Pastor Leon’s SOAP: Scripture, Observation, Application, Prayer
August 22: Jeremiah 28-30; 1John 3
Scripture: Jeremiah (NIV) 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me and I will listen to you.
13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
14 I will be found by you,” declares the LORD, “and will bring you back from captivity. I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the LORD, “and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.”
Observation: Because of their sins, God had raised up the Babylonians to punish Israel. They were carried in exile away from Jerusalem to Babylon. This beautiful prophetic promise was given to them while they were in exile! Their circumstances did not mean that God did not care about them or have any plans for their future. God would restore Israel!
Application: My circumstances do not determine God’s will for my life. God is working through all things, even the hard things, for my good and His glory.
Prayer: Lord, I trust you with the details of my life. I know your plan goes into future generations. May I not treat your plans and workings as insignificant. Amen
Making friends for time and eternity!