SOAP Daily Devotional

Week 1 (April 29- May 5): Generosity 
 
Day 1: The placement of your treasure is determined by the state of your heart (Matthew 6:19-24; 1 John 3:17-18; James 2:14-17).
 
Day 2: The futility of hoarding wealth in this world (Psalm 39:4-7; Proverbs 11:4, 16:16, 23:5; Ecclesiastes 5:10-15; Hebrews 13:5).
 
Day 3: The futility of hoarding wealth in this world (Luke 12:15-21, 18:18-25; 1 Timothy 6:6-10, 17-19).
 
Day 4: Generously exercise the gifts God has given you to honour and glorify Him. (Romans 12:1-21; 1 Peter 4:8-11).
 
Day 5: Give liberally and cheerfully to the Lord’s work (2 Corinthians 8:12-15, 9:1-7; Colossians 3:10-17).
 
Day 6: The Israelite's have generosity week (Exodus 35:20-29).
 
Day 7: The generosity of the people was greater than the need (2 Chronicles 31:2-10).
 


Week 2 (May 6 - 12):  Mother’s Day
 
Day 1: A virtuous woman (Proverbs 31:10-29).
 
Day 2: A faithful wife is a treasure (Proverbs 12:4, 18:22, 19:14).
 
Day 3: God’s heart for the marriage covenant (Ephesians 5:21-28; 1 Peter 3:1-7).
 
Day 4: Abigail – a shrewd and wise steward (1 Samuel 25:14-31).
 
Day 5: Esther – an intercessor for her nation (Esther 4:1-17).
 
Day 6: Mary – a virtuous woman finds favour with God (Luke 1:30-38).
 
Day 7: Outward adorning doesn’t make a virtuous woman, rather it’s the inward adorning of the heart (1 Peter 3:1-4).

 

Week 3 (May 13—19): Romans 13 – Submitting  to Governing Authorities
 
Day 1: The Lord’s directives towards governing authorities: 1) Pray for them (1 Timothy 2:1-2); 2) Submit to them (Titus 3:1); 3) Pay your taxes (Luke 20:22-25; Matthew 17:24-27).
 
Day 2: Respect authorities by living honourable lives (1 Peter 2:13-17).
 
Day 3: Obey the king (Ecclesiastes 8:2-6; Proverbs 16:14, 20:2, 8, 26, 24:21-22).
 
Day 4: Early government structure (Exodus 18:13-26; 1 Samuel 7:15-17; Job 29:7-17).
 
Day 5: God uses ungodly governments to execute His will (Jeremiah 29:1-11, 27:5-8).
 
Day 6: God uses ungodly governments to execute His will (Isaiah 10:1-12).
 
Day 7: Theocracy that was rejected will one day be restored (1 Samuel 8:5-22; Revelation 21:1-5).
 


Week 4 (May 20 - 26): Simply Spirit Filled
 
Day 1: Contrast between walking in the Spirit and walking in the sinful nature (Galatians 5:16-26).
 
Day 2: The only way to produce eternal fruit is by abiding in the Vine (John 15:1-8).
 
Day 3: Christians are not slaves to the power of sin but are alive to God through Jesus Christ (Romans 6:1-23).
 
Day 4: A Litmus test of whether you are filled with the Spirit of God (Romans 8:1-14).
 
Day 5: The prospectus for living a Spirit-filled life (Romans 5:2-5; 2 Peter 1:3-11).
 
Day 6: Spirit-filled living is characterized by transformed thinking (Romans 12:9-18).
 
Day 7: Spirit-filled living is characterized by transformed thinking (Ephesians 4:21-32).
 


Week 5 (May 27 - Jun 2): Sustaining a Simply Spirit Filled Walk
 
Day 1: The Spirit-filled life depends upon the Word of God to lead, guide and direct them – transformed living (1 John 5:1-5; John 14:15-17, 15:26, 16:7-15).
 
Day 2: Signs and wonders are no substitute for the Bread of Life (John 6:26-36).
 
Day 3: Signs and wonders alone will not sustain Christian living or convict the wayward to embrace Spirit-filled living. Of all the tens of thousands of lives that Jesus touched, only a small fraction waited for His promise in the upper room (Acts 1:15, 2:1-4). The Damascus road theophany yielded a single conversion (Acts 9:1-20).
 
Day 4: To embrace a Spirit-filled walk requires us to set our sights on heaven rather than this world (Colossians 3:1-17).
 
Day 5: John’s practical evidence of living a Spirit-filled life. Love of the brethren(1 John 2:7-11, 3:11-24).
 
Day 6: John’s practical evidence of living a Spirit-filled life. Love of the brethren (1 John 4:7-21).
 
Day 7: John’s practical evidence of living a Spirit-filled life. Pure living (1 John 3:1-10),   discerning danger and false prophets (1 John 4:1- 6).

 

 


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