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01/12/2015

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The Compass


"For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit" (2 Pet.1:21).

Before the wonder of the GPS, the compass was used to determine direction... When I began my days of bay clamming, I got hopelessly lost in the thick fog several times. I bought a compass so that I could have some semblance of direction on those occasions, and I still have one with me at all times in my boat... A compass requires an outside force to function, and a moral compass without God is merely a meaningless, whirling mechanism. Without any authoritative revelation from God, the darkness of immorality is inevitable. If God has not spoken in matters of religion, hence behavior, humans are left to their own devices. They decide for themselves who or what their god or gods will be. We all know how that works, as one opinion is as good as another, and there is no umpire or referee. A moral compass is impossible without a religious one. Over a time frame of some 1,500 years, God endowed a few of His servants with His Spirit, and caused them to put into writing, a record of Himself and His ways... The result is the Old and New Testaments, showing us that the reality of God is certain. The fog of despair, sin and temptation can no longer keep us in a stranglehold. God has spoken and continues to speak through His Word. It is the external force that allows our compass to keep us on track. With that force, the apostle Paul gave testimony... "I believed; therefore I have spoken..." (2 Cor.4:13). With that force, we can give testimony also...

Have a great start to your week... Begin it with a RAK or two... Love mark Phil.4:11

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