Sunday, April 28, 2013

Are You a Good Map Reader?

The next generation is so reliant on their cell phones for navigation that the art of map reading may become extinct.  Remember the Thomas Brothers?  You looked up a street and then searched for it on the grid.  In many ways, the Bible is like the Thomas's filled with all kinds of directions for finding your way if you take the time to use it properly.  Here are some ideas to consider about using the Bible as a map:
  1. All of the quadrants are linked together.  The Old Testament points the way to the New Testament.  When taken as a whole, Jesus is revealed.  He is the way, the truth and the life.
  2. The characters in the Bible are there to show examples of lost travelers who found their way.
  3. The prophets were given the gift of GPS technology and they use it to predict the correct course for all map readers to follow.
  4. Just because the Bible is the oldest map around, it doesn't mean it's outdated.
  5. No matter how lost you may feel, you can always find your way to Jesus by following your map, even if you're off the grid.
There are some who claim the map contains errors.  They argue about which way is the right way.  Avoid these traps and always go to the source for guidance.  As long as you trust the source, you will always find your way.

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