1997-08-06 - Use Your Manual
Psalm 119:133 - Order my footsteps in your word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me. (KJV)
Before you can drive a car out on the open road, you must have a driver's permit. You must take a test of your knowledge of the rules of the road. In order to take the test, you first must read and study the "Driver's Rules and Regulations" Manual. In other words, in order to pass the test, you need to follow the manual.
When you buy a car, it comes with a "Automobile Manual". This manual tells you about your car. When to change the fluids, how much pressure needs to be in the tires, where the fuses are, etc. In other words, in order to keep your car running smoothly, you need to follow the manual.
The same is for our Christian lives. God wrote a manual on successful living, how to pass all of life's tests that come our way, how to keep running in the best and most efficient way.
Just as you wouldn't toss out the manual to learn to drive a car, or throw away the manual that tells ABOUT your automobile, our "Life's Manual" should be studied and followed to the "T".
My Father, I thank You that You didn't just place us
here without a map to help us live our lives. I thank You that we don't have
to guess at what the rules are. I thank you for the Bible....in all it's
translations, it is still the only book that shows the way to You. Thank
You for Your love, thank You for Your Grace. Thank You for Jesus, and thank
You for my life. Help me to live my life living and breathing Your word.