07/23/2021 DAB Transcript

2 Chronicles 8:11-10:19, Romans 8:9-25, Psalms 18:16-36, Proverbs 19:26

Today is the 23rd day of July welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I’m Brian it is a joy and a privilege and an honor to be here with you today around the Global Campfire as we come in and take the next step forward together. Right now, this part of the year, this part of the month, we find ourselves in the book of second Chronicles. We’ve been reading for the New Living Translation this week, which is what we’ll continue with today. Second Chronicles chapter 8 verse 11 through 10 verse 19.

Commentary:

Alright. So in the book of Romans we had been discussing the law, its role, its function, its revealing of our failures and how it showed us what sin was and we’ve basically been talking about sin since for the last couple of days. And we get a really good picture of what we would…what we would call the now and the not yet, which is something that’s described about Paul’s writings, where there is a now. And, so, Paul was very confessional about his own struggles. Now he does the things he doesn’t want to do. And he does the things that he doesn’t want to do, and who…who can free him, and only Jesus can free us. But we have this kind of squatter, sin, who has no claim, but if we obey then we become a slave. And, so, we always have this choice. And, so, it’s essentially Paul’s conviction that sin will get us in the end, in this mortal body. In other words, we will die in this mortal body, but sin has no claim to our Spirit and day by day we are being transformed into the likeness of our Savior. In fact, it’s the same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead that’s with in us. And if the same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead, raised Christ from the dead than we can expect the same things, that we will experience resurrection as well. So, that’s kind of a summary of what we are reading today, but let’s just put it in Paul’s own words. “Christ lives within you. So, even though your body will die because of sin the Spirit gives you life because you have been made right with God. The Spirit of God who raised Jesus from the dead lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead. He will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you.” And, so, Paul’s saying this is a…a current state of reality for us, but we’re in the in between. This is a process, and this is where we are. Our bodies in a sinful world are going to wear down but our Spirits will be renewed every day. And ultimately the not yet will be the now and we will be restored to complete perfection as it was intended to be. Paul says it like this, I quote, “yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory He will reveal to us later for all creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when God will reveal who is children really are, for we know that all creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time and we believers also grown even though we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory for we long for our bodies to be released from sin and suffering. We too to wait with eager hope for the day when God will give us our full rights as his adopted children, including the new bodies he has promised us.” Okay. So, that’s the not yet. That is what we are hoping for, a time when sin is no more, and death has died, death has been swallowed up in victory. So, essentially if we had a boil down what we’ve been saying over the last few days it is that sin is a thing and sin, even though we are free from its claims to us is something that we can still choose to obey. We can still choose that kind of slavery if that’s what we want. We’re just not perpetually in that state. It doesn’t have a claim to us anymore. We died to it and we’re resurrected spiritually. We have right standing before God. We have been grafted into his family. We can call him Abba, Papa, Father, Daddy. We don’t have to be afraid. I mean, I have a little boy, his name is Ezekiel. He’s gotten really popular around here this year for reading Daily Audio Bible Kids and he’s doing a great job, but he’s a little boy and he does things that are wrong from time to time, and he does things that he knows are wrong from time to time. And if he has to come and confess or acknowledge because something’s been discovered that he has done, something that he knows is wrong he doesn’t come to me in terror. He’s not afraid of who knows what I might do to him. He comes and he knows he’s done wrong. So, he already knows it was wrong. He’s already learned. He may have punishment. He may have consequences that have arisen out of his own actions, but he doesn’t have to have terror. He’s my son. I am his poppa, his abba, his daddy, his father. So, we may wrestle with the things that we struggle with that we’re trying to medicate or soothe or fill or whatever. We may choose things that ultimately separate us from God or are sinful but we don’t have to live in terror of our Father. We need to run to our Father, confess our ultimate and utter dependence and kick the squatter out of our lives. This may be theological, even technical in some ways, but this is the good news. God wants you back and will never stop wanting that for everyone. And, so, let’s carry that forward into this day and into this weekend.

Prayer:

Holy Spirit, come. May we rest in the knowledge that You really do love us, that maybe we exasperate You at times because of our foolishness, but You really love us deeply, individually. You know our stories. You know who we are and where we’ve come from. And, so, we come to You. There is no other place to go. Even when we choose things that are destructive in our lives, help us Holy Spirit to rapidly recognize what’s going on and rapidly return to our source of life itself. We pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen.

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Community Prayer and Praise:

Good morning Daily Audio Bible family God bless you God bless the Hardin family and the reading of the scriptures. I am Lauralee. I am 16-year listen her. I am 16 years old…17 years old in Christ and I’m just calling. I came to work to this morning and got news that Adrian Lubetkin died last night. Father your word says it’s appointed to man once to die and then face judgment. We have prayed for Adrian, that her own understanding about death would be changed in the last couple weeks, that you would perform heart surgery on her. And I have great faith because I saw you do it for my dad. I witnessed it, I saw it. So, I have great faith, that even though I didn’t see it that you answered our prayers for Adrian according to your will because you don’t delight in the destruction of the wicked and you want everyone to be saved. So, we asked and I trust you that I will see her and that you performed a miracle because you are God of miracles and You’re good and You love your creation. I pray that You have made her one of Your very own and we’ll see her later in the name of Jesus. Thank you have a good day.

Hello DAB family this is the Disciple that He loves in Ohio. I’ve been listening for years now but have never called. I just desperately need prayer for my daughter. She’s 15 and has been battling depression since she was 11 or 12. She has such a good heart and at times I just see glimpses of the person she’s supposed to be but she’s stealing and lying and is so far away and she just says all the time that she doesn’t see a point of living and she wants to die. It just breaks my heart. I’ve prayed over this girl and loved her and asked angels to protect her her whole life and it just, I’m just worried. I’m afraid I’m going to lose her. She talks about dying and wanting to be dead all the time. I’m doing everything I can to get her the help but she just seems like she’s getting worse instead of better. I just ask that everyone can come against the spiritual powers of wickedness and that are taking over her and that she would turn back to God and she would be healed over depression and her suicidal ideations. Thank you so much. I love you.

Hi this is Micah in Awe in Kansas City MO. I wanted to pray today for people today that are struggling with mobility issues. Shandra from Maryland you really touched me with your encouragement. And I tasted just briefly what it’s like to be immobilized for…for about six months. I was on a knee scooter and kind of hurt to use my other foot to push the knee scooter but I still was able to. And I remember thinking of how…how much of a struggle it would be for someone in a wheelchair and how inaccessible certain places were like just different stores and I wanted to make a change but I just never did but I still want to and today I’m asking all of you out there whether your mobile or immobilized to pray for people that feel or are physically immobilized and not able to get around to where they want to go and feel like they’re trapped. Let’s pray. Lord today I ask for people all over the world not just DABbers, not just listeners, but everybody who struggles with immobilized…that are immobilized that you can help them feel free even when they are trapped, that you can help them with quality of life and joy when they can’t do the things that they once were able to do. We ask for assistance with machinery and equipment that can help them, like if someone wants to get out on trails, some sort of like wheelchairs type bike or something. I don’t know what it is but Lord you know what can be done. And I ask for changemakers, like…like make me a changemaker in the mobility area, that these people can have better quality of life and freedom Lord. But we know that our real freedom is in you Lord. Set them free internally and give them great joy. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Hey DAB family this is Sam in Seattle. I haven’t gotten on to do a voice recording in a while but have kind of posted on the DAB friends and I’ve been keeping up there. I am coming to ask for prayer for people that are involved in family court. It’s torturous. It’s downright disgusting the things that are happening and how people with mental health conditions are allowed to use the court system to inflict wrongdoings upon the people that they have abused before or people that have been charged with domestic violence or assault on people, right? They are allowed to use the family court system to attack people’s character, their jobs. So…and I…I’ve heard a lot of single parents on here before, you know, asking for prayers considering their kids and custody things. I even know there’s somebody down South from me, I think you’re in Kent, maybe you’re in Tacoma, but a man that has been going through a lot of custody stuff too. So, I just…I want to ask for prayers for people that are involved in family court and the children…the children that are getting abused through this. Thank you.

Good morning Voice the bass player calling in from northern Nevada and I wanted to call and pray for Joe the Protector Who called to pray for someone else and…but mentioned that he started a new job recently and he's…he’s having problems with other guys on the job not being believers. And, so, I pray for…I’m praying for Joe, that…that he could just keep a good heart, a good amount of positive thinking and thinking of the Lord and His goodness during his workday. But he also mentioned that he has three daughters or four daughters I think he said and none of them are walking with God. And I can relate to that because I have four children also and there’s only one that I would consider to be walking with a Lord Jesus. And, so, I wanted to pray for all the people out there that have kids that are…that are not saved. You know, our children are the biggest blessing that we have from the Lord. A pastor friend of mine said having children is like having your heart outside of you walking around. And it’s true. So, Lord Jesus I just pray for everyone who has children that need to be saved, that need to know you, that need to have their hearts changed by the Holy Spirit. I pray for all of them in Jesus’ name. And everyone have a great week. God bless.

07/22/2021 DAB Transript

2 Chronicles 6:12-8:10, Romans 7:14-8:8, Psalm 18:1-15, Proverbs 19:24-25

Today is the 22nd day of July, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible, I’m Brian, it’s great to be here with you today. Wonderful to come around the Global Campfire and take the next step forward together in our week, in our month and in our year. This week we’ve been reading from the New Living Translation which is certainly what we plan to continue to do for the rest of the week. We have begun the book of 2 Chronicles this week and so that’s where we find ourselves 2 Chronicles chapter 6 verse 12 through 8 verse 10 today.

Commentary:

Okay, so as we continue our journey through the letter to the Romans, we see Paul being really vulnerable and deeply confessional about his own life by telling us he does the things he doesn’t want to do and the things that he wants to do he doesn’t do, that he’s in a battle. So, lets zoom out just a little bit and understand that this is part of an ongoing conversation about the law and sin and how the law reveals sin. But if the law wasn’t there, then how could you sin, you wouldn’t know you did anything wrong. It’s the law than that reveals you have transgressed. And, now Paul’s kind of talking about this dichotomy of when you die with Christ and are raised up, the law that had claimed, the law of sin that had claimed to you, no longer has any claim to you. There’s this dichotomy that we still choose to do what we know is not right. So, the question is, is the law bad then because if it didn’t exist then we would never be able to do anything wrong. We can do whatever we wanted, and if we have died to the law and are resurrected in Christ and the law of sin has no more control or claim to us than we can do whatever we want because we’re free in Christ. This is the type of argument or the type of conversation that Paul is systematically leading us through. So, as we begin our reading today, he says so, the trouble is not with the law, for it is spiritual and good, right. The law itself isn’t the problem. It’s there to show you not to transgress against it, because if you do, you step into spiritual sin. Same things apply in laws of our lands. Right, I mean, if you’re in like a subdivision and there’s a speed limit of 20 mph and you decide you, you’re not…you’re going to not obey…obey that law, you’re going a hundred. Then you are going to be jeopardizing people and you could kill someone so, you can break that law and maybe get away with it, but eventually that law is going to get you because it’s there to protect people, to protect things. So, Paul’s like the law isn’t the problem. The law isn’t the bad thing. It’s transgressing, it’s choosing to break it which is what leads us to Paul’s confessional language and some now I quote…I quote this because Paul’s saying it from thousands of years ago, but I believe it pretty much nails every single one of us. Paul says “the trouble is with me, for I am all too human, a slave to sin. I don’t really understand myself for I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it. Instead, I do what I hate. But if I know that what I’m doing is wrong, this shows that I agree that the law is good, so I am not the one doing wrong. It is sin living in me that does it.” So, what Paul is saying here is, if I do what I know is wrong then I am affirming the law because if it wasn’t there, what I’m doing, that I know is wrong wouldn’t be wrong because there’d be nothing to disobey. But then Paul acknowledges what a challenge this is and he almost kind of gives sin a personality or personifies in some sort of way like it’s an entity of some kind, as opposed to a concept of some kind. He’s like, if I do what I don’t want to do, I’m not really the one doing wrong. It’s sin living in me that does it. And let’s continue, I have discovered this principle of life, that when I want to do what is right, I inevitably do what is wrong. I love God’s law with all my heart. But there is another power within me that is at war with my mind this power makes me a slave to the sin that is still within me. What a miserable person I am. Okay, so that’s very confessional and very vulnerable and very much, pretty much I believe all of our story. This is what we’re experiencing. But, how can we be free from the claims of sin and the power of sin still resides within us? Well, that’s because we have a choice. In some ways it’s almost as if we have been made free and we have been given permission to live free. A claim of sin no longer has a hold over us and the primary implication of that is we are not separated from God. We can have an intimate, ongoing, always on, never off relationship with God directly. Not to sacrifice animals or any of the rituals, we are restored to God through Christ Jesus. In the Garden of Eden before Adam and Eve partook of the forbidden fruits, they were in right standing with God. Everything was as it was supposed to be and even in that state, they had a choice and they made the choice. So, even in that freedom from sin state that we have in Christ Jesus. We still have choice. Sin is kind of like a squatter. Sin has no right to be here. We don’t have a contract with sin that allows it to have certain access to our hearts at certain times of the day, and it pays rent. We already understand that the rent or the wages that it’s going to pay is death. So, when we choose it, that’s what we’re choosing. It doesn’t have a right to be here. We just let it squat for free and bring death, which is weird when we think about it in those terms. Weird. So, what are we supposed to do? According to Paul, and I quote Paul “who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin and death? Thank God the answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord. So, you see how it is, in my mind I really want to obey God’s law but because of my sinful nature I am a slave to sin.” So, in so many ways, Paul is saying, sin was a perpetual state. Christ came and set us free from the claims, the power of sin. We still can enter into sin any time we want. We can allow it to squat in our lives and bring the destruction that it brings. And it’s a constant battle, but we are free from its claims through the Lord Jesus Christ and we do not have to participate. Paul says it like this and its famous “so now, there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus, because you belong to Him the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death. The Law of Moses was unable to save us because of the weakness of our sinful nature. So, God, did what the law could not do, He sent His own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have and in that body God declared an end to sin’s control over us by giving His Son as a sacrifice for our sins. He did this so that the just requirement of the law would be fully satisfied for us who no longer follow our sinful nature but instead follow the Spirit.” So once again, we circle back to the fact that we are utterly dependent upon God. We can’t do this but He has done it. We can choose to enter into sin and suffer the repercussions of it, but it has no claim to us. It can entice us so that we become a slave to it because, as Paul told us, we’re slaves to whatever we obey. But we are under no obligation here to allow this stuff to squat in our lives anymore.

Prayer:

So Holy Spirit, we invite you into that, so often we just we just try to make peace with some of this stuff, we know it’s not helpful, we know it’s harmful, just kinda always been there, it’s just kinda how things are done and how we cope, how we get along. But You’ve invited us to raise the bar. We continually ask You to help us grow and to open our eyes. We’re showing up here every day to allow the Scriptures to speak into our lives and so we have determined, at least in some part of our heart, we need to go further and that we need to go deeper and then this needs to matter more in our walk, in our journey through life. And so, You’re gonna continue to go after the big and little things inside of us. And sin, sin leads only one place and it’s not at all where we’re going and so there may be squatters in our lives that keep tripping us up and that we keep obeying and enslaving ourselves that just need to be evicted, just permanently evicted. They don’t have a right to be here. Help, help us Lord, help us Lord, we are utterly dependent upon You because we can’t in our own strength do much of anything. So, come Holy Spirit and help us make moves in the right direction we pray in the name of Jesus we ask. Amen.

Prayers and Encouragements:

Hello Daily Audio Bible family, this is a Treasured Possession. My husbands out mowing the lawn and he’s getting a new job on Monday and my grandkids, I’m no longer watching them and he’s actually gonna go back to work, we’ve all been vaccinated and he’ll be wearing a mask and be safe and stuff. But, for the first time in a while I will be completely alone. And I gotta say I’m kind of scared about it. And so, I’m being outrageously brave cause I don’t normally ask for prayer because if…if you know a heart, a hope deferred makes the heart sick and I’ve experienced a lot of that in my life. So, I’m coming to you and I’m asking for prayer please help me. Please ask God to help me and really strengthen me. So, I don’t go down a weird rabbit hole. So that I can get my own schedule cause I’ve been so dependent on his schedule because we’re autistic. And I know you don’t know what that means but it…suffice it to say we’re just wired differently and we work together really well as a unit. But it’s just a bit odd. And I know that…I know I may come across as a bit odd but I’m hoping that as the Spirit in Christ is the same amongst all of us you guys can understand and hear…hear me. But I love you, I listen to you. You basically keep my life smooth. And thank you so much. God Bless you and thank you.

Hello fellow DABers. I want to let you know that I pray for you every day on the prayer line and on the weekend community prayer. Let’s do what God expects of us and leave Him to do His part. All He expects is that we believe He is able to handle all that we’re experiencing. My call today is for Vincent Walking in Love in Connecticut. Vincent the promise Jesus made in John 10:10 abundant life is absolutely true. If this was not the case then Jesus would be a liar and he is not, however, there are conditions we must abide in him. John 15:4 for starters. I gave my life to Christ Jesus while I was a teenager in school and I’ve continued to walk with him ever since. Now, I’m in my 60s and I’ve never regretted for one moment, committing to my life to Christ. Someone said when God saves you, He not only save your soul but your life and as I look back I can see how God take care of me even when I made decisions that led me into sinning. I repented and got his forgiveness. God has indeed been gracious to me over the years. I have peace of mind, a family, a career, a good paying job and resources so I can share above all His presence. David said unless I had belief to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living, I would’ve fainted some Psalm 27:13-14. God is faithful and you…He can be trusted to make His abundant life a reality for you. Just get to know Him. Randolph from Toronto.

Good afternoon DAB family today is July 18. Tomorrow marks a year when my sister found me unconscious in her room and I am just so incredibly grateful and that God saw fit that should still be here. That I can celebrate this occasion, this moment with my sister and just look back at what I’ve overcome and I couldn’t be more thankful, grateful now to my sister who was my rock during this whole ordeal. That I had gone through different transfers of hospitals and rehab. Not once did COVID touch me and I had some setbacks but nothing so serious that my life was in danger and I’m just so incredibly thankful. And I just feel so blessed and I had to share this and it seems so inconsequential to just keep saying thank you Lord, thank you but that’s…that’s all I have. And to just say I am just so blessed to have family and friends who prayed for me and who hung in there with my family and just stayed in the fight with us and I’m just so thankful. I just had to say this. Thank you for allowing me to have this forum. Thank you, Brian and I love you DAB family. Take care.

Hi everyone this is Souring on Eagles Wings from Canada on Sunday, July 18th. __ from California you’re battling things in your mind you are doing things you don’t want to do and you want freedom from the strongholds that are seeming to overpower you, your right knee needs healing and your children and grandchildren you’re asking for prayers. I am praying for you and I and I am praying with you. Mike from New York you’re also being bombarded with in your mind with feelings of death and I’m taking both of you to the throne of grace this evening. Ephesians 6 verse 11 through 12 says put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the whiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God that you may be able to withstand in the evil day and having done all to stand. So, I am praying for both a you as you wrestle with these things that are wanting to overpower your mind, that our heavenly Father through his Holy Spirit would deliver you from that which is wanting to take you down and you will focus on our Lord Jesus Christ, who has given us some authority to tear down strongholds in his name and I tear down the strongholds over both of you so that you would have freedom to enjoy the life that the Lord has given you and in service to Him. I pray for your children and grandchildren too.

Hello Daily Audio Bible family, I’m Zack and I was gonna call to ask for prayer for guidance for me and my wife. We’ve been through a lot and we’re trying to find, just guidance through a rough patch but I want more so pray for the woman that says she’s been shipwrecked. I just want you to know that if anyone understands how you’re feeling or going through, it’s the Lord who sees you. It’s the Lord that that hears you. It’s the one that knows you and is acquainted with all of your ways according Psalm 139. And when you talk about that like this place, you’re at it reminds me of Psalm 42 like this pit that you feel like you came from this miry clay that you can’t get out. And one thing I love about…about the Lord is the passage where it says cast your cares on the Lord for, he cares for you. Another translation is cast your anxieties on Him for He cares for you. Many people in this life, ask us how we are doing multiple times a day without really carrying how you’re actually doing. But God is the one person you don’t have to explain or worry about misunderstanding. He’s the one person that when you actually pour out your heart to, He casts your cares Him, He actually cares for you and how beautiful that is. And I hope that your…I hope you know that God sees you and I pray that God restores you and comes alongside you, and if anything, that you would not feel alone, because I know…I feel like I can relate to you if anything, maybe you can pray for my wife and I where we felt stuck. But if anything, I just pray God responds with his perfect love.

07/21/2021 DAB Transcript

2 Chronicles 4:1-6:11, Romans 7:1-13, Psalms 17:1-15, Proverbs 19:22-23

Today is the 21st day of July welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I’m Brian and it’s great to be here with you, it is wonderful to be here with you just have this place, this Global Campfire to be at. When life has its ups and downs it is so good to have this daily rhythm to come together and just continue to retell ourselves the story of our faith and to continue to grow deeper in it. So, let's…let’s dive in for today. We began the book of second Chronicles yesterday in the Old Testament and we picked up with the reign of Solomon, which is where we’re at right now. The temple is under construction. And, so, we’ll continue with that story before moving forward in the letter to the Romans in the New Testament. But first, second Chronicles chapter 4 verse 1 through 6:11.

Commentary:

Alright. So, it’s really easy when we read through the letters of Paul and we hear things like, “you are free from the curse of the law” and stuff like that. It’s really easy to go, “well…than the law is a bad thing. I’m free from its curse. Thank God. Like I don’t have to…I don’t have to do all that stuff.” And, so, we can think that the law of God, or what would be known as the Mosaic law is…is an outmoded or outdated or antiquated or somehow a less powerful thing when we read through Paul. And that is what the people hearing Paul at the time of Paul were accusing him of, speaking against the law of God. Actually, what Paul is doing is interpreting the purpose of the law differently than had been customarily understood. What Paul is saying is, “look, the law came from God, the law is good, but its purpose is to show us our sin, so we have a law, and we know when we break it. If it hadn’t been there, we wouldn’t know about our unrighteousness. Now we know. And in trying to obey that law, we see a larger story and that is that nobody can achieve this perfectly ongoingly so as to become ultimately righteous before God. So, therefore the law is revealing that we have an inability, that we are utterly hopeless to achieve this. No matter how hard we try, and no matter how many animal animals get sacrificed, in our own strength we cannot achieve righteousness and perfection before God. That teaching or that posture definitely got Paul in a lot of arguments and in a lot of trouble. Even though he was a scholar, even though his interpretation of the law had merit. Like he wasn’t making this stuff up out of whole cloth. He was arguing this theologically. It still constantly kept him in trouble. So, we continued with that discussion of the law and sin today that’s been ongoing here for the last little bit. And today Paul explains how it is that we are free from that curse…how we are free from the law. And he explains it in a way that we can understand because the principles that are ancient are actually still in effect until this very day, and that is the laws of…of a covenantal marriage relationship, right? And, so, Paul’s like. “if a woman gets married, then she’s bound. She’s bound by law and covenant for her life until death do us part, right? But if the husband dies while she’s married to him then there is no law or covenant for her to obey anymore. She’s free from it to move forward into another covenantal relationship.” Paul’s using that example as a way for us to understand what is happening with the good news of the gospel of Jesus. Jesus died and was resurrected back to life by God. According to Paul, the firstborn of many brethren to follow and that would be us. Christ was the first born into this new thing God was doing. This restored humanity where there are no…where sin is no longer an issue or a category of separation from God. Jesus is the firstborn. We who follow Him by believing through faith in Him, we also go through a spiritual death and resurrection, and when we are resurrected in Christ sin is no longer a category in our existence unless we choose to be a slave to sin. So, when it comes to living up to this law and constantly finding failure after failure after failure, what Paul is saying is, “you died though so that law doesn’t apply. All the sin that law was revealing to you in your previous existence, it’s no longer held against you. You are actually and truly free to live righteously before God and before your fellow brothers and sisters upon this planet. You can be a righteous person, like the righteousness of God in Christ is what we are supposed to look like.” And thank God for that freedom. I mean as we go through Romans, we are really at a fundamental level understanding the implications of the good news of the gospel. And if we truly understand these implications, then we should also understand that we really are new creatures. We really have absolute full-blown permission to be righteous people upon this earth, imitating and being exactly like Jesus. That’s the good news. May we embrace it fully.

Prayer:

Father, we invite you into that, what we just said, that we embrace it fully. We are so often half-in-half out and tomorrow it will be the other half and just…we’re so all over the place all the time when what you’ve invited us into is a stable covenantal forever relationship in which we are clean, we’re not running from anything, we are true. That’s freedom and You’re inviting us into it. Help us to live it we pray. In the name of Jesus, we ask. Amen.

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Community Prayer and Praise:

Good morning, good morning, good morning. Giving all praise and glory and honor to my Lord and savior Jesus Christ who is the head of my life. This is Laura Walking in the Wilderness in Georgia and I want to send a word of encouragement to Colton from Georgia, the 13-year-old who called in and said that he started strong in July reading the Bible or…or…or following the DAB and then in February because of school going back non-virtual he was just overwhelmed. And, so, he started back July 14th and he heard a message that made him realize that he made a mistake and knows that when he has issues or when it seems overwhelming that we don’t turn away from God, we turn more towards God. And son, I will be lifting you up continually in prayer. You so touched my heart this morning. And please know that we all fall…come short of the glory of God every day but thank God He’s always there with His arms stretched wide to receive us, to welcome us where we are. And son, you continue to draw your strength from the Lord. And I will continue to lift you up in prayer. And please, call in every chance that you get. I lift you up as you prepare for school that will be starting soon, that God will strengthen you, will guide you, and give you that extra dose that you need every day. I lift up all the prayer warriors and those who are needing a touch from God. All these I pray in Your precious son Jesus’ name. Amen. Peace.

This is Laquita from Veneta. You mighty man of valor you have fought the fight to overcome and to continue seeking after the word of God. What a blessing it was to hear you, hear your repentance, hear your desire. And Lord I just pray that You continue to bless him. I pray that You continue to encourage him. I pray Father Lord that You would help him with his schoolwork. I pray that You would surround him with Your peace and Your wisdom. I pray Father Lord that the anointing of Your Holy Spirit will be upon him and that You would lead him and direct him down that path that You have for him. You don’t know what a blessing you were to me. We all struggle but to see you overcome is so great. God bless you.

Hey 13-year-old Colton Pole from Georgia. I think that’s your name. This is Grandpa Bob from Michigan. I just want to thank you for sharing your call and your struggle. We all have trouble sometimes when the world pulls us away from our time with the Lord. So, you’re not alone. But man, you encourage me. For such a young man being willing to share his soul and desire to be closer to the Lord. So, I’m praying for you man. I’m proud of you. You’re a good kid and the Lord is going to bless your efforts. So, stick with it. Check those blocks off when you read that day and let app be an accountability partner for you. If you get behind, just catch up. We’re proud of you man. Keep it up. God bless.

Hey DAB family this is Jessica from California. I was listening to last week’s prayer and encouragement, and I heard a call from Alicia from Michigan and she’s a stay-at-home mom with two children and she lives out in the middle of nowhere and she’s experiencing some health problems and stress and I just want to say a prayer for her. So, dear heavenly father I just come before you on behalf of Alicia Lord. I just wanted her to know that she is heard. Even though she’s out there in the middle of nowhere she’s connected to this great family that you’ve set up for her Lord and that all of us that have heard her prayer are standing with her and standing around her and giving her our support. And I just want her to know that raising two children is…at home is a very hard job and a very honorable job. And I just…I pray Lord that you help her to have less stress and to feel the support of her brothers and sisters here and also any family that she may have, that they see her struggling, that they see her…what she’s going through. She feels like she’s under stress and maybe feels like she’s drowning in responsibility and maybe people don’t acknowledge the work that she puts in. And I just pray that…Lord that they see her, they see how hard she tries to do her best and I just thank you that she’s called in and she’s asked us for help. And you see her, we you know that Jesus. So, thank you and we love you Alicia and we hope it gets better. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Hi, I’m Cindy from California. Today is July 17th. This is the second time I called. I have RSD. The past two years it’s been 7/24 with pain. I’m experiencing lately my two legs and my two arms hurting so bad. I’m asking all of you my daily family to please please pray for me. This pain is getting unbearable. I pray for everybody that is experiencing RSD. It’s the most horrible pain you can live with. We’re so blessed to have Brian and this family to say how we feel and to pray for all of us. So, if you’re experiencing pain right now, I know God is going to heal us because He will take the pain, like today. It’s been horrible. Thank you so much Brian. I love…I love God He’s my healer in the name of Jesus. Amen.

07/20/2021 DAB Transcript

2 Chronicles 1:1-3:17, Romans 6:1-23, Psalm 16:1-11, Proverbs 19:20-21

Today is the 20th day of July, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible, I’m Brian, it’s great to be here with you today in the balmy, humid, sweaty summer time, here the rolling hills of Tennessee. And hopefully wherever you are, things are pleasant and full of joy. Course we know that’s like a roller coaster ride up and down and up and down and so whether we are the highest of heights, or the lowest of lows, we have this place called the Global Campfire. We come here and we sit together and we let God’s word speak into the situations that we’re facing or dealing with, or contemplating. So, let’s get to it we’re reading from the New Living Translation this week. Yesterday, we concluded the book of 1 Chronicles, which means we’ll begin 2 Chronicles today. And there’s not a whole lot for us to specifically talk about; 1 and 2 Chronicles were originally one text and are broken up for ease. And so, one thing that we can notice as we’ve read 1 Kings and 2 Kings and we’ve read 1 Chronicles and we…we would’ve noticed that 1 Kings and 1 Chronicles both end and the end of David’s reign. And so, we’ll be picking up in 2 Chronicles after the same fashion that we picked up with 2 Kings if that’s not confusing. We’ll be picking up with the reign of Solomon, 2 Chronicles chapters 1 through 3 today.

Commentary:

Okay, in Paul’s letter to the Romans today, we are now focusing some of the discussion on the topic of sin. Sin being something that interrupts the flow of God’s work and will in our lives or in the lives of those around us or in the world like the interruption of the way things are supposed to be. We might call the way things are supposed to be Shalom and we do interpret that word as peace, but it’s like an all-encompassing peace, it’s like the peace and order of things as they are supposed to be, as they were intended to be. And so, we could consider that anything that we willfully do that interrupts that we’re moving in a sinful direction. We read a very famous passage today: The wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life. So, there’s the contrast. A if you’re gonna sin, then you get paid in death, and even when taxes are taken out you’re still dead. The gift, the thing you can’t earn, the gift of God is eternal life. So, you can work your way to death or you can say wait, I’ll receive this gift of eternal life. But sin stands in the way of these things, like in between this, or does it? So, let’s just look back, because Romans is so thick and so dense if we…we gotta kinda hold onto the thread. We remember we talked about this yesterday. Abraham is where the story started. Abraham didn’t have a law to break, so he had no way to actually commit a sin that he became completely aware of. What he had was a covenant with God and he would of understood that that meant everything about him belonged to God and everything about God belonged to Abraham like this is the covenant. And so, to walk out of that covenant is to break the covenant that would be sin. But there was no Mosaic Law for Abraham to break, that came much later, much, much, centuries later. And Paul’s central argument, that is controversial, is that yeah, if you can obey the law perfectly you can find righteousness before God, that would be a pathway to be righteous before God, but nobody can do that, it’s not possible. And so, that’s not really the purpose of the law. The purpose of the law, since no one can live up to it, is to reveal our inability to live up to it. Like it reveals our sin because every time we rub up against the law and break it, we have sinned. It gives us this clear picture that we have stepped outside of the bounds, that we have sinned against God. So, when we can begin to realize we inside of our…like we can think we’re pretty good people. Maybe we are even very good people, but we cannot make ourselves righteous before God. God can bestow that upon us but we can’t earn it, it’s a gift. So, Paul goes on to then tell us that even while we were in the depths of sin, completely estranged from God, even enemies of God completely out of bounds and not in any type of relationship with God, even then, even then, God came for us, even while we were his enemies, He still died for us. So, essentially what we’re saying is we are in a situation that we can’t get ourselves out of. We can only realize it and when we fully do realize it, we realize we are helpless and hopeless. But even in that state of realization of helplessness and hopelessness, God is there in that moment saying I have always been there for you, like I’ve always pursued you, you’ve just now seen that, receive My gift of eternal life. I will give you what you can never earn if you will believe, if you will simply trust me. Which is what brings us to the majority of what Paul’s discussing today sin. When we do trust God and receive that gift, through faith by believing and are baptized then it is Paul’s conviction that who we were, estranged from God, that being dies an actual death and we are resurrected in Christ. And the repercussions or the implications of that are that sin no longer…like we, there is no claim against us before God anymore. The sins that…that we’ve committed that we’re earning death by are eliminated and there is nothing between God and ourselves anymore. We’re actually free. God’s not mad, he’s not disappointed, he’s not crossing his arms and shaking his head left to right in a disgusted no. There’s nothing between us. The thing is, we know our failures and they’re daily. Right, maybe even minute by minute, like, there before us all the time and so we know that it’s true we can’t find righteousness before God and we keep still trying to not by brute force sin, but it’s …there is just so many things that come against us that we react to incorrectly in some sort a way and that’s really where this all begins as we’ve reacted in some sort of way without taking a second to think about it and think about the repercussions. And so, then it’s easy enough to look at everybody else and go well they’re doing worse things than I am and that’s how we judge ourselves and then we begin to judge others when none of this is being held against anybody. Like, God’s not looking at us this way. He’s inviting us into freedom, like eternal life doesn’t begin at the moment of death, it begins at the moment of rebirth, we’re in it, we’re living it right now. This is part of it, it never ends and we’re free, we are free. If we would just learn that and people were obviously, because Paul’s answering these questions. People were thinking okay if I’m free than I can do whatever I want and Paul’s like, no absolutely not. That’s now…that’s not what we’re talking about here. You’re free from these things that are going to give you death in the end, you don’t have to be that way anymore. You have been re-created. You are a new creation. It all boils down to our choices. So, I quote from Paul “Don’t you realize that you become the slave of whatever you choose to obey? You can be a slave to sin, which leads to death, or you can choose to obey God, which leads to righteous living.” The Holy Spirit is pretty clear. This is the good news of the gospel that we’re unpacking here. This is the offer. This is the exchange. Our inability to become righteous before You ever, in exchange for your free gift that makes us righteous before You. This is the good news and so often we continue to live and struggle as if…as if we’re not free and that bondage ends up enslaving others around us when we’ve been free this whole time.

Prayer:

Come Holy Spirit help this to sink in. Because this changes the way we live. We ask this in the precious name of Jesus, our Savior, who made this possible. Amen.

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If you want to partner with the Daily Audio Bible, thank you, humbly and profoundly thank you for your partnership. As we move through the summer months. We wouldn’t be here if we weren’t in this together, and so, thank you. So, there’s a link on the homepage, dailyaudiobible.com 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.

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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.

07/19/2021 DAB Transcript

1 Chronicles 28:1-29:30, Romans 5:6-21, Psalms 15:1-5, Proverbs 19:18-19

Today is the 19th day of July welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I’m Brian it is wonderful, truly a privilege, truly an honor that we can have this place, that we lovingly…we lovingly call the Global Campfire, that we have this place, and we can come and sit down and find rest for our weariness and let God’s word speak, wash into our lives, changing the atmosphere. It is wonderful to be here with you. So, let’s dive in. We have been working our way through the book of first Chronicles for a bit. Today we will conclude first Chronicles and begin the second Chronicles tomorrow while at the same time continuing our journey through the book of Romans. So, first, First Chronicles chapters 28 and 29.

Commentary:

Okay. Since we have begun our journey through the letter to the Romans we’ve been reading Paul sort of laying out a foundational argument. And in part it is, are we adherence to Moses or are we adherence to Abraham. So, at the time, as Paul is speaking this at least as it relates to Hebrew like Orthodox Hebrew people who are trying to obey the Mosaic law, that’s where their devotion really is, to that law, to the law of Moses. Moses is their great profit who led them into the promised land. They have to obey this law. It was revealed and given through Moses. And everybody could agree, like, okay, that’s understandable. Paul’s argument though is, wait…wait…Moses came later in our story, though, like a lot later, like centuries later. And, so, Paul’s like we do have a person that would be known as like our our father, like the patriarch, like the origin story and his name was Abraham. He’s the one that received the promise from God. God is the one that introduced himself to Abram and said come into a land I will show you and Abraham obeyed and believed and trusted God. That’s the beginning of the story. And even there we can go, like, you, everybody would agree with that. But that’s where it gets a little bit controversial because what…what Paul is laying out is Abraham didn’t have the Mosaic law to obey. And, so, he couldn't…he couldn’t fulfill it nor could he break it because it didn’t exist. And yet Abraham still found a way to be righteous before God, right? And, so, all of the people are working and working working through the Mosaic law trying to adhere to the Mosaic law to be transformed and to become righteous before God thinking this is the path this is the way when Paul is saying, wait our father Abraham was counted righteous before God, not because he was circumcised or because he was following any of the prescribed laws and statutes. They didn’t exist. He wasn’t circumcised. He was righteous because he believed God, and God counted that faith, that belief, as a righteousness toward him. And, so, Paul’s saying, hang on. We gotta think this through. The law isn’t gonna get us there. We’ve been trying to achieve it for thousands of years. Nobody can achieve perfection through the law because nobody can obey it perfectly. And, so, to Paul then the law becomes something that reveals that, that reveals our sin, that reveals that we break God’s law. It’s there to know that we’ve broken it and realize that we are helpless, and we are hopeless to ever achieve righteousness in our own strength before God. That’s kind of where we pick up today. That’s how our reading starts today. When we were on utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners. And that kinda catches up…catches up to where we are. And we who believe, you know, we…we…we…this is…these are essential Christian faith things to know and understand and…and live into. So, we know these things and we can read them in letters like Romans and go what’s the big deal. like it’s so clear. it makes so much sense or it…it…it bears witness to my heart and I believe. But at the time, at the time that this letter is being written and being read this quite controversial because it looks like Paul is diminishing the power of the Mosaic law and that law is what the people have organized themselves around. It is sort of a centerpiece to their society and their understanding of how to how to live. So, for Paul to be speaking against the law of Moses this is heresy this is…I mean this is…this is why in the book of Acts we see people taking vows to kill Paul if they can get a chance to assassinate him. And make no mistake, this is radical…this is…these are radical declarations that the law shows us our sin and we are utterly dependent on God and our par, our role is…is to believe. We believe that that we are sinless because of Christ. Like, that’s the thing. We believe that we have been made righteous before God, and we are not wallowing in our sin. We are free from it through Christ Jesus. That's…that still needs to sink into our hearts and souls and minds because we still walk around feeling like we’re failing a lot of the time, and we then look at everybody else and how they’re feeling and we become judgmental and it really, really twists us inside and…inside-out when what the radical nature of the gospel is is that we are free, sinless, free through Christ Jesus. We can still choose to rebel. We still have a will. We can walk away anytime we want to walk away, but we don’t have to, and it’s not being held against us. That is radical, very radical at the time, but still transformative. It has shifted the world. And were we to be able to embrace it fully it would shift our existence in this world.

Prayer:

Holy Spirit, come. We invite You most every day to lead us into all truth, to lead us deeper into Jesus to enlighten and open our eyes to see Your kingdom at work in this world and to give us an understanding heart and mind as we continue our journey through the Scriptures so that we might live into this reality through faith in You. We ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.

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You can find things like the Daily Audio Bible Shop as well as the Community section where the Prayer Wall lives and all the different links to get connected on social media. So, be aware of both of those things and participate in any way that you want, any way that you can. Always know that the Prayer Wall is there, it’s just good to know. Life has its challenges and its ups and downs and sometimes maybe when we’re really self-focused, one of the things that really gets our minds of our own problems is interceding, commiserating, being together with someone else in their struggles and knowing that we’re not alone in hours makes a lot of difference. So, be familiar with the Prayer Wall.

If you want to partner with the Daily Audio Bible, if this mission to bring the spoken word of God to whoever will listen to it anywhere on this planet any time of day or night, and to build community around that, if that has made a difference in your world then thank you for your partnership. There is a link on the homepage at dailyaudiobible.com. If you’re using the app, you can press the Give button in the upper right-hand corner or the mailing address is PO Box 1996 Spring Hill Tennessee 37174.

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 and I love you and I’ll be waiting for you here tomorrow.

Community Prayer and Praise:

Hi this is Bonnie from Virginia today is July 14th and I heard 16-year-old teenaged boy asking for prayer as he had __ and was requesting for prayers. We’ll be praying for you. You didn’t leave your name but since you said you were 16 years old, we will be remembering you in our prayer. It’s so great to know that Brian and family I would like to thank you because this podcast has been blasting to everyone. I hear children calling, teenagers, young adults, and adults. It has blessed everyone in this world. Thank you for doing this. And I also wanted to pray for Andrew the 21-year-old, I think you said your name is Andrew and is going to college and was asking for some guidance about prayer help. It is so wonderful to see and hear these teenagers and young adults also listening to this podcast and trusting in God and praying for each other. It’s very wonderful. Please continue to trust in God and He will always be with you all especially the teenagers, kids, and the young adults. We all love you.

Good afternoon DAB family this is Shandra calling from Maryland. I’m going to try to get through this as quickly as I can without crying. Thank everyone, thank you Brian, thank you Jill, thank you the whole Hardin family. I thank you Blind Tony. I thank you for all of the trusting encouragers and intercessors who just leave the messages when they feel one way but the fact that what they left really encourages us. And in saying that I wanted to reach out to Tessie from Texas. I heard your message concerning the prayer by a little Sherry. I just wanted to share with both of you I completely understand. I have been dealing with multiple sclerosis since 2002 and in 2016 after a fall I’ve been in a wheelchair since then. And at first it was very hard but by God’s grace He used some other people and some things to help me be able to deal with that and not to lose hope. And I won’t just I just want to encourage not only both of you but everyone else like ourselves who are going through __ issues whether they’re in a wheelchair, a crutch or a cane, that, you know, the Lord has made us who we are and I thank you for the encouraging word from Isaiah chapter 40. Even though I’ve heard it many at times I have another perspective that I can use to apply to my life and I ask that you all to not only continue to pray for me but pray for everyone else especially who’s going through any type of fatigue or injury or dealing with some kind of issue…

[singing starts] there is a balm in Gilead. There is a balm in Gilead, and he is mighty, and He is holy, and He has come to save. There is a balm in Gilead. There is a balm in Gilead, and He is righteous, and He is worthy, and He has risen from the grave [singing stops]. Gracious heavenly Father, Lord Jesus, Holy Spirit I just come before You Lord and I ask for Your blessing and Your love, outrageous lovingkindness upon those in our family that are hurting today. I especially think of Lady of Victory, and I ask Lord that You would just comfort her and her daughters and her ex-husband Lord God and Kingdom Seeker Daniel and all of our family Father God that are morning with them. Lord God surround them with love and bless them in Jesus’ name. Amen. Treasured Possession.

I’m Hopelessly Shipwrecked and I need your prayers to help me get back on track with God. I served God for 50 years in ministry and I’ve failed many times. I’ve sinned and in darkness and depression I feel like I’ve lost everything that I ever hoped for. I’m not even sure if I belong to Him anymore. And I feel like I’m being…we’re in the middle of a spiritual war that I can’t seem to climb out of the darkness. And I've…I lost a daughter years ago and I just recently lost my son on Mother’s Day for…with COVID and many others this year. And I just need prayers to find God again in my life and help me fight the spiritual battles and know that I’ve been forgiven as I can be right with God again. Thank you.

Hello Daily Audio Bible this is Irina from Boise ID I’ve been listening to DAB since 09 but this is my first time calling and I want to just leave this message for pastor Brian Hardin. And I say thank you so much for today’s message. This is July 16th and I just I just loved…I love every day when you read and how you explain everything, but it blesses me so much. And today I really got blessed by your message about imperfections, how you said I am imperfect but I’m in a relationship with perfection who is God. And that blessed me so much because I’m not boasting about my imperfections, I’m boasting about a perfect God who loves me despite my imperfections. And He helps me see His goodness past my imperfections. Because sometimes I have people that say how can you be so nice because they did so and so to you this and that and then I tell them, well I’m glad you asked. See, I serve a perfect God who loves imperfect me. He gives me strength to be…to love others even with their imperfections. So, thank you brother so much for the time you put in with us, for the love that we feel from you, and just your dedication to God’s word is just blesses each and every person that ever listens. So, God bless you. Continue a great work for the Lord and we love you all. Bye-bye.

07/18/2021 DAB Transcript

1 Chronicles 26:12-27:34, Romans 4:13-5:5, Psalm 14:1-7, Proverbs 19:17

Today is the 18th day of July, welcome, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible, I am Brian it is wonderful to be here with you today, starting off a brand-new shiny sparkly week out in front of us. And this week we will read from the New Living Translation, picking up in 1 Chronicles. And by the way, we will be concluding 1 Chronicles with our reading tomorrow, but today 1 Chronicles chapter 26 verse 12 through 27 verse 34.

Prayer:

Father, we thank You for Your word, we thank You for another week to spend together in the Scriptures, we thank You for all that You continue to do to transform us. Your loving kindness, Your patience and yet a love that is pervasive and will not stop pressing in on us, it’s overwhelming at times how much it appears that You desire to be in a relationship with us and that’s mind blowing. Who are we and yet as we’re learning from the letter to the Romans, our part in this is to believe it and so help us Holy Spirit to embrace what You are doing within us fully and unreservedly, nothing is off-limits to You. Come and lead us into all truth as You’ve promised. We ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.

Prayers and Encouragements:

Hey DAB family it’s Margaret from California. I’ve been thinking about the caller from a couple days ago and you’re on my heart brother. You have been struggling with your infidelity, pass sins and issues that…and unforgiveness of yourself. And you’re not alone, I too, have gone through the same situation a couple years ago and I just…the pain in your voice truly resonated with me and I’m here to tell you that you are forgiven and you are loved deeply by our Father. And our Father does not want us to live in this place of turmoil and guilt and shame and beating ourselves up over and over and over again, it’s not what he wants for us. And we are not effective for His kingdom when we live in that place. Brother, forgive yourself now. The Lord loves you and He wants what’s best for you, do not let Satan win in this battle. And, gosh, I was going over Psalm 103 not…a couple days ago and I thought about you. I wanted to read a little bit for you. The Lord is compassionate and merciful, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. He will not constantly accuse us nor remain angry forever. He does not punish us for all our sins, He does not deal harshly with us as we deserve for His unfailing love toward those who fear Him is as greatest the height of the heavens above the earth. He has removed our sins as far from us as the East is to the West. The Lord is like a father to His children, tender and compassionate to those who fear Him. Be loved brother. Go in peace. Give others the Lords love constantly, it’s all that we got.

Hey DABers, I’m old enough to remember the pearl cream commercial that said a little dab will do ya. And Brian, thanks that you put it out there, I never knew when I grew older that I’d be reading a Bible app called DAB. But a little DAB will do all of us some good. So, let’s get in the word together and enjoy the Campfire. In Jesus name. Amen.

Good morning, my name ___ I’m calling from California. I tried to be as transparent as I can because I know God knows truth about me and where I am in life. So, I need prayer because I’ve been battling things in my mind and there’s things that I do that I don’t want to do and it feels like I keep being drawn back to it. And I don’t want to be drawn to it. So, I’m praying that I get a complete deliverance and set free from this stronghold that seems like it got me tied up and I can’t break free from it. I just need God to deliver me, set me free so that I can have the freedom to praise and to thank Him for the greatness He has done for me. But also, He was convicted I don’t want to go back and forth with God, I just, I want to be right with Him. And I also need prayer for healing of my right knee, I’ve been dealing with this for a long time. I want to be able to move around without this pain afflicting me every day. I also want prayer for my children and grandbabies. I thank you for taking the time praying for me and my family. And I pray that God will continue to be good. Thank you.

Hi, this is Nadene from Dubai. I’ve called in a couple of times and I’ve actually also called in for praise report and thank you to all of your prayers. Today I would like to pray for my country, South Africa. It’s really bad situation, as you all must know from the news. So, I just want to ask for prayers for all their God believers, Christians, our government, the police force, the army. Just that everything just gets sorted and everyone is safe and all the problems just goes away with God’s hand. And yes, that’s all I can say to pray for. Thank you very much for all of you. I’m a double DABer and many years, it’s all I can say is thank you. Okay, bye.

07/17/2021 DAB Transcript

1 Chronicles 24:1-26:11, Romans 4:1-12, Psalms 13:1-6, Proverbs 19:15-16

Today is the 17th day of July welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I am Brian and it…it’s a joy to be here around the Global Campfire with you today. It’s an honor and a privilege to take the next step forward together. We’re rounding out a week continuing the journey. We’ve been reading from the Christian Standard Bible this week. Today First Chronicles chapter 24 verse 1 through 26 verse 11.

Prayer:

Father, we thank you for your word and we thank you for another week that we’ve been gifted with life and the opportunity to be informed by and instructed by your word. And even as we continue this journey through Romans, we thank you for all that we are being taught. Today we’re…were looking at Abraham believing and being counted righteous before you and Paul telling us that that’s how it is for everyone. We believe you. We trust you and our sins are no more, no more counted against us, removed as far as the east is from the west. Holy Spirit come and help this truth, this reality, this way of being to sink in, so that we might live free. We pray this in the mighty name of Jesus. Amen.

Announcements:

dailyaudiobible.com that is home base, that’s where you find out what’s going on around here.

That’s where the Community section is, that’s where the Prayer Wall is, all the different links to get connected on social media.

That’s where the Daily Audio Shop is. All kinds of resources there for the journey that we are taking through this year and through the Bible together. So, check that out.

If you want to partner with the Daily Audio as we navigate the summertime, thank you. Thank you humbly for your partnership. There’s a link on the homepage. If you are using the app, you can press the Give button in the upper right-hand corner or the mailing address is PO Box 1996 Spring Hill Tennessee 37174.

And, as always, if you have a prayer request or encouragement we are a community that loves to pray for each other. You can just tap the Hotline button in the Daily Audio Bible app, it’s the little red button up at the top 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 DAB community this is Shellravenel from the DMV your marriage coach here. I wanted to pray for Jillian in particular. She’s struggling with some anxiety. And I wanted to reach out and just pray for her because I know what that feels like. I…I too have had challenges with anxiety. I first experienced my anxiety attack if you would back in 2017 – 2018. I had no idea what was going on, so I know what that feels like. And I just want to pray that you Jillian cast all your cares on the Lord, that He cares for you, He does not slumber nor sleep, He’s always up, He’s always attentive to needs, that He is taking on every issue, every problem, every concern that you have. You don’t have to worry and wonder about His ability or about tomorrow or the day after that for each day will take care of its own. So, I pray that the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will be with you. I pray that everything that you’re concerned about that God is going to map out the plan for you, that He’s already sent the Holy Spirit to aid and to guide you and that you have your family around you. I pray that your mind is renewed in the name of Jesus. Let this mind be with you that it just also in Christ Jesus, when those thoughts come, self-sabotaging negative thoughts or worrisome thoughts you automatically give those thoughts unto the Lord and you will leave them there. I just pray that God just does something supernatural within you, supernatural within your mind, your emotions, and your will for it’s in Jesus’ name Amen.

Hey, DABbers this is Nick from Florida. I just wanted to call in in response to Willow from Marietta and Laquita from Vinita OK. Thank you so much for your prayers. It’s very encouraging and hopeful for me to know you’re out there praying for this situation. I know that God loves you both and He wants you to continue to be a part of this ministry and for His honor and glory. Laquita I also wanted to say to you thank you so much for your prayers and I…I do believe God is going to open a door like you said to reach Beth and show her that God loves her and wants her to be led to salvation. I also wanted to reach out to Margo the missionary to Liberia and her husband to encourage you to let you know you’re on the right path and God loves you and He loves what you’re doing for His Kingdom. And going through the books of Acts right now the apostle Paul speaks of the joy in suffering. And I think that’s what’s happening to you right now with your compassion fatigue. I wanted to let you know a couple verses or 6 verses actually to give you encouragement that is first Peter 3:14, first Peter 4:1, first Peter 5:10, second Corinthians 4:17, second Timothy 3:12, and Colossians 1:24. Love you all Dabbers. You have a great day and I’ll talk to you next time.

Good evening family this is Soaring on Eagles wings from Canada on July 14th. Kingdom Seeker Daniel I heard your prayer request for LOV and the family after hearing the news of her son’s death. And what a traumatic time this must be for all of you. And, so, I pray for Tanya, Nicole, and Bill senior, their dad and LOV as they go through this period of unexpected pain. Know that God is with you, the comforter, He’s there to comfort you and dry your tears. And for KSD, I know you want to go see your son and I pray that God would give you wisdom on what is the right thing to do at this time and so many things are happening. I’m praying for all of you. Susan who has cancer and has now metastasized to her bone. She has a husband Jeff and five kids. I’m praying for them. Someone called in for his sister-in-law from the Philippines who’s been diagnosed with colon cancer, and she has a husband and two sons. Father God You’re the miracle working God and the healer. Hear the prayers of Your people as they call upon You for your divine intervention and may receive and hear of…

Hey there guys this is Colton Poole, live in Georgia, 13 years old this is my first time calling, actually my first year listening too. So, that’s exciting but I started strong in January, January the 1st and I only went to February, I think it was the 5th because school went out of virtual and it got really hard to balance all the schoolwork I was having and also do Daily Audio Bible. And when school got hard I quit listening and that was pretty bad because I know…I know now after listening to a few more on what’s the day, July 14th that…well…I should have prayed to the Lord for help during school but I didn’t and I…I know my mistake and I’m going to see if I can’t get back on and start listening. But yeah, I just wanted to ask for y’alls prayer because I know the DAB community family is just amazing. So, yeah. Thank you.

07/16/2021 DAB Transcript

1 Chronicles 22:1-23:32, Romans 3:9-31, Psalm 12:1-8, Proverbs 19:13-14

Today is the 16th day of July, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible, I am Brian it’s great to be here with you today as we take the next step forward toward the end of our week. We’ve been reading from the Christian Standard Bible this week, which is what will continue to do, 1 Chronicles chapter 22 and 23 today.

Commentary:

Okay, so have you ever realized that you are imperfect? I realize that pretty much every five minutes. But we don’t always think of it in those terms. We just kinda know nobody’s perfect and yet the reality of this faith is that we, as imperfect beings, are in a relationship with perfection and we know that God is loving, we know that He’s kind and patient and that His mercy endures forever, we’re living examples of that. Like, literally right now in our imperfection we’re experiencing God’s patience and kindness and endurance toward us but we’re not supposed to be staying in this state of imperfection, we’re supposed to be surrendering our imperfections, ourselves, we’re supposed to be surrendering these things to God; dying to that imperfect self and being resurrected alive, no longer we who live, but Christ who lives in us. So, even in ancient times when the law was given and we went through all of that entire story of Mount Sinai. This is God orienting his people in the right direction, weaving into the fabric of their very being in their very culture who He was and who they are and who, how they relate to one another and what their purpose is. So, if a law shows this way that the Hebrew people believe, like if you could obey this law perfectly than you would attain righteousness before God. And so, a person like Paul who was a Pharisee, a zealous Pharisee, was attempting to do just that even while he was persecuting followers of Jesus. He believes he’s doing just that, upholding the righteousness of God, defending the righteousness of God and trying to live into the law and become righteous before God. The problem is, nobody could do it, and so, if you can’t do it perfectly and do it perfectly all the time, then how will you ever be righteous? Which is what brings us to one of the central foundational pieces of the Christian faith that it is through faith in Christ. Christ Jesus was perfect, did live perfect and fulfilled this law and so we, on our own in our own strength, have no ability to achieve perfection but through Jesus, through faith in Christ than we are made righteous before God. So, that’s one piece of what Paul is beginning to lay out here with the other piece, the more controversy piece, at least in Paul’s time, the thing that really set things off the rail for the Hebrew people as it relates to Paul’s teachings is that, this is not exclusive, the whole world, Jew and Gentile alike male-female, bond free, Jew, Gentile, everyone is welcome. This is not the traditional Hebrew outlook; they believed they were set apart, chosen, set apart, exclusive and if you want to be in a relationship with the most high God than you follow His laws, you convert to Judaism or you’re born into it and you live within this culture. Paul is saying, well, sin though, like sin, everybody, like whether you are Jew or Gentile you sin, you face the same judgment. In other words God isn’t just God over just one group of people and He only looks at that one group but that one group of people’s sin. That’s the only thing He’s paying attention to but everybody else is involved in any way. God is God over all beings upon the earth. So, let me just quote from Romans so that it’s in Paul’s own words but now, apart from the law, the righteousness of God has been revealed, attested by the law and the prophets. The righteousness of God is through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe since there is no distinction; for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. They are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Jesus Christ. So, all right, Jew or Gentile, all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God and yet all are welcome to be justified by faith in Christ Jesus receiving that redemption through Christ. Then he goes on to say like, this is the great equalizer friends nobody gets to boast or brag or say, I’m better than somebody else because of my spirituality, because my ethnicity or because of my religion. We have all fallen short and we are all redeemed in the same way nobody can boast, boasting is excluded, according to Paul. So, in other words, none of us deserve to be here. We are only here through faith in Christ and what Christ has done not what we have done or what we can do. Everyone has to come through the same doorway of faith. It is the equalizer, everyone comes broken, everyone can be redeemed. Now we who believe in Jesus we know this; we rejoice in this actually we’re so deeply grateful for this fundamental truth. But as we will continue to see as we continue our journey through the Bible this is very, very controversy at the time. This will brand Paul as a heretic and it’s interesting from this vantage point because we as believers, we can be like of course, why wouldn’t God want to restore all people to himself? Why, what, He loves us? He died for us. He’s opened the pathway to everybody. But then if we do some examining of our own lives, we find that it’s very, very, very easy to count people out, to consider that a person who could do or thinks this way or does those things certainly couldn’t call upon the name of the Lord or certainly isn’t calling upon the name of the Lord. Maybe those judgments are true and maybe they’re not, it’s just they’re not specifically and particularly helpful because we don’t have a say, we’re supposed to be loving toward those people not counting them out. And when we do, we find ourselves kind of in the position of the religious Jewish people that are very very much not able to understand the message of Jesus and are very much against what Paul is saying. So, as we continue through this letter to the Romans, we need to try to put ourselves on both sides of the equation and we’ll talk about both sides of the equation. But when we do that, you know it’s very easy for us to be on Paul’s team here. It’s in the New Testament. So, of course, we’re on Paul’s team and everybody who was against Paul, they’re the bad guys. And so, we can translate that into our own worldview and what Paul is saying, even to these people who are tremendously against him, he’s saying you are welcome to, all are welcome. There is a pathway for all of humanity to find redemption. There is a totally new way to be here. So, let’s watch both sides of the equation in our own hearts as we continue the journey through Romans.

Prayer:

And Holy Spirit we invite You to lead us to where we need to go, lead us in our hearts posture, lead us in the convictions and motivations of our hearts, lead us to love, lead us to be the light in the darkness we pray in Jesus’ name we ask. Amen.

Announcements:

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If you want to partner with the Daily Audio Bible thank you, thank you, if what we are as a Community is life-giving than thank you for your partnership. We wouldn’t be here if we weren’t a Community, if we weren’t in this together. And so, yeah, gratitude, humble deep gratitude, thank you for your partnership. There is a link on the homepage at dailyaudiobible.com. 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 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.

Prayers and Encouragements:

Hey it’s Landon from Madison, I just wanted to call in a quick praise report. I called in earlier this year regarding my daughter who was identified to have a single or an isolated single umbilical artery and I wanted to let everybody know that I appreciate all the prayers and they were answered. Our daughter Elaina was born right on time and without any complications at all. So, I just wanted to update you guys on that and thank everybody for your prayers as they worked. God bless everybody. Bye.

Greetings to the church of the Daily Audio Bible, I’m calling to pray with everybody out there that loves an addict. Loving an addict is such a heard thing because we have to deal with the anger that comes from what is seemingly a bottomless pit of selfishness on the part of the addict. But like all things I think we need to catch, contact and perspective. And I think this allows us to pray with empathy and to believe that God will break through. Family, I lost my brother earlier this year to heart failure that was caused by an addiction. I’m still processing and unpacking all the feelings of anger and sadness and misunderstanding. And I’m still confused but I still know that God is good. And I place my faith in that. I want to give a shout out to our resident poet lariat Blind Tony, Victorious Soldier, I love your prayers. Slave of Jesus, it’s time to check in. And to Kingdom Seeker Daniel and Lady of Victory, we send our condolences and we are praying for you and your family. We’re praying fervently for you guys. And as always, a special prayer and blessing to Brian and Jill and their family. This is Delta Alpha FoxTrot calling from the Southern Texas Front.

Hey DAB family, James the Teacher in LA. I was reviewing some past episodes to find where I started listening this year cause I didn’t start in January and I saw that I highlighted an episode where Lisa the Encourager called in to thank me for calling in some years ago and praying for churches which sounds like something I would do and I wanted to thank you for encouraging and uplifting me, Lisa. And also realizing as I was thinking about it, God put the churches on my heart and I almost instantly started to cry, which is my sign that I need to pray. So, Father I pray for the churches of our nation and not just our nation but the churches of this world, Your church in this world, Your people. Who yes, we are under attack from the enemy all day every day in all kinds of ways but I pray for the joy of Your people. I pray that our joy would be Your joy because Your joy is our strength. Joy as a choice, not as…not just human happiness but the choice to trust that You are good that You are God that You are faithful and that whatever we suffer is not enough to destroy us or take us away from You. Lord, we love You. We praise You. And I ask this for all of us in Jesus name. Amen.

Hi, I’m calling in for Micah. Micah called in a couple days ago and I can’t stop thinking about him. His wife doesn’t find him attractive and he doesn’t know what to do. And Micah I just wanted to encourage you. Look to Jesus for your identity and for your beauty because it’s all in in Him. And trust Jesus to show your wife the beauty that you are. But focus on Him and know that your attractiveness is there and don’t try so hard to please a human and a human, no matter how important they are to you, don’t try so hard to please them by jumping through hoops and making muscles and then not finding yourself to be good enough. Because you are, you are His and you are loved and your identity is found in Him and your beauty is found in Him. Love you and I’m praying for you and my husband is praying for you.

07/15/2021 DAB Transcript

1 Chronicles 19:1-21:30, Romans 2:25-3:8, Ps 11:1-7, Proverbs 19:10-12

Today is July 15th welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I am Brian it is wonderful to be here with you in the center of the week in the center of the month and moving forward together step-by-step day by day on the adventure of a lifetime that takes us through a year and through the Bible. And I am supremely grateful that we can be on this journey together. Right now, our journey has us in the book of First Chronicles in the Old Testament and in the letter to the Romans. And we’re just getting moved into it and we've…we’ve witnessed enough now to know that it speaks directly. It doesn’t have a problem, like it…it’s not going to be subtle, it’s gonna be direct and speak to us directly like yesterday when we were directly speaking about hypocrisy. And we’ll see what…what’s in store for us today. But first, we’re reading from the Christian Standard Bible this week. First Chronicles 19, 20, and 21.

Commentary:

Okay. So, in the in the…in the letter to the Romans we continue to watch Paul, essentially close loopholes…kind of. Yesterday it was hypocrisy, essentially, that we were talking about in the form of judgment, judging others for things that we are guilty of ourselves and for that matter judging at all because God is “the” judge and our judgments are usually pretty judgmental, right? Bring out the verses that say this is what you’re doing wrong and all this kind of stuff that we’ve seen over the years and probably done over the years or had done to us over the years. And yet Paul says that’s not how God is doing this. God is patient. God is kind. He is long-suffering. It is His patience and His kindness that brings you to repentance. So, a stark contrast to the way that we operate.

In our reading today Paul addresses some things that he had been accused of saying, which is essentially like God is the most high. He is the glorious one above all else and I, we humans, we are not. We are not God. We are lower than God, but we are also sinful people. And, so, since God is kind and patient and long-suffering. And since there is no way that we could ever achieve righteousness on our own then doesn’t our sin just exalt God higher? Like, doesn’t us being worse make Him a higher, which is this…essentially like this back door to being able to say I can do whatever I want with whoever I want, however I want, whenever I want. God’s wither not paying attention, or His kindness will lead me to repentance. And probably we can all get our heads around that stark of a concept or that big of an analogy, but we subtly do this kind of stuff because. Like, as long as we can keep it hidden as…as long as it’s not exposed we can keep these things around. We like to do these things in secret. And Paul is directly saying this is absolutely not okay. And, so, as we go into our day we should…we should give some thought to what we’re trying to justify, that we’re trying to make okay when it’s probably not, or for sure not and we know better, and we know it. God is the judge, and He is kind, and it is His kindness that leads us to repentance. And that is beautiful. And we can like think of that is like a get out of jail free card or something but He’s not doing this because of that. He’s doing this because the trajectory, the sin that we want to justify…the things that we want to justify that we know better than, their gonna judge us…we’re gonna be…we’re gonna ruin ourselves because sin only leads to death. God is just being patient and saying, you don’t have to go there, you can come to me that you might have life. And, so, let’s think about that today. What are we justifying that isn’t going anywhere and isn’t gonna help anything?

Prayer:

Holy Spirit, we need You. We invite You into that and the truth is, we’re already thinking of some of those things but if we spend some time, we can find like there’s all this going on subtly underneath the surface. It’s part of our culture. Like we live in a culture that has so much false in it that we’re just led to always keep secrets and keep things false when You have invited us into the light to be true, to be free. And, so, help us see the chains that are around us that we’re just coexisting with because it’s just always been this way. We’re just used to it when we could be free. Come Holy Spirit we pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

Announcements:

dailyaudiobible.com, that’s home base and that’s how to find out what’s going on around here. Of course, the Daily Audio Bible app also allows all of that kind of access using the Drawer icon in the upper left-hand corner.

So, check out things like the Community section. This is where we get connected and stay connected. This is where the Prayer Wall is an lives and is always available, always on, never off, always there for us to reach out and reach back toward one another for prayer or in prayer. And that is one of the beautiful things about this Global Campfire community, is our willingness to just be together in prayer, knowing we can’t fix everything, it’s all over the world, but just to know we’re not alone and that brothers and sisters are there holding us up and praying for us and wanting to know how things are going. Makes a big difference as we take these steps forward through the year. So, definitely be familiar with the Prayer Wall.

If you want to partner with the Daily Audio Bible, if this mission to bring the spoken word of God to anybody who will listen anywhere on this planet any time of day or night, and to build community around that rhythm, if that brings life and good news now and encouragement into your life than thank you, thank you profoundly for your partnership as we navigate this portion of the year. Thank you profoundly. There is a link on the homepage at dailyaudiobible.com. If you’re using the app you can press the Give button in the upper right-hand corner or the mailing address is PO Box 1996 Spring Hill Tennessee 37174.

And, as always, if you have a prayer request or encouragement, you can at the Hotline button in the app. That’s the little red button that looks like a hotline button at the top of the app and you can use that no matter where you are, or you can dial 877-943-4253.

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:

Good morning DAB community my name is Naomi I’m calling from reading in the UK it’s my first time of calling for prayer in about a couple of years of listening because I’ve only just found the record button. So, you might be hearing from me again now. My prayer request this morning is for myself, for my business partner who is a deaf sign language user. We have a sign language interpreting service here in the UK for the deaf community and we’ve had two really bad experiences with two companies providing us with financial services both of whom breached their contract with us and both who have subsequently raised claims against us which we’ll be going to court to both defend and also to put our own counterclaim against them. I just want to pray first of all for the experience within the courts for my business partner and how inaccessible the courts really are and just the level of service which is provided. And I just pray Lord that You will go before us at the right access level in place and I thank You so far for what You’ve done and how have You’ve orchestrated things. I want to pray for Your justice and Your victory in these cases. And I pray also that You will use these cases to highlight the iniquity that’s currently present in financial services and also the housing service, housing market service, Lord where deaf and sick people or people with vulnerabilities fall through the cracks and are burned because of people not following the equivalency act. So, I just pray You’ll use as a case study to change law and to bring new equality into our system in the name of Jesus I ask Your victory Amen.

Good afternoon this is Renee calling from New York calling on July 12th and I’m just calling for a young lady who called in from Chicago regarding…she said she was the caregiver of someone going through dementia and expressed her anger and her lack of patience and frustration. And then she explained that it is her mom which makes all the sense of the world. And, you know, this is not just some random person this is your mom. So, all of those feelings and all of those emotions I just need you to know that it is coming from a place of hurt and you and I know just from the sound of your voice know that, you know, God He mends our heart and He’s gonna do that for you. He’s gonna give you a peace that surpasses all understanding and He’s with you and He’s with your mom. And I just need you to know that it’s OK. It’s OK to feel everything that you’re feeling because it’s your mom. And I’m just want you to know not like take away from how you are feeling and also know that it is a…a blessing that you can be there with her. She’s not in a home she’s with her daughter and she may have some good days and bad days and may not really know who you are at times but knowing that you’re there with her is a blessing. So, through all the frustrations I just want you to remember that. Also remember that we serve a mighty God who’s a keeper and He is a God of peace and love. So, I’m just praying for your peace, your love, your patience, and restoration and strength.

Hi this is Brian from Australia I’m calling for the very first time. I’m calling because I heard a prayer request form Margo a missionary in Liberia. Dear sister I want to encourage you that we are praying for you. Last week as a church we had a fasting and prayer retreat in which we had prayed for every nation by name, and we prayed for Liberia. We prayed that God would have mercy on that nation and that God would open the gates of that nation to their local churches and the missionaries working in that country to be able to preach the gospel so that the remnant might be saved. I want to…I want to encourage you sister. Just hang in there. You have the backing of a huge army that’s praying and lifting you up in this time of need. God bless you and your husband in your work for the Lord. Praise God.

Hello, my name is Megan I’ve called before. I’ve listened for about four years on and off now four maybe five and I just heard Micah with his prayer request about his marriage and I want you to know Micah and every other discouraged person in a relationship that God is in amongst you. God is in the middle of you, He’s surrounding you, He’s in the midst of you. And you reaching out to Him is so important for the future of your marriage. I’m gonna pray for you, all you and all marriages right now. Dear holy God thank You so much for this man Micah, for every person who is uplifting their marriage today holy God. Thank You, Jesus that You purposed them with an amazing companion. And holy God I thank You that You are the protector of our relationships. You’re the protector of our hearts Lord God and we present those hearts to You today Lord Jesus. I thank You that in Your word You are about unity, You are about peace, You are about love Lord Jesus. I thank You that You are gonna bring a supernatural peace, supernatural favor upon Micah, upon others. Lord Jesus Your name is gonna be made famous in this relationship Lord Jesus. Thank You, God that You are a healer, You heal emotions, You heal pain, You he’ll struggle, You heal insecurities holy God. And Lord Jesus we just uplift everybody to You today. In Your name. Amen.

This is OK with not being OK from Alberta. Margo from Liberia when I pray for you and bring you for before Jesus, I see him blowing a fresh cool wind on you. Your hair is gently blowing and it’s so refreshing for you and it’s full of the scent of flowers and trees and you just drink it in and it’s just giving you hope and energy and just renewing you. So, that’s my prayer for you. Vincent, praying for you. John who doesn’t know how to pray. Sometimes your heart is so full, and your burdens are so heavy. Just sit with Jesus in your mind, in your favorite place. I don’t know, maybe some people have to crawl into a dark closet and just sit with Him or go out somewhere peaceful. Just close your eyes and hand Him the big, awful backpack or garbage bag of stuff. See what He does with it. Watch Him. Just sit with Him. Let Him…I don’t know…He knows what to do with it. This is OK with not being OK. Make it a great day.

07/14/2021 DAB Transcript

1 Chronicles 16:37-18:17, Romans 2:1-24, Psalm 10:16-18, Proverbs 19:8-9

Today is the 14th day of July, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible, I’m Brian it’s great to be here with you today as we approach the middle of another one of the months that we get to share together, 12 of them in all as we move through the Bible in a year. It is a joy to be with you here now, as we take the next step forward together and that will lead us back into the book of 1 Chronicles today, chapter 16 verse 37 through 18 verse 17.

Commentary:

Okay, have you ever judged somebody or commented on someone’s behavior and you were guilty of doing the same thing at some point in your life, maybe even traipsing out versus to make your judgment, to make your commentary, even though you’re also guilty? That’s called, generally speaking, hypocritical right, hypocrisy and now that we’ve moved past all the pleasantries and greetings and kind of gotten into this Book of Romans, we see the tone of voice that Paul uses is very direct. Actually, we’ll find that in most of the letters, pretty direct conversation and Paul is talking about this sort of hypocrisy. And let’s face it, we’ve all judged people for things that we’ve done like we’re just, we’re a mess sometimes but let’s allow the letter to the Romans to just speak for itself. Therefore, every one of you who judges is without excuse for when you judge another you condemn yourself since you, the judge do the same things that we know that God’s judgment on those who do such things is based on the truth. Do you think any of you who judges those who do such things that do the same that you will escape God’s judgment? Yeah okay, so that’s as stark as it can be. And so, here we are to look in the mirror and face that. We put ourselves in the position of God and we like to judge on behalf of God and we like to bring out versus out to defend ourselves when often we’re being hypocritical because in some sort of way, we have the same things within us and we’re capable of doing the same things and we can’t stand that God wouldn’t judge those people. And so, we need to just people sometimes. I mean so often that’s what we get pulled into, we see something that we think is wrong or we think is unjust or that was really really interfering with our plans and goals and so we need God to judge those people’s wrong, move them out of the way and when I doesn’t happen them we get about the business of being the judge pretty quickly. Paul is saying here is that not gonna work because God’s not withholding judgment. Instead, he is bestowing the riches of his kindness and I’m quoting here the riches of his kindness, restraint and patience God’s kindness and again I am quoting this right out of the Bible, God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance. So, yeah Romans will continue to give us a theological underpinning and explain a lot to us theologically, but it also snaps things into place practically. What’s happening here though over, over the course of the days that we spend in Romans is that an argument is being laid out and so this whole thing is being set up and that’s what we’re reading here. What Paul’s saying today, for starters is that, we can judge all we want it doesn’t make a difference we’re not the judge. Our judgments don’t do anything like, in the eyes of God. God is God, God will do what God will do and we so often hypocritically step in His way and try to become the sovereign judge. And I know we all know people who are judgy right, and it’s going nowhere. And so, let’s carry that forward as Paul continues to layout the underpinnings of our faith.

Prayer:

So Father, we thank You thank You for this book, we thank You for Romans, we thank You for all that it that it has a how densely packed it is how much is there and we ask Holy Spirit that we would have eyes to see and ears to hear, as we’ve been praying that we would have understanding hearts that we would be transformed, that we would be changed, that Your kindness, Your patience, despite our judgments and hypocrisy, that Your kindness would lead us to repentance. We’re so often thinking fearfully about your wrath and that that’s supposed to lead us to repentance and yet what we’re finding is that You are kind and patient and leading us to repentance through restraint and that is such, that is in such stark contrast to how we normally are; we don’t offer kindness and restraint and patience. We all too often offer our judgment when it is kindness that leads us to repentance. Help this to sink in, help this to sink into the parched soil of these portions of our hearts giving us nourishment’s we pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

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Prayers and Encouragements:

I tore my hip flexor about three months ago and I’m 16 years old and they said I’ll probably have to do surgery to fix it and it’s only a minor tear but I’m just…please pray that God will heal it so I don’t have to have surgery.

Good morning this is Dennis from Palos Verdes I’m just gonna ask for prayer for me, my family for mainly for myself. I find myself struggling to do things on my own to do it in my own strength and yet there’s this ever loving, forgiving compassionate God there who wants to help me but for some reason I just find myself continuing to try to struggle and do it on my own. Not to be weak yet, in my weakness I fall because my pride. And yet I have this community that’s so loving and so willing to pray for us so, I’m just gonna reach out and ask for prayer for me, my family, my children to help me to give up my pride and to seek God for help first and foremost. So, please if this community would pray for me as I pray when I listen for everyone else. I just felt weak to reach out but I know it’s what I really desperately need. So, thank you in advance for your prayers. I know this community. Thank you so much God bless.

This is Laquita from Vanita, Oklahoma. I wanted to pray for the gentlemen who had called in about his neighbor she has stage 4 cancer, she has two small children. And I just wanted to pray that the Lord would give you courage that…you’ve been on my mind ever since I heard you call in and I think the Lord wants to use you to go over there and minister the gospel to her and to tell her how much Jesus loves her and cares for her. And for you to lift up that family. And I’m just gonna pray. Lord, I just pray for this gentlemen Lord, that you would give him courage Lord. That You would take away any fear that he might have, that he might go over to this lady’s house and minister Your love, Your mercy, Your grace, Your compassion for her and her family Lord God. I just pray that You would open a door for him Father God that no man can shut Father and that You would just boldly come up on him and the Holy Spirit Lord that he would just be courageous to minister Your salvation to this lady. And I just thank you that You’re a faithful Lord, I thank You that You watch over Your word, Your performant. I thank You that You place this in his heart and Lord I just pray that You would fulfill Your word through him. In Jesus name. Amen.

Hello, my name is Mary, I’ve been a listener for a year and a half now and I absolutely love Daily Audio Bible. So, thank you Brian and this community and your family, it’s been such a blessing. I have never called in for prayer, I do like hearing the prayer requests and praying for you all and hearing familiar voices. So, I’m adding mine to this family. Asking for prayer for my daughter who is 20 and just dealing with some pretty intense anxiety at this time. So, we’re all feeling a little overwhelmed, we’re getting help but I just need an army of believers just lifting her up, her name is Jillian. She’s an amazing young woman and this just came out of, I don’t know, I just…I feel like it’s just been really terrible and surprising and so yes, we need our Bible in our hearts and in our home and in our faith just to trust the Lord with this and with her. And just praying for so many who are dealing with anxiety during this time. So, I pray for all of you who are struggling and I thank you in advance for praying for my beautiful Jillian and for me and my family. Thank you everybody. Bye.

Hi, this is Blessed by Jesus in Kansas City and it’s been a while but my heart was touched on the July 12th podcast by the lady from Chicago who was taking care of her mom who has dementia. I want you to know that you don’t walk that road alone and I am wanting to thank you on behalf of your mother for loving her and taking care of her when it’s not an easy job. I am praying along with you for your anger to be lessened, for you to find a joy again as you serve your mother in this ministry and I’m praying that God would send you just the right people at just the right time to walk beside you and to help you. I’m praying that you will accept that help and that you will have some times where you feel absolutely normal and refreshed. May you know that God loves you and God loves your mom and many, many people are lifting you up in prayer. Good bye.