Sunday, January 29, 2012
Welcome to Day 29 of our Life Journal!
I hope you’re hanging in there with me! : )
Before you comment or read what I have posted, please read the following passages for yourself and complete your own S.O.A.P. exercise… How does this work?
S.O.A.P = Scripture, Observation, Application, Prayer
Exodus 23, More laws of justice and mercy, Sabbath laws, Festivals…
v 20 I wonder what the angel God sent looked like? The one he sent to lead and to guard… Was he obviously and angel, or would be pass as a human if God hadn’t said anything?
Exodus 24, “Then the LORD said to Moses, “Come up to the LORD, you and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel. You are to worship at a distance, 2 but Moses alone is to approach the LORD; the others must not come near. And the people may not come up with him. 3 When Moses went and told the people all the LORD’s words and laws, they responded with one voice, “Everything the LORD has said we will do.” (Easier said than done…)
Psalm 14, “The fool says in his heart, “There is no God… The LORD looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God.”
Acts 5:41, “The apostles left the Sanhedrin, rejoicing because they had been counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name.”
So many laws, and we’re barely getting started!
(24:1-2) I’m so thankful we all get to draw near in worship now… That we may all “come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:16 It’s not just for the elite or the powerful, but it’s for everyone… I love that God invited Moses into His presence, on the mountain.
I wonder what the people thought when Moses sprinkled blood on them… I wonder if it was on everyone?
I want to be one of those who, when God looks down, sees me seeking him… to be one who understands. To be one who “never stops teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Messiah.”
Lord, I only have any understanding because of You… I will continue seeking You… and worshiping You.
P.S. I have come to a conclusion as we near the end of our first month… This works better for me if I read all the passages first, THEN do my SOAP. Otherwise my SOAP becomes a blow by blow commentary, vs the intent of the SOAP to discover and share what stands out, not giving my observations verse by verse… I’m curious how yours is going?