Episode from the podcastMore Than a Song - Discovering the Truth of Scripture Hidden in Today's Popular Christian Music

"King Of My Heart" by John Mark and Sarah McMillan

Released Monday, 19th August 2019
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I want the truth about God to be the soundtrack of my life. What we listen to matters and it changes the way we think. That's why I am drawn to John Mark and Sarah McMillan's song, "King Of My Heart." It calls out the characteristics of our unfathomable God, allowing me to meditate on HIM instead of ME.

We will use some of the lyrics to take us on a journey through Scripture to confirm that the King of our heart is indeed GOOD.
On this episode I discuss:
  • Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture - this week's Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
    • Start with God
    • Explore a topic
    • Make a list
    • Meditate on God's Word
    • Word study
  • Putting on a garment of praise as we studied in Episode 282
  • My "Garment of Praise" Spotify playlist - Spotify
  • Using our song to explore four descriptions of God in Scripture
    • mountain where I run - Psalm 31
    • fountain I drink from - Jeremiah 2
    • shadow where I hide - Psalm 91
    • ransom for my life - Matthew 20
    • and my song - Exodus 15
  • Starting with God by making a list of His characteristics discovered in Psalm 31:1-5
  • Focusing our attention upon God rather than our troubles (or the failures of others)
  • Considering the shadow of the Almighty in Psalm 91:1-2 (see Episode 216)
  • Completing a word study on the word RANSOM (see Matthew 20:28) - BibleHub.com
  • How the Lord Himself is our song - Exodus 15:2
  • That when we seek others to complete us, we make the opinions, approval, and acceptance of men an idol
  • When we make the opinions, approval, and acceptance of others an idol, we replace the King of our Heart (the source of living water) with a broken cistern (designed only to hold water...not to be a source)

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This Week's Challenge

I've given you several places to go this week. You could do a survey approach like we did on the podcast and consider the areas of Scripture where we see God as our refuge, our shadow, our ransom, our song, and our fountain. Or you could get so inspired in Psalm 31, Psalm 91, Matthew 10, Exodus 15, or Jeremiah 2, that you sit and explore in one of those sections of Scripture. In choosing either option, I don't think you'll ever sing this song the same again.

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