Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Welcome to Day 290 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
Job 1:8, “Then the Lord said to Satan, ‘Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil.'”
‘And he still maintains his integrity,
though you incited me against him to ruin him without any reason.’ 4 ‘Skin for skin!’ Satan replied. ‘A man will give all he has for his own life. 5 But stretch out your hand and strike his flesh and bones, and he will surely curse you to your face.”
Acts 6:5, “They chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit…”
Acts 7:57, “They all rushed at him, 58 dragged him out of the city and began to stone him.”
Notice the descriptions of Job and Stephen…
Job, is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil.
Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit
All I can say is wow…
I don’t know why things like that hit me the way they do. I just think it’s so awesome when a person has something so amazing recorded about them in the Bible. It’s so seldom that a person doesn’t fall into some crazy sin… (There’s still time for Job… But Stephen will forever be remembered as a man full of wisdom and the Holy Spirit.)
I could go off on how I love that God knows my name… right up to the point where he brings my name up to Satan himself! Seriously?
“Hey… Satan… Do you see my servant Scott there?”
Not crazy about that…
Lord, I would just as soon have you not mention my name to Satan if that’s ok with you… 🙂