There are several examples in Scripture where God literally fought for His people — they just had to stand still and watch. What were the characteristics of the people God fought for? Riley Clemmons’ song “Fighting For Me” inspired me to explore one story in search of characteristics of faithful followers.
Join me in the wilderness of Tekoa as we watch this story unfold.
On this week’s episode I discuss:
- Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week’s Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
- Reading in context
- Read and keep on reading
- Make a list
- Remember the people you are reading about in the Bible were REAL
- Descriptive vs. prescriptive – GotQuestions.org Article
- The beginning of the story of the battle God handled on His own – 2 Chronicles 20:1-4
- Backing up to the beginning of Jehoshaphat’s dad’s beginning – 2 Chronicles 14
- A list of reasons why God was with Jehoshaphat – 2 Chronicles 17:3-6
- Being deeply committed to the ways of the Lord
- Jehoshaphat’s influence on the people – 2 Chronicles 17:7-9
- How Jehoshaphat laid the foundation that led to his people’s response in 2 Chronicles 20:4
- How one big bad decision did not override the pattern of Jehoshaphat’s devotion to God – 2 Chronicles 19:1-3
- How our cries to God for help (like Jehoshaphat) will be more meaningful when we’ve led a life devoted to Him – 2 Chronicles 20:12
- The fact that God WILL fight for us — for HIS glory, not our own – Proverbs 21:31
Check out the official lyric video on YouTube below.
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- Lyrics and Chords – TabsForWorship.com
- The story behind “Fighting For Me” by Riley Clemmons – New Release Today Article
This Week’s Challenge
We covered a great deal of ground today. To really soak in all that we discussed, go back as far as you’re willing (at least to King Asa in 2 Chronicles 14) and read through Jehoshaphat’s reign. If you’re inspired, feel free to keep on reading! Consider the pattern of King Jehoshaphat’s life and how it directly impacted the results of his reign and his interactions with God.