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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 46, 47, 48, 49; 1 Peter 5
Here is my SOAP for today, Thursday, July 26, 2018
Isaiah 46:6 “Some pour out gold from their bags and weigh out silver on the scales; they hire a goldsmith to make it into a god, and they bow down and worship it.”
Isaiah 47 Isaiah prophesies the fall of Babylon (for their mistreatment of Israel, to come.)
Isaiah 48:9 “For my own name’s sake I delay my wrath; for the sake of my praise I hold it back from you, so as not to destroy you completely.”
Isaiah 49:8 “This is what the Lord says: “In the time of my favor I will answer you, and in the day of salvation I will help you; I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people, to restore the land and to reassign its desolate inheritances, 9 to say to the captives, ‘Come out,’ and to those in darkness, ‘Be free!’”
14 “But Zion said, “The Lord has forsaken me, the Lord has forgotten me.” 15 “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! 16 See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands.”
26 “… Then all mankind will know that I, the Lord, am your Savior, your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.”
1 Peter 5:7 “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”
So much in today’s reading about God’s faithfulness, promises and his covenant. So good!
1 Peter 5:8 “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 9 Resist him, standing firm in the faith…”
A great verse… straight up application, straight out of the book:
“Be alert and of sober mind.Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 9 Resist him, standing firm in the faith…”
THAT’S good advice for all of us. That’s not MY application, that’s ALL of our application! Oh, yeah… and ignore dumb idols.
Lord help me to be alert and sober of mind, resisting the devil, standing firm in the faith!