SOAP 8.14.17

Good morning!⠀

This morning I had my tea and am ready to dive into a SOAP for you guys.⠀

The inspiration for this, is from my August 14th post from 2014. You can find that post linked to the one today in the link in my bio! Double the fun.

For those who don’t know, SOAP stands for:⠀

Scripture⠀
Observation⠀
Application⠀
Prayer⠀

Scripture: 1 Peter 3: 13-18 (MSG)

If with heart and soul you’re doing good, do you think you can be stopped? Even if you suffer for it, you’re still better off. Don’t give the opposition a second thought. Through thick and thin, keep your hearts at attention, in adoration before Christ, your Master. Be ready to speak up and tell anyone who asks why you’re living the way you are, and always with the utmost courtesy. Keep a clear conscience before God so that when people throw mud at you, none of it will stick. They’ll end up realizing that they’re the ones who need a bath. It’s better to suffer for doing good, if that’s what God wants, than to be punished for doing bad. That’s what Christ did definitively: suffered because of others’ sins, the Righteous One for the unrighteous ones. He went through it all—was put to death and then made alive—to bring us to God.

Observation: If you are doing good you can’t be stopped.

Application: If I am in the right, I am an unstoppable force. This doesn’t mean being a know-it-all, we must always remember to have courtesy for others. Jesus was the ultimate do-gooder and His righteousness still continues to be an unstoppable force in us.

Prayer: God help us to power through any difficult times because nothing will last forever. You have provided the ultimate prize – bringing us to God.

Comment below with your O, A, or P!⠀
SOAP is also posted on @jesscbnyc

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