SOAP stands for Scripture, Observation, Application and Prayer. Today’s journal comes from reading 2 Peter 1.
“For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust.” –2 Peter 1:4
God’s promises enable us to be like God.
His divine nature is the opposite of the corrupt, worldly nature of lust. By God’s promises, we ESCAPE the trap of lust.
Know the promises of God! Believe them! Claim them! Live in light of them! Particularly, promises about God developing LOVE in me.
Father, Your promises are precious; they’re magnificent! They enable me to escape the corruption caused by selfish LUST and to partake of Your loving nature.
Father, it seems that hardly anyone believes this anymore. So few people–even godly leaders–seem to believe it’s possible to overcome lust and walk in divine love. But I believe Your promises! Please make me a living demonstration of the power of Your promises to radically change a life and be glorified in me, I pray! Amen.