Daily SOAP: The Joy of Teaching

SOAP stands for Scripture, Observation, Application and Prayer. Today’s journal comes from reading 1 John 1.

Scripture

“These things we write so that our joy may be made complete.” –1 John 1:4

Observation

John had joy in GIVING and TEACHING others the truths of God. He gladly did what gave him joy–teaching others about God.

Later, John would say his greatest joy was that his children would walk in truth (3 John 4). They won’t walk in truth unless we teach them to.

Application

Teach, teach, teach people the Word of God. Take the initiative to do so. Direct conversation that way. Never tire of teaching the grand, old, time-tested, life-transforming message of the Bible.

Prayer

Father, what an honor and privilege it is for me to be a teacher of Your Word. It not only is of great eternal significance, but it also brings me great joy! Thank You for this opportunity to minister and be filled with the great joy of giving to others!

In Christ’s name and for His glory!

Amen.

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