A compass is such an amazing thing to me. I can remember being in Royal Rangers (Christian Boy Scouts) growing up and learning how to read a compass and being able to find my way around in the wilderness. They were invaluable skills that I still use today when I am out hiking with friends. No matter how much tech I have on me, I usually always have a standard old school compass that doesn’t need batteries and will work in any situation.
Think about your life and what you use for direction. Is it your feelings? Is it the words from other well-intending people in your life? Or is it the Bible.
Our culture is relative in its belief system. Meaning, that whatever you think or feel is right then do it. Think of this simple fact; if you remove the Bible from your life, what else do you have to direct what you do, say or focus on? Everything else is just a feeling or opinion of someone else. It is like getting lost in the woods and just walking where you think you need to go without using anything for direction. Or, seeing someone else who is also lost in the woods and them trying to tell you a bunch of directions for you that are actually to their house and not your own.
The Bible is the most powerful compass on this earth that was given to us by God to help guide and direct us past our emotions and into truth. The key is being able to read and study it in the correct context as well and not try and make it say what we want it to. When I was growing up and learning how to use a compass, if I used it incorrectly then I would fail at proper navigation and get lost. You had to set the correct coordinates, pick a spot straight ahead, keep your eyes on that marker and then walk the appropriate distance until the next coordinates. The same is true with the Bible. There are so many great study tools for the Bible online that we can access to help us read and study the Bible in context. When we use the Bible correctly, there is nowhere we cannot go and no heights we cannot climb in life.
Psalms 119:105 says that the Bible is “...a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.”
The Bible helps us see where/who we really are (a lamp for our feet). It is not just good for illuminating our personal lives and where we stand, but also a necessary tool for helping us get to where we need to be (a light for our path).
Today, make a point to get the Bible into your heart and life and thank God today for such a powerful tool for effective living and life-giving direction in this dark and confusing world.
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