Podcast #296: “Always” by Kristian Stanfill

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I’m Michelle Nezat and I hope to inspire you to discover and meditate on God’s Word through the songs you’re listening to on the radio.

What if I could train myself to stop focusing on my circumstances rather than the Lord? Kristian Stanfill’s song “Always” reminds us of the greatness of our God as compared to the trouble that may surround us.

David’s Psalm 3 offers this same option. Let’s explore it together.

On this episode I discuss:

  • Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week’s Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
    • Writing in your Bible
    • Annotating
    • Making observations
    • Making a list
    • Consult and outside resource
    • Listen/Read in a variety of translations
    • Share with a friend!
    • Following the cross references
  • How the first verse of the song leads us to the first verse of Psalm 3
  • Copying and pasting the Psalm into a word processing document in order to print out and annotate
  • Annotating – marking up a text to indicate places of importance or something you don’t understand, thereby increasing deeper understanding
  • Bracketing the Psalm
    • Psalm 3:1-2 – Looking at circumstances
    • Psalm 3:3-4 – Refocusing on God
    • Psalm 3:5-6 – Resulting in rest and peace
    • Psalm 3:7 – A request
    • Psalm 3:8 – A declaration
  • Following the cross reference to 2 Samuel 13-18 to read about David and Absalom – the inspiration for David to write this psalm in the first place

Check out the official music video on YouTube below.

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This Week’s Challenge

Read Psalm 3 for yourself. Make your own observations and identify your own patterns in this song of lament. David offers us an example of sincere faith we can follow in the midst of troubling times. Let this Psalm change your prayers and remind you of the rest and peace offered by our Deliverer.

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