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: Proverbs 10, 11, 12; Romans 10
Here is my SOAP for today, Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Love Proverbs and Romans side by side! A nice change of pace from all the history in Chronicles and Kings… Scott
Proverbs 10:1 “A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son brings grief to his mother.”
Proverbs 11:2 “When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.”
25 “A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.”
Proverbs 12:1 “Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but whoever hates correction is stupid.”
25 “Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.”
Romans 10:9 “If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.”
Interesting that Solomon says, “A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son brings grief to his mother.” (Not grief to his father?? Or joy to his mother?? Hmmm… I guess I shouldn’t overthink this…)
So much practical advice in Proverbs…
We love to over-complicate salvation with a lot of rules and “shoulds…” but salvation is pretty simple: Confess and believe!
- Be generous!
- Receive correction…
- Encourage people.
Thank you Lord, for your word!