In January, we read through Paul’s letter to the Colossians, and this month we are reading Paul’s letter addressed to a specific believer in the Colossian church — Philemon– written at about the same time. Paul’s intent with this letter was to restore a broken relationship through the transforming power of the love of Christ. Join our study by reading today’s scripture below and journaling about it using SOAP (click on the “What’s SOAP?” link above to learn more). Below today’s scripture is an example SOAP from our team. Whether it’s your first time reading the Bible or you’ve been doing daily devotions for decades, God will use this One Thing to speak to you. We love hearing from you! Please use the comment section of our website to share your SOAP, thoughts or questions on the reading, or prayer requests. Join us as we build unity and community through God’s Word!
22 And one thing more: Prepare a guest room for me, because I hope to be restored to you in answer to your prayers.
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Paul is so confident in Philemon’s prayers that even though he’s in prison now, he tells Philemon to prepare for a visit because he believes that visit is possible. In the same way, we never know when Jesus will show up, so we should always be prepared for him to visit.
If we can stay on the path of righteousness, we have nothing to worry about. But there are a lot of detours along the way. We can ask God for help and guidance, but we still need to have the confidence in Him to pull us through. By being in the Word, praying, putting on the Armor of God, and trusting Him, we’ll be prepared for anything that comes our way.
God, help us to stay on Your path and not stray from it. Give us Your wisdom and discernment to keep us going. Give us the confidence we need to fully trust You so we can be prepared at all times. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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