Scripture: Joshua 5:12 The manna stopped the day after they ate this food from the land; there was no longer any manna for the Israelites, but that year they ate the produce of Canaan.
Observation: It was great when God provided the manna in the wilderness. But His intention was that they live on the manna only so long as it took them to get into the land where they could harvest and grow their own food.
New Christians are often dependent on those leading them to Christ to direct them in reading the Bible. Questions are answered by showing them the word. But a time comes when new Christians have to find some of their own answers. Answers will still be found in God’s Word, but the new Christians will have to mine them out on their own. New Christians will then find the special joy of discovery, a joy which they can experience every day for the rest of their lives!
Application: It has been my joy the past 1,201 days to look into God’s Word and find truth that applies to my own life. It is also my joy to hear that others are blest. But the greatest joy is to hear that someone has started using the same outline (SOAP) or something similar to discover what God is saying to them.
Prayer: Lord, bless the readers of these SOAPs with a desire to read the Bible daily. May the special joy of discovering that you speak to them through Your Word draw them back again and again. Amen
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