Learning to Read the Map

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Maps are handy.

It doesn’t matter if we pull out a paper version or use our mobile device. The street names, directions, and destinations are the same.

We must understand how the map works to get the most out of the information it tries to tell us.

How far are we going? What landmarks will we see along the way? What if we’re hungry or need a relief break? Perhaps it’s an overnight trip, and we need to stop along the way. Where are the best motels to be found?

Our Bible is our spiritual map directing us toward heaven. The same rules apply. Distance, landmarks, refueling stations, and even places to rest along the way. All are important. If we know how to read the map, we’ll know the resources available to us as we travel with Christ on our long, long road.

Psalm 25:4-5 directs us to look to God for our best advice.

“Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.”

God is our paper map. He’s our digital resource. He’s the one that marks our stops along the way. In him, we can travel securely, knowing we won’t take a wrong turn as we navigate this life.

Our impetus comes from the Word. Only in the written precepts of the almighty Ruler of the Heavens and the Earth can we find the street signs that will lead us home.

There are no distractions when our eyes are firmly on our Lord.

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