Podcast #473: “Preference” by Rachel Morley

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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.

What happens when our preference doesn’t line up with God’s preference? How can we even know God’s desires? I’ve asked these questions since I was introduced to Rachel Morley’s song “Preference.”

Join me as we explore a time when God’s servants did something they 100% thought was right but did not line up with God’s preference.

In this episode, I discuss the following:

  • Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week’s Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
    • Read in context
    • Read and keep on reading
    • Ask questions
    • Follow the cross-references
    • Meditate on God’s Word
    • Read in different translations
    • Refer to an overview of the book you’re studying
    • Remember the people were REAL
    • Repetition
    • Consult an outside resource
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  • How God challenged me with my own thoughts
  • An overview of Chronicles – The Bible Project on YouTube
  • Reading the genealogies and making notes along the way
  • Meditating on the details of 1 Chronicles 13
  • Learning more about the Ark of God
    • Exodus 25
    • Numbers 4
    • Leviticus 16
  • Pondering the unique details of the narrative
  • Discovering the previously abandoned plan to move the ark fulfilled in 1 Chronicles 15
  • Considering how David and the people should have known how to fulfill God’s preference
  • Finding time to build a life of knowing God and His ways

We won’t get a pass, because we SHOULD have known His preferences — God provided a way for us to know and we leave it sitting on our shelves or unopened on our phones.

Enjoy the official music video of the song below.

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This Week’s Challenge

Pull out 1 Chronicles and start reading. In the genealogies, make note of anything that jumps out at you. Ask God to show you what is important in the text. When you get to 1 Chronicles 13, meditate on the details. Follow cross-references to Exodus 25, Numbers 4, and Leviticus 16, among others. Then move on until you reach 1 Chronicles 15, where you see them successfully bring the ark of God to the City of David. What did David learn? What did you learn? Meditate on an area of your life where you are angry with God because His ways don’t match what seems right to you. Surrender your preference to Him.

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