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Commuter Bible is an audio Bible podcast to match your weekly schedule. Published Monday-Friday, major (U.S.) holidays excluded. In the course of a year, you can listen to the entire Bible. Subscribe today and get more of God's Word in your daily life.

John Ross


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    Genesis 26-29, Psalm 9

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 29:46

    Genesis 26 – 1:09 . Genesis 27 – 7:19 . Genesis 28 – 16:19 . Genesis 29 – 20:06 . Psalm 9 – 26:12 . Today, Jacob the deceiver lives up to his name. With the help of his mother Rebekah, he goes to great lengths to disguise himself from his blind and aging father, tricking him into thinking that he is older brother Esau so that he might receive his father's blessing. Jacob and Rebekah come up with a way to trick Isaac yet again, and Isaac sends Jacob to another country to get a wife for himself, thereby escaping the wrath of Esau. Later, Jacob gets a taste of his own medicine when Laban tricks him into marrying his oldest daughter Leah when he had intended to marry Rachel.:::Christian Standard Bible translation.All music written and produced by John Burgess Ross.Co-produced by Bobby Brown, Eric Williamson, and the Christian Standard Biblefacebook.com/commuterbibleinstagram.com/commuter_bibletwitter.com/CommuterPodpatreon.com/commuterbibleadmin@commuterbible.org

    Genesis 22-25, Psalm 8

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 28:51

    Genesis 22 – 1:13 . Genesis 23 – 6:00 . Genesis 24 – 9:07 . Genesis 25 – 21:26 . Psalm 8 – 26:44 . Today, God calls Abraham to do something that most of us would consider unthinkable, especially because we have the privilege of knowing God's character through the whole counsel of Scripture: He asks Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac as an offering to the Lord. Abraham trusts the Lord, and as the author of Hebrews later notes, “He considered that God was able even to raise him from the dead, from which, figuratively speaking, he did receive him back.” As you listen, consider the parallels between this sacrifice and the sacrifice of Christ, who did not have a ram to be His substitute, but who, instead, was the sacrifice Lamb who became our substitute.:::Christian Standard Bible translation.All music written and produced by John Burgess Ross.Co-produced by Bobby Brown, Eric Williamson, and the Christian Standard Biblefacebook.com/commuterbibleinstagram.com/commuter_bibletwitter.com/CommuterPodpatreon.com/commuterbibleadmin@commuterbible.org

    Genesis 18-21, Psalm 6-7

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 28:48

    Genesis 18 – 1:15 . Genesis 19 – 7:42 . Genesis 20 – 14:43 . Genesis 21 – 18:58 . Psalm 6 – 24:14 . Psalm 7 – 25:35 . In today's episode, the Lord visits Abraham by sending three messengers to his home. He reveals that in a year's time he will give Abraham a son through his wife, Sarah. He also reveals that he is sending his messengers to Sodom and Gomorrah, because the wickedness of the people has grown so severe that it calls for complete annihilation. Before they are sent out, Abraham pleads with the Lord to spare the righteous and the Lord finally agrees that if even ten righteous people are found there, he will not destroy it. The angels rescue Lot, but as we will soon see, sin continues to flourish. Later, a son is born to Abraham and is named, “Isaac,” which means, “He laughs.”:::Christian Standard Bible translation.All music written and produced by John Burgess Ross.Co-produced by Bobby Brown, Eric Williamson, and the Christian Standard Biblefacebook.com/commuterbibleinstagram.com/commuter_bibletwitter.com/CommuterPodpatreon.com/commuterbibleadmin@commuterbible.org

    Genesis 14-17, Psalm 5

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 21:43

    Genesis 14 – 1:17 . Genesis 15 – 5:34 . Genesis 16 – 9:09 . Genesis 17 – 13:20 . Psalm 5 – 18:50 . Today we get to see the Lord's faithfulness to a sinful man who doubts, who wavers, who makes poor decisions, but who ultimately responds to the Lord's instruction. It would be hard to argue that the Lord chose Abram because of his upstanding moral qualities, however, as his flaws aren't covered up or diminished. Instead, in God's own kindness, He makes promises to Abram, promises that will last from one generation to the next, on and on through the ages. The Lord makes these promises, not because Abram deserves it or because His holy hands would be tied without Abram's cooperate; instead, through his work in Abram's life God will show the world his steadfast love and sovereign provision.:::Christian Standard Bible translation.All music written and produced by John Burgess Ross.Co-produced by Bobby Brown, Eric Williamson, and the Christian Standard Biblefacebook.com/commuterbibleinstagram.com/commuter_bibletwitter.com/CommuterPodpatreon.com/commuterbibleadmin@commuterbible.org

    Genesis 10-13, Psalm 3-4

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 19:33

    Genesis 10 – 1:11 . Genesis 11 – 4:42 . Genesis 12 – 9:35 . Genesis 13 – 13:03 . Psalm 3 – 16:11 . Psalm 4 – 17:20 . After we wade through genealogies of Noah's sons, we encounter the tower of Babel, a monument to man's rebellion against God. Being made in the image of God, these men imitate their creator by creating, which is all well and good, except that they defy God's command to fill the earth and attempt to rob God of glory by making a name for themselves. God graciously uses language to scatter them so they can see the expansive majesty of His Creation rather than stare at the cute little tower they've made. In time, Abram is born, and God makes great promises as He calls Abram to follow His commands. :::Christian Standard Bible translation.All music written and produced by John Burgess Ross.Co-produced by Bobby Brown, Eric Williamson, and the Christian Standard Biblefacebook.com/commuterbibleinstagram.com/commuter_bibletwitter.com/CommuterPodpatreon.com/commuterbibleadmin@commuterbible.org

    Genesis 5-9, Psalm 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 24:36

    Genesis 5 - 1:15 . Genesis 6 - 4:56 . Genesis 7 - 9:35 . Genesis 8 - 13:42 . Genesis 9 - 17:24 . Psalm 2 - 22:07 . Noah is often portrayed as a cartoonish old man surrounded by cute animals all smiling happily from their little boat; but the reality of the flood was far more grueling than the nursery murals suggest. Imagine what it would be like to survive an apocalyptic flood where almost everyone you know is destroyed and you're stuck in a crowded, floating menagerie. Noah is rightly credited as brave and faithful to the Lord, but the Bible doesn't allow us to think that the flood has solved the problem of sin. Even faithful Noah, who diligently constructed a massive vessel and survived destruction, was imperfect and flawed.:::Christian Standard Bible translation.All music written and produced by John Burgess Ross.Co-produced by Bobby Brown, Eric Williamson, and the Christian Standard Biblefacebook.com/commuterbibleinstagram.com/commuter_bibletwitter.com/CommuterPodpatreon.com/commuterbibleadmin@commuterbible.org

    Genesis 1-4, Psalm 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 25:13

    Genesis 1 - 1:12 . Genesis 2 - 7:13 . Genesis 3 - 12:10 . Genesis 4 - 18:11 . Psalm 1 - 23:20 . So much could said about these first four chapters as Genesis 1-4 lays a foundation for the rest of Scripture. We learn about a God who creates all things out of His own volition in a way that is well-ordered and executed simply by proclamation. Special attention is given to the creation of mankind in God's own image and God's generous provision for man both before and after sin. Here, too, we see man's relationship with God fall from one of peace, unity, and harmony into one of disorder and division as man rejects God's good design and sins against His Maker.:::Christian Standard Bible translation.All music written and produced by John Burgess Ross.Co-produced by Bobby Brown, Eric Williamson, and the Christian Standard Biblefacebook.com/commuterbibleinstagram.com/commuter_bibletwitter.com/CommuterPodpatreon.com/commuterbibleadmin@commuterbible.org

    Revelation 19-22, Psalm 150

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 21:30

    Revelation 19 - 1:11 . Revelation 20 - 5:50 . Revelation 21 - 10:22 . Revelation 22 - 15:!5 . Psalm 150 - 19:49 . On today's episode, there is celebration in heaven over the just destruction of Babylon, the great prostitute. By contrast, the marriage supper of the Lamb is announced, and His bride is dressed in fine linen, representing the righteous acts of the saints. The beast, the kings of the earth and their armies, and the false prophet are all thrown into the lake that burns with sulfur. Satan is bound in the abyss for a thousand years, then released in order to deceive the nations and gather them for battle against the saints, but they, too, are handily defeated. After the great white throne judgment, John sees the New Jerusalem, a city of glorious prosperity and security, illumined by the glory of God.:::Christian Standard Bible translation.All music written and produced by John Burgess Ross.Co-produced by Bobby Brown, Eric Williamson & the Christian Standard Biblefacebook.com/commuterbibleinstagram.com/commuter_bibletwitter.com/CommuterPodpatreon.com/commuterbibleadmin@commuterbible.org

    Revelation 16-18, Isaiah 66

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 24:00

    Revelation 16 - 1:!2 . Revelation 17 - 5:14 . Revelation 18 - 10:26 . Isaiah 66 - 16:57 . As God's wrath is poured out in seven phases, you'll be reminded of the plagues poured out on Egypt when pharaoh refused to let God's people leave and go to the Promised Land. Water turns to blood, the people are stricken with sores, demonic spirits appear like frogs, enormous hail stones fall, all under the direction of God Almighty and his angels. Following the seventh bowl of God's wrath, we'll read a post-script that section that tells us more about the great city named “Babylon,” her relationship with the beast, and the nature of her sins against God.:::Christian Standard Bible translation.All music written and produced by John Burgess Ross.Co-produced by Bobby Brown, Eric Williamson & the Christian Standard Biblefacebook.com/commuterbibleinstagram.com/commuter_bibletwitter.com/CommuterPodpatreon.com/commuterbibleadmin@commuterbible.org

    Revelation 11-15, Isaiah 65

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 28:03

    Revelation 11 - 1:08 . Revelation 12 - 5:20 . Revelation 13 - 9:05 . Revelation 14 - 14:10 . Revelation 15 - 19:01 . Isaiah 65 - 21:09 . Revelation is full of imagery and symbolism that continues to spark discussion and debate among believers, but the overall impression that we should get from these prophecies is that the end is under God's full control; in his sovereignty and power He will execute his just wrath upon those who oppose Him, and those who trust Him are secured eternally, though not without temporary hardship. The beast will oppose God's witnesses and deceive many. The dragon, Satan, will fight for glory and wage war against God's people. Even so, neither the beast, nor the dragon, nor their followers will escape God's justice and wrath. God's faithful ones will be avenged and delivered.:::Christian Standard Bible translation.All music written and produced by John Burgess Ross.Co-produced by Bobby Brown, Eric Williamson & the Christian Standard Biblefacebook.com/commuterbibleinstagram.com/commuter_bibletwitter.com/CommuterPodpatreon.com/commuterbibleadmin@commuterbible.org

    Revelation 6-10, Isaiah 64

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 23:27

    Revelation 6 - 1:14 . Revelation 7 - 5:18 . Revelation 8 - 10:07 . Revelation 9 - 13:09 . Revelation 10 - 17:23 . Isaiah 64 - 20:02 . In our last episode, Jesus appeared to the apostle John with instructions for seven churches. After this, John sees God seated on His throne, attended by four living creatures and 24 elders in white robes. One like a slaughtered lamb appears in the midst of the throne to open a scroll that has seven seals. In today's episode, the lamb begins to open those seals. The first four seals release riders on horses, each with a different supernatural task. The fifth seal prompts the souls of those slain for their faithfulness to cry for justice. The sixth seal induces chaotic natural catastrophes and reveals those coming out of the great tribulation. Finally, the seventh seal prompts seven angels with trumpets.:::Christian Standard Bible translation.All music written and produced by John Burgess Ross.Co-produced by Bobby Brown, Eric Williamson & the Christian Standard Biblefacebook.com/commuterbibleinstagram.com/commuter_bibletwitter.com/CommuterPodpatreon.com/commuterbibleadmin@commuterbible.org

    Revelation 1-5, Isaiah 63

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 29:12

    Revelation 1 - 1:08 . Revelation 2 - 5:28 . Revelation 3 - 12:50 . Revelation 4 - 17:55 . Revelation 5 - 20:37 . Isaiah 63 - 24:00 . Sometimes when you're studying the Bible you can get so deep into study that you miss the forest for the trees. Such is often the case with the book of Revelation, as we try to peer deeply into symbolism and the order of events to decipher what the end of days will look like. One big takeaway that we ought not miss is this: Jesus is absolutely glorious and eternally victorious. Take notice of the sheer amount of text used to describe the glory that John sees and the ways that those in heaven acknowledge King Jesus. Be encouraged by this simple, yet profound truth: Christ reigns with authority and power over the heavens and over all creation.:::Christian Standard Bible translation.All music written and produced by John Burgess Ross.Co-produced by Bobby Brown, Eric Williamson & the Christian Standard Biblefacebook.com/commuterbibleinstagram.com/commuter_bibletwitter.com/CommuterPodpatreon.com/commuterbibleadmin@commuterbible.org

    Malachi 1-4, Isaiah 61-62

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 22:41

    Malachi 1 - 1:11 . Malachi 2 - 5:08 . Malachi 3 - 10:11 . Malachi 4 - 14:38 . Isaiah 61 - 16:08 . Isaiah 62 - 18:55 . Not much is known about the prophet Malachi, (whose name means “my messenger”), but contextual clues suggest that this was written after the exile had ended. Enthusiasm for right worship of God had waned, and Malachi exhorts the priests to honor the Lord. Uniquely, Malachi presents his prophesy using a conversational pattern between the priests and the Lord God, wherein God makes a claim, the priests respond by asking questions, and subsequently the Lord answers. This book is a mixture of indictment and hope, pointing those who are indifferent to God's ordinances to worship rightly while encouraging the faithful to stay the course and receive the Lord's favor.::: 

    Zechariah 12-14, Isaiah 59-60

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 24:07

    Zechariah 12 - 1:15 . Zechariah 13 - 4:39 . Zechariah 14 - 7:51 . Isaiah 59 - 13:11 . Isaiah 60 - 17:59 . In our final episode in the book of Zechariah, the prophet proclaims that Jerusalem will be secure from warring nations. They will be blessed further through spiritual reconciliation with God. He will pour out a spirit of grace and prayer on the house of David and on Jerusalem, and they will mourn for the one they pierced. On that day a fountain will be opened to wash away their sin and impurity. Living water from Jerusalem will flow in abundance, Like the prophet Isaiah, Zechariah predicts that the nations will come from all around to worship the God of Israel.:::Christian Standard Bible translation.All music written and produced by John Burgess Ross.Co-produced by Bobby Brown, Eric Williamson & the Christian Standard Biblefacebook.com/commuterbibleinstagram.com/commuter_bibletwitter.com/CommuterPodpatreon.com/commuterbibleadmin@commuterbible.org

    Zechariah 9-11, Isaiah 57-58

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 22:00

    Zechariah 9 - 1:09 . Zechariah 10 - 5:06 . Zechariah 11 - 8:34 . Isaiah 57 - 12:32 . Isaiah 58 - 17:13 . Zechariah prophesies that judgment is coming for Zion's enemies, but in a surprising reversal after their punishment, God will call them to be a part of his people as a remnant. Later, Zion is called to rejoice, for their king is coming. He is described as being victorious, righteous and humble all at once, even riding a donkey instead of a mule as was customary for kings. The Lord promises to restore his people and defend them from their enemies. Finally, Zechariah takes on the role of a shepherd of those sheep who were raised for purpose of being slaughtered as a symbolic parallel, for the shepherds had not cared for them; they only used them for personal gain.:::Christian Standard Bible translation.All music written and produced by John Burgess Ross.Co-produced by Bobby Brown, Eric Williamson & the Christian Standard Biblefacebook.com/commuterbibleinstagram.com/commuter_bibletwitter.com/CommuterPodpatreon.com/commuterbibleadmin@commuterbible.org

    Zechariah 5-8, Isaiah 56

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 19:34

    Zechariah 5 - 1:13 . Zechariah 6 - 3:34 . Zechariah 7 - 7:21 . Zechariah 8 - 10:13 . We're picking up where we left off in the collection of visions that Zechariah saw, today looking at visions six, seven and eight. The vision of the flying scroll is an indication that God's just law is about to be executed in the land. Wickedness is personified as a woman who is taken captive and sent away to Babylon to be worshiped. The eighth vision, like the first, includes four horses who patrol the earth, signifying God's sovereignty over all creation. After this Zechariah addresses questions of fasting and declares that a day of fruitfulness and feasting is coming for those who seek the Lord.:::Christian Standard Bible translation.All music written and produced by John Burgess Ross.Co-produced by Bobby Brown, Eric Williamson & the Christian Standard Biblefacebook.com/commuterbibleinstagram.com/commuter_bibletwitter.com/CommuterPodpatreon.com/commuterbibleadmin@commuterbible.org

    Zechariah 1-4, Isaiah 54-55

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 21:55

    Zechariah 1 - 1:14 . Zechariah 2 - 5:49 . Zechariah 3 - 9:00 . Zechariah 4 - 11:20 . Isaiah 54 - 14:07 . Isaiah 55 - 17:58 . The prophet Zechariah was a contemporary of the prophet Haggai; both prophesy to those exiles returning to Jerusalem, but while Haggai focuses mainly on rebuilding the temple, Zechariah sees visions of a future king. As such is the case, the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John incorporate more passages from Zechariah than from any other prophet. In today's reading, Zechariah prophesies through night visions; we'll cover 5 out of 8 of them in this episode. One is of horsemen who patrol the world, another of horns and craftsmen, another of a man who surveys and measures Jerusalem, a fourth of the high priest Joshua and a servant called the Branch, and a fifth of a gold lampstand.:::Christian Standard Bible translation.All music written and produced by John Burgess Ross.Co-produced by Bobby Brown, Eric Williamson & the Christian Standard Biblefacebook.com/commuterbibleinstagram.com/commuter_bibletwitter.com/CommuterPodpatreon.com/commuterbibleadmin@commuterbible.org

    2 Peter 1-3, Isaiah 52-53

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 20:13

    2 Peter 1 - 1:12 . 2 Peter 2 - 4:40 . 2 Peter 3 - 9:13 . Isaiah 52 - 12:59 . Isaiah 53 - 16:13 . In Peter's second letter, the apostle writes to encourage the church to confirm their calling and election by exercising the divine power given to them for life and godliness. Peter warns them against false teachers who claim Christ but in reality are self-glorifying and treacherous, exploiting the church in their greed with made-up stories. Finally, Peter encourages the church to patiently await Christ's second coming, for the judgment of the wicked is sure. Since this is a short epistle we'll have a double dose of Isaiah, reading chapters 52-53, wherein the suffering servant is pierced because of our rebellion and crushed because of our iniquities, but we are healed by his wounds.:::Christian Standard Bible translation.All music written and produced by John Burgess Ross.Co-produced by Bobby Brown, Eric Williamson & the Christian Standard Biblefacebook.com/commuterbibleinstagram.com/commuter_bibletwitter.com/CommuterPodpatreon.com/commuterbibleadmin@commuterbible.org

    Nahum, Habakkuk, Psalm 149

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 26:39

    Nahum 1 - 1:13 . Nahum 2 - 4:36 . Nahum 3 -  7:24 . Habakkuk 1 - 12:39 . Habakkuk 2 - 16:10 . Habakkuk 3 - 20:32 . Psalm 149 - 24:39 . The prophet Zechariah was a contemporary of the prophet Haggai; both prophesy to those exiles returning to Jerusalem, but while Haggai focuses mainly on rebuilding the temple, Zechariah sees visions of a future king. As such is the case, the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John incorporate more passages from Zechariah than from any other prophet. In today's reading, Zechariah prophesies through night visions; we'll cover 5 out of 8 of them in this episode. One is of horsemen who patrol the world, another of horns and craftsmen, another of a man who surveys and measures Jerusalem, a fourth of the high priest Joshua and a servant called the Branch, and a fifth of a gold lampstand.:::Christian Standard Bible translation.All music written and produced by John Burgess Ross.Co-produced by Bobby Brown, Eric Williamson & the Christian Standard Biblefacebook.com/commuterbibleinstagram.com/commuter_bibletwitter.com/CommuterPodpatreon.com/commuterbibleadmin@commuterbible.org

    Zephaniah, 2 Thessalonians, Psalm 148

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 25:07

    Zephaniah 1 - 1:10 . Zephaniah 2 - 5:10 . Zephaniah 3 - 8:48 . 2 Thessalonians 1 - 14:42 . 2 Thessalonians 2 - 16:47 . 2 Thessalonians 3 - 19:41 . Psalm 148 - 22:29 . The prophet Zephaniah extends an urgent invitation to seek the Lord and only the Lord. At the time of Zephaniah's prophecy, even the priests in the house of the Lord were worshipping other gods. He predicts that a day of the Lord is approaching to eliminate those who rebel against Him, but in His grace, he will leave a meek and humble remnant. Later, in 2 Thessalonians, Paul writes to the church concerning how they should live in light of Christ's impending return. Rather than live idle lives, they are encouraged to work until that day comes, giving glory to God by loving each other well and committing themselves to faithful obedience. :::Christian Standard Bible translation.All music written and produced by John Burgess Ross.Co-produced by Bobby Brown, Eric Williamson & the Christian Standard Biblefacebook.com/commuterbibleinstagram.com/commuter_bibletwitter.com/CommuterPodpatreon.com/commuterbibleadmin@commuterbible.org

    Micah 5-7, Isaiah 50-51

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 23:39

    Micah 5 - 1:09 . Micah 6 - 4:14 . Micah 7 - 8:48 . Isaiah 50 - 13:53 . Isaiah 51 - 16:40 . As we finish out the second half of the book of Micah, we'll immediately see another crystal clear prophecy; this one predicts that the coming Messiah will be born in Bethlehem, a small town that was unlikely to have anything significant take place within it. God promises that one day he will remove those earthly and idolatrous occupations which keep his people from worshipping him rightly, asserting that nations who have not obeyed him will receive his anger and wrath. Finally, Micah looks past the coming destruction of Israel to declare the future hope of redemption for those who repent from their sin and serve the Lord.:::Christian Standard Bible translation.All music written and produced by John Burgess Ross.Co-produced by Bobby Brown, Eric Williamson & the Christian Standard Biblefacebook.com/commuterbibleinstagram.com/commuter_bibletwitter.com/CommuterPodpatreon.com/commuterbibleadmin@commuterbible.org

    Micah 1-4, Isaiah 48-49

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 26:58

    Micah 1 - 1:14 . Micah 2 - 4:37 . Micah 3 - 8:30 . Micah 4 - 11:08 . Isaiah 48 - 14:45 . Isaiah 49 - 19:30 . Given the time frame established by the prophet himself, Micah's prophecies are astoundingly clear and accurate, as he clearly pronounces the fall of Samaria, the destruction of Jerusalem, and the coming captivity in Babylon. The people had grown comfortable in religious activity but they were excusing sin and denying the possibility of judgment. He urges God's people to consider the nature and character of God Himself, and in so doing, they ought to repent in light of his justice and holiness. :::Christian Standard Bible translation.All music written and produced by John Burgess Ross.Co-produced by Bobby Brown, Eric Williamson & the Christian Standard Biblefacebook.com/commuterbibleinstagram.com/commuter_bibletwitter.com/CommuterPodpatreon.com/commuterbibleadmin@commuterbible.org

    Joel 1-3, Isaiah 47

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 21:36

    Joel 1 - 1:11 . Joel 2 - 5:07 . Joel 3 - 13:06 . Isaiah 47 - 17:19 . Joel is one of the shortest books of the Old Testament and is divided in two parts. The first half describes a plague of locusts that invade the land and destroy the land's produce, threatening the survival of animals, people, and even grain offerings before the Lord. That section ends with a plea for God's people to confess their sins, transitioning to the second half of the book, which contains promises of the Lord to restore and rebuild his people and the land. Interpreters debate about the relationship between the locusts & the army; is the army a swarm of locusts, or is Joel comparing the people of the army to that of a swarm of locusts? Maybe both! Regardless, the promises of God to restore repentant people resound w/ hope & joy.:::Christian Standard Bible translation.All music written and produced by John Burgess Ross.Co-produced by Bobby Brown, Eric Williamson & the Christian Standard Biblefacebook.com/commuterbibleinstagram.com/commuter_bibletwitter.com/CommuterPodpatreon.com/commuterbibleadmin@commuterbible.org

    1 Thessalonians, Isaiah 46

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 19:59

    1 Thessalonians 1 - 1:10 . 1 Thessalonians 2 - 3:00 . 1 Thessalonians 3 - 7:46 . 1 Thessalonians 4 - 9:57 . 1 Thessalonians 5 - 13:03 . Isaiah 46 - 16:44 . On his second missionary journey recorded in Acts, Paul stopped in the port city of Thessalonica, preached in the synagogue, and a church formed in the city. In just a few short weeks, a riot began, and Paul was forced to leave the fledgling church body. Here in today's passage, Paul attempts to answer some unresolved questions that they have covering an array of topics. Though they had some misunderstandings, overall, they appear to be a faithful, God-fearing church, laboring side-by-side while looking for the Lord's return.:::Christian Standard Bible translation.All music written and produced by John Burgess Ross.Co-produced by Bobby Brown, Eric Williamson & the Christian Standard Biblefacebook.com/commuterbibleinstagram.com/commuter_bibletwitter.com/CommuterPodpatreon.com/commuterbibleadmin@commuterbible.org

    Daniel 10-12, Isaiah 45

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 25:58

    Daniel 10 - 1:14 . Daniel 11 - 5:23 . Daniel 12 - 15:40 . Isaiah 45 - 18:53 . Contrary to Victorian era illustrations and Michelangelo's chubby cherubs in the Sistine Chapel, angels are always described as glorious and fear-inducing.  Whenever someone sees a vision of an angel in Scripture, the person who sees them is dumbfounded and crippled by fear. In most instances, the angel has to tell the person not to fear and followed by supernatural help to recuperate. Such is the case with Daniel, who receives an interpretation of his vision from an angel. There's far too much to talk about concerning the historical fulfillment of Daniel's vision, but the prophesy moves from near future to the end of days when it is mentioned that the king will do whatever he wants.:::Christian Standard Bible translation.All music written and produced by John Burgess Ross.Co-produced by Bobby Brown, Eric Williamson & the Christian Standard Biblefacebook.com/commuterbibleinstagram.com/commuter_bibletwitter.com/CommuterPodpatreon.com/commuterbibleadmin@commuterbible.org

    Daniel 7-9, Isaiah 44

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 29:31

    Daniel 7 - 1:09 . Daniel 8 - 8:38 . Daniel 9 - 15:12 . Isaiah 44 - 22:18 . We are now in the second half of Daniel which focuses on the dreams and visions that Daniel himself received. These visions include imagery of beasts, animals, and horns, representing kingdoms and the kings who come from them. Some of what Daniel sees is explained within the text itself while some remains the topic of debate and speculation to this day. Some, however, has clearly been fulfilled, like the goat which tramples the ram. The goat is the Greek Empire and it's conspicuous horn is Alexander the Great, who trampled the Medo-Persia empire only to die suddenly at the peak of his power. Antiochus emerges from one of the four new kingdoms, a ruler who persecutes the Jews, stops regular sacrifices, and defiles the temple.:::Christian Standard Bible translation.All music written and produced by John Burgess Ross.Co-produced by Bobby Brown, Eric Williamson & the Christian Standard Biblefacebook.com/commuterbibleinstagram.com/commuter_bibletwitter.com/CommuterPodpatreon.com/commuterbibleadmin@commuterbible.org

    Daniel 4-6, Isaiah 43:14-28

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 28:50

    Daniel 4 - 1:11 . Daniel 5 - 10:41 . Daniel 6 - 18:38 . Isaiah 43:14 - 25:14 . There are a few different ways to look at the structure of the book of Daniel, and one of them is to note that the first six chapters are comprised of narratives that contain prophecy, while the last six chapters are prophecies that contain history. These next three chapters each happen in successive time periods under successive kings whom Daniel served under, however, later chapters do not maintain chronological order. Each account shows God's supreme authority over all kings and kingdoms. Those who attempt to thwart the Lord's plans and the Lord's ways are all shown to be weak and easily dismissed.:::Christian Standard Bible translation.All music written and produced by John Burgess Ross.Co-produced by Bobby Brown, Eric Williamson & the Christian Standard Biblefacebook.com/commuterbibleinstagram.com/commuter_bibletwitter.com/CommuterPodpatreon.com/commuterbibleadmin@commuterbible.org

    Daniel 4-6, Isaiah 43:14-28

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 28:50

    Daniel 4 - 1:11 . Daniel 5 - 10:41 . Daniel 6 - 18:38 . Isaiah 43:14 - 25:14 . There are a few different ways to look at the structure of the book of Daniel, and one of them is to note that the first six chapters are comprised of narratives that contain prophecy, while the last six chapters are prophecies that contain history. These next three chapters each happen in successive time periods under successive kings whom Daniel served under, however, later chapters do not maintain chronological order. Each account shows God's supreme authority over all kings and kingdoms. Those who attempt to thwart the Lord's plans and the Lord's ways are all shown to be weak and easily dismissed.:::Christian Standard Bible translation.All music written and produced by John Burgess Ross.Co-produced by Bobby Brown, Eric Williamson & the Christian Standard Biblefacebook.com/commuterbibleinstagram.com/commuter_bibletwitter.com/CommuterPodpatreon.com/commuterbibleadmin@commuterbible.org

    Daniel 1-3, Isaiah 43:1-13

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 27:36

    Daniel 1 - 1:11 . Daniel 2 - 4:36 . Daniel 3 - 16:31 . Isaiah 43 - 23:55 . The book of Daniel is an extraordinary account of a young Judean exile who receives interpretation and prophecy from the Lord while serving foreign kings. Of particular significance in today's passage is the statue that Nebuchadnezzar sees in a dream. The statue's head of gold represented Babylon; its silver chest and arms: the Medo-Persian empire; the bronze stomach and thighs: the Greek empire; the legs of iron: the kingdom of Rome; and the mixed clay and iron feet: a continuation of Rome in later times. Finally, the rock represents the kingdom of God in Christ, as it easily destroys the manmade statue, enduring forever and spreading throughout the earth.:::Christian Standard Bible translation.All music written and produced by John Burgess Ross.Co-produced by Bobby Brown, Eric Williamson & the Christian Standard Biblefacebook.com/commuterbibleinstagram.com/commuter_bibletwitter.com/CommuterPodpatreon.com/commuterbibleadmin@commuterbible.org

    John 19-21, Isaiah 42

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 28:15

    John 19 - 1:17 . John 20 - 9:45 . John 21 - 16:25 . Isaiah 42 - 22:05 . The disciple Jesus loves, better known as John, continues to give us his account of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. As in the rest of his gospel, John points out the ways in which the death of Jesus fulfilled the Scriptures that preceded him. While all of the gospel accounts include the resurrection of Jesus, each one gives unique perspectives from the participants of what happened afterward. After Jesus reveals himself to Mary Magdelene, we read three accounts of Jesus appearing to the disciples as a group. John writes all of this so that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.:::Christian Standard Bible translation.All music written and produced by John Burgess Ross.Co-produced by Bobby Brown, Eric Williamson & the Christian Standard Biblefacebook.com/commuterbibleinstagram.com/commuter_bibletwitter.com/CommuterPodpatreon.com/commuterbibleadmin@commuterbible.org

    John 16-18, Isaiah 41

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 28:16

    John 16 - 1:13 . John 17 - 7:57 . John 18 - 12:34 . Isaiah 41 - 21:40 . As Jesus walks to the garden where he will spend his final moments with the disciples, he continues to divulge the relationship between the persons of the Trinity. The Spirit comes from the Father and submits to the Son. The Son commands the Spirit but submits to the Father. And the Father has authority over the Son and the Spirit while still honoring both as equal in divinity. Jesus prays for His present disciples as well as those who will believe in the future, asking that they might know the Father's love and that they might be protected from the evil one. Finally, Jesus is captured and sent to trial before the Jews and before Pilate.:::Christian Standard Bible translation.All music written and produced by John Burgess Ross.Co-produced by Bobby Brown, Eric Williamson & the Christian Standard Biblefacebook.com/commuterbibleinstagram.com/commuter_bibletwitter.com/CommuterPodpatreon.com/commuterbibleadmin@commuterbible.org

    John 12-15, Isaiah 40

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 31:22

    Here in John's gospel, we get a lengthy behind-the-scenes look at the Last Supper. As Jesus eats the Passover meal with his disciples, he knows that the hour of His crucifixion is drawing near. As both Lord and servant, Jesus leads by example and washes the disciples' feet and commands them to love one another. It's revealed that Judas will betray Jesus, and he departs from the other disciples to execute his plan. Jesus reveals the nature of the relationships within the triune Godhead, describing how the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit relate to one another. Finally, Jesus tells his disciples that they should expect to be persecuted by the world.:::Christian Standard Bible translation.All music written and produced by John Burgess Ross.Co-produced by Bobby Brown, Eric Williamson & the Christian Standard Biblefacebook.com/commuterbibleinstagram.com/commuter_bibletwitter.com/CommuterPodpatreon.com/commuterbibleadmin@commuterbible.org

    John 9-11, Psalm 146-147

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 28:42

    John 9 - 1:11 . John 10 - 8:36 . John 11 - 14:27 . Psalm  146 - 23:57 . Psalm 147 - 25:28 . Our reading begins with a miraculous and undeniable sign: Jesus heals a man who was born blind, and the Pharisees can't believe it. Later, Jesus raises his friend, Lazarus, from the dead in front of large crowd. This is Jesus's seventh messianic sign given before the crucifixion, and this one points forward to his own resurrection and his power over death. As many in people in Bethany had witnessed the corpse of Lazarus first-hand, the miracle caused quite a stir amongst the people, which caused the Jews to hate Jesus even more. It is after this miraculous sign that they resolve to kill both Jesus and Lazarus, in order to snuff out the growing witness of Jesus' power.:::Christian Standard Bible translation.All music written and produced by John Burgess Ross.Co-produced by Bobby Brown, Eric Williamson & the Christian Standard Biblefacebook.com/commuterbibleinstagram.com/commuter_bibletwitter.com/CommuterPodpatreon.com/commuterbibleadmin@commuterbible.org

    John 6-8

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 31:29

    John 6 - 1:09 . John 7 - 12:28 . John 8 - 20:52 . In today's passage, Jesus feeds 5,000 people with five loaves and two fish. Those who received this free meal begin looking for Jesus, not because of the sign itself but because of what they can get out of it. Here, Jesus begins teaching strange things, saying that his disciples must eat his flesh and drink blood, and after hearing this, many abandon Jesus. Later, during the Festival of Shelters, Jesus goes to Judea to preach and teach even though some of the Jews were trying to kill him. The crowd is divided about whether or not he is the Messiah. When Jesus calls God his Father and says “before Abraham was, I am.” they pick up stones to kill him.:::Christian Standard Bible translation.All music written and produced by John Burgess Ross.Co-produced by Bobby Brown, Eric Williamson & the Christian Standard Biblefacebook.com/commuterbibleinstagram.com/commuter_bibletwitter.com/CommuterPodpatreon.com/commuterbibleadmin@commuterbible.org

    John 4-5, Psalm 145

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 21:44

    John 4 - 1:10 . John 5 - 10:21 . Psalm 145 - 18:00 . In today's episode, Jesus passes through Samaria, a town that most Jews considered to be so loathsome that even setting foot inside the city limits would have been frowned upon. Jesus not only does this, but he breaks custom by asking a Samaritan woman for a drink of water, telling her about the living water that leads to eternal life. Along with his disciples, he stays for two days before continuing onward to Galilee. Later, in Jerusalem, Jesus heals a man on the Sabbath and refers to God as his Father, and this is where he begins to earn the ire of the Pharisees.:::Christian Standard Bible translation.All music written and produced by John Burgess Ross.Co-produced by Bobby Brown, Eric Williamson & the Christian Standard Biblefacebook.com/commuterbibleinstagram.com/commuter_bibletwitter.com/CommuterPodpatreon.com/commuterbibleadmin@commuterbible.org

    John 1-3, Psalm 144

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 22:06

    John 1 - 1:09 . John 2 - 9:40 . John 3 - 13:10 . Psalm 144 - 18:54 . As many of you may know, there are four gospel accounts in the New Testament, three of which are called “synoptic” gospels, which means “seeing the same thing.” The gospel of John is the outlier, especially because it dives into some of the deeper aspects of Christ's life and teachings. John opens with a profound reflection on the Christ of eternity past who existed before creation, calling to mind the opening of the creation account in Genesis. He moves on to cover the ministry of John the Baptist, transitioning gracefully from that ministry to the ministry of Jesus, giving attention to Christ's surprising authority over the created order itself and to his command of the Scriptures.:::Christian Standard Bible translation.All music written and produced by John Burgess Ross.Co-produced by Bobby Brown, Eric Williamson & the Christian Standard Biblefacebook.com/commuterbibleinstagram.com/commuter_bibletwitter.com/CommuterPodpatreon.com/commuterbibleadmin@commuterbible.org

    Ezekiel 45-47, Psalms 142-143

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 29:35

    Ezekiel 45 - 1:14 . Ezekiel 46 - 7:52 . Ezekiel 47 - 13:01 . Ezekiel 48 - 18:46 . Psalm 142 - 25:53 . Psalm 143 - 27:00 . For modern audiences like us, these concluding chapters may feel more drudgery than delight, but for the original audience, these final depictions would have been the most exciting. Ezekiel once brought a message of condemnation and despair, but now that those prophecies have come true and Israel has spent 25 years in exile, Ezekiel brings a message of hope and restoration. Some of today's revelation is other-worldly, as Ezekiel sees a river coming from under the temple, recalling the garden of Eden, the tree depicted in Psalm 1, all while pointing us toward the river seen in the book of Revelation.:::Christian Standard Bible translation.All music written and produced by John Burgess Ross.Co-produced by Bobby Brown, Eric Williamson & the Christian Standard Biblefacebook.com/commuterbibleinstagram.com/commuter_bibletwitter.com/CommuterPodpatreon.com/commuterbibleadmin@commuterbible.org

    Ezekiel 42-44, Psalms 140-141

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 24:05

    Ezekiel 42 - 1:11 . Ezekiel 43 - 4:54 . Ezekiel 44 - 12:10 . Psalm 140 - 19:36 . Psalm 141 - 21:32 . To put today's passage in context, it's important to spend a moment considering when this vision occurred and what had happened up to this point. Remember that God had declared through Ezekiel that his glory had left the temple. Jerusalem would be made a desolation, and the people exiled from the land. The temple had become defiled and desecrated by Israel's idols, so the Lord sent the Chaldeans to demolish it. Twenty-five years later, Ezekiel sees a vision that would have brought renewed hope and joy: a new temple with revived worship practices, and most important of all, the promise of God's glory and favor returns.:::Christian Standard Bible translation.All music written and produced by John Burgess Ross.Co-produced by Bobby Brown, Eric Williamson & the Christian Standard Biblefacebook.com/commuterbibleinstagram.com/commuter_bibletwitter.com/CommuterPodpatreon.com/commuterbibleadmin@commuterbible.org

    Ezekiel 39-41, Psalm 139

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 28:20

    Ezekiel  39 - 1:09 . Ezekiel 40 - 8:18 . Ezekiel 41 - 18:37 . Psalm 139 - 24:15 . There are different takes on the exact meaning of the temple Ezekiel sees in today's passage, some say it is symbolic, others heavenly, while others take note of it's cross-shaped floor plan. Here's what we know. First, it was never built. Second, this passage is the longest recording of a revelation in Scripture and it gives very specific dimensions for a temple design with measurements that differ from the original temple. Third, in the original Hebrew, the measurements are in cubits and multiples of 5 and 25 abound; and this vision takes place after 25 years in exile. Fourth, but certainly not finally, other than Moses, Ezekiel is the only person in the Old Testament to receive and transmit specific legislation directly from God. :::Christian Standard Bible translation.All music written and produced by John Burgess Ross.Co-produced by Bobby Brown, Eric Williamson & the Christian Standard Biblefacebook.com/commuterbibleinstagram.com/commuter_bibletwitter.com/CommuterPodpatreon.com/commuterbibleadmin@commuterbible.org

    Ezekiel 36-38, Psalms 137-138

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 26:35

    Ezekiel 36 - 1:15 . Ezekiel 37 - 10:28 . Ezekiel 38 - 17:32 . Psalm 137 - 23:00 . Psalm 138 - 24:23 . You may have noticed this turn already, but ever since the mention of Jerusalem's fall in chapter 33, God's message to His people has become one of promise and hope for a restoration that will take place in the future. In our last episode, God promised to send a shepherd to his people, one that would be a prince among them from the line of David. Today, Ezekiel prophesies that Israel will be fruitful once more. Then, by means of a strange vision, the Lord commands Ezekiel to prophesy to a valley of dry bones. Through the word of the Lord, these bones gather into fully restored bodies and stand on their feet.:::Christian Standard Bible translation.All music written and produced by John Burgess Ross.Co-produced by Bobby Brown, Eric Williamson & the Christian Standard Biblefacebook.com/commuterbibleinstagram.com/commuter_bibletwitter.com/CommuterPodpatreon.com/commuterbibleadmin@commuterbible.org

    Ezekiel 33-35, Psalm 136

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 25:23

    Ezekiel 33 - 1:15 . Ezekiel 34 - 10:10 . Ezekiel 35 - 18:24 . Psalm 136 - 21:35 . In today's passage, Ezekiel recalls the day when, 12 years into exile, he first hears word that Jerusalem has been overtaken. Those who remain behind want to claim the land as their own property, but the Lord sees their wickedness and vows to make them a desolate waste. The Lord also sees the shepherds of Israel, those leaders and rulers who have been entrusted with taking care of God's flock. Rather than nurturing and protecting those under their watch, they have abused their power for the sake of selfish profit. God's flock will be rescued from their hands, and he will send a better shepherd, his servant David, who will be a prince among them.:::Christian Standard Bible translation.All music written and produced by John Burgess Ross.Co-produced by Bobby Brown, Eric Williamson & the Christian Standard Biblefacebook.com/commuterbibleinstagram.com/commuter_bibletwitter.com/CommuterPodpatreon.com/commuterbibleadmin@commuterbible.org

    Ezekiel 29-32, Psalm 134-135

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 29:25

    Ezekiel 29 - 1:10 . Ezekiel 30 - 6:05 . Ezekiel 31 - 12:19 . Ezekiel 32 - 17:42 . Psalm 134 - 25:28 . Psalm 135 - 25:58 . As evidenced by the pyramids that remain standing today, the treasures of the pharaohs, along with abundant of historical records, Egypt was once a major world power that ruled mightily for centuries. Bible readers will recall that Joseph helped Egypt thrive early in their history and that Egypt held the nation of Israel in bondage for 400 years. This proud nation defied the Lord God and proved to be an unreliable ally to the surrounding nations, a splintered, reed staff that injured those who leaned on it. In today's text, God proclaims that he will once again use Babylon as the sword of his wrath. Unlike some other nations, the exiled Egyptians will be allowed to return to their land, but as a nation they will never again achieve their former status.:::Christian Standard Bible translation.All music written and produced by John Burgess Ross.Co-produced by Bobby Brown, Eric Williamson & the Christian Standard Biblefacebook.com/commuterbibleinstagram.com/commuter_bibletwitter.com/CommuterPodpatreon.com/commuterbibleadmin@commuterbible.org

    Ezekiel 25-28, Psalms 132-133

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 28:07

    Ezekiel 25 - 1:14 . Ezekiel 26 - 4:56 . Ezekiel 27 - 11:05 . Ezekiel 28 - 18:35 . Psalm 132 - 24:22 . Psalm 133 -  26:24 . Israel and Judah have incited the Lord's wrath by their wanton disregard for His statutes, and the Lord intends to pour His wrath out on His people. Even so, He will continue to stand by His promise to save a remnant and bring them back into the land. This is not the case for the surrounding nations, who have shown contempt for Jerusalem and disregard for the Holy One of Israel. A majority of today's passage focuses on the esteemed port city of Tyre, located on an island just off the coast. Though Nebuchadnezzar was unsuccessful in his siege, Alexander the Great was eventually successful after creating a causeway of timber and stone, wiping them out, never to exist again.:::Christian Standard Bible translation.All music written and produced by John Burgess Ross.Co-produced by Bobby Brown, Eric Williamson & the Christian Standard Biblefacebook.com/commuterbibleinstagram.com/commuter_bibletwitter.com/CommuterPodpatreon.com/commuterbibleadmin@commuterbible.org

    Ezekiel 22-24, Isaiah 39

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 28:57

    Ezekiel 22 - 1:16 . Ezekiel 23 - 8:52 . Ezekiel 24 - 20:13 . Isaiah 39 - 26:04 . The Word of God sometimes shocks us with the imagery it gives to describe the sins of mankind, and today's passage is no exception. As we begin, the Lord speaks with Ezekiel inviting him to pass judgment on Jerusalem, for the princes of Israel have abused their power in order to shed blood. The Lord goes on to tell a parable of sorts, describing Samaria (aka Israel) and Jerusalem as two sisters named Oholah and Oholilbah. With scandalous and sordid depictions of their rebellion against God, they stand condemned before the one who called them to faithfulness and purity. :::Christian Standard Bible translation.All music written and produced by John Burgess Ross.Co-produced by Bobby Brown, Eric Williamson & the Christian Standard Biblefacebook.com/commuterbibleinstagram.com/commuter_bibletwitter.com/CommuterPodpatreon.com/commuterbibleadmin@commuterbible.org

    Ezekiel 19-21, Isaiah 38

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 28:22

    Ezekiel 19 - 1:14 . Ezekiel 20 - 3:53 . Ezekiel 21 - 15:40 . Isaiah 38 - 22:59 . Our episode begins with a lament for the princes of Israel, who are compared to lions that grow up to devour people, and are therefore captured and taken away. Some of the elders of Israel gather around Ezekiel to inquire of the Lord, but God denies them and recounts the history of Israel's rebellion and idolatry. Time and again, the Lord would have been justified in exhausting His wrath against Israel, but over and over He relents from disaster so that His name won't be profaned among the nations. The Lord will not answer them, for as they seek Him they also seek after idols, even sacrificing their children to false gods.:::Christian Standard Bible translation.All music written and produced by John Burgess Ross.Co-produced by Bobby Brown, Eric Williamson & the Christian Standard Biblefacebook.com/commuterbibleinstagram.com/commuter_bibletwitter.com/CommuterPodpatreon.com/commuterbibleadmin@commuterbible.org

    Ezekiel 16-18, Psalm 131

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 30:30

    Ezekiel 16 - 1:20 . Ezekiel 17 - 15:59 . Ezekiel 18 - 22:05 . Psalm 131 - 29:04 . Today we get a glimpse of God's lovingkindness toward Israel as God describes Himself as a Father who adopts an unwanted baby, then as a man who redeems the life of a woman by claiming her as His bride. This woman becomes beautiful through the nurturing love of God, and as she grows in beauty, she begins to trust her beauty more than her husband. This bride is more anxious to please other men than to please her own husband, and therefore His anger is kindled against her. Later, the Lord says that a sinful man can be restored when he is repentant before God, but the one who turns away from righteousness will be condemned.:::Christian Standard Bible translation.All music written and produced by John Burgess Ross.Co-produced by Bobby Brown, Eric Williamson & the Christian Standard Biblefacebook.com/commuterbibleinstagram.com/commuter_bibletwitter.com/CommuterPodpatreon.com/commuterbibleadmin@commuterbible.org

    Ezekiel 13-15, Isaiah 37

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 24:40

    Ezekiel 13 - 1:!2 . Ezekiel 14 - 7:45 . Ezekiel 15 - 13:33 . Isaiah 37 - 15:19 . We begin today's passage with prophecies against false teachers who make up things to say from the Lord even though he didn't actually say them. These prophets are figuratively like those who don't repair the structure of a weakened wall so that it is strong once again, but who simply whitewash over it to make it look nice. Women who practice sorcery and sell bracelets as magic charms are condemned here as well. Later, the Lord God says that no one from Israel will be saved simply because there are some who live it in who are holy; in fact, even if Noah, Daniel, and Job were residents, not even their family would be saved by their association with the righteous.:::Christian Standard Bible translation.All music written and produced by John Burgess Ross.Co-produced by Bobby Brown, Eric Williamson & the Christian Standard Biblefacebook.com/commuterbibleinstagram.com/commuter_bibletwitter.com/CommuterPodpatreon.com/commuterbibleadmin@commuterbible.org

    Ezekiel 9-12, Isaiah 36

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 26:05

    Ezekiel 9 - 1:13 . Ezekiel 10 -4:02 .Ezekiel 11 - 9:03 . Ezekiel 12 - 14:06 . Isaiah 36 - 19:23 . In our last episode, while meeting with Judah's elders, Ezekiel was carried off in a vision by the Lord. In one scene after another, the Lord showed Ezekiel the abhorrent practices of idolatry that the people were committing, especially those in the Lord's temple. Today, the prophet sees an otherworldly visual representation of the Lord's sovereign decrees as judgment is declared upon Jerusalem and upon the temple where God once lived among His people. He is then carried off to see a conversation between the elders of Jerusalem who boast in their self-worth and who plot to take Israel's land soon after they have been exiled.:::Christian Standard Bible translation.All music written and produced by John Burgess Ross.Co-produced by Bobby Brown, Eric Williamson & the Christian Standard Biblefacebook.com/commuterbibleinstagram.com/commuter_bibletwitter.com/CommuterPodpatreon.com/commuterbibleadmin@commuterbible.org

    Ezekiel 5-8, Isaiah 35

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 24:55

    Ezekiel 5 - 1:13 . Ezekiel 6 - 5:50 . Ezekiel 7 - 10:06 . Ezekiel 8 - 15:57 . Isaiah 35 - 21:41 . When we last left Ezekiel, the Lord had given him prophetic acts to perform before the people of Jerusalem. In one he drew the city of Jerusalem on a brick and then laid siege to it. In another, he was commanded to lay on his left side for 390 days, and then 40 days on his right, all while eating bread baked over cow dung. Today, at the Lord's direction, Ezekiel shaves his head and beard, a look that was considered shameful, and then proceeds to destroy most of the hair that had been removed. Later, Ezekiel is carried away in a vision given a tour of Jerusalem's detestable acts of idolatry.:::Christian Standard Bible translation.All music written and produced by John Burgess Ross.Co-produced by Bobby Brown, Eric Williamson & the Christian Standard Biblefacebook.com/commuterbibleinstagram.com/commuter_bibletwitter.com/CommuterPodpatreon.com/commuterbibleadmin@commuterbible.org

    Ezekiel 1-4, Isaiah 34

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 23:52

    Ezekiel 1 - 1:10 . Ezekiel 2 - 6:47 . Ezekiel 3 - 8:52 . Ezekiel 4 - 15:29 . Isaiah 34 - 19:20 . Ezekiel is on his way to Babylon with a group of exiles when suddenly, the heavens are opened and he sees a vision from God. The symbolism here is pretty deep. Coming from the north, like the Chaldean armies, the Lord's angels are fourfold with four faces and four wings, communicating the Lord's sovereignty over the fourfold directions of the earth (north, south, east, and west) over every mighty creature, and over every man. The cherubim were the enforcers of divine judgment and were accompanied by wheels full of eyes communicating that God is omniscient and omnipresent seeing and knowing all things.:::Christian Standard Bible translation.All music written and produced by John Burgess Ross.Co-produced by Bobby Brown, Eric Williamson & the Christian Standard Biblefacebook.com/commuterbibleinstagram.com/commuter_bibletwitter.com/CommuterPodpatreon.com/commuterbibleadmin@commuterbible.org

    1 Peter 1-5, Psalms 128-130

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 24:56

    1 Peter 1 - 1:12 . 1 Peter 2 - 5:50 . 1 Peter 3 - 11:23 . 1 Peter 4 - 15:16 . 1 Peter 5 - 18:35 . Psalm 128 - 21:15 . Psalm 129 - 22:07 . Psalm 130 - 23:05 . The apostle whom Jesus named “Peter,” the rock upon whom Jesus would build his church, is now writing to encourage the churches who are scattered across northern Asia Minor. The churches were suffering under persecution from those who lived around them, and Peter reminds them of the Savior whom they are called to follow, for he suffered for our sins once and for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us God. It follows, then, that as strangers and exiles, we should be willing to be subject to those human authorities who have been placed over us by God. :::Christian Standard Bible translation.All music written and produced by John Burgess Ross.Co-produced by Bobby Brown, Eric Williamson & the Christian Standard Biblefacebook.com/commuterbibleinstagram.com/commuter_bibletwitter.com/CommuterPodpatreon.com/commuterbibleadmin@commuterbible.org

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