Pastor Leon’s SOAP: Scripture, Observation, Application, Prayer
August 21: Jeremiah 21, 24, 27; Psalm 118; 1John 2
Scripture: 1John (NIV) 2:12 I am writing to you, dear children, because your sins have been forgiven on account of his name.
13 I am writing to you fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one.
14 I write to you, dear children, because you know the Father. I write to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you are strong and the word of God lives in you¸ and you have overcome the evil one.
Observation: Many scriptures give the importance of growing in our Spiritual life; however these verses show characteristics of different growth levels. From children whose sins are forgiven and who know their daddy we progress to young men who are strong and know how to fight off the enemy. Finally we grow into fathers who know the eternal character of God as it is expressed in His works of creation, revelation, salvation, etc.
Application: For someone who is fascinated by discovering something new, there are ALWAYS new things for me to discover in the Word and in my relationship with God.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for the joy of discovering new things in your Word. Every day you help me grow and mature. Amen
Making friends for time and eternity!