08/31/2019 DAB Transcript

Job 37:1-39:30, 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:10, Psalms 44:9-26, Proverbs 22:13

Today is the 31st day of August. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian. It’s great to be here with you. Wow. Last day of the week, last day of the month, like everything’s coming together as we prepare to move into the next season. And, yeah, looking forward to tonight at the family reunion here in the rolling hills of Tennessee. So, yeah, a good ending to a good month. I hope it’s been good for you. What territory we have covered in the month of August and that we will continue to carry forward as we move into September. We’re reading from the book of Jon and we’ve got a little bit more…a little bit more to go. We’ve been reading from the New International Version this week. Today, Job, chapter 37 through 39. And just by way of reminder, you know, Job’s been talking to his friends, his friends have been talking to Job. We know all that. And there’s this Elihu, this other voice comes into the mix, a younger man whose been sitting and waiting and he’s talking now. What Job wanted all along was to talk to God. Today when Elihu gets done God’s gonna show up and God has some things to say of his own. And, so, let’s dive in. Job, chapter 37.


Father, we thank You for Your word. We thank You for another week that You have brought us through and we thank You for another month that You have brought us through. And even as we begin to close the chapter on this month and this week, we hear Your voice and the book of Job. All of the questioning, all of the advice, and then You have shown up with…with impossible questions that simply reveal we do not in any way know anywhere near all that we think that we know, and we have barely scratched the surface when it comes to knowing You. And yet, this is our desire, to know You, as Paul said, in spirit and in truth. This is our desire and we acknowledge that we, in our own strength, in our own minds we are only capable of so much and that is through a glass darkly, that is scratching the surface. And yet by Your Holy Spirit we can be led into all truth. This is what You’ve offered us, this is what You’ve given to us. And, so, we simply need to follow. Come, Holy Spirit, lead us into all truth we pray. In the name of Jesus we ask. Amen.


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Community Prayer and Praise:

Hello DAB family, guess you? Terry the Trucker. Today’s our first day back in the truck. All has went well. Have not been nervous or scared. Maybe slightly, a couple percent, but I’ve gotta say it’s been a blessed day. It really has. Forgot to start my stopwatch so I’m gonna make this short and sweet. I just want to say thank you to everybody for all the prayers and the support over the last year and I know God’s got me. What will be will be because it will be his will. I want all of you to know that I continue to pray for each and every one of you and I hope to see you at the family reunion. I’ve got a truck I get a pickup in North Carolina. So, all I gotta do is get this one back to Texas by Friday, get reloaded, and head that way. So, y’all have a blessed week.

Hey, good morning brothers and sisters of the Daily Audio Bible it’s Tuesday, August 27th and I heard some fantastic calls today and I just want to lift up Wendy. Your voice is beautiful by the way. And I want to lift up the guy that works in the UPS in Columbia South Carolina the brother and I want to lift up the sister who’s having stomach problems. And I was just so moved by the last caller, the sister who has been clean from meth for nine days. Way to go! And I’m just praying over all of you and everyone else that calls in too. Father in Jesus’ name I lift up Your beloved children to You Lord God because You are able to do anything and there is nothing too hard for You. God with You all things are possible, and You have all power and You are able to heal and set free. You know what they need father God as we call out and lift them up father God. Please protect them, comfort them, give them exactly what they need as they cry out for You and we cry out for them. In Jesus’ mighty and precious name we pray. Amen.

Hello Daily Audio Bible family, this is Truly Thankful Taylor from the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex in Texas. I’m so excited. This is my first time calling apart from the Christmas card last year and I’ve been part of the Daily Audio Bible family, listening for about eight years now. I’ve been so encouraged through the years. I first want to say thank you to Brian Jill, Ben, China, Max, Ezekiel and the rest of the Hardin family as well as all the background individuals who consistently pour into this ministry and make it possible for us to listen daily and to be a part of this amazing family. I just wanted to reach out to some of my fellow people who have been a part for a long time. Joe the Protector, you’ve been on my heart lately. Praying for you, your daughter, and your granddaughter. Margo from Australia, my heart leaps every time I hear you call in. Know that you are consistently being prayed for throughout the week. Praying especially for your health lately. Love you my sweet sister and so many of you that are so thankful in calling. Annette, I’m praying for you. Just know you are loved, and your heart, it just brings so much joy to me as I hear you. Pastor Gene, His Little Cherry, Blind Tony, Victoria Soldier, and so many others of you I don’t have time to mention right now. But just know that I love you, I’m praying for you. For those of you that are new to this ministry and new this body, I just want to encourage you to continue to press in and seek the Lord. He is so faithful and will reveal Himself to you. God’s word does not return void. And just for those of you who have been on this journey a long time, I want to encourage you to keep going. It says in Philippians 3:14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize, which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. You can do it and you can through the power of Jesus Christ who gives you strength. So, bless you everyone. I love you my family. Talk to you soon. Truly Thankful Taylor. Bye for now.

Hi DAB family I wanted to call in with a confession and then a prayer request. I’ve been praying for healing of several different relations…broken relationships in my life for the last several months and recently I have been tempted and also have given into the temptation of really trying to manipulate those relationships and taking them into my own hands to try and heal those relationships, which is not something that I can do on my own. So, the Bible says that if we confess our sins to one another and then the Lord will be faithful in forgiving no sense. So, I confess to you that I have been trying to take these things into my own hands and manipulating and telling some…some untruths for trying to repair those relationships. I ask that you would just, join me in prayer with regards to that and for the healing of those relationships. I still want those relationships to be healed in my life and those friendships and relationships to be restored. So, thank you so much for this amazing podcast. It has really made a huge impact on my life and thank you all for being such an amazing community, all the prayer warriors and I will talk to you soon.

Hi Daily Audio Bible, one of our own is suffering with brain cancer right now and I would like him to be lifted up in prayer. His name is Oli and this voyage began, ironically, less than two weeks ago and he’s already incapacitated to the point of not being able to walk. So, please lift Oli up in prayer and his beautiful wife Jessica. They have 11 children and all the prayer that can be used to bring forth God’s kingdom here on earth through this tragedy would be appreciated. And, of course, they need answers and we aren’t giving up on the miracle for a complete healing. Thank you, Daily Audio Bible.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Saturday August 31, 2019 (NIV)

Job 37-39

37 “At this my heart pounds(A)
and leaps from its place.
Listen!(B) Listen to the roar of his voice,(C)
to the rumbling that comes from his mouth.(D)
He unleashes his lightning(E) beneath the whole heaven
and sends it to the ends of the earth.(F)
After that comes the sound of his roar;
he thunders(G) with his majestic voice.(H)
When his voice resounds,
he holds nothing back.
God’s voice thunders(I) in marvelous ways;(J)
he does great things beyond our understanding.(K)
He says to the snow,(L) ‘Fall on the earth,’
and to the rain shower, ‘Be a mighty downpour.’(M)
So that everyone he has made may know his work,(N)
he stops all people from their labor.[a](O)
The animals take cover;(P)
they remain in their dens.(Q)
The tempest comes out from its chamber,(R)
the cold from the driving winds.(S)
10 The breath of God produces ice,
and the broad waters become frozen.(T)
11 He loads the clouds with moisture;(U)
he scatters his lightning(V) through them.(W)
12 At his direction they swirl around
over the face of the whole earth
to do whatever he commands them.(X)
13 He brings the clouds to punish people,(Y)
or to water his earth and show his love.(Z)

14 “Listen(AA) to this, Job;
stop and consider God’s wonders.(AB)
15 Do you know how God controls the clouds
and makes his lightning(AC) flash?(AD)
16 Do you know how the clouds hang poised,(AE)
those wonders of him who has perfect knowledge?(AF)
17 You who swelter in your clothes
when the land lies hushed under the south wind,(AG)
18 can you join him in spreading out the skies,(AH)
hard as a mirror of cast bronze?(AI)

19 “Tell us what we should say to him;(AJ)
we cannot draw up our case(AK) because of our darkness.(AL)
20 Should he be told that I want to speak?
Would anyone ask to be swallowed up?
21 Now no one can look at the sun,(AM)
bright as it is in the skies
after the wind has swept them clean.
22 Out of the north he comes in golden splendor;(AN)
God comes in awesome majesty.(AO)
23 The Almighty is beyond our reach and exalted in power;(AP)
in his justice(AQ) and great righteousness, he does not oppress.(AR)
24 Therefore, people revere him,(AS)
for does he not have regard for all the wise(AT) in heart?[b]

The Lord Speaks

38 Then the Lord spoke to Job(AU) out of the storm.(AV) He said:

“Who is this that obscures my plans(AW)
with words without knowledge?(AX)
Brace yourself like a man;
I will question you,
and you shall answer me.(AY)

“Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation?(AZ)
Tell me, if you understand.(BA)
Who marked off its dimensions?(BB) Surely you know!
Who stretched a measuring line(BC) across it?
On what were its footings set,(BD)
or who laid its cornerstone(BE)
while the morning stars(BF) sang together(BG)
and all the angels[c](BH) shouted for joy?(BI)

“Who shut up the sea behind doors(BJ)
when it burst forth from the womb,(BK)
when I made the clouds its garment
and wrapped it in thick darkness,(BL)
10 when I fixed limits for it(BM)
and set its doors and bars in place,(BN)
11 when I said, ‘This far you may come and no farther;(BO)
here is where your proud waves halt’?(BP)

12 “Have you ever given orders to the morning,(BQ)
or shown the dawn its place,(BR)
13 that it might take the earth by the edges
and shake the wicked(BS) out of it?(BT)
14 The earth takes shape like clay under a seal;(BU)
its features stand out like those of a garment.
15 The wicked are denied their light,(BV)
and their upraised arm is broken.(BW)

16 “Have you journeyed to the springs of the sea
or walked in the recesses of the deep?(BX)
17 Have the gates of death(BY) been shown to you?
Have you seen the gates of the deepest darkness?(BZ)
18 Have you comprehended the vast expanses of the earth?(CA)
Tell me, if you know all this.(CB)

19 “What is the way to the abode of light?
And where does darkness reside?(CC)
20 Can you take them to their places?
Do you know the paths(CD) to their dwellings?
21 Surely you know, for you were already born!(CE)
You have lived so many years!

22 “Have you entered the storehouses of the snow(CF)
or seen the storehouses(CG) of the hail,(CH)
23 which I reserve for times of trouble,(CI)
for days of war and battle?(CJ)
24 What is the way to the place where the lightning is dispersed,(CK)
or the place where the east winds(CL) are scattered over the earth?(CM)
25 Who cuts a channel for the torrents of rain,
and a path for the thunderstorm,(CN)
26 to water(CO) a land where no one lives,
an uninhabited desert,(CP)
27 to satisfy a desolate wasteland
and make it sprout with grass?(CQ)
28 Does the rain have a father?(CR)
Who fathers the drops of dew?
29 From whose womb comes the ice?
Who gives birth to the frost from the heavens(CS)
30 when the waters become hard as stone,
when the surface of the deep is frozen?(CT)

31 “Can you bind the chains[d] of the Pleiades?
Can you loosen Orion’s belt?(CU)
32 Can you bring forth the constellations(CV) in their seasons[e]
or lead out the Bear[f] with its cubs?(CW)
33 Do you know the laws(CX) of the heavens?(CY)
Can you set up God’s[g] dominion over the earth?

34 “Can you raise your voice to the clouds
and cover yourself with a flood of water?(CZ)
35 Do you send the lightning bolts on their way?(DA)
Do they report to you, ‘Here we are’?
36 Who gives the ibis wisdom[h](DB)
or gives the rooster understanding?[i](DC)
37 Who has the wisdom to count the clouds?
Who can tip over the water jars(DD) of the heavens(DE)
38 when the dust becomes hard(DF)
and the clods of earth stick together?(DG)

39 “Do you hunt the prey for the lioness
and satisfy the hunger of the lions(DH)
40 when they crouch in their dens(DI)
or lie in wait in a thicket?(DJ)
41 Who provides food(DK) for the raven(DL)
when its young cry out to God
and wander about for lack of food?(DM)

39 “Do you know when the mountain goats(DN) give birth?
Do you watch when the doe bears her fawn?(DO)
Do you count the months till they bear?
Do you know the time they give birth?(DP)
They crouch down and bring forth their young;
their labor pains are ended.
Their young thrive and grow strong in the wilds;
they leave and do not return.

“Who let the wild donkey(DQ) go free?
Who untied its ropes?
I gave it the wasteland(DR) as its home,
the salt flats(DS) as its habitat.(DT)
It laughs(DU) at the commotion in the town;
it does not hear a driver’s shout.(DV)
It ranges the hills(DW) for its pasture
and searches for any green thing.

“Will the wild ox(DX) consent to serve you?(DY)
Will it stay by your manger(DZ) at night?
10 Can you hold it to the furrow with a harness?(EA)
Will it till the valleys behind you?
11 Will you rely on it for its great strength?(EB)
Will you leave your heavy work to it?
12 Can you trust it to haul in your grain
and bring it to your threshing floor?

13 “The wings of the ostrich flap joyfully,
though they cannot compare
with the wings and feathers of the stork.(EC)
14 She lays her eggs on the ground
and lets them warm in the sand,
15 unmindful that a foot may crush them,
that some wild animal may trample them.(ED)
16 She treats her young harshly,(EE) as if they were not hers;
she cares not that her labor was in vain,
17 for God did not endow her with wisdom
or give her a share of good sense.(EF)
18 Yet when she spreads her feathers to run,
she laughs(EG) at horse and rider.

19 “Do you give the horse its strength(EH)
or clothe its neck with a flowing mane?
20 Do you make it leap like a locust,(EI)
striking terror(EJ) with its proud snorting?(EK)
21 It paws fiercely, rejoicing in its strength,(EL)
and charges into the fray.(EM)
22 It laughs(EN) at fear, afraid of nothing;
it does not shy away from the sword.
23 The quiver(EO) rattles against its side,
along with the flashing spear(EP) and lance.
24 In frenzied excitement it eats up the ground;
it cannot stand still when the trumpet sounds.(EQ)
25 At the blast of the trumpet(ER) it snorts, ‘Aha!’
It catches the scent of battle from afar,
the shout of commanders and the battle cry.(ES)

26 “Does the hawk take flight by your wisdom
and spread its wings toward the south?(ET)
27 Does the eagle soar at your command
and build its nest on high?(EU)
28 It dwells on a cliff and stays there at night;
a rocky crag(EV) is its stronghold.
29 From there it looks for food;(EW)
its eyes detect it from afar.
30 Its young ones feast on blood,
and where the slain are, there it is.”(EX)


  1. Job 37:7 Or work, / he fills all people with fear by his power
  2. Job 37:24 Or for he does not have regard for any who think they are wise.
  3. Job 38:7 Hebrew the sons of God
  4. Job 38:31 Septuagint; Hebrew beauty
  5. Job 38:32 Or the morning star in its season
  6. Job 38:32 Or out Leo
  7. Job 38:33 Or their
  8. Job 38:36 That is, wisdom about the flooding of the Nile
  9. Job 38:36 That is, understanding of when to crow; the meaning of the Hebrew for this verse is uncertain.

Cross references:

  1. Job 37:1 : Ps 38:10; Isa 15:5; Jer 4:19; Hab 3:16
  2. Job 37:2 : S Job 32:10
  3. Job 37:2 : ver 5
  4. Job 37:2 : Ps 18:13; 29:3-9
  5. Job 37:3 : S 2Sa 22:13; Ps 18:14
  6. Job 37:3 : S Job 36:32; Mt 24:27; Lk 17:24
  7. Job 37:4 : S 1Sa 2:10
  8. Job 37:4 : S Ex 20:19
  9. Job 37:5 : S 1Sa 2:10; Jn 12:29
  10. Job 37:5 : S Job 36:33
  11. Job 37:5 : S Job 5:9; S 11:7-9; S 36:4
  12. Job 37:6 : Dt 28:12; Job 38:22
  13. Job 37:6 : S Ge 7:4; S Job 5:10; S 28:26
  14. Job 37:7 : Ps 109:27
  15. Job 37:7 : Ps 104:19-23; 111:2
  16. Job 37:8 : S Job 28:26
  17. Job 37:8 : Job 38:40; Ps 104:22
  18. Job 37:9 : Ps 50:3
  19. Job 37:9 : Ps 147:17
  20. Job 37:10 : Job 38:29-30; Ps 147:17
  21. Job 37:11 : S Job 26:8
  22. Job 37:11 : S Job 36:30
  23. Job 37:11 : S Job 28:26
  24. Job 37:12 : S ver 3; Ps 147:16; 148:8
  25. Job 37:13 : S Ge 7:4; Ex 9:22-23; S 1Sa 12:17
  26. Job 37:13 : S 1Ki 18:45; S Job 5:10; S 36:31; 38:27
  27. Job 37:14 : S Job 32:10
  28. Job 37:14 : S Job 5:9
  29. Job 37:15 : S Job 36:30
  30. Job 37:15 : S Job 36:32
  31. Job 37:16 : S Job 36:29
  32. Job 37:16 : S Job 5:9; S 36:4
  33. Job 37:17 : Ac 27:13
  34. Job 37:18 : S Ge 1:1, 8; S Job 22:14
  35. Job 37:18 : Dt 28:23
  36. Job 37:19 : Ro 8:26
  37. Job 37:19 : S Job 13:18
  38. Job 37:19 : S Job 9:3
  39. Job 37:21 : S Jdg 5:31; Ac 22:11; 26:13
  40. Job 37:22 : Ps 19:5
  41. Job 37:22 : Ex 24:17
  42. Job 37:23 : S Job 5:9; S 36:4; Ro 11:33; 1Ti 6:16
  43. Job 37:23 : S Job 8:3
  44. Job 37:23 : S Job 4:17; Ps 44:1; Isa 63:9; Jer 25:5; La 3:33; Eze 18:23, 32
  45. Job 37:24 : S Ge 22:12; Job 28:28; Ecc 12:13; Mic 6:8; Mt 10:28
  46. Job 37:24 : S Job 5:13; Eph 5:15
  47. Job 38:1 : S Job 11:5
  48. Job 38:1 : S Ex 14:21; S 1Sa 2:10; Job 40:6; Isa 21:1; Eze 1:4
  49. Job 38:2 : S 1Ki 22:5; Isa 40:13
  50. Job 38:2 : S Job 34:35; Mk 10:38; 1Ti 1:7
  51. Job 38:3 : Job 40:7; 42:4; Mk 11:29
  52. Job 38:4 : S ver 5; S Ge 1:1; S 1Sa 2:8
  53. Job 38:4 : ver 18; S Job 34:13; Pr 30:4
  54. Job 38:5 : ver 4; Ps 102:25; Pr 8:29; Isa 40:12; 48:13; Jer 31:37
  55. Job 38:5 : Jer 31:39; Zec 1:16; 4:9-10
  56. Job 38:6 : Pr 8:25
  57. Job 38:6 : S Job 26:7
  58. Job 38:7 : S Ge 1:16
  59. Job 38:7 : Ps 19:1-4; 148:2-3
  60. Job 38:7 : S 1Ki 22:19
  61. Job 38:7 : S Dt 16:15
  62. Job 38:8 : ver 11; Ps 33:7; Pr 8:29; Jer 5:22
  63. Job 38:8 : S Ge 1:9-10
  64. Job 38:9 : S Ge 1:2
  65. Job 38:10 : S Job 28:25; Ps 33:7; 104:9; Isa 40:12
  66. Job 38:10 : Ne 3:3; Job 7:12; 26:10
  67. Job 38:11 : S ver 8
  68. Job 38:11 : Ps 65:7; 89:9; 104:6-9
  69. Job 38:12 : Ps 57:8
  70. Job 38:12 : Ps 74:16; Am 5:8
  71. Job 38:13 : Ps 104:35
  72. Job 38:13 : S Job 8:22
  73. Job 38:14 : Ex 28:11
  74. Job 38:15 : S Dt 28:29; S Job 15:22; S 18:5
  75. Job 38:15 : S Ge 17:14; S Job 4:10; S 31:22
  76. Job 38:16 : S Ge 1:7; S Job 9:8
  77. Job 38:17 : S Job 33:22; Mt 16:18; Rev 1:18
  78. Job 38:17 : S Job 7:9
  79. Job 38:18 : S Job 28:24; Isa 40:12
  80. Job 38:18 : S ver 4
  81. Job 38:19 : S Ge 1:4; S Job 28:3; Ps 139:11-12
  82. Job 38:20 : S Job 24:13
  83. Job 38:21 : Job 15:7
  84. Job 38:22 : S Job 37:6
  85. Job 38:22 : S Dt 28:12
  86. Job 38:22 : Ps 105:32; 147:17
  87. Job 38:23 : Ps 27:5; Isa 28:17; 30:30; Eze 13:11
  88. Job 38:23 : Ex 9:26; Jos 10:11; Eze 13:13; Rev 16:21
  89. Job 38:24 : S Job 28:24
  90. Job 38:24 : S Job 27:21
  91. Job 38:24 : Jer 10:13; 51:16
  92. Job 38:25 : Job 28:26
  93. Job 38:26 : Job 36:27
  94. Job 38:26 : Ps 84:6; 107:35; Isa 41:18
  95. Job 38:27 : S Job 28:26; S 37:13; S Ps 104:14
  96. Job 38:28 : S 2Sa 1:21; S Job 5:10
  97. Job 38:29 : Ps 147:16-17
  98. Job 38:30 : Job 37:10
  99. Job 38:31 : Job 9:9; Am 5:8
  100. Job 38:32 : 2Ki 23:5; Isa 13:10; 40:26; 45:12; Jer 19:13
  101. Job 38:32 : S Ge 1:16
  102. Job 38:33 : Ps 148:6; Jer 31:36
  103. Job 38:33 : S Ge 1:16
  104. Job 38:34 : S Job 5:10; S 22:11
  105. Job 38:35 : S Job 36:32
  106. Job 38:36 : S Job 9:4; S 34:32; Jas 1:5
  107. Job 38:36 : S Job 12:13
  108. Job 38:37 : S Jos 3:16
  109. Job 38:37 : S Job 22:11
  110. Job 38:38 : S Lev 26:19
  111. Job 38:38 : 1Ki 18:45
  112. Job 38:39 : S Ge 49:9
  113. Job 38:40 : S Job 37:8
  114. Job 38:40 : S Ge 49:9
  115. Job 38:41 : S Ge 1:30
  116. Job 38:41 : S Ge 8:7; Lk 12:24
  117. Job 38:41 : Ps 147:9; S Mt 6:26
  118. Job 39:1 : S Dt 14:5
  119. Job 39:1 : Ge 49:21
  120. Job 39:2 : S Ge 31:7-9
  121. Job 39:5 : S Ge 16:12
  122. Job 39:6 : Job 24:5; Ps 107:34; Jer 2:24
  123. Job 39:6 : Job 30:4
  124. Job 39:6 : Job 30:7; Jer 14:6; 17:6
  125. Job 39:7 : S Job 5:22
  126. Job 39:7 : Job 3:18
  127. Job 39:8 : Isa 32:20
  128. Job 39:9 : S Nu 23:22
  129. Job 39:9 : S Ex 21:6
  130. Job 39:9 : S Ge 42:27
  131. Job 39:10 : Job 41:13; Ps 32:9
  132. Job 39:11 : ver 19; Job 40:16; 41:12, 22; Ps 147:10
  133. Job 39:13 : Zec 5:9
  134. Job 39:15 : 2Ki 14:9
  135. Job 39:16 : ver 17; La 4:3
  136. Job 39:17 : S ver 16; S Job 21:22
  137. Job 39:18 : S Job 5:22
  138. Job 39:19 : S ver 11
  139. Job 39:20 : Joel 2:4-5; Rev 9:7
  140. Job 39:20 : Job 41:25
  141. Job 39:20 : Jer 8:16
  142. Job 39:21 : ver 11
  143. Job 39:21 : Jer 8:6
  144. Job 39:22 : S Job 5:22
  145. Job 39:23 : Isa 5:28; Jer 5:16
  146. Job 39:23 : Na 3:3
  147. Job 39:24 : Nu 10:9; Jer 4:5, 19; Eze 7:14; Am 3:6
  148. Job 39:25 : Jos 6:5
  149. Job 39:25 : Jer 8:6; Am 1:14; 2:2
  150. Job 39:26 : Jer 8:7
  151. Job 39:27 : Jer 49:16; Ob 1:4; Hab 2:9
  152. Job 39:28 : Jer 49:16; Ob 1:3
  153. Job 39:29 : S Job 9:26
  154. Job 39:30 : Mt 24:28; Lk 17:37
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2 Corinthians 4:13-5:10

13 It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken.”[a](A) Since we have that same spirit of[b] faith,(B) we also believe and therefore speak, 14 because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead(C) will also raise us with Jesus(D) and present us with you to himself.(E) 15 All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving(F) to overflow to the glory of God.

16 Therefore we do not lose heart.(G) Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly(H) we are being renewed(I) day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.(J) 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen,(K) since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

Awaiting the New Body

For we know that if the earthly(L) tent(M) we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. Meanwhile we groan,(N) longing to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling,(O) because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked. For while we are in this tent, we groan(P) and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling,(Q) so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. Now the one who has fashioned us for this very purpose is God, who has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.(R)

Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. For we live by faith, not by sight.(S) We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.(T) So we make it our goal to please him,(U) whether we are at home in the body or away from it. 10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us(V) for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.


  1. 2 Corinthians 4:13 Psalm 116:10 (see Septuagint)
  2. 2 Corinthians 4:13 Or Spirit-given
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Psalm 44:9-26

But now you have rejected(A) and humbled us;(B)
you no longer go out with our armies.(C)
10 You made us retreat(D) before the enemy,
and our adversaries have plundered(E) us.
11 You gave us up to be devoured like sheep(F)
and have scattered us among the nations.(G)
12 You sold your people for a pittance,(H)
gaining nothing from their sale.

13 You have made us a reproach(I) to our neighbors,(J)
the scorn(K) and derision(L) of those around us.
14 You have made us a byword(M) among the nations;
the peoples shake their heads(N) at us.
15 I live in disgrace(O) all day long,
and my face is covered with shame(P)
16 at the taunts(Q) of those who reproach and revile(R) me,
because of the enemy, who is bent on revenge.(S)

17 All this came upon us,
though we had not forgotten(T) you;
we had not been false to your covenant.
18 Our hearts had not turned(U) back;
our feet had not strayed from your path.
19 But you crushed(V) us and made us a haunt for jackals;(W)
you covered us over with deep darkness.(X)

20 If we had forgotten(Y) the name of our God
or spread out our hands to a foreign god,(Z)
21 would not God have discovered it,
since he knows the secrets of the heart?(AA)
22 Yet for your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep(AB) to be slaughtered.(AC)

23 Awake,(AD) Lord! Why do you sleep?(AE)
Rouse yourself!(AF) Do not reject us forever.(AG)
24 Why do you hide your face(AH)
and forget(AI) our misery and oppression?(AJ)

25 We are brought down to the dust;(AK)
our bodies cling to the ground.
26 Rise up(AL) and help us;
rescue(AM) us because of your unfailing love.(AN)

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Proverbs 22:13

13 The sluggard says, “There’s a lion outside!(A)
I’ll be killed in the public square!”

Cross references:

  1. Proverbs 22:13 : Pr 26:13
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08/30/2019 DAB Transcript

Job 34:1-36:33, 2 Cor 4:1-12, Ps 44:1-8, Pr 22:10-12

Today is the 30th day of August. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian. It’s great to be here with you today on the, I guess, the eve of the final day of this month and the eve of when we’ll begin the family reunion here in the rolling hills of Tennessee. So, that’s exciting. We’ve made this far in this year. I, probably, once a month mention, “I can’t believe were here.” Like, it really does in so many ways feel like we just started the journey, like we’re still in the book of Genesis, but we have traveled so far, and through so many stories and so many things that have been brought out because of what’s in the Scriptures. Right now, we’re working through the book of Job, which brings up plenty of things to be considered, especially things about what we think we know that we don’t know. So, let’s get back into it. We have a few more days before we will complete the book of Job. Job has been in pursuit of an audience with the Almighty God face-to-face where he would like God to explain to him why he is enduring such suffering. And it’s more than just suffering. He believes that God is specifically judging him, and he wants to understand why. And, of course, Job’s friends are trying to tell him that it’s different than what he thinks. And, so we had this new voice coming to the mix yesterday, the youngest of the friends who has waited to speak until now and we’re in the middle of what he has to say. So, we’re reading from the New International Version this week. Job, chapter 34 through 36.


Alright. Let’s start in the Proverbs today and then jump back to Job for a second. So, the proverb says, “Drive out the mocker and out goes strife. Quarrels and insults are ended.” I mean, it’s worth just kind of meditating on that for a second, but even if we do, like we would end up going out, “yeah, I agree, throw out the mocker, fighting will go, quarrels and insults will end if there is no mockery. But normally only when we read something like this, we don’t think we’re the mocker. Like, we don’t look in the mirror and realize how far we’ll take things to be right in argument or in a dispute. And it causes us to lose sight because we draw the lines in the sand and then we’re like we’ve gotta be right and we’re not paying attention to whether we are or not. And because the conflict just amps up, right? And then it becomes about winning. And we’ve lost the fact that these kind of conflict…conflict is how we solve problems. Like, this is how things get done, but we…we turn conflict into like a strategy, like how to defeat each other instead of defeating the problem that is causing the conflict. So, we start attacking each other instead of the problem. And that is what mocking does. So, if we…if we look up mocker and we try to find the origins of this word, what does this actually mean, then we find that it is…it is deeply rooted in scorn and contempt. It basically works like this. If you’re in a conflict with somebody - spouse, child, friend, coworker, whatever - you’re in this conflict and then you start over…over the course of the conversation to look down on them and you begin to consider that their point of view is beneath your consideration, that they’re just wrong, well then we start to personalize the conflict and we can very easily start becoming condescending, arrogant, right? Scorn and contempt…and we use these to win the battle. We make it personal. In other words, we become the mocker. So, when we’ve lost our equilibrium, right, when the emotions have amped up and our face is all red and we’re saying things that we haven’t really thought about saying, like when we lose sight of the problem and start fighting each other then what’s gonna follow? Pride, right? Arrogance. Like, it’s just gonna be there because we’re not trying to resolve a conflict anymore, we’re trying to win, we’re trying to be right, we’re trying to diminish and suppress the other person or the other person’s point of view. The battle is about domination then. And, so, when that happens, and it’s probably happened in everybody’s life who’s hearing me, then we throw off the gloves, right? We’re not like sparring anymore, we’re like actually trying to really hurt somebody. And man, you can really hurt somebody with your words. If you are a mocker. So, basically Proverb had…Proverbs had one sentence for us that simply said, look, if the mocker is not a part of the conversation then the fighting and the quarrels and the insults will go away and disappear which will then allow us to participate in actual conflict resolution that does something good. And that’s pretty tough thing to do when you like…like once…once the whole pot is simmering, right? Once you’re in the heat of the moment it’s pretty…it’s pretty tough to shut that off. One person, you know, maybe a conflict is happening and it’s going okay but somebody then says something that’s just a little bit over the line. They got a little mad. They said something they probably shouldn’t have said and then…then all bets are off, the whole thing is just blowing up. So, how can we…I mean conflict is necessary…like conflict is unavoidable. Nobody always sees eye to eye. Like, I love my wife and she loves me, and we’ve been together a very, very long time and we have a family and we are committed to each other and we are moving in the same direction and we are on the same page but we do not always agree with each other. So, we’re just simply not always going to agree in this world. We will find people who have different stories and different sets of convictions and are looking at things differently and we may not understand them, but we can’t just mock them, or we can’t just diminish them, we can’t just try to dominate them. That doesn’t do anything good. So, how can we can we step into those, kind of, tense times without bringing the mocker. Basically…basically we have to walk in with a set of convictions and believe that our hearts are good toward each other. Like, that’s the baseline. My heart is good toward you. Your heart is good toward me. And when we believe that then…then we’re not really trying to dominate anybody. Like, we’re not on our defense waiting for that one thing to get said that’s gonna set the whole thing off. When we know that our hearts are good toward each other in this then our defenses fall because there’s nothing to defend if you not being attacked. What is there to defend? And when we believe that our hearts are good towards each other then we can remind ourselves, there’s a problem here. We’re not seeing eye to eye on this particular issue. That doesn’t mean we’re not seeing eye to eye in life as people. We’ve got this problem. Let’s figure this out. Like, let’s attack this problem and not attack each other while we’re at it. So, let’s will watch for the mocker. I mean, that little one sentence in Proverbs just says so much, would change so much in our day-to-day lives.

And then there’s something really, really interesting that ties into this that we find in the book of Job today. Something that Elihu said to Job, and it’s really interesting because it hits us between the eyes. Elihu said, “beware of turning to evil, which you seem to prefer to affliction.” So, let’s think about that for second. We find ourselves in seasons of suffering and…and…and it’s hard whether that be that we’re suffering in our mind like with depression or anxiety or that be that we’re suffering physically or we’re grieving or that we just we feel like trapped in our lives…that like there’s no wiggle room on any side. We can’t get ahead. And, so, we feel like were suffering or we’re being forced to learn endurance and we do continue to endure, but things don’t seem to be getting better. Then, what is the invitation? Like, what starts percolating inside of us? We start getting angry, we start getting resentful and as that grows we start throwing our hands up and say, “what do I gotta do here” until we want to just chuck the whole thing. And that is the point at which we start saying God has abandoned me. God doesn’t see me or maybe even so far as I’m not sure there is even a god out there. So, eventually we’re like it doesn’t matter anyway and then we start…you know…we start going down an evil path because we prefer that to the affliction that we are suffering. So, we’re essentially saying, “well, I waited, and God didn’t show up. So, I’m going to do my own thing”, which just is like being at the bottom with a shovel trying to see how far further we can go. In the same way that when argument gets going and we become the mocker, we don’t just shut off and go, “oh my goodness. I am so sorry. I’m being the mocker here. I’m sorry for what I just said. I don’t mean that.” Like, that rarely happens. So, we see today, the Scriptures, a couple of behaviors that are really volatile and really, really unhelpful in our lives that we get drawn into because we would prefer that over whatever it is we’re facing. So, if we’re in an argument we don’t necessarily want to do productive conflict resolution. It’s easier to be the mocker and just get into a war even though that just breaks our hearts in the end. Or we may be enduring through something that we just throw our hands up in the air and go to the dark side, basically, because we would rather be on the dark side than facing affliction. Neither one of those paths end anywhere good. And, so, let’s take them to heart today, as we examine our own lives.


And we invite You Holy Spirit into that because we’re all guilty of all of this. We have for sure been the mocker. We have, for sure, just thrown her hands up and given up and gone…gone and done destructive things just because we were enduring an affliction of some sort. Help us. Help us God because these are just indicators of when we take over in our own…like when things are not working as we had expected, and we take over and make things worse. Come Holy Spirit, help us to at least pause and listen for Your voice in our lives because there’s always that meet, there’s always that moment of choice before we say that thing or do that thing, there’s always a choice. Come into our choices we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.


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Hi this is my first time calling. My name is Rachel. I am really just prayerful for my family right now and I’m hoping you all can pray with me. We’ve been working to kind of just to honor God with what we’re doing but we have some difficulties because my dad just really struggles, and we don’t really know how to reach out to him or how to honor him in a way that he can respect or understand to show him God’s love. He’s just really hurting. He has been for a long time. He doesn’t want to open up about it or anything like that. And he often tries to push all of us, his kids and his wife, away as much as possible. And we just don’t really know what we’re doing on that. So, I would appreciate your guy’s prayers. Thank you so much for this time and for listening to my request. Bye.

It’s hard to know where to start but my husband and I both are in Bible College for theology degrees, but in order to do that I had to work a little more and he had to work less. So, he’s staying home with the kids and he does a great job and I’m still home sometimes, but I have lost the chance to homeschool them and to work in the garden and with the animals and all the things that I love to do. But we have decided to do this in service to the Lord. I’m just worried and sad. I miss being home with my children and I’m so thankful husband is there to disciple them while I’m not. But the pain and the sadness of it is real. I miss them terribly and I don’t want to do the wrong thing. And I also work at night. And, so, it’s very, very hard on me physically and hard on my family. And I pray that the Lord would bring comfort and resolution and I know that His grace is sufficient for everything. I am praying for release from working at night. For peace and understanding that He knows exactly what He wants for us and that he’s orchestrating everything down to the smallest detail for his glory and for our good…

Wow, this is incredible to be able to press a little red button and then make your appeal to the Lord and with your brothers and sisters. I thank all of you for your love and care and concern. If you’re listening to this, it’s because you do care and you believe in prayer and you love the Lord. So, this morning I just bring to you my son Adam who’s been sick for many, many years. Really didn’t know what it was. Finally we just went to see some more holistic doctors, got him on a diet and he’s just much better. But I think we’re finding that a lot of it is emotional or psychological. He has a solid career and so on but the money that has been spent on seeing doctors in the process has really caught up on him. And, so it’s eating alive on him now as he wants to be out of debt. So, anyway, I hold him before the Lord, and I thank you so much for your prayers. God bless every one of you that are listening to this today. Keep fighting the good fight of faith.

Hey Daily Audio Bible family, this is John Corrado calling from Bethlehem Pennsylvania, well, in New York City on top of a roof on a bright sunny, sparkly, shiny, new day here. Well, it’s in the afternoon, so the day isn’t new but every moment where made new in Christ, right? So, it’s brand-new right now. Listen, I just wanted to reach out in advance of the family reunion that’s taking place this weekend to pray a prayer over everything that’s going to take place there this weekend. I’m gonna get right into that now. Father God thank You so much for this amazing day, a day that was never promised to us. Thank You for Your grace and mercy and Your kindness Father God and everything that You do to us and for us and through us through Your word Lord God, that we endeavor to the end and we place ourselves in every day. Thank You for how You’re working in our hearts and our hearts and transforming us more to be like Christ through Your word Father, as we lean into You further and further You make us more and more like Your son as we grow and develop the kingdom here on earth that will eventually be one day all Yours again Father God. Thank You so much for the family reunion coming up this weekend Lord. I ask You to bless each and every aspect of the reunion, everything Father God from all the travel, all the travel plans, all the arrangements, all the coordination, all the events. I ask for special blessing for Brian and Jill and his family for China for Michael and for SarahJane for anyone that’s going to be involved for the YMCA aspect of it Lord God. And I especially ask a blessing over each and every one of us that’s going to be in attendance, that we can be in great unity with one another Lord God. I’m so excited. Thank You for the opportunity to be able to come together we ask for a…

Hey fellow DABbers, this is Emily of Jim and Emily in Houston. We love you and where praying for the family gathering, family reunion this weekend. We wish we could be there. I really want to see my More sister’s and Chris and Beth, and we just love you guys so much. But we are going to Wales on September 25th. We are moving there to be missionaries and to help a church plant renovate a closed Victorian era church building turning it into a community outreach center and a working church and we need your prayers. Margo in Liberia, you have inspired us. Please pray for us. Paul in Wales, we are believing for revival and what we specifically need prayer for is that someone would lease our house. We’re packing up stuff. It fills me with oodles of anxiety going through stuff. So, please pray for me in that. Pray for what needs to be sold gets sold. We’re putting stuff in storage. And for all those details. Houston does have a heat embargo on shipping animals. So, please pray that on September 25th we have no problems with heat so that our kitty can come with us. And please keep praying for revival in Wales. We love you guys and I just have to say, Brian and Jill, thank you so much for this podcast. You were with us in 2014. Sorry, in __. And may God work miracles there and we trust that He’ll be with us in the UK as God works miracles there too. Thank you. We love you.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Friday August 30, 2019 (NIV)

Job 34-36

34 Then Elihu said:

“Hear my words, you wise men;
listen to me,(A) you men of learning.
For the ear tests words
as the tongue tastes food.(B)
Let us discern for ourselves what is right;(C)
let us learn together what is good.(D)

“Job says, ‘I am innocent,(E)
but God denies me justice.(F)
Although I am right,
I am considered a liar;(G)
although I am guiltless,(H)
his arrow inflicts an incurable wound.’(I)
Is there anyone like Job,
who drinks scorn like water?(J)
He keeps company with evildoers;
he associates with the wicked.(K)
For he says, ‘There is no profit
in trying to please God.’(L)

10 “So listen to me,(M) you men of understanding.(N)
Far be it from God to do evil,(O)
from the Almighty to do wrong.(P)
11 He repays everyone for what they have done;(Q)
he brings on them what their conduct deserves.(R)
12 It is unthinkable that God would do wrong,(S)
that the Almighty would pervert justice.(T)
13 Who appointed(U) him over the earth?
Who put him in charge of the whole world?(V)
14 If it were his intention
and he withdrew his spirit[a](W) and breath,(X)
15 all humanity would perish(Y) together
and mankind would return to the dust.(Z)

16 “If you have understanding,(AA) hear this;
listen to what I say.(AB)
17 Can someone who hates justice govern?(AC)
Will you condemn the just and mighty One?(AD)
18 Is he not the One who says to kings, ‘You are worthless,’
and to nobles,(AE) ‘You are wicked,’(AF)
19 who shows no partiality(AG) to princes
and does not favor the rich over the poor,(AH)
for they are all the work of his hands?(AI)
20 They die in an instant, in the middle of the night;(AJ)
the people are shaken and they pass away;
the mighty are removed without human hand.(AK)

21 “His eyes are on the ways of mortals;(AL)
he sees their every step.(AM)
22 There is no deep shadow,(AN) no utter darkness,(AO)
where evildoers can hide.(AP)
23 God has no need to examine people further,(AQ)
that they should come before him for judgment.(AR)
24 Without inquiry he shatters(AS) the mighty(AT)
and sets up others in their place.(AU)
25 Because he takes note of their deeds,(AV)
he overthrows them in the night(AW) and they are crushed.(AX)
26 He punishes them for their wickedness(AY)
where everyone can see them,
27 because they turned from following him(AZ)
and had no regard for any of his ways.(BA)
28 They caused the cry of the poor to come before him,
so that he heard the cry of the needy.(BB)
29 But if he remains silent,(BC) who can condemn him?(BD)
If he hides his face,(BE) who can see him?
Yet he is over individual and nation alike,(BF)
30 to keep the godless(BG) from ruling,(BH)
from laying snares for the people.(BI)

31 “Suppose someone says to God,
‘I am guilty(BJ) but will offend no more.
32 Teach me what I cannot see;(BK)
if I have done wrong, I will not do so again.’(BL)
33 Should God then reward you on your terms,
when you refuse to repent?(BM)
You must decide, not I;
so tell me what you know.

34 “Men of understanding declare,
wise men who hear me say to me,
35 ‘Job speaks without knowledge;(BN)
his words lack insight.’(BO)
36 Oh, that Job might be tested to the utmost
for answering like a wicked man!(BP)
37 To his sin he adds rebellion;
scornfully he claps his hands(BQ) among us
and multiplies his words(BR) against God.”(BS)

35 Then Elihu said:

“Do you think this is just?
You say, ‘I am in the right,(BT) not God.’(BU)
Yet you ask him, ‘What profit is it to me,[b]
and what do I gain by not sinning?’(BV)

“I would like to reply to you
and to your friends with you.
Look up at the heavens(BW) and see;
gaze at the clouds so high above you.(BX)
If you sin, how does that affect him?
If your sins are many, what does that do to him?(BY)
If you are righteous, what do you give to him,(BZ)
or what does he receive(CA) from your hand?(CB)
Your wickedness only affects humans like yourself,(CC)
and your righteousness only other people.(CD)

“People cry out(CE) under a load of oppression;(CF)
they plead for relief from the arm of the powerful.(CG)
10 But no one says, ‘Where is God my Maker,(CH)
who gives songs(CI) in the night,(CJ)
11 who teaches(CK) us(CL) more than he teaches[c] the beasts of the earth
and makes us wiser than[d] the birds in the sky?’
12 He does not answer(CM) when people cry out
because of the arrogance(CN) of the wicked.(CO)
13 Indeed, God does not listen to their empty plea;
the Almighty pays no attention to it.(CP)
14 How much less, then, will he listen
when you say that you do not see him,(CQ)
that your case(CR) is before him
and you must wait for him,(CS)
15 and further, that his anger never punishes(CT)
and he does not take the least notice of wickedness.[e](CU)
16 So Job opens his mouth with empty talk;(CV)
without knowledge he multiplies words.”(CW)

36 Elihu continued:

“Bear with me a little longer and I will show you
that there is more to be said in God’s behalf.
I get my knowledge from afar;(CX)
I will ascribe justice to my Maker.(CY)
Be assured that my words are not false;(CZ)
one who has perfect knowledge(DA) is with you.(DB)

“God is mighty,(DC) but despises no one;(DD)
he is mighty, and firm in his purpose.(DE)
He does not keep the wicked alive(DF)
but gives the afflicted their rights.(DG)
He does not take his eyes off the righteous;(DH)
he enthrones them with kings(DI)
and exalts them forever.(DJ)
But if people are bound in chains,(DK)
held fast by cords of affliction,(DL)
he tells them what they have done—
that they have sinned arrogantly.(DM)
10 He makes them listen(DN) to correction(DO)
and commands them to repent of their evil.(DP)
11 If they obey and serve him,(DQ)
they will spend the rest of their days in prosperity(DR)
and their years in contentment.(DS)
12 But if they do not listen,
they will perish by the sword[f](DT)
and die without knowledge.(DU)

13 “The godless in heart(DV) harbor resentment;(DW)
even when he fetters them, they do not cry for help.(DX)
14 They die in their youth,(DY)
among male prostitutes of the shrines.(DZ)
15 But those who suffer(EA) he delivers in their suffering;(EB)
he speaks(EC) to them in their affliction.(ED)

16 “He is wooing(EE) you from the jaws of distress
to a spacious place(EF) free from restriction,(EG)
to the comfort of your table(EH) laden with choice food.(EI)
17 But now you are laden with the judgment due the wicked;(EJ)
judgment and justice have taken hold of you.(EK)
18 Be careful that no one entices you by riches;
do not let a large bribe(EL) turn you aside.(EM)
19 Would your wealth(EN) or even all your mighty efforts
sustain you so you would not be in distress?
20 Do not long for the night,(EO)
to drag people away from their homes.[g]
21 Beware of turning to evil,(EP)
which you seem to prefer to affliction.(EQ)

22 “God is exalted in his power.(ER)
Who is a teacher like him?(ES)
23 Who has prescribed his ways(ET) for him,(EU)
or said to him, ‘You have done wrong’?(EV)
24 Remember to extol his work,(EW)
which people have praised in song.(EX)
25 All humanity has seen it;(EY)
mortals gaze on it from afar.
26 How great is God—beyond our understanding!(EZ)
The number of his years is past finding out.(FA)

27 “He draws up the drops of water,(FB)
which distill as rain to the streams[h];(FC)
28 the clouds pour down their moisture
and abundant showers(FD) fall on mankind.(FE)
29 Who can understand how he spreads out the clouds,
how he thunders(FF) from his pavilion?(FG)
30 See how he scatters his lightning(FH) about him,
bathing the depths of the sea.(FI)
31 This is the way he governs[i] the nations(FJ)
and provides food(FK) in abundance.(FL)
32 He fills his hands with lightning
and commands it to strike its mark.(FM)
33 His thunder announces the coming storm;(FN)
even the cattle make known its approach.[j](FO)


  1. Job 34:14 Or Spirit
  2. Job 35:3 Or you
  3. Job 35:11 Or night, / 11 who teaches us by
  4. Job 35:11 Or us wise by
  5. Job 35:15 Symmachus, Theodotion and Vulgate; the meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
  6. Job 36:12 Or will cross the river
  7. Job 36:20 The meaning of the Hebrew for verses 18-20 is uncertain.
  8. Job 36:27 Or distill from the mist as rain
  9. Job 36:31 Or nourishes
  10. Job 36:33 Or announces his coming— / the One zealous against evil

Cross references:

  1. Job 34:2 : S Job 32:10
  2. Job 34:3 : Job 12:11
  3. Job 34:4 : S Job 12:12; Heb 5:14
  4. Job 34:4 : 1Th 5:21
  5. Job 34:5 : S Job 10:7
  6. Job 34:5 : S Job 6:29
  7. Job 34:6 : S Job 6:28
  8. Job 34:6 : S Job 9:21
  9. Job 34:6 : S Job 6:4; S 10:3; S Jer 10:19
  10. Job 34:7 : S Job 9:21; S 15:16
  11. Job 34:8 : S Job 22:15
  12. Job 34:9 : S Job 9:29-31; S 21:15
  13. Job 34:10 : Job 32:10
  14. Job 34:10 : ver 16; S Job 12:12
  15. Job 34:10 : S Ge 18:25
  16. Job 34:10 : ver 12; Dt 32:4; Job 8:3; 36:23; Ps 92:15; Ro 3:5; 9:14
  17. Job 34:11 : S Job 21:31; S Mt 16:27
  18. Job 34:11 : Jer 17:10; 32:19; Eze 33:20
  19. Job 34:12 : S ver 10; Tit 1:2; Heb 6:18
  20. Job 34:12 : S Job 8:3; Ps 9:16; Col 3:25; 2Th 1:6
  21. Job 34:13 : Heb 1:2
  22. Job 34:13 : Job 36:23; 38:4, 6; Isa 40:14
  23. Job 34:14 : S Ge 6:3
  24. Job 34:14 : S Nu 16:22; S Job 27:3
  25. Job 34:15 : S Ge 6:13; La 3:22; Mal 3:6; Jn 3:16
  26. Job 34:15 : S Ge 2:7; S Job 7:21; 9:22; Ps 90:10
  27. Job 34:16 : S ver 10
  28. Job 34:16 : S Job 32:10
  29. Job 34:17 : ver 30; 2Sa 23:3-4; Pr 20:8, 26; 24:23-25; 28:28
  30. Job 34:17 : ver 29; S Job 10:7; 40:8; Ro 3:5-6
  31. Job 34:18 : S Job 12:18
  32. Job 34:18 : Ex 22:28; Isa 40:24
  33. Job 34:19 : S Job 13:10; S Ac 10:34
  34. Job 34:19 : S Lev 19:15; Jas 2:5
  35. Job 34:19 : S Job 10:3
  36. Job 34:20 : ver 25; S Ex 11:4; S Job 20:8
  37. Job 34:20 : S Job 12:19
  38. Job 34:21 : Jer 32:19
  39. Job 34:21 : S Job 14:16; Pr 15:3; S Heb 4:13
  40. Job 34:22 : S Job 3:5
  41. Job 34:22 : Ps 74:20
  42. Job 34:22 : S Ge 3:8; S Job 11:20
  43. Job 34:23 : Ps 11:4
  44. Job 34:23 : Job 11:11
  45. Job 34:24 : Isa 8:9; 9:4; Jer 51:20; Da 2:34
  46. Job 34:24 : Job 12:19
  47. Job 34:24 : Da 2:21
  48. Job 34:25 : S Job 11:11
  49. Job 34:25 : S ver 20
  50. Job 34:25 : Pr 5:21-23
  51. Job 34:26 : S Ge 6:5; S Job 8:22; S 28:24; Ps 9:5; Jer 44:5
  52. Job 34:27 : Ps 14:3
  53. Job 34:27 : S 1Sa 15:11
  54. Job 34:28 : S Ex 22:23; S Job 5:15; S 12:19
  55. Job 34:29 : Ps 28:1; 83:1; 109:1
  56. Job 34:29 : S ver 17; Ro 8:34
  57. Job 34:29 : Ps 13:1
  58. Job 34:29 : Ps 83:18; 97:9
  59. Job 34:30 : S Job 8:13
  60. Job 34:30 : S ver 17
  61. Job 34:30 : Ps 25:15; 31:4; 91:3; 124:7; 140:5; Pr 29:2-12
  62. Job 34:31 : Ps 51:5; Lk 15:21; Ro 7:24; 1Jn 1:8, 10
  63. Job 34:32 : Ex 33:13; Job 35:11; 38:36; Ps 15:2; 25:4; 27:11; 51:6; 86:11; 139:23-24; 143:8
  64. Job 34:32 : Job 33:27; S Lk 19:8
  65. Job 34:33 : S 2Ki 17:13; Job 33:23; 36:10, 15, 18, 21; 41:11; 42:6; Pr 17:23; Jnh 3:8
  66. Job 34:35 : Job 35:16; 38:2; 42:3
  67. Job 34:35 : Job 26:3
  68. Job 34:36 : S Job 6:29; S 22:15
  69. Job 34:37 : S Job 27:23
  70. Job 34:37 : Job 35:16
  71. Job 34:37 : Job 23:2
  72. Job 35:2 : S Job 33:32
  73. Job 35:2 : S Job 2:9; S 32:2
  74. Job 35:3 : S Job 9:29-31; S 21:15
  75. Job 35:5 : S Ge 15:5; S Dt 10:14
  76. Job 35:5 : S Job 11:7-9; Ps 19:1-4
  77. Job 35:6 : S Job 7:20
  78. Job 35:7 : Ro 11:35
  79. Job 35:7 : 1Co 4:7
  80. Job 35:7 : S Job 22:2-3; Lk 17:10
  81. Job 35:8 : Eze 18:24
  82. Job 35:8 : Eze 18:5-9; Zec 7:9-10
  83. Job 35:9 : Ex 2:23
  84. Job 35:9 : S Job 20:19
  85. Job 35:9 : S Job 5:15; S 12:19
  86. Job 35:10 : S Job 4:17
  87. Job 35:10 : S Job 8:21
  88. Job 35:10 : Ps 42:8; 77:6; 119:62; 149:5; Ac 16:25
  89. Job 35:11 : S Job 21:22; Lk 12:24
  90. Job 35:11 : Job 12:7
  91. Job 35:12 : S 1Sa 8:18
  92. Job 35:12 : S Job 15:25
  93. Job 35:12 : Ps 66:18
  94. Job 35:13 : S Dt 1:45; S 1Sa 8:18; S Job 15:31; S Pr 15:8
  95. Job 35:14 : S Job 9:11
  96. Job 35:14 : Ps 37:6
  97. Job 35:14 : Job 31:35
  98. Job 35:15 : S Job 9:24
  99. Job 35:15 : S Job 18:5; Ps 10:11; Hos 7:2; Am 8:7
  100. Job 35:16 : Tit 1:10
  101. Job 35:16 : S Job 34:35, 37; 1Co 4:20; Jude 1:10
  102. Job 36:3 : S Job 6:28
  103. Job 36:3 : S Job 4:17
  104. Job 36:4 : S Job 6:28; S 13:6
  105. Job 36:4 : Job 37:5, 16, 23
  106. Job 36:4 : S Job 32:17
  107. Job 36:5 : S Job 9:4
  108. Job 36:5 : Ps 5:2; 22:24; 31:22; 69:33; 102:17; 103:10
  109. Job 36:5 : S Nu 23:19; Ro 11:29
  110. Job 36:6 : S Job 34:26
  111. Job 36:6 : S Job 4:10
  112. Job 36:7 : S Job 11:11; Ps 11:5; 33:18; 34:15; Mt 6:18
  113. Job 36:7 : Ps 113:8; Isa 22:23
  114. Job 36:7 : S 1Sa 2:7-8; S Job 4:7
  115. Job 36:8 : S 2Sa 3:34; 2Ki 23:33; Ps 107:10, 14
  116. Job 36:8 : ver 10, 15, 21; Ps 119:67, 71
  117. Job 36:9 : S Job 15:25
  118. Job 36:10 : S Job 33:16
  119. Job 36:10 : S Job 5:17
  120. Job 36:10 : S ver 8; S Jdg 6:8; S Job 34:33; 1Th 5:22
  121. Job 36:11 : S Lev 26:33; Dt 28:1; Isa 1:19; Hag 1:12
  122. Job 36:11 : S Dt 30:15; S Job 8:7
  123. Job 36:11 : S Ex 8:22; S Dt 8:1; Jn 14:21; 1Ti 4:8
  124. Job 36:12 : S Lev 26:38; S Job 15:22
  125. Job 36:12 : S Job 4:21; Eph 4:18
  126. Job 36:13 : S Job 15:12; Ro 2:5
  127. Job 36:13 : S Job 5:2
  128. Job 36:13 : S Job 4:17; Am 4:11
  129. Job 36:14 : S Job 15:32
  130. Job 36:14 : S Dt 23:17
  131. Job 36:15 : S Job 5:15
  132. Job 36:15 : 2Co 12:10
  133. Job 36:15 : S Job 33:16
  134. Job 36:15 : S ver 8; S Job 34:33
  135. Job 36:16 : Hos 2:14
  136. Job 36:16 : S 2Sa 22:20; Ps 18:19
  137. Job 36:16 : Ps 118:5
  138. Job 36:16 : Ps 23:5; 78:19
  139. Job 36:16 : S Ge 17:1; S Job 15:11
  140. Job 36:17 : S Job 20:29
  141. Job 36:17 : Job 22:11
  142. Job 36:18 : S Ex 23:8; Am 5:12
  143. Job 36:18 : S Job 34:33
  144. Job 36:19 : Ps 49:6; Jer 9:23
  145. Job 36:20 : Job 34:20, 25
  146. Job 36:21 : S Job 34:33; Ps 66:18
  147. Job 36:21 : S ver 8; Heb 11:25
  148. Job 36:22 : S Job 5:9; S 9:4
  149. Job 36:22 : S Job 21:22; S Ro 11:34
  150. Job 36:23 : Job 27:11
  151. Job 36:23 : S Job 34:13; Ro 11:33
  152. Job 36:23 : S Ge 18:25; S Job 34:10
  153. Job 36:24 : 1Ch 16:24; Ps 35:27; 92:5; 111:2; 138:5; 145:10
  154. Job 36:24 : S Ex 15:1; Rev 15:3
  155. Job 36:25 : Ro 1:20
  156. Job 36:26 : S Job 5:9; 1Co 13:12
  157. Job 36:26 : S Ge 21:33; S Job 10:5; Heb 1:12
  158. Job 36:27 : S Job 26:8
  159. Job 36:27 : S 2Sa 1:21; Job 28:26; 38:28; Isa 55:10
  160. Job 36:28 : Ps 65:10; 72:6; Joel 2:23
  161. Job 36:28 : S Job 5:10; S 22:11; S 28:26; Mt 5:45
  162. Job 36:29 : Ps 29:3; Jer 10:13
  163. Job 36:29 : S Job 9:6; 37:16; Ps 18:7-15; 19:4, 5; 104:2; Pr 8:28; Isa 40:22
  164. Job 36:30 : Ex 19:16; Job 37:11, 15; Ps 18:12, 14; 97:4; Jer 10:13; Hab 3:11
  165. Job 36:30 : Ps 68:22; Isa 51:10
  166. Job 36:31 : Dt 28:23-24; 1Ki 17:1; Job 37:13; Am 4:7-8
  167. Job 36:31 : Ps 145:15
  168. Job 36:31 : Ps 104:14-15, 27-28; Isa 30:23; Ac 14:17
  169. Job 36:32 : S Job 28:24; 37:12, 15; Ps 18:14; 29:7-9
  170. Job 36:33 : Job 37:5; 40:9
  171. Job 36:33 : S Job 28:26
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2 Corinthians 4:1-12

Present Weakness and Resurrection Life

Therefore, since through God’s mercy(A) we have this ministry, we do not lose heart.(B) Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways;(C) we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God.(D) On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience(E) in the sight of God. And even if our gospel(F) is veiled,(G) it is veiled to those who are perishing.(H) The god(I) of this age(J) has blinded(K) the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ,(L) who is the image of God.(M) For what we preach is not ourselves,(N) but Jesus Christ as Lord,(O) and ourselves as your servants(P) for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,”[a](Q) made his light shine in our hearts(R) to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.(S)

But we have this treasure in jars of clay(T) to show that this all-surpassing power is from God(U) and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side,(V) but not crushed; perplexed,(W) but not in despair; persecuted,(X) but not abandoned;(Y) struck down, but not destroyed.(Z) 10 We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus,(AA) so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.(AB) 11 For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake,(AC) so that his life may also be revealed in our mortal body. 12 So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.(AD)


  1. 2 Corinthians 4:6 Gen. 1:3
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Psalm 44:1-8

Psalm 44[a]

For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. A maskil.[b]

We have heard it with our ears,(A) O God;
our ancestors have told us(B)
what you did in their days,
in days long ago.(C)
With your hand you drove out(D) the nations
and planted(E) our ancestors;
you crushed(F) the peoples
and made our ancestors flourish.(G)
It was not by their sword(H) that they won the land,
nor did their arm bring them victory;
it was your right hand,(I) your arm,(J)
and the light(K) of your face, for you loved(L) them.

You are my King(M) and my God,(N)
who decrees[c] victories(O) for Jacob.
Through you we push back(P) our enemies;
through your name we trample(Q) our foes.
I put no trust in my bow,(R)
my sword does not bring me victory;
but you give us victory(S) over our enemies,
you put our adversaries to shame.(T)
In God we make our boast(U) all day long,(V)
and we will praise your name forever.[d](W)


  1. Psalm 44:1 In Hebrew texts 44:1-26 is numbered 44:2-27.
  2. Psalm 44:1 Title: Probably a literary or musical term
  3. Psalm 44:4 Septuagint, Aquila and Syriac; Hebrew King, O God; / command
  4. Psalm 44:8 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.
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Proverbs 22:10-12

10 Drive out the mocker, and out goes strife;
quarrels and insults are ended.(A)

11 One who loves a pure heart and who speaks with grace
will have the king for a friend.(B)

12 The eyes of the Lord keep watch over knowledge,
but he frustrates the words of the unfaithful.

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08/29/2019 DAB Transcript

Job 31:1-33:33, 2 Cor 3:1-18, Ps 43:1-5, Pr 22:8-9

Today is the 29th day of August. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian and it is wonderful to be here with you today as we around the corner on another week, continue taking steps forward, and allowing God to speak to us. So, let’s get to that. We’ve been reading from the New International Version this week, which is what we’ll continue to do all the way to the end of this week. And in the Old Testament, we are continuing our journey through the book of Job. And today we’ll read chapters 31 through 33. And Job is continuing to pour out his heart. He’s listened to his friends plenty. He’s in the middle of some things that he needs to say today. So, obviously Job wants an audience with God directly in person. This hasn’t happened yet. But let’s continue the story with Job, chapter 31.


Alright. So, when we were going through the book of Romans and reading that letter that Paul wrote and obviously it’s a very dense letter, a very theological letter. So, we explored a lot of the implications of what Paul was saying then, but as we continue to move forward in his letters, we notice all kind of different types of imagery that he uses and some of it’s very familiar to us, especially if we’ve been around the Christian faith for a long time. But Paul is rooted in his Hebrew identity, like even though he is the apostle to the Gentiles and his Hebrew brothers and sisters think he’s an apostate and a heretic and deserves to die, all of the things that Paul is saying in his letters are largely rooted in his Hebrew roots. So, he talks about veils today, right? And if somebody just randomly starts talking about veils in a religious conversation, right, you don’t necessarily know what’s going on, but a Hebrew person would, and a Gentile could learn really easy if they learn a little bit of the Old Testament. So, Paul’s talking about veils today and the reason that he is talking about veils is that he’s contrasting the old covenant law that began with Moses and a new covenant that is revealed through Jesus. So, the law had been given to Moses in glorious fashion, which is exactly how Paul describes it. And it was glorious because his face was glowing. Remember, we read this back in Exodus. So, his face was glowing. Moses climbed Mount Sinai to meet God in person on the people’s behalf and when he came down his face shone with the glory of God, which caused the people to fear Moses. And, so, Moses put a veil over his face. And, so, for Paul, as he’s looking back at that story for how Jesus comes into the story and carries it forward, this idea of looking through a veil represented the way that people had been viewing the law all along. He says it like this, “their minds were made dull, for to this day the same veil remains when the old covenant is read. It has not been removed, because only in Christ is it taken away. Even to this day, when Moses is read, a veil covers their hearts.” And then Paul starts making this distinction between this new covenant an old covenant. And again, we talked about this when we were going through Romans because we can pass by this like, “no big deal. Of course. Dah. Everybody knows this”, but what Paul is saying in this letter is incredibly or was incredibly controversial at the time he was saying it. So, for Paul, the law constantly pointed out how failure was occurring, right, like how you are failing while the redemptive work of Christ, this new covenant frees us from those failings and makes us righteous before God. And, so, what makes this compelling is how Paul paints a picture of what life might look like if we weren’t looking through a vail anymore. And this is where we need to start really paying attention. “Whenever”, Paul says this, “whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit and where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom. And we all who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory.” In other words, not through a vail but looking upon His glory straight up we are being transformed into His image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord who is the Spirit. Like that’s pretty big stuff on a number of levels. Friends, if Paul isn’t nuts, and I don’t think we believe he’s nuts, we trust in the Scriptures, if Paul’s right then where this Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom. The veil has been removed. We can see clearly. Where is the Spirit of the Lord? Well, if Paul is right then he told us when we were reading from the book of Romans that it is the same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead lives in us. So, the Spirit of God, then, is within us, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is…do you see where we’re going here…there is freedom. Or for that matter we just turn to the Psalms. “Where can I go to escape from your Spirit” And this is from Psalm 139. “Where can I flee from your presence. If I go up to the heavens You’re there. If I go down to the grave You’re there.” Right? Like, “if I go to the far side of the earth You’re there.” What Paul is saying here, what the Scriptures are telling us is that we cannot get out of God’s presence. His presence, His Spirit lives within us, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom. You are a freedom machine wherever you go. And at some point, I mean, at some point, I know, like we can go over this ground over and over…I can go over this ground over and over and over and over and over every year and still not, you know, and still find myself not walking in freedom, at some point in the year just be losing it. Like, I get it, I understand, but I also recognize it really actually is always available. It really is always there. Freedom is always there as well as bondage. It mostly boils down to what we choose. We often think like, “well if I were walking in complete freedom then everything in my life would be easy…like everything would be like moving in the same direction, the wind would be at my back, I would be sailing downhill.” That’s just not how life works though, like, not for anybody that I know and that’s not how life worked for the son of the living God and that’s not how life worked for the apostle Paul or any of the other apostles. That’s not how life worked for our early patriarchs that we’ve read their stories. That’s not how life worked for the Kings. That’s not how life worked for the prophets. So, we have some sort of ideal that we don’t even know we’re talking about. We’re gonna face opposition in this world, it’s been promised. Has nothing to do with whether we’re gonna walk in freedom. So, let’s think about it today. Where’s the veil, right? Is the veil over your over your face? Is it over our faces? Or has the veil been removed so that we can see? And hopefully, even for a moment…even for a moment in the Scriptures today the veil has been removed so we can at least see what we’re talking about. Even if we can’t reach out and attain it this moment, if we can see what we’re talking about. I am free. I am perpetually free. It is always mine. I just normally don’t choose it. Like, if we could at least just get that clear, that we have a beachhead to start walking in freedom. Friends, it’s ours. What would the world be like if we were truly free?


Holy Spirit we invite You into that because there’s no telling what could happen. There’s no telling what could happen in this world if all of Your people who claim Your name, who claim all of this to be true, who are banking on the Bible to be accurate. If this is true, and we believe this was true, and we began to walk in this, we would not be comparing ourselves to each other, we would not be bothered by each other, we would be doing everything in our power to stay in the freedom that You have given us as we are transformed into Your likeness. Like, some of this stuff is so good…so good that…that we haven’t even tasted of it. Transform us Lord into Your image with ever-increasing glory as we whose faces have been unveiled contemplate Your glory. This is what the Scripture says. This is how it works. And, so, we consider Your glory and we consider the way You are transforming us and we open ourselves up to You fully. Come, Holy Spirit and bring the light of truth and lead us into all truth we ask in Jesus’ name. Amen.


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08/28/2019 DAB Transcript

Job 28:1-30:31, 2 Corinthians 2:12-17, Psalms 42:1-11, Proverbs 22:7

Today is the 28th day of August. I am Brian. It is a pleasure and a joy to be here with you as we reach the middle of the week of the last week of the month and, yeah, just a couple days from the family reunion. So, exciting time around here. It’s exciting to be here with you today as we take the next step forward in the Scriptures. And that will lead us back out into the book of Job in the Old Testament and back into Paul’s letter to the church in Corinth that we call second Corinthians. We’re reading from the New International Version this week. Job 28 through 30 today.


Okay. So, in Paul’s letter to the Corinthians today he says something kinda interesting, unique actually. He says, “thanks be to God who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of Him everywhere.” “The aroma of the knowledge of Him” is fascinating. So, like, think…think of a couple months from now, at least those of you in the United States, think of, you know, late November and Thanksgiving time and autumn and think of the aroma of that season, right? You can put your finger on it right away. Its…its Thanksgiving dinner. Its…its all those candles that have that very very specific autumn kind of smell. The leaves begin to fall. It gets wetter and you smell people burning the leaves at night. There’s an aroma, right? Ans as soon as that holiday ends, then the aroma changes, right, to like peppermint and fur…like Christmas tree smells, right, because there’s an aroma around that season. In fact, I mean, we don’t always pay attention to what it is that we’re smelling but when we walk into a room, even if it doesn’t register with us consciously, if that room smells fragrant then we’ll respond to it because the aroma changes the atmosphere. And Paul says that God uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of Him everywhere. So, what do you smell like? It’s an odd question, but what do your words smell like? And I’m not like thinking they smell like minty breath or bad breath. I mean, are your words bringing the aroma of Christ and changing the atmosphere? Or like, what about the choices that you make, like the actions that you’re gonna do today, the things that you’re gonna do, are they changing the atmosphere with the aroma of Christ? Right? Because we can walk into a room and not register… we can just register, “oh that smells good. Oh…” it might take a while, “Oh that’s cookies. Are you baking cookies? I’d like”, you know, “I’d like a cookie.” It’s not always immediately noticeable but the longer that you linger the more that you become aware. That’s what an aroma does, and God is using us to produce the aroma of Christ in the world. So, is that what’s going on around you or are you repellent? Like, literally do you suck the air out of the room and replace it with an atmosphere that people want to get away from. Because if God can use us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of Christ, well then we can certainly in our own strength to do just the opposite. And this will all happen by the way that we choose to live our lives today - in our thoughts and in our words and in our deeds. And it’s easy enough to say, “well it’s hard to…it’s hard to know the impact that you’re having” but not if you’re paying attention. Have you ever been like stressed out and, you know, anxiety is just kinda churning in your belly and you’re not really sure exactly how to make a rational decision and things are not going well but you get around somebody who’s calm and they begin to talk you through it and they begin to peel back the layers with you and you’re not alone in this and…and they stay calm and the change the atmosphere and you leave there…maybe everything…maybe nothing has changed at all except for you experienced the aroma of Christ and you responded to it.

If we’ll Just listen to what the sons of Kora had to say today in the Psalms, we’ll know…we’ll know the posture that we need to have to change the atmosphere wherever we go. The Psalm says, “as the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?” If that’s our hearts posture, then we will definitely be bringing the aroma of Christ and the awareness of the knowledge of God into all situatio,ns.


And, so, Holy Spirit, we invite You into that. It’s kind of a new category. We don’t necessarily think of the way that we’re changing the atmosphere. It’s just not put in terms that we would normally think of. Yet here it is in the Bible. And, so, this gives us a great opportunity to think about it in those terms, that when we walk into a room, we’re carrying something with us and it’s either going to be compelling or repelling. May it be the aroma of Christ. Holy Spirit, come and help us understand that we carry within us that kind of power to, change the atmosphere of a room, of a situation, anything that You might send us into. Come Holy Spirit we pray. In the name of Jesus, we ask. Amen.


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The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Thursday August 29, 2019 (NIV)

Job 31-33

31 “I made a covenant with my eyes(A)
not to look lustfully at a young woman.(B)
For what is our lot(C) from God above,
our heritage from the Almighty on high?(D)
Is it not ruin(E) for the wicked,
disaster(F) for those who do wrong?(G)
Does he not see my ways(H)
and count my every step?(I)

“If I have walked with falsehood
or my foot has hurried after deceit(J)
let God weigh me(K) in honest scales(L)
and he will know that I am blameless(M)
if my steps have turned from the path,(N)
if my heart has been led by my eyes,
or if my hands(O) have been defiled,(P)
then may others eat what I have sown,(Q)
and may my crops be uprooted.(R)

“If my heart has been enticed(S) by a woman,(T)
or if I have lurked at my neighbor’s door,
10 then may my wife grind(U) another man’s grain,
and may other men sleep with her.(V)
11 For that would have been wicked,(W)
a sin to be judged.(X)
12 It is a fire(Y) that burns to Destruction[a];(Z)
it would have uprooted my harvest.(AA)

13 “If I have denied justice to any of my servants,(AB)
whether male or female,
when they had a grievance against me,(AC)
14 what will I do when God confronts me?(AD)
What will I answer when called to account?(AE)
15 Did not he who made me in the womb make them?(AF)
Did not the same one form us both within our mothers?(AG)

16 “If I have denied the desires of the poor(AH)
or let the eyes of the widow(AI) grow weary,(AJ)
17 if I have kept my bread to myself,
not sharing it with the fatherless(AK)
18 but from my youth I reared them as a father would,
and from my birth I guided the widow(AL)
19 if I have seen anyone perishing for lack of clothing,(AM)
or the needy(AN) without garments,
20 and their hearts did not bless me(AO)
for warming them with the fleece(AP) from my sheep,
21 if I have raised my hand against the fatherless,(AQ)
knowing that I had influence in court,(AR)
22 then let my arm fall from the shoulder,
let it be broken off at the joint.(AS)
23 For I dreaded destruction from God,(AT)
and for fear of his splendor(AU) I could not do such things.(AV)

24 “If I have put my trust in gold(AW)
or said to pure gold, ‘You are my security,’(AX)
25 if I have rejoiced over my great wealth,(AY)
the fortune my hands had gained,(AZ)
26 if I have regarded the sun(BA) in its radiance
or the moon(BB) moving in splendor,
27 so that my heart was secretly enticed(BC)
and my hand offered them a kiss of homage,(BD)
28 then these also would be sins to be judged,(BE)
for I would have been unfaithful to God on high.(BF)

29 “If I have rejoiced at my enemy’s misfortune(BG)
or gloated over the trouble that came to him(BH)
30 I have not allowed my mouth to sin
by invoking a curse against their life(BI)
31 if those of my household have never said,
‘Who has not been filled with Job’s meat?’(BJ)
32 but no stranger had to spend the night in the street,
for my door was always open to the traveler(BK)
33 if I have concealed(BL) my sin as people do,[b]
by hiding(BM) my guilt in my heart
34 because I so feared the crowd(BN)
and so dreaded the contempt of the clans
that I kept silent(BO) and would not go outside—

35 (“Oh, that I had someone to hear me!(BP)
I sign now my defense—let the Almighty answer me;
let my accuser(BQ) put his indictment in writing.
36 Surely I would wear it on my shoulder,(BR)
I would put it on like a crown.(BS)
37 I would give him an account of my every step;(BT)
I would present it to him as to a ruler.(BU))—

38 “if my land cries out against me(BV)
and all its furrows are wet(BW) with tears,
39 if I have devoured its yield without payment(BX)
or broken the spirit of its tenants,(BY)
40 then let briers(BZ) come up instead of wheat
and stinkweed(CA) instead of barley.”

The words of Job are ended.(CB)


32 So these three men stopped answering Job,(CC) because he was righteous in his own eyes.(CD) But Elihu son of Barakel the Buzite,(CE) of the family of Ram, became very angry with Job for justifying himself(CF) rather than God.(CG) He was also angry with the three friends,(CH) because they had found no way to refute Job,(CI) and yet had condemned him.[c](CJ) Now Elihu had waited before speaking to Job because they were older than he.(CK) But when he saw that the three men had nothing more to say, his anger was aroused.

So Elihu son of Barakel the Buzite said:

“I am young in years,
and you are old;(CL)
that is why I was fearful,
not daring to tell you what I know.
I thought, ‘Age should speak;
advanced years should teach wisdom.’(CM)
But it is the spirit[d](CN) in a person,
the breath of the Almighty,(CO) that gives them understanding.(CP)
It is not only the old[e] who are wise,(CQ)
not only the aged(CR) who understand what is right.(CS)

10 “Therefore I say: Listen to me;(CT)
I too will tell you what I know.(CU)
11 I waited while you spoke,
I listened to your reasoning;
while you were searching for words,
12 I gave you my full attention.
But not one of you has proved Job wrong;
none of you has answered his arguments.(CV)
13 Do not say, ‘We have found wisdom;(CW)
let God, not a man, refute(CX) him.’
14 But Job has not marshaled his words against me,(CY)
and I will not answer him with your arguments.

15 “They are dismayed and have no more to say;
words have failed them.(CZ)
16 Must I wait, now that they are silent,
now that they stand there with no reply?
17 I too will have my say;
I too will tell what I know.(DA)
18 For I am full of words,
and the spirit(DB) within me compels me;(DC)
19 inside I am like bottled-up wine,
like new wineskins ready to burst.(DD)
20 I must speak and find relief;
I must open my lips and reply.(DE)
21 I will show no partiality,(DF)
nor will I flatter anyone;(DG)
22 for if I were skilled in flattery,
my Maker(DH) would soon take me away.(DI)

33 “But now, Job, listen(DJ) to my words;
pay attention to everything I say.(DK)
I am about to open my mouth;
my words are on the tip of my tongue.
My words come from an upright heart;(DL)
my lips sincerely speak what I know.(DM)
The Spirit(DN) of God has made me;(DO)
the breath of the Almighty(DP) gives me life.(DQ)
Answer me(DR) then, if you can;
stand up(DS) and argue your case before me.(DT)
I am the same as you in God’s sight;(DU)
I too am a piece of clay.(DV)
No fear of me should alarm you,
nor should my hand be heavy on you.(DW)

“But you have said in my hearing—
I heard the very words—
‘I am pure,(DX) I have done no wrong;(DY)
I am clean and free from sin.(DZ)
10 Yet God has found fault with me;
he considers me his enemy.(EA)
11 He fastens my feet in shackles;(EB)
he keeps close watch on all my paths.’(EC)

12 “But I tell you, in this you are not right,
for God is greater than any mortal.(ED)
13 Why do you complain to him(EE)
that he responds to no one’s words[f]?(EF)
14 For God does speak(EG)—now one way, now another(EH)
though no one perceives it.(EI)
15 In a dream,(EJ) in a vision(EK) of the night,(EL)
when deep sleep(EM) falls on people
as they slumber in their beds,
16 he may speak(EN) in their ears
and terrify them(EO) with warnings,(EP)
17 to turn them from wrongdoing
and keep them from pride,(EQ)
18 to preserve them from the pit,(ER)
their lives from perishing by the sword.[g](ES)

19 “Or someone may be chastened(ET) on a bed of pain(EU)
with constant distress in their bones,(EV)
20 so that their body finds food(EW) repulsive
and their soul loathes the choicest meal.(EX)
21 Their flesh wastes away to nothing,
and their bones,(EY) once hidden, now stick out.(EZ)
22 They draw near to the pit,(FA)
and their life to the messengers of death.[h](FB)
23 Yet if there is an angel at their side,
a messenger,(FC) one out of a thousand,
sent to tell them how to be upright,(FD)
24 and he is gracious to that person and says to God,
‘Spare them from going down to the pit;(FE)
I have found a ransom for them(FF)
25 let their flesh be renewed(FG) like a child’s;
let them be restored as in the days of their youth’(FH)
26 then that person can pray to God and find favor with him,(FI)
they will see God’s face and shout for joy;(FJ)
he will restore them to full well-being.(FK)
27 And they will go to others and say,
‘I have sinned,(FL) I have perverted what is right,(FM)
but I did not get what I deserved.(FN)
28 God has delivered(FO) me from going down to the pit,(FP)
and I shall live to enjoy the light of life.’(FQ)

29 “God does all these things to a person(FR)
twice, even three times(FS)
30 to turn them back(FT) from the pit,(FU)
that the light of life(FV) may shine on them.(FW)

31 “Pay attention, Job, and listen(FX) to me;(FY)
be silent,(FZ) and I will speak.
32 If you have anything to say, answer me;(GA)
speak up, for I want to vindicate you.(GB)
33 But if not, then listen to me;(GC)
be silent,(GD) and I will teach you wisdom.(GE)


  1. Job 31:12 Hebrew Abaddon
  2. Job 31:33 Or as Adam did
  3. Job 32:3 Masoretic Text; an ancient Hebrew scribal tradition Job, and so had condemned God
  4. Job 32:8 Or Spirit; also in verse 18
  5. Job 32:9 Or many; or great
  6. Job 33:13 Or that he does not answer for any of his actions
  7. Job 33:18 Or from crossing the river
  8. Job 33:22 Or to the place of the dead

Cross references:

  1. Job 31:1 : Pr 4:25; 17:24; 2Pe 2:14
  2. Job 31:1 : Ex 20:14, 17; Dt 5:18; Mt 5:28
  3. Job 31:2 : Nu 26:55; Ps 11:6; 16:5; 50:18; Ecc 3:22; 5:19; 9:9
  4. Job 31:2 : S Job 16:19; S 20:29
  5. Job 31:3 : S Job 21:30
  6. Job 31:3 : Job 18:12
  7. Job 31:3 : Job 34:22; Ro 2:9
  8. Job 31:4 : 2Ch 16:9; Ps 139:3; Da 4:37; 5:23
  9. Job 31:4 : S ver 14; S Job 10:4
  10. Job 31:5 : S Job 15:31
  11. Job 31:6 : Ps 139:23
  12. Job 31:6 : S Lev 19:36; S Job 6:2
  13. Job 31:6 : S Ge 6:9; S Job 2:3; S 23:10
  14. Job 31:7 : S Job 23:11
  15. Job 31:7 : S Job 9:30
  16. Job 31:7 : Ps 7:3
  17. Job 31:8 : S Job 5:5; S 20:10; Jn 4:37
  18. Job 31:8 : ver 12; Mic 6:15
  19. Job 31:9 : S Dt 11:16; S Job 24:15; Jas 1:14
  20. Job 31:9 : Pr 5:3; 7:5
  21. Job 31:10 : S Jdg 16:21
  22. Job 31:10 : Dt 28:30
  23. Job 31:11 : Pr 6:32-33
  24. Job 31:11 : S Ge 38:24; S Ex 21:12; Jn 8:4-5
  25. Job 31:12 : S Job 15:30
  26. Job 31:12 : S Job 26:6
  27. Job 31:12 : S ver 8
  28. Job 31:13 : S Dt 5:14
  29. Job 31:13 : Ex 21:2-11; Lev 25:39-46; Dt 24:14-15
  30. Job 31:14 : Job 33:5
  31. Job 31:14 : ver 4, 37; Ps 10:13, 15; 94:7; Isa 10:3; Jer 5:31; Hos 9:7; Mic 7:4; Col 4:1
  32. Job 31:15 : S Job 4:17; Pr 22:2
  33. Job 31:15 : S Job 10:3; Eph 6:9
  34. Job 31:16 : S Lev 25:17; S Job 5:16
  35. Job 31:16 : S Job 22:9; Jas 1:27
  36. Job 31:16 : Job 22:7
  37. Job 31:17 : S Job 6:27; S 22:7
  38. Job 31:18 : Isa 51:18
  39. Job 31:19 : Job 22:6; Isa 58:7
  40. Job 31:19 : S Job 24:4
  41. Job 31:20 : Job 29:13
  42. Job 31:20 : Jdg 6:37
  43. Job 31:21 : S Job 22:7; Jas 1:27
  44. Job 31:21 : S Job 29:7, 9
  45. Job 31:22 : Nu 15:30; Job 5:15; 38:15; Ps 10:15; 37:17; 137:5
  46. Job 31:23 : S Job 10:3; S 30:15
  47. Job 31:23 : Job 13:11
  48. Job 31:23 : S Ge 20:11
  49. Job 31:24 : S Job 22:25
  50. Job 31:24 : Mt 6:24; Lk 12:15
  51. Job 31:25 : S Ge 12:16; Ps 49:6; 52:7; 62:10; Isa 10:14
  52. Job 31:25 : S Job 22:24; Eze 28:5; Lk 12:20-21
  53. Job 31:26 : S Ge 1:16
  54. Job 31:26 : Job 25:5
  55. Job 31:27 : S Dt 11:16; S Job 24:15; Jas 1:14
  56. Job 31:27 : Jer 8:2; 16:11
  57. Job 31:28 : S Ge 38:24; Dt 17:2-7
  58. Job 31:28 : S Nu 11:20; Eze 8:16
  59. Job 31:29 : S Nu 14:1; Ps 35:15; Ob 1:12; Mt 5:44
  60. Job 31:29 : Pr 17:5; 24:17-18
  61. Job 31:30 : Job 5:3; Ro 12:14
  62. Job 31:31 : S Job 22:7
  63. Job 31:32 : Ge 19:2-3; Jdg 19:20; Mt 25:35; S Ro 12:13
  64. Job 31:33 : Ps 32:5; Pr 28:13
  65. Job 31:33 : S Ge 3:8
  66. Job 31:34 : Ex 23:2
  67. Job 31:34 : Ps 32:3; 39:2
  68. Job 31:35 : S Job 9:24; 30:28
  69. Job 31:35 : Job 27:7
  70. Job 31:36 : S Ex 28:12
  71. Job 31:36 : Job 29:14
  72. Job 31:37 : S ver 14; S Job 11:11
  73. Job 31:37 : S Job 21:28
  74. Job 31:38 : S Ge 4:10
  75. Job 31:38 : Ps 65:10
  76. Job 31:39 : S 1Ki 21:19
  77. Job 31:39 : S Lev 19:13; Jas 5:4
  78. Job 31:40 : S Ge 3:18; Mt 13:7
  79. Job 31:40 : Zep 2:9; Mt 13:26
  80. Job 31:40 : Ps 72:20; Jer 51:64
  81. Job 32:1 : ver 15
  82. Job 32:1 : S Job 2:3; S 10:7
  83. Job 32:2 : S Ge 22:21
  84. Job 32:2 : ver 1
  85. Job 32:2 : S Job 13:19; 27:5; 30:21; 35:2
  86. Job 32:3 : Job 42:7
  87. Job 32:3 : ver 12-13
  88. Job 32:3 : S Job 15:13
  89. Job 32:4 : S Lev 19:32
  90. Job 32:6 : Job 15:10
  91. Job 32:7 : S 1Ch 29:15; S 2Ch 10:6
  92. Job 32:8 : ver 18
  93. Job 32:8 : S Job 27:3
  94. Job 32:8 : S Job 12:13; S Ps 119:34; Jas 1:5
  95. Job 32:9 : 1Co 1:26
  96. Job 32:9 : Ps 119:100
  97. Job 32:9 : S Job 12:12, 20; Lk 2:47; 1Ti 4:12
  98. Job 32:10 : Job 33:1, 31, 33; 34:2, 16; 37:2, 14; Ps 34:11
  99. Job 32:10 : S Job 5:27
  100. Job 32:12 : ver 3
  101. Job 32:13 : S Job 4:12; S Ecc 9:11
  102. Job 32:13 : S Job 11:5
  103. Job 32:14 : Job 23:4
  104. Job 32:15 : ver 1
  105. Job 32:17 : S Job 5:27; 33:3; 36:4
  106. Job 32:18 : ver 8
  107. Job 32:18 : Ac 4:20; 1Co 9:16; 2Co 5:14
  108. Job 32:19 : Jer 20:9; Am 3:8; Mt 9:17
  109. Job 32:20 : S Job 4:2; S Jer 6:11
  110. Job 32:21 : S Lev 19:15; S 2Ch 19:7; S Job 13:10; Mt 22:16
  111. Job 32:21 : Pr 29:5; 1Th 2:5
  112. Job 32:22 : S Job 4:17; S 9:9
  113. Job 32:22 : Ps 12:2-4
  114. Job 33:1 : Job 32:10
  115. Job 33:1 : S Job 6:28; S 13:6
  116. Job 33:3 : 1Ki 3:6; Ps 7:10; 11:2; 64:10
  117. Job 33:3 : S Job 6:28
  118. Job 33:4 : S Ge 1:2
  119. Job 33:4 : Job 10:3
  120. Job 33:4 : S Job 27:3
  121. Job 33:4 : S Nu 16:22; S Job 12:10
  122. Job 33:5 : ver 32
  123. Job 33:5 : Job 13:18
  124. Job 33:5 : S Job 31:14
  125. Job 33:6 : Ac 14:15; Jas 5:17
  126. Job 33:6 : S Job 4:19
  127. Job 33:7 : S Job 9:34; 2Co 2:4
  128. Job 33:9 : S Job 10:7
  129. Job 33:9 : S Job 9:30; S 13:23
  130. Job 33:9 : S Job 2:9
  131. Job 33:10 : S Job 13:24
  132. Job 33:11 : S Job 13:27
  133. Job 33:11 : Job 14:16; Pr 3:6; Isa 30:21
  134. Job 33:12 : S Job 5:9; Ps 8:4; 50:21; Ecc 7:20; Isa 55:8-9
  135. Job 33:13 : Job 40:2; Isa 45:9
  136. Job 33:13 : S Job 11:8
  137. Job 33:14 : Ps 62:11
  138. Job 33:14 : ver 29
  139. Job 33:14 : Job 4:12
  140. Job 33:15 : S Ge 20:3; Job 4:13; S Mt 27:19
  141. Job 33:15 : Ac 16:9
  142. Job 33:15 : S Ge 15:1; Da 2:19
  143. Job 33:15 : S Ge 2:21
  144. Job 33:16 : Job 36:10, 15
  145. Job 33:16 : S Job 6:4
  146. Job 33:16 : Ps 88:15-16
  147. Job 33:17 : S Job 20:6
  148. Job 33:18 : ver 22, 24, 28, 30; Ps 28:1; 30:9; 69:15; 88:6; 103:4; Pr 1:12; Isa 14:15; 38:17; Jnh 2:6; Zec 9:11
  149. Job 33:18 : S Job 15:22; Mt 26:52
  150. Job 33:19 : S Job 5:17
  151. Job 33:19 : S Ge 17:1; S Dt 8:5; 2Co 12:7-10; Jas 1:3
  152. Job 33:19 : S Job 16:16; Ps 6:2; 38:3; Isa 38:13
  153. Job 33:20 : Ps 102:4; 107:18
  154. Job 33:20 : S Job 3:24; S 6:6
  155. Job 33:21 : S Job 2:5
  156. Job 33:21 : S Job 16:8
  157. Job 33:22 : S ver 18
  158. Job 33:22 : Job 38:17; Ps 9:13; 88:3; 107:18; 116:3
  159. Job 33:23 : Gal 3:19; Heb 8:6; 9:15
  160. Job 33:23 : Job 36:9-10; Mic 6:8
  161. Job 33:24 : S ver 18
  162. Job 33:24 : S Job 6:22
  163. Job 33:25 : Ps 103:5
  164. Job 33:25 : 2Ki 5:14
  165. Job 33:26 : S Job 5:15; Pr 8:35; 12:2; 18:22; Lk 2:52
  166. Job 33:26 : S Ezr 3:13; S Job 22:26
  167. Job 33:26 : Ps 13:5; 50:15; 51:12; 1Jn 1:9
  168. Job 33:27 : S Nu 22:34
  169. Job 33:27 : Lk 15:21
  170. Job 33:27 : S Ezr 9:13; Ps 22:27; 51:13; Ro 6:21; Jas 2:13
  171. Job 33:28 : S Ex 15:13; Ps 34:22; 107:20
  172. Job 33:28 : S ver 18; S Job 17:16
  173. Job 33:28 : S Job 22:28
  174. Job 33:29 : Ps 139:16; Pr 16:9; 20:24; Jer 10:23; 1Co 12:6; Eph 1:11; Php 2:13
  175. Job 33:29 : ver 14
  176. Job 33:30 : Jas 5:19
  177. Job 33:30 : S ver 18
  178. Job 33:30 : Ps 49:19; 56:13; 116:9; Isa 53:11
  179. Job 33:30 : Isa 60:1; Eph 5:14
  180. Job 33:31 : Jer 23:18
  181. Job 33:31 : S Job 32:10
  182. Job 33:31 : ver 33
  183. Job 33:32 : ver 5
  184. Job 33:32 : S Job 6:29; 35:2
  185. Job 33:33 : S Job 32:10
  186. Job 33:33 : ver 31
  187. Job 33:33 : S Job 6:24; Pr 10:8, 10, 19
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2 Corinthians 3

Are we beginning to commend ourselves(A) again? Or do we need, like some people, letters of recommendation(B) to you or from you? You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everyone.(C) You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God,(D) not on tablets of stone(E) but on tablets of human hearts.(F)

Such confidence(G) we have through Christ before God. Not that we are competent in ourselves(H) to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God.(I) He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant(J)—not of the letter(K) but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.(L)

The Greater Glory of the New Covenant

Now if the ministry that brought death,(M) which was engraved in letters on stone, came with glory, so that the Israelites could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of its glory,(N) transitory though it was, will not the ministry of the Spirit be even more glorious? If the ministry that brought condemnation(O) was glorious, how much more glorious is the ministry that brings righteousness!(P) 10 For what was glorious has no glory now in comparison with the surpassing glory. 11 And if what was transitory came with glory, how much greater is the glory of that which lasts!

12 Therefore, since we have such a hope,(Q) we are very bold.(R) 13 We are not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face(S) to prevent the Israelites from seeing the end of what was passing away. 14 But their minds were made dull,(T) for to this day the same veil remains when the old covenant(U) is read.(V) It has not been removed, because only in Christ is it taken away. 15 Even to this day when Moses is read, a veil covers their hearts. 16 But whenever anyone turns to the Lord,(W) the veil is taken away.(X) 17 Now the Lord is the Spirit,(Y) and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.(Z) 18 And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate[a](AA) the Lord’s glory,(AB) are being transformed into his image(AC) with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.


  1. 2 Corinthians 3:18 Or reflect
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Psalm 43

Psalm 43[a]

Vindicate me, my God,
and plead my cause(A)
against an unfaithful nation.
Rescue me(B) from those who are
deceitful and wicked.(C)
You are God my stronghold.
Why have you rejected(D) me?
Why must I go about mourning,(E)
oppressed by the enemy?(F)
Send me your light(G) and your faithful care,(H)
let them lead me;(I)
let them bring me to your holy mountain,(J)
to the place where you dwell.(K)
Then I will go(L) to the altar(M) of God,
to God, my joy(N) and my delight.(O)
I will praise you with the lyre,(P)
O God, my God.

Why, my soul, are you downcast?
Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God,
for I will yet praise him,
my Savior and my God.(Q)


  1. Psalm 43:1 In many Hebrew manuscripts Psalms 42 and 43 constitute one psalm.
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Proverbs 22:8-9

Whoever sows injustice reaps calamity,(A)
and the rod they wield in fury will be broken.(B)

The generous will themselves be blessed,(C)
for they share their food with the poor.(D)

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The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Wednesday August 28, 2019 (NIV)

Job 28-30

Interlude: Where Wisdom Is Found

28 There is a mine for silver
and a place where gold is refined.(A)
Iron is taken from the earth,
and copper is smelted from ore.(B)
Mortals put an end to the darkness;(C)
they search out the farthest recesses
for ore in the blackest darkness.(D)
Far from human dwellings they cut a shaft,(E)
in places untouched by human feet;
far from other people they dangle and sway.
The earth, from which food comes,(F)
is transformed below as by fire;
lapis lazuli(G) comes from its rocks,
and its dust contains nuggets of gold.(H)
No bird of prey knows that hidden path,
no falcon’s eye has seen it.(I)
Proud beasts(J) do not set foot on it,
and no lion prowls there.(K)
People assault the flinty rock(L) with their hands
and lay bare the roots of the mountains.(M)
10 They tunnel through the rock;(N)
their eyes see all its treasures.(O)
11 They search[a] the sources of the rivers(P)
and bring hidden things(Q) to light.

12 But where can wisdom be found?(R)
Where does understanding dwell?(S)
13 No mortal comprehends its worth;(T)
it cannot be found in the land of the living.(U)
14 The deep(V) says, “It is not in me”;
the sea(W) says, “It is not with me.”
15 It cannot be bought with the finest gold,
nor can its price be weighed out in silver.(X)
16 It cannot be bought with the gold of Ophir,(Y)
with precious onyx or lapis lazuli.(Z)
17 Neither gold nor crystal can compare with it,(AA)
nor can it be had for jewels of gold.(AB)
18 Coral(AC) and jasper(AD) are not worthy of mention;
the price of wisdom is beyond rubies.(AE)
19 The topaz(AF) of Cush(AG) cannot compare with it;
it cannot be bought with pure gold.(AH)

20 Where then does wisdom come from?
Where does understanding dwell?(AI)
21 It is hidden from the eyes of every living thing,
concealed even from the birds in the sky.(AJ)
22 Destruction[b](AK) and Death(AL) say,
“Only a rumor of it has reached our ears.”
23 God understands the way to it
and he alone(AM) knows where it dwells,(AN)
24 for he views the ends of the earth(AO)
and sees everything under the heavens.(AP)
25 When he established the force of the wind
and measured out the waters,(AQ)
26 when he made a decree for the rain(AR)
and a path for the thunderstorm,(AS)
27 then he looked at wisdom and appraised it;
he confirmed it and tested it.(AT)
28 And he said to the human race,
“The fear of the Lord—that is wisdom,
and to shun evil(AU) is understanding.”(AV)

Job’s Final Defense

29 Job continued his discourse:(AW)

“How I long for the months gone by,(AX)
for the days when God watched over me,(AY)
when his lamp shone on my head
and by his light I walked through darkness!(AZ)
Oh, for the days when I was in my prime,
when God’s intimate friendship(BA) blessed my house,(BB)
when the Almighty was still with me
and my children(BC) were around me,(BD)
when my path was drenched with cream(BE)
and the rock(BF) poured out for me streams of olive oil.(BG)

“When I went to the gate(BH) of the city
and took my seat in the public square,
the young men saw me and stepped aside(BI)
and the old men rose to their feet;(BJ)
the chief men refrained from speaking(BK)
and covered their mouths with their hands;(BL)
10 the voices of the nobles were hushed,(BM)
and their tongues stuck to the roof of their mouths.(BN)
11 Whoever heard me spoke well of me,
and those who saw me commended me,(BO)
12 because I rescued the poor(BP) who cried for help,
and the fatherless(BQ) who had none to assist them.(BR)
13 The one who was dying blessed me;(BS)
I made the widow’s(BT) heart sing.
14 I put on righteousness(BU) as my clothing;
justice was my robe and my turban.(BV)
15 I was eyes(BW) to the blind
and feet to the lame.(BX)
16 I was a father to the needy;(BY)
I took up the case(BZ) of the stranger.(CA)
17 I broke the fangs of the wicked
and snatched the victims(CB) from their teeth.(CC)

18 “I thought, ‘I will die in my own house,
my days as numerous as the grains of sand.(CD)
19 My roots will reach to the water,(CE)
and the dew will lie all night on my branches.(CF)
20 My glory will not fade;(CG)
the bow(CH) will be ever new in my hand.’(CI)

21 “People listened to me expectantly,
waiting in silence for my counsel.(CJ)
22 After I had spoken, they spoke no more;(CK)
my words fell gently on their ears.(CL)
23 They waited for me as for showers
and drank in my words as the spring rain.(CM)
24 When I smiled at them, they scarcely believed it;
the light of my face(CN) was precious to them.[c](CO)
25 I chose the way for them and sat as their chief;(CP)
I dwelt as a king(CQ) among his troops;
I was like one who comforts mourners.(CR)

30 “But now they mock me,(CS)
men younger than I,
whose fathers I would have disdained
to put with my sheep dogs.(CT)
Of what use was the strength of their hands to me,
since their vigor had gone from them?
Haggard from want and hunger,
they roamed[d] the parched land(CU)
in desolate wastelands(CV) at night.(CW)
In the brush they gathered salt herbs,(CX)
and their food[e] was the root of the broom bush.(CY)
They were banished from human society,
shouted at as if they were thieves.
They were forced to live in the dry stream beds,
among the rocks and in holes in the ground.(CZ)
They brayed(DA) among the bushes(DB)
and huddled in the undergrowth.
A base and nameless brood,(DC)
they were driven out of the land.(DD)

“And now those young men mock me(DE) in song;(DF)
I have become a byword(DG) among them.
10 They detest me(DH) and keep their distance;
they do not hesitate to spit in my face.(DI)
11 Now that God has unstrung my bow(DJ) and afflicted me,(DK)
they throw off restraint(DL) in my presence.
12 On my right(DM) the tribe[f] attacks;
they lay snares(DN) for my feet,(DO)
they build their siege ramps against me.(DP)
13 They break up my road;(DQ)
they succeed in destroying me.(DR)
‘No one can help him,’ they say.
14 They advance as through a gaping breach;(DS)
amid the ruins they come rolling in.
15 Terrors(DT) overwhelm me;(DU)
my dignity is driven away as by the wind,
my safety vanishes like a cloud.(DV)

16 “And now my life ebbs away;(DW)
days of suffering grip me.(DX)
17 Night pierces my bones;
my gnawing pains never rest.(DY)
18 In his great power(DZ) God becomes like clothing to me[g];
he binds me like the neck of my garment.
19 He throws me into the mud,(EA)
and I am reduced to dust and ashes.(EB)

20 “I cry out to you,(EC) God, but you do not answer;(ED)
I stand up, but you merely look at me.
21 You turn on me ruthlessly;(EE)
with the might of your hand(EF) you attack me.(EG)
22 You snatch me up and drive me before the wind;(EH)
you toss me about in the storm.(EI)
23 I know you will bring me down to death,(EJ)
to the place appointed for all the living.(EK)

24 “Surely no one lays a hand on a broken man(EL)
when he cries for help in his distress.(EM)
25 Have I not wept for those in trouble?(EN)
Has not my soul grieved for the poor?(EO)
26 Yet when I hoped for good, evil came;
when I looked for light, then came darkness.(EP)
27 The churning inside me never stops;(EQ)
days of suffering confront me.(ER)
28 I go about blackened,(ES) but not by the sun;
I stand up in the assembly and cry for help.(ET)
29 I have become a brother of jackals,(EU)
a companion of owls.(EV)
30 My skin grows black(EW) and peels;(EX)
my body burns with fever.(EY)
31 My lyre is tuned to mourning,(EZ)
and my pipe(FA) to the sound of wailing.


  1. Job 28:11 Septuagint, Aquila and Vulgate; Hebrew They dam up
  2. Job 28:22 Hebrew Abaddon
  3. Job 29:24 The meaning of the Hebrew for this clause is uncertain.
  4. Job 30:3 Or gnawed
  5. Job 30:4 Or fuel
  6. Job 30:12 The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
  7. Job 30:18 Hebrew; Septuagint power he grasps my clothing

Cross references:

  1. Job 28:1 : Ps 12:6; 66:10; Jer 9:7; Da 11:35; Mal 3:3
  2. Job 28:2 : Dt 8:9
  3. Job 28:3 : Ecc 1:13; 7:25; 8:17
  4. Job 28:3 : S Job 26:10; 38:19
  5. Job 28:4 : ver 10; 2Sa 5:8
  6. Job 28:5 : Ge 1:29; Ps 104:14; 145:15
  7. Job 28:6 : ver 16; SS 5:14; Isa 54:11
  8. Job 28:6 : S Job 22:24
  9. Job 28:7 : ver 21
  10. Job 28:8 : Job 41:34
  11. Job 28:8 : Isa 35:9
  12. Job 28:9 : S Dt 8:15
  13. Job 28:9 : Jnh 2:6
  14. Job 28:10 : S ver 4
  15. Job 28:10 : Pr 2:4
  16. Job 28:11 : S Ge 7:11
  17. Job 28:11 : Isa 48:6; Jer 33:3
  18. Job 28:12 : ver 28; Pr 1:20; 3:13-20; 8:1; 9:1-3; Ecc 7:24
  19. Job 28:12 : ver 20, 23
  20. Job 28:13 : Pr 3:15; Mt 13:44-46
  21. Job 28:13 : Dt 29:29; Ps 27:13; 52:5; 116:9; 142:5; Isa 38:11; Jer 11:19; Eze 26:20; 32:24
  22. Job 28:14 : Ps 42:7; Ro 10:7
  23. Job 28:14 : Dt 30:13
  24. Job 28:15 : ver 17; Pr 3:13-14; 8:10-11; 16:16; Ac 8:20
  25. Job 28:16 : S Ge 10:29
  26. Job 28:16 : S ver 6; S Ex 24:10
  27. Job 28:17 : Ps 119:72; Pr 8:10
  28. Job 28:17 : S ver 15
  29. Job 28:18 : Eze 27:16
  30. Job 28:18 : Rev 21:11
  31. Job 28:18 : Pr 3:15; 8:11
  32. Job 28:19 : Ex 28:17
  33. Job 28:19 : Isa 11:11
  34. Job 28:19 : Pr 3:14-15; 8:10-11, 19
  35. Job 28:20 : S Job 9:4
  36. Job 28:21 : ver 7
  37. Job 28:22 : S Job 20:26; S Rev 9:11
  38. Job 28:22 : Pr 8:32-36
  39. Job 28:23 : Ecc 3:11; 8:17
  40. Job 28:23 : S Job 9:4; S 22:22; Pr 8:22-31
  41. Job 28:24 : Job 36:32; 37:3; 38:18, 24, 35; Ps 33:13-14; 66:7; Isa 11:12
  42. Job 28:24 : S Jos 3:11; S Job 10:4; S Heb 4:13
  43. Job 28:25 : S Job 12:15; 38:8-11
  44. Job 28:26 : Job 36:28; 37:6; Jer 51:16
  45. Job 28:26 : Job 36:33; 37:3, 8, 11; 38:25, 27; Ps 65:12; 104:14; 147:8; Isa 35:7
  46. Job 28:27 : Pr 3:19; 8:22-31
  47. Job 28:28 : Ps 11:5; 97:10; Pr 3:7; 8:13
  48. Job 28:28 : S Ex 20:20; S Dt 4:6; S Job 37:24
  49. Job 29:1 : Job 27:1
  50. Job 29:2 : S Ge 31:30
  51. Job 29:2 : Jer 1:12; 31:28; 44:27
  52. Job 29:3 : S Job 11:17; S 12:25
  53. Job 29:4 : S Job 15:8
  54. Job 29:4 : Ps 25:14; Pr 3:32
  55. Job 29:5 : Ps 127:3-5; 128:3
  56. Job 29:5 : Ru 4:1
  57. Job 29:6 : S Job 20:17
  58. Job 29:6 : Ps 81:16
  59. Job 29:6 : Ge 49:20; S Dt 32:13
  60. Job 29:7 : ver 21; Job 5:4; 31:21; Jer 20:2; 38:7
  61. Job 29:8 : 1Ti 5:1
  62. Job 29:8 : S Lev 19:32
  63. Job 29:9 : ver 21; Job 31:21
  64. Job 29:9 : S Jdg 18:19; Job 40:4; Pr 30:32
  65. Job 29:10 : ver 22
  66. Job 29:10 : Ps 137:6
  67. Job 29:11 : S Job 4:4; Heb 11:4
  68. Job 29:12 : S Job 24:4
  69. Job 29:12 : S Dt 24:17; Job 31:17, 21
  70. Job 29:12 : Ps 72:12; Pr 21:13
  71. Job 29:13 : Job 31:20
  72. Job 29:13 : S Dt 10:18; S Job 22:9
  73. Job 29:14 : S 2Sa 8:15; S Job 27:6; Eph 4:24; 6:14
  74. Job 29:14 : S Job 19:9
  75. Job 29:15 : Nu 10:31
  76. Job 29:15 : S Job 4:4
  77. Job 29:16 : S Job 24:4
  78. Job 29:16 : Ex 18:26
  79. Job 29:16 : S Job 4:4; Pr 22:22-23
  80. Job 29:17 : Job 24:9
  81. Job 29:17 : S Job 4:10, 11; S Ps 3:7
  82. Job 29:18 : Ps 1:1-3; 15:5; 16:8; 30:6; 62:2; 139:18; Pr 3:1-2
  83. Job 29:19 : S Nu 24:6; S Job 14:9
  84. Job 29:19 : S Ge 27:8; S Job 15:30; S Ps 133:3
  85. Job 29:20 : Ps 92:14
  86. Job 29:20 : Job 30:11; Ps 18:34; Isa 38:12
  87. Job 29:20 : Ge 49:24
  88. Job 29:21 : S ver 7,S 9
  89. Job 29:22 : ver 10
  90. Job 29:22 : Dt 32:2
  91. Job 29:23 : S Job 4:3
  92. Job 29:24 : S Nu 6:25
  93. Job 29:24 : Pr 16:14, 15
  94. Job 29:25 : S Job 21:28
  95. Job 29:25 : S Job 1:3
  96. Job 29:25 : S Job 4:4
  97. Job 30:1 : S Job 6:14; S 11:3; S Ps 119:21
  98. Job 30:1 : Isa 56:10
  99. Job 30:3 : Isa 8:21
  100. Job 30:3 : Job 24:5
  101. Job 30:3 : Jer 17:6
  102. Job 30:4 : Job 39:6
  103. Job 30:4 : S 1Ki 19:4
  104. Job 30:6 : Isa 2:19; Hos 10:8
  105. Job 30:7 : Job 6:5
  106. Job 30:7 : Job 39:5-6
  107. Job 30:8 : S Jdg 9:4
  108. Job 30:8 : S Job 18:18
  109. Job 30:9 : S Job 16:10; Ps 69:11
  110. Job 30:9 : Job 12:4; La 3:14, 63
  111. Job 30:9 : S Job 17:6
  112. Job 30:10 : Job 19:19
  113. Job 30:10 : S Dt 25:9; Mt 26:67
  114. Job 30:11 : S Job 29:20
  115. Job 30:11 : S Ge 12:17; S Ru 1:21
  116. Job 30:11 : Job 41:13; Ps 32:9
  117. Job 30:12 : Ps 109:6; Zec 3:1
  118. Job 30:12 : S Job 18:9
  119. Job 30:12 : Ps 140:4-5
  120. Job 30:12 : S Job 16:10
  121. Job 30:13 : Isa 3:12
  122. Job 30:13 : S Job 10:3
  123. Job 30:14 : S 2Ki 25:4
  124. Job 30:15 : S Job 6:4
  125. Job 30:15 : S Ex 3:6; Job 10:8; 31:2-3, 23; Ps 55:4-5
  126. Job 30:15 : S Job 3:25
  127. Job 30:16 : S Job 3:24
  128. Job 30:16 : ver 27; S Job 9:17
  129. Job 30:17 : S Dt 28:35; S Job 16:16
  130. Job 30:18 : S Job 9:4
  131. Job 30:19 : Ps 40:2; 69:2, 14; 130:1; Jer 38:6, 22
  132. Job 30:19 : S Ge 3:19; S Job 2:8
  133. Job 30:20 : S 1Ki 8:52; Ps 34:17; Pr 2:3; Mic 4:9
  134. Job 30:20 : S Job 19:7; La 3:8
  135. Job 30:21 : Jer 6:23; 30:14; 50:42
  136. Job 30:21 : Isa 9:12; 14:26; 31:3; Eze 6:14
  137. Job 30:21 : S Job 4:5; S 6:4; S 10:3
  138. Job 30:22 : Job 27:21; Jude 1:12
  139. Job 30:22 : S Job 9:17
  140. Job 30:23 : S 2Sa 14:14; S Job 3:13; S 10:3
  141. Job 30:23 : S Job 3:19
  142. Job 30:24 : Ps 145:14; Isa 42:3; 57:15
  143. Job 30:24 : S Job 19:7
  144. Job 30:25 : Lk 19:41; Php 3:18
  145. Job 30:25 : S Job 24:4; Ps 35:13-14; Ro 12:15
  146. Job 30:26 : S Job 3:6, 17; S 19:8; S Ps 82:5; S Jer 4:23
  147. Job 30:27 : Ps 38:8; La 2:11
  148. Job 30:27 : S ver 16
  149. Job 30:28 : S Job 17:14; La 4:8
  150. Job 30:28 : S Job 19:7; S 24:12
  151. Job 30:29 : Ps 44:19; Isa 34:13; Jer 9:11
  152. Job 30:29 : Ps 102:6; Mic 1:8
  153. Job 30:30 : S Job 17:14
  154. Job 30:30 : La 3:4; 4:8
  155. Job 30:30 : S Dt 28:35; S Job 16:16; Ps 102:3; La 1:13; 5:10
  156. Job 30:31 : S Ge 8:8; Ps 137:2; Isa 16:11; 24:8; Eze 26:13
  157. Job 30:31 : S Ge 4:21
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2 Corinthians 2:12-17

Ministers of the New Covenant

12 Now when I went to Troas(A) to preach the gospel of Christ(B) and found that the Lord had opened a door(C) for me, 13 I still had no peace of mind,(D) because I did not find my brother Titus(E) there. So I said goodbye to them and went on to Macedonia.(F)

14 But thanks be to God,(G) who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma(H) of the knowledge(I) of him everywhere. 15 For we are to God the pleasing aroma(J) of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.(K) 16 To the one we are an aroma that brings death;(L) to the other, an aroma that brings life. And who is equal to such a task?(M) 17 Unlike so many, we do not peddle the word of God for profit.(N) On the contrary, in Christ we speak before God with sincerity,(O) as those sent from God.(P)

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Psalm 42


Psalms 42–72

Psalm 42[a][b]

For the director of music. A maskil[c] of the Sons of Korah.

As the deer(A) pants for streams of water,(B)
so my soul pants(C) for you, my God.
My soul thirsts(D) for God, for the living God.(E)
When can I go(F) and meet with God?
My tears(G) have been my food
day and night,
while people say to me all day long,
“Where is your God?”(H)
These things I remember
as I pour out my soul:(I)
how I used to go to the house of God(J)
under the protection of the Mighty One[d]
with shouts of joy(K) and praise(L)
among the festive throng.(M)

Why, my soul, are you downcast?(N)
Why so disturbed(O) within me?
Put your hope in God,(P)
for I will yet praise(Q) him,
my Savior(R) and my God.(S)

My soul is downcast within me;
therefore I will remember(T) you
from the land of the Jordan,(U)
the heights of Hermon(V)—from Mount Mizar.
Deep calls to deep(W)
in the roar of your waterfalls;
all your waves and breakers
have swept over me.(X)

By day the Lord directs his love,(Y)
at night(Z) his song(AA) is with me—
a prayer to the God of my life.(AB)

I say to God my Rock,(AC)
“Why have you forgotten(AD) me?
Why must I go about mourning,(AE)
oppressed(AF) by the enemy?”(AG)
10 My bones suffer mortal agony(AH)
as my foes taunt(AI) me,
saying to me all day long,
“Where is your God?”(AJ)

11 Why, my soul, are you downcast?
Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God,
for I will yet praise him,
my Savior and my God.(AK)


  1. Psalm 42:1 In many Hebrew manuscripts Psalms 42 and 43 constitute one psalm.
  2. Psalm 42:1 In Hebrew texts 42:1-11 is numbered 42:2-12.
  3. Psalm 42:1 Title: Probably a literary or musical term
  4. Psalm 42:4 See Septuagint and Syriac; the meaning of the Hebrew for this line is uncertain.
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Proverbs 22:7

The rich rule over the poor,
and the borrower is slave to the lender.

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08/27/2019 DAB Transcript

Job 23:1-27:23, 2 Corinthians 1:12-2:11, Psalms 41:1-13, Proverbs 22:5-6

Today’s the 27th day of August. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian, it’s always, always, always good to be here with you, always good to sit around the global campfire, always good to let God’s word wash over us, always good to know that this space, like no matter how crazy your day gets, there is a safe, calm, serene place that we can go and let it wash away and let God’s Holy Spirit kind of wash in as we listen to His word. So, that’s the space that we’re in no matter what else is going on. So, let’s just exhale and breathe in and be here now as we take that next step forward. So, we’re reading from the New International Version this week. Today, Job chapter 23 through 27.


Okay. So, we’ve covered some significant ground in the book of Job watching the back-and-forth of the friends. And, so, let’s kind of just catch ourselves up because we’ve seen…well…we saw a right at the very beginning of Job what happened to Job, and the devastation truly, truly is unspeakable. Like he lost literally everything and everyone in his life. And, so, yeah, I mean, completely scorched earth in his life. So, his friends come to comfort him and sit Shiva with him as we remember. But this, you know, once they start talking, they’re comforting him but that comfort turns into debate, turns into argument, right, which turns into this full-blown existential thing that’s going on now where they’re fighting about what God does and does not do, which sounds so familiar. I mean, it’s such an echo of the kinds of things that we say to people when we’re trying to comfort, when someone’s trying to comfort us. So, as we’re reading today, Job describes what he has observed of God’s movements in the world and then as is the case now and as was the case in this story, then his friends try to start explaining why God did what He did, what it is that Job observed, but these explanations to the why question, they’re just not working for Job. Like, nobody could answer on God’s behalf for Job. Like he was only after God himself, which is really all that Job’s been saying all along. Like, if I knew where to find him, I would go there. I would…I would argue my case. Like, I would…I would present what I know and I would listen to what he would tell me, what he says to me. But Job is just not comfortable…comfortable is not the right word, it’s just not enough to hear what everybody else thinks God is or isn’t going to do. He wants to know straight up. And, so, now the friends and Job have themselves talking in a big circle cause on the one hand Job’s looking for answers from God himself, but he couldn't…he can’t find God himself and on the other hand, Job’s friends keep trying to tell Job that only righteous people can even hope to find God. So, Job must not be as righteous as he thinks he is because he can’t find Him. But Job will just keep going around the circle because he will not be talked out of his innocence. It’s like he truly believes that God is heaping judgment upon him with no just cause. I mean, let’s just put in Job’s own words. So, reading Job’s own words. “As long as I have life within me, the breath of God in my nostrils, my lips will not say anything wicked and my tongue will not utter lies. I will never admit you are in the right. Till I die I will not deny my integrity. I will maintain my innocence and never let go of it. My conscience will not reproach me as long as I live.” Right? So, pretty definitive, pretty clear. Like, Job’s drawn the line in the sand. He’s gonna pursue God’s presence, even if it kills him and he is going to hope in God, even if that hope ends up being hopeless. That…that is riveting to me. Like that is a striking posture to me. And, I mean, obviously when we began this book, we started dealing with things that we usually avoid. Like, we don’t talk about suffering unless we are, right? We’re not really focused on hardship unless that’s what we’re facing. And it’s so much easier to give the right answers, right, or even to receive the right encouragements when life is pretty stable, but Job’s life is not stable. Like Job’s life is upside down. Job’s life is basically splattered all over the ground. So, he’s thinking that words of friends or enemies, like words from other people aren’t going to get him there. The only way he’s gonna find which way is up, like find a north star again, find equilibrium again is to find God. But that’s the thing, he doesn’t know what he will find if he can find God. I mean, these are Job’s words. “He stands alone and who can oppose Him. He does whatever He pleases. He carries out His decrees against me and many such plans He still has in store. That’s why I am terrified before them. When I think of all this, I fear Him.” So, let’s notice how the Bible just let’s Job wrestle with this, lets his friends wrestle with this, which in turn lets us wrestle with this. Job is truly looking for a conclusion. His friends are truly trying to explain what they think they know about God. Job just wants to find God, but he doesn’t know what he would find. And, so, this kind of lets us…it pricks us, it disrupts us because we can think of our own hearts posture when we’re trying to ask why questions. Are we pursuing God so that he will just take the struggle away, whatever it is that we’re facing that we want gone, that we don’t want to have to deal with? Is that…is that why we are getting close to God, so that because we think He’ll take it away or is it because we think He’s going to give us an answer that appeases us? Like, what if he doesn’t? Like, sit with that one for a second. Like, what if he doesn’t. If you could choose to have God or you could choose to have the answers that you’re looking for, what is that you want? And what I’m not like trying to do here is like being discouraging, “like you just never know with God, what He’s gonna do. You just kinda settle for it”. God loves us you. He loves us. Like that's…like that is fed to us on a continual basis in Scripture. He loves us. We are his children. We are His masterpiece. He adores us. He died for us. He loves us. Well…we need to kinda get it through our heads, that just because He’s not Santa Claus, like just because He doesn’t do everything we tell Him to do, that doesn’t mean He doesn’t love us. It means there’s a whole lot of things we don’t know. And for somebody with my personality, kind of makeup, I don't…I don’t like that. I go in pursuit of the knowledge. I need to know what I don’t know so that I can even know what I don’t know. But I have been on that path most of my life and all I have come to the conclusion with God is that there is this leap of faith that must be taken on a continual basis because all roads lead back to a leap of faith. So, when we face circumstances that are confusing or baffling, when we’re facing hardship and, it’s pretty hard to face the hardships of Job, but even if we were, like Job is this example of where everything is touched because everything in his life got wiped out. So, even if we step back and go like, “that hasn’t happened to me but lots of bad things have happened to me and I’ve pursued answers that I don’t have, what we usually do is blame God, like He’s withholding from us, He’s withdrawing from us, He won’t tell us…but why? Why? He loves us. So, when we’ve hit the bottom then we can try to keep digging lower or we can realize everything is now out of my control and the only thing left to do is let go. And when we do, we find that we have taken a leap of faith and that’s when the unexplainable and unexpected begins to happen, when we let go of expectations, when we realize that we don’t know what’s coming next and we have no control over it. All of those things have been false constructs. Hardship and suffering sort of peel those layers away and force us to see things as they really are. We are all utterly dependent upon God for our next breath. So, Job wants to find God. Will he find God? We’ll find out as we continue this book. Job’s friends want to explain God. Will they be able to explain God? We’ll see. But what we can see at this point in the book of Job is, nobody knows all they think they do.


Father, we invite Your Holy Spirit into that because we pride ourselves on what we think that we know and what we think that we can discover and find out and yet everything that we have ever discovered or found out has been by Your mercy, by Your grace, by Your patience, and by Your kindness to us. And we apologize for…we apologize for all that You’ve been blamed for that You have nothing to do with. We apologize for misinterpreting our lives in pursuit of understanding. We surrender ourselves to You knowing that You are good, and our only hope is in You. So, come Holy Spirit we pray into all of our hardships, all of our disruptions, all of our sufferings. Bring comfort we pray. In the name of Jesus, we ask. Amen.


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Like, I really could talk for well over an hour about just this, but we fundamentally learned like wow we really need specialized stuff, doing specialized things. So, a lot of technology is baked into this new app. For years and years we had been running 17 servers to serve up the Daily Audio Bible and it was creating so many little pesky things that we couldn’t figure out because when you’re running a bunch servers you don’t know which ones causing a problem or if one is causing a problem or what. So, we moved into a much more robust environment that now will serve us content from the nearest server. So, wherever you are in the world you’ll be getting content from the nearest server and that just stabilizes things dramatically. We also learned that, you know, like we were little kids we learned there’s a difference between boys and girls, and then when you grow up you realize there’s a difference between Apple and Android and they’re very very different. And, so, yeah, some strengths some weaknesses on both sides from a programming perspective but we’ve had some really pesky Android issues for months, especially with more current Android phones. We think…we believe most of that is resolved…and maybe all of it is resolved in this release. We’re having a hard time like picking and choosing because there’s pages of things that are updated. For example, the player. The player, when you push play and it like plays the Daily Audio Bible, that was reconfigured from the ground up so that it could better communicate the data back about where you may have left off so that you can better return to your place if you return. So, just tons and tons of stuff. Now that doesn’t mean that every…I mean it’s just impossible when you’re talking about phones all over the world and Internet providers all over the world. Like it’s hard to, you know, bulletproof everything but we have made massive strides toward a robust platform that we’ve had to build from the ground up and will lead us forward. So, if you haven’t already updated your app, do update this app. And I have a few more things I want to say but I want to stop here because I don’t want to wait until the very end to tell you about the one thing that is tremendously exciting and that is when you update to the latest version of the app, and you’re looking at the channel screen. You will notice that there’s this little red button up at the top, right after Daily Audio Bible, right after it says Daily Audio Bible. You’ll see this red button. That red button is a hotline. So, if you have a prayer request or comment, you’re shouldering burdens, you certainly, certainly can call the numbers that we have located in different places around the world, that’s is not going away but now that’s just built-in. You have a hotline. You press that button, start talking. And then when you’re done you can listen to what you had to say or you can just submit it and you’ll be able to submit to the Daily Audio Bible or to the Daily Audio Bible Chronological, depending on what it is you’re listening to. So, this just gives us a portal, a hotline no matter where you are and no matter what’s going on and that was something that we had been dreaming about it for a couple of years. It’s just now finally where at the place in development where that is in this new release, and I am so excited to have it and I think it’s gonna be a meaningful thing to our community. We’ve also tightened up integration to all the different things that are connecting to the platform. So, like the Prayer Wall is much more stable in this version of the app. Now there are some things, some things that have been pesky or have been annoying like if you click the box that says you’ve listened today and then you go and you’re like, “well…it didn’t click, it didn't…it didn’t show me the checkbox. Like what do I gotta do?” That’s because everything on the platform updates every five minutes. And, so it will. Like those things, they do work themselves out, but the technology that we’ve put into this new app has put a lot of things into place. We still have a lot of building to do, but ultimately, we’ll be able to update the app a lot more quickly…like it’s not gonna be another 10 months. And very, very soon, those things will be connected in a totally different way, so they’ll be instantaneous. When you check the box that you’ve listened or something like that, it'll….across the platform…no matter what…I mean like if you were on the player watching from your desktop computer and you made that change on your phone it would just be made on your screen as well…like it’s gonna be across the board. Those changes will just happen instantaneously. We’re not quite there though. A lot of the technology that it’s gonna take to do that has been built into the app so that we can then build it on the platform side and that’ll work in a future update, but massive, massive strides forward. Let’s just remember, we launched with 1.0 and this is 1.1. So, we’re still like in version 1 of a grand vision, but we are really really excited about this one. So, brand-new Daily Audio Bible app or brand-new, updated Daily Audio Bible app is out now across all the platforms. So, whether your Apple devices or android devices or for that matter Amazon devices, they’re Android devices but they have some of their own special stuff going on. And, so, all those apps have been updated and couldn’t encourage you more to update your app now and have that hotline from right within the app.

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08/26/2019 DAB Transcript

Job 20:1-22:30, 2 Cor 1:1-11, Psalms 40:11-17, Proverbs 22:2-4

Today’s the 26th day of August. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian and it’s wonderful to be here with you today as we move into our workweek, and as we make the final push toward the end of another month. We’ll finish this week by finishing this month, but we’re at the beginning of things right now and he story is untold in our lives and as we continue through the Bible. So, we’re in the book of Job and much conversation is happening between Job and his friends. Job wants an audience with God. He wants God actually to explain in person, why? Basically, the big question, why? Why did all of this happen to me? He doesn’t want his friend’s advice or, you know, what they think that they know. He wants God to come in person and explain the whole thing. And, of course, his friends think this is proud and arrogant and this wouldn’t have happened to him if he didn’t deserve it. And, so, this kind of dialogue is happening and that’s where we pick up the story. We’re reading from the New International Version this week. Oh, and by the way, we finished first Corinthians yesterday in the New Testament so when we get to the New Testament today, we’ll be walking into some new territory and we’ll talk about that when we get there, but first Job chapter 20 through 22.

Introduction to second Corinthians:

Okay. So, as we talked about a minutes ago, we’re moving into another letter in the New Testament. We read first Corinthians. And, so, today we’re gonna begin the letter known as second Corinthians. And, so,  the irony about this is that this is actually probably Paul’s third letter to the Corinthian church because the very first one was something that was referred to in first Corinthians, but we don’t have this letter. So, it’s not preserved, we don’t know what it says, it’s never been discovered. Among biblical scholars, there’s pretty much no division about the authenticity of this letter, but there is a little bit of division on whether second Corinthians is a complete letter or if possibly two different letters that kind of been stitched together because it…well…because the tone of the letter changes between the first half and the second half. So, this letter, second Corinthians, probably was written on Paul’s third missionary journey which would date it somewhere in the late 50s A.D. So, Titus, who has a book of his own in the Bible, was Paul’s son in the faith, and he had visited Corinth and then he met up with Paul later as Paul’s traveling that allowed Paul to hear feedback from Titus and how church in Corinth was doing, but also how is letter, the previous letter, the one we just read had been received, which is likely what prompted Paul to write the letter we’re about to begin. So, just as a reminder, Corinth is a large city in the Roman Empire, melting pot kind of place, lot of spiritual ideas, very sensual city, large, secularized city and it was rebellious in a lot of ways, or fiercely individualistic in a lot of ways. And, so, as part of the culture of the city this was part of culture of the church and there was…there’s plenty division happening, and it starts to sound familiar. So, a small group of members started basically…basically inventing church politics. Although, I don’t think they had to invent it, I think it was already around, but they started playing church politics in attempt to get control and even to the point of questioning Paul’s authority over the church in Corinth, like questioning his rules, questioning his apostleship, and in a lot of ways questioning the gospel that Paul taught. So, that’s the backdrop that’s kind of the context for the letter that were about to read. But the issues that Paul is dealing with in this letter, although a couple thousand years ago, at the very, very beginning of the church, man these issues are still here. It still sounds familiar in the modern church era. Like it’s a different period of time. There’s like totally different cultural understandings right now but these issues of the heart that Paul’s talking about, they’re still with us, they’re still the same. And, so, as we read through this letter let’s invite the Holy Spirit as we do every day to question our own motives and our own actions, but not just to flip the light on and expose some things and us, but actually to illuminate them so that they can be changed. And, so, with that flyover let’s begin. Second Corinthians chapter 1 verses 1 through 11 today.


Father, we thank You for Your word. We thank You for bringing us this far in Your word. And man we have really, really taken the journey and as we as we move through the last week of this month we invite Your Holy Spirit to help us finish it well. And as we prepare to come together at the family reunion, we invite Your Holy Spirit to guide us and give us safety as so many are traveling. Come into this whole week, everything that we do, everything that we think, everything that we say, may it be informed by Your word and may Your Holy Spirit plant it deep in our lives as we continue to move into new territory. Speak to us from this second letter to the Corinthians, Holy Spirit. Speak to us from the messages that are found in the book of Job. Allow the Psalms to wash over us, and commiserate with us and encourage us, and allow the voice of wisdom to speak deeply into our souls we pray. In the mighty name of Jesus we ask. Amen.


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