Podcast #84: “To the Only God” by Aaron Shust

Three approaches to reading the Book of Jude

If you want a wonderful worship song full of Scripture and names of God, “To the Only God” by Aaron Shust is the song for you! If you want to learn three new ways to approach God’s Word to inspire you to look at it in new ways, this episode of the podcast is for you!

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The Book of Jude is rich in application to our lives today. I can’t wait for you to jump in with both feet!

On this episode I discuss:

  • The story behind the song as told by Aaron Shust himself in a YouTube Video
  • The meaning of the word “Doxology”
  • Christian music is not a substitute for reading God’s Word for yourself
  • The macro approach to reading Scripture – taking in the whole picture
    • Using section headlines as a tool
    • Warning about section headlines
    • Describing the book in the time it takes an elevator to change floors
  • The research approach – understanding the background to add richness
    • Jude 1:5 – read Exodus as research
    • Jude 1:6 – read Revelation as research
    • Jude 1:7 – read Genesis 18-19 as research
    • Jude 1:11
      • Research the story of Cain in Genesis 4
      • Research the story of Balaam in Numbers 22
      • Research Korah’s rebellion in Numbers 16
  • The micro approach – focusing in on small details
    • Take this approach AFTER the macro approach
    • Breaking down the words in a verse
    • Using the English dictionary as a tool (just as Siri!)

 

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If you have never heard this song before, you can watch the official lyric video on YouTube below.

Additional Resources

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This Week’s Challenge

Read Jude! Try taking the macro approach and write an elevator summary and share it with a friend. Try the research approach and chase down some of those stories from the Old Testament that Jude mentions. And try the macro approach and focus in on a verse or two to ponder, meditate on, unpack, study and internalize.

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