Proverbs 13:13-16 Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded. The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death. Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard. Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly.
It’s almost time for vacations. People love to travel and visit with family and friends. Sometimes they like to go, and see things never seen before.
Imagine with me that we are both planning a trip to the same place; however, it’s somewhere neither of us have been to before. You’re going to go your own way, and I will take mine. I get out a map, and plan the best route to get there in the safest, and shortest amount of time. You on the other hand say, “Well I know it’s in that direction, I’m just going to head that way, and believe I will get there sooner or later.”
I call ahead to make reservations for a nice motel in the area. I’ve read reviews from others who have stayed there, and called ahead to check on the availability. This motel has had a great track record in the past for comfortable accommodations in the town to which we’re going. You on the other hand say, “I’ll just wait until I get there, and then pick the first one I see.”
Which one of us do you think will have the least amount of troubles on our journey? Me, with directions mapped out, and a reservation. Or you, who found yourself stopping every so often to ask where to turn next, and also found many of the motels in the area booked full, and ended up at a less desirable location. Most people would probably rather catch a ride with me.
That’s a similar picture in the difference of living life with God’s road map, the Bible, or just living it as you desire. Many of life’s trials, and troubles could have been avoided by just followed the directions that God made available in His Word.
Oh, how about the place you’ll stay when you get to the end of life’s journey? I have called ahead, and made reservations in Heaven at the end of this life. If you didn’t make reservations, what do you think your accommodation might be like?
THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
2 Chronicles 33 – 36 / Proverbs 13:13-16
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
2 Kings 1-3 / John 9:24-41
Living In His Word Ministries
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