February 26 – March 5: Verse of the Day

On March 6th, we will begin a Lenten Bible study to prepare our hearts for the Resurrection celebration on Easter. In the meantime, we encourage you to continue using SOAP daily with the verse of the day. Click on the link to go to YouVersion’s verse of the day website:

http://www.bible.com/moments.

We love hearing from you! Please continue to use the comment section of our website to share your SOAP or thoughts on the verse. Below is an overview of the SOAP method of Bible study. Join us as we build unity and community through God’s Word!

SOAP Method of Bible Study

S for Scripture

Open your Bible to the reading found under today’s date of your Bible bookmark. Take time reading and allow God to speak to you, don’t rush. When you are done, look for ONE verse that particularly spoke to you that day, and write it in your journal. Why is this important? Writing the Scripture passage helps us to remember where key verses came from so we can look back in our journal or memorize them and pull them up from our memory when we need them.

O for Observation

What do you think God is saying to you in this Scripture? Ask the Holy Spirit to teach you and reveal Jesus to you. Paraphrase and write this scripture down in your own words, in your journal. Record the context of the verse. Why is this important? Knowing this information helps us to know the context of the passage. When we know what’s going on, we can feel confident that we understand the Bible accurately and aren’t drawing inaccurate or even false conclusions. Another approach is to pull the scripture apart phrase by phrase and examine each part.

A for Application

Personalize what you have read, by asking God to reveal how it applies to your life right now. Perhaps it is instruction, encouragement, revelation of a new promise, or corrections for a particular area of your life. Write how this Scripture can apply to you today. Why is this important? Knowing information about the Bible is important, but the real power of doing daily devotions is when the truth of Scripture changes our lives. Taking what we’ve read and applying it in our lives in practical ways helps us to grow in our Christian maturity and deepens our faith.

P for Prayer

This can be as simple as asking God to help you use this scripture, or it may be a greater insight on what He may be revealing to you. Remember, prayer is a two way conversation, so be sure to listen to what God has to say! Now, write it out. Why is this important? Asking God for support, wisdom, guidance, or strength helps us to rely on His power, not our power, to change. Praying is a great way to lean on God throughout the day and it can show us how faithful God is all the time.

The Discover One Thing main website follows a reading plan that goes through the entire Bible in one year. Click HERE to check out today’s Discover One Thing post.

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  1. The February 26 “Verse of the Day” comes from Colossians 2:15:
    “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.”

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    • Father, it’s a busy week. There’s a lot going on and while it’s all fun, it’s causing stress. I pray Your peace into my heart. Remind me to turn to You when I get overwhelmed. And help me also to remain thankful in all things this week. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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  2. The February 27 “Verse of the Day” comes from James 1:19:
    “My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,”

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    • I’m involved in another study right now on the idols we have in our lives. When we met last night, we discussed how control – especially in our marriages and parenting – can be an idol. We shared stories about silly things we get mad at our husbands for.
      Mine was how I confrontationally told him it bugs me how he doesn’t put certain dishes away the way I want them to be put away. No “thank you for doing one of the chores I most hate so I don’t have to,” just a quick “you’re doing it wrong.”
      It’s funny to me that this verse would come up after sharing stories like that. It is my prayer, especially this year with the word “grace”, that I’m quick to listen and slow to anger.
      I don’t need control, and I don’t need to get mad when someone else does things their own way.

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  3. Be still. This is what I am sensing by the power of His Holy Spirit, it has just been overwhelming to me. Being still in His Presence. Being silent before Him. Bowing in humble trust before Him. He will reveal Himself. He desires this oneness with Him. His strength is found in living communion with Him. Do I have the courage to be alone with Him? Do you? Being in faithful silence before Him. He will come, oh yes, He will come. “Be still and know that I am God.” (Ps. 46:10).

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  4. The February 28 “Verse of the Day” comes from Luke 16:10
    “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.”

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  5. March 1 Verse of the Day comes from Deuteronomy 30:16
    “For I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess.”

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    • “Obedience” has a negative connotation in our culture. Why should I bow to the will of another if I can serve myself as Master of My Own Life?! Sure, following my every desire sounds fun… and easy! But that path ultimately leads to destruction.
      Following God in obedience isn’t just good because He’s perfect and knows what’s best for me even better than I do, but it’s a path that leads to life! He says that by doing this, being obedient, we will live and increase. He will bless us in the land we’re about to enter and call home.
      Literally that land is Canaan, because He was saying this to the Israelites in the desert. But it could also mean heaven, wouldn’t you say?
      My God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. So even though this promise was made to different people in a different time, it can still apply to me. And it’s a promise I’m interested in cashing out on!

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  6. March 2 Verse of the Day comes from Romans 4:7
    “Blessed are those whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered.”

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    • I really like the NLT version, which says “Oh what joy for those whose disobedience has been forgiven!”
      In light of yesterday’s verse about the life giving promise to those who are obedient to God, isn’t it fantastic to know all is not lost when I am disobedient? Because I am. A lot. Perhaps even more than I realize. But the promise of life can still apply to me because of forgiveness. Oh what joy!!!

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  7. March 3 Verse of the Day comes from Proverbs 21:2
    A person may think their own ways are right, but the Lord weighs the heart.

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    • Oftentimes it’s not what we do but WHY we do it. Just like the Pharisees who prayed the most eloquent, emotional prayers, did all the fasting, all the giving – they were doing it all, above and beyond. But their motive was personal gain.
      The widow who gave 2 small coins didn’t give much. Those coins probably didn’t make a difference in the offering basket. But she willingly and joyfully gave all she had for God.
      It’s not what we do, but why we do it!

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  8. March 4 Verse of the Day comes from Romans 15:4
    For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.

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