When such a short Psalm reveals so many inspiring characteristics of God, it’s worth spending some time in it. This week’s song, “Shoulders” by For King & Country, leads us right to Psalm 121. In fact, the song begins by quoting the opening verses of Psalm 121!
We will try something new this week to keep your Bible reading engaging! Let’s dive in!
In this episode, I discuss:
- Reading Scripture out loud
- Using background music to keep it interesting
- Ask questions…out loud! (And then write them down in your journal)
- Psalm 121
- The significance of the mountains to the Psalmist
- Comparing and contrasting the characteristics of home with the characteristics of God
- Reading individual verses in the parallel setting using BibleHub.com
- This picture…you’ll have to listen to understand!
- The difference between the Hebrew word for sleep and slumber in Psalm 121:4
- Making sense of the idea that the Lord keeps us from all harm
- If our enemy is relentless, God’s mercy is more so
Enjoy the official music video below.
This Week’s Challenge
Pull out Psalm 121 and read it every day. Try reading it in different translations and read it out loud…maybe with some epic background music. Come on! Try it! God isn’t stale…your interaction with His Word shouldn’t be either! I didn’t mention it in the body of the podcast today, but journal your journey! You will be amazed at what will come out when you take the time to do that. The Psalmist asked a question…if nothing else, follow the Psalmist’s example and ask a few questions.