[featured_image]SOAP Journaling is a great way to study the Bible and seek to apply it to your life. Whether you are using the SOAP method in your daily time alone with God or in a group, it’s important to not only read the text and observe what it means. It is also critical that you discover how to apply the truth to your life.

In Living by the Book (amazon affiliate link) by Howard Hendricks and William Hendricks, they emphasize bombarding the text you read with questions. This is a good approach when you are making OBSERVATIONS, but it is also true when it comes to your APPLICATION.

Here are 9 Application Questions you can ask whenever you come to the Word:

  1. Is there an example for me to follow?
  2. Is there a sin to avoid?
  3. Is there a promise to claim?
  4. Is there a prayer to repeat?
  5. Is there a command to obey?
  6. Is there a condition to meet?
  7. Is there a verse to memorize?
  8. Is there an error to mark?
  9. Is there a challenge to face?

Today’s Missional Challenge

When you read Scripture, focus on what it means and what God wants you to do in response. Consider using these questions to focus your application!

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