Where are we going? Do we know? What is needed to get there? How will we know when we arrive?
We make application of this daily, but spiritual matters tend to be a completely different story.
The spiritual approach must be no different. We know the destination and we desire to get there. We anticipate the arrival, but do we know what we need to get there?
Since our destination is heaven, the map God has provided is laid out through the pages of His word.
If we know how foolish it is not to follow a map into unknown places, imagine how much more foolish it is when the eternal destination is far more consequential?