Daily Archives: November 9, 2018

November 9 – 2 Corinthians 4:7-15

It is love, not knowledge, that forms the basis of Christianity. Paul wrote letters to the church at Corinth to emphasize this point and lead the Corinthians back into right relationship with God and others. 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!

2 Corinthians 4:7-15

Treasure in Jars of Clay

But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; 10 always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. 11 For we who live are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. 12 So death is at work in us, but life in you.
13 Since we have the same spirit of faith according to what has been written, “I believed, and so I spoke,” we also believe, and so we also speak, 14 knowing that he who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and bring us with you into his presence. 15 For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.

SOAP Note

He Did It For Us  | DOT Group @ A2

Scripture

2 Corinthians 4:15

Observation

Like a parent who works hard to give their kids the best possible life, God gave us salvation. So even though we’ll struggle, a great future awaits us. Instead of taking that for granted, we should be thankful for what He’s done because He does it for us.

Application

Be thankful. Find the good in everything and adopt an attitude of gratitude. Even when things are rough, there’s always something to praise God for. Stop for a moment, thank Him, trust that He’s got our back, and then things may not seem so bad.

Prayer

Lord, we don’t say this enough, but thank You. We don’t always appreciate or even notice Your work in our lives. Help us to see it, to understand it, and to find encouragement from it. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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