Podcast #177: “Shoulders” by For King & Country

Looking Up to the Mountains in Psalm 121

When such a short Psalm reveals so many inspiring characteristics of God, it’s worth our time to spend some time in it. This week’s song, “Shoulders” by For King & Country, leads us right to Psalm 121. In fact, the song begins by quoting the opening verses of Psalm 121!

**This is a repost of Episode #70. I am on vacation in Alaska this week with my family, and I couldn’t resist pulling this one out of the archives because of it’s reference to “the mountains”.**

We’re going to try something new this week to keep your Bible reading engaging! Let’s dive in!

On this episode I discuss:

  • Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week’s Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
    • Reading Scripture out loud
    • Using background music to keep it interesting
    • Ask questions…out loud! (And then write them down in your journal)
  • Psalm 121
  • The significance of the mountains to the Psalmist
  • Comparing and contrasting the characteristics of home with the characteristics of God
  • Reading individual verses in the parallel setting using BibleHub.com
  • This picture…Evernote Camera Roll 20150620 144904you’ll have to listen to understand!
  • The difference between the Hebrew word for sleep and slumber in Psalm 121:4
  • Making sense of the idea that the Lord keeps us from all harm
  • If our enemy is relentless, God’s mercy is more so

 

 

 

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

Additional Resources

Download the single or the entire album by clicking the links below

This Week’s Challenge

Pull out Psalm 121 and read it every day. Try reading it in different translations and read it out loud…maybe with some epic background music. Come on! Try it! God isn’t stale…your interaction with His Word shouldn’t be either! I didn’t mention it in the body of the podcast today, but journal your journey! You will be amazed at what will come out when you take time to do that. The Psalmist asked a question…if nothing else, follow the Psalmist’s example and ask a few questions.


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Podcast #70: “Shoulders” by For King & Country & Psalm 121

When such a short Psalm reveals so many inspiring characteristics of God, it’s worth our time to spend some time in it. This week’s song, “Shoulders” by For King & Country leads us right to Psalm 121. In fact, the song begins by quoting the opening verses of Psalm 121!

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We’re going to try something new this week to keep your Bible reading engaging! Let’s dive in!

On this episode I discuss:

  • Reading Scripture out loud
  • Using background music to keep it interesting
  • Ask questions…out loud! (And then write them down in your journal)
  • Psalm 121
  • The significance of the mountains to the Psalmist
  • Comparing and contrasting the characteristics of home with the characteristics of God
  • Reading individual verses in the parallel setting using BibleHub.com
  • This picture…Evernote Camera Roll 20150620 144904you’ll have to listen to understand!
  • The difference between the Hebrew word for sleep and slumber in Psalm 121:4
  • Making sense of the idea that the Lord keeps us from all harm
  • If our enemy is relentless, God’s mercy is more so

 

 

 

 

 

Podcast #57: “Praise You In This Storm” by Casting Crowns

When you hear this week’s song, “Praise You In This Storm” by Casting Crowns, do you think of your own storm? Perhaps you know the story behind the song and think of Erin, the little girl who inspired the song. Maybe you remember that the song was released on the radio just as Hurricane Katrina hit the gulf coast, and you think of that storm. This week I want to lead you to the Garden of Gethsemane and the storm raging in Jesus before his arrest and crucifixion.

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Perhaps by considering the storm that was raging in the life of our Messiah, we can learn how to better handle our own storms.

On this episode I discuss:

 

 

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If you have never heard this song before, you can watch the live Billboard Studio Session on YouTube below.

 

Additional Resources

Download the single or the entire album by clicking the links below

 

 

 

 

This Week’s Challenge

Spending some time in Scripture highlighting the last days of Jesus’ life and into His resurrection would be a great start. In fact, I have created a study resource that takes Psalm 22 and lists out cross-references to show you how Psalm 22 is linked to the crucifixion of Christ. Consider His time in the garden as you listen to this song in your playlist. Meditate on Psalm 22 using the resource or Psalm 121 that is quoted in this week’s song.

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