Pause and Ponder

Love them or hate them, GPS devices are common in most cars. As soon as you take a wrong turn (accidentally or deliberately) a voice tells you that it is ‘recalculating’ before giving directions on how to get back on track.

In 2 Timothy 3:16 it describes the Bible as a spiritual navigation system for our journey through life. “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.”

Teaching tells us which road to travel; rebuking tells us when we are off the road; correcting tells us how to get back on; training in righteousness tells us how to stay on God’s road.

The mistakes and choices that detour us from the Lord are not to be taken lightly. Although few decisions are final, the moment we veer off the road, the Holy Spirit is ‘recalculating’ and urging us to return to the Father’s way.

If we’ve drifted off course, there’s no better time than right now to heed God’s voice and return to His road.

Adapted from Our Daily Bread, David McCasland

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