I'm sure many of you are scratching your head looking at my WFW...soap...hmmmm? Well, this is one of my favorite verses of all time.
Recently it was brought to my attention that soap is essentially two parts...caustic and viscous. The caustic part represents TRUTH. Just as the caustic part of soap stirs up the dirt, so truth (law) stirs up sin. The viscous (slippery) part represents GRACE. Just as the slippery soap washes away dirt, so by the grace of God our sins are washed away.
The more I thought about it...a funny thought struck me. Some people (like me, myself and I) are strong on TRUTH and weak on GRACE...I can tell you what's wrong but might not be able to lead you to the One who'll wash it away because my tone, approach, etc. is not tempered with God's GRACE. Some people are strong on worldly GRACE and weak on TRUTH...they are so sensitive to feelings that they don't get to the truth of Jesus Christ, the ONLY way...the Savior from sins.
And just for the record...it doesn't always work to be quiet anymore. I sometimes will sit in a group (let's say a Bible Study) and I'll think..."Just be quiet...you don't need to point that out...breathe..." and then someone will point me out and say, "Hey, Bobbi...I'll bet you have some thoughts on this issue." At moments like that I just pray, "Oh God help me..."
I've had a rather high adrenaline week...you know the kind where you would have produced less stress had you practiced more FAITH and TRUST... Through the trying week and my Bible study I was reminded that the Holy Spirit guides the believer into all truth to bring glory to Jesus Christ!
So, what truth of Scripture do you need soaped?
To whom are you to speak truth? In what circumstance?
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