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 18; Psalms 114; Acts 27, 28
Here is my SOAP for today, Saturday, October 27, 2018
Job 18:1“Then Bildad the Shuhite replied: 2 “When will you end these speeches? Be sensible, and then we can talk.”
Psalms 114:7 “Tremble, earth, at the presence of the Lord…”
Acts 27:21 “Men, you should have taken my advice not to sail from Crete; then you would have spared yourselves this damage and loss. 22 But now I urge you to keep up your courage, because not one of you will be lost; only the ship will be destroyed. 23 Last night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve stood beside me 24 and said, ‘Do not be afraid, Paul. You must stand trial before Caesar; and God has graciously given you the lives of all who sail with you.’ 25 So keep up your courage, men, for I have faith in God that it will happen just as he told me. 26 Nevertheless, we must run aground on some island.”
42 The soldiers planned to kill the prisoners to prevent any of them from swimming away and escaping. 43 But the centurion wanted to spare Paul’s life and kept them from carrying out their plan.”
Acts 28:30 “For two whole years Paul stayed there in his own rented house and welcomed all who came to see him. 31 He proclaimed the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ—with all boldness and without hindrance!”
Another two years has passed while Paul is awaiting his trial… Then, Acts just… ends with no resolution to Paul’s situation.
FOUR YEARS of Paul’s life has been consumed by this situation. Obviously, Paul is making the best of it… and is even shown some mercy and favor by given the opportunity to live in his own rented house, with visitors being allowed to come and go at will.
Funny how the Maltese people thought Paul was a murderer when he was bitten by the viper… but when he didn’t swell up or get sick or die, they concluded he was a god. lol
Lord, I fully believe that you would sustain me in a similar situation. I trust you.