Vineyard Life Journal

An online forum for our church family to connect around our 2012 daily Bible reading plan using the S.O.A.P. method.

Day 307

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Welcome to Day 307 of our Life Journal!

Click here for today’s reading: Job 25; Mark 13; Mark 14 (2012 Daily Bible Reading Plan)

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

S cripture

Job 25:5, “If even the moon is not bright and the stars are not pure in his eyes, 6 how much less a mortal, who is but a maggot—a human being, who is only a worm!”

Mark 13:13, “Everyone will hate you because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.”

Mark 14:8, “She did what she could.”

O bservation

What a great memorial, “She did what she could.”

A pplication

I doubt God expects us to do more than we are able.

I’m sure there are times when we will all be stretched… and we all know the saying, “God will never give you more than you can handle.” (which is not in the Bible… it may be derived from 1 Corinthians 10:13 about temptation, but that verse is different than that phrase.)

Reading through Job, now 25 of the 42 chapters, actually, just the first 2 chapters is all you need, to know God can and will allow us to experience difficulty, trials and even pain.

But our problems have a purpose.

To grow us, to test us, and to… gulp… reveal our character.

Peter wrote of us sharing in his suffering that we may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. Peter uses the word “suffer” nineteen times in 1 Peter alone!

It’s not fun. And I don’t like it…

But I’m looking forward to when his glory is revealed!

P rayer

Lord strengthen me according to your word, that I might walk uprightly before you.

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One thought on “Day 307

  1. Job 25:3 can his forces be numbered? Upon whom does his light not rise? Mark 14:8 i tell you the truth wherever the gospel is preached throughout the world what she has done will also be told in memory if her. 16) the disciples left, went into the city and found everything just as Jesus had told them. 50) then everyone deserted him and fled.
    Life savings? It says she broke the jar to open it. Possibly like a piggy bank of sorts only filled with something greater than cash, and definitely, more purpose. The love she had for Him poured out to honor Him.
    Imagine the man who prepared the Upper Room? Surely a message from God directed him since the disciples found everything as Jesus told them. Even after seeing the Upper Room prepared they fled. As if they never met Him.
    Father I am grateful for my walk with you. That you KNOW each of us and love us in spite of ourselves. Thank you.

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