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 316

Monday, November 12, 2012

Welcome to Day 316 of our Life Journal!

Click here for today’s reading: Job 37; Job 38; 1 Corinthians 12 (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 37:19, “Tell us what we should say to him…”

[Elihu continues his sarcastic assault on Job.]

Job 38

Who, where, have, what, can, does, do… lots of questions that God asked Job!

1 Corinthians 12:4, “There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them.”

7 “Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.”

O bservation

Job is coming to a climax in the next day or two… (I love how Job ends!)

Whatever spiritual gifts we have are to be used “for the common good.” (Not for personal gain…)

A pplication

I Corinthians is an amazing letter/book. Paul is addressing many issues in the early church.

I especially love the passage in chapter 12 about spiritual gifts.

These gifts are identified in 1 Corinthians 12 and 14, Ephesians 4, Romans 12 and 1 Peter 4. Click HERE to see a list of spiritual gifts. (Most lists contain about 25 or so different gifts. Interpretation, application and definitions can vary based upon any group’s doctrine and theological view.)

There is also a test at that same web site above if you would like to discover your spiritual gifts. C. Peter Wagner’s test is pretty much the standard…

My top gifts are wisdom, administration, pastor (shepherd), teaching, prophecy. (There is no spiritual gift of “worship leader” per se.)

What are yours?

P rayer

Thank you Lord that you give us gifts, not to benefit ourselves, but those around us.


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2 thoughts on “Day 316

  1. Nicole Marvin on said:

    From a test that I took years ago mine were discernment, administration and giving.

    I am so enjoying reading 1 Corinthians. There’s a lot to ponder in these verses…

  2. Mark Long on said:

    The top ones for me are usually administration, service, knowledge. Funny that in the definitions that Scott linked to, I kept seeing “practical gift” coming up. For better or worse that rings true for me. Thank you Lord for the gifts that you have given to me. Help me to use them to their fullest according to Your will.

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