SOAP: Numbers 5-6

I stumbled upon my notes from last year when I started a Bible reading plan which I had not been able to follow. Since I’m now in the book of Numbers for my Bible reading challenge, I want to share what I learned from then.

Scriptures

Numbers 5-6

Observation

Unclean People

  • God is holy

Confession and Restitution

  • God requires to confess committed sins and face the consequences of every action

A Test For Adultery

  • God is sovereign, even if a woman commits adultery in secret, God can expose it so the sin will not go unpunished

The Nazirite Vow

  • An Israelite has the free will to become holy for the Lord

Aaron’s Blessing

  • God blessed the people of Israel thru Aaron

Application

  • We should strive holiness because our God is holy
  • We sin, in order to be freed from it, we should confess our sins to God and ask Him to help us face the consequences of our sins. Confession to fellow believers brings accountability
  • All sins are known to God no matter how we keep it in private. But we cannot hide to God, He ca reveal our wrongdoings even those that we are not aware of. God do this not to humiliate us but to discipline us.
  • God is so understanding of our capabilities, respecting our free will
  • God uses people to bless other people. It is up to us whether we want to be His instrument

Prayer

God, You are holy and all-knowing. Please help me achieve the holiness that will bring You glory and honor. Please Lord, help me confess all my sins to You and never allow me to fool myself by trying to hide them from You. Override my will so that I’ll always choose Your will to be my will. Use me to bless others. In Jesus’ mighty name. Amen.

Date: Feb 25, 2016

Soli Deo Gloria!

-Rhia

SOAP: Numbers 3-4

I stumbled upon my notes from last year when I started a Bible reading plan which I had not been able to follow. Since I’m now in the book of Numbers for my Bible reading challenge, I want to share what I learned from then.

Scriptures

Number 3-4

Observation

Redemption of the Firstborn

  • God commanded to list all the firstborn sons of Israel. Firstborn sons were to be consecrated for the Lord. Having 22,000 Levites being set apart for the Lord, the 22,000 firstborns were redeemed by the number of Levites while the remaining 273 were required to pay 5 shekels to Aaron

Duties of the Kohathites

  • God commanded the Kohathites be the carrier of the holy things in the tabernacle

Application

  • God Himself has ways of redeeming people on whatever situation they may be in.
  • God instructs people His people how they can best serve Him

Prayer

Thank You Father God that You initiated my redemption thru Your loving Son Jesus. I know that no amount of good deeds and riches of the earth can ever give me salvation other than what Jesus offers. Also, thank You Lord that everytime I read the Bible, I appreciate Your solution of salvation and what Jesus did on the cross. Please Lord, reveal to me on how I can best serve You and give a heart ready for Your instructions. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Date: Feb 24, 2016

Soli Deo Gloria!

-Rhia

SOAP: Numbers 1-2

I stumbled upon my notes from last year when I started a Bible reading plan which I had not been able to follow. Since I’m now in the book of Numbers for my Bible reading challenge, I want to share what I learned from then.

Scripture

Numbers 1-2

Observation

A Census of Israel’s Warrior

  • When God commanded Moses to conduct census, God provided all the details on how He wanted it to be done
  • God’s blessings to Judah and Joseph is notable as they had the 2 biggest populations

Levites Exempted

  • God tasked the Levites as caretakers of the tabernacle so they were not included in census of warriors

Arrangement of the Camp

  • Same with the census, God provided all the details on how the Israelites would camp

Application

When God wants me to do something rest assured that He will surely provide a very detailed and clear directions, all I need is to be willing to follow His plan. Also, God has purpose to each one of us, we must embrace it and glorify Him thru it. If we remain faithful to Him, His blessings will be evident to us and will overflow to those who are close to us.

Prayer

Father God Almighty, thank You for the inspiration knowing how organized You are and how You want to share Your perfect plans for me. Thank You for putting a purpose in my life, and that I don’t have to compare myself with what You are doing with other believers. Please give me Lord the wisdom to discern Your will, as at times I’m not sure if I’m still being cooperative with You. I need Your grace Lord for me to remain faithful to You, for apart from Jesus I can do nothing. Thank You Lord for all the blessings not only because I ask them and You oblige but because You give grace to whom you will have grace even if I don’t do anything to earn them. Thank You Lord for allowing me to share Your blessings with a very willing heart to those who are dear to me. To You alone Lord deserves all the honor, glory and praise, in Jesus’ mighty and precious name. Amen.

Date: Feb 23, 2016

Soli Deo Gloria!

-Rhia