February 09, 2019: SOAP #3355:   Leviticus 10-12; Acts 16 Scripture:  Acts (NIV) 16:11 From Troas we put out to sea and sailed straight for Samothrace, and the next day on to Neapolis. 12 From there we travelled to Philippi, a Roman colony and the leading city of that district of Macedonia. And we stayed there […]

February 09, 2019: SOAP #3355:   Leviticus 10-12; Acts 16

Scripture:  Acts (NIV) 16:11 From Troas we put out to sea and sailed straight for Samothrace, and the next day on to Neapolis. 12 From there we travelled to Philippi, a Roman colony and the leading city of that district of Macedonia. And we stayed there several days.

Observation:   Yesterday I was visited by two men promoting a religion whose core book cannot be verified with any historical or geographical realities.   What a joy it is for me to read the above verses.   My faith is based on a book that is full of verifiable truth.   The people of the Bible lived in verifiable historical times.   The events in the Bible happened in verifiable geographical places.

Application:  Without faith it is impossible to please God.   God is looking for people to live by faith.   It is by our faith that we know that there is a God and that He rewards those who seek Him.   But it is not irrational faith.   It is not illogical faith.   For me, the more I understand the Bible the more I learn to live by faith in God's Word and in relationship with the Holy Spirit.   And the more I grow in faith, the more He reveals proof of His existence and workings.   I am finding proof all around me!

Prayer:   Heavenly Father, You are the Creator of all that I see.   You placed man in this place You created for him.   How logical it is to read in the scriptures of Your interactions with man in geographically and historically identifiable locations. This world is Your Creation and history is Your Story!  Amen

Pastor Leon
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