SOAP stands for Scripture, Observation, Application and Prayer. Today’s journal comes from reading Galatians 6.
“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.” Galatians 6:7
mock: to sneer at, turn up the nose, deride, to treat with contempt.
This is not saying that people can’t mock God–it’s saying they can’t get away with it. God is a holy God; ultimately, He will not allow His authority to be usurped. The final accounting will be at the Judgment Day, but it is also shown on this earth in this life through the principle of sowing and reaping.
Be careful where I invest my time, money, resources and heart. Choices I make to sow will produce a harvest–good or bad. Therefore, sow to the spirit: sow love, faith, the word of God, evangelize, teach God’s truth, serve people–live for God’s eternal Kingdom and by His eternal principles. There is a reward. It may take time for the fruit to come forth but be patient–it will come.
Father, thank you that You will prevail in the end. Thank you for opening my eyes to eternal Kingdom values. Might I persevere in both living them and teaching them to others.
For Your glory, Amen.