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

Pastor Leon

Making friends for time and eternity!