Pastor Leon’s SOAP: Scripture, Observation, Application, Prayer
August 25: Jeremiah 37-39; Psalm 79; 2John
Scripture: 1John (NIV) 1:1 The elder, to the lady chosen by God and to her children, who I love in the truth—and not I only, but also all who know the truth—
2 because of the truth which lives in us and will be with us forever:
3 Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Father’s Son, will be with us in truth and love.
4 It has given me great joy to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as the Father commanded us.
Observation: Knowing truth does not make us arrogant; it makes us humble. It does not make us haughty; it makes us loving. It does not make us tyrants; it makes us servants. Instead of becoming threatened, those knowing truth rejoice when others discover truth. Knowing truth becomes a reason for fellowship.
Application: Knowing Jesus, Who is the way, the truth and the life, causes me to be humble and loving. He causes me to enjoy serving others. I rejoice as others discover the truth available in relationship with Jesus. Knowing the truth brings a strong bond of fellowship with others who know the truth!
Prayer: Lord, it is your desire that I walk in truth. You want me to recognize and understand truth. Make me restless when I am not growing in truth. Amen
Making friends for time and eternity!