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Daily Bible Reading Podcast Phil Fields

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    Deuteronomy 31-32; Psalm 66; Acts 18

    Deuteronomy 31-32; Psalm 66; Acts 18

    DEUTERONOMY 31-32:
    Yesterday in Deuteronomy Moses reviewed the covenant and again stressed that the choice is between life and death, and between experiencing blessings or curses. Be aware that in the poem dictated to Moses by the Lord, the Lord speaks of things that were in Israel’s future as if they had already taken place. This is called propleptic past tense, and is a feature of prophetic writings.
    PSALM 66:
    Our glorious God deserves glorious praise. Note that this psalm shows the importance of confessing our sins to God.
    ACTS 18:
    In Acts 17, opposition hounded the steps of Paul, Silas and Timothy, first in Thessalonica and then in Berea. The people of Berea are an example for us all, and that’s why so many churches are named after their city. Then Paul in Athens debated with the philosophers of his day.
    GNT Translation notes:
    Deut. 32:3 [Because in this song I will praise the LORD— giving honor to his name//I will praise the name of the Lord,] and his people will tell of his greatness.
    ====
    Ps. 66:4 Everyone on earth worships you;
    they sing praises to you,
    [their songs give honor//they sing praises] to your name.”
    5 Come[, all peoples] and see what God has done,
    his wonderful acts among people.
    10 You[, O God,//0] have put us to the test[0//, God];
    as silver is purified by fire,
    so you have tested us.
    16 [Now, all who honor God,//0] Come and listen, [0//all who honor God,]
    and I will tell you what he has done for me.
    NLT Translation notes:
    Deut. 31:51 For both of you betrayed me [before/with] the Israelites at the waters of Meribah at Kadeshm in the wilderness of Zin. You failed to demonstrate my holiness to the people of Israel there.
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    Acts 18:5 And after Silas and Timothy came down from Macedonia, Paul spent all his time preaching the word. He testified to the Jews that Jesus [is/was] the Messiah.
     

    • 22 min
    Deuteronomy 29-30; Psalm 65; Acts 17

    Deuteronomy 29-30; Psalm 65; Acts 17

    DEUTERONOMY 29-30:
    Yesterday in Deuteronomy Moses ratcheted up the fear index to the red level. And the scary thing about the threats he used to motivate the people to obedience is that they later all came true, as we will see in books like Judges and 2 Kings.
    PSALM 65:
    Today’s Psalm is a hymn of joy and mighty praise.
    ACTS 17:
    Yesterday we heard of how Paul and Silas were beaten and put in jail. This was as a result of freeing a slave girl from demonic bondage. Their overnight in jail led to the jailer and his family becoming followers of Christ. But the next day, as requested, Paul and Silas left town.
    NLT Translation notes:
    Ps. 73:27 Those who desert [You, O Lord//him] will perish,
    for you destroy those who abandon you.
    28 But as for me, how good it is to be near God!
    I have made [You O//the] Sovereign LORD my shelter,
    and I will tell everyone about the wonderful things you do.

    • 21 min
    Deuteronomy 28; Psalm 64; Acts 16:19-40

    Deuteronomy 28; Psalm 64; Acts 16:19-40

    DEUTERONOMY 28:
    Yesterday we read of the ceremony that Moses commanded the people to perform when they entered the promised land. The Levites were to loudly proclaim curses from Mount Ebal over anyone who violates the laws.
    PSALM 64:
    If you feel that people are looking for opportunities to slander you, this psalm is for you.
    ACTS 16b:
    Yesterday in in this chapter— via the change of pronouns, we understood that Luke joined with Paul as one of his traveling companions. Also note that the Holy Spirit can also be called the Spirit of Jesus. These are one and the same Spirit of God.
    GNT Translation note:
    Deut. 28:44 They will have money to lend [to] you, but you will have none to lend them. In the end they will be your rulers.
    ====
    Ps. 64:7 But [when You, O God, shoot your//God shoots his] arrows at them, [0//and] suddenly they [will be//are] wounded.
    8 [You//He] will destroy them because of those words; all who see them will shake their heads.  
    9 They will all be afraid; they will think about what [You have//God] has done and tell about [your//his] deeds.
    10 All righteous people will rejoice because of what [You have done, O Lord//the Lord has done]. They will find safety in [You//him]; all good people will praise [You//him].
    NLT Translation notes:
    Acts 16:18This went on day after day until Paul got so exasperated that he turned and said to the demon within her, “I command you in the name of [ Christ Jesus// Jesus Christ] to come out of her.” And instantly it left her.
    31They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved. [And the same is true for//, along with everyone in your household.”]

    • 19 min
    Deuteronomy 27; Psalm 63; Acts 16:1-24

    Deuteronomy 27; Psalm 63; Acts 16:1-24

    DEUTERONOMY 27:
    Yesterday in Deuteronomy, Moses continued with miscellaneous regulations. One repeated in the New Testament is to not muzzle an ox to keep it from eating when it is treading out grain. Paul used that as a metaphor for something else.
    PSALM 63:
    This is another poem of David, including beautiful imagery. Pray like David, if you want to be blessed like David or need protection as David did.
    ACTS 16a:
    Yesterday in Acts we heard how Barnabas and Paul with Silas and Judas/Justus delivered the letter from the leaders in Jerusalem. And afterward, Paul and Barnabas had their falling out over the issue of whether to take John Mark along on their next trip. Silas— who evidently had come back to Antioch, became Paul's new ministry partner.
    NLT Translation notes:
    Ps. 63:11 But the king will rejoice in [You, O ] God.
    All who trust in [You/him] will praise [You/him],
    while liars will be silenced.
    ====
    Acts 16:18 This went on day after day until Paul got so exasperated that he turned and said to the demon within her, “I command you in the name of [Christ Jesus//Jesus Christ] to come out of her.” And instantly it left her.

    • 15 min
    Deuteronomy 25-26; Psalm 62; Acts 15:19-41

    Deuteronomy 25-26; Psalm 62; Acts 15:19-41

    DEUTERONOMY 25-26:
    Yesterday we read some laws for what kind of people could not enter into the congregation of Israel, and how long before their descendants could enter into the congregation of Israel. And we heard laws about cleanliness based on the fact that God was living with the Israelites. And, God wanted his people to be kind, fair, and thoughtful of the needs of the poor.
    PSALM 62:
    Here is a psalm to pray and an example to follow when you feel the world is against you.
    ACTS 15b:
    Yesterday in the first half of this chapter we heard how the controversy over circumcision started and we heard the speeches of Peter and James.
    GNT Translation notes:
    [The last verse of this Psalm shows that it is a prayer addressed to God. It is an open question if in verse 5 David is speaking encouragement to his own soul. The vocative form seems to indicate that. I think that CEV is correct in showing that in verses 3-5 David is speaking about himself in the third person.]
    Ps. 62:1 I wait patiently for [You, O] God to save me;
    I depend on [You//him] alone.
    2 [You alone protect and save me//He alone protects and saves me];
    [You are//he is] my defender,
    and I shall never be defeated.
    3 How much longer will all of you [people] attack [me—] someone
    who is no stronger than a broken-down fence?
    4 You only want to bring [me//him] down from [my//his] place of honor;
    you take pleasure in lies.
    You speak words of blessing,
    but in your heart[s] you curse [me//him].
    5 [O my soul, depend on God alone!//I depend on God alone;]
    [O Lord, I put my hope in You.//I put my hope in him.]
    6 [You alone protect and save me//He alone protects and saves me];
    [You are//he is] my defender,
    and I shall never be defeated.
    7 My salvation and honor depend on [You, O] God;
    [You are//he is] my strong protector;
    [You are//he is] my shelter.
    8 [O my people,//0] Trust in God at all times, [0//my people.]
    Tell him all your troubles,
    for he is our refuge.
    9 Human beings are all like a puff of breath;
    great and small alike are worthless.
    Put them on the scales, and they weigh nothing;
    they are lighter than a mere breath.
    10 Don't put your trust in violence;
    don't hope to gain anything by robbery;
    even if your riches increase,
    don't depend on them.
    11 [O my God//0] More than once I have heard [You//God] say
    that power belongs to [You//him]
    12 and that [your//his] love is constant.
    You yourself, O Lord, reward everyone according to their deeds.
    ====
    Acts 15:29 eat no food that has been offered to idols; eat no blood; eat no animal that has been strangled; and keep yourselves from sexual immorality. You will do well if you take care not to do these things. [Farewell] With our best wishes.”
    NLT Translation notes:
    Ps. 62:11 But the king will rejoice in [You, O ] God.
    All who trust in [You/him] will praise [You/him],
    while liars will be silenced.
    ====
    Acts 15:18 This went on day after day until Paul got so exasperated that he turned and said to the demon within her, “I command you in the name of [Christ Jesus//Jesus Christ] to come out of her.” And instantly it left her.
     

    • 18 min
    Deuteronomy 23-24; Psalm 61; Acts 15:1-21

    Deuteronomy 23-24; Psalm 61; Acts 15:1-21

    DEUTERONOMY 23-24:
    Yesterday we read an odd collection of regulations: Cleansing the land from unsolved murder, marrying a captive woman after a war, rights of a first-born son when a man has more than one wife, the responsibility of helping neighbors, and various problems concerning adultery.

    PSALM 61:
    This is one I love to sing.

    ACTS 15a:
    In Acts 14, we heard of the incredible turn of events for Paul and Barnabas. At one moment they were hailed as gods, but after a very short time Paul was stoned. As they tell the believers, “We have to go through many hardships before we enter God's kingdom in heaven.”
    NLT Translation notes:
    6 [Since you have made me king, O Lord,] 
    Add many years to [my life.//the life of the king!]
        May [my//his] years span the generations!
    7 May [I/he] reign under [your//God’s] protection, [even] forever.    May your unfailing love and faithfulness watch over [me//him].
     

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

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32 Ratings

jehami ,

Blessing

I love that the reader always ends with a prayer.

B.Sy.1235 ,

Excellent

The narrator has a strong, calming voice and offers just the right amount of commentary. I also enjoy the prayer at the end of each reading, which pulls in the content from the scriptures that were just read.

Bentley Queen ,

Robotic

I just started listening to this. While the word is rich as Gods word always is, the way it is being read is throwing me off. I am pushing through though because I want to hear the word. I am hoping, like the narrator says, it becomes more natural as he gets used to it.

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