Welcome to my online blog for our Vineyard Life Journal!
This forum IS NOT for debate or to correct each other, but to share our insights and observations. (Actually, I will be keeping a pretty tight rein on the comments section, and I will have the ability to block trolls, spammers or those who just want to stir the pot.)
Before you comment or read what I have posted, read today’s passages for yourself and complete your own S.O.A.P. exercise… (If you read mine first, it may taint what you think.)
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Click here for today’s reading: Job 33; 1 Corinthians 1, 2, 3
Here is my SOAP for today, Thursday, November 8, 2018
Job 33 Elihu continues his verbal assault on Job…
31 “Pay attention, Job, and listen to me; be silent, and I will speak. 32 If you have anything to say, answer me; speak up, for I want to vindicate you. 33 But if not, then listen to me; be silent, and I will teach you wisdom.” [Wow… the arrogance of that statement.]
1 Corinthians 1:10 “I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought.”
18 “The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”
1 Corinthians 2:2 “I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.”
16 “But we have the mind of Christ.”
1 Corinthians 3:5 “What, after all, is Apollos? And what is Paul? Only servants, through whom you came to believe—as the Lord has assigned to each his task. 6 I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow.”
It will be interesting to review my first time through 1 Corinthians (as this is now our second time through. (See starting at Day 75 of my Life Journal Blog back in March.)
I know I say this pretty often, but I never tire of certain books of the Bible or certain topics. 1 Corinthians falls into both of those categories for me. I love the book and I love the topic.
Paul’s simple message of, “I claimed to know nothing except Jesus Christ and him crucified.” And, “What, after all, is Apollos? And what is Paul? Only servants, through whom you came to believe—as the Lord has assigned to each his task. 6 I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow.” This keeps things in proper perspective for me. Who is Scott? Who is Doug? Who is Caleb? “Only servants…” We all plant seeds… God makes it grow.
One of my go-to verses is, “But we have the mind of Christ.” We need to simply trust in that… Not that it means all my thoughts are God-inspired… OBVIOUSLY that is not the case lol. BUT, what it does mean, is that His Spirit dwells in us… and that… intuition… that still, small voice… more often than not COULD BE “the mind of Christ” in us.
I’m learning to trust that voice…
Lord, I want to thank You for the Apostle Paul and his wisdom and insight… Thank you that centuries later, I can still draw on that wisdom through Your word.