Monday, March 26, 2012
Welcome to Day 85 of our Life Journal!
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
Joshua 23, “Be very strong; be careful to obey all that is written in the Book of the Law of Moses, without turning aside to the right or to the left. 7 Do not associate with these nations that remain among you; do not invoke the names of their gods or swear by them. You must not serve them or bow down to them. 8 But you are to hold fast to the LORD your God, as you have until now.”
Joshua 24:15, “if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then
choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve…”
16 “Then the people answered, “Far be it from us to forsake the LORD to serve other gods!”
v 29 “After these things, Joshua son of Nun, the servant of the LORD, died at the age of a hundred and ten.”
Psalms 44:1-3, “We have heard it with our ears, O God; our ancestors have told us what you did in their days, in days long ago. 2, With your hand you drove out the nations and planted our ancestors; you crushed the peoples and made our ancestors flourish. 3 It was not by their sword that they won the land, nor did their arm bring them victory; it was your right hand, your arm, and the light of your face, for you loved them.”
1 Corinthians 11… Paul’s instruction regarding praying with one’s head covered or uncovered, and the Lord’s Supper/Communion.
Interesting comparing Joshua’s final address to Moses’… Both instruct the people to follow the LORD. To remember his statutes and the covenant he made with them. Moses lived just ten years longer than Joshua…
I love Joshua’s charge to the people, “Choose this day whom you will serve.”
I believe I face that same challenge every day. That’s not just an “in the future” thing… it’s now. Each day… Will I make the choice to follow the Lord and his ways? Or will I choose something else?
Psalm 44:4-8, “You are my King and my God, who decrees victories for Jacob. 5 Through you we push back our enemies; through your name we trample our foes. 6 I put no trust in my bow, my sword does not bring me victory; 7 but
you give us victory
over our enemies, you put our adversaries to shame. 8 In God we make our boast all day long, and we will praise your name forever.” Amen