SOAP – Proverbs 3:19-20
Our Lord used His infinite and divine wisdom to create the heavens and earth, and brought beauty to the skies and the seas. The same wisdom and beauty was used in the creation of you and me. When we remain focused of the power and value of God’s wisdom, we will live out our Christian walk securely, confidently, and peacefully.
In what circumstance are you lacking peace or security? God offers us His divine creative wisdom in His Word to help us avoid many of the difficulties experienced by others.
Father God, I thank You for revealing Your wisdom, power, and creativity in nature. Help me to remain confident and accepting of Your power over life’s circumstances. Remove any anxiety or doubt that may keep me from losing sight of Your powerful work in my life. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
SOAP – Proverbs 3:5-6
When pursuing life’s plans, we must rely on the One who gave us life and guides our journey. We must involve God in all of our decision-making. When we trust Him as leader of our households, our careers, our families, and our lives, we will be more willing to surrender our journey to Him.
In what circumstance are you relying on your own knowledge for guidance? What circumstance do you need to surrender to God? Our level of confidence and trust in God determines the extent to which we will acknowledge and obey Him.
Father God, I thank You for giving me this life. Strengthen my faith in You so that Your voice is louder than all others. Remove any stubbornness or pride that prevents me from relying on You. Lord, help me surrender all to You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
SOAP – Proverbs 2:6
Obtaining the wisdom of God requires diligence and the willingness to seek after it. Believers should be willing to listen for wisdom, to have an open heart to receive, and to pray and ask for spiritual discernment. Knowing God and His Word requires time and energy, but He is worth it. Those who encounter Jesus in the Bible discover His deep love and steadfast commitment.
What is your plan for increasing your spiritual knowledge? What changes in your attitude and behavior are necessary to continue diligently seeking after God? When believers eagerly seek God’s wisdom through hearing God’s Word, meditation through Bible study, and prayer, we can be sure to find it.
Father God, I thank You for revealing Yourself through Your Word. Help me to rely on the Bible as my sole source of wisdom. I thank You for Your Word that answers my deepest needs and brings self-understanding. In Jesus’ name. Amen.