SOAP stands for Scripture, Observation, Application and Prayer. Today’s journal comes from reading 1 John 1.
“This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.” –1 John 1:5
This is, most likely, a message spoken directly by Jesus that is being passed on by John.
“Light” would refer to God’s holiness and purity. “Darkness” would refer to moral flaw, sin, and unrighteousness. There is no unrighteousness or moral flaw in God.
Men love the darkness because it is there that they do evil deeds (John 3:19). Those who love the darkness hate the light because the light exposes their sinful deeds (John 3:20). People who practice the truth come to the light, for they have nothing to hide (John 3:21).
I must announce the nature of God as being light–morally good, holy, and pure–with no darkness. Arrogant atheists judge God and accuse Him of evil. They are so wrong; indeed, they are the ones in deep spiritual darkness, and they’ve been deeply deceived.
Father, I praise You as the only morally perfect being there is. I worship You. I will walk in the light so that I may have fellowship with You. Thank you, Jesus, for empowering me to do this!