SOAP for today!
Leviticus 14:33 – 26:26
Scripture: “If you follow my decrees and are careful to obey my commands, I will send you rain in its season, and the ground will yield its crops and the trees of the field their fruit.” ~ Exodus 26:3-4
Observation: As a girl who wants to ranch, I love all the Bible’s references to agriculture! It is apparent not only in these verses, (but many others) that God wanted to bless people if they obey him.
Application: I know that these days we aren’t under the old covenant of God (we aren’t made right with God by sacrificing and following the Old Biblical law, but by the death of Jesus Christ and our belief in him – message me if you have questions!) but I can’t help but believe His words apply to us today. I am a pessimist by nature (I don’t like that part of my personality!) and it is easy for me to think of God as a guy keeping tabs and wanting to punish. But this verse makes me believe that God wants to bless if we are trying to seek and live for him (we will mess up, but are immediately made right when we ask for forgiveness and turn away from our sin). God wants to bless us and we need to believe that.
Prayer: God, I pray for your blessing on my life and that of my readers. I believe you want us to have success in our lives. Give us the ability to live for you and bless us for it.