Not Enough Information?

Have you ever been in a position where you didn’t have enough information to do something? Perhaps you didn’t have directions to a destination, didn’t know how to fix a broken fixture in your home, or such like. Of course, there are many times when we don’t know how to proceed in life. We often need more information to tell us the solution to a problem. But, spiritually we don’t have that problem. Jesus made this promise to the apostles…

“Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come” (John 16:13).

We have the Bible to guide us to completeness spiritually…

“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16–17).

God’s word is the source of all truth (John 17:17). We just need to go to the Word of God to find what we need to do to live a life preparing us for heaven. The sinner needs only to turn to God’s Book to learn how to stop sinning (Psalm 119:11). The apostle Paul reminded the elders of Ephesus that they had been taught everything that was profitable for them (Acts 20:20). Peter tells us the Bible contains everything pertaining to life and godliness (2Pe 1:3)

So we must develop an appetite for the Word of God. A hunger and thirst for righteousness that teaches us how we ought to behave in the house of God. We must study to show ourselves approved of God, workmen that need not be ashamed (2Ti 2:15).

The words of this old song remind us of the directions that God’s Book gives to each of those who will read and follow it.

“Holy Bible, book divine,
Precious treasure, thou art mine;
Mine to tell me whence I came,
Mine to teach me what I am:

Mine to chide me when I rove;
Mine to show a Savior’s love;
Mine thou art to guide and guard;
Mine to punish or reward;

Mine to comfort in distress,
Suffering in this wilderness;
Mine to show by living faith,
Man can triumph over death;

Mine to tell of joys to come,
And the rebel sinner’s doom;
O thou holy book divine,
Precious treasure, thou art mine.”
John Burton

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