Ezekiel 39:1-40:27, James 2:18-3:18, Psalm 118:1-18, Proverbs 28:2
Today is the 19th day of November, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian and it’s great to be here with you today, as we bring to a close another one of the well, actually dwindling weeks now. Not too many more of these left before we reach the end of the year. But even recognizing that, we want to get ahead of ourselves, we are here, and we are here today, and we are around the Global Campfire together and we’re here for the next step forward. And so, we don’t take steps a week at a time, we take them a day at a time. And so, here we go. We’ve been reading from the New International Version this week; we will continue to do that today and move back into the book of Ezekiel. Today, chapter 39 verse 1 through 40 verse 27.
Father, we thank You for Your word, we thank You for the beautiful Scriptures and how they speak into every part of our lives. We thank You for another week to spend together in Your word and we thank You for almost a capstone here, at the end of the week from the letter of James, speaking frankly to us, that we can burn our entire lifetime with our mouth. And…and any of us who have been around much, know that this is true. We can find ourselves in situations where we are saying things that can’t be unsaid and shouldn’t be said and aren’t what we mean, which simply reinforces what James is saying. Lots of things can be tamed, but the tongue, we struggle there. And yet, there, is one of the ways that we are created in Your image. You speak and things get created, we speak and although we create…can’t create something out of nothing, matter out of nothing, our words create things inside of each other and we can set things on fire, and they burn a long time. So, we have been told this throughout the year, that what we say matters. So very poignantly laid out for us today as we bring this week to a close, what we say matters and it matters on a number of levels, because our faith, whatever we claim with our mouths to be our faith, is reinforced by what we do. And so, Holy Spirit, come, may our words and our deeds be in sync with each other and may both of those, our words and our deeds, bring glory to You. We pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen.
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Prayer and Encouragements:
Hey, DAB, and specifically Brian, this is Joyfully Jo. And I just wanted to say, thank you, for your message on Hebrews 12:18-29 today on the 15th. I listened to it last night in the middle of the night and it riveted me in my night watches. And when I woke up, I listened to it again because it was just so good and so apropos to my life. My life has been shaking. God has been shaking me for, since 19…2016 when my dad passed away. And the buffer between my dad and my mom and I was gone. And…and I became her caregiver. And it has been the hardest thing I’ve done, and I’ve done a lot of hard things. Anyway, I loved what you said about when you come out of the other side of the shaking, all that will be left in you, will be that which is unshakable. And I see God doing that in my life. Cause I haven’t turned back. Although, I do want the shaking to stop. It’s not time. So, I am going to stand firm in my resolve to keep my eyes on Jesus. Thank you, Brian, so much.
Hello, this is Prodigal Princess from Massachusetts. Going something right now involving someone from my past. It’s a restraining order. And I’ve been in fear, I’m still in fear. I can use prayer. Trying to walk in faith. Feeling very alone. Thank you.
Good morning, everybody. It’s God’s Smile here. I serve a risen savior, his in the world today. I know that He is living, whatever man may say. I see His hand of mercy; I hear His voice of cheer. And just the time I need Him, His always near. He lives, He lives, Christ Jesus lives today. He walks with me, and talks with me, along life’s narrow way. He lives, He lives, salvation to impart. You ask me how I know He lives, He lives, within my heart. Oh, I’m so thankful that each day, He walks with me, and He talks with me and His voice I hear each day. He leads me and teaches me and guides me. I cry and I smile at His goodness and mercy. His word, sometimes, it brings me to tears and sometimes to laughter. And sometimes causes a pause and a thought. His word is active, His word is life, it’s nourishment to our bodies, our minds, our spirits, our very being. He’s our life, He’s our living, risen savior. Oh, hahahaha, what a joy it is to be called a child of God. Kiss kiss, everybody.
Good afternoon, DAB family. This is John Opara again, calling in from South Sudan. I didn’t quite get the name of the gentlemen who came on and said what is the point of all this. That he doesn’t get it. Thank you for your candor. Thank you for the question that you have asked. And I believe that there are so many of us, even people who listen, that would like to ask the same question. But all I can tell you is I would not insult you with canned answers. But keep listening, keep listening to this podcast. And I believe at some point God will speak to you personally, speak to you directly and that is what matters most. All the interpretations of people, all the preaching, none of that, just listen to the reading of the word. Keep listening to it, be patient. And let God speak to you, completely. And God is able to do it and He wants so badly that you get it. And…