(Proverbs 5:12 KJV) And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;
Ignorance is a choice in our modern age. It is possible that in the past people had no way of knowing truth. Think of the peasant classes of many cultures. Most were bound to the land and could not travel without permission of their lord. Most could not afford to travel if they were free to do so. And how would they get home? I am sure you have known people like that. Perhaps you are one of them. They get to driving and suddenly realize that they are totally lost. Why? Because they have not been paying attention.
I know that I get lost much easier when someone else is driving. When I am behind the wheel I can remember the turns because I made them. I know which are necessary and which are not. My wife sometimes drives me to work when a car is in the shop. I know where I am going. I know where I was but if I close my eyes for awhile and then open them I might not know where I am because she takes a different route every time depending on her moods.
So? One lesson from this rambling is that we need to do our own spiritual navigation. It isn’t enough to go to church once a week or less and expect to know where we are.
Friday, May 5, 2017
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