Genesis 42:18-43:34, Matthew 13:47-14:12, Psalms 18:16-36, Proverbs 4:7-10
Today is the 21st day of January welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I am Brian and it is wonderful to be here with you today as we gather around the Global Campfire 21 days. So, when we finish our reading today, we will have completed three full weeks in the Bible and it will be three full weeks in the new year that we’re getting ourselves acclimated to. So, wonderful! Wonderful! We are well underway. I’m looking back at the last three weeks and saying to myself, the Bible is speaking a lot. There’s a lot that I’ve been able to consider and hopefully you too. There’s a lot going on. The Bible is so rich and full of things for us to examine that so deeply bring up the questions that we need to ask in our own lives. And, so, it’s great to be here with you today as we celebrate three weeks in the Bible together. And we’ll do what we do every day, which is to take the next step forward together. And picking up where we left off brings us back into the book of Genesis. We are navigating through the story of Joseph, who is now second in command in all of Egypt. A terrible famine is in the land. The land of Canaan has been affected. Joseph’s family is suffering because of the famine. His brothers, the ones who trafficked him have come to Egypt to find grain so that they can live, and they have ended up before Joseph their brother. He knows who they are. They don’t know who he is, and they have bowed down before him and he is accused of being spies. And, so, they’re a little unsettled to say the least. He’s demanding that one of the brothers go back to Canaan and get his little brother Benjamin and he’s gonna hold the other ones in prison until Benjamin gets back to prove that they’re not spies. And this is where we pick up the story. Genesis chapter 42 verse 18 through 43 verse 34.
Father, we thank you for your word and we thank you for bringing us three weeks into this year, safe and sound. We thank you for all that you have begun to shift and transform and shake loose within us as we simply engage with the Scriptures, as we simply allow them to wash into our lives and speak to us, speak truth to us. We are grateful. And, so, as we kind of bring to a close, our land this week we look at the last thing that was said from the Scriptures this week. Wisdom is supreme so get wisdom. And whatever else you get, get understanding. She will exalt you. Embrace her. She will honor you. She will place a garland of favor on your head. She will give you a crown of beauty. Father in our own strength we confess that we can only create wisdom out of our own personal experiences and then we can insulate ourselves and think that our own personal experiences and wisdom that we’ve derived from them is all that there is and we know more than everybody else when the truth is we can’t access the kind of wisdom that we need to navigate this life. We navigate ourselves into situations that we do not understand and cannot interpret all the time. And so often we find ourselves confused and blaming you for something you had nothing to do with. We need wisdom, we confess that. We thank you for the wisdom that we have been able to accumulate. We are asking through the power of your Holy Spirit and through the authority of the Scriptures that you increase our wisdom exponentially. May we be wise sons and daughters of your kingdom, and may we operate and interact with one another using wisdom. We need it now more than ever it seems and it’s only going to increase. Our need for discernment and wisdom is very vital and it has been vital for thousands of years as we are reading it from the Scriptures thousands of years ago. Give it to us as we seek as we humble ourselves before you as we open our hands to you as we open our hearts to you. Come fill us, we pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
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