SOAP stands for Scripture, Observation, Application and Prayer. Today’s journal comes from reading 2 Peter 3.
“Know this first of all, that in the last days, mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts.” 2 Peter 3:3
Mockers aren’t following their intelligence–they’re following their lusts.
Know, realize, don’t be caught off guard or surprised by mockers.
Last days–>People given to their lusts–>more mockers mocking
Expect to be mocked; it goes with being a Christian. But realize WHY mockers mock me: it’s because I’m living for Jesus, and they’re living for their lustful selves. Don’t be drawn into rabbit trail arguments; learn to bring attention to the real problem.
Father, You have ordained that I live at this present-time–what very well may be the last days. How exciting but how challenging. Mockers mock while hiding their lust and justifying their sinful lives behind intellectual attacks on our faith.
Help me always to see sin and sinners’ justifications for what they really are, to expose them and call them to repentance.
I pray this for Your name and glory, Amen.