Good Morning Girls that I did in Fall 2020. This is the thirteenth and last post in this series. As mentioned previously, I used the SOAP method of Bible study here, since the GMG study guide uses a similar method. I find this very helpful for a quick little study such as this one, but even more for digging into passages more deeply.
For today, the verse to study was 2 Corinthians 13:11. I chose to study verse 14 as well.
S = "Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind; live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.
"The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen." (2 Corinthians 13:11, 14)
O= Paul concludes his letter with these words. I chose to include verse 14 because I thought it was so meaningful that all three members of the Trinity are mentioned in it. Greek scholars tell us that the word translated "farewell" in verse 11 can also mean "rejoice", and that this is the most likely meaning. So Paul concludes with instructions to the Corinthians to rejoice, to become mature in their faith, to comfort one another, to be like-minded and at peace with one another. The God of love and peace was with them, after all!
A= These closing thoughts from Paul should encourage me as well. I should be rejoicing, should be maturing in the Christian life, should be of the same mind and at peace with others in the church. It's a blessing to be reminded that God -- the God of love and peace -- is always with me and will enable me to do these things. The God of love and peace will surely help me to love and comfort others and to live at peace with them.
P= "Lord, I thank and praise You for being the God of love and peace. I thank You too that You are the God of all comfort. You are able to help me show Your love and comfort to others and to live at peace with them. I pray that You will help me to continue to mature in my Christian life and to learn to rejoice no matter my circumstances. I thank You for all You will do, in Jesus' name, Amen."
So ends this little Sunday Scripture series. Thanks to all of you who have visited and left insightful comments on this little study. What do you think? Should I continue doing a similar type of post on Sundays?