5/27/2023 DAB Chronological Transcription

1 Chronicles 26- 29 and Psalm 127

Welcome to Daily Audio Bible Chronological. Today’s the 27th day of May. I’m Jill. Winding down this week together and what a beautiful week it has been being here with you. Thank you for allowing me to be here and sharing in your week with you. And thank you for making the Bible part of your week as well. What an amazing thing for anyone to do. Jumping right into the reading today. We’re reading First Chronicles 26, 27, 28 and 29. And then we will finish today with Psalm chapter 127. Today’s the last day that we are reading from The Voice translation 1 Chronicles, chapter 26.

Prayer:

Father, we thank you for your word today. We thank you for this week. We thank you for this pure privilege that we have to be in Your Word and to meet with you here in this space. Thank you for the words that you have spoke to us. I pray that every person has met them with conviction and not condemnation. I pray that we have heard them because our ears have been opened and our eyes have been opened to see and to hear that which you have desired to speak to us. I ask God that we would not just be hearers of the Word, but we would also be doers of Your Word. As we go out this week, as we let go of the things that we cannot do that are left undone, that are not ours to do, we leave them at your feet. But we go out as representatives of the love, of the mercy, of the compassion and the grace of Almighty God to those that we come in contact with and to ourselves first and foremost, that we would remember those things first and foremost to ourselves and that they would spill out on every person that we come in contact with. We consecrate this time that we have had with you to you, and we give ourselves to that which is new and waiting us as we turn the page together tomorrow for a brand new day. And I pray this now. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Announcements:

Thank you for this time that I’ve had with you. I now leave you in the very capable, very delicate and beautiful hands of my daughter, China. Hope you have a great week together and Lord willin and the creek don’t rise. I’ll see you the week after that. Until then, I’m Jill love one another.

Community Prayer Line:

Hi. This is Anonymous in Tulsa. I have a family member whose faith is so much stronger than mine that they don’t feel it necessary to even let me know that they are having surgery on Monday the 22nd, and that’s for cancer. And there’s another issue somewhere else in the body. But I know that if we all pray together for my family member and the strength of their family to go through all of this because it will require all kinds of stuff. I don’t know if they’re praying for miraculous healing, that once they get there, there’s nothing or that he recovers so well that it’s nothing. I don’t know which. Of course, we all pray for that, but we also know that the Lord’s will be done. I just pray that you guys will pray with me in that in all of that, the Lord’s will be done and his miraculous healing be done and that the surgery be not needed, but if so, that the surgeon’s knife be perfect. And thank you. I thank you all for my family member and their families in Jesus name.

Hi, DABC. Chronological. It’s the 21 May. My name’s Ian, and I’m sending out a prayer request for Gilda, the wife of Patrick, who passed away this morning. He had a bleed on the brain, and he also had cancer on his lung and in his stomach. I was sending out a request for him on the wall last night. In fact, I did send a request out on the wall last night and then this morning to get the news that he’s gone home. So now I just want to direct the prayers to Gilda, his wife, who needs uplifting right now because she’s really going through it. So I’m just asking you to pray, lift her up in prayer that God’s peace will be on her, because at this time, it’s very hard for even words to penetrate. So I just pray that you will just lift her up in prayer and that God will be there to wrap his arms around her and keep her. Thank you very much, and God bless you all. Bye bye.

This is Tilly from Florida calling in on May 21 for two people that left prayer request. One was a lady that left that prayer request for her friend who was having open heart operation today. It was on that day. And I really appreciate the fact that you knew that God’s timeline is a lot different than ours, that he knows the beginning from the end, and that he covers our past time, present time, and future time, and that you recognize that these prayers are retroactive no matter what time we pray. And the other one was for the girl that called in for her sister’s boyfriend, who had lymphoma. So, Father, God will lift both of these up to you and know that you’re the healer of all of us. You’re the healer of my heart, and you’re the healer of any type of cancer. Lymphoma that you know what the condition of my heart is, and you know the condition of the heart of that woman’s friend who is by now already recovered. So we thank you for those healings. We thank you for your touch. We thank you that by your stripes we’re healed body, soul and spirit. But right now, we lift up our bodies that are your temple in the name of Jesus and thank you in advance for touching both of these lives. In Jesus name, amen.

Hi. My name is Dina and I’m from Jamaica. I’ve been part of this community for.about a year and a half. I’ve been listening in, but it’s my first time calling in, and I’m just asking for some prayers for my friend. He’s 25. His name is Demarge, and he phoned out last week, Wednesday. It’s Sunday now. Sunday, May 21. To know that he has myeloma. If you know about that cancer of the plasma cells, it has no cure and I have not heard from him since last week, Wednesday, and I have been trying to contact him, and I’m getting worried, and I just need some support. I just need you guys to lift him up in your prayers. Thank you. 

05/25/2023 DAB Transcript

2 Samuel 7:1-8:18, John 14:15-31, Psalms 119:33-48, Proverbs 15:33

Today is the 25th day of May welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I am Brian it is wonderful to be here with you together around the Global Campfire as we gather from all points all over the earth and take the next step forward together in the Scriptures. And our next day leads us back into the book of second Samuel, where we are learning all about King David. And he is King David now, King of all Israel. And, so, were settling into his reign, and how he governed. Let’s pick up the story. Second Samuel chapters 7 and 8 today.

Commentary:

Okay. A couple of things that we should look at today from what we’ve read today in second Samuel. We see David is firmly on the throne of Israel. He is the King of all united Israel, and he has a palace now. Like the first time there’s a palace. And, so, there’s a national identity forming among the Israeli among Hebrew…Hebrew people. So, this is creating a sort of national interest, national pride and David’s looking around thinking, I live in a great place and yet though the…the Lord most high, the covenant, the chest, the ark of the covenant is still in this tent. Like…like that should be in a greater place than the King. So, he has in his mind to build a temple and he talks to the prophet Nathan about it. The prophet Nathan tells him to go ahead and do it. But then God comes to Nathan with a message for David and the message for David is essentially, when have I ever asked anybody to build me a house to live in? Like, haven’t I been in this tent? And the point isn’t that God likes tents and He likes camping. The point is that the tent was in the middle of the congregation, of the community, of…of the Hebrew people. It was in the middle. And, so, wherever they went this tent was in the middle of them. God moved around with them. He was mobile. He wasn’t stationary. There wasn’t a place that they had to go. He was with them. And, so, that is being established, that God is with them. So, David’s instructed that he’s not the one to build this monumental temple, that that day will come but it won’t be by his hands. He…he can prepare for it, but it will be his son. And, so, once again we see God showing us He’s not going to be boxed up. We’re not to build the box and say that’s the God box and God stays in that box and then I have the rest of my life and then I go to this God box. There’s not going to be that. God is establishing He is with us, among us, as He has always been.

And we flip over into the gospel of John and Jesus is giving the final…like He’s saying the final things He wants to say to His friends. In such a very short time He will be taken from them. And, so, this is when He is saying what He needs to say. And He’s saying so much of what Nathan was telling David, that God is with us, among us. And, so, Jesus told them and through them tell…tells us, if you love me obey me, Obey my commandments and I will ask the Father and He will give you a Helper an Advocate. He will give you the Holy Spirit, who will never leave you, the Holy Spirit, who will lead you into all truth. And, so, this advocate, the Holy Spirit that Jesus speaks of, this is an ambassador, a representative, a defender. Jesus is saying, I am giving you what you need. The Spirit will come and lead you and lead you on the pathway of truth. You will know what you are to do. So, isn’t it a little interesting if you take a step back that we are continually seeking after something that Jesus is saying He gave us, that we have it, that it’s available. So, let’s think about how often we ignore or don't…not necessarily specifically ignore, but don’t pay attention to this category at all. We don’t slow down and ask to be led into the truth, that we might see the way that we should go in the decisions that we should make when it’s available to us. Jesus equipped His disciples, and we are equipped in the same way. And then as far as like being with us and among us, Jesus said, look when I am raised to life again you will know that I am in the Father, and you are in Me and I am in you. Let let’s think about that. I am in my Father and you, which is us, are in me, which is Jesus. And I, which is Jesus, am in you, which is us. I’ve pondered that verse many many times, written about that verse because when I read what Jesus is saying I’m like, where does one begin and the other one end? Like where’s the distinction. And when I read what Jesus is saying I am in My Father. You are in me. I am in you. The best word I have ever come up to describe, at least the way I understand this, is intertwined. We are intertwined with one another. We are intertwined things with God. He is within us, which…that’s as intimate as it gets, right? That’s as intimate as it gets. And this is what is being described about our relationship with God through Jesus. He’s within us. What would it do if we constantly knew the reality that we are intertwined with God, that…that we aren’t abandoned, that we can’t be, that we are enveloped in an embrace that is going to go on forever and cannot be shaken or broken, that we cannot be separated because He’s in us. He’s become a part of who we are as we’ve relinquished control of who we think we are. How beautiful! How beautiful what Jesus is saying to His friends. How beautiful this reality that has been offered to us. Jesus isn’t done comforting His friends. My peace I give to you He says, peace that the world cannot give. So, don’t be troubled. Don’t be afraid. I’m pausing to let it sink into my own life. Why is this the thing that we so often lose sight of? Or maybe…maybe better put it, why are we always looking in places that cannot give us what we’re looking for. Jesus is saying, my peace I give to you not as the world can give. Why are we always looking for this peace that passes understanding in the things that we can manage and control when the peace that Jesus is talking about is beyond our control and beyond our grasp. It’s something given to us. So, Jesus is giving to His disciples what they’re going to need in the days that are to follow because He will be taken from them and they’re gonna need to learn to navigate in the message that He taught them and live the way that He modeled for them and we’re in the same situation. So, Jesus words at this last meal in this last gospel the last time we will pass by this territory this year, they seem to contain what we’re looking for in our lives. But we have to understand that to access what Jesus is offering us is to lay down our lives and be resurrected anew, where Christ is within, where we are intertwined with God, where we are in that space where peace passes understanding. It’s what were looking for but so often we look to Jesus to come be an add-on, the frosting to our cake, to make everything great when we’re just simply invited to be a part of His story. And, so, going back through this territory, the 14th chapter of John what Jesus has to say to his disciples is so comforting because they are words given to us to comfort us when we don’t know what’s happening just like they did not.

Prayer:

So, Jesus, we love you and we thank you so profoundly. We are so humbled by what you…what you so lovingly bestowed on your disciples and so lovingly have given to us as words to live by. And we confess that they’re challenging because you’ve given us what we’re looking for and we still look for it in all the wrong places. And we ask your forgiveness and we run to you, and take comfort in you and say Holy Spirit, come be our comfort, be our helper, be our advocate. Lead us into all truth we pray. In the name of Jesus we ask. Amen.

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

Community Prayer and Praise:

Coming soon…

5/24/2023 DAB Transcript

2 Samuel 4:1-6:23, John 13:31-14:14, Psalm 119:17-32, Proverbs 15:31-32

Today is the 24th day of May, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian. It is wonderful to be here with you today, as we gather and take the next step forward on our journey. A journey that takes us through this year. A journey that takes us through every word and every verse, every chapter of the book of the Bible. So, we started our journey several months back and we have been doing exactly that, each and every day, following the path that has led us all the way into the book of Second Samuel, where we are now learning about David. And we’ve already learned an awful lot about David we are learning about David’s ascension to the throne of Israel as Israel’s second king. He was king in Hebron, but he is to become king of all Israel. And so, let’s pick up the story, Second Samuel chapters 4, 5 and 6 today.

Commentary:

Okay so, real quick, in Second Samuel today, David now is the king of all Israel. The rival king, Ish-bosheth, Saul’s remaining air was assassinated, and the assassins brought the head of Ish-bosheth to David and David did to them, the same that he did when he got the news of Saul being killed, those men were killed. And you could be like well, that’s, I mean gosh, how do you get into the good graces of the King besides kill the King’s enemies. The person that wanted to kill David is now dead, shouldn’t that be a good thing? But people are watching David and there is a distinction between the things that happened during war and the things that happened during peace that are under the cover of night. And assassination well, for David that’s more in the realm of God. If Ish-bosheth should be dead, then God will handle it, but the person that is willing to raise their hand against the anointed one of God, gets dealt with. And so, David’s setting example about his own leadership but he’s also lived that example toward Saul. So, the people have seen this character and it’s been a straight line. It’s been a consistent thing, that hasn’t been situational depending on how bad of an enemy tie that was David’s. David has a clear conscience and clear consistency, and the people see it and they follow him, and he is now the King.

Then we turn over to the Gospel of John and we are now moving through the Last Supper and the passion narrative, the last days of Jesus. And we are in the Gospel of John, my friends. It’s hard to believe that we are almost at the end of another one of our months, and this being the fifth month. This is the last time we move through this territory because we’re moving through the last of the four Gospels. So, we need to pay attention to what happens here and what gets said here, because we have to imagine the gravity of the situation of Jesus final meal, and that mere hours and He will be taken from them and so He won’t be able to teach them anymore, He won’t be able to able to interpret what’s going on for them. He won’t be able to be their Rabbi and comfort them and help them learn. They, He will be taken from them, and they will be on their own. And so, He has some things to say in these final moments of serenity before everything gets blown up. Yesterday, we observed Jesus, after the meal, take off his robe, and get down on his knees and wash the feet and wash the grime and dust off the feet of His disciples, telling them that He’s given them an example, like He blatantly told them, this is the example, if I, Your master and Lord are doing this for you, then you should do this for each other. This is how you’re supposed to live. Then we move into today’s reading and Jesus has some profound things that we simply cannot ignore. And we actually have to consider and live into. Jesus said, I give you a new command, love each other deeply and fully, remember the ways that I have loved you, and demonstrate your love for others in those same ways. In other words, love one another as I have loved you, by this everyone will know that you are my disciples, by the way that you demonstrate your love for one another. I don’t know guys; I think we could sit and just ponder that one until we get it. It is by our love for one another that the world is compelled toward the Gospel. Like, it’s not all of our nice, neat evangelism tactics and all of our processes. These are fine, but it is our love for one another that Jesus said. Like that’s the calling card. People will know you are My disciples by your love for one another. What does that look like in our lives? And oh, my goodness, we have work to do, significant work to do. If this is how we’re going to be known. And then, we move forward and what Jesus is teaching in his last meal, and he says something that is so poignant for me that I will never forget it. He says don’t get lost in despair. Believe in God and keep on believing in me. My Father’s home is designed to accommodate all of you, if there were not room for everyone, I would’ve told you that. I’m going to make arrangements for your arrival, we’ll be there to greet you personally and welcome you home. Where we’ll be together. I love that, I love that so very much. I go to prepare a place for you, then I’ll come and get you so that you’ll be where I am. I think the part that, that is so poignant for me because this, this verse right here, this takes me back to my mom’s passing several years ago. And coming to this passage, I mean her death was a monumental thing to happen in my life. It changed me in lots of ways that I’m still, still trying to figure out, her…her…her presence in the world. The presence of my parents being gone. And so, I just remember one evening sitting in a chair and coming through this verse, don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God and trust in me. In my father’s house are many mansions, right, many rooms. And here’s the part, if this were not so I would’ve told you. Why would I tell you I’m going to prepare a place for you if I’m not coming to get you. I personally, I hope, I hope in the words of Jesus there. I hope in that. Can you imagine the disciples, I mean, this, these are words they need the hear imminently. In hours, He’s going to be taken from them. They’re going to need to hear this, so He is so kind that even though what He’s got to face is upon His shoulders and what He’s got to face is unthinkable, unthinkable: death by crucifixion after being tortured. That’s just the physical aspect of it, but all of the falseness and the injustice of it, all of the sin that He has to take upon himself. Like the weight of that, I can’t even, we, no one, who could possibly fathom what we’re talking about here. And yet, with all that weight on His shoulders, Jesus is still being kind and giving His friends what they need to know, that even though He’s going to be taken, and even though they’re not going to understand, they need to remember He will not leave them and that they should not have troubled hearts. He is preparing a place, if it were not so, He would’ve told them. I mean, man none of us are facing what they were facing. But what does that do when we think about the anxiety that is hovering over us. The fear that is chasing behind us. What if we hear Jesus say, you’re going to be okay, don’t let your hearts be troubled. I have you, if it were not so I would’ve told you. It’s almost too beautiful to talk about. And then Jesus told them, I am the way, I am the truth, I am the life. And that is what we’re looking for, the way, the truth, and the life. Like isn’t that what this consciousness, this existence, this is getting up every day and moving through a day, isn’t this what we’re looking for? The way to do this, the truth about it: life. And Jesus is saying, I am what you are looking for, you have found what you seek. So, Jesus is being so kind and so revealing and so deeply ministering to their hearts in ways that they need to know. And so, but it’s not just comfort, like he is comforting them, but then he bestows power upon them. He says I tell you the truth, whoever believes in me will be able to do what I have done, they will do even greater things because I am returning to the Father. That is profound. First of all, Jesus insists that He’s telling the truth about it, right out of the gate. I’m telling you the truth. And then He tells us that…that we’re commissioned and have been given the same power to do the same works that Jesus was doing after the same way that He was doing it. In other words, we are invited to become Christ-like to reveal God in this world the way that Jesus did, to be the hands and feet of Jesus, to follow His example of loving one another, knowing that we will not be abandoned and knowing that we are empowered to live this life. These are the things that the final Gospel, the Gospel of John tells us about Jesus final meal and the wisdom and insight and love, that He wanted to bestow upon His friends before He was taken. May we drink deeply today because Jesus was showing His friends what life was going to look like after his departure, but they were going to need to know how they were going to need to shape their lives. And we are in the same situation and our lives are to be shaped in the same way, with the same hope, with the same power. Let’s think about that today.

Prayer:

Holy Spirit, we invite You to help us think about this. Some of these things are, like profound game changers to the way that we actually live, we live like we’re running away from things, we live half defeated on any given day, we live all kinds of ways, swirling and anxiety, worries, the cares of this life, all kinds of things. And so, we stay close to You and call upon You to help us navigate those things because we need You, we need Your help. But if this flip could be made and we realized no, it’s not really about those cares and concerns and obligations and responsibilities, it’s about loving each other and revealing God. And some of our paradigms change, and some of our assumptions get challenged, and we invite You into that, Holy Spirit. Lead us into all truth, this is our constant prayer, lead us into the truth that we might know the truth and that the truth might set us free, transforming us, that we might live full, productive, open, happy, fulfilled lives in Your presence. Come into this Jesus, we ask in Your name. Amen.

Announcements:

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

Prayer and Encouragements:

Good morning, Family, this is John from Texas calling in for my amazing wife. I’ve called in a couple times and want to thank you again for all your prayers. I know my wife listens to every prayer, the community prayer and prays for each of you. And I know that as we continue to lift one another up in prayer, the Lord will break through. I believe prayer is like a muscle that must be exercised daily to see breakthrough, to see benefit, to see change. And so, I continue to pray because I know there’s nothing impossible with the Lord. If He can raise Lazarus out of the grave, He can heal any affliction, He can deal with any problem, there’s nothing that He doesn’t know about and there’s nothing that He doesn’t have a solution for. And so, I know He has a solution and a healing for my wife, as He does for every one of your prayers. And so, we say thank you Lord, for all that You’ve done and all that You’re doing in our lives. And we know that as we hear each of you cry out to You with our different needs, there’s none of them that You don’t hear. And so, Father, we give You the glory for these things. We lift these things up to you and we say, thank You Father for all that You’ve done, all that You’re doing, and all that’s to come in our lives. In Jesus name I pray these things. Amen.

Hey, Daily Audio Bible Family, this is Summer the Songbird in Nebraska. It is May 20th. Ooohh, those prayer requests today. So, Holy Spirit, we life up Our Little Girl, who’s suddenly facing really scary mental illness challenges, Lord. We lift up the family, we want freedom for this child, freedom from any spiritual attack, mental attack, physical attack, Lord. We speak health into this child, into these relationships. And…and comfort her family and help them through a very scary thing and to not give in to or cling to fear but cling to You. In Jesus name. I want to lift up Jeremiah and I think it was Christine in North Carolina. Jeremiah’s moved across the world and is facing so many challenges. And Christine needs to move. Lord, I ask, thank You for moving Jeremiah on this great adventure, to this new place. Please guide him through it and let it be the change he needs. And show Christine the paths she needs, the place she needs to go. These big challenging moves can be so scary and be so hard, and we just know that You are hand is on it. We love You Jesus. Be glorified through all of these things. Praise You, in Jesus name.

Hey, family, it’s Jesse from Washington. I just need prayers. A friend of mine’s sister has had some drug and addiction problems. She’s been on and off the streets for years. She recently overdosed herself and was admitted to the ER. And then, the family, you know, said hey, doctors, let us know before you discharge her so we can get her some help. And she just took off. So now, she’s on the streets. They don’t know where she is, everyone’s stressed out. She has 8 siblings plus a mother and father. So, it’s really affecting a lot of people. So, just, I guess, please pray that her name’s Myra. Just pray that she gets the help that she needs. That Jesus can just open her heart to getting some help and accepting help. And that, she reach out to somebody in the family and starts that process. Alright ya’ll, love you. Thank you, have a good weekend. Bye.

This is Julie and Chris from Texas. And we are just calling in on the 19th of May as we celebrate our 15th anniversary. And just want to call in to give God praise for that and glory. And then also just lift up all of the couples out there. So, we’re just going to read together. So, Lord, we just thank You for Your hand of love over our lives and in receiving Your love we are able to love each other as You love us. And so, I just thank you Father God, for all of the couples out there, that You would just, You would show them love in a way that is new and fresh to them and You would just revive their love for one another in new ways as well, Lord. That You are a God that moves from glory to glory, and we give You praise for that in our own lives, and we speak that over the lives of our brothers and sisters in this community.

It’s hard to remain neutral when it comes to today’s affairs.
Everybody wants God to hear their prayers.
The worlds been given strong dillusion and God is not the author of confusion.
Many things that were once right are now considered to be wrong.
Causing many Christians to questions where they actually belong
In terms of their thinking and perspectives
Their political view and use of infectives
And that paints a picture of the future that looks pretty grim.
But it’s not our job to judge or condemn.
Because we realize there’s still a lot of wheat in the midst of the tears
Especially when it comes to today’s affairs.
We also realize that there’s nothing God can’t change.
And no set of circumstances that he can’t rearrange.
Political correctness and the world ever shifting mood,
Should never form the basis for a Christians attitudes.
Our standard for truth is based on Holy Spirit proof.
And our uncompromising stance is rooted in love.
Give glory and honor to the Father above.
Reflecting His light as we endeavor to live right.
But fervently keeping the faith, especially when it comes to today’s affairs.
Because we realize, there’s still a lot of wheat in the midst of the tares.
blindtony1016@gmail.com I’d like to give a shout out to Delta Alpha Foxtrot and Tony the truck driver who has a son named AJ. Haven’t heard from either one of you in a while. Know you’re both are very much loved, thought of often and prayed for regularly. And once again Brian and the Hardin Family, thank you for this wonderful podcast for God’s Holy Spirit to flow, keep in flowing ya’ll. Alright, bye bye.  

5/22/2023 DAB Transcript

2 Samuel 1:1-2:11, John 12:20-50, Psalm 118:19-29, Proverbs 15:27-28

Today is the 22nd day of May, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian. It is wonderful to be here with you today, as we gather around the Global Campfire and take the next step forward together.

Introduction to the Book of Second Samuel:

We’re kind of flipping the page here, as we get going today, because we concluded the book of First Samuel yesterday. And the way that the book of First Samuel ends, is that David and his men are going into battle against Israel. They’re going into battle as Philistines, when they are sent home, not allowed to go into battle because the Philistines are worried that during the battle David and his men will turn on the Philistines and that will cement him in the good graces of Israel’s King and David will hand a lot of dead Philistines over to Israel in the process. So, they won’t let them go into battle. They won’t let them go in the battle. They send them home to Ziklag, the town that they were given. When they get to Ziklag, they find that the Amalekites have raided, all throughout the region, and have burned their town down and taken everything away. And so, David and his men go in pursuit and are able to recover everything. Meanwhile, though, there was a battle brewing up in the north, a battle that David was sent away from, a battle that subsequently occurred and the Philistines were victorious, and in the process of being victorious, they were successful in killing Israel’s first king, King Saul and his sons the princes of Israel: Jonathan, Abinadab and Milkashua. And, of course, Jonathan and David were deeply, deeply close friends. David doesn’t know all of this has happened yet, he’s had his hands full because they got back, and their town was burned, and they had to deal with an issue of their own and recovering their families. So, David doesn’t know that Saul is dead or that his friend Jonathan is dead. As we turn the page now and prepare to begin Second Samuel our focus will become upon David, whereas First Samuel led us through the life and times of King Saul and introduced us to David, and how he became famous, and how Saul became so deeply paranoid about David. But now, as we move into Second Samuel we’ll learn about David and we will see a sharp contrast, not only in character, but in leadership. And we can assume that Saul’s dead so, David becomes the king, and that’s that, it just happens by default. But David isn’t just automatically going to become king of anything, he’s not part of a royal line. And so, it’s not going to happen just like that. David will first become king of Judah, which is the tribe that he’s from, and he will set up a governance and establish kingdom in Judah, in the city of Hebron, where he will rule. But it will take some time for him to become the king of Israel because Saul does have a remaining son, his name Ishbosheth, and he will be declared the king of Israel in his father’s place. So, it will take some time and we will read through the story and see how it happens that David becomes the king of all Israel. But with that said, let’s open the book to the first chapter of Second Samuel and today we will read chapter 1 verse 1 through 2 verse 11.

Prayer:

Father, we thank You for Your word and we thank You for this new territory that we move into in the book of Second Samuel, as we begin to focus our attention on the story of Israel’s second King David, a man after your own heart. And we have this opportunity to begin to contrast the character of Saul, the character of David and we find characteristics of ourselves in each of these people. Holy Spirit, lead us. We too want to be men and women after your own heart. And so, as we learn about this person, open our hearts to what You have for us, may we have eyes to see and ears to hear we pray, in Jesus name. Amen.

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

Prayer and Encouragements:

Hello, my DAB Family, this is Jamie in New Jersey, Standing on the Word of God. I humbly ask you to please pray with me. Dear Father in Heaven, renew our strength and fill us with Your supernatural power to overcome each obstacle on our paths. Help us to serve You in Your strength today, to be strong according to Your word. Nothing is too difficult for You, nothing we ask for today is beyond Your reach or Your power. Thank You, that our needs and desires are known to You before we ask them. You see our weaknesses and You alone can provide us with the strength and the power to overcome whatever comes our way. Help us not to turn from Your word and to follow the path You have set before us. We want to act in the strength of Your wisdom wherever we go. Grant us the strength that comes from knowing Your word. May it be the source of wisdom and success in our lives each day. We pray in Jesus name. Amen. Thank you for praying with me, my brothers and sisters. May we never forget that God’s word is truth. I love you all. Have a good night.

Hello, DAB Family, this is Diana from Florida. And I want to pray for the man who lost his son at the age of 24 years old. And I just want to say, I’m so sorry for your loss. My brother committed suicide in 1992, he was also 24. And you’re right when you say that the grief doesn’t end because the service ends. Every now and again you will mourn. And even though I didn’t know my brother too well, I was three when he committed suicide, I still mourn the fact that I never knew him, as well as, I would have loved to. So, let me pray. Dear Jesus, I thank You so much for this man’s heart, to pray for all the young men and women who have come of age during the pandemic. I pray that You meet him and his family at their point of need right now, oh Lord God, as they mourn the loss of their son. I pray in the name of Jesus that You would comfort them. For Your word promises that Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted. May You comfort them with the people around, with the walk that he took, I hope he takes more and more walks, that he would experience You in a way that he hasn’t before. And Father, in the name of Jesus, I pray that You would uplift and encourage him as he mourns the loss of his son.

Hey, family, I have a real request this morning for prayer. I used to be part of a cult and I took my younger sisters along and eventually after a couple of years, God took me out of that place. And took one of my sisters out even before I left. But one of my sisters CeCe, she’s still there. And you know, I’m praying, I don’t think I’ve been praying enough. I thought maybe after she’s out Un’y she’ll leave but it seems like she’s being more sucked in and become more committed. And I received a message from her this morning, letting me know that she’s in a serious relationship and I just started to panic because marriage just adds an extra layer of complexity to it. If she marries there, it’s even more unlikely that she’ll come out. So, I just want to ask you to pray that I will have the strength and diligence to keep praying for her. That God will show her the truth and the way. And if it’s His desire for her to come out with this person that she’s in the relationship with, that they’ll come out into the truth together. And if He wants to separate them by you know, His mighty hand, He will separate the one who is trying to keep her from the truth in truly knowing him. So, please pray for CeCe and …

Hey, DAB Family, this is John from Indiana. A message for the father who on May 16th had a memorial remembering his sons’ precious life. Ten years ago, I had to do the same thing to my son, who took his life as well. And so, this father, I want you to know that you are being prayed for and your family. And you’ll make it through this. You will, you will receive the blessing of the Father in heaven, who lost His son as well. He will be with you; He will be with all members of your family. And He will carry you through this in ways that will astonish you. He is faithful and He is good, and He has called your son home for sovereign purposes. And He’ll use this event in your life and your family’s life and all his friends’ lives to draw them to the truth of His love and of His power. And I just want you to know brother that I’ve made it to the other side of this and you will too. He is good. Please reach out to me if you can my personal email is chooselifenow41@gmail.com. I love you.

I this is Oleana, Jesus Worshiper in Del Rae Beach. Thank you, Daily Audio Bible, thank you community for praying, for praying daily for all the things that are going on in this world. A special thank you for praying for my home country Ukraine. There is so many people hurting right now. The ones that stayed, the ones that left the country, they are just falling apart. People are in constant depression; people are losing their jobs they cannot feed their families anymore. There is a lot of things that come with war, as you know. A lot of kid’s trauma. So, thank you that a lady just called in today is the 19th, so the lady called in and prayed for Ukraine. It just melted my heart. It was so sweet of you. Thank you, sister. May God grant you everything else that you prayed for. I appreciate it so much. And just wanted to tell you, even though I not, don’t struggle with it, but for everybody who has struggled with big weight, I wanted to say, please repeat this prayer after me. Heavenly Father, I would like, with everything that I have, including my body, to honor You. This is the temple of the Holy Spirit Lord. Lord, please, grant, grant us help that we may show the glory to You with our body. Give us the perfect weight. I know that You see us perfect, Lord, in Jesus ….

05/21/2023 DAB Transcript

1 Samuel 29:1-31:13, John 11:55-12:19, Psalms 118:1-18, Proverbs 15:24-26

Today is the 21st day of May welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I am Brian and it is wonderful to be here with you today as we greet another shiny sparkly week and launch into it together. It’s all out in front of us and thankfully we have the guidance of the Scriptures to lead our steps forward. And, so, let’s walk with boldness and gratitude into this week together that we get to live and write the stories of our lives on. And let’s take the next step forward together. This week we’ll read from The Voice translation. And picking up where we left off, first Samuel chapters 29, 30, and 31 today.

Prayer:

Father, we thank You for Your word and for this brand-new week to live under its shadow and in its guidance. And we ask Holy Spirit that You would lead us. And even as we have finished the book of first Samuel today and prepare tomorrow to go into some new territory. Come Jesus lead us deeper and deeper into the truth so that this is what we see, and we see clearly what is false. Lead us into the truth we pray in Your name. Amen.

Community Prayer and Praise:

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5/20/2023 DAB Transcript

1 Samuel 26:1-28:25, John 11:1-54, Psalm 117:1-2, Proverbs 15:22-23

Today is the 20th day of May, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian. It is great to be here with you today as we reach the conclusion of another week, as we move through today’s reading, and they just go by day-by-day, step-by-step, week-by-week, month-by-month and then all of a sudden, we find ourselves in May, or we find ourselves in some of the month and it’s like the year just began. But here we are, and we’re here to take the next step forward. And the next step forward leads us back into the saga of early Israel and Israel’s first King Saul and this boy who had to grow up fast, who is also been anointed to be a future king, named David, and Saul’s relentless efforts to destroy and kill David before, well before he believes that this household will be destroyed by David. And we’re learning a lot about the character of people as we watch the story and we’re learning a lot about the…the places that the roads lead by the choices that we make. And so, let’s pick up the story today. First Samuel chapters 26, 27, and 28.

Prayer:

Father, we thank You for Your word and yes, what the Proverbs says is so true, a word at the right time how good and we thank You that these words come regularly from the Scriptures into our lives and how good they are. And when we become available to You and aware of Your presence and can speak a word, how good when we can say at the right time. Help us to watch out for these opportunities that You bring our way. Father, we also thank You for the territory that we are in the Scriptures as we continue this journey between David and Saul’s life. We clearly see David holding on for dear life, depending on You to be the deliverer, You would to be the only Savior and his hope was in You alone. And then we watch Saul, at this point, having things having gotten so convoluted that he’s bringing up Samuel from the dead with the spiritists, trying to find out what he is supposed to do. So, we are watching these paths and they have deviated, and they are going in different directions, and we look forward to watching the story unfold and applying it to our lives. Thank You for this week. Thank You for loving us and being patient with us. We thank You for all that You have done and all that You are doing and all that You have yet to do in this year in our hearts. So, we love You and we worship You and we give word, voice to our gratitude. We pray all this in the name of Jesus. Amen.

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If you want to partner with the Daily Audio Bible. Thank you, humbly, we couldn’t do what we’re doing if we didn’t do it together, and thankfully day-by-day, step-by-step, we’re moving forward through this year into the Scriptures, and through life together and so thank you, humbly for your partnership. There is a link on the homepage at dailyaudiobible.com. If you’re using the app, you can press the Give button in the upper right-hand corner or the mailing address is P.O. Box 1996 Springhill, Tennessee 37174.

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

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

Prayer and Encouragements:

Hello, this is Jeremiah. I’m calling in for prayer because I just moved to an entirely different country, and I don’t fluently speak the language and I’m missing my friends back in America and it’s difficult. And on top of that, I am having a very big change to my schedule whenever that happens, and everything goes crazy and I don’t know how to take it. And also, there is someone that I like back in America and my brain is possibly thinking about them a bit too much and over thinking situations and I’d like, they don’t know that I like them. I’d like this. I’d like to not like them anymore or at least be able to think differently, to where I’m not consumed by it. And that I’d be able to find good friends here and form community that would be able to keep each other accountable. And that I’d be able to do more things because I feel like I’m not doing enough. I can’t remember the last time, really, I preached the Gospel, or should I say I remember the last time but it was, it was years ago. And, and I’m also have been injured for about a year and ½ and I’m running out of time for this prayer request. There’s lots of other stuff going on and I don’t even know how to talk about in the next 10 seconds so. Keep me in your prayers please. Thank you. God bless.

Hi, Daily Audio Bible. This is Christie, God’s Flower in South Carolina. I don’t normally call in, but I always hear your prayers and pray for you all. Thank you, Brian and all your family, for all that you do for us. This is a lifesaving podcast. Anyways, I’m calling today because I have been taking care of my parents for the past 7 years and I have to move out of their house due to they both have passed away. And I have to find a new house, but I don’t know what kind of money that involves, etc. And I just need your prayers for clarity to find the right home for my animals and I and for all of my mom’s plants. And I want to find a forever home. I feel so grateful that I was able to take care of my parents for the past 7 years. And see them to the end, for them to go to heaven. But I guess I’m, time for me to start a new journey and I’m scared, and I don’t know which way to turn. And I need your prayers. Thank you, guys. I really appreciate it.

Hi, Daily Audio Bible Family. I have been a long-time listener and am calling for the first time due to an urgent need in our family. I’m calling anonymously too, until we know for sure what’s going on. Our precious little girl, she’s nearly 8, her personality has suddenly changed in the last several months. There’s just something different and her grades went from excellent to falling. We got a text from a teacher at school that she was alone on the playground crying. And this is a little girl who is always surrounded by friends and so joyful. But she was alone on the playground crying and the teacher talked to her, and she said she had seen people following her and watching her and she was scared. And now she’s seeing people following her and watching her everywhere, even at home. Even in the bathroom. And we were told by a therapist that even though she’s young and it’s rare, it could be schizophrenia. And we are just, we are just devastated. So, we are coming against this, in the name of Jesus, we’re coming against mental illness. This little one, we didn’t know she was ours and we found her a couple months after, she was with her biological mother who is now in jail. Anyway, she was severely neglected and very malnourished when we got her. But she’s been doing great and now we have this. And everybody is scared, the family is scared so we just stand up against the fear and in faith and ask that you would pray with us. Thank you so much. We’re calling her Our Little Girl, thank you.

James the Teacher, this is the Road Toad. I heard you recently say that you have messed up all the gifts that God gave you. And that hit me. I want to share with you something. And that is that Hebrews 8:12 says that I will be merciful to their iniquities, our iniquities and I will hold their sins against them no more. I will not remember them anymore. So, the other day I was at a meeting and in that meeting the leader said, “I’ll explain to you what that means. When he says, I will remember your sins against you no more, he’s not gonna hold that sin against us. He’s not going to punish us for our sins, because a punishment has already been given.” Now, you and I, we can punish ourselves, we can beat ourselves up over passed sins. But God doesn’t do it and He doesn’t want us too either. This is the 17th.

05/19/2023 DAB Transcript

1 Samuel 24:1-25:44, John 10:22-42, Psalms 116:1-19, Proverbs 15:20-21

Today is the 19th day of May welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I’m Brian it is always fantastic to be here together around the Global Campfire gathering and taking the next step forward together. And, so, it is a joy to be here with you today. And our next step for leads us back into the drama that we have going in…in the book of first Samuel, the drama between King Saul and David, who is the king’s son-in-law at this point, but who is also a fugitive on the run, trying to stay alive at this point as King Saul does everything in his power to try to find, locate, and kill David. So, let’s pick up the story. First Samuel 24 and 25 today.

Commentary:

Okay. So, in first Samuel today…well…a couple of things. First of all, Samuel died, and he was buried at his house in Ramah and everybody mourn for him and that’s all were told. Samuel died. All Israel gathered together and mourned for him. They buried him at his house in Ramah. There isn’t a lot of pageantry about it in the Bible. It’s just that Samuel being the last judge of Israel and a prophet of God, we should at least take a moment here and say, okay, so Samuel’s passed from the story and we’re moving on without this prophetic voice of Samuel in Saul’s life or in David’s life. But we have kind of journeyed with Saul and David. We saw the whole thing unfold. We saw how David got famous. We saw how paranoid Saul got about David. And we’ve been watching David be on the run, doing everything he can to protect his family, but just trying to stay alive as Saul pursues him. Today we sort of turned a corner in that story, and now the character of the two men is becoming very very clearly apparent. It’s becoming clearly apparent to us, the readers of the Scriptures as we read the story, but it was also becoming very apparent to those who were near David and observing him. So, one of the scenes that we experienced today in today’s reading was that Saul and his men are hiding near the oasis of Ein Gedi. The oasis of Ein Gedi is a place until this very day, and it's…it’s quite near the Dead Sea. So, we are in the desert. We are very near the Dead Sea. We are really near the lowest point on earth below sea level, which is the Dead Sea. And the oasis of Ein Gedi just is…is a fresh water source in the desert that’s running down from Jerusalem toward the lowest point on earth. So, there’s a water source there and there are caves all throughout that area all over that area and can continuing further north and south of Ein Gedi. So, just a little north of Ein Gedi would be like the caves of Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. So, there’s caves all over this area. But the fresh water source at Ein Gedi would’ve been necessary. So, David is hiding in the caves of Ein Gedi, and we were just there not too long ago. And there are…there are photographs of Ein Gedi in Promised Land, photographs from the land of the Bible, the picture book from land of the Bible. Ein Gedi is covered in the Promised Land film. So, you can kinda go see all this for yourself. But this is the place where we locate ourselves in today’s reading. the king, king Saul has elite troops hunting David, searching for David, and the king is leading them. They’re trying to find David and his men to kill him. David’s hiding in a cave with his men. Saul’s gotta go to the bathroom. This is a funny…really, really, funny story to me in its own way because of what’s just not being said here. Saul’s with his elite troops. If he’s gotta go the bathroom he’s gonna go to the bathroom unless he needs some privacy. And he needs some privacy. So, he needs a little privacy to do his business, his royal business. And, so, he…goes into a cave as the Scriptures tell us, to relieve himself and David and his men are in the back of the cave. So, Saul…Saul comes into the cave, right? Probably takes his robe off or whatever, sets it aside or whatever, moves it around, however, and he squats down and he’s doing his business, and this is being observed and witnessed and he doesn’t know that. And, so, here is David with his mortal enemy with his trousers around his ankles basically like completely vulnerable. He could be killed so easily. And David creeps up behind the king as the king is focusing his attention on what he’s doing, and David is able to cut off a little square, a little patch off the king’s robe and retreat back into the cave. And the king finishes up what he’s doing and adjusts himself and gets ready and goes back out to lead his men and that’s when David comes out of the cave. My father, right? King Saul. He calls to the king, and there is a small discussion. David is essentially saying, why…you know that…why are you…what do you think you’re gonna win if you kill me? Like, I'm…I’m…am I more valuable than a dead dog or a flea? Who am I? You are the king. Who am I? And and what have I done? In what way have I sinned against you? In what way have I been been disloyal to our nation? In what way have I sinned against God’s anointed, the king of Israel? And that’s when David reveals that he had cut off a patch from Saul’s robe. And he tells him, the Lord delivered you into my hand. You…you could be dead right now, like literally. You’ve been searching and searching everywhere high and low to find me to kill me and do you could be dead right now with your blank eyes staring at the ceiling of a cave. You could be dead. You were delivered into my hand, but I will not lift my hand against God’s anointed. Everybody is seeing this. These elite troops of Israel are seeing this. David’s men are seeing this. The king is…is remorseful and repents in this in this moment. He is seeing this. He confesses that he’s seeing this. So, this is a moment in the story where observing the character and the actions of these people is important as we understand where the pathways of Saul and David lead. David has led with character, and it’s being seen and it’s going to matter. It’s actually going to matter a lot as we continue forward in the story.

Prayer:

Father, we thank you for your word and we thank you for stories like this that intertwined lives and pathways are forged and we see where the road lead leads and we see where the actions lead and we see the character of people and where their lives take them. Holy Spirit come and shine the light of truth into our own hearts, into our own character. Illuminate the path that we are walking as we observe the paths that Saul and David are walking and show us the narrow path that leads to life, the only path we want to be walking. We ask this in the name of Jesus our Lord. Amen.

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If you want to partner with the Daily Audio Bible, thank you humbly. We wouldn't…we wouldn’t be a Global Campfire if we didn’t throw logs on the fire and thankfully this is burning bright and there is a place for us every day step-by-step day by day. If that is life-giving to you then thank you for your partnership. There is a link on the homepage at dailyaudiobible.com. If you’re using the app, you can press the Give button in the upper right hand corner or the mailing address is PO Box 1996 Spring Hill Tennessee 37174.

And, as always, if you have a prayer request or encouragement, you can hit the Hotline button in the app. That’s the little red button up at the top or you can dial 877-942-4253.

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

Community Prayer and Praise:

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5/18/2023 DAB Transcript

1 Samuel 22:1-23:29, John 10:1-21, Psalm 115:1-18, Proverbs 15:18-19

Today is the 18th day of May, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian, it is wonderful to be here with you today. It’s great to gather here around the Global Campfire and just be cozy and safe and allow the Scriptures to come into our lives as we open our hearts to them. What a wonderful thing that we get to do every day. So glad we can be together. And let’s dive in and take that next step forward and of course, that…that next step begins where we left off and that happens to be in the book of First Samuel right now, where we are continuing to watch the intertwining of King Saul’s life with David’s life. Saul wants David dead and that is intertwining their lives because David doesn’t want to be dead. And so, he’s on the run and having to grow up really fast. And we see sharp contrasts between these two men. So, let’s pick up the story. First Samuel chapters 22 and 23 today.

Commentary:

Okay so, as we continue the journey through First Samuel at this point now, it’s pretty clear. David is a fugitive, and he is literally on the run and the king and his army, the armies of Israel are trying to find him and kill him. So, if we can just step back for a second and put ourselves in David’s shoes for a moment, we can imagine the level of anxiety and disruption that he would be feeling. He was a shepherd. He was a shepherd boy and then he slew a giant and everything is tipped upside down since then for David, it’s been erratic. He’s had to grow up fast, he’s had to learn quick and now he’s literally like, he’s literally on the run moving from place to place to place to stay alive, as the king pursues him. Once again, Saul and David worship the same God, believe the same things, but are having very different experiences. David is learning that his only hope for survival is the hand of God and that is changing him from within, as we will see. Meanwhile what’s in Saul’s mind is not God, it’s David and all the stories he’s making up about David. And Saul is pretty much insane with paranoia, at this point. We saw this horrible story about the priest Ahimelech, who was summoned before the king for giving service to David. And Ahimelech, the priest of God, has his whole household of priests, 85 priests wearing their priestly garments. Like, this is a big deal. And Ahimelech’s just saying to the king, listen, we would never betray you. And why would, why would David do what you are accusing him of like, he’s one of your most trusted allies like, we’ve…we’ve sought God for him before. We’re not doing anything wrong here. But what ends up happening is that King Saul demands that the entire priestly family be killed by the edge of the sword. Like, what a horrible, what horrible scene, what a horrible way to die. And the servants of the king, they won’t strike down the priests, it’s Doeg, this person who witnessed David and Ahimelech speaking, that kills these people, it's…it’s madness. But this is what we’re supposed to see, these two paths, the path of Saul, the path of David that are intertwined, but are…but are going to end completely different. If we watch these paths, they’re telling us where the road goes. We’re watching this jealousy and envy grow into paranoia, grow into murderous insanity on the king’s part, while were watching David lose everything and just trying to hold onto his next breath, becoming stronger and stronger and stronger, as he depends more intensely on God for his survival.

Prayer:

So, Holy Spirit, come into this, as we continue to examine and learn of Saul and David. Help us to see their paths, their choices the road that they chose and where it ends up, and may we see these things in ourselves. We pray in the mighty name of Jesus. Amen.

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Prayer and Encouragements:

Hi, this is Anthony. I was supposed to have done this weeks ago, months ago. The Lord put it on my heart to reach out to the DAB Family and ask for prayers. I was hardheaded and I didn’t. Now, I find myself, after a few days in ICU, just getting out today to the interunit care unit, where I’ve been coughing blood and the doctors have no idea what it is. They can’t tell whether I have pneumonia, whether I have bleeding in my lungs or what. They did a procedure where they ran a scope up through my femoral artery, up into my lungs. But they couldn’t find anything. Well, they said all the procedures they are going to do. I know the answer is in our Father, Jehovah Raffa. I ask you to pray for me and pray that I get the healing that I need, so that I can go back home to my family and be a testimony. In any case, I love you. I’ve been listening to the DAB family since about the beginning, off and on. I’ve been a contributor for many years. I believe that this is life giving to me so, therefore, as Brian says, I step up. In any case, I love you all. I pray that your prayers are answered too.

Hi, to anyone who’s out there. I’ve been listening to Daily Audio Bible now for ten years and it has changed my life. The education, the wisdom that it has given me, it’s amazing. This morning, my wife and I were talking, and she said I changed in the last ten years. And she didn’t know what was wrong with me. My wife suffers from various diseases. Cancers, hereditary diseases, and I care for her, and she just rips me. She said I was everything under the sun, that I’ve changed, and I don’t know what to do. And she suffers with so many other addictions that she had gotten over. And I don’t know what to say. I pray for wisdom. I pray that our marriage would last. We have children, grandchildren. And it’s so true, we must be equally yoked, otherwise, it’s doomed for failure. I request that she come to church, and she looks at me as if she’s being possessed. Please pray for me all of you great people out there. Love, trust the Lord, for it’s by the Lord we are saved by our blood of Christ that is shed upon us, that sets us free. And yes, we are different, we are predestined and chosen to be the sons of God. I pray, in the name of Jesus. Amen. Thank you to all.

Hello, DAB Family. This is Priscillas Zacharius and it is May 16th, when I am calling. I’m just calling to ask for prayer for rain, for the area I live in. It’s wildfire season in Alberta. And I live in Norther Alberta, and it is crazy up here. There are fires everywhere and every other day we’re getting smoke from a fire from somewhere close by. My parents, right now, are on a fire watch and it’s, they live in the country. It’s kind of scary. If the wind turns the right way or the wrong way, then they could be, the fire would be coming toward them. And so, I just, yeah, I’m asking very much that you could pray for rain for our area. Because we really need it to stop the fires.

Hi, DAB Family, this is Kat in the UK. Just phoning in on my lunch hour to ask for prayer for my niece. So, my niece, Sydney, is 17 and recently diagnosed with endometriosis. This has left her in a lot of pain and unable to live life, really. She can’t go to college; she can’t go out to walk and enjoy the sunshine. She’s tired and she’s in pain all the time. There is a solution, however, which is surgery. But unfortunately, despite it being free in the UK, which is amazing, there’s quite a long wait. So, will you please pray that her pain would be gone. That she would be made whole and that she would be able to live life to the fullest and no longer miss out. Thank you, family. Love you. God Bless.

Today is May the 16th and I am out for a morning walk for the first time in a long time. This afternoon at 4 o’clock we go to memorial service to bury my son. He shot himself about a week ago now, and I’m pretty devastated. It is a celebration of his life today. He has friends from all over the country that have flown in. He’s 24, was in the process of finishing up a degree at college. The demons that have been taking him caught up with him. My family would appreciate prayers because the grief doesn’t end just because the service will today. And most of all, I ask prayers please, for the young people, the 20 something, those who have come of age and independence during the pandemic and are struggling to find their place in this broken world. There are many, many kids out there that are hurting. And I just, I hurt for them. Lord, lift them up. Keep them close and keep them safe. In Christ I pray. Amen.

05/17/2023 DAB Transcript

1 Samuel 17:1-18:4, John 8:21-30, Psalms 111:1-10, Proverbs 15:11

Today is the 17th day of May welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I am Brian it’s great to be here with you today as we continue our journey forward. And the next step on our journey leads us back into the book of first Samuel. We have gotten to know Israel’s first King Saul and we have also gotten to know this shepherd boy who’s become a celebrity for killing a giant whose name is David. We’re learning that Saul wants David dead and David doesn’t want to be dead. And, so, he cries out and trusts in the Lord in all that he does because it’s his hope of survival. And, so, let’s pick up the story. Today, first Samuel chapters 20 and 21.

Commentary:

Okay. So, both in the Old and the New Testament passages that we read today we see something that is true and true for all of us. We just don’t want to admit it very much. And that is we watched people see things and interpret them differently. And once that interpretation becomes a conviction then it also becomes actionable, and actions are taken and when the interpretation is wrong the actions are wrong and they perpetuate further problems. So, let’s go into first Samuel for a second and just read a couple of verses from our reading today. And I quote from the Bible from the lips of Saul. “You son of a perverted, unfaithful woman.” That…let me just stop there for a second because we can reconfigure those words into a…a…a modern saying and it would be offensive, right? So, Saul is saying this to his son. “You son of a perverted unfaithful woman. Don’t I know you have chosen the son of Jesse to your own shame and to the shame of your mother’s nakedness. For as long as the son of Jesse lives on this earth, you will not be established, nor will your kingship. So, send for him and bring them to me because he surely must die.” This is Saul’s interpretation of David not showing up for dinner. He is not correct about what he is assuming. David isn’t trying to be a threat to Saul. David is too busy trying to stay alive at this point. And yet David’s inside Saul’s head and Saul is making up all kinds of stories and scenarios about David and David has become Saul’s enemy in his head. And this takes action. So, let me just read a couple more verses. “Jonathan answered his father. Why should he be put to death? What has he done? Saul through his spear at him to hit him so Jonathan knew that his father was determined to put David to death.” Right? So, Jonathan’s saying dad, why do you want David dead? What has…what has he done that’s disloyal or unfaithful to you or our country? Why do you want him to be dead? And Saul then picks up his spear and throws it to kill his son. That’s how far these incorrect assumptions when they’re lived into, when they become convictions, when they become beliefs, and they become actions, that’s how far this can go. This is what the Bible is revealing to us. This is how far it can go. And this is how far misinterpretation and assumption about God can go.

Because now we flip the page and go into the gospel of John, and in response to Jesus, restoring the sight of a man who had never seen before we have assumption and action. And, so, let me read a verse from John. “Then some of the Pharisees said, this man is not from God because he does not keep the Sabbath.” Or let me read another verse. “They told him, give glory to God. We know that this man is a sinner. He answered, I do not know if he is a sinner. One thing I do know, I was blind and now I see.” So, Jesus healed a blind man, restored his site. For the first time in his life, he could see. This happened on the Sabbath day. This broke the tradition. Or maybe a better way to say it is, this broke the interpretation of the tradition. The religious leaders were seeing a miraculous move of God in restoring what had been broken and lost, and in this case that’s the blindness of the man, but because this broke the interpretation of their tradition, they couldn’t see God at work in their midst. They were blinded by their incorrect assumptions. And, so, the Bible is helping us to take a step back, look at our own lives, look at the examples that were given today and realize that we can misinterpret things, create convictions about things believe those things, take action around those things and still be wrong. We are not as powerful as we think, not as wise as we think. And where this should lead us is to a place of humility and away from a place of pride and arrogance. And once we find that place for ourselves, we need to understand that that needs to be extended to everybody. The examples of a king misinterpreting circumstances and the religious trained and educated leaders missing God standing in front of them shows us that everyone is included here. And without humility, without open hands, without open hearts, we can be fighting in the wrong direction for a very long time, causing all kinds of destruction. We saw two examples of people seeing things incorrectly and acting on those incorrect assumptions today. We are all guilty of this. But now we are aware of it, which means now we are responsible for it. And we will not be able to carry the weight of that responsibility without an enormous amount of humility and open heart and open hands to the leadership and the mastery of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

Prayer:

Father, we invite You into that. We try to take all of the sensory data and input that comes into our lives and run it through our minds and make connections and connect the dots so that we can have some sort of reality that we understand. And yet we confess that we’ve thought things were moving in a certain direction when reality was different and we missed it. And we can continue to miss it even when You are standing right in front of us as we’ve seen in the Scriptures today. And, so, we could throw up our hands and go, well then, I guess it just can’t be done, or we could throw up her hands in surrender and say yeah, it just can’t be done without God. Come Holy Spirit. Lead us into all truth. Open our blind eyes. Show us our blind spots that we might walk the narrow path that leads to life and that we might be true. We ask this in Your precious name. Amen.

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5/16/2023 DAB Transcript

1 Samuel 18:5-19:24, John 8:31-59, Psalm 112:1-10, Proverbs 15:12-14

Today is the 16th day of May, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian. It is wonderful to be here with you today as we gather and take the next step forward together, and that next step forward will lead us back into the book of First Samuel, where we are very much about to get to know David, and the intertwining of David and Saul’s lives, now that David has killed the giant in the Ellah Valley, a giant named Goliath. And now, David is famous overnight, celebrity, and he has a lot that he has to learn to deal with. And so, let’s pick up the story. First Samuel chapter 18 verse 5 through 19 verse 24 today.

Commentary:

Okay so, by this point now, in First Samuel we do see the intertwining of David’s life and Israel’s first king, King Saul’s life, and we see why David killed a giant. So, when they were going back through their celebration like, I mean anytime the king comes to a village, anytime a king comes through a town, everybody’s gonna assemble to get a glimpse of the king and it’ll be festive and jumping up and down like that that kind of pageantry still happens in this very day and age. If royalty from somewhere is visiting a village or a town, making an appearance, then there’s gonna be a throng of people. And so, this would’ve been true in ancient Israel. And so, Saul’s on this victory tour and people, the women are saying you know, Saul has killed his thousands and David has killed is tens of thousands. And Saul is…is put off by this, to say the least. He wants the glory to be upon himself, the spotlight to be upon himself. As insecure of a person that he is, doesn’t want anybody else getting this glory. And so, he’s jealous, he’s envious, he’s paranoid. So, we’ve been able to see what that looks like. Saul has tried to kill David with a spear, to pin him to the wall of the palace. And David, who’s not a skilled mercenary or soldier, has had to learn to be very, very quick footed and he was able to avoid that. And Saul then things okay, okay I’m just gonna keep sending him into battle, then I don’t have to touch him. Like, we’ll just, I’ll kill him by the Philistines. I’ll send him into situations where he is going to end up getting killed and then we can celebrate him as a dead hero, and then I can be the kind again. But David goes into battle and he’s successful everywhere that he goes. And so then, it’s like, the king has to be thinking, well maybe I need my enemies closer. And so, he invites David to marry his daughter. Of course, David’s poor from a poor family, he can’t meet the bride price but then he offers his second daughter, Michael and Michael loves David, but then David’s again like who am, you guys think this is a big deal to become the son-in-law of a king, but I have nothing and I’m from no family. Like I have no standing. And that’s when Saul’s like okay, well just bring me the foreskins of 100 Philistines. So, what he’s basically saying is, David you got a go kill 100 Philistines and bring back proof, proof that, that you got rid of them. And David’s probably not going to circumcise all these people, he’s just, you know, he’s coming back with a basket of…of…of things from the Philistine men, that will display that they’re no longer living and that their foreskins are there. And Saul’s thinking that David won’t make it, he’ll die. But David is doubly successful and comes back with 200 foreskins. So, David is successful and marries Michael. And then Saul wants to assassinate David and he wants Jonathan, who’s David’s best friend, in on it. Of course, we’ve already met Jonathan, and we know that his father, King Saul, was going to have him killed for eating honey when he was in battle and didn’t know he wasn’t supposed to. So, we know the story there. Jonathan won’t assassinate David. So, Saul attempts to assassinate him again by pinning him with the spear to the wall. And once again, David escapes and then the king sends his troops to David and Michael’s home, so that they can drag David out of the house and assassinate him. So, we are watching an enormous amount of envious paranoia and enormous amount of insecurity. We’re watching things, we are seeing and observing that things have gotten out of hand inside of Saul’s head. But then, when we look at David, and really David has every reason for his life to be coming apart at the seams. He’s got people all over the place watching him, he’s got people waiting to kill him. Like, he’s being thrown into these treacherous situations constantly. He has every reason to be mad about it. And in so many ways, it mimics some of the themes that we learned when we were moving through the story of Joseph. David has the world against him, it seems. He has really no hope to survive. He has one place to put his hope, utter and complete dependence upon God to stay alive. And David thrived, everywhere he was sent, into every situation that he was sent into, he thrived, and he was not trying to taunt back at the king. He wasn’t trying to get any sort of visibility. He wasn’t trying to climb any rungs of any ladders. He was trying to exist and be a good servant to the king and he was successful, even though all of the planning was to get him killed. We can look at both of these stories, Saul and David, and we can find ourselves in both of those men’s lives. We can probably find examples where we’ve been erratic enough to be both of those kinds of people on the same day. Sometimes we do shine, sometimes we do bring the truth and speak it, sometimes we do it in love. And then there’s other times that it looks like we’re not even who we are, we don’t even see the person in the mirror, it doesn’t even look familiar. Like, Saul and David both knew God, they both worshiped the same God. It’s just that the pathways that they we’re on with God were leading in different directions. Saul’s insecurity, his envy, his paranoia, his jealousy, was pulling him away from God and all of his focus and obsession was on this one person, David, that he thought, that he thought was a threat. David, on the other hand, had everyone against him, everything was a threat to him. If he could live through the day, it would be the grace of God, and David knew it. He knew that God was his only hope for survival, even though he didn’t understand why he was swirling around in all of these circumstances. He knew his only hope for survival was God. And we see that being poured out, as we read through the Psalms. So right now, we are watching two men, who both know God, who were on very different paths in their lives. And may we pay very close attention to where those pathways lead, because we need to know. Because those pathways still go to the same places.

Prayer:

And so, Heavenly Father, come into this, we pray as we continue this journey and observing Saul, and observing David, and learning much about ourselves and learning much about Your heart. We need to know where these roads go, and we need to know the road that we’re on and where it’s going. And so, we confess that we, we can make the best laid plans and we just don’t know the twists and turns. We must depend upon You, and we do. Lead us into all truth, lead us on the narrow path that leads to life, we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.

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

Prayer and Encouragements:

Hello, Daily Audio Bible, it’s ___. I wish to simply pray for us. I pray God that You bless the Daily Audio Bible community. I pray that You give us strength to continue to live. Help us through our personal problems. I pray that You lead us, strengthen us through our individual challenges. That You help us to pray, that You bless us with great stillness and even greater faith in You. I pray that You give us faith. I pray that You give us to do Your will. Thank You God. I pray in the name of Jesus that You bless us. Amen.

Good evening, Daily Audio Bible Family, this is Blessed Assurance, calling at 652 on May, I think it’s the 11th, Friday. And I just wanted to call. I was sitting here praising God. I live in the Midwest, and we have a drought, and we have a beautiful thunderstorm rolling through. And the rain is glorious, I praise His holy name. We have been meeting as a community, praying for rain. We’ve just been praying that God would break this drought and tonight it’s such a beautiful blessing to see his provision over the land. And I just, I was sitting here praying and I thought, my DAB Family needs to hear this praise. Amen. Hallelujah. I love you all. Thank you very much. Love you. Bye Bye.

Hi, this is Pure Heart, from Tennessee. And I was calling to pray for James the Teacher. First thing I want to say to you, James, is that the Lord loves you immensely. And despite of, you feeling not your best because an error that you made. The word of God says we all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. All, so that, that means you’re no different than any of the rest of us. But just to show His love for you, the prison of hope, I just thought it was amazing minister to what you had said, the very next call. And I want to say to you, James, that I am convinced neither death, nor life, nor angels or demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height, depth, or anything in all creation was able to separation from the love of God, that’s in Christ, Jesus. So, no matter what you are feeling about yourself, Jesus loves you. So, I’m gonna pray for you right now. Father God, I just pray for James. We bind that spirit of depression. And I pray that You would give him grace, concerning his job, Father God. That You would go before him and lose angels of God to just to minister to those that are speaking on his behalf. And I pray for his finances, during this time that he’s waiting and anticipating what’s gonna happen for his future. And I pray for his self-esteem to be lifted high above all, because …

Good morning, Daily Audio Bible Family. This is Ripka in Adda Sabbaba, Ethiopia. It’s May 13th. Yesterday I heard so many members of our community calling out in prayer for Junk to Treasure. And my heart is also breaking for you my sister and for your son and his family. It’s horrible, horrible loss. I also just cannot stop thinking about the man who shattered your family because of a moment of carelessness, being on his cellphone. I just think, if I were him, I would not be able to bear my life. And I pray that the Lord would have mercy on him and go and seek him out and find him. Lord, we pray for this perpetrator of tragedy of, as he feels Your, Your wrath heavy on him, that Lord, You would also remember mercy. Lord, I pray for any of us who may have been in a similar situation. In a moment of selfishness, carelessness, been on a cellphone, almost caused great harm, almost shattered someone else’s life. And just by Your grace, we were spared from being that kind of perpetrator. Lord, help us to be mindful of every action and the love and care we need to have for others. Lord, we pray for Your mercy. In Jesus name. Amen.

Hello Daily Audio Bible Family. This is a Fire calling from Central California. God bless each one of you in this community. Today, I’m calling specifically to wish all mothers, those who are seeking to be mothers, those who are already mothers, those who are grandmothers, those who are stepmothers, every kind. God bless each one of you. Happy Mother’s Day. God has given you a unique calling to be a mother. Because in you, you bring life into the world. Because of you, you are the first one who provide guidance, wisdom, and because of you, the world can be or is a better place. Mothers have been called to nurture and we, all of us, have gone through the hands of our mothers or grandmothers or whichever type of influence we have had from every mother figure. So, know that you have been given the greatest ministry on earth: to be a mother. We appreciate you; we love you. May God bless each one of you today. Happy Mother’s Day. Daily Audio Bible Family, there’s a Fire Calling from Central California. Make it a great day. Bye.