Podcast #183: “O God Forgive Us” by For King and Country

Praying Against the Invaders in Psalm 79

Today’s most popular songs, like the Psalms, are often reflective of the times. For King and Country’s song “O God Forgive Us” reflects the issues of our time, but includes an age-old prayer of repentance. We see a cry for deliverance from a very desperate situation in Psalm 79 this week. Perhaps you are crying out from a place of desperation, too.

You can reclaim your identity, cry out for deliverance, and promise praise right along with the psalmist.

On this episode I discuss:

  • Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week’s Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
  • Don’t let Christian music be the only way you interact with God’s Word
  • Outline of Psalm 79 – Complain, Pray, Praise
  • The invaders of our holy temple – Psalm 79:1
  • Finding our identity in Him – Psalm 79:1-2
  • Asking questions right alongside the psalmist – Psalm 79:5
  • The justification for God’s “forever anger” – Deuteronomy 29
  • The mantra of our culture – “I will be safe even though I persist in my own way.” – Deuteronomy 29:19
  • The clarity we have in the failings of others – Psalm 79:6-7
  • Our desperate cry for deliverance from a place of repentance – Psalm 79:8-9
  • Concluding with a declaration of identity and praise – Psalm 79:13

 

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This Week’s Challenge

Read Psalm 79 for yourself and really think about which invaders may have made their way into your holy temple. How have they been breaking down your walls? Consider the ways you have defied what God has asked of you. Ask for His forgiveness in true repentance, and praise His name with your mouth.

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