SOAP Deut. 30:19-20

S: “I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live; that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life and the length of your days; and that you may dwell in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them. ” Deut. 30:19-20

O: There are several places God commands us to love Him with everything in us.  Deut. 30:6 says, “And the LORD your God will circumcise our heart and the heart of your descendants, to love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live.”
A: The word circumcise in verse 6 reminds me of what Jesus said in John 15:2, “Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.”
God is in the molding business.  Like it says in Isaiah 64:8,
“But now, O Lord,
 You are our Father;
 We are the clay, and You our potter;
 And all we are the work of Your hand.”
P: Lord, 
I thank you for not leaving us in the muck and mire we create.  I thank you for molding and shaping our hearts to seek Your kingdom.  Please help us to not grow weary, for this process is not always easy to bear.
In Jesus’s Name,
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One Response to SOAP Deut. 30:19-20

  1. Kyle says:

    Matt was preaching and spoke about pottery. He explained that the word sincere meant “without wax”. When shopping for a vase a person would need to hold it up to the light to see if light shown through. If it did then it meant that the person selling it had put wax in the imperfections and you’d be buying a damaged vase. Aren’t you glad that God’s work is trustworthy? He isn’t going to fill our imperfections with wax but He is going to mold and shape us into all that He designed us to be.

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