The Compass

compassMy car has a built-in compass in the instrument panel. Like any functioning compass it will always indicate true north. In early days, the compass was an absolutely indispensable navigational aid for ships and explorers traveling in uncharted areas. If true north was established, the right direction to the desired destination could be determined. Without a compass, travel could easily deteriorate into aimless wandering.

My sense of direction leaves something to be desired. I depend on navigational aids to get me where I want to go. I often think of how lost I would be without directional assistance. Like trying to navigate unfamiliar physical territory without a compass, trying to plot a religious course to heaven and eternal life without a spiritual compass may end in disaster.  How fortunate we are to have a spiritual compass, the Bible. “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path” (Psalm 119:105).

The scriptures provide us a navigational aid to heaven and home. I believe that scriptures of the Old and New Testaments constitute the divinely inspired Word of God, that they are inerrant in their original writings, without error in all they affirm, the final authority for truth and life. They are the only infallible rule for both faith and practice. The compass always indicates true north and the Bible always points to absolute truth. “We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place…”  (2 Peter 1:19).

~ Brother Roy

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