Does the idea of trembling before the Lord inspire you or make you feel uncomfortable? Lauren Daigle’s song “Tremble” inspired me to explore where people are described as trembling before the Lord. Spoiler alert: It should inspire you.
Join me as we examine a few places in Scripture where we see why and how we should tremble before the Lord.
In this episode, I discuss:
- Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week’s Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
- Explore a topic
- Read in context
- Read and keep on reading
- Follow the cross-reference
- Compare and contrast
- Make a list
- Examine the text in various translations
- Complete a word study
- The 30 Day Music Challenge
- Getting a Scripture starting point by typing in a keyword into BibleHub.com
- Understanding what the text actually says before moving to what it means before moving to what it means for me
- Finding the instruction to “serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling” – Psalm 2:11
- Heading back to 1 Corinthians (where we were studying last week in Episode 402) – 1 Corinthians 2:3
- How the Greco-Roman world of the Corinthian church placed a high value on professional orators who could persuade the audience through entertaining instruction – 1 Corinthians 1:22
- How the gospel was silly to the Greeks and horrifying to the Jews – 1 Corinthians 1:23
- Looking at the founding of the Corinthian church in Acts 18
- Paul’s chosen preaching approach in Corinth – 1 Corinthians 2:1-5
- Comparing and contrasting what the audience expected with what Paul delivered and why
- Paul’s fear and trembling were not a tactic; instead, they were a reflection of his deep-seated understanding of how weak and small he really is
Enjoy the official live music video of our inspiration song below.
More Than a Song Playlist
- Lyrics – NewReleaseToday.com
- ESV Study Bible – Amazon Paid Link
- Overview of 1 Corinthians – BibleProject.com
This Week’s Challenge
Read and meditate on Psalm 2, and let it launch you back into 1 Corinthians. Ponder the cultural surroundings of the Corinthians. Contrast your observations with our culture today as you move into what the truths of this text might mean for you today. In your prayer time this week, set aside every thought except that of Christ and Him crucified and see how that may change the way you think. And the next time you enter into the glorious presence of God, don’t boast and don’t beg; just worship and tremble.