This morning I had my tea and am ready to dive into a SOAP for you guys.⠀
For those who don’t know, SOAP stands for:⠀
Scripture: Hosea 11
1 “When Israel was a child, I loved him,
and out of Egypt I called my son.
2 But the more they were called,
the more they went away from me.[a]
They sacrificed to the Baals
and they burned incense to images.
3 It was I who taught Ephraim to walk,
taking them by the arms;
but they did not realize
it was I who healed them.
4 I led them with cords of human kindness,
with ties of love.
To them I was like one who lifts
a little child to the cheek,
and I bent down to feed them.
Observation: I love the parental language here. God wants us to remember how He was with us from our childhood.
Application: Are there times when God calls me, but like Israel, I resist Him and run away? Do I ever forget God and His ties of love?
Prayer: God help me to never underestimate or diminish your love and kindness to me. You are my everlasting Father and you bend down to reach me.
Comment below with your O, A, or P!⠀
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