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––at least a plan––to reach our destination in a proper amount of time.
Physically, we make application of this daily. What we think about in terms of spiritual matters is a completely different story.
However, the spiritual approach is no different. We know the destination and we desire to get there. We anticipate the arrival, but do we know what needs to be done to get there?
If we are not careful, it is easy to get caught up in the physical areas of life and think less about the spiritual. We then expect God to just “take care of it.”
Since our destination is heaven, the map––plan––we need to consult is laid out through the pages of God’s word.
We would think someone foolish not to follow a map to a destination they have never been before. If so, then how much more foolish when the eternal destination is far more consequential?