Podcast #330: “The Blessing” by Elevation Worship, Kari Jobe, & Cody Carnes

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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.

I love songs that sing Scripture word-for-word. Elevation Worship does just that with their song “The Blessing.” It takes us straight to Numbers 6 where we have an opportunity to really soak in God’s Word.

Let’s meditate on Scripture this week as we hide God’s Word in our hearts through song.

On this week’s episode I discuss:

  • Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week’s Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
    • Meditate on Scripture
    • Complete a word study
    • Start with God
    • Consider the opposite
  • The 30 Day Music Challenge – ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE HERE
  • The call in Scripture to meditate on God’s precepts – Psalm 119:15
  • If you know how to worry, you know how to meditate
  • The blessing given by God in Numbers 6:22-27
  • Focusing on God first as we ponder this blessing
    • The origin of this blessing was from the desire of the LORD to bless His people 
    • The benefits of the blessing are dependent upon the characteristics and actions of the LORD
  • Noticing all of the references to speaking
  • Recognizing that priests were to speak the blessing
  • Pondering the fact that believers in Christ are a royal priesthood – 1 Peter 2:9-10
  • How the favor and protection spoken in this blessing is repeated in 2 Thessalonians 3:3
  • Picturing the shining face of God leaned over in favor and unmerited grace
  • Considering the opposite of God’s face turned toward us – Isaiah 59:1-2
  • The blessing of being a people belonging to God

Check out the official live presentation of our song on YouTube below.

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Weekly Challenge

This week’s challenge doesn’t include a lot of Scripture reading. It does, however, require your undivided attention as you meditate on the words of the blessing given to Aaron and his sons to speak over God’s people in Numbers 6. It will be easy for you to commit the words of this blessing to memory if you haven’t already. Just sing along with Elevation Worship as they render Scripture as a song in “The Blessing.”

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