SOAP stands for Scripture, Observation, Application and Prayer. Today’s journal comes from reading 2 Peter 1.
“Therefore, I will always be ready to remind you of these things, even though you already know them…I consider it right, as long as I’m in this earthly dwelling, to stir you up by way of reminder.” –2 Peter 1:12-13
Peter didn’t shy away from teaching things people had already heard and believed. He was READY (prepared) to do so, and he considered it RIGHT to do so.
People need to be stirred-up with truths they already know.
I need to be reminded and stirred-up.
I need to remind and stir-up others. People tend toward spiritual apathy and need to be exhorted.
Don’t feel I always need to share something new. That’s just pride. The most profound, life-changing truths have been around for a long time!
Father, thank You for Your unchanging truth. If there are new things I’m to learn and teach, might I discover them. But there’s so much I already know and yet drift away from. Remind me! Stir me up! And use me to remind others. Deliver me from the pride of thinking I need to teach something new. Your word is alive and exciting enough! Be blessed in the way I teach it! Amen.