Last week I wrote about our Owner, so this week I want to look at our owner’s manual.
Many things come with a manual, whether they are instructions for putting something together steps for operating something. And the more complex the object, the thicker the manual.
Many of us have an owner’s manual for our car in the glove box. It might not be something we think about too often, but when a random light comes on the dashboard we find ourselves searching through the manual.
And what about those instructions that come in the box with the new kit you bought? Those are usually wrong anyway so we tend to look at the picture on the box and assemble the product ourselves.
You have probably heard someone refer to the Bible as our instruction book or owner’s manual, and for good reason. Paul told Timothy that “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.”
Our owner has given us a manual so that we will not be left in the dark. The problem is that sometimes we treat the Bible the way we treat other manuals. We don’t pull it out until a light comes on the dashboard and we begin to panic. Or like the DIY kit, we ignore the instructions, thinking we can figure it out on our own. That is, until, we make a mess of things and finally grab the included instructions.
Christian, God has given us a manual that, if used properly, will help you navigate through this life. Are you consulting it?
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
2 Timothy 3:16-17