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: Isaiah 4, 5; Psalms 115, 116; Jude
Here is my SOAP for today, Monday, July 2, 2018
Isaiah 4:5 “Then the Lord will create over all of Mount Zion and over those who assemble there a cloud of smoke by day and a glow of flaming fire by night; over everything the glory will be a canopy. 6 It will be a shelter and shade from the heat of the day, and a refuge and hiding place from the storm and rain.”
Isaiah 5:20 “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness…”
Psalms 115:1 “Not to us, Lord, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness.?
Psalms 116:15 “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his faithful servants[saints KJV].”
Jude (There is only one chapter in Jude.) 22 “Be merciful to those who doubt…”
I am curious as to how Isaiah’s book will be different from Amos and Joel.
Isaiah is quoted in the New Testament 65 times. That’s 20 more times than any other book. This book must be a touch more significant…
I love this verse in Jude… “Be merciful to those who doubt.” Not harsh… not impatient… merciful. Love, love, love that!
“Not to us, Lord, not to us but to your name be the glory (for your mercy and truth).” Reminds me of an old Cincinnati Vineyard song… with that lyric. Note trip down Memory Lane!
Lord, help me to be merciful to those around me who doubt you!
May you be blessed by the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. (Psalm 115:15)
Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, 25 To the only wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.