01/31/2022 DAB Transcript

Exodus 12:14-13:16, Matthew 20:29-21:22, Psalms 25:16-22, Proverbs 6:12-15

Today is the 31st day of January welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I am Brian it’s great to be here with you today. It’s kind of a little mini celebration day, right? Because here we are about to complete the first of 12 months. And there has never been a January 31st…well…I shouldn’t say ever cause I can’t remember every January 31st but in the last long while many many many years we get to January 31st and I’m like, “how did we get here so fast. We just…it was just Christmas.” And the funny thing, at least for me in this rhythm is that we get to December and I’m like, “how did we get here so fast?” Where did the year go? It’s almost Christmas.” And time…sometimes it feels less linear and more porous…like it’s sometimes moving fast and sometimes moving slow but however it is we got here. Here we are, the last day of the first month of the year. And as we approach the last day of this first month of the year, we are reaching the conclusion of one of the episodes in this long story of the children of Israel. There’s been this showdown because the children of Israel have been enslaved in Egypt for 400 years, for four centuries. There’s nobody alive there that has any other identity than that of a slave. And God has decided to set His people free and continue forward the story of the promise of a land for His chosen people. And, so, we’re reading from the Common English Bible this week. Exodus chapter 12 verse 14 through 13 verse 16.


Okay. So, as we end our first month together of this year let’s just kind of look back at where we’ve come from, especially in the book of Genesis and Exodus. And we’ve kind of recapped all along the way because it’s so important, as I’ve said the number of times, to remember this is the same story, the story of a family of people. And, so, we know that that begins with Abraham. And then we know Isaac and Jacob and we’ll probably recall that Jacob’s name was changed to Israel, and Israel had children. The children of Israel. And then went all the way through the story of Joseph with a lot for us to consider about our own lives and we followed all the way through Joseph’s life until his death. And then we flip the page out of Genesis and into Exodus, but we flipped the page a couple hundred years into the future. Now this is a massive amount of people. They’ve been in one place for centuries and they have procreated. They have replicated. They have grown in numbers tremendously until the Egyptians were afraid. They enslaved the children of Israel, and they were slaves. So, when Moses shows up on the scene, a little baby in the Nile River, and is raised up and educated as a royal but then has to flee for killing an Egyptian and he meets God in a burning bush, it’s a different chapter, but it’s the same story of the same people. And we watched Moses try to get out of his assignment, but he has obeyed and he has confronted Pharaoh and things only got worse before they got better, which is often a recurring theme in the stories found in the Scriptures. We, in a time in the world and in cultures where instant gratification is like pounded down our throats as something that’s a right, something that we deserve, often miss the fact that there is a long view, there is a lot going on, there is much going on that we don’t understand. And, so, we are compelled to trust, to humble ourselves and follow. And, so, we have watched the showdown between Pharaoh and God, and we have watched Pharaoh be very obstinate. “Who is the Lord? I don’t know the Lord. I’m not listening to you.” And even once he knows who the Lord is he’s constantly going back on his promise to let the people go or he’s trying to change the terms of how they’re go, or when they’re gonna, or how long they’re gonna be gone because Pharaoh’s in an awkward position. Pharaoh has been raised to believe that he is a son of the gods, that he is a deity to be worshiped himself. And although Egypt may have many gods, the God of the Hebrews isn’t one of the gods of Egypt. So, there is no foreign lesser God coming into Egypt and demanding things. And this hardens Pharaoh’s heart in the same way that our hearts can grow hard when somebody comes in and tells us what we’re going to do, somebody we don’t know, somebody we may not have any respect for and they demand we’re going to do something a certain way, our hearts can become hard, like resistant. “No. you’re not going to tell me what to do.” And, so, Pharaoh carries that out all the way until the end, until final plaque and the firstborn of Egypt die. And then they throw this family, the Israelites, the children of Israel, they throw them out, of Egypt. And as they’re leaving, they ask for things and they are loaded down with the riches as they pillage Egypt on their way out the door. And that is the ground that we have covered in the Old Testament in the first month of the year. And as I’ve said we’re paying close attention to this so that we can understand, this is the same family, this is the same story.

Even when we go into the book of Matthew and go millennia into the future, it’s still the same people. It’s still the same family. Jesus has come to this family, the children of Israel. And their religious leaders are opposed to the very one who set them free from slavery.

As we continue into our second month we will see these children of Israel move into the wilderness. And the wilderness is such a stark thing but it’s also a major backdrop for so many of the pivotal and developmental things that happen in the Bible. And, so, as we go forward we’ll be heading to the wilderness.


Father, we thank You for this first month of the year and that we’ve been able to be here every day and that we’ve been able to take steps forward together. And just looking back over this month You have spoken so much. So much has been challenged. So much has been comforted. So much in one month. And, so, we are eager. We are hungry and thirsty for more and we ask that You lead and guide us into all truth and we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.


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Community Prayer and Praise:

Hey, God’s awesome warriors it’s Sparky. I wanted to call in a praise report in a…in a weird way. I’d called in about not going and helping across the alley and I got a phone call last night and it was pretty late, and it was my friend that I’d grown up with my entire life. We’re from Texas and we were…we used to ride bulls together and we just grew up together. But when my life kind of went South we…we didn’t talk much after that. And it’s been probably a good four or five years since I’ve spoken to him. And he had an electrical problem. And, so, went out and got he and his wife fixed up and their new baby. And the heater wasn’t running. And he just thought the world of that. But I’ll tell you what, I thought the world of getting to see my friend. And we sat there and caught up and he talked about how I’d kind of gotten myself into mess. And I said, yeah, I can take that now. And I tell him, it’s God’s blessings. Sometimes things just happen that are really cool and it’s not a “praise me”, it’s “praise him” to get to see a friend.

Hi Daily Audio Bible I am really struggling today. My father passed away Friday a few days ago. Today’s Tuesday and we’re burying him on Saturday, and I have school all week. And my mom passed away two years ago. And I’m just feeling so alone and overwhelmed. I’ve got an important test on Friday before his visitation and funeral this following weekend and work and I just ask for your prayers. I’m just feeling like I don’t know what I’m supposed to do and that really questioning my life that I’ve done anything close to what God had for me. So, just pray that I can find the path for what God has for me to do next and that I will end this will life well myself. Thank you.

Hi Daily Audio Bible chronological family I’m calling from Oregon and I would like to get prayer for a trailer that I need to have sold. I cosigned for someone for a camp trailer and a family member that passed away. So now the responsibility has fallen on me. And I’m retired on a limited income and I’m believing the Lord to help me get this sold. It's…it’s in an RV place on consignment. So, I would appreciate prayer for that. This is my first time of evert calling in and my first time of following this group. So, thank you and God bless you. Bye-bye.

Hello DAB family DABalonians it is doctor John from Jordan New York. I just want to put a word out to all the new DABbers and welcome you and tell you great job getting here. This is a fantastic journey. For those of you that are new Christians, this is the best place to be. There’s nothing better in your Christian walk than learning the Bible. So, back in the day, way way way way way back when, when we were young DABalonians and Brian was talking a lot about the process, he called it, “the journey is the destination.” So, that as we go through the Bible, and…and those of you who’ve been through it know, that the destination is not December 31st and just getting through the Bible. The destination is the journey of going through the whole Bible. So, stay with it. Stick with it. You will not be the same. I am not the same as I was when I started in this 15 years ago. So, you love you DAB. Love you family. Make it a great day. Keep it real y'all. Bye-bye.

Hey DAB family I’m just calling to say praise the Lord. I just feel so alive and happy, and the Spirit has just filled me full of happiness. I have no idea why. I’m just feeling like life is just full of whatever you want it to be. Just stepping outside breathing in the negative 14 degree weather here in Minnesota just makes you smile. God bless you all. This is Faith from Minnesota.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Monday January 31, 2022 (NIV)

Exodus 12:14-13:16

14 “This day will be a day of remembering for you. You will observe it as a festival to the Lord. You will observe it in every generation as a regulation for all time. 15 You will eat unleavened bread for seven days. On the first day you must remove yeast from your houses because anyone who eats leavened bread anytime during those seven days will be cut off from Israel. 16 The first day and the seventh day will be a holy occasion for you. No work at all should be done on those days, except for preparing the food that everyone is going to eat. That is the only work you may do. 17 You should observe the Festival of Unleavened Bread, because on this precise day I brought you out of the land of Egypt in military formation. You should observe this day in every generation as a regulation for all time. 18 In the first month, from the evening of the fourteenth day until the evening of the twenty-first day, you should eat unleavened bread. 19 For seven days no yeast should be found in your houses because whoever eats leavened bread will be cut off from the Israelite community, whether the person is an immigrant or a native of the land. 20 You should not eat anything made with yeast in all your settlements. You should eat only unleavened bread.”

21 Then Moses called together all of Israel’s elders and said to them, “Go pick out one of the flock for your families, and slaughter the Passover lamb. 22 Take a bunch of hyssop, dip it into the blood that is in the bowl, and touch the beam above the door and the two doorposts with the blood in the bowl. None of you should go out the door of your house until morning. 23 When the Lord comes by to strike down the Egyptians and sees the blood on the beam above the door and on the two doorposts, the Lord will pass over that door. He won’t let the destroyer enter your houses to strike you down. 24 You should observe this ritual as a regulation for all time for you and your children. 25 When you enter the land that the Lord has promised to give you, be sure that you observe this ritual. 26 And when your children ask you, ‘What does this ritual mean to you?’ 27 you will say, ‘It is the Passover sacrifice to the Lord, for the Lord passed over the houses of the Israelites in Egypt. When he struck down the Egyptians, he spared our houses.’” The people then bowed down and worshipped. 28 The Israelites went and did exactly what the Lord had commanded Moses and Aaron to do.

Death of Egypt’s oldest children

29 At midnight the Lord struck down all the first offspring in the land of Egypt, from the oldest child of Pharaoh sitting on his throne to the oldest child of the prisoner in jail, and all the first offspring of the animals. 30 When Pharaoh, all his officials, and all the Egyptians got up that night, a terrible cry of agony rang out across Egypt because every house had someone in it who had died. 31 Then Pharaoh called Moses and Aaron that night and said, “Get up! Get away from my people, both you and the Israelites! Go! Worship the Lord, as you said! 32 You can even take your flocks and herds, as you asked. Just go! And bring a blessing on me as well!”

Israel set free

33 The Egyptians urged the people to hurry and leave the land because they thought, We’ll all be dead. 34 So the people picked up their bread dough before the yeast made it rise, with their bread pans wrapped in their robes on their shoulders. 35 The Israelites did as Moses had told them and asked the Egyptians for their silver and gold jewelry as well as their clothing. 36 The Lord made sure that the Egyptians were kind to the people so that they let them have whatever they asked for. And so they robbed the Egyptians.

37 The Israelites traveled from Rameses to Succoth. They numbered about six hundred thousand men on foot, besides children. 38 A diverse crowd also went up with them along with a huge number of livestock, both flocks and herds. 39 They baked unleavened cakes from the dough they had brought out of Egypt. The dough didn’t rise because they were driven out of Egypt and they couldn’t wait. In fact, they didn’t have time to prepare any food for themselves.

40 The length of time that the Israelites had lived in Egypt was four hundred thirty years. 41 At the end of four hundred thirty years, on that precise day, all the Lord’s people in military formation left the land of Egypt. 42 For the Lord, that was a night of intent watching, to bring them out of the land of Egypt. For all Israelites in every generation, this same night is a time of intent watching to honor the Lord.

Instructions for observing Passover

43 The Lord said to Moses and Aaron: This is the regulation for the Passover. No foreigner may eat it. 44 However, any slave who has been bought may eat it after he’s been circumcised. 45 No temporary foreign resident or day laborer may eat it. 46 It should be eaten in one house. You shouldn’t take any of the meat outside the house, and you shouldn’t break the bones. 47 The whole Israelite community should observe it. 48 If an immigrant who lives with you wants to observe the Passover to the Lord, then he and all his males should be circumcised. Then he may join in observing it. He should be regarded as a native of the land. But no uncircumcised person may eat it. 49 There will be one Instruction for the native and for the immigrant who lives with you.

50 All the Israelites did just as the Lord had commanded Moses and Aaron. 51 On that precise day, the Lord brought the Israelites out of the land of Egypt in military formation.

13 The Lord said to Moses: Dedicate to me all your oldest children. Each first offspring from any Israelite womb belongs to me, whether human or animal.

Unleavened bread

Moses said to the people, “Remember this day which is the day that you came out of Egypt, out of the place you were slaves, because the Lord acted with power to bring you out of there. No leavened bread may be eaten. Today, in the month of Abib,[a] you are going to leave. The Lord will bring you to the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites. It is the land that the Lord promised your ancestors to give to you, a land full of milk and honey. You should perform this ritual in this month. You must eat unleavened bread for seven days. The seventh day is a festival to the Lord. Only unleavened bread should be eaten for seven days. No leavened bread and no yeast should be seen among you in your whole country. You should explain to your child on that day, ‘It’s because of what the Lord did for me when I came out of Egypt.’

“It will be a sign on your hand and a reminder on your forehead so that you will often discuss the Lord’s Instruction, for the Lord brought you out of Egypt with great power. 10 So you should follow this regulation at its appointed time every year.

Dedication of Israel’s oldest offspring

11 “When the Lord brings you into the land of the Canaanites and gives it to you as promised to you and your ancestors, 12 you should set aside for the Lord whatever comes out of the womb first. All of the first males born to your animal belong to the Lord. 13 But every first male donkey you should ransom with a sheep. If you don’t ransom it, you must break its neck. You should ransom every oldest male among your children. 14 When in the future your child asks you, ‘What does this mean?’ you should answer, ‘The Lord brought us with great power out of Egypt, out of the place we were slaves. 15 When Pharaoh refused to let us go, the Lord killed all the oldest offspring in the land of Egypt, from the oldest sons to the oldest male animals. That is why I offer to the Lord as a sacrifice every male that first comes out of the womb. But I ransom my oldest sons.’ 16 It will be a sign on your hand and a symbol on your forehead that the Lord brought us out of Egypt with great power.”


  1. Exodus 13:4 March–April, named Nisan after the exile
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Matthew 20:29-21:22

Healing of two blind men

29 As Jesus and his disciples were going out of Jericho a large crowd followed him. 30 When two blind men sitting along the road heard that Jesus was passing by, they shouted, “Show us mercy, Lord, Son of David!”

31 Now the crowd scolded them and told them to be quiet. But they shouted even louder, “Show us mercy, Lord, Son of David!”

32 Jesus stopped in his tracks and called to them. “What do you want me to do for you?” he asked.

33 “Lord, we want to see,” they replied.

34 Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes. Immediately they were able to see, and they followed him.

Entry into Jerusalem

21 When they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus gave two disciples a task. He said to them, “Go into the village over there. As soon as you enter, you will find a donkey tied up and a colt with it. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, say that their master needs them.” He sent them off right away. Now this happened to fulfill what the prophet said, Say to Daughter Zion,Look, your king is coming to you, humble and riding on a donkey, and on a colt the donkey’s offspring.[a] The disciples went and did just as Jesus had ordered them. They brought the donkey and the colt and laid their clothes on them. Then he sat on them.

Now a large crowd spread their clothes on the road. Others cut palm branches off the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds in front of him and behind him shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessings on the one who comes in the name of the Lord![b]Hosanna in the highest!” 10 And when Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred up. “Who is this?” they asked. 11 The crowds answered, “It’s the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee.”

Cleansing the temple

12 Then Jesus went into the temple and threw out all those who were selling and buying there. He pushed over the tables used for currency exchange and the chairs of those who sold doves. 13 He said to them, “It’s written, My house will be called a house of prayer.[c] But you’ve made it a hideout for crooks.”

14 People who were blind and lame came to Jesus in the temple, and he healed them. 15 But when the chief priests and legal experts saw the amazing things he was doing and the children shouting in the temple, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” they were angry. 16 They said to Jesus, “Do you hear what these children are saying?”

“Yes,” he answered. “Haven’t you ever read, From the mouths of babies and infants you’ve arranged praise for yourself? [d] 17 Then he left them and went out of the city to Bethany and spent the night there.

Cursing the fig tree

18 Early in the morning as Jesus was returning to the city, he was hungry. 19 He saw a fig tree along the road, but when he came to it, he found nothing except leaves. Then he said to it, “You’ll never again bear fruit!” The fig tree dried up at once.

20 When the disciples saw it, they were amazed. “How did the fig tree dry up so fast?” they asked.

21 Jesus responded, “I assure you that if you have faith and don’t doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree. You will even say to this mountain, ‘Be lifted up and thrown into the lake.’ And it will happen. 22 If you have faith, you will receive whatever you pray for.”

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Psalm 25:16-22

16 Turn to me, God, and have mercy on me
because I’m alone and suffering.
17 My heart’s troubles keep getting bigger—
set me free from my distress!
18 Look at my suffering and trouble—
forgive all my sins!
19 Look at how many enemies I have
and how violently they hate me!
20 Please protect my life! Deliver me!
Don’t let me be put to shame
because I take refuge in you.
21 Let integrity and virtue guard me
because I hope in you.

22 Please, God, save Israel from all its troubles!

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Proverbs 6:12-15

12 Worthless people and guilty people
go around with crooked talk.
13 They wink their eyes, gesture with their feet,
and point with their fingers.
14 Their hearts are corrupt and determined to do evil;
they create controversies all the time.
15 Therefore, sudden disaster will come upon them;
they will be quickly broken beyond healing.

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1/30/2022 DAB Transcript

Exodus 10:1-12:13, Matthew 20:1-28, Psalm 25:1-15, Proverbs 6:6-11

Today is January 30th, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian. It’s great to be here with you today as we greet a brand-new shiny sparkly week and remind ourselves yet again that this is a fresh start, this week is before us, it’s in the future. It hasn’t happened yet. And the way that this week shapes out will have everything to do with our thoughts, our words and our deeds and we are out in front of it and can choose wisely right from the get-go and so let’s choose wisely and one of those wise decisions is the rhythm that we are establishing together, showing up every day around the Global Campfire and taking the next step forward in the Scriptures together and so let’s dive into that. We are in the midst of the show down into Egypt between God and Pharaoh. So, we’ll pick up where we left off yesterday, which is what we will always do, Exodus chapter 10 verse 1 through 12 verse 13 and we will read from the Common English Bible this week.


Okay, let’s take a minute here as we begin this week in the book of Matthew today, because Jesus now has announced to his disciples that they are headed to Jerusalem, He’s been to Jerusalem before of course, and for that matter, was born just miles away from Jerusalem. But most of his ministry has been 90 miles-ish so, let’s just round it to 100 miles away to the north in the Galilee. This particular trip to Jerusalem is different than any other trips to Jerusalem because you won’t be getting out alive or a more accurate way to say it would be He won’t be getting out of there before He dies and is resurrected. So, let’s remember that for a second but now let’s try to put ourselves into the time. So, we’re in the first century, the land that had been the ancestral homeland of the Israelites is now under Roman rule. It’s a province in the Roman Empire, the province of Syria. For a very long time, for centuries the Hebrew people had been longing for a Savior, a rescuer, a Messiah, they had even looked into the Hebrew Scriptures and seen that this is a foretold thing, they were looking for this because it looked like a good time for the Messiah to come, somebody to set them free from the oppression of their oppressors. To them, the Romans were an occupying entity, they needed to be pushed out of the land, the land needed to be purified and restored to God and a Messiah would come to do this, so this is bubbling under in their culture. It’s just what they know and what they expect and what’s being told to them in their synagogues and they’ve been waiting a long time and there’s been a lot of tragedy. So, Jesus comes along and He pretty much looks like what they’re looking for. He can communicate well, He can draw and inspire a crowd, He is speaking of the kingdom of heaven and saying that it is at hand. He’s saying things like seek first the kingdom and all these things will be added to you and they’re thinking the kingdom of heaven that’s being described is the same one that they’ve been thinking about, a purified Israel with all of their enemies pushed out and the place restored to God. And so, they’re not completely comprehending this invisible spiritual realm and spiritual kingdom that Jesus is describing, one that is from within and spills outward into the world. They just, Jesus fits the bill, they just don’t know whether He’s a militant like, can He get an army together, but we see these thought patterns and the way that these assumptions are being made even in our reading today from book of Matthew, even among Jesus 12 disciples. So, Jesus tells his disciples while they’re going to Jerusalem what’s can happen, that He will be condemned to death, that He will be ridiculed, tortured and crucified. In other words, He will be killed and will be raised on the third day, the very next thing that happens on this journey, after He gives this explanation is that the mother of Zebedee’s sons, and we’re told in the Gospels that the sons of Zebedee are James and John and as a little aside and not to make this more confusing Jesus has a half-brother named James as well, who we will hear from later in the year. But James and John’s mom comes to Jesus as they’re walking along the path toward Jerusalem, where Jesus will be ridiculed, tortured and crucified, as He has told them, their mom comes to Jesus and says they need a favor and Jesus say’s what’s the favor basically and she says I’m asking that my two sons will be on your left hand and on your right hand when you come into your kingdom. And so, regardless of what Jesus has told them, there is this overwhelming expectation and they want to be on the ground floor of this new thing that’s going to be established in Jerusalem. They are obviously in for a tremendous surprise, but it gives us the opportunity to consider why we would follow Jesus. Is it because we think He’s going to beat up the bad guys and make us powerful, is because of what He can do for us because the disciples, they missed it, and thankfully it’s preserved in the Gospels and we can see the twists and turns of the story because they help us realize that so often, we’re…we’re expecting the same kinds of things? Even now, even with the understanding of the story and the Gospels preserved for us to read and pour over and study we still end up with the same kinds of expectations. We believe that Christ will return and beat up the bad guy’s right, which means that all we’re here to do is wait for that to happen, when that is not all we are here to do. The kingdom that Jesus is describing and He will be very explicit with this as we continue to talk about this and encounter it in the Gospels, the kingdom He’s describing is one from within, one that exists, one that is underway, one that is happening and we participate and reveal that kingdom through a transformed life that looks difference than the rest of the world. So, let’s consider that as we move into this shiny sparkly new week.


And Jesus we love You, we love You. We need You more than anything and we need You more than ever. And so we humble ourselves and invite your Holy Spirit to begin to reveal the ways in which we’re kind of assuming what that looks like instead of humbling ourselves in absolute trust for where ever You are leading. Help us to realize the expectations that we’ve placed on You and how similar they are to the people that You ministered to in the first century and then help us to see clearly what the truth is, that You have rescued us and made a distinction between us and the world just, as you made a distinction between Israel and Egypt. We are set apart, but it’s not because we’re so awesome because somehow, we landed as superior humans. Rather, it is that we chose to die to what we were without You and to only live into what we are with You. Your humble servants available at Your command, completely trusting where You are leading. Come Holy Spirit into this we pray, in the name of Jesus, we ask. Amen.

Prayer and Encouragements:

Good morning Daily Audio Bible family, good morning Brian, God bless you and your family, love you so much, so appreciative. I am rather new, this is Michael Relow by the way, The Intercessor. By the way, I just wanted to…to say I am approaching the Campfire with so much gratitude in my heart, today, so much gratefulness for this family, for the transparency, for the courage to be transparent and open up and share with the community. It’s such a blessing to be a part of it and it’s such a blessing to stand in the gap for all of you and I just want to lift up right now, today is the 24th of January, I joined on the 14th of January, and today I heard a wonderful sister, she called herself The Farmer’s Wife from upstate New York. Her and her husband are having a baby and I just wanted to pray. Father in the name of Jesus, You are the God of all comfort and I just pray Father for Your supernatural comfort to fall upon this beautiful couple. Lord, I just, spiritually, Holy Spirit is telling me that there is so much blessings wrapped up in this little baby that’s about to be born and Father, I just pray in the name of Jesus that You would extend strength to this couple. Strength, not just to handle the baby that’s coming but strength to trust in Your perfect will. You know what You’re doing, Father. This baby is not a surprise to You, nothing is a surprise to You Father. You’re ordaining their steps and something miraculous and amazing is gonna happen.

Hi DAB family. I’m gonna keep my identity to myself this time because I might be sharing some things that are sensitive and I don’t know if some of the people I have encountered in this pass might be DAB listeners and if they are that would be wonderful. They might be. Anyway, I attended a lot of people and I kind of burned every bridge that I had when it came to getting ministry opportunities. I went to Bible college and graduated a couple years ago and I realized that over the last few years, I sewed some pretty bad seed and I reaped an awful harvest this last year. A lot of that didn’t come back to surface until I started, you know, inquiring for ministry opportunities and I just kept getting no and we don’t trust you, kind of responses from the various organizations that I was with and it’s unfortunate, it’s me. I damaged my own reputation. I mishandled information, I was immature, I did all kinds of things that I shouldn’t of done and I think all this is kind of a huge lesson from God to see if I would be willing to forsake and give up, you know, this big shiny Bible degree that I got from a Bible college and be willing to have him take me in an completely different direction that I wouldn’t expect and I’m terrified of what that might be but I’m looking for Him to reveal to me the true spiritual gifts He has. And instead of the ones I assumed that I had, that I’ve realized I don’t. So, I been in a dry spell, but I also been, have had my vision renewed and I’m grateful for what He’s done and I’m excited to see what comes in the future.

Hello, my DAB family. I’m calling regarding the last caller I just heard on the 24th from Farmers Wife from New York. Let me start by saying a huge congratulations on that news. Your expression is massive within God. And you mentioned you’ve had a history of depression and you haven’t had a job and ya’ll are anxious and you don’t know how, it’s all uncertainty. My dear, focus on God. He has given you that child and He will provide for that child. You shouldn’t allow that worry you. We don’t have control of our tomorrow. We can barely control the next second. Alright so, focus on being heathy, staying well, taking care of you, taking care of that baby and focus on just making yourself available to be a channel for God’s blessings. Because that’s what we are, we’re channels through which He provides for our generation. So, focus on that. And my people will say that God does not bless us with children by looking at what we have in our hands. He blesses us with children because He knows He is able and capable of providing for them. So, do not worry, do not fret about “am I gonna be a good parent” or “will I be able to do this” or “will I not be able to do that” “will I be able to provide” “are we gonna”, no, no do not let the enemy take your joy. This is a joyous moment, enjoy it, be happy. Live in the moment, you are going to be a mom and you will be good one. So, do not let anyone or anything put anything otherwise in your head. God bless you my dear.

Hi, this message is for Jane Ruth from Nebraska. Jane Ruth, this is Reba a nurse from Nebraska. Hey, first I have to say the one thing that causes those worst of us Nebraskans. The weather in January and February. Oh, it’s horrible hun. If you’re like me, the highs and lows and the winds, and the wind, I dare I say the wind, just really reck havoc on our emotional, mental and spiritual health. The sunsets may be beautiful, the sunrises may be beautiful but man, everything in between with that wind and the wind and the snow and the fog just the ups and downs of the weather, just really can make you feel like, I don’t know who I am. And then you’re stuck inside. So, let’s just start there Ms. Jane Ruth. Remember Spring will come. Also, I just want to pray for you for your emptiness. Heavenly Father, I just lift up my sister Jane, Ms. Jane Ruth. I ask for her and as well as everybody else of the Daily Audio Bible, can sometimes feel like, uh, I just want to crawl back in bed and cover my head with a pillow. Father, I ask that You would stir us to go sit in front of a window and let the sun just hit our face to remind us of the beauty of Your creation and to take in as Ecclesiastes 3 says, every time there is a season, you have to have the highs you have to have the lows and everything in between to be truly grateful for everything that You have done for us. Dear Ms. Jane Ruth, I just pray for you in the aspect of if you feel it’s a medical thing or if you feel it’s just a season thing or if it’s loneliness or if it is financial, whatever it is Father, I just pray that You would be with Jane Ruth.

Hi, DAB family, this is Redemption Wings. It’s my first-time calling in. And I’m from Virginia. I’m calling in tonight well, I said I was gonna call for myself but I’m actually calling in tonight to ask the Global Campfire to band together for prayer for my brother Bryant. He’s been making tremendous strides in piecing his life together and I’ve been seeing so much positive transition. And I’ve always had his back throughout our life. But now I’m seeing that he’s doing a lot for himself. So, currently, he and his girlfriend are homeless but he just came into information that there is a hotel close to me, I got him close to me, that has a program that if he’s able to get in, and he do it, that they would cover his hotel costs for 12 weeks, which would be beneficial for him and his lady to get on their feet. And they’ve escaped a lot of things from being in a drug infested area to many demons that exist in the area that they were. And his will power has led, not only him, but he’s also gotten his lady out of that environment by the power of God and the mercy and grace of God. So, if we can band together, please to pray that this is successful for them, I would really appreciate it. And this is my first-time but I don’t believe it would be my last time. And so, thank you everyone, I love you all and I enjoy this platform. In Jesus name, I pray that it all works.  

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Sunday January 30, 2022 (NIV)

Exodus 10:1-12:13

Invasion of locusts

10 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh. I’ve made him and his officials stubborn so that I can show them my signs and so that you can tell your children and grandchildren how I overpowered the Egyptians with the signs I did among them. You will know that I am the Lord.”

So Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and said to him, “This is what the Lord, the Hebrews’ God, says: How long will you refuse to respect me? Let my people go so that they can worship me. Otherwise, if you refuse to let my people go, I’m going to bring locusts into your country tomorrow. They will cover the landscape so that you won’t be able to see the ground. They will eat the last bit of vegetation that was left after the hail. They will eat all your trees growing in the fields. The locusts will fill your houses and all your officials’ houses and all the Egyptians’ houses. Your parents and even your grandparents have never seen anything like it during their entire lifetimes in this fertile land.” Then Moses turned and left Pharaoh.

Pharaoh’s officials said to him, “How long will this man trap us in a corner like this? Let the people go so that they can worship the Lord their God. Don’t you get it? Egypt is being destroyed!”

So Moses and Aaron were brought back to Pharaoh, and he said to them, “Go! Worship the Lord your God! But who exactly is going with you?”

Moses said, “We’ll go with our young and old, with our sons and daughters, and with our flocks and herds, because we all must observe the Lord’s festival.”

10 Pharaoh said to them, “Yes, the Lord will be with you, all right, especially if I let your children go with you! Obviously, you are plotting some evil scheme. 11 No way! Only your men can go and worship the Lord, because that’s what you asked for.” Then Pharaoh had them chased out of his presence.

12 Then the Lord said to Moses: “Stretch out your hand over the land of Egypt so that the locusts will swarm over the land of Egypt and eat all of the land’s grain and everything that the hail left.” 13 So Moses stretched out his shepherd’s rod over the land of Egypt, and the Lord made an east wind blow over the land all that day and all that night. When morning came, the east wind had carried in the locusts. 14 The locusts swarmed over the whole land of Egypt and settled on the whole country. Such a huge swarming of locusts had never happened before and would never happen ever again. 15 They covered the whole landscape so that the land turned black with them. They ate all of the land’s grain and all of the orchards’ fruit that the hail had left. Nothing green was left in any orchard or in any grain field in the whole land of Egypt.

16 Pharaoh called urgently for Moses and Aaron and said, “I’ve sinned against the Lord your God and against you. 17 Please forgive my sin this time. Pray to the Lord your God just to take this deathly disaster away from me.”

18 So Moses left Pharaoh and prayed to the Lord. 19 The Lord turned the wind into a very strong west wind that lifted the locusts and drove them into the Reed Sea.[a] Not a single locust was left in the whole country of Egypt. 20 But the Lord made Pharaoh stubborn so that he wouldn’t let the Israelites go.

Darkness covers Egypt

21 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Raise your hand toward the sky so that darkness spreads over the land of Egypt, a darkness that you can feel.” 22 So Moses raised his hand toward the sky, and an intense darkness fell on the whole land of Egypt for three days. 23 People couldn’t see each other, and they couldn’t go anywhere for three days. But the Israelites all had light where they lived.

24 Then Pharaoh called Moses and said, “Go! Worship the Lord! Only your flocks and herds need to stay behind. Even your children can go with you.”

25 But Moses said, “You need to let us have sacrifices and entirely burned offerings to present to the Lord our God. 26 So our livestock must go with us. Not one animal can be left behind. We’ll need some of them for worshipping the Lord our God. We won’t know which to use to worship the Lord until we get there.”

27 But the Lord made Pharaoh stubborn so that he wasn’t willing to let them go. 28 Pharaoh said to him, “Get out of here! Make sure you never see my face again, because the next time you see my face you will die.”

29 Moses said, “You’ve said it! I’ll never see your face again!”

God announces the final disaster

11 The Lord said to Moses, “I’ll bring one more disaster on Pharaoh and on Egypt. After that, he’ll let you go from here. In fact, when he lets you go, he’ll eagerly chase you out of here. Tell every man to ask his neighbor and every woman to ask her neighbor for all their silver and gold jewelry.” The Lord made sure that the Egyptians were kind to the Hebrew people. In addition, Pharaoh’s officials and the Egyptian people even came to honor Moses as a great and important man in the land.

Moses said, “This is what the Lord says: At midnight I’ll go throughout Egypt. Every oldest child in the land of Egypt will die, from the oldest child of Pharaoh who sits on his throne to the oldest child of the servant woman by the millstones, and all the first offspring of the animals. Then a terrible cry of agony will echo through the whole land of Egypt unlike any heard before or that ever will be again. But as for the Israelites, not even a dog will growl at them, at the people, or at their animals. By this, you will know that the Lord makes a distinction between Egypt and Israel. Then all your officials will come down to me, bow to me, and say, ‘Get out, you and all your followers!’ After that I’ll leave.” Then Moses, furious, left Pharaoh.

The Lord said to Moses, “Pharaoh won’t listen to you so that I can perform even more amazing acts in the land of Egypt.” 10 Now Moses and Aaron did all these amazing acts in front of Pharaoh, but the Lord made Pharaoh stubborn so that he didn’t let the Israelites go from his land.

First Passover

12 The Lord said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, “This month will be the first month; it will be the first month of the year for you.[b] Tell the whole Israelite community: On the tenth day of this month they must take a lamb for each household, a lamb per house. If a household is too small for a lamb, it should share one with a neighbor nearby. You should divide the lamb in proportion to the number of people who will be eating it. Your lamb should be a flawless year-old male. You may take it from the sheep or from the goats. You should keep close watch over it until the fourteenth day of this month. At twilight on that day, the whole assembled Israelite community should slaughter their lambs. They should take some of the blood and smear it on the two doorposts and on the beam over the door of the houses in which they are eating. That same night they should eat the meat roasted over the fire. They should eat it along with unleavened bread and bitter herbs. Don’t eat any of it raw or boiled in water, but roasted over fire with its head, legs, and internal organs. 10 Don’t let any of it remain until morning, and burn any of it left over in the morning. 11 This is how you should eat it. You should be dressed, with your sandals on your feet and your walking stick in your hand. You should eat the meal in a hurry. It is the Passover of the Lord. 12 I’ll pass through the land of Egypt that night, and I’ll strike down every oldest child in the land of Egypt, both humans and animals. I’ll impose judgments on all the gods of Egypt. I am the Lord. 13 The blood will be your sign on the houses where you live. Whenever I see the blood, I’ll pass over[c] you. No plague will destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.


  1. Exodus 10:19 Or Red Sea
  2. Exodus 12:2 March–April; cf Exod 13:4
  3. Exodus 12:13 Heb verb of the noun Passover
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Matthew 20:1-28

Workers in the vineyard

20 “The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. After he agreed with the workers to pay them a denarion,[a] he sent them into his vineyard.

“Then he went out around nine in the morning and saw others standing around the marketplace doing nothing. He said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and I’ll pay you whatever is right.’ And they went.

“Again around noon and then at three in the afternoon, he did the same thing. Around five in the afternoon he went and found others standing around, and he said to them, ‘Why are you just standing around here doing nothing all day long?’

“‘Because nobody has hired us,’ they replied.

“He responded, ‘You also go into the vineyard.’

“When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his manager, ‘Call the workers and give them their wages, beginning with the last ones hired and moving on finally to the first.’ When those who were hired at five in the afternoon came, each one received a denarion. 10 Now when those hired first came, they thought they would receive more. But each of them also received a denarion. 11 When they received it, they grumbled against the landowner, 12 ‘These who were hired last worked one hour, and they received the same pay as we did even though we had to work the whole day in the hot sun.’

13 “But he replied to one of them, ‘Friend, I did you no wrong. Didn’t I agree to pay you a denarion? 14 Take what belongs to you and go. I want to give to this one who was hired last the same as I give to you. 15 Don’t I have the right to do what I want with what belongs to me? Or are you resentful because I’m generous?’ 16 So those who are last will be first. And those who are first will be last.”

Jesus predicts his death and resurrection

17 As Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the Twelve aside by themselves on the road. He told them, 18 “Look, we are going up to Jerusalem. The Human One[b] will be handed over to the chief priests and legal experts. They will condemn him to death. 19 They will hand him over to the Gentiles to be ridiculed, tortured, and crucified. But he will be raised on the third day.”

Request from James and John’s mother

20 Then the mother of Zebedee’s sons came to Jesus along with her sons. Bowing before him, she asked a favor of him.

21 “What do you want?” he asked.

She responded, “Say that these two sons of mine will sit, one on your right hand and one on your left, in your kingdom.”

22 Jesus replied, “You don’t know what you’re asking! Can you drink from the cup that I’m about to drink from?”

They said to him, “We can.”

23 He said to them, “You will drink from my cup, but to sit at my right or left hand isn’t mine to give. It belongs to those for whom my Father prepared it.”

24 Now when the other ten disciples heard about this, they became angry with the two brothers. 25 But Jesus called them over and said, “You know that those who rule the Gentiles show off their authority over them and their high-ranking officials order them around. 26 But that’s not the way it will be with you. Whoever wants to be great among you will be your servant. 27 Whoever wants to be first among you will be your slave— 28 just as the Human One[c] didn’t come to be served but rather to serve and to give his life to liberate many people.”


  1. Matthew 20:2 A denarion was a typical day’s wage.
  2. Matthew 20:18 Or Son of Man
  3. Matthew 20:28 Or Son of Man
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Psalm 25:1-15

Psalm 25[a]

Of David.

25 I offer my life[b] to you, Lord.
My God, I trust you.
Please don’t let me be put to shame!
Don’t let my enemies rejoice over me!
For that matter,
don’t let anyone who hopes in you
be put to shame;
instead, let those who are treacherous without excuse be put to shame.

Make your ways known to me, Lord;
teach me your paths.
Lead me in your truth—teach it to me—
because you are the God who saves me.
I put my hope in you all day long.
Lord, remember your compassion and faithful love—
they are forever!
But don’t remember the sins of my youth or my wrongdoing.
Remember me only according to your faithful love
for the sake of your goodness, Lord.

The Lord is good and does the right thing;
he teaches sinners which way they should go.
God guides the weak to justice,
teaching them his way.
10 All the Lord’s paths are loving and faithful
for those who keep his covenant and laws.
11 Please, for the sake of your good name, Lord, forgive my sins, which are many!

12 Where are the ones who honor the Lord?
God will teach them which path to take.
13 They will live a good life,
and their descendants will possess the land.
14 The Lord counsels those who honor him;
he makes his covenant known to them.
15 My eyes are always looking to the Lord
because he will free my feet from the net.


  1. Psalm 25:1 Ps 25 is an alphabetic acrostic poem; see the note at Pss 9–10.
  2. Psalm 25:1 Or soul; also in 25:13, 20
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Proverbs 6:6-11

Go to the ant, you lazy person;
observe its ways and grow wise.
The ant has no commander, officer, or ruler.
Even so, it gets its food in summer;
gathers its provisions at harvest.
How long, lazy person, will you lie down?
When will you rise from your sleep?
10 A little sleep, a little slumber,
a little folding of the arms to lie down—
11 and poverty will come on you like a prowler,
destitution like a warrior.

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01/29/2021 DAB Transcript

Exodus 8:1-9:35, Matthew 19:13-30, Psalms 24:1-10, Proverbs 6:1-5

Today is the 29th day of January welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I am Brian it is awesome to be here with you today as we gather and as we move into the Scriptures and take the next step forward together. We are getting ourselves quite moved into the book of Exodus now. And, so, we…we can kinda see that there is a showdown of sorts materializing. One between Pharaoh the king of Egypt, and one between the God of Israel, and there have been some tests along the way, some proofs, some miraculous signs for Pharaoh to see. And he’s been able to replicate some of those with the magic arts of his magicians. But God is about to move things into a way that cannot be replicated. And, so, let’s take the next step. Exodus, chapters 8 and 9.


Father, we thank You for Your word. We thank You for bringing us these weeks into this brand-new year and all that You are speaking. And as we watch the hardness of Pharaoh’s heart and the devastation that it is bringing upon him, we recognize that You said it would happen, but we also recognize that he could have humbled himself a lot earlier and all of these things didn’t have to come upon the land of Egypt had they humbled themselves before You, which becomes a mirror into our own lives. And we begin to think of all that…that we could’ve avoided, but our rebellion has often…has often brought great devastation into our lives. And even as we read from the Gospel of Matthew today, this very famous story that parable of the rich young ruler, we realize that whatever we are clinging to or holding onto or leaning on or depending on that is between us is not in its proper alignment. Anything that is between us that we are not willing to surrender is in the wrong place. And, so, as we consider these things today, we invite Your Holy Spirit to come and speak to us and surface things and reveal to us the directions that we are headed in and where they are going, that we might humble ourselves before You and return. Come Holy Spirit into this we pray. In the name of Jesus, we ask. Amen.


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Community Prayer and Praise:

Hi this is Naleen from Dubai again. I…I just want to give a praise report. I called in about a year ago - all the problems at work and a very bad boss - and finally the last couple of months it’s gone well. Got a new boss and he’s so kind and a good general manager. So, thank you God. Thank you, Jesus. Today I’m calling from my brother. He’s in England. He has a family of four, his wife. And he’s a…he’s a good man. He’s a great believer and everything is not too much for him. But now he needs prayers. His name is Lloyd… To find a job. He had a very good job but with the crisis especially in England with COVID they had to downsize the company and…and he's…he’s from south Africa like me but to go back is not possible and I just…his kids are happy in the school. So, please just pray for…for us for him. And whatever God willing has to happen. And just thank you for this this wonderful place. And thank you for all of you. I listen to all of your prayers, and I pray along, and I believe so much in this. Thank you. Have a great day. Bye.

Hi, it’s me Kaylie and I’m praying for my friend Azzahra. God, please help her to feel better soon. Please help her to be able to fight the cancer soon. Please help You to make her well soon and please help her to get better soon. Please help the treatments will help her feel better soon and…

Dear God we lifted the farmer’s wife and the farmer and we pray that You will bless their family, bless their child who…in their womb Lord and pray that they will nurture their child’s spirit as it grows and that they will just give all of their worries and uncertainties and unknowns to You and that they’re in Your hands so that they can rest in You, so that they can grow in You and so their child can also rest and grow in You Lord. I just pray that You will provide for them and that they will just have a blessed marriage and parenthood in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Hello family this is Harmony in the Hill Country. There are so many in this family that are struggling with thoughts of suicide. Someone I love greatly is struggling with this right now and I’d like to ask you to please pray for them and pray for all of us who are walking with them. The many DABbers that are struggling know that I am praying for you. There are so many people here praying for you and you are not alone. The thing that strikes me is the depth of this spiritual warfare. Satan attacks hardest the greatest threats to his Kingdom of darkness. And how great of a threat to him you must be if he is going after your very life. Think about that. It is less of a threat to him to try to send you to Jesus than to let you say on this earth and mess up his plans. That means that God has great work for you this side of heaven that isn’t done yet. And Satan is scared of you. Please don’t give him that victory. I am still the side of heaven because of therapy and medication and if you are struggling, I beg you to please give that a try. If you tried before and it didn’t work, please try again. Don’t be afraid to call the hotlines. Some even at testing options. A good therapist can help you make a safety plan if you can’t afford it there are even options for help and support. Suicide prevention hotlines are a really great place to start. Please call one today. Keep fighting. We have a lot of work here left to do. And someday I will celebrate with you in heaven, and it will be wonderful. But that time is not now. Don’t let Satan convince you to leave early. Please…please say.

Hi, I’m the first-time caller I’ve been listening to since about 2014 and right now…last year was a really hard. My husband had major surgery on his heart and now I’m just concerned about him in general. I mean, it’s hard to see your husband lose his confidence because of health. Lord, I…I thank You for this podcast. I thank You for everything You do. I need prayer to help us through, make us stronger. And thank You for everything You do. Thank You for this podcast. My…I’m from Virginia. My name’s Kimberly and right now my hope is a little depleted. I just…sometimes I don’t know what to do. I don’t know what to do. Only God can fix this. I need your help. I’m just helpless. I don’t want to feel that way, but I do. I just want the best for him and everybody in my life and people that aren’t in my life. Thank you for your time.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Saturday January 29, 2022 (NIV)

Exodus 8-9

The Second Plague: Frogs

[a] Then the Lord said to Moses, “Go in to Pharaoh and say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord, “Let my people go, that (A)they may serve me. But if you (B)refuse to let them go, behold, I will plague all your country with (C)frogs. The Nile shall swarm with frogs that shall come up into your house and into (D)your bedroom and on your bed and into the houses of your servants and your people,[b] and into your ovens and your kneading bowls. The frogs shall come up on you and on your people and on all your servants.”’” [c] And the Lord said to Moses, “Say to Aaron, (E)‘Stretch out your hand with your staff over the rivers, over the canals and over the pools, and make frogs come up on the land of Egypt!’” So Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt, and (F)the frogs came up and covered the land of Egypt. But (G)the magicians did the same by their secret arts and made frogs come up on the land of Egypt.

Then Pharaoh called Moses and Aaron and said, (H)“Plead with the Lord to take away the frogs from me and from my people, and (I)I will let the people go to sacrifice to the Lord.” Moses said to Pharaoh, “Be pleased to command me when (J)I am to plead for you and for your servants and for your people, that the frogs be cut off from you and your houses and be left only in the Nile.” 10 And he said, “Tomorrow.” Moses said, “Be it as you say, so (K)that you may know that (L)there is no one like the Lord our God. 11 The frogs shall go away from you and your houses and your servants and your people. They shall be left only in the Nile.” 12 So Moses and Aaron went out from Pharaoh, and Moses cried to the Lord about the frogs, as he had agreed with Pharaoh.[d] 13 And the Lord did according to the word of Moses. The frogs died out in the houses, the courtyards, and the fields. 14 And they gathered them together in heaps, and the land stank. 15 But when Pharaoh saw that there was a (M)respite, he (N)hardened his heart and would not listen to them, as the Lord had said.

The Third Plague: Gnats

16 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Say to Aaron, (O)‘Stretch out your staff and strike the dust of the earth, so that it may become gnats in all the land of Egypt.’” 17 And they did so. Aaron stretched out his hand with his staff and struck the dust of the earth, and (P)there were gnats on man and beast. All the dust of the earth became gnats in all the land of Egypt. 18 The (Q)magicians tried by their secret arts to produce gnats, but they could not. So there were gnats on man and beast. 19 Then the magicians said to Pharaoh, “This is (R)the finger of God.” But Pharaoh's heart was hardened, and he would not listen to them, as the Lord had said.

The Fourth Plague: Flies

20 Then the Lord said to Moses, (S)“Rise up early in the morning and present yourself to Pharaoh, as he goes out to the water, and say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord, (T)“Let my people go, that they may serve me. 21 Or else, if you will not let my people go, behold, I will send swarms of flies on you and your servants and your people, and into your houses. And the houses of the Egyptians shall be filled with swarms of flies, and also the ground on which they stand. 22 But on that day (U)I will set apart the land of Goshen, where my people dwell, so that no swarms of flies shall be there, (V)that you may know that I am the Lord in the midst of the earth.[e] 23 Thus I will put a division[f] between my people and your people. Tomorrow this sign shall happen.”’” 24 And the Lord did so. (W)There came great swarms of flies into the house of Pharaoh and into his servants' houses. Throughout all the land of Egypt the land was ruined by the swarms of flies.

25 Then Pharaoh called Moses and Aaron and said, “Go, sacrifice to your God within the land.” 26 But Moses said, “It would not be right to do so, for the offerings we shall sacrifice to the Lord our God are an (X)abomination to the Egyptians. If we sacrifice offerings (Y)abominable to the Egyptians before their eyes, will they not stone us? 27 We must go (Z)three days' journey into the wilderness and sacrifice to the Lord our God (AA)as he tells us.” 28 So Pharaoh said, “I will let you go to sacrifice to the Lord your God in the wilderness; only you must not go very far away. (AB)Plead for me.” 29 Then Moses said, “Behold, I am going out from you and I will plead with the Lord that the swarms of flies may depart from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people, tomorrow. Only let not Pharaoh (AC)cheat again by not letting the people go to sacrifice to the Lord.” 30 So Moses went out from Pharaoh and prayed to the Lord. 31 And the Lord did as Moses asked, and removed the swarms of flies from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people; not one remained. 32 But Pharaoh (AD)hardened his heart this time also, and did not let the people go.

The Fifth Plague: Egyptian Livestock Die

Then the Lord said to Moses, (AE)“Go in to Pharaoh and say to him, ‘Thus says (AF)the Lord, the God of the Hebrews, “Let my people go, that they may serve me. For if you refuse to let them go and still hold them, behold, (AG)the hand of the Lord will fall with a very severe plague upon your livestock that are in the field, the horses, the donkeys, the camels, the herds, and the flocks. (AH)But the Lord will make a distinction between the livestock of Israel and the livestock of Egypt, so that nothing of all that belongs to the people of Israel shall die.”’” And the Lord set a time, saying, “Tomorrow the Lord will do this thing in the land.” And the next day the Lord did this thing. (AI)All the livestock of the Egyptians died, but not one of the livestock of the people of Israel died. And Pharaoh sent, and behold, not one of the livestock of Israel was dead. But (AJ)the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, and he did not let the people go.

The Sixth Plague: Boils

And the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “Take handfuls of soot from the kiln, and let Moses throw them in the air in the sight of Pharaoh. It shall become fine dust over all the land of Egypt, and become (AK)boils breaking out in sores on man and beast throughout all the land of Egypt.” 10 So they took soot from the kiln and stood before Pharaoh. And Moses threw it in the air, and it became boils breaking out in sores on man and beast. 11 And (AL)the magicians could not stand before Moses because of the boils, for the boils came upon the magicians and upon all the Egyptians. 12 (AM)But the Lord hardened the heart of Pharaoh, and he did not listen to them, as (AN)the Lord had spoken to Moses.

The Seventh Plague: Hail

13 Then the Lord said to Moses, (AO)“Rise up early in the morning and present yourself before Pharaoh and say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord, the God of the Hebrews, “Let my people go, that they may serve me. 14 For this time I will send all my plagues on you yourself,[g] and on your servants and your people, so (AP)that you may know that there is none like me in all the earth. 15 For by now I could have put out my hand and struck you and your people with pestilence, and you would have been cut off from the earth. 16 (AQ)But for this purpose I have raised you up, to show you my power, so (AR)that my name may be proclaimed in all the earth. 17 (AS)You are still exalting yourself against my people and will not let them go. 18 Behold, about this time tomorrow I will cause very heavy hail to fall, such as never has been in Egypt from the day it was founded until now. 19 Now therefore send, (AT)get your livestock and all that you have in the field into safe shelter, for every man and beast that is in the field and is not brought home will die when the hail falls on them.”’” 20 Then whoever feared the word of the Lord among the servants of Pharaoh hurried his slaves and his livestock into the houses, 21 but whoever did not pay attention to the word of the Lord left his slaves and his livestock in the field.

22 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand toward heaven, so that there may be (AU)hail in all the land of Egypt, on man and beast and every plant of the field, in the land of Egypt.” 23 Then Moses stretched out his staff toward heaven, and the (AV)Lord sent thunder and hail, and fire ran down to the earth. And the Lord rained hail upon the land of Egypt. 24 There was hail and fire flashing continually in the midst of the hail, very heavy hail, such as had never been in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation. 25 The hail struck down everything that was in the field in all the land of Egypt, both man and beast. And the hail (AW)struck down every plant of the field and broke every tree of the field. 26 (AX)Only in the land of Goshen, where the people of Israel were, was there no hail.

27 Then Pharaoh sent and called Moses and Aaron and said to them, “This time (AY)I have sinned; the (AZ)Lord is in the right, and I and my people are in the wrong. 28 (BA)Plead with the Lord, for there has been enough of God's thunder and hail. I will let you go, and you shall stay no longer.” 29 Moses said to him, “As soon as I have gone out of the city, (BB)I will stretch out my hands to the Lord. The thunder will cease, and there will be no more hail, so that you may know that (BC)the earth is the Lord's. 30 But as for you and your servants, (BD)I know that you do not yet fear the Lord God.” 31 (The flax and the barley were struck down, for the barley was in the ear and the flax was in bud. 32 But the wheat and the emmer[h] were not struck down, for they are late in coming up.) 33 So Moses went out of the city from Pharaoh and (BE)stretched out his hands to the Lord, and the thunder and the hail ceased, and the rain no longer poured upon the earth. 34 But when Pharaoh saw that the rain and the hail and the thunder had ceased, he sinned yet again and (BF)hardened his heart, (BG)he and his servants. 35 So (BH)the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, and he did not let the people of Israel go, just as the Lord had spoken through Moses.


  1. Exodus 8:1 Ch 7:26 in Hebrew
  2. Exodus 8:3 Or among your people
  3. Exodus 8:5 Ch 8:1 in Hebrew
  4. Exodus 8:12 Or which he had brought upon Pharaoh
  5. Exodus 8:22 Or that I the Lord am in the land
  6. Exodus 8:23 Septuagint, Vulgate; Hebrew set redemption
  7. Exodus 9:14 Hebrew on your heart
  8. Exodus 9:32 A type of wheat

Cross references:

  1. Exodus 8:1 : ver. 20; ch. 3:12, 18
  2. Exodus 8:2 : ch. 7:14; 9:2
  3. Exodus 8:2 : [Rev. 16:13]
  4. Exodus 8:3 : Ps. 105:30
  5. Exodus 8:5 : See ch. 7:19
  6. Exodus 8:6 : Ps. 78:45; 105:30
  7. Exodus 8:7 : See ch. 7:11
  8. Exodus 8:8 : ver. 28, 30; ch. 9:28; 10:17, 18; [Num. 21:7; 1 Kgs. 13:6; Acts 8:24]
  9. Exodus 8:8 : ver. 25-28; ch. 10:8, 24; 12:31, 32
  10. Exodus 8:9 : [See ver. 8 above]; ver. 28, 30; ch. 9:28; 10:17, 18; [Num. 21:7; 1 Kgs. 13:6; Acts 8:24]
  11. Exodus 8:10 : ver. 22; ch. 7:17
  12. Exodus 8:10 : ch. 9:14; Deut. 33:26; 2 Sam. 7:22; 1 Chr. 17:20; Ps. 86:8; Isa. 46:9; Jer. 10:6, 7
  13. Exodus 8:15 : [Eccles. 8:11]
  14. Exodus 8:15 : ver. 32; ch. 7:14; 9:7, 34; 10:1
  15. Exodus 8:16 : See ch. 7:19
  16. Exodus 8:17 : Ps. 105:31
  17. Exodus 8:18 : See ch. 7:11
  18. Exodus 8:19 : ch. 31:18; Ps. 8:3; Luke 11:20
  19. Exodus 8:20 : ch. 7:15; 9:13
  20. Exodus 8:20 : ver. 1
  21. Exodus 8:22 : ch. 9:4; 11:7; [Mal. 3:18]
  22. Exodus 8:22 : ver. 10; ch. 7:17
  23. Exodus 8:24 : Ps. 78:45; 105:31; [Isa. 7:18]
  24. Exodus 8:26 : [Gen. 43:32; 46:34]
  25. Exodus 8:26 : [Gen. 43:32; 46:34]
  26. Exodus 8:27 : ch. 3:18
  27. Exodus 8:27 : ch. 3:12
  28. Exodus 8:28 : See ver. 8
  29. Exodus 8:29 : ver. 15; [Jer. 42:20, 21]
  30. Exodus 8:32 : ver. 15
  31. Exodus 9:1 : ch. 8:1, 2
  32. Exodus 9:1 : See ch. 7:16
  33. Exodus 9:3 : ch. 7:4
  34. Exodus 9:4 : ch. 8:22; 11:7
  35. Exodus 9:6 : [ver. 19]
  36. Exodus 9:7 : ch. 7:14
  37. Exodus 9:9 : Lev. 13:18; Deut. 28:27; 2 Kgs. 20:7; Job 2:7; Isa. 38:21; Rev. 16:2
  38. Exodus 9:11 : See ch. 7:11; 2 Tim. 3:9
  39. Exodus 9:12 : See ch. 4:21
  40. Exodus 9:12 : ch. 4:21
  41. Exodus 9:13 : ch. 7:15; 8:20
  42. Exodus 9:14 : ch. 8:10
  43. Exodus 9:16 : Cited Rom. 9:17; [ch. 10:1, 2; 11:9; 14:17; Prov. 16:4]
  44. Exodus 9:16 : [Ps. 83:18]; Isa. 63:12
  45. Exodus 9:17 : [Neh. 9:10]
  46. Exodus 9:19 : [ver. 4]
  47. Exodus 9:22 : Rev. 16:21
  48. Exodus 9:23 : Ps. 78:47, 48; 105:32; [Josh. 10:11; 1 Sam. 12:17; Ps. 18:13; 148:8; Isa. 30:30; Ezek. 38:22; Rev. 8:7]
  49. Exodus 9:25 : Ps. 78:47; 105:33
  50. Exodus 9:26 : ver. 4, 6; ch. 8:22; 10:23; 11:7; 12:13; [Isa. 32:18]
  51. Exodus 9:27 : ch. 10:16
  52. Exodus 9:27 : 2 Chr. 12:6; Ps. 129:4; 145:17; Lam. 1:18; Dan. 9:14
  53. Exodus 9:28 : See ch. 8:8
  54. Exodus 9:29 : 1 Kgs. 8:22, 38; Ps. 143:6; Isa. 1:15
  55. Exodus 9:29 : Ps. 24:1; 1 Cor. 10:26; [Deut. 10:14]
  56. Exodus 9:30 : Isa. 26:10
  57. Exodus 9:33 : [See ver. 29 above]; 1 Kgs. 8:22, 38; Ps. 143:6; Isa. 1:15
  58. Exodus 9:34 : See ch. 7:14
  59. Exodus 9:34 : 1 Sam. 6:6
  60. Exodus 9:35 : See ch. 4:21
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Matthew 19:13-30

Let the Children Come to Me

13 (A)Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples (B)rebuked the people, 14 but Jesus said, (C)“Let the little children (D)come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” 15 And he laid his hands on them and went away.

The Rich Young Man

16 (E)And behold, a man came up to him, saying, “Teacher, what good deed must I do to (F)have (G)eternal life?” 17 And he said to him, “Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. (H)If you would enter life, keep the commandments.” 18 He said to him, “Which ones?” And Jesus said, (I)“You shall not murder, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness, 19 Honor your father and mother, and, (J)You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 20 The young man said to him, (K)“All these I have kept. What do I still lack?” 21 Jesus said to him, “If you would be (L)perfect, go, (M)sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have (N)treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” 22 (O)When the young man heard this he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.

23 And Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly, I say to you, (P)only with difficulty will a rich person enter the kingdom of heaven. 24 (Q)Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter (R)the kingdom of God.” 25 When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished, saying, “Who then can be saved?” 26 But Jesus (S)looked at them and said, (T)“With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” 27 Then Peter said in reply, “See, (U)we have left everything and followed you. What then will we have?” 28 Jesus said to them, “Truly, I say to you, in the new world,[a] (V)when the Son of Man will sit on his glorious throne, you who have followed me (W)will also sit on twelve thrones, (X)judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 29 (Y)And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands, for my name's sake, will receive a hundredfold[b] and will (Z)inherit eternal life. 30 But (AA)many who are (AB)first will be last, and the last first.


  1. Matthew 19:28 Greek in the regeneration
  2. Matthew 19:29 Some manuscripts manifold
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Psalm 24

The King of Glory

A Psalm of David.

24 (A)The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof,[a]
the world and those who dwell therein,
for he has (B)founded it upon (C)the seas
and established it upon the rivers.

(D)Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord?
And who shall stand in his (E)holy place?
(F)He who has (G)clean hands and (H)a pure heart,
who does not (I)lift up his soul to (J)what is false
and does not swear deceitfully.
He will receive (K)blessing from the Lord
and (L)righteousness from (M)the God of his salvation.
Such is (N)the generation of those who seek him,
who (O)seek the face of the God of Jacob.[b] Selah

(P)Lift up your heads, O gates!
And be lifted up, O ancient doors,
that (Q)the King of glory may come in.
Who is this King of glory?
The Lord, strong and mighty,
the Lord, (R)mighty in battle!
Lift up your heads, O gates!
And lift them up, O ancient doors,
that the King of glory may come in.
10 Who is this King of glory?
(S)The Lord of hosts,
he is the King of glory! Selah


  1. Psalm 24:1 Or and all that fills it
  2. Psalm 24:6 Septuagint, Syriac, and two Hebrew manuscripts; Masoretic Text who seek your face, Jacob
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Proverbs 6:1-5

Practical Warnings

My son, if you have put up (A)security for your neighbor,
have (B)given your pledge for a stranger,
if you are (C)snared in the words of your mouth,
caught in the words of your mouth,
then do this, my son, and save yourself,
for you have come into the hand of your neighbor:
go, hasten,[a] and (D)plead urgently with your neighbor.
(E)Give your eyes no sleep
and your eyelids no slumber;
save yourself like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter,[b]
(F)like a bird from the hand of the fowler.


  1. Proverbs 6:3 Or humble yourself
  2. Proverbs 6:5 Hebrew lacks of the hunter
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1/28/2022 DAB Transcript

Exodus 5:22-7:25, Matthew 18:21-19:12, Psalm 23:1-6, Proverbs 5:22-23

Today is the 28th day of January, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian. It’s great to be here with you today continuing our journey through the Scriptures this year and continuing our journey in the book of Exodus where God has determined to set his people free from slavery and the enslavers. The Pharaoh of Egypt in particular has no desire for that to happen. Today, Exodus chapter 5 verse 22 through 7 verse 25.


Okay so, in the gospel of Matthew today, Jesus is talking about something that he talks about often. We have already talked about this right at the end of the Lord’s prayer because immediately after the Lord’s prayer, here in the book of Matthew, Jesus instructs that we must forgive and live in that posture of forgiveness because if we won’t live in that posture of forgiveness, if we live in unforgiveness then we won’t be forgiven our sins and I’m not making that up, you can go look it up and He does the same thing today and so I quote “so also my heavenly Father will do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother from your heart.” And that, that line, that sentence is the end of an illustration or a parable to unpack this. There is a great King, in this case this is the Lord, this is God and the great King decides to settle up his accounts and so He starts bringing in people who owe him so that the accounts can be settled one way or another and someone who owes Him a tremendous amount, an overwhelming amount, comes before Him and the king says okay can’t pay so we gotta get the money somehow. And so, you and your family will be sold to settle this debt and then you can worry about it from there. The man falls down before the man and begs mercy, mercy, mercy give me time, mercy I will pay you back. And the great King is moved with compassion toward this person and sends him on his way forgiven of his debt completely. Something he could have never really paid, was forgiven and lifted off of his shoulders in full. So, this man certainly must have the weight of the world lifted off of his shoulders and be so relieved that he’s kinda floating off the ground. I mean, and in one scenario he would be taken into custody and sold as a slave, while his family was collected. In this other scenario, he walks away free and there and the debt is forgiven. He ends up running into somebody who owes him and so he wants to settle accounts with himself and the person begs in the same way for mercy and time: I will, I will pay you, have mercy. And the man will not have mercy and throws him into prison. And when the great King finds out about this, things don’t go well for that man, which leads us to what Jesus says, so also my heavenly Father will do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother from your heart. So, one of the things that were supposed to grasp in this parable is the great King who has the right to settle the debts and has the right to offer forgiveness or mercy. He is the great King. So, when this person comes and begs for mercy the great King forgives him, setting the example of how the posture of life is supposed to be lived. This man goes back out into the marketplace and immediately finds somebody who owes him and will not extend mercy. So, if we have a boil this down we’re going to receive what we offer. If we do not show mercy, we are not going to find it. If we will not walk in forgiveness, we will not find forgiveness. And on a topic like this when there are so many caveats like, there are so many nuances, so many little loopholes that we can say well you know this this or that or the other thing that was done to me is unforgivable. The thing is, so is our trespasses against the Lord, the great King, they’re unforgivable, we have no way to repay, we can ask for mercy and for more time but we’re never going to get righteous on our own. But by enacting a posture of forgiveness in our own lives, without just missing the things that have happened like, some things take some time, some things need some help. Some things are very convoluted and twisted but we have to begin to move into a direction that tells ourselves, our very beings that forgiveness is the posture of the kingdom of heaven. This is how it works and it’s super easy to wish this is not how it works. I get it. We human beings have a tendency to do some awful things to each other, often the people we love. But 1001 grudges, 1001 unforgiving moments is not a pathway toward freedom, the lightness of heart and spirit understanding there’s nothing between me and anybody else. I stand here before God as his servant, a living sacrifice, that is where we’re headed. If we are dragging around all of the offenses that we have ever received, that is not the pathway to freedom. That means we are dragging around a bunch a heavyweight that is keeping us in bondage. The move, for every single one of us, is to begin to move into the posture of forgiveness from our heart and sometimes all we can do is say I release this to you and then say it again in 90 seconds and in a minute and in five minutes and keep going and keep going. I release this to you God. Sometimes, that’s all there is to it. And sometimes that is the first of many, many steps. The important thing is that we are moving into a posture that tells us when we find an offense it is not there for our collection. And indeed, we have the opportunity to consider what mercy looks like. The way Jesus is framing this, is for us to look at what we have been forgiven. And so maybe that really is the first step for some of us in our pathway toward forgiveness on certain things, is to truly fully become aware of what we have been forgiven and what we are being forgiven of every day. Like, how much mercy and forgiveness we are consuming every day just to be here. Jesus speaks of this often. He speaks of it in terms of the kingdom of heaven and how it is shaped and how it operates. We all want to be participants in that kingdom and there are no shortcuts. This is how the kingdom of God works, isn’t this at the very center of the heart of the gospel of Jesus Christ, that we can come as we are, no matter where we’ve been, no matter what we’ve done and seek mercy and forgiveness and be made new again. You can forgive sins friends. I’m not saying you can forgive sins against God. I’m not saying we get ourselves elevated to the position where we become the judge. Although we sure like to play that role a lot, but we can be forgiven, our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And here we are now approaching the end of the first month that we shared together this year. This becoming the posture of our lives. A focus of attention and awareness. This can change the rest of the year so dramatically that it’s hard to believe. And this can change our lives going forward so dramatically that it might just look like sanctification, it might look like we are moving in the right direction to becoming Christlike because this is Christlike.


And so, Holy Spirit again, we cannot on our own, in our own strength accomplish any of this. We cannot be righteous before you on our own. We understand this and it’s a struggle because we find offense and trespass against us and against others all the time, in big and small ways and so this is a constant. This isn’t an event; this is a posture of life. But in truth we want to be free and although this may be a difficult path, this is a path to freedom. And so, Holy Spirit the great Comforter, come into our brokenness and help us to part from the offense, help us to part from what we are holding on to. We don’t have to pretend any of these things that we may be holding offenses about, we don’t have to pretend they didn’t happen, we have to release the poison of unforgiveness from them. Come, Holy Spirit, we can’t do this without You. Help, help us, we pray in the name of Jesus, we ask. Amen.


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Prayers and Encouragements:

Hi, Daily Audio Bible family, this is Renzo in Florida. And I just want to pray for one of the DABers. Lord God, I just pray for Jane in Nebraska. Lord God, just I pray that she doesn’t give up and Lord God, whatever she’s going through, whatever that’s hindering, whether it’s the depression that’s hindering her or bipolar or whatever is going on, Lord God, whatever it whatever baggage that she claims a hold with those two things that she’s had been diagnosed with, Lord God I just pray that you just let you know that we are who You say we are Lord God, and let her to know that Your with her, Lord God, you never leave nor forsake us and whatever storm, whatever trial, whatever temptation she’s going through Lord God, let her to know that Your with her guide her through this Lord God let her to find that peace that surpasses all understanding from You Lord God when trusting you wholeheartedly if she’s feeling any loneliness or isolation Lord God, let her to find her comfort in You. Let her to keep developing her relationship with you Lord God. In Jesus name we pray. Amen. God Bless you guys and I ask if you guys could pray for my family and me that I keep staying into my word and just yeah and thank you guys for everything, thank you Daily Audio Bible. God bless.

Hi, this is Tammy from the Adirondacks, calling in. I believe you said your name was Jane Ruth. You called in on the January 22nd podcast and you just, you touched my heart sister. I know that feeling where you just wanna hide in your bed or hide in the hole and cover and just forget about everything else that’s happening. And I just want to lift you up in prayer today. You’re not alone, you’re so not alone. So, Father God, I ask You to be there for our sister Jane. I ask You to touch her Lord, touch her in the way that only You can Father God. Be that comfort that she needs Father. You are our great Comfort. You are our Healer and our Protector and our Shield. You are our ever presence help in times of trouble Lord. There is nothing that we can do without You Lord and we know that, that You can pull Jane out of this feeling of despair that’s she’s having. We know Lord that You can just raise her up with Your righteous right-hand Lord and heal her heart and heal what’s broken. And help her Father God, in a way that only You can because You are God. You are our Lord of Lord and our King of Kings. So, I just ask you Father to come against whatever this is that is causing such sadness for her. Let her know that she’s loved by the most high God. And that she’s not alone. In your precious name, Jesus we pray. Amen. I love you sister, you’re not alone and God will see you through this. Bye.

Hello, my DAB family this is Jaime in New Jersey Standing on the Word of God. Please pray with me. Dear Father in Heave, we thank you for Your comfort and presence in our lives, we thank You that You are always with us. Today, as we look at the world around us, we see that there are so many that feel alone. The circumstances of the world have isolated so many. There are also those who walk their paths with seemingly no one to call a companion or friends. Father, we have asked to see the world through Your eyes and today, we lift up the lonely and ask that they would experience Your love, faithfulness and compassion. Please come right now and be near them. Let all of us sense Your presence and peace. We invite you to invade our lives and take away the loneliness of Your children. We thank You for the promise of your faithfulness. Help the lonely to remember that You see them even when others don’t. We ask that You would bring along others into their lives that they might experience friendship and love. We pray that the burden of their loneliness would be lifted and that Your presence and blessing would fill their lives. Father, where we have an opportunity to be a friend, don’t let us miss the mark, help us to extend Your love in this lonely world for Your kingdom and glory. We pray in Jesus name. Amen. Thank you for praying my brothers and sisters. May none of you feel alone, God is with us and he loves us and so do I.

Hi, Daily Audio Bible family, this is Natalie from Arizona. I’m calling today to pray for the Hardin family and remind the Daily Audio Bible family to keep them lifted up in prayer. I’ve been listening since Jill was pregnant with Ezekiel, Ezekiel, Ezekiel or just before that. And I remember when China announced her baby and it was so exciting and I just thought wow, this is amazing and China’s so fortunate with her husband and her baby and their growing family. And then, it dawned on me that with them being so faithful and serving the Lord and committed to this, the enemy must hate that and attacks. And we know that the devil is not omnipresent but I’m sure he wants their family and the devil probably wouldn’t have too much time for me, I’m pretty simple, I don’t have much going on and what the Hardin family is doing, it is so far-reaching, the enemy wants them and so we have to keep them lifted up in prayer. We have to be committed to supporting this ministry and whatever ways we can. We’re big, we can pray, we can give, we can tell others about the ministry. Let’s be strong in that this year. Keep the Hardin family lifted up. I love you guys. I love you all.

Good morning, Daily Audio Bible community. This is To Be a Blessing in California. Lisa, I wanted to let you know that I heard you this morning as I was listening to the podcast and I hear your needs for a new job, to be in a place where they see you, they get you, you can be yourself, you’re not it a toxic environment, you can thrive. I know what that’s like. God delivered me. I kept wondering what was going on. God created a position for me and it’s the right fit for me. Every time I tell people what I’m doing, everyone says that’s perfect for you, that’s perfect for you. And I know why because I serve a perfect God, as do you. So, He will deliver you. Every no is getting you closer to a yes. Trust Him, hold onto His hand, know who you are and whose you are as you look for your identity, continue to look for it in Him. He’s got you covered. And He has your husband too. Family, I ask that you would pray for Lana, she has extreme abandonment issues, she’s been spiraling out of control recently and it’s been getting worse and worse. Her self-worth has just been hammered from the time that she was a child and her family kicked her out of their home. So, I pray that you would pray for her. As well, if you would pray for my brother. Different situation but he is still getting smaller and smaller and wanting to move all the time and not content. I feel like he’s pulling a geographic and he’s looking for something that only God can give him and he is not interested in God at this time but I know that God is working on his heart. So, thank you for lifting him and lifting Lana up and Lisa we’ve got you too, covered. God bless each and every one of you. To Be a Blessing in California.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Friday January 28, 2022 (NIV)

Exodus 5:22-7:25

22 Then Moses turned to the Lord and said, “O Lord, why have you done evil to this people? Why did you ever send me? 23 For since I came to Pharaoh to speak in your name, he has done evil to this people, and you have not delivered your people at all.”

God Promises Deliverance

But the Lord said to Moses, “Now you shall see what I will do to Pharaoh; for with a strong hand he will send them out, and with (A)a strong hand he will (B)drive them out of his land.”

God spoke to Moses and said to him, (C)“I am the Lord. I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, as (D)God Almighty,[a] but by my name the (E)Lord I did not make myself known to them. (F)I also established my covenant with them (G)to give them the land of Canaan, the land in which they lived as sojourners. Moreover, (H)I have heard the groaning of the people of Israel whom the Egyptians hold as slaves, and I have remembered my covenant. Say therefore to the people of Israel, (I)‘I am the Lord, and (J)I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will deliver you from slavery to them, and (K)I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great acts of judgment. I (L)will take you to be my people, and (M)I will be your God, and you shall know that (N)I am the Lord your God, who has brought you out (O)from under the burdens of the Egyptians. I will bring you into (P)the land that I (Q)swore to give to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. I will give it to you for a possession. (R)I am the Lord.’” Moses spoke thus to the people of Israel, but they (S)did not listen to Moses, because of their broken spirit and harsh slavery.

10 So the Lord said to Moses, 11 “Go in, tell Pharaoh king of Egypt to let the people of Israel go out of his land.” 12 But Moses said to the Lord, “Behold, the people of Israel have (T)not listened to me. How then shall Pharaoh listen to me, for (U)I am of uncircumcised lips?” 13 But the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron and gave them a charge about the people of Israel and about Pharaoh king of Egypt: to bring the people of Israel out of the land of Egypt.

The Genealogy of Moses and Aaron

14 These are the heads of their fathers' houses: the (V)sons of Reuben, the firstborn of Israel: Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi; these are the clans of Reuben. 15 The (W)sons of Simeon: Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jachin, Zohar, and Shaul, the son of a Canaanite woman; these are the clans of Simeon. 16 These are the names of the (X)sons of Levi according to their generations: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari, the years of the life of Levi being 137 years. 17 The (Y)sons of Gershon: Libni and Shimei, by their clans. 18 The (Z)sons of Kohath: Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel, the years of the life of Kohath being 133 years. 19 The (AA)sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi. These are the clans of the Levites according to their generations. 20 (AB)Amram took as his wife Jochebed his father's sister, and she bore him Aaron and Moses, the years of the life of Amram being 137 years. 21 (AC)The sons of Izhar: Korah, Nepheg, and Zichri. 22 The (AD)sons of Uzziel: Mishael, Elzaphan, and Sithri. 23 Aaron took as his wife Elisheba, the daughter of (AE)Amminadab and the sister of (AF)Nahshon, and she bore him (AG)Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. 24 The (AH)sons of Korah: Assir, Elkanah, and Abiasaph; these are the clans of the Korahites. 25 Eleazar, Aaron's son, took as his wife one of the daughters of Putiel, and (AI)she bore him Phinehas. These are the heads of the fathers' houses of the Levites by their clans.

26 These are the Aaron and Moses (AJ)to whom the Lord said: “Bring out the people of Israel from the land of Egypt (AK)by their hosts.” 27 It was they who spoke to Pharaoh king of Egypt about bringing out the people of Israel from Egypt, this Moses and this Aaron.

28 On the day when the Lord spoke to Moses in the land of Egypt, 29 the Lord said to Moses, (AL)“I am the Lord; (AM)tell Pharaoh king of Egypt all that I say to you.” 30 But Moses said to the Lord, “Behold, (AN)I am of uncircumcised lips. How will Pharaoh listen to me?”

Moses and Aaron Before Pharaoh

And the Lord said to Moses, “See, I have made you like (AO)God to Pharaoh, and your brother Aaron shall be your (AP)prophet. (AQ)You shall speak all that I command you, and your brother Aaron shall tell Pharaoh to let the people of Israel go out of his land. But (AR)I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and though I (AS)multiply my signs and wonders in the land of Egypt, Pharaoh will not listen to you. Then I will lay my hand on Egypt and bring my hosts, my people the children of Israel, out of the land of Egypt by great acts of judgment. The Egyptians (AT)shall know that I am the Lord, when I stretch out my hand against Egypt and bring out the people of Israel from among them.” Moses and Aaron did so; they did just as the Lord commanded them. Now Moses was (AU)eighty years old, and Aaron eighty-three years old, when they spoke to Pharaoh.

Then the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “When Pharaoh says to you, (AV)‘Prove yourselves by working a miracle,’ then you shall say to Aaron, ‘Take your staff and cast it down before Pharaoh, that it may become a serpent.’” 10 So Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and did just as the Lord commanded. Aaron cast down his staff before Pharaoh and his servants, and it became a serpent. 11 Then Pharaoh summoned the wise men and the sorcerers, and they, the (AW)magicians of Egypt, also (AX)did the same by their secret arts. 12 For each man cast down his staff, and they became serpents. But Aaron's staff swallowed up their staffs. 13 Still (AY)Pharaoh's heart was hardened, and he would not listen to them, (AZ)as the Lord had said.

The First Plague: Water Turned to Blood

14 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Pharaoh's heart is hardened; he refuses to let the people go. 15 (BA)Go to Pharaoh in the morning, as he is going out to the water. Stand on the bank of the Nile to meet him, and take in your hand (BB)the staff that turned into a (BC)serpent. 16 And you shall say to him, ‘The (BD)Lord, the God of the Hebrews, sent me to you, saying, “Let my people go, (BE)that they may serve me in the wilderness.” But so far, you have not obeyed. 17 Thus says the Lord, “By this (BF)you shall know that I am the Lord: behold, with the staff that is in my hand I will strike the water that is in the Nile, and (BG)it shall turn into blood. 18 The fish in the Nile shall die, and the Nile will stink, and the Egyptians will (BH)grow weary of drinking water from the Nile.”’” 19 And the Lord said to Moses, “Say to Aaron, ‘Take your staff and (BI)stretch out your hand over the waters of Egypt, over their rivers, their canals, and their ponds, and all their pools of water, so that they may become blood, and there shall be blood throughout all the land of Egypt, even in vessels of wood and in vessels of stone.’”

20 Moses and Aaron did as the Lord commanded. In the sight of Pharaoh and in the sight of his servants he (BJ)lifted up the staff and struck the water in the Nile, and all the (BK)water in the Nile turned into blood. 21 And the fish in the Nile died, and the Nile stank, so that the Egyptians (BL)could not drink water from the Nile. There was blood throughout all the land of Egypt. 22 But (BM)the magicians of Egypt did the same by their secret arts. So (BN)Pharaoh's heart remained hardened, and he would not listen to them, as (BO)the Lord had said. 23 Pharaoh turned and went into his house, and he did not take even this to heart. 24 And all the Egyptians dug along the Nile for water to drink, for they could not drink the water of the Nile.

25 Seven full days passed after the Lord had struck the Nile.


  1. Exodus 6:3 Hebrew El Shaddai

Cross references:

  1. Exodus 6:1 : ch. 3:19; 13:3
  2. Exodus 6:1 : ch. 11:1; 12:33, 39
  3. Exodus 6:2 : [Isa. 42:8; Mal. 3:6]
  4. Exodus 6:3 : Gen. 17:1
  5. Exodus 6:3 : Ps. 68:4; 83:18; [John 8:58; Rev. 1:4, 8]
  6. Exodus 6:4 : Gen. 15:18; 17:4, 7
  7. Exodus 6:4 : Gen. 17:8; 28:4
  8. Exodus 6:5 : ch. 2:24
  9. Exodus 6:6 : [Isa. 42:8; Mal. 3:6]
  10. Exodus 6:6 : ch. 7:4; Deut. 26:8; Ps. 136:11, 12; [ch. 3:17]
  11. Exodus 6:6 : ch. 15:13; Deut. 7:8; 2 Kgs. 17:36; 1 Chr. 17:21; Neh. 1:10
  12. Exodus 6:7 : Deut. 4:20; 7:6; 14:2; 26:18; 2 Sam. 7:24; [1 Pet. 2:9]
  13. Exodus 6:7 : ch. 29:45, 46; Gen. 17:8; Lev. 22:33; Deut. 29:13; [Rev. 21:7]
  14. Exodus 6:7 : [See ver. 6 above]; [Isa. 42:8; Mal. 3:6]
  15. Exodus 6:7 : [See ver. 6 above]; ch. 7:4; Deut. 26:8; Ps. 136:11, 12; [ch. 3:17]
  16. Exodus 6:8 : ch. 32:13; Gen. 15:18; 26:3; 28:13; 35:12; Ezek. 20:6, 42
  17. Exodus 6:8 : [Gen. 14:22; Deut. 32:40; Ezek. 20:5, 6; 47:14]
  18. Exodus 6:8 : [See ver. 6 above]; [Isa. 42:8; Mal. 3:6]
  19. Exodus 6:9 : ch. 5:21; [Acts 7:25]
  20. Exodus 6:12 : [See ver. 9 above]; ch. 5:21; [Acts 7:25]
  21. Exodus 6:12 : ver. 30; ch. 4:10; Jer. 1:6; [Jer. 6:10; Ezek. 44:7]
  22. Exodus 6:14 : Gen. 46:9; 1 Chr. 5:3
  23. Exodus 6:15 : Gen. 46:10; 1 Chr. 4:24
  24. Exodus 6:16 : Gen. 46:11; Num. 3:17; 1 Chr. 6:1, 16
  25. Exodus 6:17 : Num. 3:18; 1 Chr. 6:17; 23:7
  26. Exodus 6:18 : Num. 3:19; 26:57; 1 Chr. 6:2, 18
  27. Exodus 6:19 : Num. 3:20; 1 Chr. 6:19; 23:21
  28. Exodus 6:20 : See ch. 2:1
  29. Exodus 6:21 : Num. 16:1; 1 Chr. 6:37, 38
  30. Exodus 6:22 : Lev. 10:4; Num. 3:30
  31. Exodus 6:23 : Ruth 4:19, 20; 1 Chr. 2:10; Matt. 1:4; Luke 3:33
  32. Exodus 6:23 : Num. 1:7; 2:3; 7:12, 17; 10:14; Matt. 1:4; Luke 3:32
  33. Exodus 6:23 : Lev. 10:1; Num. 3:2; 26:60; 1 Chr. 6:3; 24:1
  34. Exodus 6:24 : 1 Chr. 6:22, 23, 37
  35. Exodus 6:25 : Num. 25:7, 11; Josh. 24:33; Ps. 106:30
  36. Exodus 6:26 : ver. 13
  37. Exodus 6:26 : ch. 7:4; 12:17, 51; Num. 33:1
  38. Exodus 6:29 : See ver. 2
  39. Exodus 6:29 : ver. 11; [ch. 7:2]
  40. Exodus 6:30 : [Isa. 6:5]; See ver. 12
  41. Exodus 7:1 : ch. 4:16
  42. Exodus 7:1 : Gen. 20:7; [1 Sam. 9:9]
  43. Exodus 7:2 : [ch. 4:15; 6:29]
  44. Exodus 7:3 : See ch. 4:21
  45. Exodus 7:3 : ch. 11:9; Ps. 135:9; See Ps. 78:43-51; 105:26-36
  46. Exodus 7:5 : ver. 17; ch. 8:10, 22; 14:4, 18
  47. Exodus 7:7 : [Deut. 29:5; 31:2; 34:7; Acts 7:23, 30]
  48. Exodus 7:9 : [Isa. 7:11; John 2:18; 4:48; 6:30]
  49. Exodus 7:11 : Gen. 41:8
  50. Exodus 7:11 : ver. 12, 22; ch. 8:7, 18; 9:11; 2 Tim. 3:8
  51. Exodus 7:13 : [See ver. 3 above]; See ch. 4:21
  52. Exodus 7:13 : [See ver. 3 above]; See ch. 4:21
  53. Exodus 7:15 : ch. 8:20; 9:13
  54. Exodus 7:15 : ch. 4:2, 17; 17:5
  55. Exodus 7:15 : ch. 4:3
  56. Exodus 7:16 : ch. 3:18; 5:3; 9:1, 13
  57. Exodus 7:16 : ch. 3:12, 18; 5:1, 3
  58. Exodus 7:17 : ver. 5
  59. Exodus 7:17 : ch. 4:9; [Rev. 16:4]
  60. Exodus 7:18 : ver. 21, 24
  61. Exodus 7:19 : ch. 8:5, 6, 16, 17; 9:22; 10:12, 21; 14:16, 21, 26
  62. Exodus 7:20 : ch. 17:9
  63. Exodus 7:20 : Ps. 78:44; 105:29
  64. Exodus 7:21 : ver. 18, 24
  65. Exodus 7:22 : ver. 11
  66. Exodus 7:22 : ver. 13
  67. Exodus 7:22 : ver. 3, 4
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Matthew 18:21-19:12

The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant

21 Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often (A)will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? (B)As many as seven times?” 22 Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy-seven times.

23 “Therefore the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished (C)to settle accounts with his servants.[a] 24 When he began to settle, one was brought to him who owed him (D)ten thousand (E)talents.[b] 25 (F)And since he could not pay, his master ordered him (G)to be sold, with his wife and (H)children and all that he had, and payment to be made. 26 So the servant[c] (I)fell on his knees, imploring him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.’ 27 And out of pity for him, the master of that servant released him and (J)forgave him the debt. 28 But when that same servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred (K)denarii,[d] and seizing him, he began to choke him, saying, ‘Pay what you owe.’ 29 So his fellow servant fell down and pleaded with him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you.’ 30 He refused and went and put him in prison until he should pay the debt. 31 When his fellow servants saw what had taken place, they were greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their master all that had taken place. 32 Then his master summoned him and said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me. 33 (L)And should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?’ 34 (M)And in anger his master delivered him to the jailers,[e] (N)until he should pay all his debt. 35 (O)So also my heavenly Father will do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother (P)from your heart.”

Teaching About Divorce

19 Now when Jesus had finished these sayings, he went away from (Q)Galilee and (R)entered (S)the region of Judea beyond the Jordan. And (T)large crowds followed him, and he healed them there.

And Pharisees came up to him and (U)tested him by asking, (V)“Is it lawful to divorce one's wife for any cause?” He answered, (W)“Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, (X)‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and (Y)the two shall become one flesh’? So they are no longer two but one flesh. (Z)What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.” They said to him, (AA)“Why then did Moses command one to give a certificate of divorce and to send her away?” He said to them, “Because of your (AB)hardness of heart Moses allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so. (AC)And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery.”[f]

10 The disciples said to him, “If such is the case of a man with his wife, it is better not to marry.” 11 But he said to them, (AD)“Not everyone can receive this saying, but only (AE)those to (AF)whom it is given. 12 For there are eunuchs who have been so from birth, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by men, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs (AG)for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. Let the one who is able to receive this receive it.”


  1. Matthew 18:23 Or bondservants; also verses 28, 31
  2. Matthew 18:24 A talent was a monetary unit worth about twenty years' wages for a laborer
  3. Matthew 18:26 Or bondservant; also verses 27, 28, 29, 32, 33
  4. Matthew 18:28 A denarius was a day's wage for a laborer
  5. Matthew 18:34 Greek torturers
  6. Matthew 19:9 Some manuscripts add and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery; other manuscripts except for sexual immorality, makes her commit adultery, and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery
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Psalm 23

The Lord Is My Shepherd

A Psalm of David.

23 The Lord is my (A)shepherd; I shall not (B)want.
He makes me lie down in green (C)pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.[a]
He (D)restores my soul.
He (E)leads me in (F)paths of righteousness[b]
for his (G)name's sake.

Even though I (H)walk through the valley of (I)the shadow of death,[c]
I will (J)fear no evil,
for (K)you are with me;
your (L)rod and your staff,
they comfort me.

You (M)prepare a table before me
in (N)the presence of my enemies;
you (O)anoint my head with oil;
my (P)cup overflows.
Surely[d] goodness and mercy[e] shall follow me
all the days of my life,
and I shall (Q)dwell[f] in the house of the Lord


  1. Psalm 23:2 Hebrew beside waters of rest
  2. Psalm 23:3 Or in right paths
  3. Psalm 23:4 Or the valley of deep darkness
  4. Psalm 23:6 Or Only
  5. Psalm 23:6 Or steadfast love
  6. Psalm 23:6 Or shall return to dwell
  7. Psalm 23:6 Hebrew for length of days
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Proverbs 5:22-23

22 The (A)iniquities of the wicked (B)ensnare him,
and he is held fast in the cords of his sin.
23 (C)He dies for lack of discipline,
and because of his great folly he is (D)led astray.

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01/27/2022 DAB Transcript

Exodus 4:1-5:21, Matthew 18:1-20, Psalms 22:19-31, Proverbs 5:15-21

Today is the 27th day of January welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I’m Brian it is great to be here with you today as we come in out of the cold and warm ourselves around the Global Campfire together and move into the Scriptures in a peaceful place simply allowing the stories to come alive in our hearts. And, so, let's…let’s move in that direction. We’re reading from the English Standard Version for this week. In the Old Testament in the book of Exodus we’re just…we’re getting to know Moses. We met Moses when he was born. He grew up really fast within a few pages. He has had to flee Egypt. He has become a shepherd and while he is shepherding he sees a bush that is on fire but is not being consumed and he meets God there who tells him He is who He is, “I am who I am.” And God is preparing Moses and instructing Moses to go back to Egypt where his fellow Hebrews have been enslaved and give them the news that God has heard their cry and is going to rescue them. And Moses is kind of having a back and forth with God about how that’s gonna work. And we pick up the story there. Exodus chapter 4 verse 1 through five verse 21.


Alright. So, in the gospel of Matthew…I mean we’ve been in the gospel of Matthew since we began on January 1st so we’re…we’re well on the road. And one of the things in Jesus talks about often is the kingdom of heaven. And, so, it’s not unusual than to think that his disciples would at some point come to Him and say, “who’s the greatest in the kingdom of heaven” because Jesus is talking about a certain kingdom, the kingdom of heaven, but they’re filtering that back through their culture and understanding what this is gonna look like. And they think a restored Israel booting out the Roman Empire and restoring this entire ancestral homeland to God, that’ll be the kingdom. So, what that hierarchy might look like would be of great curiosity to the people who have left everything to follow Jesus. Jesus answered the question poignantly by getting a child and putting him on His lap and essentially saying, “this is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” Or to quote Jesus, “unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” And we can probably understand what He’s saying here specially if we have children, especially if we have small children or can remember back to when we did have small children. You remember when they looked at you as their parents and they trusted you and thought you were superhuman and full of magic and seemed to know everything? Well if we have raised children through that season and into the teen years and through the teen years into adulthood then we know they grow out of that feeling toward us and at some point they think they actually know everything. Jesus is saying we have turn back and become children of our Father the most high God, trusting Him as a beloved child would trust their parents. That’s the posture. That’s how this is supposed to be done. That’s how this life is supposed to be lived. Which isn’t to say that we trust that our Father will come to our rescue every ditch that we go into, every brick wall that we smash into, everything that we annihilate around us. That’s after the fact. That’s when we think we know everything. But a trusting, obedient child, beloved and protected by their parents, they don’t have those kinds of worries. And, so, on the one hand, this is such a relief. On the other hand, it’s a concept that’s easy enough to understand and much more difficult to live into and definitely connects to the concept of being born again, getting to start over and be fathered by God as His child, trusting. It becomes far less interesting who the greatest is when we realize with humble awe that we are in at all, that God looks upon us as a son or daughter.

This contrasts pretty significantly from what we’re reading the book of Exodus because what we read in the book of Exodus today is really really sad. There are a couple of moments in the Bible that every year they’re very very sad for me I guess mostly because they’re my life. In the Garden of Eden after Adam and Eve have eaten the forbidden fruit and they’re hiding, God comes and it's…it’s so sad because He says, “what have you done? What did you do?” And we’re all guilty. But in the book of Exodus God, “I am that I am” has come to Moses and explained to him what He’s calling him to do what He has prepared him for. And Moses does all kinds of squirming. They’re not gonna believe me. Who am I gonna tell them? They won’t buy this. How can I prove that you’ve sent me? Who do I say sent me? And the Lord keeps encouraging him and telling him I’m going to go with you. I will be with you. And Moses says something very sad. Could you send somebody else? I can’t come past this story without feeling it in my heart. It’s like, yes, I have done that so many times, but that probably wouldn’t be the posture that I take, or even the resistance that I might have if I actually were living into this with the trust and faith of a child. And, so, there is much for us to consider today from the Scriptures.


Father we hear, we hear clearly and now we have to humble ourselves and actually release control in order to have this faith like a child completely trusts You in all things and will do what You ask of us. So, Holy Spirit come and show us the path that leads in that direction. That is the path that we need to be on. That would be the narrow path that leads to life, and that is the path we want. And forgive us Lord for the many times in thought, word or deed that we simply throw up our hands in the air and say I can’t do this, would You send someone else. Come Holy Spirit. We pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.


Send Me – Church of the City

Open these eyes
To see them like You do
Teach this heart
To love like You
Open these hands
To heal the way You do
More than words
Let my life speak truth

To the orphan child send me send me
To the outsider send me send me
To the one in need send me send me
To the least of these send me send me

Open these ears
To hear the Father’s cry
Take up my cross
And lay down my life
Open church doors
And let the streets resound
With songs of hope
As we go out

To the orphan child send me send me
To the outsider send me send me
To the one in need send me send me
To the least of these send me send me

You said what you’ve done for these
You have done for Me
You said what you’ve done for these
You have done for Me

You’re the orphan child
You’re the outsider
You’re the one in need
You’re the least of these

To the orphan child send me send me
To the outsider send me send me
To the one in need send me send me
To the least of these send me send me

To the orphan
To the outsider
To the one in need
To the least of these

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Thursday January 27, 2022 (NIV)

Exodus 4:1-5:21

Moses Given Powerful Signs

Then Moses answered, “But behold, they will not believe me or listen to my voice, for they will say, ‘The Lord did not appear to you.’” The Lord said to him, “What is that in your hand?” He said, (A)“A staff.” And he said, “Throw it on the ground.” So he threw it on the ground, and it became a serpent, and Moses ran from it. But the Lord said to Moses, “Put out your hand and catch it by the tail”—so he put out his hand and caught it, and it became a staff in his hand— “that they may (B)believe that the Lord, (C)the God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has appeared to you.” Again, the Lord said to him, “Put your hand inside your cloak.”[a] And he put his hand inside his cloak, and when he took it out, behold, his hand was (D)leprous[b] like snow. Then God said, “Put your hand back inside your cloak.” So he put his hand back inside his cloak, and when he took it out, behold, (E)it was restored like the rest of his flesh. “If they will not believe you,” God said, “or listen to the first sign, they may believe the latter sign. If they will not believe even these two signs or listen to your voice, you shall take some water from the Nile and pour it on the dry ground, and the water that you shall take from the Nile (F)will become blood on the dry ground.”

10 But Moses said to the Lord, “Oh, my Lord, I am not eloquent, either in the past or since you have spoken to your servant, but (G)I am slow of speech and of tongue.” 11 Then the Lord said to him, “Who has made man's mouth? Who makes him mute, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Is it not I, the Lord? 12 Now therefore go, and (H)I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall speak.” 13 But he said, “Oh, my Lord, please send someone else.” 14 Then the anger of the Lord was kindled against Moses and he said, “Is there not Aaron, your brother, the Levite? I know that he can speak well. Behold, (I)he is coming out to meet you, and when he sees you, he will be glad in his heart. 15 (J)You shall speak to him and (K)put the words in his mouth, and (L)I will be with your mouth and with his mouth and will teach you both what to do. 16 (M)He shall speak for you to the people, and he shall be your mouth, and (N)you shall be as God to him. 17 And take in your hand (O)this staff, with which you shall do the signs.”

Moses Returns to Egypt

18 Moses went back to (P)Jethro his father-in-law and said to him, “Please let me go back to my brothers in Egypt to see whether they are still alive.” And Jethro said to Moses, “Go in peace.” 19 And the Lord said to Moses in Midian, “Go back to Egypt, for (Q)all the men who were seeking your life are dead.” 20 So Moses took (R)his wife and his sons and had them ride on a donkey, and went back to the land of Egypt. And Moses took (S)the staff of God in his hand.

21 And the Lord said to Moses, “When you go back to Egypt, see that you do before Pharaoh all the (T)miracles that I have put in your power. But (U)I will harden his heart, so that he will not let the people go. 22 Then you shall say to Pharaoh, ‘Thus says the Lord, (V)Israel is my (W)firstborn son, 23 and I say to you, “Let my son go that he may serve me.” If you refuse to let him go, behold, I (X)will kill your firstborn son.’”

24 At a lodging place on the way (Y)the Lord met him and (Z)sought to put him to death. 25 Then (AA)Zipporah took a (AB)flint and cut off her son's foreskin and touched Moses'[c] feet with it and said, “Surely you are a bridegroom of blood to me!” 26 So he let him alone. It was then that she said, “A bridegroom of blood,” because of the circumcision.

27 The Lord said to Aaron, “Go into the wilderness (AC)to meet Moses.” So he went and met him at the (AD)mountain of God and kissed him. 28 And Moses (AE)told Aaron all the words of the Lord with which he had sent him to speak, and all (AF)the signs that he had commanded him to do. 29 Then Moses and Aaron (AG)went and gathered together all the elders of the people of Israel. 30 (AH)Aaron spoke all the words that the Lord had spoken to Moses and did the signs in the sight of the people. 31 And the people (AI)believed; and when they heard that the Lord had (AJ)visited the people of Israel and that he had (AK)seen their affliction, (AL)they bowed their heads and worshiped.

Making Bricks Without Straw

Afterward Moses and Aaron went and said to Pharaoh, “Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, ‘Let my people go, that they may hold (AM)a feast to me in the wilderness.’” But Pharaoh said, (AN)“Who is the Lord, that I should obey his voice and let Israel go? I do not know the Lord, and moreover, (AO)I will not let Israel go.” Then they said, “The (AP)God of the Hebrews has met with us. Please let us go a three days' journey into the wilderness that we may sacrifice to the Lord our God, lest he fall upon us with pestilence or with the sword.” But the king of Egypt said to them, “Moses and Aaron, why do you take the people away from their work? Get back to your (AQ)burdens.” And Pharaoh said, “Behold, (AR)the people of the land are now many,[d] and you make them rest from their burdens!” The same day Pharaoh commanded the (AS)taskmasters of the people and their (AT)foremen, “You shall no longer give the people straw to make bricks, as in the past; let them go and gather straw for themselves. But the number of bricks that they made in the past you shall impose on them, you shall by no means reduce it, for they are idle. Therefore they cry, ‘Let us go and offer sacrifice to our God.’ Let heavier work be laid on the men that they may labor at it and pay no regard to lying words.”

10 So the (AU)taskmasters and the foremen of the people went out and said to the people, “Thus says Pharaoh, ‘I will not give you straw. 11 Go and get your straw yourselves wherever you can find it, but your work will not be reduced in the least.’” 12 So the people were scattered throughout all the land of Egypt to gather stubble for straw. 13 The (AV)taskmasters were urgent, saying, “Complete your work, your daily task each day, as when there was straw.” 14 And the foremen of the people of Israel, whom Pharaoh's (AW)taskmasters had set over them, were beaten and were asked, “Why have you not done all your task of making bricks today and yesterday, as in the past?”

15 Then the foremen of the people of Israel came and cried to Pharaoh, “Why do you treat your servants like this? 16 No straw is given to your servants, yet they say to us, ‘Make bricks!’ And behold, your servants are beaten; but the fault is in your own people.” 17 But he said, “You are idle, you are idle; that is why you say, ‘Let us go and sacrifice to the Lord.’ 18 Go now and work. No straw will be given you, but you must still deliver the same number of bricks.” 19 The foremen of the people of Israel saw that they were in trouble when they said, “You shall by no means reduce your number of bricks, your daily task each day.” 20 They met Moses and Aaron, who were waiting for them, as they came out from Pharaoh; 21 and (AX)they said to them, “The Lord look on you and judge, because you have made us stink in the sight of Pharaoh and his servants, and have put a sword in their hand to kill us.”


  1. Exodus 4:6 Hebrew into your bosom; also verse 7
  2. Exodus 4:6 Leprosy was a term for several skin diseases; see Leviticus 13
  3. Exodus 4:25 Hebrew his
  4. Exodus 5:5 Samaritan they are now more numerous than the people of the land

Cross references:

  1. Exodus 4:2 : ver. 17, 20
  2. Exodus 4:5 : ch. 19:9
  3. Exodus 4:5 : See ch. 3:6
  4. Exodus 4:6 : Num. 12:10; 2 Kgs. 5:27
  5. Exodus 4:7 : [2 Kgs. 5:14]
  6. Exodus 4:9 : ch. 7:19
  7. Exodus 4:10 : [ch. 6:12; Jer. 1:6]
  8. Exodus 4:12 : [ch. 3:12; Isa. 50:4; Jer. 1:9; Ezek. 33:22; Matt. 10:19, 20; Mark 13:11; Luke 12:11, 12; 21:15]
  9. Exodus 4:14 : ver. 27
  10. Exodus 4:15 : ch. 7:1, 2
  11. Exodus 4:15 : Num. 22:38; 23:5, 12, 16; Deut. 18:18; 2 Sam. 14:3, 19; Isa. 51:16
  12. Exodus 4:15 : [See ver. 12 above]; [ch. 3:12; Isa. 50:4; Jer. 1:9; Ezek. 33:22; Matt. 10:19, 20; Mark 13:11; Luke 12:11, 12; 21:15]
  13. Exodus 4:16 : ver. 30
  14. Exodus 4:16 : [ch. 7:1; 18:19]
  15. Exodus 4:17 : ver. 2; ch. 7:15
  16. Exodus 4:18 : [ch. 2:18]
  17. Exodus 4:19 : ch. 2:15, 23; [Matt. 2:20]
  18. Exodus 4:20 : ch. 18:2-4
  19. Exodus 4:20 : ch. 17:9; Num. 20:8, 9
  20. Exodus 4:21 : ch. 3:20
  21. Exodus 4:21 : ch. 7:13, 22; 8:15, 32; 9:12, 35; 10:1; 14:8; Rom. 9:17, 18; [Deut. 2:30; Josh. 11:20; Isa. 63:17]
  22. Exodus 4:22 : Hos. 11:1
  23. Exodus 4:22 : Jer. 31:9
  24. Exodus 4:23 : ch. 11:5; 12:29
  25. Exodus 4:24 : [Num. 22:22; 1 Chr. 21:16]
  26. Exodus 4:24 : [Gen. 17:14]
  27. Exodus 4:25 : ch. 2:21
  28. Exodus 4:25 : Josh. 5:2, 3
  29. Exodus 4:27 : ver. 14
  30. Exodus 4:27 : See ch. 3:1
  31. Exodus 4:28 : ver. 15, 16
  32. Exodus 4:28 : See ver. 3-9
  33. Exodus 4:29 : ch. 3:16
  34. Exodus 4:30 : ver. 16
  35. Exodus 4:31 : ver. 8, 9; ch. 3:18
  36. Exodus 4:31 : See ch. 3:16
  37. Exodus 4:31 : ch. 2:25; 3:7
  38. Exodus 4:31 : ch. 12:27; Gen. 24:26; 1 Chr. 29:20
  39. Exodus 5:1 : ch. 10:9
  40. Exodus 5:2 : [2 Kgs. 18:35; Job 21:15]
  41. Exodus 5:2 : ch. 3:19
  42. Exodus 5:3 : ch. 3:18; 7:16; 9:1, 13
  43. Exodus 5:4 : ch. 1:11
  44. Exodus 5:5 : ch. 1:7, 9
  45. Exodus 5:6 : ch. 3:7
  46. Exodus 5:6 : ver. 14, 15, 19
  47. Exodus 5:10 : ch. 3:7
  48. Exodus 5:13 : ch. 3:7
  49. Exodus 5:14 : [See ver. 13 above]; ch. 3:7
  50. Exodus 5:21 : ch. 6:9
English Standard Version (ESV)

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Matthew 18:1-20

Who Is the Greatest?

18 (A)At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you (B)turn and (C)become like children, you (D)will never enter the kingdom of heaven. (E)Whoever humbles himself like this child is the (F)greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

(G)“Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, but (H)whoever causes one of these (I)little ones who believe in me to sin,[a] it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.

Temptations to Sin

“Woe to the world for (J)temptations to sin![b] (K)For it is necessary that temptations come, (L)but woe to the one by whom the temptation comes! (M)And if your hand or your foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life crippled or lame than with two hands or two feet to be thrown into (N)the eternal fire. (O)And if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into the (P)hell[c] of fire.

The Parable of the Lost Sheep

10 “See that you do not despise (Q)one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven (R)their angels always (S)see the face of my Father who is in heaven.[d] 12 (T)What do you think? (U)If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray? 13 And if he finds it, truly, I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine that never went astray. 14 So (V)it is not the will of my[e] Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish.

If Your Brother Sins Against You

15 (W)“If your brother sins against you, (X)go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have (Y)gained your brother. 16 But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established (Z)by the evidence of two or three witnesses. 17 If he refuses to listen to them, (AA)tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, (AB)let him be to you as (AC)a Gentile and (AD)a tax collector. 18 Truly, I say to you, (AE)whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed[f] in heaven. 19 Again I say to you, if two of you (AF)agree on earth about anything they ask, (AG)it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. 20 For where two or three are (AH)gathered in my name, (AI)there am I among them.”


  1. Matthew 18:6 Greek causes… to stumble; also verses 8, 9
  2. Matthew 18:7 Greek stumbling blocks
  3. Matthew 18:9 Greek Gehenna
  4. Matthew 18:10 Some manuscripts add verse 11: For the Son of Man came to save the lost
  5. Matthew 18:14 Some manuscripts your
  6. Matthew 18:18 Or shall have been bound… shall have been loosed

Cross references:

  1. Matthew 18:1 : ch. 17:24; For ver. 1-5, see Mark 9:33-37; Luke 9:46-48; [ch. 20:20-28]
  2. Matthew 18:3 : See Luke 22:32
  3. Matthew 18:3 : ch. 19:14; Mark 10:15; Luke 18:17; [Ps. 131:2; 1 Cor. 14:20; 1 Pet. 2:2]
  4. Matthew 18:3 : [ch. 5:19, 20]
  5. Matthew 18:4 : ch. 20:27; 23:11, 12
  6. Matthew 18:4 : [See ver. 3 above]; [ch. 5:19, 20]
  7. Matthew 18:5 : [ch. 10:40, 42]
  8. Matthew 18:6 : Mark 9:42
  9. Matthew 18:6 : Luke 17:2; [1 Cor. 8:12]
  10. Matthew 18:7 : See ch. 13:41
  11. Matthew 18:7 : Luke 17:1; See 1 Cor. 11:19
  12. Matthew 18:7 : ch. 26:24
  13. Matthew 18:8 : ch. 5:29, 30; Mark 9:43-48
  14. Matthew 18:8 : See ch. 25:41
  15. Matthew 18:9 : [See ver. 8 above]; ch. 5:29, 30; Mark 9:43-48
  16. Matthew 18:9 : [See ver. 8 above]; See ch. 25:41
  17. Matthew 18:10 : [ch. 6:29; 25:40, 45; Luke 15:7, 10]
  18. Matthew 18:10 : Acts 12:15; [Ps. 34:7; 91:11; Heb. 1:14]
  19. Matthew 18:10 : Luke 1:19; Rev. 8:2; [Esth. 1:14]
  20. Matthew 18:12 : ch. 17:25; 21:28
  21. Matthew 18:12 : For ver. 12-14, [Luke 15:4-7]
  22. Matthew 18:14 : John 6:39; 10:28; [John 17:12]
  23. Matthew 18:15 : Luke 17:3
  24. Matthew 18:15 : 2 Thess. 3:15; [Titus 3:10; James 5:19]; See Lev. 19:17
  25. Matthew 18:15 : 1 Cor. 9:19-22; 1 Pet. 3:1
  26. Matthew 18:16 : Deut. 19:15; 2 Cor. 13:1; [Num. 35:30; John 8:17; 1 Tim. 5:19; Heb. 10:28]
  27. Matthew 18:17 : [1 Cor. 5:4, 5; 6:1-6]
  28. Matthew 18:17 : [Rom. 16:17; 1 Cor. 5:9-13; 2 Thess. 3:6, 14; 2 John 10]
  29. Matthew 18:17 : ch. 5:46, 47
  30. Matthew 18:17 : ch. 5:46, 47
  31. Matthew 18:18 : [ch. 16:19; John 20:23]
  32. Matthew 18:19 : [Acts 12:5, 12; Philem. 22]
  33. Matthew 18:19 : See ch. 7:7
  34. Matthew 18:20 : [Acts 4:30, 31; 1 Cor. 5:4]
  35. Matthew 18:20 : [ch. 28:20; John 12:26; 20:20, 26]
English Standard Version (ESV)

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Psalm 22:19-31

19 But you, O Lord, (A)do not be far off!
O you my help, (B)come quickly to my aid!
20 Deliver my soul from the sword,
my precious life from the power of (C)the dog!
21 Save me from (D)the mouth of the lion!
You have rescued[a] me from the horns of (E)the wild oxen!

22 (F)I will tell of your name to my (G)brothers;
in the midst of the congregation I will praise you:
23 You who (H)fear the Lord, praise him!
All you offspring of Jacob, (I)glorify him,
and stand in awe of him, all you offspring of Israel!
24 For he has not despised or abhorred
the affliction of (J)the afflicted,
and he has not (K)hidden his face from him,
but has heard, when he (L)cried to him.

25 From you comes my praise in the great (M)congregation;
my (N)vows I will (O)perform before those who fear him.
26 (P)The afflicted[b] shall (Q)eat and be satisfied;
those who seek him shall praise the Lord!
May your hearts (R)live forever!

27 All (S)the ends of the earth shall remember
and turn to the Lord,
and all (T)the families of the nations
shall worship before you.
28 For (U)kingship belongs to the Lord,
and he rules over the nations.

29 All (V)the prosperous of the earth eat and worship;
before him shall (W)bow all who go down to the dust,
even the one who could not (X)keep himself alive.
30 Posterity shall serve him;
it shall be told of the Lord to the coming (Y)generation;
31 they shall (Z)come and proclaim his righteousness to a people yet (AA)unborn,
that he has done it.


  1. Psalm 22:21 Hebrew answered
  2. Psalm 22:26 Or The meek
English Standard Version (ESV)

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Proverbs 5:15-21

15 Drink (A)water from your own cistern,
flowing water from your own well.
16 Should your (B)springs be scattered abroad,
streams of water (C)in the streets?
17 (D)Let them be for yourself alone,
and not for strangers with you.
18 Let your (E)fountain be blessed,
and (F)rejoice in (G)the wife of your youth,
19 a lovely (H)deer, a graceful doe.
Let her breasts (I)fill you at all times with delight;
be intoxicated[a] always in her love.
20 Why should you be intoxicated, my son, with (J)a forbidden woman
and embrace the bosom of (K)an adulteress?[b]
21 For (L)a man's ways are (M)before the eyes of the Lord,
and he (N)ponders[c] all his paths.


  1. Proverbs 5:19 Hebrew be led astray; also verse 20
  2. Proverbs 5:20 Hebrew a foreign woman
  3. Proverbs 5:21 Or makes level
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