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01/14/2014

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"Set up for yourself road marks. Place for yourself guideposts; Direct your mind to the highway, the way which you went. Return, O virgin of Israel. Return to these your cities" (Jer.31:21).

Jane and I drove down to FL to spend time with our daughter and son-in-law last week. We traveled south on I 95 and about 100 miles to the north of South Carolina, began seeing signs for a famous tourist place called South of the Border... Its quite a famous place with a Spanish theme, and has been around for years.. All along I 95 there are billboards with catchy phrases that extol it virtues. My personal favorite is; "You Never Sausage a Place... You're Always a Wiener at Pedro's" I can't imagine how much it must cost to maintain all of those signs, but they must work because the place is an iconic landmark. According to the Book of Jeremiah, this signpost thing has worked for many years. God's solution for Israel's woes was to set up "road marks" and "guideposts." These guideposts and road marks were to direct them back to the right way. The reason they were in such a pickle was that they had strayed from the Law of Moses. They had allowed other gods from other nations to become theirs rather than setting the standard. If they would have remembered Deut.4:1-2 and 9, they have recalled that they were not to add or take away from the law. They were also to teach it to their children... This is also a solution for us today as we attempt to live godly and spiritual lives. We must set up those same road marks to get us back on the right path. The landmarks and signposts are found in our Bibles. "They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer" (Acts 2:42). Even as young Christians, they knew the guideposts... "For this reason we also constantly thank God that when you received the word of God which you heard from us, not as the word of men , but for what it really is, the word of God" (1 Thess.2:13). The Word of God contains the doctrine of Christ. We cannot hope to get to God any other way. When we set up the road marks and signposts and follow them, we stay on the pathway to God...

Have a wonderful day... Do good and give Him the glory... Love mark Phil.4:11

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