Saturday 2-25-17, Modesto, California
Today we read Num 17 – 18, Psalm 29 and Mark 4
S = Scripture, O = Observation, A = Application, P = Prayer, SOAP for the soul.
S. Ps 29:3-4 The voice of the LORD is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the LORD thunders over the mighty waters. The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is majestic. NIV
O. Seven times, in seven verses, “the voice of the Lord” is described. It is ‘over the mighty waters, powerful, majestic, breaks great cedars, makes the mountain skip like a calf, strikes like lightning, shakes the desert, makes the deer give birth, and strips the forests bare.’ The sound of God’s voice seems to be shaking things up. But the psalm closes with verse 11 The LORD gives strength to his people; The LORD blesses his people with peace. NIV
A. In Mark chapter 4 Jesus commands the wind to be silent and there is a sudden calm. The disciples are learning Who this Man is… Who sleeps through the storm. The elements just heard the “voice of the Lord!” Sometimes the “voice of the Lord” does not bless us by pulling us out of the danger zone. Instead, even as the earth shakes beneath our feet, the Lord blesses His people with peace.
P. Oh Lord God of the heavens above and the earth beneath, please give me that special kind of peace that calms my heart even while the earth below my feet is trembling. Amen.