Daily Archives: October 4, 2019
Join us in October as we do a 31-day theme study in God’s promises from the Bible. Shannon from the Sweet Blessings blog put this reading plan together. Check it out HERE.
You can join us in this 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. Feel free to share your SOAP in the comments too! 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 are excited to be starting our 5th year of the Discover One Thing online study!
Scripture: 1 Kings 8:56-58 (Context vs. 54-61)
54 When Solomon had finished all these prayers and supplications to the Lord, he rose from before the altar of the Lord, where he had been kneeling with his hands spread out toward heaven. 55 He stood and blessed the whole assembly of Israel in a loud voice, saying:
56 “Praise be to the Lord, who has given rest to his people Israel just as he promised. Not one word has failed of all the good promises he gave through his servant Moses. 57 May the Lord our God be with us as he was with our ancestors; may he never leave us nor forsake us. 58 May he turn our hearts to him, to walk in obedience to him and keep the commands, decrees and laws he gave our ancestors.
59 And may these words of mine, which I have prayed before the Lord, be near to the Lord our God day and night, that he may uphold the cause of his servant and the cause of his people Israel according to each day’s need, 60 so that all the peoples of the earth may know that the Lord is God and that there is no other. 61 And may your hearts be fully committed to the Lord our God, to live by his decrees and obey his commands, as at this time.”
Rest in His Promise | DOT Group @A2
1 Kings 8:56-58
When David was king, he wanted to build a permanent home for God instead of the portable tabernacle. God said that the job would fall to his son, Solomon, instead. So now Solomon’s king and after several years of difficult labor for thousands of people, it’s done. The temple is completed. And these 3 verses are just a small portion of Solomon’s praise, where he realizes God’s Word never fails.
Like the Israelites in this reading, who had to wait hundreds of years to see the fulfillment of this promise, we can get impatient and lose hope. But God’s word never fails. We can rest in His promise and trust without a doubt that He’ll come through.
God, thank You for the rest You provide in Your promises. You’ve got this and we don’t need to worry, but sometimes we do lose sight of that. So please forgive us when we forget to trust You. Reveal to us the moments where we should be turning to Your promises instead of trying to take control. We love You! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
The Discover One Thing main website has more resources on the SOAP method of Bible study. Click HERE to go to the website.