It’s one thing to simply read scripture, but when you interact with it, when you learn to slow down to REALLY read it, suddenly words start popping off the page. By using this method you are able to dig deeper into scripture and “see” more than if you simply read the verses and then went on your merry way. Let me encourage you to take the time to use the SOAP Method and see for yourself how much more you get out of your daily reading……you’ll be amazed.
What Does SOAP Mean?
S – Scripture. We always begin with God's Scripture. You’ll be amazed at what God will reveal to you from this incredible collection of ancient writings, manuscripts and poetry. Some call it a book, but it is so much more than that and it's His Word written to you.
O – Observation. What do you see in the verses that you’re reading? Who is the audience? Is there a repetition of words? What words stand out to you?
A – Application. This is when God’s Word becomes personal. What is God saying to me today? How can I apply what I just read to my own personal life? What changes do I need to make? Is there an action that I need to take?
P – Prayer. Pray God’s Word back to Him. If He has revealed something to you during this time in His Word, pray about it. Confess if He has revealed some sin that is in your life.