SOAP bible study method is not new in the Christian world. We all want to understand what we study in the bible. The SOAP bible study method is still one of the easy ways to readily comprehend your bible study. In our previous article where we listed Some Easy Bible Tools, the SOAP bible study method explains a clear way to maximize your time of study and devotions.
What Is The SOAP Bible Study Method?
The SOAP Bible study method is a simple acronym, useful for you to maximize your scripture study times. I love acronyms, they always make me easily remember what I read. Of course, to Develop My Faith I must plant God’s words on the good soil of my life. So, the SOAP Bible study method can be explained as follows:
Scripture – Read a passage of scripture and write down a verse or two that jumps out to you.
Observation – What are your personal observations that you note from this scripture?
Application – How does it now apply to your every day life? What can you do to apply this in your life today?
Prayer – Write a personal prayer based on your observation and application.
SOAP Bible Study Method-How To Use It
The SOAP bible study method is a good technique to study your bible. It has lots of advantages because you are able to have in-depth understanding of scriptural meanings. Furthermore, you are able to apply your readings into real life issues and Rule Your World Through The Power In The Word of God. This really makes the SOAP bible study method so nice for me to recommend for anyone who desires to maximize their devotion times.
Check Out This SOAP Bible Study – Real Life Example
I see you want to know what this SOAP Bible Study Method works. Here is a personal example that you and I can easily relate to:
I Read Ephesians 2:1-10, Tenth Verse Jumped At Me
Scripture Verse Example – Ephesians 2:10
S– For we are His workmanship [His own master work, a work of art], created in Christ Jesus [reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, ready to be used] for good works, which God prepared [for us] beforehand [taking paths which He set], so that we would walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us]
My Personal Observations From This Scripture
O– (Many times I just bullet my observations……what I’m seeing at first glance when looking at the verses)
- I am a special handiwork of God.
- I have been re-born through Christ Jesus
- The re-born process was for my good works on earth and not bad works.
- God has a plan for my life and gone ahead of me to prepare a template for me to walk in – a guide
- God’s plan is for me to live the good life which He prearranged and made ready for me.
How This Applies To My Everyday Life
A-I will say something that stood out to me today was how God has gone ahead to plan a good life for me before I even came to existence. I am reminded that I belong to God and not to myself. It’s my job to believe in what God has already done for me and choose to walk in the ‘template’ He prepared……it’s God’s responsibility to accomplish His promises for me – to ensure I have the blessing of a good life.
Isn’t it so much fun when God’s Word becomes so alive and speaks directly to you and you use those words as Faith Decrees which you declare over your life each and everyday?
It is my prayer for you today that you and even everyone reading this words will understand God’s amazing grace and choose to live according to His divine template so that you can have a good life which He has on mind for you.
My Personal Prayer Based On This Scripture Verse
P– Dear Lord, please help me to be a believe in your plans for me.
Please help me LORD to understand and apply what I have read today to my life personally, thereby becoming more and more like you each and every day.
Help me to live in accordance to the good life which you have pre-ordained for me to live on this earth.
Help me to remember LORD that you always have my BEST at heart at all times. Thank you LORD! In Jesus Christ mighty name I have prayed.
Please note – The most important ingredients in the S.O.A.P. method is YOUR interaction with God’s Word and your APPLICATION of His Word for YOUR life.
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