S O A P / 06.07.2021

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Hosea 6:6 For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings. O-bservation: The prophet Hosea speaks for God. The word “Mercy” is better translated as “Love.” The prophet said that what God really wants is for His people to love others all the time and not continually look to their burnt sacrifices as a scapegoat for their sins, which resulted from their hostility toward their fellow human beings. In other words, they were saying through their actions, “I know I’m going to sin. Let me get my sacrifice ready beforehand.” A-pplication: My third son, Graham, is the joy of our lives. At 6 months of age, he was stricken with spinal meningitis. He’s almost completely well but did suffer some amount of Brain Damage due to the infection. In his case, it means that he does a couple of things wrong that he knows are wrong, but he can’t seem to help himself. There appears to be almost an addiction to messing up in these one or two areas. He comes, he cries, he repents, and says, “Dad, I’ll never do it again!” I forgive him, we pray, and he goes and...