1/22/2022 DAB Transcript

Genesis 44:1-45:28, Matthew 14:13-36, Psalm 18:37-50, Proverbs 4:11-13

Today is the 22nd day of January, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian. It is wonderful, it is an honor to be here with you today as we gather to take the next step forward through life, but through our adventure through the Scriptures. So, let’s get started. We have been following the story of Joseph and we’ll continue that story as we continue our way through the book of Genesis. Joseph has met with his brothers now, for the second time but this time they’ve brought his brother, Benjamin, his full-blooded brother Benjamin. He and Benjamin are the sons of Rachel and Jacob. And so, this has been a fairly overwhelming experience for Joseph. Although he’s kinda keeping that private. Today, Genesis chapters 44 and 45.

Commentary:

Okay so, in the book of Genesis the story of Joseph isn’t over yet and it leads us to the next important story, but at this point in the story where Joseph has revealed himself to his brothers there’s so much drama there. Can you imagine? It’s like Joseph has come back from the dead and by the time they get back to Canaan, which is how we end today and Jacob is told that his son Joseph is alive. So, the two sons that he had with Rachel are still living, it’s like a resurrection. But we saw the Joseph continued to press in and surface the issues with his brothers and in the process his brothers got the opportunity to experience helplessness and some of the terror that there brother Joseph would’ve felt as he was being dragged away into slavery. And it’s in today’s reading, that Joseph’s heart is fully revealed because we’ve been watching this story and pretty much none of the things that happen in this story all the way until he stands before Pharaoh, none of those things were fair or just are good are right. Joseph had every human right to be bitter and angry and upset and depressed and hopeless. He had every reason to become a shell of who he could have been which is one of the things that makes this story so compelling. He’s not raging at God, he’s holding on to God as his only hope and in today’s reading he reveals his perspective and I quote, “I am Joseph your brother whom you sold into slavery in Egypt, but don’t be upset and don’t be angry with yourselves for selling me to this place. It was God who sent me here ahead of you to preserve your lives, it was God who sent me here not you and He is the one who made me an advisor to Pharaoh.” So, if there is one thing, one thing that we can grasp here and carry forward with us, it would be the Joseph took the long view. There wasn’t a point at which he said my story is over, there’s no way out of this, it’s over for me. He kept his hope in God, realizing that the story is never over with God and in the end, he gave God all the glory for putting him in the position that he was in, understanding that God’s hand was in all of it. God was with him in all of it and the story would’ve been quite different if things didn’t happen in the way that they did. Which doesn’t mean we just turn a blind eye to injustice around us or the things that are coming against us, it’s the long view. The New Testament tells us that God works all things together for the good of those who love him, for that to be true we have to have the long view of things. There isn’t a point where our story is over. Although there are plenty of points in our story where we don’t know what’s going on. So, the choice is to give up and descend into hopelessness or trust that there is more going on than we know. And if we will cling to God, the story will unfold.

Prayer:

And so, Father, we thank You for preserving the story of Joseph for us because we need to remember this, we demand near instant gratification in nearly everything in life and often the challenges of our story are actually the most meaningful and promote growth and endurance and trust in us. So, Holy Spirit, come give us the long view. We pray in the name of Jesus, we ask. Amen.

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And that’s it for today, I’m Brian, I love you and I’ll be waiting for you here tomorrow.

Prayer and Encouragements:

Hi family, this is Sally in North Dakota. Say, I’m calling today to pray for Rosie. It’s great to be free in Jesus. Rosie, I heard your call and I just wanted to lift you up. You said you’ve lost several family members in the last three months and that you’re starting to feel sick almost and I’m sure, you know, just the whole emotional ride that you’ve been through. Heavenly Father, I thank You for Rosie, I thank You for her love for You. I thank You Lord that You are the great comforter. Father, I ask that You would allow Rosie’s heart to be at peace, that her emotions and her mind will be able to rest in You. We thank You Lord that You understand our grief and that You come alongside of us and You hold us and You remind us of our eternal hope that we have in You. And I thank You Father for just comforting Rosie, for being there for her. You are faithful to do that for us. Rosie, I love you and I will continue to lift you up in prayer. I’m glad you called in, bye for now.

This call is for Jesse. This is Transplanted Yankee from Alabama. Jesse, I heard your voice this morning and my heart went out to you. About 15 years ago my husband saw the down-turning economy and lost his business. He thought the Lord wanted him to be a Christian businessman. This was devastation. This was devastating to him as a man as a provider. There were times I would see him sitting outside staring and I’d think, Lord, preserve him, our three boys need their dad no matter what. It is hard for me to even recount today because the Lord took us through that time for a purpose. I am still not fully aware of what that purpose was but Jesse I do know this, we are more firm in our belief of the gospel of Jesus Christ and our purpose here on earth is not to collect things but our purpose here in life is to collect people for His kingdom. We grew as a family. It was the most devastating time with two boys graduating from High School and going to college, what would we do without that money. We circled the wagons, we laugh now and say shoot, we didn’t circle the wagons, we sold the wagons. We just dealt with the bare necessities and about 7 years later we have come out of that time. But I know this, God supplied our needs. He supplied a check for workmen’s comp because my husband had no claims. He supplied over abundance escrow account somewhere else. Time and time again, God supplied our needs and gave us a peace and I pray that for you.

This prayer is for Jesse and also for the truckdriver that lost his identity. Both men our struggling right now and I just want to pray Lord, that you cover them. Let Your presence be known and let Your healing begin on each of them. Father, I just pray that You just guide their paths and let them know that beyond a shadow of a doubt that the Lord is with the both of them. They just need to hang on and have faith and trust in the Lord for redemption and for His help. So, I lift up both of them today, each of them touched my heart today and I just wanna pray for each man out there. Be with them Father. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.

Hi, this is Jane Ruth in Nebraska. I really don’t know how to say this except that I’m feeling very unlike myself. Usually, I think the face that I show to the world looks fun and vivacious and happy go lucky, kind of the life of the party. But really, I just want to crawl in a hole and pull the hole in after myself and it’s, I mean, I’ve had a history of depression, I mean, diagnosed bipolar. I’ve got a long line of alphabet soup behind my name but you know, I have believed in the word of God and I continue to believe that God changes people through His word. You can read the Bible like any other book but no Bible, no book reads you like the Bible does. Anyway, I need to request prayer. I don’t even know how to ask for help; I don’t like to do it at all. But I just pray that God would help me to deal with what’s going on. JaneRuth322@gmail.com. Thank you, I love you.

Hi, this is Victorious Soldier just calling to pray for some of the DABers. I wanted to pray for Hailey, the first-time caller. I want to pray for Just James and encourage every morning but boyfriend’s daughter but I wanna pray for his wife and his daughter and her boyfriend. And the bible study in the incarceration. I wanna pray for that family. I wanna pray for Genene from Washington and Dave in Delaware supplying them with their protection. I wanna also pray for Patrick from Seattle, a request, his wife is going through the stress and the pain. I wanna pray for her. I wanna pray for Rosie also and her family. She had five deaths in her family and she’s going through mourning and I wanna pray for her. Gracious Father, I just life up Your people today, Lord. Oh Lord, You are a mighty and a wonderful God. Lord, I just ask You to have Your way. Lord, You have Your way in that families life. Lord, encourage that woman, You bring, You lift her up, You lift them up Father. You have Your way, Lord, even incarcerated, let them know that God is still with them. That God can give them joy in the midst of a bad time. Lord, You have Your way in the name of Jesus. You have Your way in the life of Your people. Lord, You have Your way. You open doors Lord, You bless them in a mighty and special way. Oh Father, thank You for Your Spirit and Your presence. Thank You for Your grace and Your mercy. Thank You for blessing Brian and all the people of God. Lord, continue to be a light and favor, continue Lord and work Your miracles. Continue to heal and deliver. In the name of Jesus. Come back to the Lord.    

01/21/2022 DAB Transcript

Genesis 42:18-43:34, Matthew 13:47-14:12, Psalms 18:16-36, Provers 4:7-10

Today is the 21st day of January welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I am Brian it is wonderful to be here with you today as we reach the three-week mark in our year. And, so, we are beginning to settle into the rhythm, the one that will carry us through this year each and every day then. And, so, let’s dive in and take the next step forward together, which leads us back into the book of Genesis and back into the story of Joseph, who has now come face-to-face with his brothers, the brothers that trafficked him. We’re reading from the New Living Translation this week. Genesis chapter 42 verse 18 through 43 verse 34.

Commentary:

Okay. So in the book of Genesis, we are following the story of Joseph and it has a lot of twists and turns. We’ve taken a round-trip journey from Egypt back to Canaan and then back to Egypt again today. His brothers return home to their father Jacob or Israel. They tell the whole story about how harshly the man, the leader in Egypt who happened to be there brother, they just don’t know it, had treated them and how that they would never see his face again unless they brought their brother Benjamin back. This is a very distressing thing for Jacob because Benjamin is the only son that he has left with his wife Rachel who has died. And his son Joseph, he also believes is dead. So, Benjamin’s the only one left. And, so, he procrastinates until they’re about to run out of food again and then finally with great distress he releases Benjamin to go to Egypt. They arrive in Egypt. Joseph has them brought to his own house where they’re gonna have lunch and they’re freaking out about it. And then Joseph is able to experience seeing his brother Benjamin, the one full blooded brother that he has. His other brothers have different mothers. And this brings on a tsunami of emotion in Joseph’s heart and he has to leave and weep alone. And you…you can almost feel the tension here in this story between the brothers and Joseph. It’s as if he wants to rush in and just reveal who he is but he’s being cautious. They trafficked him. They sold him. They passed him off for dead. They’ve been carrying this secret for a very long time, and the truth is, after they sold Joseph, they don’t know whether he’s dead or alive. They don’t know where he is. He’s gone, as good as dead. And Joseph could solve that mystery, but he’s being cautious. He’s waiting. He’s finding out what he needs to know. And one of the things that he deeply needs to know is the position of their heart. So, if we can feel the tension in the story we can only imagine living through the story, the tension that would have been there, the dissonance in Joseph’s heart and mind, the confusion in his brothers. But the tension is actually bringing to the surface the issues and we’ll see that going forward.

In the book of Matthew today Jesus is talking about the kingdom of heaven, and that is something that Jesus talks about a lot. And we’re sticking here in these first couple of weeks really close to the stories that are being told in the book of Genesis, because if we can get the lay of the land and understand that we are talking about a family and we saw the development of that family. And, so, there are now 12 sons of Israel, the children of Israel. If we understand that they will grow into a large multitude of people and it will be these people, Israel, the children of Israel that we will be traveling with through the entire Bible. If we can kind of get the lay of the land, there then it’s a lot easier to stick with story and not just be lost in all of these names and how they may be connected. In the New Testament we’re reading the synoptic Gospels. So, a lot of the stories we’re reading in Matthew, we’ll also encounter them in Mark and Luke. And, so, we’ll have plenty of time to dive in. But Jesus is talking about the kingdom of heaven. And this is a central theme as we move through the Gospels and witness the ministry, the earthly ministry of Jesus. And this helps us be rooted in the New Testament to what’s being unveiled or revealed. And that is one of the things that Jesus came to announce and reveal, the kingdom. And that concept, the kingdom of heaven, the kingdom of God, we…we talk about that a lot even today. But we also make assumptions. Thankfully, we have the Gospels that tell us the message that Jesus was conveying. And, so, Jesus says, “the kingdom of heaven is like a fishing net that was thrown into the water and caught fish of every kind. And when the net was full, they dragged it up onto the shore, sat down and sorted the good fish into crates and threw the bad ones away. And that is how it will be at the end of the world.” So, if we look at that and break it down, if the kingdom of heaven is like a net that it is thrown into the water to fish, then it’s not a net that is for a specific kind of fish or a specific size of fish. The net will catch whatever fish that swim in altogether, all in the net. It all gets sorted out later. Or the example that Jesus used in, I think it was yesterday’s reading, about a field that was planted with good seed, but then others came into sort of diminish or destroy the crop and planted weeds all among the good seed. And this wasn’t discovered until everything started to sprout. And the servants asked the master, “should we pull up the weeds?” And the master said, “let them grow together so as not to destroy the crop. It’ll get sorted out in the harvest.” This is very interesting because it’s very inclusive. And we can read it now and go, “yeah, all are welcome. Yes, I get it.” But at the time that Jesus is giving these messages the Hebrew people, if we’re using the analogy, believe they are a specific kind of fish, a chosen fish, an exclusive fish. And, so, Jesus is beginning to lay out a disruptive message but He’s also laying out the fact that we’re not the ones that will be doing the sorting. And it seems as if we’re trying to major at sorting things out on behalf of God all the time when we’re not the ones that do the sorting. We are not the ones that will harvest and throw the weeds away, which is a supreme thing for us to remember. These messages that Jesus is giving begin to chip away at what people thought that they knew even the religious people thought that they knew what God wanted. Jesus’ message is that you’ve got it wrong. And, so, we see that although the people love to follow Jesus and to hear Jesus, the religious…the religious establishment is getting antsy about Him. And we’ll get the chance to watch that progress because we know where the story leads. The story leads, which is Jesus hanging on a cross being crucified, executed, in a horribly humiliating and painful way. And we will certainly be exploring that as we continue forward as well.

Prayer:

Father, we thank You for Your word. We thank You for bringing us this three weeks into this brand-new journey and we are grateful for all that we have read, all that we have contemplated, all that You are speaking to us through the Scriptures. And Holy Spirit we ask that You help us to hold onto these things. May they be planted in the soil of our lives. May there be harvest as we grow deeper in our love and understanding. We pray this in the name of Jesus our Savior. Amen.

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And that’s it for today. I’m Brian I love you and I’ll be waiting for you here tomorrow.

Community Prayer and Praise:

Hi DAB family this is Liza calling from the West Coast. I hope you’re doing well and happy new year to all of you. I’ve been praying for each of you. I can really use some prayers over my relationship with God and really my faith this year. I have been going through a lot of rejection both with job searching and also with dating. And, you know, I…I think something that I’ve really been learning from God is just that the only approval I need is from God not from, you know, a person or a company. And, so, I could just use some prayers over having the strength and kind of resilience and trust in God this year as I continue to search for a job, as I continue to, you know, look for my husband. And, so, I also could really use prayers that eventually sooner than later that I get out of this toxic company that I’m working for and find somewhere, you know, where I’m appreciated and valued and where I’m really able to be myself. And the same thing with meeting my husband. You know, I’m really exciting to find out who he is and meet him soon. And, so, I really could use your prayers that God just helps me remain faithful in the journey and that every person that I meet that I learn something from them. And also, I could continue to use prayers over my finances. I’m still in a lot of debt. And, you know, finding a job, part of that is also just finding something that can help me pay off all of my debt from student loans. And, so, just trust in God that with my finances and knowing that tithing and giving to others is part of my…the way that I spend my money. So, thank you for your prayers. I am praying for each of you. Have a great day.

Hey Daily Audio Bible family James the teacher. You know, I was listening to the January 16th podcast here on January 16th and getting caught up after a couple days behind and listening to people talking about getting through the Bible all the way for the first time in a year. And something struck me. This has happened to me a few times now but there have been situations where I’ve been in a church small group or talking with some believers and the subject of being familiar with the Bible comes up. And, you know, someone can ask me, “have you…have you read the Bible?” And I said, without trying to sound arrogant, “yeah…I’ve been through the Bible…I don’t know…gosh…at least 10 times.” And I’ve been a believer for coming up on 22 years. And that doesn’t make me special or superior, but I just realized because of this amazing resource this amazing community this is available and the support to stick with it is here every single day. This is honestly astonishing. And no, I…I haven’t learned everything there is to learn in the Bible by any stretch because the Word is living and active. That’s God. I don’t know all of God, but I’ve made my home here. And I just wanna welcome everyone in this community who’s visiting who’s new here. Welcome home. It’s your home in the Word. It’s your home in Jesus Christ. We love you. Welcome.

Hey guys it’s Marjorie from New Mexico. I’m just calling in for a prayer request from my mom. She’s 76 years old. She has bipolar disorder and she’s on medication for it and she’s been drinking. She’s been drinking quite a bit. I am her power of attorney for her medical needs and she's…when I’m not there she…she goes, and she buys alcohol, and the alcohol is counteracting the effects of her medication. So, she’s falling back into the bipolar disorder. And guys I’m worried about her because she’s also very fragile. She’s very skinny. She also has Crohn’s disease and she’s not stable on her feet when she’s not drinking. So, when she is she’s even worse. And I just dread the day that I find that something happened to her. So, I’m just asking you guys to cover her in prayer and ask the Lord to take this affliction away from her so that she…she can get well again. I love my mom and I don’t want anything bad to happen to her and I just feel at a loss. And I know that I have to give it to God. And I did but then I took it back. So, also pray for me to just leave it with Him because he knows the best. Thank you, DABbers. Love you all.

My dear dear Rosie it’s Susan from Canada God’s Yellow Flower calling in to pray for you. Dear Lord Jesus she’s been through so much that her heart is just heavy. It’s only You…only You can lift the burdens that she’s bearing. And we ask dear God that in Your precious and holy mercies that You would lift Rosie above the cares and troubles of the earth. Heal her heart dear God so she can soar with You. This heaviness is keeping her down. And we ask dear God that You would just lift it. Bring peace in her heart, bring fullness in her heart. Fill up the space with Your love that all her loved ones have left behind. And we ask dear God many blessings upon her as she turns to You for peace and joy and love. In Jesus…

Dear God, we lift up Rosie who has lost five family members. I pray that you would comfort that family Lord and that you will provide healing for them including Rosie in Jesus’ name. I also lift up the marriages Lord, the spouses who our doubting God, falling away, or that have not yet decided to follow you. Let us pray that You will move in their lives. I pray that You will speak to their spirits and that You will heal them. Open their eyes. Allow them to see You in new light through dreams or ideas or however You want to reveal Yourself Lord. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

1/20/2022 DAB Transcript

Genesis 41:17-42:17, Matthew 13:24-46, Psalm 18:1-15, Proverbs 4:1-6

Today is the 20th day of January, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible, I’m Brian, it is awesome to be here with you today as we gather around the Global Campfire and take the next step forward together. We’re working our way through the book of Genesis. But in the book of Genesis were working our way through the story now of Joseph, who is the great grandson of Abraham and its an intriguing story because a lot of really, really difficult horrible things have happened to Joseph in his young life but those really challenging things have led him now to be standing before the king of Egypt, also known as the Pharaoh. Pharaoh has had a restless night, he’s at a couple of dreams that are bothering him tremendously, but nobody can tell them if they have meaning or if they do have meaning what the meaning is so, Joseph who was been in that dungeon has been showered and shaved and brought before the Pharaoh to tell him the meaning of his dreams. Joseph has told Pharaoh, I can’t do this, but God can and so now Pharaoh is prepared to tell Joseph his dreams and that’s where we pick up the story. We’re reading from the New Living Translation this week, Genesis chapter 41 verse 17 through verse 42.

Commentary:

Okay, so a massive switch or change of fortune for Joseph in the book of Genesis today and we’re told in today’s reading that when this happens Joseph is 30 years old so, he’s fairly young man who has spent nearly half of his life in slavery unjustly. He was sold or trafficked by his own brothers. He was the slave of Potiphar but he found favor, he did well as a servant and he became in charge of everything. But Potiphar’s wife wanted and we talked about all that and he fled and so he ends up in a dungeon. He interprets some dreams in the dungeon, he becomes in charge of the dungeon but he also gets left in the dungeon. So, we are observing story in the Scriptures where nothing is right or just or fair for Joseph. I mean he’s guilty of being a little bit arrogant as a younger man, he’s telling his family his dreams, he’s guilty of being the favorite son of his father Jacob, but he didn’t do anything in that case, other than that his mother was Rachel and she has passed away and his father loved her. And one of the things that we’re supposed to glean here is that Joseph has every opportunity to grumble and complain, he has every opportunity to cry foul. There’s nothing he can do about any of this, but in his heart of hearts he has every reason to become bitter and just allow that to consume him rather than doing that he clings to God for dear life and you can only imagine what kind of experience it must’ve been for Joseph for armed guards to come from the palace, looking for Joseph, collecting Joseph. At first Joseph wouldn’t know whether he’s going to be set free or whether he’s going to be executed. What a strange twist right, I mean he’s been in the dungeon for years. So, he’s probably not well kept and the next thing he knows he’s being cleaned up and brought before the king but the God that Joseph has been clinging to gives Joseph insight into Pharaoh’s dreams. Pharaoh recognizes what’s going on here and puts Joseph in charge of the land of Egypt. That’s quite a switch of fortunes to happen in one day. So, in today’s reading we go through all of that. Then we go through seven years of prosperity and now we are in the years of the famine and I thought I can work in these stories sometimes, we just have to pay attention like, we moved a decade into the future rather quickly. But the point of the story is the famine did come as Joseph had said. Egypt was prepared because of Joseph’s advice and implementation of his administration. The famine is severe and it is touching the nearby nations, including the land of Canaan, where Israel or Jacob and his sons are living. Jacob sends his brothers to get food and they meet up with their brother Joseph. They don’t know it and they bowed to him just like he dreamed. Now, Joseph is speaking harshly and accusing them of spying, but he knows who they are. So, as he just turned vindictive after all of this because if he wants to be vindictive, he could say I am your brother you sold me into slavery now you will die. So, as we watch this forward what we’re watching Joseph do is test his brothers. He’s getting them to reveal their heart. He’s not just jumping in and identifying himself and showing his superiority. He’s trying to get information. So, we’ll watch that as the story develops tomorrow, but as we read the story we’re not just supposed to think well, Joseph is a really righteous person, we’re supposed to see that he has every opportunity to lose faith, to lose hope and to deny God because where is God in the middle of all this. Joseph doesn’t do that and it takes a long time but all things are beginning to work together for the good of Joseph. And so, let’s consider even inviting the Holy Spirit to help us consider the things that we have been enduring for a long time. Have we’ve grown bitter and angry? Have we lost hope, have we lost faith? Joseph’s story gives us a posture, a perspective, a model to consider.

Prayer:

And so, Holy Spirit, come and help us to consider that, help us as we consider and meditate upon the story of Joseph today or anything that you’ve brought to mind from the Scriptures today. Lead us toward what we need to know, lead us into the truth, lead us to be wise, we pray in the name of Jesus, we ask. Amen.

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If you want to partner with the Daily Audio Bible, if the mission together to move through the Scriptures around the Global Campfire in Community, if that is life-giving to you then thank you for your partnership. There is a link on the homepage dailyaudiobible.com or if you’re using the app, you can press the Give button in the upper right-hand corner or the mailing address is P.O. Box 1996 Springhill, Tennessee 37174.

And as always if you have a prayer request or encouragement, you can hit that Hotline button in the app from anywhere in the world and share from there or there are a number of numbers that you can dial: if you are in the Americas 877-942-4253 is the number to call, in the UK or Europe 44 2036 088078, and if you are in Australia or that part of the world 61 3 8820 5459 is the number to call.

And that’s it for today, I’m Brian, I love you and I’ll be waiting for you here tomorrow.

Prayer and Encouragements:

Hey DAB family, first of all, I just wanted to give praises for making it halfway through January. This is my second year going through Daily Audio Bible first thing in the morning and I just love how much it’s become a part of my routine and how much this community means to me. Yeah, and just waking up and listening to God’s word and feeling connected to this group of people who read and worship daily together. That is such a blessing. Real quick, I just wanted to lift up a prayer request for a family in our church, one of those like, core families in your church, you know in your community, everybody knows and loves. They have a beautiful, just turned 13-year-old daughter who on January 1st who was admitted to the ER where they found a cancerous brain tumor. So, she’s gone two surgeries since then to remove the tumor but she does still have a long road in front of her for pediatric oncology. And, yeah, and fighting a cancerous brain tumor. And, you know, we believe that God has already done amazing things and that He’s going to continue to do amazing things but if you guys could just lift Emmy up in your prayers. And Emmy and her family the Arnolds, Erin, Brett and their son. I just really ask that you guys, keep them in your prayers cause they have a long road and their really amazing, so. Thank you.

Hi, my name is Crystal and I am a struggling mess. My husband has been so far from me. He has separated from me for a couple of years now and he comes over and my, I miss him so much. And I am trying to stand for my whole family, my kids, my marriage and me. I haven’t always done everything right but he just, it’s just so hard, I don’t understand because my kids are living in the world. My husband’s living in the world with another and I’m trying so hard to pray for each one of them, standing in the gap. And I know that God is victorious and I know He has a plan and a purpose for me and our family. And I might, just struggling and asking for a favor, like Abraham and of faith, that continued faith in my Father. That I can pray continually for myself and my husband to come back to God and to his family if it’s God’s will. But I believe in positive attributes and speaking the word and talking forward and I just love listening to all of you guys. I think I’ve called a couple of times but I just wanted to reach out. This is a new year and thank everybody for sharing their heart with me. And thank Brian …

Good morning, Daily Audio family, my name is Todd. Just praying, I ask that you guys could keep me in prayer. For the beginning of this year, just feels, like the other lady, just feels lost a little bit. And I’m just praying that my walk with Christ could heighten and I could experience Jesus more than I have. I know that I, I know that I have gifts and purpose but I’ve stand at a standstill where I’m just kind of lost. Then just getting back in the word, just praying that I could just for encouragement, mental, peace and stress and strength even during this pandemic to, to keep going. So, just asking that you guys pray for me, for my life, for my walk, for my faith. I know that I’m saved, I’m a believer but the enemy is constantly attacking my mental on I’m not good enough or I’m not doing this good enough or anything else and I know that’s just the trick of the enemy. I just pray for encouragement and strength while I continue this journey to follow God and read and live picking up my cross daily. And leading my family, I have a beautiful wife and children. My wife right now is not a believer so, that’s a challenge in itself. But I just pray that she will be able to find Jesus even through my leadership and just me sacrificing, living it.

Good morning Daily Audio Bible family. My name is Reshawnda. I’ve been a part of this family for probably, at least, 13 years. And what just happened in those years just listening to the Daily Audio Bible and I’m usually very quiet. I’ve only called in once for my son when he was three for heart surgery. That went well and he’s almost 16. Today, I’m calling for that same son and I just want to put in a prayer request for him just for his salvation and his walk. He has told us that he isn’t a believer and he’s doing things you know, contrary to how he was raised. But I’m listening to the community prayer today and I’m just so encouraged by all the call-ins. It’s January 16th but I’m listening to the prayers from the beginning of the month and I’m so encouraged by the people who encourage us who have children to just keep going. And I do have children in all stages, my oldest is almost 30 and my baby, who we’re getting ready to adopt is almost two, so I have 28, 29, 28, 17, almost 16 and a two-year-old. So, I just wanna lift him up for his salvation and choices and different things like that. And I’m just reminded of Brian’s own testimony where he walked away but came back and look what he’s done now. I’m hanging on to all of your encouragement and all of God’s promises and Brian’s testimony. Guys, continue to pray for my son Michael. Have a good day.

Hello, Daily Audio Bible family, it’s Jennifer from Ohio. It’s been a while since I called in, the last time I called in I think it was during the time with my mother was battling with Glioblastoma and she passed away a few months after that phone call. But that is actually part of the reason why I’m calling today because I think one of the most beautiful aspects of this ministry is when we hear the voice of another person and it touches our hearts in a way that we never expected. And Dorothy Jane, I heard your voice on the Sunday, January 16th podcast and let me tell you that just by virtue of your voice, the vernacular that you used, you blessed my life in a way that I can’t possibly describe. You remind me so much of my mother. I feel like, whenever I hear your voice, it’s a little love note from God just allowing me to get a sense of her presence once again through your voice. My mom, you reminded us that you were 85-years-old, my mom was 75-years-old, she passed away. But I promise you, I feel like there are so many similarities, just in your personality, just by the things that I’ve heard you say. So, I just wanna say you matter to me and everyone in this family. Those who call in and those who don’t, you all matter. And I think it is such a beautiful thing when our stories, our journeys, our paths intersect and we’re able to touch each other’s lives. Please keep calling in and keep sharing your testimonies, your prayer requests and your stories because somebody out there needs to hear it. I love you all, talk to you soon.

01/19/2022 DAB Transcript

Genesis 39:1-41:16, Matthew 12:46-13:23, Psalms 17:1-15, Proverbs 3:33-35

Today is the 19th day of January welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I am Brian It is wonderful to be here with you today as we do what we do every day, take the next step forward in the Scriptures. And, so, let’s do just that. We are working our way through the first book of the Bible, the book of Genesis and we have encountered the story of Joseph, who is the son of Jacob who is the son of Isaac who is the son of Abraham. Joseph has been sold into slavery. He was trafficked by his own brothers, He’s been taken from his homeland and has arrived in Egypt where he has been resold. He is now owned by Potiphar who is the captain of the guard for the king of Egypt, the Pharaoh. It’s not fair what happened to him. And let’s find out happens next. Genesis chapter 39 verse 1 through 41 verse 16.

Commentary:

Alright. So, in the book of Genesis yesterday we began following the story of Joseph, one of the children of Jacob, one and the children of Israel, since Jacob’s name has been changed. And yesterday we watched as Joseph was sold into slavery by his brothers which was not just or fair. He was subsequently taken to Egypt where he was sold to the captain of the guard for…for Pharaoh the king of Egypt. His name was Potiphar. In fairly short order Joseph’s administrative skill was perceived and before long Joseph was in charge of running the household for Potiphar. So, it’s totally unjust that he was sold into slavery, but I guess if he had to end up somewhere this isn’t the worst place to end up. Things are going decent except that Joseph is a young, handsome, well-built man. The Bible goes to great lengths to tell us this. And, so, what we are to understand is that Joseph is quite desirable, and Potiphar’s wife desires him and she begins to pressure him to go to bed with her. And this goes on and on and on until one time she corners him, and he speaks, “I can’t. Like cannot…I cannot sin against God. I cannot sin against Pharaoh. Everything that Pharaoh owns I am in charge of, except for you. I can’t do this.” And she continues to press him until he has to flee away from her, leaving his cloak. And she’s at this point in a no-win situation. Now she has some of Joseph’s clothes and there’s some sort of story going to be told. So, she jumps out in front of it and concocts the story that Joseph actually made advances toward her which is likely to get and any red-blooded husband upset. And, so, the next thing we know Joseph is thrown into the dungeon into prison. This is not fair. And if there were opportunity to have the sense that you had reached the lowest point of your life, I guess the dungeon qualifies as a good place to consider that. But instead, Joseph receives favor and again his administrative leadership in short order puts him in charge of the prison. I mean, there’s a prison warden. But Joseph does such a good job by proxy he’s in charge. Before too long there are two officials, the chief baker and the cupbearer to the king and their thrown into prison because they’ve angered the king in some sort of way. They have dreams. Joseph interprets the dreams. The dreams come true. One of them, the baker is executed, and the cupbearer is restored to his position where he promptly forgets all about Joseph. This is not fair. Two more years go by. That is not fair. And then Pharaoh has a couple of dreams that can’t be interpreted and that’s when the cupbearer remembers Joseph. And then Joseph is brought from…after years…years in the dungeon…is told to take a bath and shave and get looking nice because you’re going to see the king. And he does and Pharaoh says I hear you can interpret dreams. And Joseph says only God can do this. And we’ll have to wait until tomorrow to see if…like what other unfair thing needs to happen to Joseph. This guy has been dealt a bad hand. But at this point we should be able to look at storing and go, man how would I…how…I can’t even imagine this scenario but how would I react? At what point in this story would I begin to say this is not fair God, where are you? And then the story starts sounding familiar because we would all have that tipping point. What’s interesting is that that’s not the way that this story goes. That not Joseph’s reaction to any of this. Rather than being angry at God Joseph seems to be holding on for dear life to the only one who could do anything about it. And, so, as we move through our day and reflect back upon this story we can think about our own tipping points and times we’ve raised our fists and shaken them at the sky, saying where are you. And we will continue to move through and examine the story of Joseph tomorrow.

Prayer:

Father, we thank You for Your word and we thank You for another day of life and the opportunity to allow the Scriptures to seep into our minds and down into our hearts. And as we allow the story of Joseph to contrast with our lives and interact with our lives and the things that have made us bitter and things that have made us angry and the things we don’t think are fair and we look at the way that we’ve reacted in those situations, and then contrast that with the story of Joseph and the way that he reacted in those situations we are offered plenty to think about. And, so, we ask Your Holy Spirit to help us enter into this and pray as You continue to sanctify and transform us in the name of Jesus. Amen.

Announcements:

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But whether using the web or using the app you can find things like the Daily Audio Bible shop or the community section, which provides all the different links to the different social media channels that we participate on and the Prayer Wall. The Prayer Wall lives there in the Community section. And that is always available to us whether we are praying for one another or whether we are reaching out for brothers and sisters to shoulder the load if we’re carrying these burdens of anxiety or depression or any of the things that we face and the ups and downs of life in a year. We don’t have to do that alone. We’re not even supposed to do that alone. And the Prayer Wall while is a great place to reach out. So, certainly check that out.

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And if you have a prayer request or encouragement you can hit the Hotline button in the app or you can dial 877-942-4253.

And that’s it for today. I’m Brian I love you and I’ll be waiting for you here tomorrow.

Community Prayer and Praise:

Hi this is Simone. This is Simone calling in from Houston and just wanted to call in and pray for everyone listening. First year with you guys and I’m also double DABbing and I’m just so inspired. At first, I just wanted to pray. Father God on this morning I just wanted to lift you up. God, I ask that you would search my heart and anything that’s in it that’s not like You I ask for forgiveness for. Look God I just wanted to give you the honor and the glory and the praise for my life and for everyone listening. Lord in this year I’ve made a commitment to just walk with You and do and live and be better. And God I thank You right now that even on the things that I need to work in on my life that You walk alongside me Lord God, that You coach me and You teach me. Teach me how to be more like You. That is the desire of my heart and I pray for everyone listening that that's…that’s one of their desires as well. Lord God I just thank You for life and for grace and I thank You for how far I’ve come in my journey as someone that has struggled with depression, that…that fights depression and deals with suicidal ideations and thoughts. And I just thank You God that You are a healer. You are a Jehovah Rapha Jehovah Jireh. You are everything that we need. And I thank You that in this season we will all look to You for strength Lord God. We will lean on You for the help that we need. God help me to encourage and pray for and be there for others and we just thank You for life and strength. And I just want to bless Your holy name. It’s in Jesus power and wisdom and strength I pray this prayer. Amen.

Hello everybody this is Eddie from Las Vegas. I’m calling about a request that I just heard from Tammy. She’s fasting from Facebook. And Tammy I just want to tell you, you know, those struggles that you’ve been having, you know, it sounds like you’re going through a lot. And, you know, I praise God that you’re in remission, you know, and you’re having to take care of your husband and all these things that you’re dealing with, you know, the anxiety depression, all that kind of stuff. Sister you don’t have to walk through that alone anymore. I just want you to know that you are worthy of everything that God has for you, that He loves you and He’s with you and He’s for you. And He will never fail you. Everything that you’ve had to walk through in the past. When I heard that…that you were taking care of your husband all those years and everything, I…I thought to myself, my God, you know, she had to walk through all that without you Jesus and now that you are saved, He’s walking with you through it and He loves you. So, take courage sister and, you know, just remember that…that you are not alone. He loves you and He is your strength, He’s your song, He’s your victory. You know, you are no longer bound to anything that the devil might throw at you, you know. Those chains are broken. The darkness has to flee in their light of Jesus. It cannot stand, it will not stand in the presence of God. So, just take heart and hold on to that truth that Jesus is with you, and He will carry you through everything. You know, everything that you go through you won’t go through alone. So, praise God. Be encouraged sister. Love you.

Hey DAB family this is your sister Ashley from California and I wanted to come on here and pray for the sweet sister at the end of the January 14th post. My sweet sister who has recovered from cancer, but it is now on the journey of growing a family. My heart breaks for you and I want to encourage you as I admire your humility. You’re heeding the verse of wisdom as you’re asking for prayer and discernment. I am asking our loving advocate Jesus to grant you and your husband the wisdom, strength, and encouragement to follow the path of the Holy Spirit leads you to. I want to leave you with this scripture. Those who sow would tears will reap with songs of joy - Psalms 126 verse 5. I am praying for your joyful harvest. And family I just want to ask you for prayer too because I got COVID but God has graciously been helping me get better. And I just want to ask you family to please pray for my dad Doug as he is not…as he now has it and he has pre-existing medical conditions. Like, he had strokes and all that jazz. So please pray for that but I also I just want to thank God for the super natural Holy Ghost power he infused my mom Heather with to take care of the household of eight while my brother, sister, and myself had been sick. So, I am praying for everybody out there who has gotten COVID. It is different for everybody, but man alive it is not something to be trifled with. So, I am praying for our world out there and let’s just pray for them too. Alright DAB family. I love you and I’m glad to be on the up and up. Bye.

Daily Audio Bible family this is grandma and Nikki. I am in desperate need of prayers for healing. I have bronchitis and I’ve had it since New Year’s Eve and I also have COPD which is making this even more difficult. It makes it hard to breathe and hard to talk and I desperately need healing from Jesus. Please, please pray for me. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

This is Marissa in southern Ohio and this message is for Remorseful Sinner. I wanted to offer you a special kind of prayer that you can participate in if you’d like to. So, just feel free to repeat after me and anywhere where I say my boyfriend you can just insert your boyfriend’s name there. So, in the name of Jesus I renounce all authority I gave to my boyfriend and to the occult when I decided to get involved with witchcraft. I renounce any known or unknown covenant agreement or commitment that I made with him or anything dealing with the occult. I renounce every spoken incantation, spell, agreement or prayer that was stated. I take back all authority I lost as a result of these things. I break any curse that came on my finances that came as the result of paying for anything that had to do with the occult. In the name of Jesus, I renounce every sexual, spiritual or soul binding with my boyfriend which resulted from me sharing my body with him. I now take back all authority I gave to him. In the name of Jesus, I renounce fear that came into my life when all of this situation started happening. I take back all authority that I submitted to fear. In the name of Jesus, I renounce all bindings of hatred, bitterness, resentment, or anger that I have against him or myself for this specific situation. I take back all the authority I have submitted to hatred, bitterness, anger, and unforgiveness. Today I make a choice to forgive myself. From the depths of my heart, I forgive myself and I bless myself and I declare this issue is finished and my life from this day forward. And I really believe there is power in Jesus’ name. I mean we have to believe that. Why are we listening to the Bible if we don’t believe that? So, I encourage you and I just bless you in the name of Jesus.

1/18/2022 DAB Transcript

Genesis 37:1-38:30, Matthew 12:22-45, Psalm 16:1-11, Proverbs 3:27-32

Today is the 18th day of January, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible, I’m Brian and it’s great to be here with you, like it is every day around the Global Campfire together, a nice place to keep warm as we move through the winter months at least those of us who live in the northern hemisphere and those of you in the southern hemisphere who are experiencing summertime what’s summer without a good campfire? So, it is great to be here wherever you may be, I’m just here in the rolling hills of Tennessee and let’s dive in today. We will pick up where we left off yesterday. We have been traveling alongside Jacob, whose name is now Israel and his family, the children of Israel. And as we enter our reading today, we’re going to zoom in even further and focus on one of those children of Israel and his name is Joseph and the Bible will have us zooming in on Joseph’s life for a while. So, let’s dive in, Genesis chapters 37 and 38 today.

Commentary:

Okay so, in the book of Genesis, we are entering the story of Joseph, one of the children of Israel or Jacob, his beloved son, his favored son. If you remember Jacob’s story right, he gets married to two sisters and there’s a lot of conniving and trickery going on but the woman that he truly loves is Rachel and for the longest time she had no children, she was barren. Joseph was born to Jacob and Rachel. He loved this boy; he favored this boy and the rest of his sons knew it and there was a lot of animosity there. So, we’re meeting Joseph while he’s like a young teenage boy and we will be following Joseph’s story all the way through his life to his death. But as we begin the story, we can see that Joseph is acting like a teenage boy right, he as these big dreams, he’s kind of arrogant about it. He knows he’s the favored son, probably because of the circumstances, has a pretty big chip on his shoulder. We’re just entering into the story and we heard about the special coat of many colors that he has but even in the first day of reading through this story some pivotal tragic things happen to Joseph. He’s in search of his brothers to find out how they’re doing with the livestock and report back to his father, his brothers see him coming and they decide he should die, they should kill him. They’re not all in complete unity about this but the majority wants to kill him and then they figure they shouldn’t just kill him; they should just throw him into a well to die and all this. As it turns out though what they do is not to kill him, but rather to traffic him, so he is sold to some Ishmaelite traders and then he is taken to Egypt, which is not an insignificant journey, where he is subsequently marketed and resold to another person, Potiphar, the captain of the guard for Pharaoh. So, there’s a whole lot of twists and turns in this story before us, but where we sit right now, we could probably all agree that no matter the arrogance of Joseph, it’s probably not fair that he was human trafficked by his own family. So, we have to imagine this sheltered boy who is favored by his father, who had a really good life out in front of them with plenty of authority and plenty of resources. So, he’s protected and feels like he knows everything and he’s just a teenage guy untested. The next thing we know he is in Egypt being sold as a slave so, his world has gotten rocked and he would have to be dealing with the emotions of being betrayed by your family, by your brothers, a total sense of shock. He’s in a land he’s never been to before and his station in life is gone from freedom to slavery and he’s just a young kid to process all of this by himself. So, what we’re being invited to do through this story is to watch Joseph, to watch the way he conducts himself and believe me when we do that, this story becomes a mirror so, we have a lot to learn from Joseph in the days ahead.

Prayer:

Father, we thank You for the Scriptures. We thank You for Your word, we thank You that we can immerse ourselves in it each and every day together. We thank You for this Community. That we can do this, that we can take this journey through a year and through the Scriptures. But even if we did that as an exercise without opening our hearts to what the Scriptures are telling us and opening our hearts to surrendering to You and Your leadership in our lives, we will have simply systematically read a big book. And so, we’re asking come, Holy Spirit, lead us into all truth. And as we engage with the stories that we’re in right now, the story of Joseph, open our hearts as we open the Scriptures. We pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

Announcements:

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And as always if you have a prayer request or encouragement, you can hit the Hotline button in the app or you can dial 877-942-4253.

And that’s it for today, I’m Brian, I love you and I’ll be waiting for you here tomorrow.

Prayer and Encouragements:

Hello, this is Michael Gene Elmore aka The Greatest Trucker. And that’s my identity but my identity has been stolen and quite literally. I’ve been a trucker for a long time and I hauled heavy equipment out of Oregon, the West Coast, hauled it into Canada quite a bit. And I felt like I needed to carry a lot of ID and so I did and carried my ID around with me. And I carried it in a backpack, kept it close to me. And the other day I flew into Phoenix and they picked me up and brought me to where the truck was and just before we went there, we stopped in this little place to get something to eat and while we were in there the truck was stolen, the pick-up the guy that picked me up at the airport, his pick-up was stolen. And long story short, they got the pick-up back but they got my back pack with all my identity on me: social security card, passport, driver physical card in there, I had all this identity, even had my birth certificate in there. So, my identity was stolen. It’s almost as if I feel like now, I don’t know what it means. The devil knows who I am as if he didn’t ever before. So, I ask you to pray for me for whatever this means, my identity to be in Christ and for it to not matter, what my identity is stolen and out there.

Hi, my name is Jesse, I’m in New Jersey. And this is my second year trying the DAB. I didn’t make it through the Bible last year and I thought I should start over. So, I started over and I’m actually keeping up, which is cool. I’m a pretty new Christian and God’s putting me through a season of hardship right now and I’m struggling. And I’m praying and I’m doing what I can but I need some prayers. I’m going through some financial hardship and I’m struggling and I need some prayers. I’m having a really difficult time. And I have a wife, I have a daughter, they’re incredible people but I’m struggling and guys I’m a sinner. I struggle with, I struggle with a  lot of things. And I’m trying to work through it and I’m repenting each day, I’m trying. But I’m struggling. I love the DAB, I love the DAB family, I love this but I just need prayers because I’m really, really struggling. Thanks everyone. Love you DAB family.

Hey my name is Eric. I’m calling from Tampa, Florida. I’ve been listening to the Daily Audio Bible podcast on and off for a number of years and this is the first year that I am consistently listening. Sometimes I miss a day or two but I go back and I continue on the journey and I’m really grateful for it. I’m calling for prayer for two reasons. One, my dad, he’s been in the hospital in ICU for the past few days and we’re really hopeful that he’s gonna come out of this. He is a believer you know, we’re just hoping that he gets the strength to fight. And the second reason for the call is, you know, I’ve struggled for over 20 years with heavy depression and alcoholism. I’m 41 and I’m just so tired of the cycle of defeat and I really want to overcome this so I can fulfill my purpose, right. So, yeah, if you guys could lift us up. My name is Eric my dad’s name is Angelos. Pray for the Crews family and prayers for all of those that are struggling in similar ways. And pray that we find a community of people that can inspire us and encourage us to move forward and to fight the good fight and to do so with unity and love. And so, I really appreciate it, thank you so much. Praise and Peace, Love and Life. Bless up. Thank you.

Hi Daily Audio Bible family, my name is Larissa, I’m in the UK. I’m new to the community, I’m new to Christianity but I, there’s a faith in my life and I’m hoping that this year I will, I will fill it with faith. So, I’m calling today for a prayer request for myself because I’m 26 and I’m going through some medical challenges at the moment. And I’ve had an appointment today which kind of really threw me. And having lots of tests and it’s all moving very quickly. So, I’m feeling really blessed to live in the UK where it’s all free. But yeah, I’m just struggling a bit. So, if you could pray, I would have the strength to carry on with all these tests and investigations and not lose faith while doing it and that the outcome would be positive, that would be great. Thank you so much.

Hi ya’ll, this is Taken With Love from Louisiana. This call goes out to Western Wyoming Woman. Girl, you just touched my heart just now by listening to your plea going to see your mom. You know girl, when your mom is gonna be gone into eternity, she’s gonna be gone. So, you are doing the most awesome thing to travel across the country to go and bring accolades and honor and just celebrate your mom, this really touches me. I lost my mom five years ago. And I would, anything, anything thing to have her sitting right here with me so I could tell her how wonderful she was. Oh, did she have faults? Yes, we all do and I remember all of my faults. It’s hard to be a mom but I think it’s such a picture of how God loves us. He forgets our past, remember He cast it into the sea of forgetfulness and He redeems us and you have the opportunity to redeem your relationship with your mom and this is gonna catapult her into eternity. Have that hard conversation with her while you’re there of knowing Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior, but it won’t be hard because the Holy Spirit will be with you. I’ma be praying for you that you’re gonna come back with a great report of all the celebration and all the good things that God did, not only inside of your mom, but inside of you. God bless you girl, I’m praying for you.

01/17/2022 DAB Transcript

Genesis 35:1-36:43, Matthew 12:1-21, Psalms 15:1-5, Proverbs 3:21-26

Today is the 17th day of January welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I’m Brian it’s great to be here with you today as we gather in our little oasis around the Global Campfire to take the next step forward in the Scriptures. In the book of Genesis, we are in the third generation after Abraham. There was Abraham then there’s Isaac, and now we are surrounding ourselves with the drama that surrounds Jacob, whose name has become Israel. And Jacob and his wives are having a family. They’re having children, and those are the famous children of Israel. So, let’s dive in. We’re reading from the New Living Translation this week. Genesis chapters 35 and 36 today.

Commentary:

Okay. So, today in the book of Genesis we read a lot of names, a lot of people spreading out into a lot of territories, the descendants of Esau. And we’ve been working really since last week to sort of connect the dots to the story that we’re telling because all of these names, and all of the places that they go to and the things that they do can become confusing so that we don’t really know what we’re talking about anymore, the significance. And we spent probably enough time over the last few days saying Abraham, right, Abram turns to Abraham who has son of promise named Isaac. He had also had another son with Hagar the maidservant of Sarah named Ishmael. Isaac married Rebekah and they had twin boys, Jacob and Esau. It was Esau’s descendants that we read of today. Jacob also has descendants. We’ve been reading about their births for days. Jacob was married to Rachel and Leah, sisters. They and their maidservants have been having children into the family of Jacob, whose name has turned to Israel. And, so, these children are the children of Israel. We spent today learning of the children of Esau. So, Jacobs children are the children of Israel, and Esau’s children are the Edomites, brothers, family. But we’ll see that they don’t stay family. And as the generations go by the Edomites and the Israelites are not friendly nations. In today’s reading Isaac dies as does Rachel, the beloved wife of Jacob, also known as Israel. And, so, we have now been able to see the generations of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. And Jacob or Israel’s children become the 12 tribes, each son a tribe of its own, the 12 tribes of Israel. So, I know when you’re just reading the narrative it can get confusing about who’s who and who belongs to who and where did they go and why did they go there and all of this. If we remember we’re following a big long family story it certainly keeps us locked into the story that we’re reading, but understanding this origin story helps us when we get many, many, many generations into the future. When we have all brand-new names and all kinds of new things going on we can remember we are still telling this…this big family story that begins with the patriarchs - Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

And then we turn into the book of Psalms, and we see the instructions for the orientation of life. And so often this happens. It’s encapsulated, something that we can hold onto, something that we can live into and become. So, the…the question that is asked. Actually, there’s two questions in the Psalms. “Who may worship in your sanctuary Lord? Who may enter your presence on your holy hill?” So, who can do that? Who enters the presence of the Lord? As Christians we could answer from that perspective and say, “those who are in Christ.” And I believe that. But that is through the righteousness of Jesus, not our own. In the Psalms we are…this question is being asked way before…way before the New Testament was ever written way before Jesus came. So David, here’s referring to the person that can enter into the temple complex, who can come and worship, who is it that can come into the Lord’s presence? And the answer is given, “those who lead blameless lives and do what is right, speaking the truth from sincere hearts. Those who refuse to gossip or harm their neighbors or speak evil of their friends. Those who despise flagrant sinners and honor the faithful followers of the Lord and keep their promises even when it hurts. Those who lend money without charging interest and who cannot be bribed to lie about the innocent. Such people will stand firm forever.” This Psalm is thousands of years old, and its truth is still very much intact. This is the posture of heart. This is the posture to come into the Lord’s presence with worship. And although this was written long before Jesus entered the world and grew up and had a ministry on this earth redeeming us this is also reflective of the way that Jesus lived. And we who are believers are to imitate Christ. That is also known as being Christ like. And, so, let’s meditate upon these things today inviting the Holy Spirit to reveal to us. Because some of these things we probably are actually doing well at and other things we need an adjustment. And we find out where we can be divided and where we can be double minded and where things can begin to break down as the Bible comes to us as a friend speaking truth right into our hearts.

Prayer:

Holy Spirit, we invite You into this. This is how our lives are to look. But this is how we want our lives to look. We want to lead blameless lives. We want to do what’s right. We want to speak the truth from sincere hearts. We want to ignore and refuse to participate in gossip or harm our neighbors or speak evil of our friends. We want these things, and yet the more we attempt in our own strength to by brute force be this kind of person the more we realize the impossibility without the leading of Your Holy Spirit. This is possible through Your grace and mercy and guidance and clarity and comfort in our lives. It is not possible in our own strength. And, so, our part is to surrender and not be triggered by anything but the prompting of Your Spirit who will only trigger us in the right direction. So, come Holy Spirit into this we pray. In the name of Jesus, we ask. Amen.

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And that’s it for today. I’m Brian I love you and I’ll be waiting for you here tomorrow.

Community Prayer and Praise:

Good morning my name is Haley I’m calling or leaving a message on Daily Audio Bible to say thank you so much to Brian and his ministry team and to everyone who leaves prayers on here. I was a bit nervous about leaving a message because it’s my first time, but I just want to say thank you so much. It moves my heart and literally had tears welling up in my eyes listening to everyone praying and leaving messages for each other and listening to the scriptures as well. I want to say thank you to my friend Kevin. I hope he gets to hear that one day because he always encourages me to read scriptures and encourages…encouraged me to listen to Daily Audio Bible as well. But it’s amazing because hearing the scriptures and hearing the word changes…can change your life and has definitely changed mine, just diving into God and His presence and feeling…and knowing him more, knowing His heart and His heart for His people and how much He loves us all. And I just encourage anyone today to just keep on pressing into God and keep on seeking His voice. And when you’re going through something whatever it may be I just pray for everyone, that everyone will feel His peace and His love in Jesus’…

Good morning DAB family this is Just James. I’m so encouraged every morning as I listen to this and…and hearing Brian read the word. And just I couldn’t help but call in this morning because it seemed like some of the testimonies and stories that…that…that you all are sharing each…each day is like so lining up with what’s going on in my family. And the first today a man called in about his wife and my mom’s going through the same exact thing with being overstressed and…and…and they had to put her into a…a psychiatric rehab place to…to get her restored back from the stress. So, please keep her in prayer for that. And also, my daughter, going through things with her boyfriend. And it’s so similar to the testimonies that are being called in and just pray that she may…right now she’s seeking to better understand what it means to be a believer. And just pray that God will open up her heart and my…my grandchildren as well. And the third thing is, pray for the Bible study that…that we had done for so many years while incarcerated that we've…we’ve begun doing it out here and are sharing the things of the Kingdom with the brothers out here so they can grow and be strong men of God within their families and just walk in the ways of the Lord and the fellowship of His grace and suffering. And I just love each and every one of you. And it’s so good to be able to come and join in this family every morning and…and share all with brothers and sisters all over the planet. I love y'all. Talk to y'all later. Bye.

High dab family this is Janine from Washington and I wanted to say a prayer for Dave, pastor Dave from Dover DE that called in today on January 13th. I do know a little bit about the struggles of being a pastor. I…my grandpa was a pastor, my brother, my uncle, etc. So, I’ve seen the challenges and…and have a real heart for pastors. So, Lord I just want to lift up Dave and his family to you right now. God would just provide for all their needs. First off, I pray for their finances, personally and for the church Lord that You would just open up Your heavens and pour out a blessing on them Father. Would You just provide for every need? Would You playing money from unexpected places God? Would You just show Yourself strong on Dave’s behalf and his church and his family God? And would You also just protect Dave and his family and his church from attacks of the enemy. God, I know in the end times the enemy is…is…is on the warpath, but we know You are greater God. Greater is he that is in You than he that is in the world Lord. So, we just pray against any attacks of the enemy and just pray a hedge of protection around him and his family and his church Father. I also want to lift up just his physical health and his family, just keep them physically healthy, pray for Dave’s emotional health Lord. Just be his strength Lord. Just daily just give him that emotional strength he needs to make it every day every minute every hour of every day God. So, Lord I just thank You so much for the calling that You’ve given Dave. And, so, I just pray that he would walk worthy of that calling and that You would just bless his ministry God. I pray that it would prosper. I pray You’d bring in the people to his church that…that You want Lord. So, Lord we just commit him to You now in the name of Jesus. Amen.

Hey brothers and sisters of the DAB this is Patrick from Seattle and I have a very needed and heartfelt prayer request for you if you have time. The last couple of years have caused an incredible insurmountable amount of stress for my wife. I am bold and courageous in my faith in that I’m going to be able to do what I can to glorify God and His name through all of these difficulties we keep encountering; however, my wife is falling away from the faith and literally making herself sick, physically sick with worry. She hasn’t been able to eat and is having horrific abdominal pains and digestive issues and her hair is falling out and emotionally she’s falling apart and the breaks my heart to see it. And when I ask her to pray with me for resolution she won’t or can’t. Her name is Michelle and again my name is Patrick. And if you could, your prayers for her comfort would be appreciated and for eyes to be opened and her ears to hear the truth and to come back to God first and then hopefully me afterwards as well. Thank you. I love you all.

Hello, my wonderful DAB family this is Rosie also known as Great to be Free in Jesus. Please pray for me and my family. I’ve been sick a lot the last few months and I think part of the reason is because I’ve lost five family members in three months. First, I lost my stepson then I lost my brother, then I lost my brothers oldest daughter, then I lost…my stepchildren lost their biological mother, and then I lost my daughter in law. Please pray that there will be no more death in the family and pray that I will start getting better because I think I’m just kind of devastated over all these losses. And I would really appreciate your prayers. I really appreciate the DAB. I love my wonderful DAB family and I thank you for all the encouragement that you’ve given me and the people who have called in and prayed for me. I really do appreciate it and all those who pray for me even if they didn’t call in. I love you guys. God bless you. Bye.

1/16/2022 DAB Transcript

Genesis 32:13-34:31, Matthew 11:7-30, Psalm 14:1-7, Proverbs 3:19-20

Today is the 16th day of January, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian. It is wonderful to be here with you today as well, as we reach out and grab the doorknob and throw open the threshold and walk into a brand-new shiny sparkly week and this is the third time that we’ve been able to greet a brand-new week, in this sparkly brand-new year. So, let’s take the next right step forward, which will lead us back into the Scriptures. We will read from the New Living Translation this week and we’ll do what we do every day, pick up where we left off yesterday. In Genesis, Jacob has finally dealt with the Laban, his uncle, and that separation is final. He’s on his way back to his homeland. But he’s got a brother out in front of him and the last time they were around each other, this brother, named Esau wanted Jacob dead because of all the trickery. And Jacob has been informed that his brother Esau is on his way to greet him with 400 men and whether or not that’s a good or a bad thing, well let’s find out, Genesis chapter 32 verse 13 through 34 verse 31.

Commentary:

Okay so, in our time in the book of Genesis today a pretty pivotal thing happens. Jacob gets a name change, after an all-night wrestling match and his name becomes Israel, which means one who wrestles with God and in so many ways that is a theme that we will see over and over and over. So, basically Jacob was returning to his homeland, knew that his brother Esau was there, knew that there was a tremendous amount of animosity between Esau and Jacob when he had left, in fact Esau wanted to kill Jacob. So, it’s been a couple of decades and nobody is the same as they were a couple of decades ago, so a lot has changed but he doesn’t really know how Esau is gonna react and he’s coming with 400 men so he pretty much does everything that he can think of to do to give himself some kind of defensive posture and he starts sending gifts of animals in front of him so that, as Esau encounters this train basically of gifts coming his way before he meets Esau, that Esau will understand that Jacob is coming in peace, that Jacob is coming humbly and Jacob does what he can to protect his wives and children, and his possessions. And then he spends the night alone when this wrestling match happens and there has been a very, very long running, like centuries long-running discussion about who Jacob was actually wrestling with, was this just some random guy that wanted to have a long wrestling match, was this Esau his brother or was this God because, based on the text alone you could think any of those three things. So, the Scripture says, a man came and wrestled with him until the dawn began to break. When the man saw that he would not win the match he touched Jacob’s hip and wrenched it out a socket and then the man said let me go. The dawn is breaking and Jacob says no I’m not gonna let you go unless you bless me. That’s a clue right there though because Jacob had stolen right, he went through deception and taken the blessing of his father, Isaac, that was intended for Esau. So, you can see Jacob holding onto this person for this blessing, if it’s his brother in an attempt to make things right between them. But this blessing that gets offered includes a name change, which is something that God initiated with Abram, changing his name to Abraham. So, in the text for us watching it we would like who is this and then Jacob asked the important question, tell me your name. But the person replies, why do you want to know my name and then he blesses Jacob so, we don’t get to know the name but then Jacob names the place where this wrestling match happen Peniel, which means face of God. Jacob says I have seen God face-to-face, yet my life has been spared. So, we can’t really say for certain, with whom this wrestling match is taking place, but it’s a pivotal moment because this is when Jacob becomes Israel, and this is the first time for us to have this kind of reference. So, now we know Jacob’s children, Israel’s children, are the children of Israel and that is important because as we’ve already mentioned previously, it is their story that we are reading.

Prayer:

And so, Father, we thank You for Your word and we thank You for the Scriptures. Thank You for all that we can learn and glean and orient ourselves toward as we move systematically day-by-day, step-by-step through the Scriptures. We are grateful for that; we are grateful for this brand-new week that we have entered. We humble ourselves before You and ask for Your leadership and Your comfort and Your counsel and we pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen.

Prayer and Encouragements:

Hi this is Ivy from Missouri. The last time I called in was last year. I don’t even know where to start, I just feel like my life is going nowhere. And I believe in Lord Jesus Christ, I know He lives in me but it just seems like maybe it’s the winter, maybe it’s my situation but since my husband has passed almost two years ago, I just feel like I’m so alone and I’ve got four beautiful children but I feel like I’m the only one that professes my belief in Christ. They used to but they don’t anymore. I especially need to know how to handle my daughter Veronica, who is such a lover of animals sometimes it just gets in our ways of being loving to each other. And please Lord I just pray that you would help her too. Understand that I do love her, I don’t know what I’m trying to say I just know that I need some help here in knowing how to go on loving them and letting them know that Jesus loves them too. Just pray for me please. Lord Jesus, thank You for this program Amen.

Hi DAB fam this is Asia from the City of Angels. And I do want to report that this has been my first year with the Daily Audio Bible and I just want to thank the Harding family so much for this platform. Thank you, Brian. Thank you, Jill. Thank you, China. Thank you, Ezekiel. Thank you for all of your contributions as a family to spreading the word of God and drawing people near to Him through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. So, thank you so much, this has been definitely life-changing for myself and I recently asked my daughter if she’d be interested to start listening as well. And she started listening this year. So, I just pray that it feeds into her like it has so many of us. But that’s actually not really why I’m calling and actually calling to covet your prayers for a young man out here as I’m sure you all know and see that Los Angeles, we have so many homeless people, like many other cities but I think we have more than most other cities. We have thousands upon thousands at least 80 maybe 100,000 homeless people at any given time. And there’s a young man I recently saw sitting down in front of the 99-cent store and honestly it was last Sunday and the Lord provoked me to speak with him. So, I sat down and talked with him and his name is Cyrus, he’s 25 years old. He knows the Lord. He just feels completely abandoned by Him. He’s angry. So please pray for him. His name is Cyrus. Thank you. God bless you all.

Happy New Year! May 2022 be the greatest year and with God it will be. I can say, life if wonderful. February the 19th I will be 86 years old living life more abundantly. May the blessings to the Harding family be great and all involved in making this wonderful platform. I’m retired now for 30 years. I listen to all…all programs; the chronological order, Proverbs, Psalms, Ezekiel, oh and definitely the DAB. This is Dorothy Jean from Fort Worth, Texas. Love you much and may God’s blessings continue in your life. Love you much, bye. Love Ezekiel’s goodbyes.

Hello everyone, this is Rob from Grand Forks, British Columbia Canada on January 11th. I’m new to the Daily Audio Bible on January 1. My dear wife passed away from a sudden heart attack five years ago. And the first year I was in a fog and just going through the motions. Part-way into the second year God helped my realize that I was coasting spiritually and while I was going to and serving in my church each week, I had no quiet time or devotional so I just got myself a read-through the Bible in a year outline and committed myself to do that and after about a month I knew God was working in my life because there was a piece that was unexplainable. I remember finishing my devotions in the sunshine on my friends’ steps one Spring Sunday, there was just enough time to shower and get to church and I said, God, one more thing, I sometimes feel I’m in a swirly and as I go to grab on to something it is already gone and then I’m not accomplishing anything. So, I’m just gonna trust that you will put prominently on my brain what you want me to do and unless it’s against Your word or in some way wacked I’ll know it’s from You. Then a thought hit my brain hard as I stood up. You should wash the dog. I objected, I don’t have time to wash the dog, I don’t want to wash the dog and I’m sure he doesn’t want a bath. But what did I just pray? Bathing the dog wasn’t unbiblical and while it was odd it wasn’t wacked. So, I called the, our dog Banjo and he jumped in on his own but he sure was anxious to get out. After about five minutes of wrestling with him I got a little frustrated and turning back parallel to the tub and said Banjo, just stand there, relax. Do what I ask you to do and I’ll do the rest. It was as if God said, hello. It was the best sermon I had that year. God continues to be faithful in my journey as I move from healing to being prepared for a new relationship. And I’ve been encouraged by the many reminders I’ve already had in just the short time with the DAB family that God is good, He is faithful, that He is greater and He will provide.

Hello, my name is Julie and I’m a first-time caller. Today is the 11th of January and this time last year I started my journey on the Daily Audio Bible and it has been amazing. I’m just so grateful for the fact that I’ve been able to read or listen to the Bible from the beginning to the end for the first time in my life. So, I just called to say thank you Brian for everything you do, thank you for the way you break down the word in bite size pieces for me to understand. Thank you, thank you, thank you, and I really do appreciate this family. My kids also listen to Ezekiel and yes, I love this Community. Thank you, thank you, thank you. And if there is anybody out there who is starting and don’t think they can do it, I just want to encourage you that you can do it, with God you can do it.  

01/15/2022 DAB Transcript

Genesis 31:17-32:12, Matthew 10:24-11:6, Psalms 13:1-6, Proverbs 3:16-18

Today is the 15th day of January welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I am Brian it is wonderful to be here with you today. This I guess is about as close to the center of the month as we’re gonna get, like today and tomorrow. We’ve got 31 days in this month so I guess technically halfway through tomorrow’s reading will be the dead center of the month, but here we are approaching the middle of our first month on our journey through the Bible this year. We have been reading from the Christian Standard Bible this week, which is what we’ll do today. Super high drama in the book of Genesis. Jacob has decided to leave his uncle Laban with his wives and his family and his wealth and his riches and he’s trying to do it covertly so that there isn’t a bunch of family drama, the kind of drama that could potentially end up with bloodshed. So, let’s dive in and find out what happens. Genesis chapter 31 verse 17 through 32 verse 12.

Prayer:

Father, we thank You for the Scriptures. We thank You for the way that they work themselves into our minds and seek their way into our hearts. We thank You that they give us context, context for what the stories are about but context for our lives. They…they shape us, they transform us and we are grateful that through the power of Your Holy Spirit You will lead us into all truth, which is promised in the Scriptures. And, so, as we bring a week to a close, we heed and pay attention to what the Proverbs are telling us. Speaking of wisdom, “long life is in her right hand. In her left riches and honor. Her ways are pleasant and all her paths peaceful.” We all will seek this. These are some of the primary motivators for what we do in our lives. Although we have made so many missteps because we have blown right through an intersection, some kind of crossroads in our lives and never even thought of wisdom as a category. But we do now, and we are seeking wisdom. “She is a tree of life to those who embrace her. And those who hold onto her are happy.” That’s who we want to be. And the first step in deciding that is who we want to be. And the second step is to walk intentionally without stopping in that direction. And that part, we can’t do on our own. We need You to lead us. Our part is to be aware and paying attention. And even in that we need Your help. We are hopelessly and utterly dependent upon You, and there is so much freedom and safety in that. And, so, come Holy Spirit and led us we pray. In the name of Jesus, we ask. Amen.

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And that’s it for today. I’m Brian I love you and I’ll be waiting for you here tomorrow.

Community Prayer and Praise:

Hi everyone, it’s Christy from Kentucky I wanted to call today January the 9th Sunday and I had to stop the podcast as soon as I heard remorseful sinners request for us to pray. Sweet child, your transparency moved my heart. God is quick to forgive. The remorse in your voice is so real and we know that you had asked him to forgive you and we thank him in advance for hearing and answering our prayers to know that we are forgiven when we ask for forgiveness for our sins. And we all fall short of the glory of God. When we come to Him humbly on our knees on our face in the quiet times, in those quiet recesses of our life, when we cry out to Him, He is faithful to hear and to answer our prayers. Lord I ask that You bless this sweet child Father God. Give her peace we pray. Father let her find a church that she can be grounded in. Father surround her with brothers and sisters who truly love her who will speak life into her. Father let what has happened in her life turn so that she can speak life into the lives of other women who may walk through the same thing that she has come from. We thank You Lord in advance for using this beautiful woman of God, Your daughter and we thank You Father God for being so merciful to forgive us of our sins. We love You Jesus, and we praise You. In Your precious name we pray. Amen. Remorseful Sinner I pray that you will soon turn that name to Victorious Warrior. We love you so very much. I’m sending you a virtual hug.

Hi my name is Jouanne. I listen every day I’m a second time caller. It’s January 9th and I’m praying for first time caller because I was…I felt like the Holy Spirit told me to. I believe she referred to herself as Remorseful Sinner and I just wanted to encourage her and I want you to be proud of yourself that you threw away your tarot cards and all that demonic stuff and…and God is faithful and just to forgive and he loves you and…and…and once you’re forgiven, once you’re cleansed by the blood of Jesus you don’t have to feel that guilt anymore. Jesus took it all on the cross and if…and if demons are bothering you, put on the armor of God. He is with you. You don’t have to be scared. Rebuke them in the name of Jesus. His…his name is powerful and above all names. And I pray for everyone on the DAB every day after the reading and I pray for you on the Prayer Wall. I would ask that you pray for me. I’m going through something right now that I…I just ask that I come through the other side unharmed and better, that the best outcome may come. I know God has a great plan for me but I have something in mind that I believe will bring Him glory and I pray to God that the outcome of this situation it feels like life or death to me but I also ask that you pray for my family, that they get closer to the Lord, that I get in better fellowship with the Holy Spirit and bring glory to God. And I want to just give all praise to God. And I pray thee all these things in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Good evening DAB family this is Daniel the Wholehearted calling from Maryland. And I recorded call in last week and then for some reason never submitted it and I wanted to call now because you’ve been on my mind. I wanted to pray for Baankeir in India and I wanted to pray for People On the Water I believe in Indiana. Heavenly father I just lift up my brother Baankeir and I just pray that You would touch his heart and that You would just remove any depression and sadness away from him, the desire to take his life Lord, that You would just show him Your love and be an ever…or a real presence in his life at this moment Lord. Lord I pray that You would provide Christian friends and brothers to him to encourage him, to lift him up during this tough time. I pray this in Jesus’ name. I also want to lift up People On the Water. Heavenly Father I pray for People On the Water and just thank You for him opening up and being transparent with the family and just sharing struggles he’s going through Lord. And I pray that You would give him strength and that You would make him bold and help him to see the ways that he’s going to be a witness to others and that he can help strengthen others even in the times where he feels at his weakest. And Lord I also went to lift up Remorseful Sinner who just called in a couple days ago God and I pray that You would help her to seek forgiveness from You and that as she does that she would feel clean and that she would feel forgiven and that You would truly restore her. Lord just thank You for the love for all of us. Even when we screw up, even when we mess up, You’re always there. You’re a loving Father. You…You are happy to take us back. Pray all this in Jesus’ name. Goodbye everybody.

Hello this is Angela I’m calling from Alabama. I’m calling to just mainly state my appreciation for the Daily Audio Bible. It has truly been a godsend and it keeps me daily in God’s word, which we all know is so important. I am incredibly humbled when I hear all the Saints praying for others. And I try to journal on a regular basis everybody’s name that gets lifted up and try to go back and pray for those people as well. I am so thankful for each of you. I do have a prayer request. And my prayer request is for spiritual wisdom and decisions that I need to make at this point in my life. I want only to be in God’s will and only led by Him. I pray for ears to hear and the strength to walk in obedience to God’s perfect will. Thank you so much Daily Audio Bible and all you prayer warriors. God bless each of you. In Jesus’ mighty name. Amen.

Hi y'all this is Western __ Woman just like excited but sad. Going to South Carolina from Wyoming to be with my mom come February the 2nd. Her birthday is the 5th and she’s gonna be 90 years old. Bless her heart. My dad died a year ago and I just want to celebrate her life and…and be with her. My mom was like…growing up was a hard woman, a controlling woman. And gone through a lot of stuff with a step brother which was wrong and always being accused of bad things. It was all my childhood. Ah, shoot. I’m in my 60s. I should put it aside and say OK that was then, and this is now. And this is now. Just wanna honor my mom when I have to…not…I don’t have to…when I arrange a fun party for my mom. She’s gonna turn 90. I wanna bless her. I wanna honor her. I want to be everything I can be for her. It’s hard because there’s a lot of stuff that’s back there but yet…but God. I want to stay focused on God. So, help me. Help me to get through this and I’ll fill you in later. Love y'all. Thank you for letting me talk. Thank you for letting me pray for my mom and for my situation. Help me be strong. Love you all.

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.

Commentary:

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.

Prayer:

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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And as always if you have a prayer request or encouragement you can hit the Hotline button in the app or you can dial 877-942-4253.

And that’s it for today, I’m Brian, I love you and I’ll be waiting for you here tomorrow.

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.  

01/13/2022 DAB Transcript

Genesis 28:1-29:35, Matthew 9:18-38, Psalms 11:1-7, Proverbs 3:11-12

Today is the 13th day of January welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I am Brian it is wonderful to be here with you today as we continue our journey, the journey we’ve really just begun. But if you think, we’ve been on this journey a while, right? Like a lot of stuff has happened in the Bible. We’ve talked about plenty of things in these first 13 days but we’re really just getting started. But there’s only one way to go, and that is forward. And that means the next step forward together. We’re reading from the Christian Standard Bible this week. We’re picking up the story in Genesis where we left off yesterday. Through trickery, Jacob and Rebecca have achieved the family blessing for Jacob kind of cutting Esau out who wants to now kill his brother and his mother Rebekah is like, I can’t lose both of my sons in one day you gotta flee to my brother. So, Jacob’s uncle Laban. And that’s where we pick up the story. Genesis chapters 28 and 29 today.

Commentary:

Okay. So, let’s start in the book of Genesis today because we see some more trickery going in the family. We’ve seen a bunch of trickery. Abraham claimed that Sarah was his sister when he went to big cities, which according to the Scriptures isn’t a lie. It’s the truth. But it’s not the whole truth. And we see Isaac do the same thing with Rebekah to King Abimelech of Gerar. Isaac and Rebekah have twin sons, Jacob and Esau. And Jacob, through trickery, or at least through an ill-fated trade, traded a bowl of stew to Esau in exchange for his birth right. Rebekah later than helps Jacob receive the blessing of the father Isaac before he dies, giving him everything which offends Esau enough to want to kill his brother. So, Jacob has to flee and he fleas to Rebekah’s family where he falls in love with Rachel, the younger daughter of his uncle Laban. He agrees to work for seven years to marry Rachel and when the seven years…seven years…when the seven years are over he finally gets the love of his life, wakes up the next morning only to find out that the woman he’s been with is actually Rachel’s sister, Leah. So, he in effect gets a taste of his own trickery and he agrees to seven more years of labor for Laban in order to marry Rachel, the one that he loves. And, so, we end up today with Jacob being married to two women who are sisters of one another. And you can only imagine what that household was like. Rachel is loved, but she’s unable to conceive. Leah is neglected but she’s having children. These children are very important to the rest of the story. In today’s reading four sons were born from the union between Leah and Jacob, a son named Ruben one named Simeon one named Levi and one named Judah, and these children being born are telling a story of their own. Like I said, one that affects the rest of the Bible. The rest of the story.

Another interesting thing happened in Jacob’s life as he’s fleeing to Paddan-aram to his mother’s family. He has this dream about a stairway to heaven, and he names this place Bethel. The ruins of this place still exist today. You can see it in the promised land films in the Daily Audio Bible Shop, a resource that allows us to visit a lot of biblical places. But the interesting thing about the geography of this area is that it’s very rocky, it’s very __ , it kinda looks like a giant stairway. And, so, what Jacob dreamed is actually rooted in the geography.

Then the let’s go over to Matthew for second. A really famous story, the story of the woman with the issue of blood as it’s known is told today in the book of Matthew. It’s not the last time that we’ll see a story like this. We’re reading Matthew, Mark, and Luke which are the synoptic Gospels, and they share a lot of the same stories. But this story very easily can become a mirror into our own soul. So, the way that this goes is that the story of the woman with the issue of blood wasn’t even really going to be the story. Jesus was on His way to do a totally different thing. One of the Hebrew leaders had come before Jesus and knelt down before Him asking for…like begging for help because his daughter had just died. And he believed that if he…if Jesus would come lay His hands on her, she could live. And, so, Jesus was on His way to this man’s house and the crowds were following along. And it’s among the crowd that was following along that this woman with the issue of blood, she’d been bleeding for 12 years, kinda moved through the crowd and her faith told her if she could just get close enough, that if she could just reach out and touch His clothes that she would be made well. And, so, that’s what she worked to do. And she reached out and touched His clothes and she was made well. But there are a bunch of nuances in this story that really make it riveting. This woman had been bleeding for 12 years. In other gospels we’ll find out that she spent everything she had. Nobody could make her well. Nobody could make her better. As we move forward in the Old Testament we will invariably reach the giving of the law and we will spend lots of time with the laws and statutes that God gives out to form a people. One of the things that is very important in the law is being clean, differentiating between clean and unclean. And there are all kinds of statute about it. This woman, because of her bleeding was on clean, which was supposed to be a regular monthly period of time that would go away. In this woman’s case this had been going on for 12 years. She’s been unclean. And her idea that she could touch the Rabbi Jesus and be healed is beautiful. Truly, it’s beautiful. But anything that she touched would also become unclean, which could be a big problem in the culture. You don’t just walk up to a Hebrew rabbi and make them ritually impure and unclean. It just didn’t bother Jesus that much. He didn’t go crazy and go, “you made me unclean and now I can’t go to God’s presence, and I can’t offer, and I can’t this and I can’t that. And let’s get this woman and shame her even worse.” He just…He just entered into the story. “Have courage daughter”, He said. “Your faith has saved you.” It’s really really interesting how Jesus flies in the face of the traditions around Him. After this woman is healed, He finally continues on His mission to go to this man’s house whose daughter has just died. He arrives at the place, only to find like a professional mourning crew there, which was customary. I mean, they lost their little girl. So, you imagine that there’s going to be grief and sadness and mourning. And often this would be a communal thing. And often there would even be professionals who would come and they would lament and sing songs of lament and cry and wail and make all kinds of noise because this would let all of the neighbors, everybody around the area understand what’s going on. There is grief, there is mourning happening. And Jesus arrives into the midst of all this, and is just basically, “you guys get out of here. Leave” He said, according to the gospel of Matthew “because she’s not dead she’s asleep.” That turned the mourning into laughter and not…in a good way. Like they stopped there mourning and started laughing at Jesus because who is this guy? She’s dead. We know she’s dead. That’s why we’re here. Who is this guy to say she’s just asleep? And, so, Jesus puts everybody outside and goes to the girl and she is raised and restored. And the news of this obviously spreads throughout the region. So, what is it? What is it in you? What is it in your heart that you feel like it’s died, it’s never gonna happen, it’s never gonna work out, it’s time to face the facts? And maybe it is. But what if it’s not? What would happen if we brought this to Jesus again? Maybe we have many many times. But what if we actually heard the words that these people heard? It’s not dead, it’s only asleep. Like what happens in that moment? Does hope arise or does our mourning turn to laughter but not in a good way? In the story that we read from Matthew today, the people stopped mourning and laughed at Jesus. But despite their laughter, they were incorrect. And, so, maybe some of us in our various life circumstances all over the world, maybe some of us can find hope and encouragement, in that .

Prayer:

Jesus, we invite You into that today. We’ve read this story and we confess that often when we think we know how things are they turn out to be a little bit different than what we thought. And we can seek the counsel of a thousand other human beings to give us their perspective, but only You know all things and You know what’s going on. And, so, we cling to You knowing that You are the author of life and You are the author and finisher of our faith. And, so come Holy Spirit we pray. In the name of Jesus we ask. Amen.

Announcements:

dailyaudiobible.com is home base, it is the website, it’s where you find out what’s going on around here. Today is the 13th day of January and it is an anniversary for…for me. It is the anniversary of the…of my mother’s departure. I can remember it very vividly, as if it were yesterday, last week, very recent, and yet today marks the five-year anniversary. That’s actually more surprising to me. It just doesn’t feel like it was that long ago. My…my mom is my mom, right? And I had known her every day of my life. And I mean I still know her, but she passed away five years ago today and she…like my father, he passed away before ministry was even a category that I would even mention with my name in it. But my mom, she saw all that and she was a DABber with us, and she listened every day and we had many a conversation. And, so, I miss my mom. And I try not to insert myself into many of these days. This isn’t about me. I’m here with you on a journey together and we are all students moving forward and trying to learn how to position ourselves in this world and live a God honoring life. And, so, we’re not really here about me, but there are some days, yeah, while reading thinking about my mom. Missing my mom. So, I miss in my mom and…and just telling my community that. I also think about what she knows now and what she has seen and the hope that we will have an interesting conversation in the future. But for now, for those of us who have lost loved ones, whether decades ago or five years ago or in the last year, grief is a real thing, but hope is a real thing too. And what we learn the Scriptures is that there comes a time where death is swallowed up in victory and has no sting anymore. And isn’t it that sting that sticks with us? But we have hope that it will not endure forever. So, anyway. It’s the anniversary of my mother’s passing. I can remember that. I can remember getting the call. I can remember being there and going through that entire day in a blur and then coming back that evening and getting in front of the mic and taking the next step forward no matter what happens and finding comfort in knowing that I wasn’t alone either. None of us are alone and I’m grateful. And enough about that.

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And that’s it for today. I’m Brian I love you and I’ll be waiting for you here tomorrow.

Community Prayer and Praise:

Hi, it’s Jill from London England just finished listening to January the 8th. Brian I just want to say thank you for that was a really insightful commentary on the Old Testament readings today. I've…I’ve always struggled with those stories and trying to make sense of why they’re in the Bible and never really felt I kind of got it. I know understand times are different but why those pressures and why did that get included in scripture. Anyway Lord, I give you thanks for a wider understanding. I want to pray today for all those who feel that turning to some sexual favors for others is the way that they’re being called to…to live for You. Lord let this be a place where we get strength to stand up for what’s right and what’s wrong. Lord I pray for agencies that are working with those who are trafficked, for people in prostitution, for people who feel that the only way out is to marry their children in order that they can feed their family. There are so many things in the world that many of us have no experience of. We don’t know how desperate people can be, but we just pray that will have a better understanding and also individually each one of us will be willing to trust God even in those times where we can’t see a way out, that we’ll trust Him and wait for His answer. Amen.

We make mistakes and poor choices just about every day
pitfalls surround us every step of the way
in fact life is like a minefield we’re surrounded by exploding devices and snares
many cleverly disguised entrapments designed to catch us unawares
and they begin to pull us down even before the negativity clearly begins to show
and without God’s Holy Spirit it’s impossible for us to know which road will lead to life in which way produces pain
which road will lead to destruction in which prayer produces eternal gain
but as we begin to walk by faith instead of by sight
Gods Holy Spirit will show us the wrong from the right
the spirit of discernment enables us to see the trap pitfall and the snare
and even the most cleverly disguised entrapments will all clearly be laid bare
I can even see that straight and narrow path that I’ve heard so much about
enabling me to walk with confidence without fear and doubt
because God is with us, Immanuel no matter where we go
and as our relationship with the father continues to grow
we feed on his word daily and draw closer to him
and he provides a lamp for our path that will never grow dim
father help us to stay on that path and to stay in that light
strengthen us to resist those temptations coming from the left and the right
help us to stay focused and firmly fixed on our goal
help us to reject the world for the sake of our soul

blindtony1016@gmail.com. Like to give a shout out to Drew from the Bay area. Haven’t heard from you lately brother. Hope all is well. And Tito Ramirez. Haven’t heard from you in a while either. Hope your mother improved. And once again Brian in the Hardin family thank you for this wonderful podcast for God’s Holy Spirit to flow. Keep it flowing y'all. Alright. Bye bye.

Hello everyone, and this is Dave from Dover DE and I have been a listener since 2011 and I just wanted to ask for a prayer request. I pastor a small church here at Dover DE and it’s been very rough. Our finances have been month to month. I’ve been attacked myself emotionally, physically. And I’m asking DAB friends if you could just pray for me. Pray for my family as I pray for you every day. This is my first post that I’ve ever recorded but I’m praying for all of you. Love and blessings.

Hi this is for Remorseful Sinner. My name is Joy and I heard you cry out to God and I felt it in my spirit to call, to give you words of wisdom from the most high God, what He says in his word. He says my daughter I hear you and I love you. As I said, and as I continue to say, I have delivered you out of all your troubles. I am near those who have a broken heart and I save those who have a contrite spirit. So, know and trust that despite your many afflictions I, your Lord will deliver you out of all of them. God also says be strong and of good courage and do not be afraid of the enemy for the Lord your God, He is the one who goes with you. He will not leave you nor will He forsake you. He has also said my daughter, He has said he will subdue all your iniquities and it will have cast them out, He will cast your sins out into the depths of the sea. So, know that God values mercy over sacrifice. He’s there with you and He knows that He…He’s always there with you and He wants you to trust in Him. He wants you to abide in him. So, be rest assured that there’s nothing you will ever do that would ever, ever, ever make Him stop loving you. He will deliver you out of this. He has already done it. So just trust in Him. He says to not remember the former things nor consider the things of old. Behold He will do a new thing. He will do a new thing. He will do a new thing. He will make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. So, rest assured my darling He is there with you. Amen.

This message is for Remorseful Sinner first time caller who called in on January the 9th. This is Paula Living on the Rock Standing on the Rock. As soon as you started to think about the wrongs you were doing you were forgiven because Jesus knows your heart. He knows what’s inside you. He knows what it is that drives you. Put your worries and concerns in His hands. He is the only one who can change things for you. Don’t let the enemy doubt…put doubt and…and total chaos in your mind because that’s what he’s about. As people says, the enemy is not in the clubs or in the crack houses. He’s in the churches and in the homes. He already has those other people. He needs to work on the ones that are loving God. That is why you’re under attack and you had to rebuke…you had to rebuke him. You had to reach out with prayer and surround yourself with people who are like minded, who…who will hold you up like this group. You’ve come to a beautiful spot, a group of people who will lift you up and give you everything you need when it comes to being totally surrounded with a hedge of prayer and commitment. Keep pushing forward my friend. Keep pushing forward. You are remorseful and God knows that, and He will put His loving protection around you. Take care sister. Thinking of you and praying.