Encore Episode #409: “Jericho” by Andrew Ripp

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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.

It doesn’t matter how thick the walls are to us; it only matters how thick the walls are to God. When Andrew Ripp sings of our fears coming down like Jericho walls in his song “Jericho,” I was inspired to study the story leading up to that moment.

I learned a lot about Joshua and what God commanded him. {Spoiler alert: God speaks directly to his fear.} Join me on the journey this week!

In this encore episode, I discuss:

  • Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week’s Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
    • Context
    • Read larger chunks of Scripture
    • Consider the opposite
    • Use section headings to get your bearings
    • Read/watch an overview of the book you’re studying
    • Consider the historical context
    • Meditate on God’s Word
    • Follow the cross-reference
  • The 30 Day Music Challenge – ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE HERE
  • Not overcomplicating our time in God’s Word
  • Taking in the whole story – Joshua 1-6
  • Considering that “courage” is the opposite of “fear”
  • An overview of the book of Joshua – BibleProject.com
  • Taking on Exodus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy to gain historical context (look for Joshua in these texts as well)
  • God’s four calls for Joshua be strong and courageous – Joshua 1:1-9
  • One more call to courage from Joshua’s fellow Israelites – Joshua 1:16-18
  • Trusting God and letting fear crumble to the ground because He’s trustworthy
  • Following the cross-reference to see Moses sending out spies – Numbers 13:18-20
  • Reading on to Numbers 14:7-9 to hear Joshua’s own words in the face of fear the first time they pulled up to the promised land

Check out the official lyric video of this week’s song below!

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Weekly Challenge

Read Joshua 1-6. Consider reading it multiple times in various versions. Note the repeated call to courage and meditate on the details surrounding each call. Follow the cross-reference to Numbers 13 and 14 and compare and contrast the sending of spies into the promised land.

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