Podcast #475: “Praise The Lord” by Micah Tyler

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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.

I see a lot of conversation in the media about positive self-talk. And I get it. Talking negatively about yourself to yourself is not helpful. Inspired by Micah Tyler’s song “Praise The Lord,” I meditated on King David’s self-talk in the Psalms. He pumps himself up by telling his soul to praise the Lord.

Biblical self-talk is WAY better than anything you’ll read about anywhere else. Let’s learn about it together in Psalm 103 this week.

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
    • Repetition
    • Consider the opposite
    • Mark up the text
    • Meditate on Scripture
    • Complete a word study
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  • Theology leads to doxology
  • As you learn and grow and then approach Scripture again, you will see new things because YOU are new
  • Studying Psalm 103 in previous episodes – Episode 103 and Episode 332
  • Psalm 103 is the first in a series of praise psalms (Psalms 103-107)
  • David’s self-talk about praising the Lord as bookends of Psalm 103
  • “If we aren’t praising God truly, we aren’t thinking about God rightly and deeply.” – Exalting Jesus in Psalms 101-150Amazon Paid Link
  • Biblical self-talk focuses our words on God and not on ourselves
  • Considering the opposite of “praise” – wordhippo.com
  • Turning truths learned in Scripture into phrases of praise that your soul declares back to God
  • Following the cross-reference regarding God’s treatment of our sin
    • Isaiah 38:17-19
    • Isaiah 43:24
    • Micah 7:19
    • Romans 4:7
    • Ephesians 2:5
  • Completing a word study on the word translated “soul”

The more we know about God the better we will be at praising Him because we will praise God for who he really is, not some image of our own making.

Enjoy the official lyric video of the song below.

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This Week’s Challenge

Read Psalm 103 enough times to really let it sink in as a whole. Then, if a smaller portion of the psalm jumps out at you, spend some time meditating on that. Turn what you learn into prayers and songs of praise. Rehearse the characteristics of God you tend to forget or ignore. Speak aloud about God’s benefits.

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