Today is the first official day of the “Why Easter Matters” Bible study for me, and I am excited to see what God shows me as I read through His Word. If you want to join in the study, I have posted this weeks guidelines here.
I have been kind of up and down about how I wanted to blog through this study. I enjoy using the S.O.A.P. method as a guideline, but the “P” in the acronym (which stands for prayer) is personal to me, so I think I will only be posting my thoughts and observations, but keep my actual S.O.A.P. to myself.
The verses for today are Exodus 12:1-14, with the main verse to focus on being Exodus 12:13:
“The blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you live; and when I see the blood I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.”
I love how the Lord always makes a way for those who are faithful to Him to have a way out of bad situations! Here He shows us that not only would He would spare them, but He also gives them step by step instructions on exactly what He wants them to do. There was no question about it, no parables, just straight and to the point. Basically, “do as I say, and you will be safe.”
It reminds me to keep my ears open to the instruction of the Lord. How many times have I missed hearing His voice because I wasn’t actively listening? How many times have I been hurt because I wasn’t doing as He told me to do? Ugh. I hate to even think of it.
How do you listen to the Lord?
Reading your Bible?
Let me know!