Deuteronomy 29:1-30:20, Luke 11:37-12:7, Psalm 78:1-31, Proverbs 12:19-20
Today is the sixth day of April, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian, and today and every day, it is wonderful to be here with you as we gather around the Global Campfire and let go of whatever else is going on, just for a few minutes. Give ourselves permission to allow the peace of the Lord, wash into our lives, along with the Scriptures. So, it’s great to be here as we take the next step forward, and obviously the next step forward leads us back to where we left off, and that happens to be currently the Book of Deuteronomy. Although, we are getting close to the end of the Book of Deuteronomy, we’re not there yet though. Today, Deuteronomy chapters 29 and 30.
Okay so, we have a handful of days left in our time in the Book of Deuteronomy and in our time in the Torah for this year. And so, work on rounding the corner, and Moses has been going through all of the life and times of the children of Israel since they left Egypt. Just reminding them over, in all these different ways, over and over, the faithfulness of the Lord, how they got here, how patient and compassionate God has been toward them. And in today’s reading, Moses basically tells them, look, you have no excuse for not following God. Maybe we should just pause right there and take that on board because neither do we. I quote from Moses today, “This command I’m giving you today isn’t too hard for you or beyond your reach. It’s not in heaven. You don’t have to ask who will go to heaven and get the commands so we can hear and obey it, this command is not on the other side of the sea. You don’t have to ask who’s going across the sea together for us so that we can hear and obey it. No, these words are very near you, they’re in your mouth and in your heart so that you will obey them.” He’s basically telling them, you know what you’re supposed to do, you know where to go from here. It’s not a mystery, you don’t have to go search it out. It is right before your eyes. It is, I’m telling you, it’s right here, right now. And then Moses invokes heaven and earth to be witnesses to what they would choose, and he offered them the choice, life or death, prosperity or destruction. Let’s pause there for a second. What would you choose? I’m going for life and prosperity, I guess, if those are the choices, if it’s life or death, I’m choosing life. If it’s prosperity or destruction, I’m choosing prosperity, right. And anybody would choose these things. And yet heaven and earth are still standing as witnesses to the choices that we make, and the status of our lives are the evidence of the choices that we’ve made. So, Moses didn’t say I’m giving you life and prosperity, he’s saying I’m giving you a choice, choose life. So, what we can understand is that it isn’t gonna just happen. It’s a choice, every decision we make is a choice. Are we choosing the pathway of life. Are we choosing the path, the narrow path, that leads to life, as Jesus referred to it. Yesterday, we were talking about words and about that, that little beat that is between a reaction. Like that little moment where we usually react to things and fall in the ruts and get ourselves into trouble with our words, but if we would take one second and take one breath and call on the Holy Spirit to show us what to do and what to say, that we can save ourselves a lot of foolishness. We would stop using our tongue like a sword. Today, we have another opportunity to just consider the way that we react to things. In terms of choosing life, knowing that we have to choose this path in our thoughts and words and deeds, by what we do, by what we do not do. So, if we could take that beat and not react, we have a second to say will this bring life or death. Will this draw me closer to Jesus or will I be walking in a different direction? Moses told the children of Israel that this isn’t something that’s too hard for them. So, we have to take that on board. This is not too hard for us, it’s not hidden in heaven, so that somebody has to go get it so that we can know. It’s not a mystery that’s hidden on the far side of the sea, so that somebody has to go get it. It’s right here in our hearts and we are constantly making choices and we are choosing life, or we are not choosing life. The choice is ours. Moses laid out the outcomes for both choices, we can go back and review those, it won’t be hard to make the choice when you’re making a choice when we’re making choice between blessing and cursing. Let’s choose life today and let’s double up on watching our words today. Like, we can get a thing going here, where we’re bringing nothing but good and life and good news into the world and we would be right where were supposed to be. Choose life today, think about it.
And Holy Spirit, as we think about it, we invite You into our thoughts and our words and our deeds that we may be able to see the narrow path that leads to life, that we may be able to choose life. It’s not too hard for us and it’s not a mystery hidden, it’s right here. We know the difference between right and wrong. Lead us on the path that leads to life. We pray, in the name of Jesus, we ask. Amen.
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Prayer and Encouragements:
Hey, DAB Family, this is your sister, Ashley, from California. And I just listened to today, April 2nds on recording and I wanted to pray for Little Song Bird and also for my sweet sister who called about her parents. Okay, so just like one of our other brothers says, okay Holy Spirit, let’s roll. Father God, thank You so much for this community. Thank You for the ability to join together and to stand in the gap and that You, Jesus, are our advocate. And that Holy Spirit, You are the one that intercedes for us and prays for us, when we don’t even know the words to say. And I wanna pray and thank You for the surgery for Little Song Bird here. I thank You, Lord, that they, that her hearing is being restored and but I wanna ask You for the healing of the tinnitus. Lord, please help relieve that pain and suffering. And if you can’t relieve it, Lord, and take it away, then please help Little Song Bird, to be able to manage it and to be able to cope with it and to trust You with it. And I also want to pray for Ari, who is my sister, who was struggling with her job and then she’s also struggling now with her parents. Father God, we pray that she would put her trust in You and that she would trust that she would lay these burdens down at Your feet, at the cross. So that, Lord, she knows that You are taking care of it and that she will praise You throughout it. And it is only in Your name, Jesus, that we pray. Amen. I love you DAB Family. Today is Palm Sunday so Hosannah. Deliver us Lord.
Hello, my DAB family, this is Jamie in New Jersey, Standing on the Word of God. I humbly ask you, please pray with me. Dear Father in Heaven, Your word is true, and Your promises are faithful. Your word is trustworthy and worth of all praise. In Your word we find the support we need to carry on through life’s challenges and difficulties. We gather the strength we need to endure the hardships that come into our lives. You are faithful and just in all that You do. Your promises are unbreakable. By Your power, we are able to endure all things by pressing into Your word and by striving to live as You have commanded. We honor peace and contentment in every circumstance. When difficulties strike fear into our hearts we know, we can come to You for help. We entrust our lives to You. We need not be afraid, for there is nothing any mere human can do to us. Let Your word give us understanding. Lead us into Your righteousness that we know Your will and direction for our lives. Strengthen us to persevere on the right course, knowing that though we stumble and fall, You will always be there to help us get back up. We pray in Jesus name. Amen. Thank you for praying with me, my brothers and sisters. I love each and every one of you. Have a good night.
Hey DAB Family, this is Anna in the Trenches. My husband got an infection in his leg. It turned into an abscess. He ended up having surgery. It’s been about a week since he’s been up and around. Right now, he’s still at the hospital and should be coming home in a couple days. I just need prayers for his leg to heal, for him to take it easy, so that his leg can heal. And I’m having trouble holding down the fort. We have two kids, we home school. Not see a whole lot of that happening right now. And a disabled son that involves total care on my part. And I struggle with pain and fatigue and I’m trying to take care of everything by myself. But it’s hard. And people want to help me, but I don’t know how to, I don’t know what to tell them to do. And so, can you just pray for me, please, and for my husband, for our family. None of this is probably making the kids feel real great. I have a 12-year-old son and an 8-year-old daughter. Then my disabled son is 18. But anyway, but I don’t think he knows what’s going on. Just pray for us please. Thank you, I pray for you guys. Love you all. Bye.
Hello Daily Audio Bible Family. I come to you thanking God. Lord, I come to you asking You for prayer, Father God. I’m praying to You, Father God, asking You, Father God, and thanking You, Lord, for all the blessing You bestowed upon us. Lord, I pray for all the people that have addictions. Addictions to drugs, addictions to alcohol, addictions, sexual addictions, any addictions, Father God. I come to You, asking Lord, that You take the desire of these addictions away from those that have it, Father God. Knowing I also come to You, praying for healing, Father God. Please, Lord, heal all of us that need healing. Heal cancer, Father God. Heal glaucoma in the eyes. Heal whatever needs healing, Lord, even if You need to do a miracle. Your still a miracle worker, Father God. You may need to do it through the doctors, whichever way, Father God. We just ask for Your healing, Father God. We also ask that You heal marriages, Father God. Lord, we’ve had testimonies of how you have healed. We want You to heal other ones that have not been healed, Father God. We want You to take the married couples, Father God, help them in any way that they need help to get it, Father God. Lord, we just thank You for everything that You do for all of us, this community and our families, Lord, that call in and those that pray for each other and those that just listen, Lord. We ask Father God, that You help us keep You first in all that we do, Father God. That we make Godly, wise choices in everything that we do. We bring everything to You. Put all our trust in You, Father God. Knowing that we also ask that You give us Your wisdom, Your favor, Your grace and Your mercy. Give us discernment, Father God, it’s around us but nothing but Godly, wise people. Lord, please, I just pray to You and Your precious Son, Jesus name. And I thank You in advance for all the many blessings that You’re gonna restore before us, Lord. In Your precious …