1/14/2022 DAB Transcript

Genesis 30:1-31:16, Matthew 10:1-23, Psalm 12:1-8, Proverbs 3:13-15

Today is the 14th day of January, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian. It is wonderful to be here with you today as we come around the Global Campfire and take the next step forward together, we’ve been reading from the Christian Standard Bible this week, which is what will continue to do while it’s this week, picking up where we left off. We had some trouble brewing in the book of Genesis. Jacob, which is the third-generation now after Abraham so, Abraham’s grandson Jacob has fled to Paddan-arm to get away from his brother Esau, many years have passed now and Jacob is married to two women who are sisters. Jacob loves Rachel but she has no children and he doesn’t love as much Leah but she is bearing sons to Jacob. So, let’s pick up the story, Genesis chapter 30 verse 1 through 31 verse 16.


Okay so, in Genesis Jacob is married to Rachel and Leah. He has been having children. Rachel’s been struggling. Rachel decides that she will give as a wife, her servant, her maid, Bilhah to her husband as a wife so that she can have children through her. That’s what happens and a new son is born to the household named Dan and then it happens again. Bilhah has another child and his name is Naftali. Meanwhile, Leah has stopped having children, so she takes her maid, Zilpah and gave her to Jacob as a wife and through the course of time and nature, she has a son and his name is Gad and then she has another son and his name is Asher and then Leah gets pregnant again and has another son named Issachar and then she has 6th son and he’s named Zebulun and then finally Rachel has a son of her own and he is named Joseph. It’s quite possible if you’ve been around the Bible much at all that some of these names are familiar, even if there’s no context for them, somehow there familiar. They’re very, very important. They literally cover the rest of the Old Testament, it’s actually their story that we’re telling. So, we have Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The patriarchs of the Hebrew people. Jacob has children, we’re watching this happen in our daily readings, Jacob has children, these children will all grow up to be tribes of their own and we haven’t gotten to it yet but we will in the same way that Abram’s name was changed to Abraham by God, Jacob’s name will be changed by God, to Israel. These kids that are being born are the children of Israel and it will be their story that carries us forward.

Then if we flip over into the book of Proverbs and listen to the voice of wisdom we again have two sentences that say an awful lot about where we should be pointing and aiming our lives. So, I quote “happy,” we all be happy right, “happy is a man who finds wisdom and who acquires understanding, for she is more profitable than silver and her revenue is better than gold. She is more precious than jewels, nothing you desire can equal her.” So, wisdom isn’t stuff right. It’s not things, wisdom isn’t this thing you can hold in your hand and the kind of put in a box and set up on a shelf and then go get it when you need it. You have to cultivate wisdom from within but what we’re being told is that there is nothing in this world, in terms of stuff, that is an anyway near as valuable as wisdom. Quoting from the Bible, “nothing you desire can equal her.” So, there are so many things that we can and will touch on and talk about as we go through the Bible but this foundational, fundamental thing that wisdom is the pursuit, that everything follows wisdom, that couldn’t be more bedrock for how we’re supposed to live our lives. So, I remind you again of Daily Audio Proverb because Daily Audio Proverb is a little different than what we’re doing here, we’re taking a couple of sentences at a time and just looking and allowing them to seep into our lives from Proverbs, whereas with the Daily Audio Proverb, we’re moving through a chapter a day. That’s it, just a chapter day, just pouring it into our lives but were able to move through the entire book of Proverbs each month, that takes a couple of minutes a day. It’s not like this massive investment but the Bible is telling us that pursuing wisdom in achieving wisdom is…is the great achievement, nothing that we can desire can equal it. So, investing a couple minutes a day pouring wisdom into our lives is a worthy endeavor. So, I remind you of that resource.


And Jesus, we love You, we thank You, thank You for the journey that we have embarked on. Thank You for all that You have done and all that You have yet to do with great anticipation we open our hearts to You. We trust You, we love You, we worship You. Your name is above every other name. So, come Holy Spirit, lead us on the pathways of wisdom, lead us into all truth, we pray in the name of Jesus, we ask. Amen.


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Prayer and Encouragements:

Hi, I have listened for over 15 years, faithfully, and I’m just not someone who calls in so, I don’t even have a name so I’m calling myself, as of today, A Penny Saved. And I’m prompted to call in because my heart broke for Remorseful Sinner and I just would love to offer encouragement that I too have so many regrets. But our own worst enemy when we have gotten ourselves into a mess, I feel especially for women, is that we ourselves have such a hard time forgiving our own selves. And that will suck us into such a dark place and so, I’m just offering encouragement to you that every second is a new beginning. And you make great choices at the beginning of this year but every second is a new beginning. So, just start, start right now. And force yourself to receive God’s grace and move forward. Everything that happens can be part of your testimony. So, hang in there sister, I love you and I will be praying for you.

Hey DAB, it’s Zephaniah. I called a week ago but the first time that I called was back in 2020. And I heard a women’s prayer on here, she’s seemed very scared about finding out that she had HPV and some other things. And the first time that I called it was a few months after I was also diagnosed with HPV. Because I was involved with somebody that I knew I shouldn’t have been involved with but yet I ignored myself and God and I went through with it. And those were the worst time of my life. It was dark, my anxiety was through the roof, panic attacks, depression. And God got me out that situation. And even now, like, I’m dealing with some things with my health still, but you know, God is a healer. And I believe that He can heal us all. So, I’m just trying to be encouraging. Like, I know it’s scary, the risk that come with finding out that you have HPV. But you can’t let the enemy attack your mind. He can attack your body and your health, God can get you through that and out of it. But he cannot have your mind as well. Just have faith, God is a forgiving God. He gives us peace and comfort through all of our troubles and I believe that. And I believe that He is still with you. Just seek Him and just seek His peace.

My name is Kamani Cornett and I am praying now for God to help all those who are in need of money, food or are starving, suffering and being abused. Lord, please help those who are being abused and starving and being left for drugs. Lord, Lord please help those kids who are being abandoned by their parents Lord. We, we thank You for everything You have done for us Lord. In the mighty name of Jesus Christ, Amen. Amen. Thank You Father.

Hey this is Jerry calling from Duluth, Minnesota, it’s January 10 and this is my one thousand day without a miss, starting the DAB first thing in the morning when God wakes me up since April 26, 2019 when I renewed my commitment to listen to the Daily Audio Bible to start every day with that. So much happened in the first year. I was looking at my journals. I’m now on my sixth journal and I was looking back at 2019. And on the 70th day was th long walk a very special time. The 73rd day I was convicted to give $73 a month to the DAB and have done so ever since. And then I was at the family reunion. Then when the team went to to to Israel, I watched them on Facebook live right before COVID and then of course COVID hit in 2020. It’s been quite a journey these last thousand days and I’m looking forward to the next thousand. Praise and prayer request, praise: my second daughter Jennifer, after seven years of trying to have children found out last summer that they were expecting and they had their first baby on January 1st, the first baby of the year in Duluth Minnesota. The, all the news media covered a little Boby Poddedin, this miracle baby, quite quite a really cool thing that happened to them. But then I have my third daughter Melissa who is expecting in April and if you recall it’s from an abusive situation that she ran from and she’s now living with us, really difficult time. Pray that God’s will, will be done.

Hi family, I’m calling in to see if I could get your prayers. I’m calling because I was diagnosed with cancer a few years back. And I’m better now, but the treatment left me infertile. I sought infertility treatment, both me and my husband. And we were both very discouraged by the doctors to not continue with treatment. Everyone has their opinion on what we should do. Whether it be adopting or going other avenues but there’s one thing I have learned in this audio or through the word of God, is that you don’t make your own decisions. Because those decisions can make big big big mistakes. And I’m asking for prayer so if you could join me to have the Lord give us direction because we don’t know what will be in our future. Thank you.