Podcast #247: “Peace Be Still” by The Belonging Co (feat. Lauren Daigle)

Pursuing Perfect Peace in Isaiah 26

Maybe it’s too many Hallmark Movies, but I love it when the protagonist leans in and puts her head on the shoulder of the man she’s fallen in love with. In that act there is a sense of love, safety, and trust. In the song by The Belonging Co, “Peace Be Still,” Lauren Daigle sings about faith rising up and peace reigning. This very thing shows up in another song found in the book of Isaiah where we learn to “lean in” to our Father through trust.

Join me as we explore the words of this Old Testament prophet.

On this week’s episode I discuss:

  • Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week’s Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
  • How to not overthink it – use anything to inspire you to pick up your Bible and read it for yourself
  • Letting God’s Word speak for itself – don’t try to make it fit a mold or expectation
  • Printing out Isaiah 26 double-spaced to gift room for notes
  • Working through the chapter verse by verse and circling one word in each verse
  • Making observations, asking questions, making connections, and more
  • Discovering things like
    • the strength of our salvation
    • the importance of remembrance
    • how to learn righteousness
    • what God does FOR us
    • God ordains peace
    • and more…
  • The prophecy about the Messiah in earlier chapters – Isaiah 9:7
  • The inspiration verse – Isaiah 26:3
  • What “stayed” in Isaiah 26:3 means – BibleHub.com Word Study Link
  • Staying our minds by staying in God’s Word
  • Leaning in and welcoming the perfect peace God offers

 

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Enjoy the official music video below.

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This Week’s Challenge

Read Isaiah 26 for yourself. Consult an overview introduction of the entire book to place the chapter in context. Print out a double spaced copy and circle one word in each verse. Annotate — write out your thoughts and observations in the margin. Use my sample to help you interact with God’s Word this week in new ways.

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