The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Saturday September 18, 2021 (NIV)

Isaiah 28:14-30:11

A Cornerstone in Zion

14 Therefore hear the word of the Lord, you (A)scoffers,
who rule this people in Jerusalem!
15 Because you have said, “We have made a covenant with death,
and with Sheol we have an agreement,
when the (B)overwhelming whip passes through
it will not come to us,
for we have made (C)lies our refuge,
and in falsehood we have taken shelter”;
16 therefore thus says the Lord God,
(D)“Behold, I am the one who has laid[a] as a foundation (E)in Zion,
a stone, a tested stone,
a precious cornerstone, of a sure foundation:
‘Whoever believes will not be in haste.’
17 And I will make justice (F)the line,
and righteousness (G)the plumb line;
and hail will sweep away the refuge of lies,
and waters will overwhelm the shelter.”
18 Then (H)your covenant with death will be annulled,
and your agreement with Sheol will not stand;
when the overwhelming scourge passes through,
you will be beaten down by it.
19 As often as it passes through it will take you;
(I)for morning by morning it will pass through,
by day and by night;
and it will be (J)sheer terror to understand the message.
20 For the bed is too short to stretch oneself on,
and the covering too narrow to wrap oneself in.
21 For the Lord will rise up (K)as on Mount Perazim;
(L)as in the Valley of (M)Gibeon he will be roused;
to do his deed—strange is his deed!
and to work his work—alien is his work!
22 Now therefore do not (N)scoff,
lest your bonds be made strong;
for I have heard (O)a decree of destruction
from the Lord God of hosts against the whole land.

23 Give ear, and hear my voice;
give attention, and hear my speech.
24 Does he who plows for sowing plow continually?
Does he continually open and harrow his ground?
25 (P)When he has leveled its surface,
does he not scatter dill, sow cumin,
and put in wheat in rows
and barley in its proper place,
and emmer[b] as the border?
26 (Q)For he is rightly instructed;
his God teaches him.

27 Dill is not threshed with a threshing sledge,
nor is a cart wheel rolled over cumin,
but dill is beaten out with a stick,
and cumin with a rod.
28 Does one crush grain for bread?
No, he does not thresh it forever;[c]
when he drives his cart wheel over it
with his horses, he does not crush it.
29 This also comes from the Lord of hosts;
he is (R)wonderful in counsel
and excellent in wisdom.

The Siege of Jerusalem

29 Ah, Ariel, Ariel,
the city (S)where David encamped!
Add year to year;
let the feasts run their round.
Yet I will distress Ariel,
and there shall be moaning and lamentation,
and she shall be to me like an Ariel.[d]
(T)And I will encamp against you all around,
and will besiege you (U)with towers
and I will raise siegeworks against you.
(V)And you will be brought low; from the earth you shall speak,
and from the dust your speech will be bowed down;
your voice shall come from the ground like (W)the voice of a ghost,
and from the dust your speech shall whisper.

But the multitude of your foreign foes shall be like (X)small dust,
and the multitude of the ruthless like passing chaff.
(Y)And in an instant, suddenly,
(Z)you will be visited by the Lord of hosts
with thunder and with earthquake and great noise,
with whirlwind and tempest, and the flame of a devouring fire.
And (AA)the multitude of all the nations that fight against Ariel,
all that fight against her and her stronghold and distress her,
shall be (AB)like a dream, a vision of the night.
(AC)As when a hungry man dreams, and behold, he is eating,
and awakes with his hunger not satisfied,
or as when a thirsty man dreams, and behold, he is drinking,
and awakes faint, with his thirst not quenched,
so shall the multitude of all the nations be
that fight against Mount Zion.

Astonish yourselves[e] and be astonished;
blind yourselves and be blind!
Be drunk,[f] but not with wine;
(AD)stagger,[g] but not with strong drink!
10 (AE)For the Lord has poured out upon you
a spirit of deep sleep,
and has closed your eyes (the prophets),
and covered your heads (the seers).

11 And the vision of all this has become to you like the words of a book that is (AF)sealed. When men give it to one who can read, saying, “Read this,” he says, “I cannot, for it is sealed.” 12 And when they give the book to one who cannot read, saying, “Read this,” he says, “I cannot read.”

13 And the Lord said:
“Because (AG)this people (AH)draw near with their mouth
and honor me with their lips,
while their hearts are far from me,
and their fear of me is a commandment taught by men,
14 therefore, behold, (AI)I will again
do wonderful things with this people,
with wonder upon wonder;
and (AJ)the wisdom of their wise men shall perish,
and the discernment of their discerning men shall be hidden.”

15 Ah, (AK)you who hide deep from the Lord your counsel,
whose deeds are (AL)in the dark,
and who say, “Who sees us? Who knows us?”
16 (AM)You turn things upside down!
Shall the potter be regarded as the clay,
that the thing made should say of its maker,
“He did not make me”;
or the thing formed say of him who formed it,
“He has no understanding”?

17 Is it not yet a very little while
(AN)until Lebanon shall be turned into a fruitful field,
and the fruitful field shall be regarded as a forest?
18 In that day (AO)the deaf shall hear
(AP)the words of a book,
and out of their gloom and darkness
(AQ)the eyes of the blind shall see.
19 (AR)The meek shall obtain fresh joy in the Lord,
and the poor among mankind shall exult in the Holy One of Israel.
20 For the ruthless shall come to nothing
and (AS)the scoffer cease,
and all who watch to do evil shall be cut off,
21 who by a word make a man out to be an offender,
and (AT)lay a snare for him who reproves in the gate,
and with an empty plea (AU)turn aside him who is in the right.

22 Therefore thus says the Lord, (AV)who redeemed Abraham, concerning the house of Jacob:

“Jacob shall no more be ashamed,
no more shall his face grow pale.
23 For when he sees his children,
(AW)the work of my hands, in his midst,
they will sanctify my name;
(AX)they will sanctify the Holy One of Jacob
and will stand in awe of the God of Israel.
24 And those (AY)who go astray in spirit will come to understanding,
and those who murmur will accept instruction.”

Do Not Go Down to Egypt

30 “Ah, (AZ)stubborn children,” declares the Lord,
(BA)“who carry out a plan, but not mine,
and who make (BB)an alliance,[h] but not of my Spirit,
that they may add sin to sin;
(BC)who set out to go down to Egypt,
without asking for my direction,
to take refuge in the protection of Pharaoh
and to seek shelter in the shadow of Egypt!
(BD)Therefore shall the protection of Pharaoh turn to your shame,
and the shelter in the shadow of Egypt to your humiliation.
For though his officials are at (BE)Zoan
and (BF)his envoys reach (BG)Hanes,
everyone comes to shame
through (BH)a people that cannot profit them,
that brings neither help nor profit,
but shame and disgrace.”

An (BI)oracle on (BJ)the beasts of (BK)the Negeb.

Through a land of trouble and anguish,
from where come the lioness and the lion,
the adder and the (BL)flying fiery serpent,
they carry their riches on the backs of donkeys,
and their treasures on the humps of camels,
to a people that cannot profit them.
Egypt's (BM)help is worthless and empty;
therefore I have called her
(BN)“Rahab who sits still.”

A Rebellious People

And now, go, (BO)write it before them on a tablet
and inscribe it in a book,
that it may be for the time to come
as a witness forever.[i]
(BP)For they are a rebellious people,
lying children,
children unwilling to hear
the instruction of the Lord;
10 (BQ)who say to (BR)the seers, “Do not see,”
and to the prophets, “Do not prophesy to us what is right;
speak to us (BS)smooth things,
prophesy illusions,
11 leave the way, turn aside from the path,
let us hear no more about the Holy One of Israel.”

Footnotes:

  1. Isaiah 28:16 Dead Sea Scroll I am laying
  2. Isaiah 28:25 A type of wheat
  3. Isaiah 28:28 Or Grain is crushed for bread; he will surely thresh it, but not forever
  4. Isaiah 29:2 Ariel could mean lion of God, or hero (2 Samuel 23:20), or altar hearth (Ezekiel 43:15–16)
  5. Isaiah 29:9 Or Linger awhile
  6. Isaiah 29:9 Or They are drunk
  7. Isaiah 29:9 Or they stagger
  8. Isaiah 30:1 Hebrew who weave a web
  9. Isaiah 30:8 Some Hebrew manuscripts, Syriac, Targum, Vulgate, and Greek versions; Masoretic Text forever and ever

Cross references:

  1. Isaiah 28:14 : ver. 22; ch. 29:20
  2. Isaiah 28:15 : ver. 2, 18; [ch. 8:7, 8]
  3. Isaiah 28:15 : [Rom. 1:25]
  4. Isaiah 28:16 : Cited Rom. 9:33; 1 Pet. 2:6; [Ps. 118:22; Matt. 21:42; Acts 4:11]
  5. Isaiah 28:16 : ch. 14:32
  6. Isaiah 28:17 : [2 Kgs. 21:13]
  7. Isaiah 28:17 : [2 Kgs. 21:13]
  8. Isaiah 28:18 : ver. 15
  9. Isaiah 28:19 : [ch. 50:4]
  10. Isaiah 28:19 : [2 Chr. 32:18]
  11. Isaiah 28:21 : [2 Sam. 5:20; 1 Chr. 14:11]
  12. Isaiah 28:21 : See Josh. 10:10-14
  13. Isaiah 28:21 : 1 Chr. 14:16; See Josh. 9:3
  14. Isaiah 28:22 : ver. 14
  15. Isaiah 28:22 : ch. 10:23
  16. Isaiah 28:25 : [ch. 55:10, 11]
  17. Isaiah 28:26 : [ch. 21:10]
  18. Isaiah 28:29 : Jer. 32:19; [ch. 9:6]
  19. Isaiah 29:1 : [2 Sam. 5:9]
  20. Isaiah 29:3 : [2 Kgs. 25:1; Ezek. 4:2]
  21. Isaiah 29:3 : [Ezek. 21:22; 26:8]
  22. Isaiah 29:4 : [ch. 2:11, 12]
  23. Isaiah 29:4 : See ch. 8:19
  24. Isaiah 29:5 : ch. 17:13; Ps. 18:42
  25. Isaiah 29:5 : [ch. 17:14; 37:36; 2 Kgs. 19:35]
  26. Isaiah 29:6 : [1 Kgs. 19:11, 12]
  27. Isaiah 29:7 : [Zech. 12:9]; See Mic. 4:11-13
  28. Isaiah 29:7 : ch. 17:14; [Job 20:8]
  29. Isaiah 29:8 : [Ps. 73:20; 90:5]
  30. Isaiah 29:9 : [ch. 19:14; 24:20]
  31. Isaiah 29:10 : [ch. 6:10; Rom. 11:8]
  32. Isaiah 29:11 : ch. 8:16; Dan. 12:4
  33. Isaiah 29:13 : Cited Matt. 15:8, 9; Mark 7:6, 7; [Ezek. 33:31]
  34. Isaiah 29:13 : [ch. 1:12; 58:2]
  35. Isaiah 29:14 : Hab. 1:5; See ch. 3:1-4
  36. Isaiah 29:14 : Jer. 49:7; Cited 1 Cor. 1:19
  37. Isaiah 29:15 : [ch. 30:1]
  38. Isaiah 29:15 : Ezek. 8:12
  39. Isaiah 29:16 : See ch. 10:15
  40. Isaiah 29:17 : [Ps. 107:33, 35]
  41. Isaiah 29:18 : [ch. 32:3; 35:5; Matt. 11:5]
  42. Isaiah 29:18 : ver. 12
  43. Isaiah 29:18 : [ch. 35:5; Matt. 11:5]
  44. Isaiah 29:19 : ch. 61:1; [ch. 14:32; Zeph. 3:12; Matt. 5:3]
  45. Isaiah 29:20 : ch. 28:14, 22
  46. Isaiah 29:21 : Amos 5:10; [Ps. 127:5]
  47. Isaiah 29:21 : Amos 5:12
  48. Isaiah 29:22 : [ch. 51:2]
  49. Isaiah 29:23 : ch. 19:25; 60:21; [Ps. 100:3]
  50. Isaiah 29:23 : ch. 8:13
  51. Isaiah 29:24 : [ch. 28:7]
  52. Isaiah 30:1 : [ch. 1:2, 4]
  53. Isaiah 30:1 : [ch. 29:15]
  54. Isaiah 30:1 : ch. 25:7
  55. Isaiah 30:2 : ch. 31:1; 36:6
  56. Isaiah 30:3 : [ver. 7; ch. 20:5]
  57. Isaiah 30:4 : See ch. 19:11
  58. Isaiah 30:4 : [Ezek. 17:15]
  59. Isaiah 30:4 : [Jer. 43:7]
  60. Isaiah 30:5 : [ver. 7; Jer. 2:36]
  61. Isaiah 30:6 : See ch. 13:1
  62. Isaiah 30:6 : [ch. 51:9; Ps. 68:30]
  63. Isaiah 30:6 : [Acts 8:26]
  64. Isaiah 30:6 : [Deut. 8:15]
  65. Isaiah 30:7 : ch. 36:6
  66. Isaiah 30:7 : ch. 51:9
  67. Isaiah 30:8 : Hab. 2:2
  68. Isaiah 30:9 : ver. 1
  69. Isaiah 30:10 : Amos 2:12; [Amos 7:12, 13]
  70. Isaiah 30:10 : See 1 Sam. 9:9
  71. Isaiah 30:10 : [1 Kgs. 22:13]; See Jer. 28:1-11; Ezek. 13:8-16
English Standard Version (ESV)

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Galatians 3:23-4:31

23 Now before faith came, we were held captive under the law, (A)imprisoned until the coming faith would be revealed. 24 So then, (B)the law was our (C)guardian until Christ came, (D)in order that we might be justified by faith. 25 But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian, 26 for in Christ Jesus (E)you are all sons of God, through faith. 27 For as many of you as (F)were baptized (G)into Christ have (H)put on Christ. 28 (I)There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave[a] nor free, (J)there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And (K)if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's offspring, (L)heirs according to promise.

Sons and Heirs

I mean that the heir, as long as he is a child, is no different from a slave,[b] though he is the owner of everything, but he is under guardians and managers until the date set by his father. In the same way we also, when we were children, (M)were enslaved to the elementary principles[c] of the world. But (N)when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, (O)born (P)of woman, born (Q)under the law, (R)to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive (S)adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent (T)the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then (U)an heir through God.

Paul's Concern for the Galatians

Formerly, when you (V)did not know God, you (W)were enslaved to those that by nature (X)are not gods. But now that you have come to know God, or rather (Y)to be known by God, (Z)how can you turn back again to (AA)the weak and worthless elementary principles of the world, whose slaves you want to be once more? 10 (AB)You observe days and months and seasons and years! 11 I am afraid (AC)I may have labored over you in vain.

12 Brothers,[d] (AD)I entreat you, become as I am, for I also have become as you are. (AE)You did me no wrong. 13 You know it was (AF)because of a bodily ailment that I preached the gospel to you (AG)at first, 14 and though my condition was a trial to you, you did not scorn or despise me, but received me (AH)as an angel of God, (AI)as Christ Jesus. 15 What then has become of your blessedness? For I testify to you that, if possible, you would have gouged out your eyes and given them to me. 16 Have I then become your enemy by (AJ)telling you the truth?[e] 17 They make much of you, but for no good purpose. They want to shut you out, that you may make much of them. 18 It is always good to be made much of for a good purpose, and (AK)not only when I am present with you, 19 (AL)my little children, (AM)for whom I am again in the anguish of childbirth until Christ (AN)is formed in you! 20 I wish I could be present with you now and change my tone, for I am perplexed about you.

Example of Hagar and Sarah

21 Tell me, you who desire to be under the law, do you not listen to the law? 22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons, (AO)one by a slave woman and (AP)one by a free woman. 23 But (AQ)the son of the slave was born according to the flesh, while (AR)the son of the free woman was born through promise. 24 Now this may be interpreted allegorically: these women are two (AS)covenants. (AT)One is from Mount Sinai, bearing children for slavery; she is Hagar. 25 Now Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia;[f] she corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children. 26 But (AU)the Jerusalem above is free, and she is our mother. 27 For it is written,

(AV)“Rejoice, O barren one who does not bear;
break forth and cry aloud, you who are not in labor!
For the children of the desolate one will be more
than those of the one who has a husband.”

28 Now you,[g] brothers, (AW)like Isaac, (AX)are children of promise. 29 But just as at that time he who was born according to the flesh (AY)persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, (AZ)so also it is now. 30 But what does the Scripture say? (BA)“Cast out the slave woman and her son, for the son of the slave woman shall not inherit with the son of the free woman.” 31 So, brothers, we are not children of the slave but (BB)of the free woman.

Footnotes:

  1. Galatians 3:28 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface
  2. Galatians 4:1 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface; also verse 7
  3. Galatians 4:3 Or elemental spirits; also verse 9
  4. Galatians 4:12 Or Brothers and sisters; also verses 28, 31
  5. Galatians 4:16 Or by dealing truthfully with you
  6. Galatians 4:25 Some manuscripts For Sinai is a mountain in Arabia
  7. Galatians 4:28 Some manuscripts we

Cross references:

  1. Galatians 3:23 : [1 Pet. 1:5]
  2. Galatians 3:24 : [Matt. 5:17; Rom. 10:4; Col. 2:17; Heb. 9:9, 10]
  3. Galatians 3:24 : 1 Cor. 4:15 (Gk.)
  4. Galatians 3:24 : ver. 11; See ch. 2:16
  5. Galatians 3:26 : ch. 4:5, 6; [John 1:12]; See Rom. 8:14-16
  6. Galatians 3:27 : Rom. 6:3
  7. Galatians 3:27 : See Acts 8:16
  8. Galatians 3:27 : See Rom. 13:14
  9. Galatians 3:28 : [ver. 14; ch. 5:6; 6:15]; See Rom. 3:30; 1 Cor. 12:13
  10. Galatians 3:28 : 1 Cor. 11:11
  11. Galatians 3:29 : See Rom. 9:7; 1 Cor. 3:23
  12. Galatians 3:29 : ch. 4:1, 7; Rom. 8:17; Eph. 3:6; [ch. 4:28; 2 Tim. 1:1; Titus 1:2; Heb. 9:15]
  13. Galatians 4:3 : See ch. 2:4
  14. Galatians 4:4 : [1 Tim. 2:6]; See Mark 1:15
  15. Galatians 4:4 : Phil. 2:7; See John 1:14
  16. Galatians 4:4 : [1 Tim. 2:15]; See Gen. 3:15
  17. Galatians 4:4 : [Luke 2:21, 22, 27]
  18. Galatians 4:5 : See ch. 3:13
  19. Galatians 4:5 : ch. 3:26; See Rom. 8:15
  20. Galatians 4:6 : [Rom. 5:5; 2 Cor. 3:17]; See Acts 16:7
  21. Galatians 4:7 : See ch. 3:29
  22. Galatians 4:8 : 1 Cor. 1:21; 1 Thess. 4:5; 2 Thess. 1:8; 1 John 4:8
  23. Galatians 4:8 : [Eph. 2:11, 12; 1 Thess. 1:9]
  24. Galatians 4:8 : 2 Chr. 13:9; Isa. 37:19; Jer. 2:11; 5:7; 16:20; [1 Cor. 8:4]
  25. Galatians 4:9 : See 1 Cor. 8:3
  26. Galatians 4:9 : [ch. 3:3]
  27. Galatians 4:9 : Rom. 8:3; Heb. 7:18
  28. Galatians 4:10 : Rom. 14:5; Col. 2:16
  29. Galatians 4:11 : ch. 2:2; 5:2, 4; 1 Thess. 3:5
  30. Galatians 4:12 : [2 Cor. 6:13]
  31. Galatians 4:12 : [2 Cor. 2:5]
  32. Galatians 4:13 : See 1 Cor. 2:3
  33. Galatians 4:13 : [ch. 1:6]
  34. Galatians 4:14 : 1 Sam. 29:9; [Mal. 2:7 (Gk.); 2 Cor. 5:20]
  35. Galatians 4:14 : See Matt. 10:40
  36. Galatians 4:16 : See ch. 2:5
  37. Galatians 4:18 : [ver. 13]
  38. Galatians 4:19 : [1 Cor. 4:15; Philem. 10]
  39. Galatians 4:19 : [James 1:18]
  40. Galatians 4:19 : Rom. 8:10
  41. Galatians 4:22 : Gen. 16:5
  42. Galatians 4:22 : Gen. 21:2
  43. Galatians 4:23 : ver. 29; [Rom. 9:7]
  44. Galatians 4:23 : ver. 28; Gen. 17:16-19; 18:10, 14; 21:1, 2; Heb. 11:11
  45. Galatians 4:24 : See Rom. 9:4
  46. Galatians 4:24 : Deut. 33:2
  47. Galatians 4:26 : [Heb. 12:22; Rev. 3:12; 21:2, 10]
  48. Galatians 4:27 : Cited from Isa. 54:1
  49. Galatians 4:28 : See ver. 23
  50. Galatians 4:28 : Rom. 9:8; See ch. 3:29
  51. Galatians 4:29 : Gen. 21:9
  52. Galatians 4:29 : See ch. 5:11
  53. Galatians 4:30 : Cited from Gen. 21:10; [John 8:35]
  54. Galatians 4:31 : [1 Pet. 3:6]
English Standard Version (ESV)

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Psalm 62

My Soul Waits for God Alone

To the choirmaster: according to (A)Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.

62 For God alone (B)my soul (C)waits in silence;
from him comes my salvation.
(D)He alone is my rock and my salvation,
my (E)fortress; (F)I shall not be greatly shaken.

How long will all of you attack a man
to batter him,
like (G)a leaning wall, a tottering fence?
They only plan to thrust him down from his (H)high position.
They take pleasure in falsehood.
(I)They bless with their mouths,
but inwardly they curse. Selah

For God alone, O (J)my soul, wait in silence,
for my hope is from him.
(K)He only is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress; I shall not be shaken.
On God rests my (L)salvation and my glory;
my mighty rock, (M)my refuge is God.

(N)Trust in him at all times, O people;
(O)pour out your heart before him;
God is (P)a refuge for us. Selah

(Q)Those of low estate are but a breath;
those of high estate (R)are a delusion;
in the balances they go up;
(S)they are together lighter than a breath.
10 Put no trust in extortion;
(T)set no vain hopes on robbery;
(U)if riches increase, set not your heart on them.

11 (V)Once God has spoken;
(W)twice have I heard this:
that (X)power belongs to God,
12 and that to you, O Lord, (Y)belongs steadfast love.
For you will (Z)render to a man
according to his work.

English Standard Version (ESV)

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Proverbs 23:19-21

19 Hear, my son, and (A)be wise,
and (B)direct your heart in the way.
20 Be not among (C)drunkards[a]
or among (D)gluttonous eaters of meat,
21 for the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty,
and (E)slumber will clothe them with rags.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 23:20 Hebrew those who drink too much wine
English Standard Version (ESV)

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09/17/2021 DAB Transcript

Isaiah 25:1-28:13, Galatians 3:10-22, Psalms 61:1-8, Proverbs 23:17-18

Today is the 17th day of September welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I’m Brian it is wonderful to be here with you today. Another day together. Another step forward together through the Scriptures. That will lead us back into Isaiah. We’re reading from the English Standard Version this week. Isaiah 25:1 through 28:13 today.

Commentary:

Okay. So, the letter to the Galatians is taking us through some of the…some familiar territory because we encountered this theology and what Paul is teaching laid out in the book of Romans. It’s not surprising that we would be reminded of different portions of Paul’s doctrine in any of these letters, because there Paul’s letters to do exactly that. And, so, we get reminded along the way, but this is a highly theological thing that’s going on here today. So, I quote. “Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law.” So, we could…we could…let’s let that sink in. “Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law. He did that by becoming a curse for us.” In other words, on our behalf He took the curse and freed us from what we deserved. “For it is written”, and I’m quoting again, “cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree, so that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we might receive the promised Spirit through faith.” So, this is justification by faith. “Christ Jesus took the curse through faith we believe that and through Christ we are redeemed and free from the curse.” Pretty core Christian doctrine laid out there. And we have to understand that Paul died over this stuff, over this message, the message that he had received directly from Jesus and then when all throughout the Roman Empire, preaching and teaching. He ended up being martyred. So, we…we can safely assume that Paul believed this fully, even though it was…it flew in the face of his pharisaical training. Let’s remember that Paul was very violently against the people following “the way”, people following Jesus. He was doing everything he could to stamp that out because his theological understanding was this is utter blasphemy, complete heresy. And, so, yes, he’s gonna work hard to stamp it out. Then he met Jesus. And, so, you have to imagine the re-think that would’ve had to happen in Paul’s mind for starters. Like all of the sudden everything that you think that you know about God is different than you thought because of new revelation that you’ve received from Jesus. Like that’s gonna create cognitive dissonance that’s going to have to be worked through and then Paul has to work through that. And the way that he works through that is really impressive actually. It’s kind of not reverse engineer everything that he’s been taught but just to go back to the beginning at Abraham and not start at Moses and start at the Mosaic law, but to ask the question, “what was going on before that.” And going back into the story of Abraham and seeing that it was faith that moved God. And he alludes to that in today’s reading by simply pointing out the fact that the law didn’t come for 430 more years after God made a promise to Abraham. Abraham couldn’t obey a law that didn’t exist. And yet he was the father of many nations. And all of the world was to be blessed through his seed or through his line, through his family, which are the Hebrew people. So, Paul trying to put all this together, going back to the origin story knowing that all the nations of the world are to be blessed and that means people that aren’t Jewish. So, that means Gentiles. And, so, he incorporates that, and he sees that Abraham was made righteous before God without any Mosaic law, just through faith. So, this is revolutionary thought coming from the lips of a trained Pharisee who had to go through a process of revelation and understanding because it reconnected dots in ways that weren’t connected before. It changed the script. It modified the story, or I quote Paul, “is the law then contrary to the promises of God? Certainly not! For if the law had been given that could give life, then righteousness would indeed be by the law. But the Scripture imprisoned everything under sin, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.” Following the same formula of Abraham. Central to Paul’s teaching. Justification by faith. Redemption by simply believing in the promise of God and then living into it.

Prayer:

Father, we thank you for your word. We invite your Holy Spirit to continue to reveal the truth through your word into our hearts and lives modifying our story changing the way we live revealing things a we are still trying to grasp. And yet all we have to do is believe. And we believe you. We trust you. Come Holy Spirit and lead us deeper into the story of our salvation, we pray. In the name of Jesus’ we ask. Amen.

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This is Drew from __ and I shared word some of my story with you all about being beaten as a child, five…four back surgeries since 2015, cancer on my nose and…and all. And I’ve lived…I’ve had a pretty rough life. And me and my wife, we’ve always kind of struggled. And I’ve worked really hard my whole life but I never really slowed down to…to look at anything until…until now. I always thought I want this, and I want that, and you know, I need to get that. But I never really stopped to look at the blessings that I have until now. I’m blessed with two daughters that are in good health. I’m blessed with three grandchildren that are in good health that I love greatly. And I think that’s what some of the problem is with the world today is…is we just don’t slow down and look what God has given us. We just think about what we want. And that’s just the human aspect of us. We just always want more but I think if we could just slow down a little bit and…and just look at what he’s given us it would just be great. I mean I just think it’s the greatest thing ever. And I pray for all the people on here with…with problems and I just enjoy being a part of the Daily Audio Bible family. It's…it's…it’s just been great. And I pray for all y'all. But I just wanted to share a little bit of my story and I love all y'all.

This is Vicki from Northern California. A couple weeks ago August 18th my son died. He took his life. I knew he had been struggling with some things and just the day before he…we prayed together on the phone and talked and I told him I’m leaving, at 5:30 in the morning I’m going to be there. And all the way I was asking God, please hold him, please be with him. But even as it took the nine hours, he lived in Southern California I felt God was preparing me for what the answer would be. And when I got there Shane had left the door open and my whole world changed. And I’ve learned to…what it is to be tested in your faith and to say God you’re good, you’re good, you’re sovereign, and your plan is good. Shane was an emergency room nurse. He was kind, he was thoughtful. He was always thinking of others and that was part of it. It was just…the burden had gotten so big and with this second COVID surge he said mom it was like a war zone. So, my prayer to…my request for the family is please as a united family bring…pray for our nurses and doctors through this and give them strength and encouragement to face the days and know that God is in control. Satan thinks he’s won but our Father is good and He…He has the last and final say. And that's…that is our hope and prayer and I…I just thank you family.

Hi this is Giovanni Cortez. My whole family’s been attacked by COVID. And I just asked that we pray for healing, and we all get better. And please pray for me to get better. I feel like I’m getting better and then I don’t. So, I just ask that you just keep me in prayer. Yeah. But yeah, please pray for me. Thank you.

Hi Daily Audio Bible family this is Tammy from the Adirondacks and I’m calling to ask for prayer, for love my brothers and sisters out there. OK so you all know last year I went through chemo for ovarian cancer and by the grace of God he healed me and I’m in remission and I thank Him for that. And I became born again last year and I asked the Lord into my heart, and I just still struggle. I don’t even like to give it a name, but I still struggle with anxiety and overthinking stuff. And I’m so blessed and so grateful. I didn’t even sick during my chemo, that’s how much grace God showed me. But I’m just…I know that the peace of the Lord and the Holy Spirit is in me but I just…I always question if I’m doing the right thing, if I’m reading my Bible enough, if I’m doing what I’m supposed to be doing in this walk with the Lord. So, I guess I’m just asking you all to just pray that I can have His peace and truly feel it. And I know it’s in there, but I want to feel it and the joy that He gives us so over abundantly. I pray for you all and I love you all and my heart goes out to all of you. And I thank you for praying for me. And I take care of my husband who has MS. Please pray for him. He’s such an inspiration. Time’s running out. I love you all. Thank you.

Good morning Daily Audio Bible family this is Alfio calling from Central Valley CA. I hope that everyone __. This is the 10th of September. I’m a little behind but what a timely message today that played for Righteously Ransomed. My brother, your message was a big relief to me and to my soul. Knowing what God did for you, knowing what a wonderful whisper just helped lift the weight of your heart, of your soul was an encouragement to me. Sometimes our daily struggles or the weight of our sins or the weight of our hearts, I know this for true because I have been in that situation where sometimes I’m full of regret for the things I’ve done. And God spoke to me through your message and encouraged me and said exactly the same thing he said to you. The weight is lifted. And what I believe to know, that our sins known and unknown have been cleansed by the precious blood of our son Jesus…of God’s son Jesus Christ, that we do not need to rehash our sins, live in our sins, continue repeating the cycle as the devil will have us believe. So, thank you my brother for your timely message. God bless you.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Friday September 17, 2021 (NIV)

Isaiah 25:1-28:13

God Will Swallow Up Death Forever

25 O Lord, (A)you are my God;
(B)I will exalt you; I will praise your name,
for you have done wonderful things,
(C)plans formed of old, faithful and sure.
For you have made the city (D)a heap,
the fortified city a ruin;
the foreigners' palace is a city no more;
it will never be rebuilt.
(E)Therefore strong peoples will glorify you;
cities of ruthless nations will fear you.
(F)For you have been a stronghold to the poor,
a stronghold to the needy in his distress,
(G)a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat;
(H)for the breath of the ruthless is like a storm against a wall,
(I)like heat in a dry place.
You subdue the noise of the foreigners;
as heat by the shade of a cloud,
so the song of the ruthless is put down.

(J)On this mountain the Lord of hosts will make for all peoples
a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wine,
(K)of rich food full of marrow, of aged wine well refined.
And he will swallow up (L)on this mountain
the covering that is cast over all peoples,
(M)the veil that is spread over all nations.
(N)He will swallow up death forever;
and (O)the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces,
and (P)the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth,
(Q)for the Lord has spoken.
It will be said on that day,
“Behold, this is our God; (R)we have waited for him, that he might save us.
This is the Lord; we have waited for him;
(S)let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.”
10 For the hand of the Lord will rest (T)on this mountain,
and (U)Moab shall be trampled down in his place,
as straw is trampled down in a dunghill.[a]
11 (V)And he will spread out his hands in the midst of it
as a swimmer spreads his hands out to swim,
but the Lord (W)will lay low his pompous pride together with the skill[b] of his hands.
12 And the high fortifications of his walls he will bring down,
lay low, and cast to the ground, to the dust.

You Keep Him in Perfect Peace

26 In that day (X)this song will be sung in the land of Judah:

“We have a strong city;
he sets up (Y)salvation
as walls and bulwarks.
(Z)Open the gates,
that the righteous nation that keeps faith may enter in.
(AA)You keep him in perfect peace
whose mind is stayed on you,
because he trusts in you.
Trust in the Lord forever,
for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.
(AB)For he has humbled
the inhabitants of the height,
the lofty city.
He lays it low, lays it low to the ground,
casts it to the dust.
The foot tramples it,
the feet of (AC)the poor,
the steps of (AD)the needy.”

The path of the righteous is level;
(AE)you make level the way of the righteous.
In the path of your judgments,
O Lord, we wait for you;
(AF)your name and (AG)remembrance
are the desire of our soul.
My soul yearns for you in the night;
my spirit within me earnestly seeks you.
(AH)For when your judgments are in the earth,
the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.
10 (AI)If favor is shown to the wicked,
he does not learn righteousness;
in the land of uprightness he deals corruptly
and does not see the majesty of the Lord.
11 O Lord, (AJ)your hand is lifted up,
but (AK)they do not see it.
Let them see your zeal for your people, and be ashamed.
Let (AL)the fire for your adversaries consume them.
12 O Lord, you will ordain (AM)peace for us,
for you have indeed done for us all our works.
13 O Lord our God,
(AN)other lords besides you have ruled over us,
(AO)but your name alone we bring to remembrance.
14 They are dead, they will not live;
they are shades, they will not arise;
to that end you have visited them with destruction
and wiped out all remembrance of them.
15 (AP)But you have increased the nation, O Lord,
you have increased the nation; you are glorified;
(AQ)you have enlarged all the borders of the land.

16 O Lord, (AR)in distress they sought you;
they poured out a whispered prayer
when your discipline was upon them.
17 (AS)Like a pregnant woman
who writhes and cries out in her pangs
when she is near to giving birth,
so were we because of you, O Lord;
18 (AT)we were pregnant, we writhed,
but we have given birth to wind.
We have accomplished no deliverance in the earth,
and the inhabitants of the world have not fallen.
19 (AU)Your dead shall live; their bodies shall rise.
You who dwell in the dust, awake and sing for joy!
For (AV)your dew is a dew of light,
and the earth will give birth to the dead.

20 Come, my people, enter your chambers,
and shut your doors behind you;
hide yourselves (AW)for a little while
until the fury has passed by.
21 (AX)For behold, the Lord is coming out from his place
to punish the inhabitants of (AY)the earth for their iniquity,
and the earth will disclose the blood shed on it,
and will no more cover its slain.

The Redemption of Israel

27 In that day the Lord with his hard and great and strong (AZ)sword will punish (BA)Leviathan the fleeing serpent, (BB)Leviathan the twisting serpent, and he will slay (BC)the dragon that is in the sea.

In that day,
(BD)“A pleasant vineyard,[c] (BE)sing of it!
I, the Lord, am its keeper;
every moment I water it.
Lest anyone punish it,
I keep it night and day;
I have no wrath.
(BF)Would that I had thorns and briers to battle!
I would march against them,
I would burn them up together.
Or let them lay hold of my protection,
let them make peace with me,
let them make peace with me.”

(BG)In days to come[d] Jacob shall take root,
Israel shall blossom and put forth shoots
and fill the whole world with fruit.

(BH)Has he struck them (BI)as he struck those who struck them?
Or have they been slain (BJ)as their slayers were slain?
(BK)Measure by measure,[e] by exile you contended with them;
(BL)he removed them with his fierce breath[f] in the day of the east wind.
Therefore by this (BM)the guilt of Jacob will be atoned for,
and this will be the full fruit of the removal of his sin:[g]
(BN)when he makes all the stones of the altars
like chalkstones crushed to pieces,
no (BO)Asherim or incense altars will remain standing.
10 (BP)For the fortified city is solitary,
a habitation deserted and forsaken, like the wilderness;
there the calf grazes;
there it lies down and strips its branches.
11 When its boughs are dry, they are broken;
women come and make a fire of them.
(BQ)For this is a people without discernment;
therefore he who made them will not have compassion on them;
he who formed them will show them no favor.

12 In that day (BR)from the river Euphrates[h] to the Brook of Egypt the Lord will thresh out the grain, and you will be gleaned one by one, O people of Israel. 13 And in that day (BS)a great trumpet will be blown, (BT)and those who were lost in the land of Assyria and those who were driven out to the land of Egypt (BU)will come and worship the Lord on the holy mountain at Jerusalem.

Judgment on Ephraim and Jerusalem

28 Ah, the proud crown of (BV)the drunkards of Ephraim,
and the fading flower of its glorious beauty,
which is on the head of the rich valley of those overcome with wine!
Behold, the Lord has (BW)one who is mighty and strong;
like a storm of hail, a destroying tempest,
like (BX)a storm of mighty, overflowing waters,
he casts down to the earth with his hand.
(BY)The proud crown of the drunkards of Ephraim
will be trodden underfoot;
(BZ)and the fading flower of its glorious beauty,
which is on the head of the rich valley,
will be like (CA)a first-ripe fig[i] before the summer:
when someone sees it, he swallows it
as soon as it is in his hand.

(CB)In that day the Lord of hosts will be a crown of glory,[j]
and a diadem of beauty, to the remnant of his people,
and (CC)a spirit of justice to him who sits in judgment,
and (CD)strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate.

(CE)These also reel with wine
and (CF)stagger with strong drink;
the priest and (CG)the prophet reel with strong drink,
they are swallowed by[k] wine,
they stagger with strong drink,
they reel in vision,
they stumble in giving judgment.
For all tables are full of filthy vomit,
with no space left.

(CH)“To whom will he teach knowledge,
and to whom will he explain the message?
Those who are weaned from the milk,
those taken from the breast?
10 For it is precept upon precept, precept upon precept,
line upon line, line upon line,
here a little, there a little.”

11 (CI)For by people of strange lips
and with a foreign tongue
the Lord will speak to this people,
12 to whom he has said,
(CJ)“This is rest;
give rest to the weary;
and this is repose”;
yet they would not hear.
13 And the word of the Lord will be to them
precept upon precept, precept upon precept,
line upon line, line upon line,
here a little, there a little,
(CK)that they may go, and fall backward,
and be broken, and snared, and taken.

Footnotes:

  1. Isaiah 25:10 The Hebrew words for dunghill and for the Moabite town Madmen (Jeremiah 48:2) sound alike
  2. Isaiah 25:11 Or in spite of the skill
  3. Isaiah 27:2 Many Hebrew manuscripts A vineyard of wine
  4. Isaiah 27:6 Hebrew In those to come
  5. Isaiah 27:8 Or By driving her away; the meaning of the Hebrew word is uncertain
  6. Isaiah 27:8 Or wind
  7. Isaiah 27:9 Septuagint and this is the blessing when I take away his sin
  8. Isaiah 27:12 Hebrew from the River
  9. Isaiah 28:4 Or fruit
  10. Isaiah 28:5 The Hebrew words for glory and hosts sound alike
  11. Isaiah 28:7 Or confused by

Cross references:

  1. Isaiah 25:1 : Ex. 15:2
  2. Isaiah 25:1 : [Ps. 107:32]
  3. Isaiah 25:1 : [2 Kgs. 19:25]
  4. Isaiah 25:2 : [ch. 17:1; Jer. 51:37]
  5. Isaiah 25:3 : [ch. 18:7]
  6. Isaiah 25:4 : Nah. 1:7
  7. Isaiah 25:4 : ch. 4:6
  8. Isaiah 25:4 : [2 Chr. 32:18]
  9. Isaiah 25:5 : [ch. 32:2]
  10. Isaiah 25:6 : ch. 2:2, 3; 11:9; 24:23
  11. Isaiah 25:6 : [Ps. 63:5]
  12. Isaiah 25:7 : [See ver. 6 above]; ch. 2:2, 3; 11:9; 24:23
  13. Isaiah 25:7 : [2 Cor. 3:15]
  14. Isaiah 25:8 : Cited 1 Cor. 15:54; [Hos. 13:14]
  15. Isaiah 25:8 : Rev. 7:17; [ch. 30:19]
  16. Isaiah 25:8 : [ch. 37:4]
  17. Isaiah 25:8 : See ch. 1:20
  18. Isaiah 25:9 : ch. 26:8; [Gen. 49:18; Ps. 27:14]
  19. Isaiah 25:9 : Ps. 9:14
  20. Isaiah 25:10 : [See ver. 6 above]; ch. 2:2, 3; 11:9; 24:23
  21. Isaiah 25:10 : See ch. 15:1
  22. Isaiah 25:11 : [ch. 16:12]
  23. Isaiah 25:11 : [ch. 16:14]
  24. Isaiah 26:1 : [ch. 27:2]
  25. Isaiah 26:1 : [ch. 60:18]
  26. Isaiah 26:2 : Ps. 118:19, 20
  27. Isaiah 26:3 : [ch. 30:15]
  28. Isaiah 26:5 : ch. 25:12
  29. Isaiah 26:6 : [ch. 25:4]
  30. Isaiah 26:6 : [ch. 25:4]
  31. Isaiah 26:7 : 1 Sam. 2:9; Ps. 37:23
  32. Isaiah 26:8 : Ex. 3:15
  33. Isaiah 26:8 : Ex. 3:15
  34. Isaiah 26:9 : ver. 16; [2 Chr. 33:12]
  35. Isaiah 26:10 : See Ps. 73:3-11
  36. Isaiah 26:11 : [Mic. 5:9]
  37. Isaiah 26:11 : [ch. 5:12]
  38. Isaiah 26:11 : Ps. 21:9; [ch. 33:14]
  39. Isaiah 26:12 : ch. 9:7; Mic. 5:5
  40. Isaiah 26:13 : [ch. 2:8; 2 Kgs. 16:3, 4]
  41. Isaiah 26:13 : [ch. 2:20; Ps. 20:7]; See 2 Kgs. 18:4-6
  42. Isaiah 26:15 : ch. 9:3
  43. Isaiah 26:15 : [ch. 54:2, 3]
  44. Isaiah 26:16 : Hos. 5:15; See ch. 37:1-4
  45. Isaiah 26:17 : See ch. 13:8
  46. Isaiah 26:18 : [See ver. 17 above]; See ch. 13:8
  47. Isaiah 26:19 : [Ezek. 37:12; Dan. 12:2; Hos. 13:14]
  48. Isaiah 26:19 : [Hos. 14:5]
  49. Isaiah 26:20 : ch. 10:25
  50. Isaiah 26:21 : Mic. 1:3
  51. Isaiah 26:21 : [ch. 24:5]
  52. Isaiah 27:1 : [Jer. 47:6]
  53. Isaiah 27:1 : Ps. 74:14
  54. Isaiah 27:1 : Ps. 74:14
  55. Isaiah 27:1 : ch. 51:9; Ezek. 29:3
  56. Isaiah 27:2 : ch. 5:7
  57. Isaiah 27:2 : [ch. 26:1]
  58. Isaiah 27:4 : [ch. 10:17]
  59. Isaiah 27:6 : ch. 37:31; Hos. 14:5, 6
  60. Isaiah 27:7 : Hos. 6:1, 2
  61. Isaiah 27:7 : See ch. 37:36-38
  62. Isaiah 27:7 : ch. 37:18, 19
  63. Isaiah 27:8 : [Jer. 10:24]
  64. Isaiah 27:8 : [Jer. 18:17]
  65. Isaiah 27:9 : [ch. 22:14]
  66. Isaiah 27:9 : [2 Kgs. 18:4]
  67. Isaiah 27:9 : See Deut. 16:21
  68. Isaiah 27:10 : ch. 17:9; 32:14, 19; [Hos. 8:14; Mic. 5:11]
  69. Isaiah 27:11 : Deut. 32:28; See ch. 30:16-18
  70. Isaiah 27:12 : See Gen. 15:18
  71. Isaiah 27:13 : Lev. 25:9; [Matt. 24:31; Rev. 11:15]
  72. Isaiah 27:13 : ch. 11:11, 16; Mic. 7:12
  73. Isaiah 27:13 : [ch. 2:2]
  74. Isaiah 28:1 : [Hos. 7:5]
  75. Isaiah 28:2 : [ch. 8:7]
  76. Isaiah 28:2 : ver. 15, 18
  77. Isaiah 28:3 : ver. 1
  78. Isaiah 28:4 : [Amos 8:1, 2]
  79. Isaiah 28:4 : Hos. 9:10; Mic. 7:1
  80. Isaiah 28:5 : ch. 2:11
  81. Isaiah 28:6 : [1 Kgs. 3:28]
  82. Isaiah 28:6 : [ch. 38:6]
  83. Isaiah 28:7 : [ch. 3:12]
  84. Isaiah 28:7 : Hos. 4:11
  85. Isaiah 28:7 : ch. 9:15; 56:10, 12
  86. Isaiah 28:9 : Jer. 6:10
  87. Isaiah 28:11 : Cited 1 Cor. 14:21; See ch. 5:26-29
  88. Isaiah 28:12 : ch. 30:15; [Matt. 11:28, 29]
  89. Isaiah 28:13 : ch. 8:15
English Standard Version (ESV)

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Galatians 3:10-22

The Righteous Shall Live by Faith

10 For all who rely on works of the law are (A)under a curse; for it is written, (B)“Cursed be everyone who does not (C)abide by all things written in the Book of the Law, and do them.” 11 Now it is evident that (D)no one is justified before God by the law, for (E)“The righteous shall live by faith.”[a] 12 But the law is not of faith, rather (F)“The one who does them shall live by them.” 13 Christ (G)redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, (H)“Cursed is everyone who is hanged (I)on a tree”— 14 so that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might (J)come to the Gentiles, so that (K)we might receive (L)the promised Spirit[b] through faith.

The Law and the Promise

15 (M)To give a human example, brothers:[c] (N)even with a man-made covenant, no one annuls it or adds to it once it has been ratified. 16 Now (O)the promises were made (P)to Abraham and to his offspring. It does not say, “And to offsprings,” referring to many, but referring to one, (Q)“And to your offspring,” who is Christ. 17 This is what I mean: the law, which came (R)430 years afterward, does not annul a covenant previously ratified by God, so as (S)to make the promise void. 18 For if the inheritance comes by the law, it no longer comes by promise; but (T)God gave it to Abraham by a promise.

19 Why then the law? (U)It was added because of transgressions, (V)until the offspring should come to whom the promise had been made, and it was (W)put in place through angels (X)by an intermediary. 20 Now (Y)an intermediary implies more than one, but (Z)God is one.

21 Is the law then contrary to the promises of God? Certainly not! For (AA)if a law had been given that could give life, then righteousness would indeed be by the law. 22 But the Scripture (AB)imprisoned everything under sin, so that (AC)the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given (AD)to those who believe.

Footnotes:

  1. Galatians 3:11 Or The one who by faith is righteous will live
  2. Galatians 3:14 Greek receive the promise of the Spirit
  3. Galatians 3:15 Or brothers and sisters
English Standard Version (ESV)

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Psalm 61

Lead Me to the Rock

To the choirmaster: with (A)stringed instruments. Of David.

61 Hear my cry, O God,
(B)listen to my prayer;
from the end of the earth I call to you
when my heart is (C)faint.
Lead me to (D)the rock
that is higher than I,
for you have been (E)my refuge,
a strong (F)tower against the enemy.

Let me (G)dwell in your tent forever!
Let me take refuge under (H)the shelter of your wings! Selah
For you, O God, have heard my vows;
you have given me the heritage of those who fear your name.

(I)Prolong (J)the life of the king;
may his years endure to all generations!
May he be enthroned forever before God;
appoint (K)steadfast love and faithfulness to watch over him!

So will I ever sing praises to your name,
as I (L)perform my vows day after day.

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Proverbs 23:17-18

17 Let not your heart (A)envy sinners,
but continue in (B)the fear of the Lord all the day.
18 Surely (C)there is a future,
and your (D)hope will not be cut off.

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9/16/2021 DAB Transcript

Isaiah 22:1-24:23, Galatians 2:17-3:9, Psalm 60:1-12, Proverbs 23:15-16

Today is the 16th day of September, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian, it’s wonderful to be here with you today, it is a joy and a privilege to come by my place around the Global Campfire together with you as we exhale and release all of the stress and all the stuff that’s going on and just allow the Scriptures to speak into our lives. Today, we will move back into the book of Isaiah, as well as the letter to the Galatians. We’re reading from the English Standard Version this week. Isaiah chapters 22 through 24 today.

Commentary:

Okay, super famous passage in the letter to the Galatians today. We probably have all heard it. Most of us probably can quote it. I have been crucified with Christ, it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. That is, I mean, that is a statement of a reality, that is a statement of what Paul believes and what we as Christians believe. It’s a part of a paragraph though and it gets lifted out of the paragraph a lot. So, let’s explore just for a second because what Paul said there, that we are all shaking our heads up and down and going yep, yep, yep I know that verse and yes it is Christ who lives in me. This is an incredibly controversial statement, heretical statement even for Orthodox Hebrew believers. So, bringing just a…one sentence more context helps us a lot. So, I quote “forth through the law I died to the law so that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me and a life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself for me.” This is kind of an abbreviated version of things that Paul unpacks more at length in the letter to the Romans. So, Paul is saying that he died to the law, God’s law, the Mosaic law. The law that pulled the people together cohesively as Hebrews, the thing people were trying to live up to, or live into in order to be made righteous in some fashion before God, only to know that they couldn’t and so they would offer also sacrifices to atone for their sin to become made righteous before God. Paul is undermining that understanding and as was laid out in the book of Romans. Paul’s view is that the law revealed a person’s inability to obey it. The law revealed a person’s failures and their inability to become righteous before God and so the law condemned them because they couldn’t live up to it. So, if the law is what makes you righteous before God, then nobody could be righteous before God, because nobody could fulfill the law. But Jesus did and God raised Him from the dead, no longer to die. So, Paul responds by coming to the understanding that we’re to die to the law so that we can actually live for God. The old person that we were bound by sin and unable to achieve any kind of righteousness before God. That person dies, is judged by the law, guilty, dies and is resurrected in Christ who has fulfilled it all. We glory in these realities, we do all that we can to accept and live into these realities, it is Christ in me that animates me. It is Christ in me that restores me to God. It is by grace alone, through faith alone, that this is a reality and I believe it we…we rejoice in these things from the early people though hearing the good news. How would you even get your mind around not having the law when it’s all you’ve ever known, and you’ve aimed your entire life and your entire culture is aimed in that direction. It’s indeed, the good news but it’s also existentially disruptive, right, it up-ends a lot of things that have to then be rethought and even thinking those things would feel maybe even sinful. But in this case Paul is writing to a group of people, an established church. The churches in Galatia and saying “hey I never told you all that stuff, I didn’t entangle you in all of that stuff. It’s these people who are coming in behind me that are causing this disruption and confusion. I came with the message that showed you complete freedom and now you’re trying go back and become a slave to this thing that you died to.” And so, I quote Paul “O foolish Galatians who has bewitched you? It was before your eyes, that Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified. Let me ask you only this” and this is actually where the rubber meets the road on his argument, “did you receive the Spirit by works of the law?” in other words, did the Spirit of the Lord come upon you because you were so righteous by obeying the law, or was it by hearing, and then you had faith, “are you so foolish,” I’m quoting Paul again, “having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh?” In other words, you receive this by faith. Are you not trying to be perfected by obeying the law, a law that you’ve not really been familiar with and those of you who have never been able to even come close to achieving and then once again we see Paul do a move that he does a lot which is to go back before Moses and go to the origin story with Abraham and unpack the fact that Abraham was made righteous before God through his faith in what God said, not in his adherence to a law that did not exist? That idea is a profoundly foundational tenet of what Paul teaches. And we can, I mean, this brings us up to speed on what we read today and will continue the journey forward in the letter tomorrow. It’s easy for us to get lost in the theology or the doctrine of it, trying to understand and unpack what this actually means for us. Ultimately, like we were talking about yesterday. Ultimately, what Paul is arguing for is spiritual freedom. The freedom to understand that you have been made righteous before God and so you can have a relationship with God personally, unmediated, directly. A relationship with God who has grafted you into His family. There aren’t hoops, there aren’t levers, there isn’t a law other than the law of love. And so, as believers we should rest in that, we have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer we who live, but Christ who lives within us, through Christ we have been made perfect before God, we have achieved what we could never achieve, through Christ who achieved it for us and gave it to us freely. All we have to do is believe it. This is the good news.

Prayer:

And so, Jesus, we thank You for this good news and it is definitely through this Hebrew centric lens that we read of it and unpack it and understand it. And for many of us, we don’t have that background and so thank You for allowing us all of the different context and all of the letters and all of the narratives found in the New Testament that allow us to understand how radical, what a shift in reality, in awareness and in understanding. It’s something that we very easily take for granted because we’ve only known it a certain way and yet the Scriptures show us the moving forward of the gospel, the good news that has come into our lives and shaped us and changed us irreversibly. So, come Holy Spirit and help us to dive more deeply, drink more freely from this precious gift of salvation. Come, Holy Spirit, in the name of Jesus we ask. Amen.

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Prayer and Encouragements:

Hi this is Nelly calling in and I want to call in for a few people. First of all I wanted to call in for Susie. She was talking about the situation from Haiti and God I just pray for Your peace to be on that land. I pray that the gains would be dismantled. God, I pray for protection. I pray for Stanley who was killed on his way to work God, for his family. I pray you give them comfort in the name of Jesus. I also want to lift up Stephen John, John from Sudan had to put a restraining order on him God. That must’ve been such a difficult decision but God, I know you’re in the midst of it all and I just pray in the name of Jesus that You would just comfort that family for a complete transformation of the mind of John Stephen. John God, I pray that You would just touch him, that You would minister to him and that You would just be with those who are working with him. I also want to lift up Gary who is struggling with anxiety. God, I’ve been there. I know what it’s like to wake up in the night and thinking about things. God, I pray that you remove that heaviness and that You would replace it with Your comfort and Your peace, in the name of Jesus. God, You are a strong tower and I pray fear would be gone. I pray that You will give him direction. I pray that You would give him endurance and God that You give him rest. We love You, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Saul, one day was willing to kill his own son, but the next day he was unwilling to kill the heathen king, Agag, even though God demanded it. We must not be two sided. Plants must be tied to a stick as they grow to keep them straight. And likewise, we must remain tied to the Lord for it is only He that can keep us straight as we grow. It is the sail and not the Gail that determines our course. And don’t let comfort overshadow commitment for the tempting without works closely with the trader within to ensure our defeat. The spirit will always cry out for faith, while the soul will always reach for unbelief. What’s in your wallet? BlindTony1016@gmail.com. I like to give a shout out to Victoria Soldier, haven’t heard from you lately and also Michelle for LA, know that you are both in my prayer list daily and thought of often, very much loved. And once again, Brain and the Hardin Family, thank you for this wonderful podcast for God’s Holy Spirit to flow. Keep it flowing ya’ll. All right, bye bye.

Hi John Alpar, I heard your message about Stephen John and you needing to commit him to the hospital for mental health for bipolar. This is Radiant Rachel; I am praying for you and your family and I just wanted to let you know that you’re not alone. This weekend, this week, my dad is manic and he had to go on medical leave from work and we were scheduling a family meeting. And, you know, concerned, he’s not making proper decisions to be safe driving on the road, things like that. And, God did a miracle for us, He put it on my dad’s heart to want to commit himself to go into the hospital to spread the word of God to those inside the hospital. So, he is there now as well. And, God is working, I know that He is working on Stephen John also. And I just…Lord, we lift up all those who are struggling with mental health and all those who are caring for those with mental health. We pray that You will just guide them, work in their hearts, give them peace, give them rest, give them sleep. And, just use these trials for Your good. Have Your way Lord. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

[singing] Low in the grave He lay, Jesus my savior
Waiting the coming day, Jesus my Lord
Up from the grave He arose, with a mighty triumph for His foes
He arose a victor from the dark domain, 
now He lives forever with His saints to claim
He arose, He arose, Hallelujah, Christ Arose.

Good morning DAB, God Bless all of you, you’re all in my prayers constantly. This is Patrick from Seattle. If you could, I would appreciate your prayers. I have been a police officer in law enforcement for over 32 years. And right now, I am on the precipice of change and the message I keep getting from God is be still and I will fight for you. But as a driven, action-oriented person, that’s not easy for me. So, I ask for prayers for guidance and patience and discernment and courage as I try to find out and determine what I’m going to be doing next in my life to support my family and to continue to serve God. So, if you would please join me. Heavenly Father, I thank You so much for allowing me for the last several decades to be able to serve You in the capacity that allows me to support and honor my family and honor my faith, my beliefs and my ethics and now as I’m trying to figure out what I’m gonna do next and where I’m gonna go and where You need me I can’t hear what it is that you’re telling me if You’re speaking at all and I feel like Elisha in the cave waiting for all the storms to pass to hear Your quiet voice. So, I just ask that I can hear Your voice and I ask that You can help me to find a way to continue to serve You and support my family. Please help all those people out there that are in a similar circumstance asking for Your prayers. It’s in Your heavenly, holy name we pray. In the name of Jesus Christ our Savior and our King. Amen.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Thursday September 16, 2021 (NIV)

Isaiah 22-24

An Oracle Concerning Jerusalem

22 The (A)oracle concerning (B)the valley of vision.

What do you mean that you have gone up,
all of you, to the housetops,
you who are full of shoutings,
tumultuous city, (C)exultant town?
Your slain are (D)not slain with the sword
or dead in battle.
(E)All your leaders have fled together;
without the bow they were captured.
All of you who were found were captured,
though they had fled far away.
Therefore I said:
“Look away from me;
(F)let me weep bitter tears;
do not labor to comfort me
concerning the destruction of the daughter of my people.”

(G)For the Lord God of hosts has (H)a day
of tumult and (I)trampling and (J)confusion
in (K)the valley of vision,
a battering down of walls
and a shouting to the mountains.
And (L)Elam bore the quiver
with chariots and horsemen,
and (M)Kir uncovered the shield.
Your choicest valleys were full of chariots,
and the horsemen took their stand at the gates.
He has taken away (N)the covering of Judah.

In that day you looked to (O)the weapons of the House of the Forest, and you saw that (P)the breaches of the city of David were many. (Q)You collected the waters of the lower pool, 10 and you counted the houses of Jerusalem, and you broke down the houses to fortify the wall. 11 (R)You made a reservoir between (S)the two walls for the water of (T)the old pool. But (U)you did not look to him who did it, or see him who planned it long ago.

12 In that day (V)the Lord God of hosts
called for weeping and mourning,
for (W)baldness and (X)wearing sackcloth;
13 and behold, joy and gladness,
killing oxen and slaughtering sheep,
eating flesh and drinking wine.
(Y)“Let us eat and drink,
for tomorrow we die.”
14 The Lord of hosts (Z)has revealed himself in my ears:
“Surely (AA)this iniquity will not be atoned for you (AB)until you die,”
says the Lord God of hosts.

15 Thus says the Lord God of hosts, “Come, go to this steward, to (AC)Shebna, who is over the household, and say to him: 16 What have you to do here, and whom have you here, (AD)that you have cut out here a tomb for yourself, you (AE)who cut out a tomb on the height and carve a dwelling for yourself in the rock? 17 Behold, the Lord will hurl you away violently, O you strong man. (AF)He will seize firm hold on you 18 and whirl you around and around, and throw you like a ball into a wide land. There you shall die, and there shall be (AG)your glorious chariots, you shame of your master's house. 19 (AH)I will thrust you from your office, and you will be pulled down from your station. 20 In that day I will call my servant (AI)Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, 21 and (AJ)I will clothe him with your robe, and will bind your sash on him, and will commit your authority to his hand. And he shall be (AK)a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem and to the house of Judah. 22 And I will place (AL)on his shoulder (AM)the key of the house of David. (AN)He shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open. 23 And I will fasten him (AO)like a peg in a secure place, and he will become (AP)a throne of honor to his father's house. 24 And they will hang on him the whole honor of his father's house, the offspring and issue, every small vessel, from the cups to all the flagons. 25 In that day, declares the Lord of hosts, (AQ)the peg that was fastened in a secure place will give way, and it will be cut down and fall, and the load that was on it will be cut off, for the Lord has spoken.”

An Oracle Concerning Tyre and Sidon

23 The (AR)oracle concerning (AS)Tyre.

Wail, O (AT)ships of Tarshish,
for Tyre is laid waste, (AU)without house or harbor!
From (AV)the land of Cyprus[a]
it is revealed to them.
Be still, O inhabitants of the coast;
the merchants of (AW)Sidon, who cross the sea, have filled you.
And on many waters
your revenue was the grain of Shihor,
the harvest of the Nile;
you were (AX)the merchant of the nations.
Be ashamed, O (AY)Sidon, for the sea has spoken,
the stronghold of the sea, saying:
“I have neither labored nor given birth,
I have neither reared young men
nor brought up young women.”
When the report comes to Egypt,
they will be in anguish[b] over the report about Tyre.
(AZ)Cross over to Tarshish;
wail, O inhabitants of the coast!
Is this your exultant city
(BA)whose origin is from days of old,
whose feet carried her
to settle far away?
Who has purposed this
against Tyre, the bestower of crowns,
whose merchants were princes,
whose traders were the honored of the earth?
The Lord of hosts has purposed it,
(BB)to defile the pompous pride of all glory,[c]
to dishonor all the honored of the earth.
10 Cross over your land like the Nile,
O daughter of Tarshish;
there is no restraint anymore.
11 (BC)He has stretched out his hand over the sea;
he has shaken the kingdoms;
the Lord has given command concerning Canaan
to destroy its strongholds.
12 And he said:
“You will no more exult,
O oppressed virgin daughter of (BD)Sidon;
arise, (BE)cross over to (BF)Cyprus,
even there you will have no rest.”

13 Behold the land of (BG)the Chaldeans! This is the people that was not;[d] Assyria destined it for wild beasts. They erected (BH)their siege towers, they stripped her palaces bare, they made her a ruin.

14 (BI)Wail, O ships of Tarshish,
for your stronghold is laid waste.

15 In that day Tyre will be forgotten for (BJ)seventy years, like the days[e] of one king. At the end of (BK)seventy years, it will happen to Tyre as in the song of the prostitute:

16 “Take a harp;
go about the city,
O forgotten prostitute!
Make sweet melody;
sing many songs,
that you may be remembered.”

17 At the end of (BL)seventy years, the Lord will visit Tyre, and she will return to her wages and (BM)will prostitute herself with all the kingdoms of the world on the face of the earth. 18 Her merchandise and her wages will be holy to the Lord. It will not be stored or hoarded, but her merchandise will supply abundant food and fine clothing for those who dwell before the Lord.

Judgment on the Whole Earth

24 Behold, (BN)the Lord will empty the earth[f] and make it desolate,
and he will twist its surface and scatter its inhabitants.
(BO)And it shall be, as with the people, so with the priest;
as with the slave, so with his master;
as with the maid, so with her mistress;
(BP)as with the buyer, so with the seller;
as with the lender, so with the borrower;
(BQ)as with the creditor, so with the debtor.
(BR)The earth shall be utterly empty and utterly plundered;
(BS)for the Lord has spoken this word.

(BT)The earth mourns and withers;
the world languishes and withers;
the highest people of the earth languish.
The earth lies (BU)defiled
under its inhabitants;
for (BV)they have transgressed the laws,
violated the statutes,
broken the everlasting covenant.
Therefore (BW)a curse devours the earth,
and its inhabitants (BX)suffer for their guilt;
therefore the inhabitants of the earth are scorched,
and few men are left.
(BY)The wine mourns,
the vine languishes,
all the merry-hearted sigh.
(BZ)The mirth of the tambourines is stilled,
the noise of the jubilant has ceased,
the mirth of the lyre is stilled.
No more do they drink wine (CA)with singing;
strong drink is bitter to those who drink it.
10 (CB)The wasted city is broken down;
(CC)every house is shut up so that none can enter.
11 (CD)There is an outcry in the streets for lack of wine;
(CE)all joy has grown dark;
the gladness of the earth is banished.
12 Desolation is left in the city;
the gates are battered into ruins.
13 For thus it shall be in the midst of the earth
among the nations,
(CF)as when an olive tree is beaten,
as at the gleaning when the grape harvest is done.

14 They lift up their voices, they sing for joy;
over the majesty of the Lord they shout from the west.[g]
15 (CG)Therefore in the east[h] give glory to the Lord;
in the coastlands of the sea, give glory to the name of the Lord, the God of Israel.
16 (CH)From the ends of the earth we hear songs of praise,
of glory to (CI)the Righteous One.
But I say, “I waste away,
I waste away. Woe is me!
For (CJ)the traitors have betrayed,
with betrayal the traitors have betrayed.”

17 (CK)Terror and the pit and the snare[i]
are upon you, O inhabitant of the earth!
18 (CL)He who flees at the sound of the terror
shall fall into the pit,
and he who climbs out of the pit
shall be caught in the snare.
For (CM)the windows of heaven are opened,
and (CN)the foundations of the earth tremble.
19 The earth is utterly broken,
the earth is split apart,
the earth is violently shaken.
20 The earth (CO)staggers like a drunken man;
it sways like a hut;
(CP)its transgression lies heavy upon it,
and it falls, and will not rise again.

21 On that day the Lord will punish
the host of heaven, in heaven,
and (CQ)the kings of the earth, on the earth.
22 (CR)They will be gathered together
as prisoners in a pit;
they will be shut up in a prison,
and after many days (CS)they will be punished.
23 (CT)Then the moon will be confounded
and the sun ashamed,
for (CU)the Lord of hosts reigns
on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem,
and his glory will be before his elders.

Footnotes:

  1. Isaiah 23:1 Hebrew Kittim; also verse 12
  2. Isaiah 23:5 Hebrew they will have labor pains
  3. Isaiah 23:9 The Hebrew words for glory and hosts sound alike
  4. Isaiah 23:13 Or that has become nothing
  5. Isaiah 23:15 Or lifetime
  6. Isaiah 24:1 Or land; also throughout this chapter
  7. Isaiah 24:14 Hebrew from the sea
  8. Isaiah 24:15 Hebrew in the realm of light, or with the fires
  9. Isaiah 24:17 The Hebrew words for terror, pit, and snare sound alike

Cross references:

  1. Isaiah 22:1 : See ch. 13:1
  2. Isaiah 22:1 : ver. 5; Jer. 21:13; [Joel 3:12, 14]
  3. Isaiah 22:2 : ch. 32:13
  4. Isaiah 22:2 : Lam. 4:9
  5. Isaiah 22:3 : [ch. 1:10]
  6. Isaiah 22:4 : Jer. 9:1; Mic. 1:8
  7. Isaiah 22:5 : ch. 2:12-17
  8. Isaiah 22:5 : [ch. 37:3]
  9. Isaiah 22:5 : ch. 10:6; 18:2
  10. Isaiah 22:5 : Mic. 7:4
  11. Isaiah 22:5 : [See ver. 1 above]; ver. 5; Jer. 21:13; [Joel 3:12, 14]
  12. Isaiah 22:6 : See ch. 11:11
  13. Isaiah 22:6 : 2 Kgs. 16:9
  14. Isaiah 22:8 : ch. 30:1
  15. Isaiah 22:8 : 1 Kgs. 10:17
  16. Isaiah 22:9 : ver. 5, 10; [2 Chr. 32:5]
  17. Isaiah 22:9 : [Neh. 3:16]
  18. Isaiah 22:11 : [See ver. 9 above]; [Neh. 3:16]
  19. Isaiah 22:11 : [2 Kgs. 25:4]
  20. Isaiah 22:11 : [ch. 7:3; 2 Kgs. 20:20; 2 Chr. 32:3, 4]
  21. Isaiah 22:11 : [ch. 5:12]
  22. Isaiah 22:12 : [Joel 2:17]
  23. Isaiah 22:12 : See ch. 3:24
  24. Isaiah 22:12 : See 2 Sam. 3:31
  25. Isaiah 22:13 : ch. 56:12; Cited 1 Cor. 15:32
  26. Isaiah 22:14 : ch. 5:9
  27. Isaiah 22:14 : [ch. 27:9; 1 Sam. 3:14]
  28. Isaiah 22:14 : [ver. 13]
  29. Isaiah 22:15 : ch. 36:3, 11, 22; 37:2; 2 Kgs. 18:18, 26, 37; 19:2
  30. Isaiah 22:16 : 2 Chr. 16:14
  31. Isaiah 22:16 : Matt. 27:60
  32. Isaiah 22:17 : [Dan. 3:21]
  33. Isaiah 22:18 : [ch. 36:9]
  34. Isaiah 22:19 : [ver. 25]
  35. Isaiah 22:20 : ch. 36:3; 37:2; 2 Kgs. 18:18, 26, 37; 19:2
  36. Isaiah 22:21 : [See ver. 20 above]; ch. 36:3; 37:2; 2 Kgs. 18:18, 26, 37; 19:2
  37. Isaiah 22:21 : Gen. 45:8
  38. Isaiah 22:22 : ch. 9:6
  39. Isaiah 22:22 : Rev. 3:7
  40. Isaiah 22:22 : [Job 12:14]
  41. Isaiah 22:23 : [ch. 33:20; 54:2; Eccles. 12:11]
  42. Isaiah 22:23 : [Rev. 3:21]
  43. Isaiah 22:25 : [See ver. 23 above]; [ch. 33:20; 54:2; Eccles. 12:11]
  44. Isaiah 23:1 : See ch. 13:1
  45. Isaiah 23:1 : [Jer. 25:22; 27:2, 3]; See Ezek. 26:2–28:24; Joel 3:4-8; Amos 1:9, 10; Zech. 9:2-4
  46. Isaiah 23:1 : ver. 14; 1 Kgs. 10:22; 22:48
  47. Isaiah 23:1 : ch. 24:10
  48. Isaiah 23:1 : Jer. 2:10; See Gen. 10:4
  49. Isaiah 23:2 : ver. 4, 12; Gen. 10:15; Josh. 19:28; Jer. 25:22; 27:3; Ezek. 27:8; 32:30; Joel 3:4; Zech. 9:2
  50. Isaiah 23:3 : See Ezek. 27:3-23
  51. Isaiah 23:4 : [See ver. 2 above]; ver. 4, 12; Gen. 10:15; Josh. 19:28; Jer. 25:22; 27:3; Ezek. 27:8; 32:30; Joel 3:4; Zech. 9:2
  52. Isaiah 23:6 : ver. 12
  53. Isaiah 23:7 : [Gen. 10:15]
  54. Isaiah 23:9 : [Ezek. 28:7]
  55. Isaiah 23:11 : [Ex. 14:21]
  56. Isaiah 23:12 : See ver. 2
  57. Isaiah 23:12 : ver. 6
  58. Isaiah 23:12 : ver. 1
  59. Isaiah 23:13 : ch. 47:1; 48:14
  60. Isaiah 23:13 : [2 Kgs. 25:1]
  61. Isaiah 23:14 : See ver. 1
  62. Isaiah 23:15 : Jer. 25:11, 22
  63. Isaiah 23:15 : Jer. 25:11, 22
  64. Isaiah 23:17 : Jer. 25:11, 22
  65. Isaiah 23:17 : Rev. 17:1, 2
  66. Isaiah 24:1 : ch. 13:9
  67. Isaiah 24:2 : Hos. 4:9; [Lam. 4:16]; See ch. 3:1-3
  68. Isaiah 24:2 : [Ezek. 7:12, 13]
  69. Isaiah 24:2 : [Jer. 15:10]
  70. Isaiah 24:3 : ver. 1, 6
  71. Isaiah 24:3 : See ch. 1:20
  72. Isaiah 24:4 : [ch. 16:8; Hos. 4:3]
  73. Isaiah 24:5 : Num. 35:33
  74. Isaiah 24:5 : [ch. 2:6, 8]
  75. Isaiah 24:6 : Zech. 5:3, 4
  76. Isaiah 24:6 : [Ps. 5:10]
  77. Isaiah 24:7 : [Joel 1:10, 12]
  78. Isaiah 24:8 : Jer. 7:34; Hos. 2:11; [Amos 8:10]
  79. Isaiah 24:9 : [Amos 6:5, 6]
  80. Isaiah 24:10 : [ch. 34:11]
  81. Isaiah 24:10 : ch. 23:1
  82. Isaiah 24:11 : [ver. 7; Ps. 144:14; Joel 1:5]
  83. Isaiah 24:11 : [Joel 1:12]
  84. Isaiah 24:13 : ch. 17:6; [Mic. 7:1]
  85. Isaiah 24:15 : [ch. 45:6]
  86. Isaiah 24:16 : [ver. 14]
  87. Isaiah 24:16 : [ch. 26:2; 60:21]
  88. Isaiah 24:16 : ch. 21:2; 33:1
  89. Isaiah 24:17 : Jer. 48:43, 44; [Job 20:24; Amos 5:19]
  90. Isaiah 24:18 : [See ver. 17 above]; Jer. 48:43, 44; [Job 20:24; Amos 5:19]
  91. Isaiah 24:18 : See Gen. 7:11
  92. Isaiah 24:18 : Ps. 18:7
  93. Isaiah 24:20 : [ch. 19:14; 29:9]
  94. Isaiah 24:20 : [ver. 5, 6]
  95. Isaiah 24:21 : Ps. 76:12; [ch. 10:12; 31:8]
  96. Isaiah 24:22 : Mic. 4:11, 12
  97. Isaiah 24:22 : ch. 29:6
  98. Isaiah 24:23 : See ch. 13:10
  99. Isaiah 24:23 : Ps. 99:1, 2; Mic. 4:7
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Galatians 2:17-3:9

17 But if, in our endeavor to be justified in Christ, we too were found (A)to be sinners, is Christ then a servant of sin? Certainly not! 18 For if I rebuild what I tore down, I prove myself to be a transgressor. 19 For through the law I (B)died to the law, so that I might (C)live to God. 20 I have been (D)crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives (E)in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, (F)who loved me and (G)gave himself for me. 21 I do not nullify the grace of God, for (H)if righteousness[a] were through the law, (I)then Christ died for no purpose.

By Faith, or by Works of the Law?

O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? (J)It was before your eyes that Jesus Christ was publicly (K)portrayed as crucified. Let me ask you only this: (L)Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law or by (M)hearing with faith? Are you so foolish? (N)Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by[b] the flesh? (O)Did you suffer[c] so many things in vain—if indeed it was in vain? Does he who supplies the Spirit to you and (P)works miracles among you do so (Q)by works of the law, or by hearing with faith— just as (R)Abraham “believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”?

Know then that it is (S)those of faith who are (T)the sons of Abraham. And the Scripture, foreseeing that (U)God would justify[d] the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, (V)“In you shall all the nations be blessed.” So then, those who are of faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.

Footnotes:

  1. Galatians 2:21 Or justification
  2. Galatians 3:3 Or now ending with
  3. Galatians 3:4 Or experience
  4. Galatians 3:8 Or count righteous; also verses 11, 24
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Psalm 60

He Will Tread Down Our Foes

To the choirmaster: according to (A)Shushan Eduth. A (B)Miktam[a] of David; (C)for instruction; when he (D)strove with Aram-naharaim and with Aram-zobah, and when Joab on his return struck down twelve thousand of Edom in the Valley of Salt.

60 O God, (E)you have rejected us, (F)broken our defenses;
you have been angry; (G)oh, restore us.
You have made the land to quake; you have torn it open;
(H)repair its breaches, for it totters.
(I)You have made your people see hard things;
(J)you have given us (K)wine to drink that made us stagger.

You have set up (L)a banner for those who fear you,
that they may flee to it (M)from the bow.[b] Selah
(N)That your (O)beloved ones may be delivered,
give salvation by your right hand and answer us!

God has spoken (P)in his holiness:[c]
“With exultation (Q)I will divide up (R)Shechem
and portion out the Vale of (S)Succoth.
(T)Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine;
(U)Ephraim is (V)my helmet;
Judah is my (W)scepter.
(X)Moab is my washbasin;
upon Edom I (Y)cast my shoe;
over (Z)Philistia I shout in triumph.”[d]

Who will bring me to the fortified city?
(AA)Who will lead me to Edom?
10 Have you not (AB)rejected us, O God?
You (AC)do not go forth, O God, with our armies.
11 Oh, grant us help against the foe,
for (AD)vain is the salvation of man!
12 With God we shall (AE)do valiantly;
it is he who will (AF)tread down our foes.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 60:1 Probably musical or liturgical terms
  2. Psalm 60:4 Or that it may be displayed because of truth
  3. Psalm 60:6 Or sanctuary
  4. Psalm 60:8 Revocalization (compare Psalm 108:10); Masoretic Text over me, O Philistia, shout in triumph
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Proverbs 23:15-16

15 (A)My son, if your heart is wise,
my heart too will be glad.
16 My (B)inmost being[a] will exult
when your lips speak (C)what is right.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 23:16 Hebrew My kidneys
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09/15/2021 DAB Transcript

Isaiah 19:1-21:17, Galatians 2:1-16, Psalms 59:1-17, Proverbs 23:13-14

Today is the 15th day of September, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I’m Brian it’s wonderful to be here with you today as it is every day as we come around the Global Campfire together and take the next step forward in the Scriptures which will lead us back into the book of Isaiah in the Old Testament and into the letter to the Galatians in the New Testament. And we’re just getting going in the letter to the Galatians. But first, we’re reading from the English Standard Version this week. Isaiah 19, 20, and 21.

Commentary:

Okay. So, in our reading from the letter to the Galatians today we were beginning to see the whole scenario be unpacked again, a scenario that we’ve seen before. The issue of the Jew Gentile, the Jewish believer in Jesus and that Gentile believer in Jesus and the incompatibility, at least in the understanding of things that this was and the tensions that arose because of it. Tensions that we’ve talked about before, right? Tensions to the point that the people were taking vows to assassinate Paul. So, pretty…pretty big tensions. So, let’s just at least get the lay of the land, because Paul does a bunch of disclosure about his own personal testimony, his own story in his own writing today. And according to Paul by the time that the letter to the Galatians was being written he had already been 17 years into his faith journey. And what he claimed was that the gospel he received he received from Jesus in person and not anybody else. In fact, he provides details that he only met Cephas or the apostle Peter once and that was 14 years prior. And then he claims that the only other apostle he ever met was Jesus’ brother James. So, the gospel that he received that he is teaching that we are reading from and deriving New Testament theology from, Paul claims was given to him by direct interaction, direct revelation from Jesus. At the same time, the church, the Jewish church, the Jewish believers in Jesus are also growing together as a community of faith. They have convictions. They are beginning to form doctrine and they’re not completely compatible. And, so, we see in the…in the book of Acts the Jerusalem Council which we talked about a number of times, deciding how and what a…a Gentile who wants to come to faith in Jesus, how they need to behave. And it’s…it’s different because they don’t have to stay in the traditional Judaism customs or rituals or holidays. They have to do different things. So, it’s like a couple of different ways to get there depending on your ethnicity. So, we can understand then why there would be a little bit of tension over who gets to be right, and we can see then why certain people traveling around the Roman Empire would visit some of Paul’s churches to at least bring the other side of the story. Of course, Paul thought it was inflammatory and divisive and wanted absolutely nothing to do with it in order to preserve the gospel that he had received by direct revelation from Jesus. Meanwhile the super apostles, as Paul calls them in second Corinthians, they’re kind of like, yeah, but we knew Him. We walked with Him. We saw Him do what He did. We have direct revelation from Jesus as well. And beyond just religious persuasion or faith conviction, Jews and Gentiles, they were not friendly toward each other on the regular, right? Jewish people were separate and separatists and they ended up marginalized because of it, but they also looked at Gentiles, especially Roman Gentiles, like Romans, the people in control of the land, they felt occupied. They felt segregated. Roman citizens had rights and privileges that the…the Jews did not. And, so, the Jews being separatist anyway had healthy or dismissed trust for the…the Gentiles, the Romans because they had power over them. So, opening your heart like that in faith to walk alongside somebody could be really risky. If a whole group of people in power are prejudiced against you and your people, then you kinda stay on guard. That’s true of a couple of thousand years ago. It’s true of a thousand years ago. It’s true today. So, as we look at this and see that it’s kinda convoluted and pretty messy we can go like, Okay. I get…I get it. What’s Paul after here? What’s he so worried about if people decide they want to get circumcised and want to kinda take their faith in that direction and still honor the Lord Jesus and revere him and worship him, but they also want to observe Purim or Yom Kippur? Like, what’s the big deal here? Ironically, the big deal is over freedom. All of the tension is about freedom. Paul’s gospel, the message that he’s preaching is that the Mosaic law was fulfilled in Jesus Christ and there is no need to try to live up to it anymore. You can observe it, but it’s not your way to salvation. It’s not going to make you righteous. Jesus did the job. Through Christ, through faith, through grace we are made righteous, which is the good news. The news that you are free and through faith you can be made righteous before God, and not just righteous but grafted into the family of God so that you might call God Father, Abba pappa, daddy. This is good news. We who are listening right now, we know this is good news. And yet this good news in a number of ways made some of the tenants, some of the core understandings of Judaism obsolete. And, so, that…that’s where we land today in our reading from the letter to the Galatians. We will continue forward tomorrow because now we’ve got the lay of the land. And, so, Paul’s argument about faith, freedom, justification, grace, these things have a backdrop now, a context as we continue to take steps forward tomorrow and the day after and the day after and the day after for all of the days that God will let us keep going.

Prayer:

Father, we pray that that’s many, many, many, many more days and years. We thank You so profoundly for knitting us together as a community around the rhythm of the Scriptures in our lives each day and we thank You for where we are in the year as we encounter these letters from Paul and as we explore what the people were thinking, what they had to wrestle with. Because so often we’re wrestling with doubt and anxiety and all kinds of stuff and we cast it upon You, but we often pick it back up and we have kind of an existential angst underneath it all the time. Are we doing this right? Are we believing this right? Are we on the right path? And it’s so helpful to see that this has been a struggle. Many people from the very beginning and asked these hard questions of their own hearts and looked deep, deep within for where You are leading and guiding and illuminating the truth. So, come Holy Spirit, that is our prayer, that the light of truth would shine deeply into our hearts, revealing what is false so that it might be removed, but also revealing what is true so that we might hold on for dear life. Come Holy Spirit we pray. In the name of Jesus, we ask. Amen.

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Community Prayer and Praise:

Hi everyone, it’s Christy from Kentucky I wanted to welcome our new sister Natalie from Arizona to our DAB family. Natalie it was no coincidence that this was the first app you saw because girl you are on an adventure of a lifetime here. We have been together for a long time, and we welcome you into our family. Look forward to hearing from you a lot. And, so, just wanted to tell you that you we love you sister and we’re glad you’re here. I also wanted to call in today to pray for our sister Lisa. Lisa your phone call broke my heart. And, so, I wanted to call in and pray specifically for you today. Father we love You. We praise You Father, God. We give You all praise and glory Father for waking up this morning. And Lord so many people find themselves in the midst of storms. But Lord Your word tells us that there will be trials in this world. And Father Lisa finds herself today in the midst of a storm where she feels alone. And Father I just pray that You will touch and comfort her Lord Jesus. I pray that she will be still in Your presence Father God, just feel Your love surrounding her. You’ll never leave us You’ll never abandon us. That assure promise. And Father I ask that You touch…heal her body Father. Bring her back to restoration the way she was before January Father before this horrid, horrid virus touched her body. Lord we ask that You annihilate away from her body. Father we ask You to take it from this earth in Your precious name Jesus. We thank You for our sister, Lisa and we pray that she feels the blessing that You have made her to be, not a burden. She is a blessing, and You have her here for this time for a reason. And, so, Lord, I just thank You Father that You are with her…

Hey DAB family this is Jasmine calling from New York now. I just wanted to call in today just to…just to speak on what I've…what’s been going on this week. So, I’ve recently just started my new school year this week, which is on September 8th, and I just knew I felt the Lord telling me that this is like the time where I will be testing my faith and how close I am to Him. And it really has come to pass, and I notice that I’ve been actually like slacking or procrastinating on reading the word and eating God’s word. So, I just wanted to tell you guys for those…I just wanted to pray for those who may be starting a new job or just school in the past coming month week or a couple of days. I just wanted to pray for you guys because it is hard when new things come up in your schedule for your daily life. So, Lord heavenly Father I just pray today that You just help us to refocus ourselves onto You Lord. Help us to not draw near other things but You Lord. I pray that You just comfort us give us peace and give us the courage to follow Your purpose and do Your will and obey You each and every day. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen. Bye.

Good morning family this is Kim from Kentucky and it’s Sunday morning September the 12th and I’m out walking and just been listening to DAB. And wow psalms 56 today. David a man after God’s own heart how he confessed that there was times when he was afraid but he chose to trust God. And yesterday a sister talked about, you know, trusting someone is just you learn that by spending time with them. And we do that day after day as we hear the faithfulness of God. That’s something that I…comes to me quite often. One of the attributes of God is God is faithful. And I remember today because it’s been 23 years since my husband passed away from a brain tumor and moved to heaven. And God has been faithful for 23 years and 365 days and 24 hours a day and 60 minutes out of an hour. And I have had some fears, but I have chosen to turn back to God and put my…all of my trust in him like David in his word. And He has proven himself faithful over and over again. So, wherever you’re at in this moment of time and whatever you’re going to I pray that you reach up to God because I know He will reach down with His faithful hand. He’s good like that. He is so good like that. Be blessed family. I love you all.

Good morning this is Denise from Cali and I’d just like to pray for that last caller. Today is August 12th, 2021, and the caller who prayer…who asked for prayer for his son who he had to commit into an institution for him threatening his brother. Father God I just lift up our brother to You Father, God and Lord I pray for strength, I pray for comfort and peace over him Lord. I pray for his son Father God, that You will restore his mind back to sanity Father God. I pray Lord that…for divine intervention to be in that situation Father God. And carry up Your guardian angels round about him Father God. I just come against these…this spirit of depression in the name of Jesus, this…this spirit of anxiety in the name of Jesus and I ask that it be loosed in Jesus’ name. And I released Father God. Father God I ask Lord that Your peace will be upon him Lord Father God and that You will restore his mind back to sanity and that You will restore this family Father God, the relationships, that You would just heal these…the relationships of the brothers and the father Father God. And I thank You Lord. I thank You that You are our healer, and You love us. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Wednesday September 15, 2021 (NIV)

Isaiah 19-21

An Oracle Concerning Egypt

19 An (A)oracle concerning (B)Egypt.

Behold, the Lord (C)is riding on a swift cloud
and comes to Egypt;
and (D)the idols of Egypt will tremble at his presence,
and the heart of the Egyptians will (E)melt within them.
And I will stir up Egyptians against Egyptians,
(F)and they will fight, each against another
and each against his neighbor,
city against city, kingdom against kingdom;
and the spirit of the Egyptians within them will be emptied out,
and I will confound[a] their (G)counsel;
and they will inquire of the idols and the sorcerers,
and (H)the mediums and the necromancers;
and I will give over the Egyptians
into the hand of (I)a hard master,
and a fierce king will rule over them,
declares the Lord God of hosts.

And the waters of the sea will be dried up,
and the river will be dry and parched,
and its canals will become foul,
and the branches of Egypt's Nile will diminish and dry up,
reeds and rushes will rot away.
There will be bare places by the Nile,
on the brink of the Nile,
and all that is sown by the Nile will be parched,
will be driven away, and will be no more.
The (J)fishermen will mourn and lament,
all who cast a hook in the Nile;
and they will languish
who spread nets on the water.
The workers in (K)combed flax will be in despair,
and the weavers of white cotton.
10 Those who are the (L)pillars of the land will be crushed,
and all who (M)work for pay will be grieved.

11 The princes of (N)Zoan are utterly foolish;
the wisest counselors of Pharaoh give stupid counsel.
How can you say to Pharaoh,
“I am a son of the wise,
a son of ancient kings”?
12 Where then are your (O)wise men?
Let them tell you
that they might know what the Lord of hosts has purposed against Egypt.
13 The princes of (P)Zoan have become fools,
and the princes of (Q)Memphis are deluded;
those who are the (R)cornerstones of her tribes
have made Egypt stagger.
14 The Lord has mingled within her (S)a spirit of confusion,
and they will make Egypt stagger in all its deeds,
(T)as a drunken man staggers in his vomit.
15 And there will be nothing for Egypt
that (U)head or tail, palm branch or reed, may do.

Egypt, Assyria, Israel Blessed

16 In that day the Egyptians will be (V)like women, and (W)tremble with fear before the hand that the Lord of hosts shakes over them. 17 And the land of Judah will become a terror to the Egyptians. Everyone to whom it is mentioned will fear because of the purpose that the Lord of hosts has purposed against them.

18 (X)In that day there will be (Y)five cities in the land of Egypt that (Z)speak the language of Canaan and swear allegiance to the Lord of hosts. One of these will be called the City of Destruction.[b]

19 In that day there will be an (AA)altar to the Lord in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a (AB)pillar to the Lord at its border. 20 (AC)It will be a sign and a witness to the Lord of hosts in the land of Egypt. When they cry to the Lord because of oppressors, (AD)he will send them a savior and defender, and deliver them. 21 (AE)And the Lord will make himself known to the Egyptians, and the Egyptians will know the Lord in that day (AF)and worship with sacrifice and offering, and they will make vows to the Lord and perform them. 22 (AG)And the Lord will strike Egypt, striking and healing, and they will return to the Lord, and he will listen to their pleas for mercy and heal them.

23 (AH)In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria, and Assyria will come into Egypt, and Egypt into Assyria, (AI)and the Egyptians will worship with the Assyrians.

24 In that day Israel will be the third with Egypt and Assyria, (AJ)a blessing in the midst of the earth, 25 whom the Lord of hosts has blessed, saying, “Blessed be Egypt (AK)my people, and Assyria (AL)the work of my hands, and (AM)Israel my inheritance.”

A Sign Against Egypt and Cush

20 In the year that (AN)the commander in chief, who was sent by Sargon the king of Assyria, came to (AO)Ashdod and fought against it and captured it— at that time the Lord spoke by Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, “Go, and loose the sackcloth from your waist and take off your sandals from your feet,” and he did so, walking (AP)naked and barefoot.

Then the Lord said, “As my servant Isaiah has walked naked and barefoot for three years (AQ)as a sign and a portent against Egypt and Cush,[c] so shall the (AR)king of Assyria lead away the Egyptian captives and the Cushite exiles, both the young and the old, naked and barefoot, with buttocks uncovered, the nakedness of Egypt. (AS)Then they shall be dismayed and ashamed because of Cush their hope and of Egypt their boast. And the inhabitants of (AT)this coastland will say in that day, ‘Behold, this is what has happened to those in whom we hoped and (AU)to whom we fled for help to be delivered from the king of Assyria! And we, how shall we escape?’”

Fallen, Fallen Is Babylon

21 The (AV)oracle concerning the wilderness of (AW)the sea.

(AX)As whirlwinds in the Negeb sweep on,
it comes from the wilderness,
from a terrible land.
A stern vision is told to me;
(AY)the traitor betrays,
and the destroyer destroys.
Go up, O (AZ)Elam;
lay siege, O (BA)Media;
all the (BB)sighing she has caused
I bring to an end.
Therefore my loins are filled with anguish;
(BC)pangs have seized me,
like the pangs of a woman in labor;
I am bowed down so that I cannot hear;
I am dismayed so that I cannot see.
My heart staggers; horror has appalled me;
(BD)the twilight I longed for
has been turned for me into trembling.
(BE)They prepare the table,
they spread the rugs,[d]
they eat, they drink.
Arise, O princes;
(BF)oil the shield!
For thus the Lord said to me:
“Go, set a watchman;
let him announce what he sees.
When he sees riders, horsemen in pairs,
riders on donkeys, riders on camels,
let him listen diligently,
very diligently.”
Then he who saw cried out:[e]
(BG)“Upon a watchtower I stand, O Lord,
continually by day,
and at my post I am stationed
whole nights.
And behold, here come riders,
horsemen in pairs!”
(BH)And he answered,
(BI)“Fallen, fallen is Babylon;
(BJ)and all the carved images of her gods
he has shattered to the ground.”
10 O (BK)my threshed and winnowed one,
what I have heard from the Lord of hosts,
the God of Israel, I announce to you.

11 The (BL)oracle concerning (BM)Dumah.

One is calling to me from (BN)Seir,
“Watchman, what time of the night?
Watchman, what time of the night?”
12 The watchman says:
“Morning comes, and also (BO)the night.
If you will inquire, (BP)inquire;
come back again.”

13 The (BQ)oracle concerning (BR)Arabia.

In the thickets in (BS)Arabia you will lodge,
O (BT)caravans of (BU)Dedanites.
14 To the thirsty bring water;
meet the fugitive with bread,
O inhabitants of the land of (BV)Tema.
15 For they have fled from the swords,
from the drawn sword,
from the bent bow,
and from the press of battle.

16 For thus the Lord said to me, “Within a year, (BW)according to the years of a hired worker, all the glory of (BX)Kedar will come to an end. 17 And the remainder of the archers of the mighty men of the sons of (BY)Kedar will be few, (BZ)for the Lord, the God of Israel, has spoken.”

Footnotes:

  1. Isaiah 19:3 Or I will swallow up
  2. Isaiah 19:18 Dead Sea Scroll and some other manuscripts City of the Sun
  3. Isaiah 20:3 Probably Nubia
  4. Isaiah 21:5 Or they set the watchman
  5. Isaiah 21:8 Dead Sea Scroll, Syriac; Masoretic Text Then a lion cried out, or Then he cried out like a lion

Cross references:

  1. Isaiah 19:1 : See ch. 13:1
  2. Isaiah 19:1 : [Joel 3:19]; See Jer. 46:13-26; Ezek. 29:1–31:2; 31:18–32:32
  3. Isaiah 19:1 : Ps. 18:10, 11; 104:3; [Matt. 26:64; Rev. 1:7]
  4. Isaiah 19:1 : Ex. 12:12; [1 Sam. 5:3; Jer. 43:12; 50:2]
  5. Isaiah 19:1 : ch. 13:7; See Josh. 2:11
  6. Isaiah 19:2 : [Judg. 7:22]
  7. Isaiah 19:3 : ver. 11
  8. Isaiah 19:3 : ch. 8:19
  9. Isaiah 19:4 : ch. 20:4; Jer. 46:26; Ezek. 29:19
  10. Isaiah 19:8 : [Num. 11:5]
  11. Isaiah 19:9 : [Ezek. 27:7]
  12. Isaiah 19:10 : [Gal. 2:9]
  13. Isaiah 19:10 : Jer. 46:21
  14. Isaiah 19:11 : ch. 30:4; Num. 13:22; Ps. 78:43
  15. Isaiah 19:12 : 1 Kgs. 4:30; Acts 7:22
  16. Isaiah 19:13 : [See ver. 11 above]; ch. 30:4; Num. 13:22; Ps. 78:43
  17. Isaiah 19:13 : Jer. 2:16; 44:1; 46:14, 19; Ezek. 30:13, 16
  18. Isaiah 19:13 : [Zech. 10:4]
  19. Isaiah 19:14 : [1 Kgs. 22:22]
  20. Isaiah 19:14 : [ch. 24:20; 29:9]
  21. Isaiah 19:15 : ch. 9:14
  22. Isaiah 19:16 : Jer. 50:37; 51:30; Nah. 3:13
  23. Isaiah 19:16 : ch. 10:32
  24. Isaiah 19:18 : ver. 21
  25. Isaiah 19:18 : [ch. 30:17; 2 Kgs. 7:13]
  26. Isaiah 19:18 : [Zeph. 3:9]
  27. Isaiah 19:19 : [2 Kgs. 5:17]
  28. Isaiah 19:19 : [Gen. 28:18]
  29. Isaiah 19:20 : [See ver. 19 above]; [Gen. 28:18]
  30. Isaiah 19:20 : [Obad. 21]
  31. Isaiah 19:21 : [ver. 25]
  32. Isaiah 19:21 : Zech. 14:16-18; [ch. 2:2]
  33. Isaiah 19:22 : Jer. 46:25, 26
  34. Isaiah 19:23 : ch. 11:16
  35. Isaiah 19:23 : [ver. 18, 21; Zeph. 3:9]
  36. Isaiah 19:24 : [Gen. 12:2, 3]
  37. Isaiah 19:25 : [Hos. 2:23]
  38. Isaiah 19:25 : ch. 29:23
  39. Isaiah 19:25 : Deut. 32:9
  40. Isaiah 20:1 : 2 Kgs. 18:17
  41. Isaiah 20:1 : 1 Sam. 5:1
  42. Isaiah 20:2 : Mic. 1:8, 11; [1 Sam. 19:24]
  43. Isaiah 20:3 : [ch. 8:18]
  44. Isaiah 20:4 : ch. 19:4
  45. Isaiah 20:5 : ch. 30:3, 5; [ch. 37:9]
  46. Isaiah 20:6 : Jer. 47:7; [ch. 14:29, 31]
  47. Isaiah 20:6 : [ch. 37:6]
  48. Isaiah 21:1 : See ch. 13:1
  49. Isaiah 21:1 : Jer. 51:36, 42
  50. Isaiah 21:1 : Jer. 51:1
  51. Isaiah 21:2 : ch. 24:16; 33:1
  52. Isaiah 21:2 : See ch. 11:11
  53. Isaiah 21:2 : See ch. 13:17
  54. Isaiah 21:2 : Ezek. 9:4
  55. Isaiah 21:3 : See ch. 13:8
  56. Isaiah 21:4 : [Deut. 28:67]
  57. Isaiah 21:5 : Jer. 51:39, 57
  58. Isaiah 21:5 : 2 Sam. 1:21
  59. Isaiah 21:8 : Hab. 2:1
  60. Isaiah 21:9 : [Hab. 2:2]
  61. Isaiah 21:9 : Jer. 51:8; Cited Rev. 14:8; 18:2
  62. Isaiah 21:9 : ch. 46:1
  63. Isaiah 21:10 : Jer. 51:33; Amos 1:3; [Mic. 4:13]
  64. Isaiah 21:11 : See ch. 13:1
  65. Isaiah 21:11 : Gen. 25:14; 1 Chr. 1:30
  66. Isaiah 21:11 : Deut. 2:8; Ezek. 35:2
  67. Isaiah 21:12 : [Job 36:20; Amos 5:8]
  68. Isaiah 21:12 : [Ps. 37:36]
  69. Isaiah 21:13 : See ch. 13:1
  70. Isaiah 21:13 : Gen. 25:3; Jer. 25:23, 24
  71. Isaiah 21:13 : Gen. 25:3; Jer. 25:23, 24
  72. Isaiah 21:13 : [Gen. 37:25]
  73. Isaiah 21:13 : Gen. 25:3; Jer. 25:23, 24
  74. Isaiah 21:14 : Job 6:19
  75. Isaiah 21:16 : See ch. 16:14
  76. Isaiah 21:16 : ch. 60:7; Gen. 25:13; Ps. 120:5, 6; Song 1:5; Jer. 2:10; 49:28; Ezek. 27:21
  77. Isaiah 21:17 : [See ver. 16 above]; ch. 60:7; Gen. 25:13; Ps. 120:5, 6; Song 1:5; Jer. 2:10; 49:28; Ezek. 27:21
  78. Isaiah 21:17 : ch. 1:20
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Galatians 2:1-16

Paul Accepted by the Apostles

Then after fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking Titus along with me. I went up because of a revelation and set before them (though privately before those (A)who seemed influential) the gospel that (B)I proclaim among the Gentiles, (C)in order to make sure I was not running or had not (D)run in vain. But even Titus, who was with me, (E)was not forced to be circumcised, though he was a Greek. (F)Yet because of false brothers secretly brought in—who (G)slipped in to spy out (H)our freedom that we have in Christ Jesus, (I)so that they might bring us into slavery— to them we did not yield in submission even for a moment, so that (J)the truth of the gospel might be preserved for you. And from those (K)who seemed to be influential (what they were makes no difference to me; (L)God shows no partiality)—those, I say, who seemed influential (M)added nothing to me. On the contrary, when they saw that I had been (N)entrusted with (O)the gospel to the uncircumcised, just as Peter had been entrusted with the gospel to the circumcised (for he who worked through Peter for his apostolic ministry to the circumcised worked also through me for mine to the Gentiles), and when James and Cephas and John, (P)who seemed to be (Q)pillars, perceived the (R)grace that was given to me, they (S)gave the right hand of fellowship to Barnabas and me, that we should go to the Gentiles and they to the circumcised. 10 Only, they asked us to remember the poor, (T)the very thing I was eager to do.

Paul Opposes Peter

11 But (U)when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him (V)to his face, because he stood condemned. 12 For before certain men came from James, (W)he was eating with the Gentiles; but when they came he drew back and separated himself, fearing (X)the circumcision party.[a] 13 And the rest of the Jews acted hypocritically along with him, so that even Barnabas was led astray by their hypocrisy. 14 But when I saw that their (Y)conduct was not in step with (Z)the truth of the gospel, I said to Cephas (AA)before them all, “If you, though a Jew, (AB)live like a Gentile and not like a Jew, how can you force the Gentiles to live like Jews?”

Justified by Faith

15 We ourselves are Jews by birth and not (AC)Gentile sinners; 16 yet we know that (AD)a person is not justified[b] by works of the law (AE)but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, (AF)because by works of the law no one will be justified.

Footnotes:

  1. Galatians 2:12 Or fearing those of the circumcision
  2. Galatians 2:16 Or counted righteous (three times in verse 16); also verse 17
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Psalm 59

Deliver Me from My Enemies

To the choirmaster: according to (A)Do Not Destroy. A (B)Miktam[a] of David, (C)when Saul sent men to watch his house in order to kill him.

59 (D)Deliver me from my enemies, O my God;
(E)protect me from those who (F)rise up against me;
deliver me from (G)those who work evil,
and save me from (H)bloodthirsty men.

For behold, they (I)lie in wait for my life;
fierce men (J)stir up strife against me.
(K)For no transgression or sin of mine, O Lord,
for no fault of mine, they run and make ready.
(L)Awake, come to meet me, and see!
You, (M)Lord God of hosts, are God of Israel.
Rouse yourself to punish all the nations;
spare none of those who treacherously plot evil. Selah

Each evening they (N)come back,
howling like dogs
and prowling about the city.
There they are, (O)bellowing with their mouths
with (P)swords in their lips—
for (Q)“Who,” they think,[b] “will hear us?”

But you, O Lord, (R)laugh at them;
you hold all the nations in derision.
O my Strength, I will watch for you,
for you, O God, are (S)my fortress.
10 (T)My God in his steadfast love[c] (U)will meet me;
God will let me (V)look in triumph on my enemies.

11 Kill them not, lest my people forget;
make them totter[d] by your power and (W)bring them down,
O Lord, our (X)shield!
12 For (Y)the sin of their mouths, the words of their lips,
let them be trapped in their pride.
For the cursing and lies that they utter,
13 (Z)consume them in wrath;
consume them till they are no more,
that they may (AA)know that God rules over Jacob
to (AB)the ends of the earth. Selah

14 (AC)Each evening they come back,
howling like dogs
and prowling about the city.
15 They (AD)wander about for food
and growl if they do not get their fill.

16 But I will sing of your strength;
I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning.
For you have been to me (AE)a fortress
and (AF)a refuge in (AG)the day of my distress.
17 O my Strength, I will sing praises to you,
for you, O God, (AH)are my fortress,
(AI)the God who shows me steadfast love.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 59:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term
  2. Psalm 59:7 Hebrew lacks they think
  3. Psalm 59:10 Or The God who shows me steadfast love
  4. Psalm 59:11 Or wander
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Proverbs 23:13-14

13 Do not withhold (A)discipline from a child;
(B)if you strike him with a rod, he will not die.
14 If you strike him with the rod,
you will (C)save his soul from Sheol.

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9/14/2021 DAB Transcript

Isaiah 15:1-18:7, Galatians 1:1-24, Psalm 58:1-11, Proverbs 23:12

Today is the 14th day of September, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible, I’m Brian. It’s great to be here with you today and today and every day. Every day is a new day, every day is another step forward together, every day is a chance to come around the Global Campfire and be together as we take that next step forward so it’s great to be here with you today and every day. We are working our way through the book of Isaiah in the Old Testament. So, that’s where we’ll be today. When we get to the New Testament, we’ll be moving into some new territory. Paul’s letter to the Galatians and we’ll talk about that when we get there, but first Isaiah chapters 15 through 18.

Introduction to the Book of Galatians:

Okay, that brings us to the beginning of the letter to the Galatians and Galatians, as with all of Paul’s letters, is well known. Galatia was a province in the Roman Empire where Paul did his ministry all over the Roman Empire. Now Galatia’s in the modern country of Turkey back in Paul’s time and in previous times, the Galatians were known as Galls or Celts. This is kind of the lay of the land. Galatia isn’t a city it’s a region and in this region of Galatia, there are at least five churches named in the New Testament that we know about from the first missionary journey of Paul. So, churches in Posidea, Antioch, Acconium, Lystra and Derby, and since the letter to the Galatians is addressed to the churches in Galatia then that’s how we would safely assume that at least those five communities were recipients of this letter, there may have been, we don’t know, there may have been more communities of faith that were established. But this is what we know and so we can assume that those five churches received the letter to the Galatians. And we’ll see as we get into this why it is honored in the study of New Testament theology, but were also gonna see similarities because this same kind of thing Paul was dealing with in his letter to the Corinthians is happening in the church at Galatia. So, people had come to the churches in Galatia after Paul had established them and they taught what Paul thought was a nuanced or a different gospel and in specific, the Galatians were being taught that they needed essentially to convert to Judaism and then follow the Jewish law, the Mosaic law and the Jewish customs, including circumcision and the law and all that goes along with it, in order to follow Jesus and we’ve seen this before, and we’ve talked about this before. We talked about it quite a bit when we were reading second Corinthians about the super apostles. So, the same kind of things going on in the region of Galatia and Paul wants nothing to do with it. He’s completely against it, because Paul’s understanding of Jesus is that Christ fulfilled the law and established a new covenant through Jesus and His ministry and His coming, the world, everything had changed. Now when we…we will remember here that we’ve already read through the book of Acts and we did see that this issue was in the early church and we did see a council, the first council known as the Jerusalem Council to work through the issue of whether or not Gentiles were able to be included in…in following Jesus, and if so how. And we remember that it was decided that Gentiles did not have to obey the Mosaic law. Even Jewish people were not able to adhere to it and so they were going to burden people who had no background with the Mosaic law to learn this a whole new system. So, we’re not, I mean, it’s a matter of long-running debate among scholars whether Galatians was written before or after the Jerusalem Council. So, if…if Galatians was written before the Jerusalem Council, then we have people coming from the Jerusalem church or thereabouts, visiting these churches that Paul is establishing and undermining the message, trying to set the record straight that no, in fact, you do have to become Jewish, convert to Judaism and then you can follow Jesus. Of course, Paul finds out about this and he’s not happy. And it will be these kinds of things that inspire the Jerusalem Council. If that’s the case with the Galatians then, Galatians is one of the earliest Christian writings that there are and Paul’s writings are the earliest Christian writings that we have but Galatians would be one of the earliest of the early writings that exist. If the Jerusalem Council had already happened then Paul is using the letter to the Galatians just to simply reiterate what it already been decided at the Jerusalem Council. Although it seems like maybe be there would be some sort of reference to that document or that counsel in the letter. So, this is why we don’t know. The bottom line though, that they were wrestling with that we see in these letters is this kind of Jew/Gentile rub where Judaism is an exclusive religion for the Jews and Gentiles weren’t part of that. So, if we have this faith in Jesus who was a Jewish rabbi in a Hebrew context and Gentiles can…can be included, all they have to do is believe, then it’s not an exclusive thing anymore. It’s a incredibly inconclusive thing that everyone in the whole world is invited to so, we can understand why there’s the tension. And we’ll see some of this unpacked in the letter to the Galatians, things like the gospel of freedom, justification by faith, the doctrine of grace. Some of this is unpacked in Galatians, in the context of this kind of rift or this tension going on in the early church. So, we begin Galatians chapter 1.

Prayer:

Thank You father for Your word and thank You for the Council of the Proverbs; apply your heart to instruction and your ear to words of knowledge. So, we open ourselves asking Your Holy Spirit to plant what we’ve read today in our lives and to give us a heart that is open to instruction and ears that are open to words that bring us knowledge. As we continue our journey forward into this letter to the Galatians in the coming days. Come, Holy Spirit, we pray, lead us into all truth. We ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.

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Prayer and Encouragements:

Hello family this is Anne calling from Arizona, this is September the 9th and I’m praying for Lisa. Lord, I pray that you would heal Lisa. Lisa who called in feels that she’s a burden to her family. She has medical bills that her family are paying for and that she’s concerned about. She’s also very concerned about her illness Lord, and she is feeling desperate. Father, I pray Lord, that you would comfort. First and foremost, I pray Lord, that your Holy Spirit will be a Spirit of comfort and that You would heal her Lord. We believe Lord, that You are able to heal so Father we ask for that healing upon her body. I also ask Lord that you would reassure her of Your Love. That Father, through her family that she would know that she is loved, that she’s not a burden, that’s she’s a precious child of God. And that Lord, You’re with her in this situation Lord. You’re with her through this illness Lord, so, I pray Lord, that this be a miracle that we may be able to rejoice and praise you Lord and exalt Your name as we see her being healed. Lord, so Father, I reassure her Lord today that all is well and that You are with her. In Jesus name. Amen.

Hello, this is Landa from New York and I just wanna say that I’m so grateful for this site, listening to the Bible every day. I am learning so much. But what really touched me so much were the people that were leaving encouragement and prayers. I just sat there quietly and I said Lord, You must be so glorified right now, and then I realized, I go Lord, this is the church. It’s all of us from all over encouraging one another, praying for one another, in raising your name and giving You glory. Thank You Jesus, thank You Jesus for this app, thank you very much and I love you all who are listening. Again it’s Landa from New York. Thank you.

Greetings to the church at the Daily Audio Bible. I’m just calling in because I just heard Dr. John’s call in when he was talking about just being grateful for this community and for our prayers and for the miracles that happen because we love one another. So, I just wanted to tell you guys I love you all, this is Delta Alpha Foxtrot, calling from the Central Texas Front.

Hello from beautiful Cincinnati, Ohio. This is your brother Daniel Johnson Junior, God bless you. Hey, I wanted to share something specifically for you today. I want you to know that whatever it is that you are dealing with right now that you are highly loved, highly favored and cherished. I want you to know that God holds you in his everlasting arms and that you are so loved. Yes, so loved even in fact that long before you were even created or even thought of, God thought of you. And He said, I want to make a way for you to be a part of my family and so what God did is He came down in the flesh and lived among us, and died just for the very hope that one day you would respond and listen to what He has done so that you could have eternal life in Him, and even though whatever it is that you’re going through right now is intense. Every day is filled with its own struggles, but every day, even right now it is brand-new. We have turned a blank page. Everything is clear. Everything is brand-new. There is new mercy for you. That is why every day, it is called the present a special divine gift for you and so from beautiful Cincinnati, Ohio, it is your brother Daniel Johnson Junior, I do love you make it a great day.

Hi, this is Victorious Soldier just calling to pray for some of the DABers. My heart really went out to my precious sister named Lisa. She said she was going through some desperate times and I wanted to pray for her because she said she was feeling like she was a burden to her family. And it seems like the enemy is trying to steal her joy and I say Lisa, I pray for you my sister because God has a blessing for you and you are the blessing by just your appearance just your being there is a blessing. And I want to let you know that you are somebody special. That you are a child of the King. You have, we all have the same Father who loves us very much and He loves You with all His heart. And Lord, I pray for my sister Lisa, I ask You to let her begin to praise You and begin to thank You for the victory, Lord. The victory is already hers. Lord, let her begin to praise and pray and pray and praise You and let You know that You come in the midst Father. Let her see you in the midst and know that You are God that can do anything but fail. That You are a God of joy. That You are a God of peace. That You are a God of victory. Oh Lord, let her begin to pray for the victory and I pray right now for the victory in her life and the life of our DABers, Lord. In the name of Jesus, oh Lord, this is Your precious, precious victory Father we have victory in the name of Jesus. Lord, You bless her, You strengthen her, You guide her, oh Father in the name of Jesus, You take away the wicked, You take away the, she draws nigh to You. Lord, we ask You to bless her in a mighty and special way. You lift her Lord, You lift those who are going through Father, You lift those who are feeling like they’re not important. But You also important that while we were yet sinners You died for us. Oh Lord, and I thank You.

Good morning family it is 426 on October 10th 2021. I’m sitting here watching the dry lightning. I live in Northern California. Over a year ago, on August 18th we had to evacuate from our home for 10 days due to the fires. They came within two miles of our home. The smell, the air, you’ll never smell anything like it again unless you live around here. And I just ask for your prayers, I beg you for your prayers. I’ve been praying to our Father, every single day, to bless His earth with rain. To bless the United Western United States with rain. We desperately need it. The trees are dying, we live amongst the Sequoias, the Redwoods around here. The most…the oldest trees on earth. We don’t want it to disappear. In the mighty name of Jesus, please pray for rain for the Western United States. And please pray that the dry lightning that is going on right now, that it will not start any new fires. I know our prayers are heard. I know this is a powerful family, I love you all. And God bless you all for your prayers. Please pray for rain. This is Kim in California. May you all be blessed.

The Daily Audio Bible Reading for Tuesday September 14, 2021 (NIV)

Isaiah 15-18

An Oracle Concerning Moab

15 An (A)oracle concerning (B)Moab.

Because (C)Ar of Moab is laid waste in a night,
Moab is undone;
because (D)Kir of Moab is laid waste in a night,
Moab is undone.
He has gone up to the temple,[a] and to (E)Dibon,
to the high places[b] to weep;
over (F)Nebo and over (G)Medeba
Moab (H)wails.
On every head is (I)baldness;
every beard is shorn;
in the streets they wear sackcloth;
on the housetops and in the squares
everyone wails and melts in tears.
(J)Heshbon and (K)Elealeh cry out;
their voice is heard as far as (L)Jahaz;
therefore the armed men of Moab cry aloud;
his soul trembles.
My heart cries out for Moab;
her fugitives flee to Zoar,
to (M)Eglath-shelishiyah.
For at the (N)ascent of Luhith
they go up weeping;
on the road to (O)Horonaim
they raise a cry of destruction;
the waters of (P)Nimrim
are a desolation;
the grass is withered, the vegetation fails,
the greenery is no more.
(Q)Therefore the abundance they have gained
and what they have laid up
they carry away
over the Brook of the Willows.
For a cry has gone
around the land of Moab;
her wailing reaches to Eglaim;
her wailing reaches to Beer-elim.
For the waters of (R)Dibon[c] are full of blood;
for I will bring upon Dibon even more,
(S)a lion for those of Moab who escape,
for the remnant of the land.
16 (T)Send the lamb to the ruler of the land,
from (U)Sela, by way of the desert,
to the mount of the daughter of Zion.
Like fleeing birds,
like a scattered nest,
so are the daughters of Moab
at (V)the fords of the Arnon.

“Give counsel;
grant justice;
(W)make your shade like night
at the height of noon;
shelter the outcasts;
do not reveal the fugitive;
let (X)the outcasts of Moab
sojourn among you;
be a shelter to them[d]
from the destroyer.
When the oppressor is no more,
and destruction has ceased,
and he who tramples underfoot has vanished from the land,
(Y)then a throne will be established in steadfast love,
and on it will sit in faithfulness
in the tent of David
one who judges and seeks justice
and is swift to do righteousness.”

(Z)We have heard of the pride of Moab—
how proud he is!—
(AA)of his arrogance, his pride, and his insolence;
in his idle boasting he is not right.
Therefore let Moab wail for Moab,
(AB)let everyone wail.
Mourn, utterly stricken,
for the (AC)raisin cakes of (AD)Kir-hareseth.

For the fields of Heshbon languish,
and (AE)the vine of Sibmah;
the lords of the nations
have struck down its branches,
which reached to Jazer
and strayed to the desert;
its shoots spread abroad
and passed over the sea.
Therefore (AF)I weep with (AG)the weeping of Jazer
for the vine of Sibmah;
I drench you with my tears,
O Heshbon and Elealeh;
for over (AH)your summer fruit and your harvest
the shout has ceased.
10 (AI)And joy and gladness are taken away from (AJ)the fruitful field,
and in the vineyards no (AK)songs are sung,
no cheers are raised;
no (AL)treader treads out wine (AM)in the presses;
I have put an end to the shouting.
11 Therefore (AN)my inner parts moan like a lyre for Moab,
and my inmost self for Kir-hareseth.

12 And when Moab presents himself, when (AO)he wearies himself on (AP)the high place, when he comes to his sanctuary to pray, he will not prevail.

13 This is the word that the Lord spoke concerning Moab (AQ)in the past. 14 But now the Lord has spoken, saying, “In three years, (AR)like the years of a hired worker, the glory of Moab will be brought into contempt, in spite of all his great multitude, and those who remain will be (AS)very few and feeble.”

An Oracle Concerning Damascus

17 An (AT)oracle concerning (AU)Damascus.

Behold, Damascus will cease to be a city
and will become a heap of ruins.
The cities of (AV)Aroer are deserted;
they will be for flocks,
which will lie down, and (AW)none will make them afraid.
The fortress will disappear from (AX)Ephraim,
and the kingdom from (AY)Damascus;
and the remnant of Syria will be
like (AZ)the glory of the children of Israel,
declares the Lord of hosts.

And in that day (BA)the glory of Jacob will be brought low,
and (BB)the fat of his flesh will grow lean.
And it shall be (BC)as when the reaper gathers standing grain
and his arm harvests the ears,
and as when one gleans the ears of grain
in (BD)the Valley of Rephaim.
(BE)Gleanings will be left in it,
as when an olive tree is beaten—
two or three berries
in the top of the highest bough,
four or five
on the branches of a fruit tree,
declares the Lord God of Israel.

(BF)In that day man will look to his Maker, and his eyes will look on the Holy One of Israel. (BG)He will not look to the altars, the work of his hands, and he will not look on what his own fingers have made, either the (BH)Asherim or the altars of incense.

(BI)In that day their strong cities will be like the deserted places of the wooded heights and the hilltops, which they deserted because of the children of Israel, and there will be desolation.

10 For (BJ)you have forgotten the God of your salvation
and have not remembered the (BK)Rock of your refuge;
therefore, though you plant pleasant plants
and sow the vine-branch of a stranger,
11 though you make them grow[e] on the day that you plant them,
and make them blossom in the morning that you sow,
yet the harvest will flee away[f]
in a day of grief and incurable pain.

12 Ah, (BL)the thunder of many peoples;
they thunder like the thundering of the sea!
Ah, the roar of nations;
they roar like the roaring of mighty waters!
13 (BM)The nations roar like the roaring of many waters,
(BN)but he will rebuke them, and they will flee far away,
chased (BO)like chaff on the mountains before the wind
and (BP)whirling dust before the storm.
14 (BQ)At evening time, behold, terror!
Before morning, they are no more!
This is the portion of those who loot us,
and the lot of those who plunder us.

An Oracle Concerning Cush

18 Ah, land of (BR)whirring wings
that is beyond the rivers of (BS)Cush,[g]
which (BT)sends ambassadors by the sea,
in vessels of papyrus on the waters!
Go, you swift messengers,
to a nation (BU)tall and smooth,
to a people feared near and far,
a nation (BV)mighty and conquering,
whose land the rivers divide.

All you inhabitants of the world,
you who dwell on the earth,
when (BW)a signal is raised on the mountains, look!
When a trumpet is blown, hear!
For thus the Lord said to me:
“I will quietly look (BX)from my dwelling
like clear heat in sunshine,
like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.”
(BY)For before the harvest, when the blossom is over,
and the flower becomes a ripening grape,
he cuts off the shoots with pruning hooks,
and the spreading branches he lops off and clears away.
(BZ)They shall all of them be left
to the birds of prey of the mountains
and to the beasts of the earth.
And the birds of prey will summer on them,
and all the beasts of the earth will winter on them.

(CA)At that time tribute will be brought to the Lord of hosts

from a people (CB)tall and smooth,
from a people feared near and far,
a nation mighty and conquering,
whose land the rivers divide,

to (CC)Mount Zion, the place of the (CD)name of the Lord of hosts.

Footnotes:

  1. Isaiah 15:2 Hebrew the house
  2. Isaiah 15:2 Or temple, even Dibon to the high places
  3. Isaiah 15:9 Dead Sea Scroll, Vulgate (compare Syriac); Masoretic Text Dimon; twice in this verse
  4. Isaiah 16:4 Some Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint, Syriac; Masoretic Text let my outcasts sojourn among you; as for Moab, be a shelter to them
  5. Isaiah 17:11 Or though you carefully fence them
  6. Isaiah 17:11 Or will be a heap
  7. Isaiah 18:1 Probably Nubia

Cross references:

  1. Isaiah 15:1 : [See ch. 14:28 above]; See ch. 13:1
  2. Isaiah 15:1 : See Jer. 48; Ezek. 25:8-11; Amos 2:1-3; Zeph. 2:8, 9
  3. Isaiah 15:1 : Num. 21:15, 28
  4. Isaiah 15:1 : [ch. 16:7, 11]
  5. Isaiah 15:2 : Num. 21:30
  6. Isaiah 15:2 : Deut. 34:1
  7. Isaiah 15:2 : Num. 21:30
  8. Isaiah 15:2 : ch. 13:6
  9. Isaiah 15:2 : See ch. 3:24
  10. Isaiah 15:4 : Num. 32:37
  11. Isaiah 15:4 : Num. 32:37
  12. Isaiah 15:4 : Jer. 48:34
  13. Isaiah 15:5 : [See ver. 4 above]; Jer. 48:34
  14. Isaiah 15:5 : Jer. 48:5
  15. Isaiah 15:5 : Jer. 48:5
  16. Isaiah 15:6 : [Num. 32:36]
  17. Isaiah 15:7 : Jer. 48:36
  18. Isaiah 15:9 : [ver. 2]
  19. Isaiah 15:9 : [2 Kgs. 17:25; Jer. 50:17]
  20. Isaiah 16:1 : 2 Kgs. 3:4
  21. Isaiah 16:1 : ch. 42:11; 2 Kgs. 14:7
  22. Isaiah 16:2 : Judg. 11:18
  23. Isaiah 16:3 : [1 Kgs. 18:4]
  24. Isaiah 16:4 : 1 Sam. 22:3
  25. Isaiah 16:5 : ch. 32:1, 2; Dan. 7:14, 27; Mic. 4:7; Luke 1:33
  26. Isaiah 16:6 : Jer. 48:29; Zeph. 2:10
  27. Isaiah 16:6 : Judg. 3:14; 2 Kgs. 13:20; [2 Chr. 20:1]
  28. Isaiah 16:7 : ch. 15:3
  29. Isaiah 16:7 : 2 Sam. 6:19; [ver. 9]
  30. Isaiah 16:7 : 2 Kgs. 3:25; [ch. 15:1]
  31. Isaiah 16:8 : Jer. 48:32
  32. Isaiah 16:9 : [ch. 15:5]
  33. Isaiah 16:9 : [See ver. 8 above]; Jer. 48:32
  34. Isaiah 16:9 : [ver. 7]
  35. Isaiah 16:10 : Jer. 48:33
  36. Isaiah 16:10 : [ch. 9:3]
  37. Isaiah 16:10 : [Judg. 9:27]
  38. Isaiah 16:10 : ch. 63:3; Jer. 25:30
  39. Isaiah 16:10 : ch. 5:2
  40. Isaiah 16:11 : ch. 15:5; Jer. 48:36
  41. Isaiah 16:12 : [1 Kgs. 18:29]
  42. Isaiah 16:12 : ch. 15:2; [Num. 22:41; 23:14, 28]
  43. Isaiah 16:13 : See Amos 2:1-3
  44. Isaiah 16:14 : ch. 21:16
  45. Isaiah 16:14 : [ch. 10:22]
  46. Isaiah 17:1 : See ch. 13:1
  47. Isaiah 17:1 : ch. 7:8; Zech. 9:1; See Jer. 49:23-27; Amos 1:3-5
  48. Isaiah 17:2 : Deut. 2:36; Josh. 13:25
  49. Isaiah 17:2 : Mic. 4:4
  50. Isaiah 17:3 : ch. 7:16; 8:4
  51. Isaiah 17:3 : ch. 7:16; 8:4
  52. Isaiah 17:3 : [1 Sam. 4:21]
  53. Isaiah 17:4 : [See ver. 3 above]; [1 Sam. 4:21]
  54. Isaiah 17:4 : ch. 10:16
  55. Isaiah 17:5 : [ch. 24:1]
  56. Isaiah 17:5 : See 2 Sam. 5:18
  57. Isaiah 17:6 : ch. 24:13
  58. Isaiah 17:7 : [Hos. 8:14]
  59. Isaiah 17:8 : ch. 27:9; Mic. 5:13, 14
  60. Isaiah 17:8 : Ex. 34:13; See Deut. 16:21
  61. Isaiah 17:9 : [ch. 27:10]
  62. Isaiah 17:10 : Ps. 106:21
  63. Isaiah 17:10 : ch. 26:4; [Deut. 32:4, 18, 31]
  64. Isaiah 17:12 : See ch. 22:5-7
  65. Isaiah 17:13 : [ch. 33:3]
  66. Isaiah 17:13 : Ps. 9:5; [Joel 3:2]
  67. Isaiah 17:13 : See Ps. 1:4
  68. Isaiah 17:13 : Ps. 83:13
  69. Isaiah 17:14 : [Ps. 30:5]
  70. Isaiah 18:1 : [ch. 8:8; 17:12]
  71. Isaiah 18:1 : 2 Kgs. 19:9
  72. Isaiah 18:2 : ch. 30:4
  73. Isaiah 18:2 : ver. 7
  74. Isaiah 18:2 : [2 Sam. 8:2]
  75. Isaiah 18:3 : See ch. 5:26
  76. Isaiah 18:4 : Ps. 11:4
  77. Isaiah 18:5 : [Ezek. 31:3, 12, 13]
  78. Isaiah 18:6 : [See ver. 5 above]; [Ezek. 31:3, 12, 13]
  79. Isaiah 18:7 : Ps. 68:31
  80. Isaiah 18:7 : ver. 2
  81. Isaiah 18:7 : [ch. 25:10]
  82. Isaiah 18:7 : 2 Sam. 7:13
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Galatians 1

Greeting

Paul, an (A)apostle—(B)not from men nor through man, but (C)through Jesus Christ and God the Father, (D)who raised him from the dead— and all (E)the brothers[a] who are with me,

To (F)the churches of Galatia:

(G)Grace to you and peace (H)from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, (I)who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present (J)evil age, according to the will of (K)our God and Father, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

No Other Gospel

I am astonished that you are (L)so quickly deserting (M)him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to (N)a different gospel— (O)not that there is another one, but (P)there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. But even if we or (Q)an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, (R)let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, (S)let him be accursed.

10 For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying (T)to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a (U)servant[b] of Christ.

Paul Called by God

11 For (V)I would have you know, brothers, that (W)the gospel that was preached by me is not man's gospel.[c] 12 (X)For I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it, but I received it (Y)through a revelation of Jesus Christ. 13 For you have heard of (Z)my former life in Judaism, how (AA)I persecuted the church of God violently and tried to destroy it. 14 And I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people, so extremely (AB)zealous was I for (AC)the traditions of my fathers. 15 But when he (AD)who had set me apart (AE)before I was born,[d] and who (AF)called me by his grace, 16 was pleased to reveal his Son to[e] me, in order (AG)that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult with anyone;[f] 17 nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me, but I went away into Arabia, and returned again to Damascus.

18 Then (AH)after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas and remained with him fifteen days. 19 But I saw none of the other apostles except James (AI)the Lord's brother. 20 (In what I am writing to you, (AJ)before God, I do not lie!) 21 (AK)Then I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia. 22 And I was still unknown in person to (AL)the churches of Judea that are in Christ. 23 They only were hearing it said, “He who used to persecute us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy.” 24 And they glorified God because of me.

Footnotes:

  1. Galatians 1:2 Or brothers and sisters. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, the plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) may refer either to brothers or to brothers and sisters; also verse 11
  2. Galatians 1:10 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface
  3. Galatians 1:11 Greek not according to man
  4. Galatians 1:15 Greek set me apart from my mother's womb
  5. Galatians 1:16 Greek in
  6. Galatians 1:16 Greek with flesh and blood

Cross references:

  1. Galatians 1:1 : See 2 Cor. 1:1
  2. Galatians 1:1 : ver. 11, 12
  3. Galatians 1:1 : Acts 9:6; 20:24; 22:10, 15, 21; 26:16; [1 Tim. 1:1; Titus 1:3]
  4. Galatians 1:1 : See Acts 2:24
  5. Galatians 1:2 : Phil. 4:21
  6. Galatians 1:2 : Acts 16:6; 1 Cor. 16:1
  7. Galatians 1:3 : Rom. 1:7; 1 Cor. 1:3
  8. Galatians 1:3 : 1 Tim. 1:2
  9. Galatians 1:4 : See Matt. 20:28; Rom. 4:25; 1 Cor. 15:3
  10. Galatians 1:4 : [Eph. 2:2; 1 John 5:19]; See John 15:19
  11. Galatians 1:4 : Phil. 4:20; 1 Thess. 1:3; 3:11, 13
  12. Galatians 1:6 : [ch. 4:13; Acts 16:6; 18:23]
  13. Galatians 1:6 : ch. 5:8
  14. Galatians 1:6 : 2 Cor. 11:4; [1 Tim. 1:3]
  15. Galatians 1:7 : [Acts 4:12; 1 Cor. 3:11]
  16. Galatians 1:7 : ch. 5:10; Acts 15:24; See 2 Cor. 11:13
  17. Galatians 1:8 : 2 Cor. 11:14
  18. Galatians 1:8 : See Rom. 9:3
  19. Galatians 1:9 : [See ver. 8 above]; See Rom. 9:3
  20. Galatians 1:10 : 1 Thess. 2:4; [Rom. 2:29; 1 Cor. 10:33; Eph. 6:6; Col. 3:22]
  21. Galatians 1:10 : [Rom. 1:1]
  22. Galatians 1:11 : 1 Cor. 15:1
  23. Galatians 1:11 : See Rom. 2:16
  24. Galatians 1:12 : ver. 1; 1 Cor. 11:23; 15:3; [Acts 22:14]
  25. Galatians 1:12 : ver. 16; See 1 Cor. 2:10; 2 Cor. 12:1
  26. Galatians 1:13 : [Acts 26:4]
  27. Galatians 1:13 : See Acts 8:3
  28. Galatians 1:14 : Phil. 3:6; See Acts 21:20
  29. Galatians 1:14 : [Jer. 9:14; 2 Tim. 1:3]; See Matt. 15:2
  30. Galatians 1:15 : Acts 13:2; Rom. 1:1
  31. Galatians 1:15 : Isa. 49:1, 5; Jer. 1:5; Luke 1:15
  32. Galatians 1:15 : ver. 6
  33. Galatians 1:16 : ch. 2:9; See Acts 9:15
  34. Galatians 1:18 : [Acts 9:22, 23]
  35. Galatians 1:19 : See Matt. 12:46; Acts 12:17
  36. Galatians 1:20 : See Rom. 1:9; 9:1
  37. Galatians 1:21 : [Acts 9:30; 11:25, 26; 13:1]
  38. Galatians 1:22 : 1 Thess. 2:14
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Psalm 58

God Who Judges the Earth

To the choirmaster: according to (A)Do Not Destroy. A (B)Miktam[a] of David.

58 Do you indeed decree what is right, you gods?[b]
Do you judge the children of man uprightly?
No, in your hearts you devise wrongs;
your hands (C)deal out violence on earth.

The wicked are (D)estranged from the womb;
they go astray from birth, speaking lies.
(E)They have venom like the venom of a serpent,
like the deaf adder that stops its ear,
so that it (F)does not hear the voice of charmers
or of the cunning enchanter.

O God, (G)break the teeth in their mouths;
tear out the fangs of the young lions, O Lord!
Let them (H)vanish like water that runs away;
when he (I)aims his arrows, let them be blunted.
Let them be like the snail (J)that dissolves into slime,
like (K)the stillborn child who never sees the sun.
Sooner than your pots can feel the heat of (L)thorns,
whether green or ablaze, may he (M)sweep them away![c]

10 (N)The righteous will rejoice when he sees the vengeance;
he will (O)bathe his feet in the blood of the wicked.
11 Mankind will say, “Surely there is (P)a reward for the righteous;
surely there is a God who (Q)judges on earth.”

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 58:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term
  2. Psalm 58:1 Or you mighty lords (by revocalization; Hebrew in silence)
  3. Psalm 58:9 The meaning of the Hebrew verse is uncertain
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Proverbs 23:12

12 Apply your heart to instruction
and your ear to words of knowledge.

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09/13/2021 DAB Transcript

Isaiah 12:1-14:32, 2 Corinthians 13:1-14, Psalms 57:1-11, Proverbs 23:9-11

Today is the 13th day of September welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I’m Brian it is great to be here with you today as we approach the middle…well…I mean we’ll get to the middle of the week, and we’ll be in the middle of the month. We’re working our way through the book of Isaiah in the Old Testament. We’re working our way through the second letter to the Corinthians in the New Testament and we will conclude that letter with today’s reading. So, let’s dive in. We’re reading from the English Standard Version this week. Isaiah chapters 12, 13, and 14 today.

Commentary:

Okay. So, we concluded the second letter to the Corinthians today. And as letters go, it's…it’s a good-sized letter, but we probably noticed that a bunch of this letter is Paul defending himself in part, and we’ve already gone over this. Other people were coming and visiting these churches and nuancing what Paul was teaching. He did not like that a bit. And they were associated with, you know, like some kind of pedigree, some kind of association to the actual disciples of Jesus in some form or another. And, so, they’re super apostles. And, so, he has to defend himself and spends a bunch of the letter doing that. Let’s just pause though and remember that Jesus Christ, the Savior, dealt with the same kinds of scenarios where he’s constantly being asked, “by what authority are you doing these things?” And all kinds of assumptions about Jesus were flying around. And we’ve explored that we went to the Gospels. So, let’s just notice here in this letter that these kinds of things were going on in the early church. They continue to go on until this day where we pick our favorites and then we defend our favorites and we’re always looking for a certain kind of pedigree or a certain kind of proof. And there’s nothing wrong with that. That’s in some ways called discernment. Paul essentially was saying, can’t you just…like…do I have to brag? Do I have to boast? Do I have to show how I have done more for God than these other people? Can’t you just look at what my life is? Can’t you look at the consistency of the message of the gospel? Can’t you see what we’ve been through to bring it to you? Can’t that matter? Do we have to actually get into a bragging contest? Is this what we’re doing here? And that’s fair. Jesus had the same kind of thing going on. Remember Jesus being accused of getting His…the source of His power to heal from the devil? And Jesus is like, what are we…what are we doing here? What are we talking about here? How can that even be? A house divided against itself can’t stand. So, we’ve had the opportunity to explore the ways in which we judge and what we’re looking for. But Paul ends this letter actually in a really pointed but very helpful way. And, so, if we think about the way that we discern or we judge, if we look at the way that Jesus was judged, if we look at the way that Paul was judged then we see how we do the things that we do and we might begin to realize that it’s mostly outward. Like, we are mostly outwardly judging without looking in the mirror and including ourselves in the equation. And that is how Paul rounds things out. And I quote. “Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you? Unless indeed you fail to meet the test.” So, we can watch the super apostle’s brag. We can watch Paul brag back and defend himself. And we can sit there and go okay well here’s my choice, I judge for Paul, or I judge for Apollos, or I judge for Cephas, right? Because we’ve seen all this going on in the early church. Paul is just suggesting as he closes this letter that maybe we just look at ourselves for a while, maybe we examine ourselves realizing that Christ Jesus is within us, and we don’t have to be the judge. We have the Spirit of truth. We should keep our eyes on our own lives and what God is doing in our beautiful wild life that we’ve been given, and then live that out into the world not worrying about the rest.

Prayer:

Holy Spirit come into that. We…we walk into so much distraction. We walk into so much stuff that just entangles us in one way or another, big or small. When we are given permission to become aware of Your presence in our very lives and to examine ourselves. So, come Holy Spirit with the light of truth and help us do that, examine ourselves. And lead us into all truth, we pray. In the name of Jesus we ask. Amen.

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Community Prayer and Praise:

Good morning DAB I’m going to go by His Farmer. This is the first time I’ve called in. I’ve been listening to DAB for a couple years now. I was inspired by Marked as His and I want you to know that we’re praying for you. I’m a farmer also and it is a struggle right now trying to find help to…to get all the work that we need to be done. I just want to encourage you that…keep praying, keep listening to the DAB. I’ve been listening to the DAB for about two years now since I was being treated for cancer about two years ago and I’ve never stopped listening since I…since I was in the bed listening…being treated for cancer and here we are today in remission, and I praise God give him all the glory and really love listening to the prayer requests and…and God’s scripture. It’s 6:00 o'clock in the morning here and I’m feeding my cows too. I understand the struggle. It’s tough. It is not easy this year. It’s never been harder I don’t think to be a dairy farmer that I can remember in my 40 years of working on our family farm. So, I just wanted to let you know that we’re…we’re definitely praying for you here and understand the struggle. It is tough.

Heidi Abby this is Amy and I just have a praise report and testimony, and everything wrapped up in one. Tonight, I was just about to have my shower tonight and I stepped out of the bathroom for less than a minute. And as I stepped out and was about to go back in the entire ceiling caved in. And, you know, I’m still kind of in shock right now because it just happened a few hours ago. But I’m just so thankful to God for my life because if I had stayed there a minute longer or had gotten into the shower already, I don’t know where I would be right now. So, I just want everybody to, you know, really praise God with me and for me because I’m just, you know, my life was just…I’ve just been thinking about this since it happened, that I am so thankful to God for my life but it’s just, you know, it’s just given me a new way of looking at God and that He actually is with me is with me because I stepped out into the hall in the middle of brushing my teeth. That never happens because I know needed me to get out of that bathroom before the ceiling caved in. I just want everyone to please thank God for me and just, you know, be encouraged. Keep praying even when it doesn’t look like anything is happening because God is truly working for you, and He will protect you. Thank you very much everybody and have a good day. Bye.

This is Jamie in New Jersey standing on the word of God. Dear Father in heaven we come to You in humility and prayer. We want to recognize our shortcomings to You and ask that You would help us. Your word tells us that we should take heed lest we fall. We confess that so many times we have given our promise to You Lord that we would do something only to regret it later when we lack the strength or courage to carry it out. When we think about our Christian life and how many things that we have pledged to do but have failed to do we realize that without Your Holy Spirit we have no strength to sustain any of it. Some of us have pledged to be bolder in our evangelism but when the moment came to be bold, we have lacked the courage we needed to speak out boldly. We have preached many things that we ourselves have failed to do. Our prayer lives are not what we have pledged to You that they would be. Prayer has easily been squeezed out of our schedules and the busyness of the day. Lord for these and so many more failings we confess. Create in us a new heart. Write Your commandments on the tablets of our hearts. We surrender our wills to You again and again. Lord write Your word on the palms of our hands. Remind us that You will do…that it will do us good to diligently devour and pay attention to it daily. It will bring light into the darkest places of our hearts like the dawning of the day and the rising of the morning star. Help us seek and wait on You every day. Father You know each and every one of us and You know our desire to walk in Your ways and bring glory to You and draw others out of darkness into Your loving Kingdom. Please take our frailties and turn them into power for Your purposes. We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen. Thank You, my brothers, and sisters. I love You all dearly. God bless the…

Hi DAB family I’m a long-time listener, been seven years now and I wanted to thank Brian for all that he’s done for me and my family. My wife has also been listening for a couple years now. Listening to the Bible every day has truly been a life changing experience and it’s gotten me through some of the most difficult times of my life. But I’m not calling for myself today I’m calling for a close family friend. I’ve known him since he was a young boy and now, he’s grown up to be a very devoted and committed man. He’s traveled to India civil times to share the gospel and his family is committed to planting churches all across that country. He’s going to undergoing heart valve replacement surgery on the 21st and I’m just asking anyone who feels compelled to just pray for a smooth recovery and a smooth operation. His name is Prasanth. He lives in New York and I just hope that you would all keep him in your prayers. I’m also listening to your prayers and my wife, and I pray for all of you guys regularly. God bless.

Good morning DAB family this is Terry in Prattbull I just heard Lisa on September 9th. Lisa’s ill. She’s been ill since January and she’s struggling. She’s struggling with feelings of being a burden and…and fear. And I just want to lift her up to God in prayer. Heavenly Father I lift Lisa up to You and…and Father let her know how love she is by her family by her DAB family, by everyone around her. And Lord God help her to know that the brokenness of this world, through disease and all of the bad things in life, that’s Your will for our lives. Your will for our lives is how we respond to that. And heavenly Father I give You all the glory in the world for the help she’s receiving, the care and the love that she’s getting, the skill from the doctors. And Lord I…I just lift her up and I ask her Holy Spirit to fill her heart with joy and help her to realize Your love for her. In Christ’s name we pray. Amen.

Good morning this is Tina from Texas coming on here to pray for miss Lisa who called in on September 9th…well I heard her on September 9th. And she says she’s been feeling sick from kind of like a chronic viral inflammation. And hearing her voice and hearing her say that she feels like a burden to her family because of her sickness, I just wanna say first and foremost you’re not a burden, you’re never a burden. With Christ on your side, you’re never a burden. I just want to pray that father God that you just heal her and keep her and let her know that you're…you’re never alone. Lisa…miss Lisa is never alone with in her sickness, within her burdens, that she casts all her burdens and her worries and her sorrows onto you and that you comfort her and take them over for her and that you surround her with people that you know love her and truly care for her, to banish those thoughts those negative thoughts out of her mind, to keep up the fight for her health and for the faith and for the Kingdom. I thank you for bringing her to Daily Audio Bible to ask for prayer and I just ask that we all continue to pray for her in the name of Jesus and bring a miraculous healing to her, so she feels no pain and only joy and peace and comfort. Lisa, we love you. God loves you more than ever and Christ and Jesus loves you just as much. Thank you for calling. Will be praying for you. These blessings I ask in your son’s holy name Jesus. Amen. Thank you. By miss Lisa.