Podcast #477: “Trust In God” by Elevation Worship

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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.

Have you ever loved a song and found that learning its story made it even more meaningful? That happened to me this week. I was inspired to study Psalm 34 after listening to “Trust In God” by Elevation Worship. Only the story behind the song that I studied isn’t the story behind “Trust in God.” It’s the story behind David’s song in Psalm 34.

Join me as we read and meditate on Psalm 34 and watch it come to life while studying the “story behind the song.”

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
    • Meditate on Scripture
    • Read the text aloud
    • Listen to an audio version
    • Study/listen in various translations
    • Start with God
    • Make a list
    • Follow cross-references
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  • Trust in God because He’s trustworthy, not because He gives you what you want
  • Sit and soak in Psalm 34 before interacting with the text
  • Recognize that when you seek the Lord, He will answer, but not always in the way you are seeking
  • Marking up the text on my tablet – I love the Notability app
  • Starting with God before highlighting what we learn about people in Psalm 34
  • Using the bookmark Dr. Matthew Harmon shared on the special Friday With Friends edition of More Than a Song
  • Remembering that while the Bible was written for you, it wasn’t originally written to you
  • Exploring the “story behind the song” by reading 1 Samuel 20-22
  • Looking closer at the original audience of this song – 1 Samuel 22:1-2
  • Reading Psalm 34 again now that you have the historical background
  • Trust in our Redeemer and take refuge in Him, and you will not be condemned
    • Psalm 34:22
    • John 3:17
    • Romans 8:1

When we share our testimony of God’s faithfulness with others, it builds up their faith.

Enjoy the official lyric video of the song below.

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This Week’s Challenge

Read Psalm 34 until you have a solid foundation of what the words say. Then, mark up the text as you look for God’s character, conduct, and concerns before considering what we learn about people and how we respond to God. Read the story behind the song starting in 1 Samuel 20 and read through chapter 22. Meditate on what this song may have meant to the first audience, then connect it to your life. I hope as you see yourself in David’s band of misfits, you more clearly see why you can trust in God.

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