Where are we going? Do we know? What will we need to do to get there? How will we know when we arrive?
When traveling we understand the need to have a map, or plan, to reach our destination in a proper amount of time.
Physically, we make application daily. However, what happens when we think in terms of spiritual matters is a completely different story. Yet, the spiritual approach is no different.
We know the destination and we desire to get there. We anticipate arriving, but must we do in order to get there?
If we are not careful, it is easy to get so caught up in the physical areas of life that we think less about the spiritual and just expect God to take care of it.
Since our destination is heaven, the map/plan provided by God can be found throughout the pages of His word.
We would think someone foolish not to follow a map to a destination, especially when they have never been there before. If so, how much more foolish is it when the eternal destination is far more consequential?