those who put their hope in you
be disgraced because of me,
Lord God of Armies;
do not let those who seek you
be humiliated because of me,
God of Israel.(H)
For I have endured insults because of you,
and shame has covered my face.(I)
I have become a stranger to my brothers
and a foreigner to my mother’s sons(J)
because zeal for your house has consumed me,(K)
and the insults of those who insult you
have fallen on me.(L)
10 I mourned and fasted,
but it brought me insults.(M)
11 I wore sackcloth as my clothing,
and I was a joke to them.
12 Those who sit at the city gate talk about me,
and drunkards make up songs about me.(N)

13 But as for me, Lord,
my prayer to you is for a time of favor.
In your abundant, faithful love, God,
answer me with your sure salvation.(O)
14 Rescue me from the miry mud; don’t let me sink.
Let me be rescued from those who hate me
and from the deep water.(P)
15 Don’t let the floodwaters sweep over me
or the deep swallow me up;
don’t let the Pit close its mouth over me.(Q)
16 Answer me, Lord,
for your faithful love is good.
In keeping with your abundant compassion,
turn to me.(R)
17 Don’t hide your face from your servant,
for I am in distress.
Answer me quickly!(S)
18 Come near to me and redeem me;
ransom me because of my enemies.(T)

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Proverbs 24:5-6

A wise warrior is better than a strong one,[a]
and a man of knowledge than one of strength;[b](A)
for you should wage war with sound guidance—
victory comes with many counselors.(B)


  1. 24:5 LXX, Syr; MT reads is in strength
  2. 24:5 LXX, Syr, Tg; MT reads knowledge exerts strength

Cross references:

  1. 24:5 : Pr 21:22
  2. 24:6 : Pr 11:14; 15:22; 20:18
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