SOAP Example

Psalm 119
Ps 119:1 Blessed are they whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the LORD.
Ps 119:2 Blessed are they who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart.
Ps 119:3 They do nothing wrong; they walk in his ways.
Ps 119:4 You have laid down precepts that are to be fully obeyed.
Ps 119:5 Oh, that my ways were steadfast in obeying your decrees!
Ps 119:6 Then I would not be put to shame when I consider all your commands.
Ps 119:7 I will praise you with an upright heart as I learn your righteous laws.
Ps 119:8 I will obey your decrees; do not utterly forsake me.


S – Oh that my ways were steadfast in

obeying your decrees! v.5

O – This first part of PS 119 lists all the

different ways people are blessed when

they read God’s Word and put it into

practice. Verse five is a desire to be more

consistent in doing so.

A – Obeying God is not a part-time

pursuit.  If I want the benefits of knowing

God and be authentic in my relationship

with him, then I need to become more

steadfast more persistent and commtted

to living for Jesus.

P – Father help me love your Word

more than my wants.  Where do I need

to be more steadfast?  What decrees

am I overlooking?