SOAP for today!
Numbers 8:15 – 21:7
Scripture: “Speak to the Israelites and say to them, ‘Throughout the generations to come you are to make tassels on the corners of your garments with a blue cord on each tassel. You will have these tassels to look at and so you will remember all the commands of the Lord, that you may obey them and not prostitute yourselves by going after the lusts of your own hearts and eyes.’” ~ Numbers 15: 38-39
Observation: God knows us and knows how easy it is for us to forget him. I am amazed that God thought that the Israelites needed a reminder of him – they had the pillar of cloud and the pillar of fire guiding all of their steps!
Application: I need reminders of God’s commands in my life. I don’t have hardly any decorations up in our rental house, but when we own a house again (I hope someday soon) I want to get, or make if I can, scripture wall cutouts. I hope to hand pertinent Bible verses in every room of the house to remind me of good. I did I Beth Moore Bible study at my church a few years ago. During that study she had us wear a blue bracelet to remind us of this verse and God’s commands. I need to do something like that again I think. If only blue tassels on all corners of our clothes was in style again….
Prayer: God, help us to remember your word and commands. Show us practical things we can do to remind ourselves and our families of you. Give us the desire and ability to obey you.