What kinds of choices do you make in the face of fear? Building 429’s song “Fear No More” is an anthem born out of a personal time when fear led the songwriters to seek God. There’s a king in Scripture that was faced with fear more than once. His story gives us two separate examples of choices and two distinct responses from God.
Let’s explore the life and choices of King Asa this week.
On this episode I discuss:
- Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week’s Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
- Read in context
- Using section titles to get your bearings
- Remember that the people described in the Bible were REAL
- Meditating on Scripture
- Praying for God to give the desire to read Scripture.
- Praying for God to help you understand what you’re reading.
- Praying for God to reveal truth to you as you read.
- Reading the end of King Asa’s story in 2 Chronicles 16
- Seeing that “the end justified the means” in the mind of King Asa – 2 Chronicles 16:1-6
- God’s rebuke of King Asa’s choice in the face of fear – 2 Chronicles 16:7-9
- Giving yourself a chance to get familiar enough with Scripture that it begins to “all fall into place”
- Meditating on the details of the story
- Considering Asa’s response – 2 Chronicles 16:10-14
- How Asa started off right, but ended badly
- Examining our choices when we feel powerless
- Examining God’s response to Asa the first time he felt powerless and overwhelmed by his circumstances – 2 Chronicles 15:1-8
If you’re not familiar with the song, you can watch the official music video on YouTube below.
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- Lyrics – Klove
- Story Behind The Song “Fear No More” – YouTube Video
- Story Behind the Song “Fear No More” – New Release Today Article
This Week’s Challenge
I know I started in 2 Chronicles 16 this week, but I want you to read chapters 14-16 for yourself. There’s so much more there that we didn’t cover. I didn’t start “at the beginning” because I wanted to show you how easy it is to jump in the middle and not get the big picture when you don’t engage in the whole. It’s not a waste, but it’s so much richer (and more effective) to do the study work. And don’t forget to PRAY. God wants to meet you in His Word!