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March 30, 2014 - A Map or a Guide? - Psalm 119:105-112

posted Mar 31, 2014, 8:54 AM by Grant Garber   [ updated Jan 28, 2015, 6:59 AM ]
  • Those of us who live at this time in this society are confronted with more choices than any people who have ever lived on earth.
  • God’s Word is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path. There is light for the journey.
  • We aren't given more light than we can handle.
  • How does God’s Word direct our journey through life a day at a time? Not as a map.
  • The Torah (the Law) provided very clear guidance for all of life to the Hebrews. There was an order for everything and they considered this order to be a means of grace for knowing God. Every day as they would organize their lives around the Law of Moses, the Hebrews were drawing closer to the God who created their lives.
  • When we come to the New Testament and its claim that the Word has become flesh in Jesus Christ, the Scriptures are claiming that God has turned to us. It is still not a map but a person to whom we are directed to turn along the way in life’s journey.
  • Why would you want a map when you can have a guide? The Holy Spirit is in all of our lives. And He is always guiding us back to Jesus, our joy.
  • God is always with you in your piece of creation. Even when that creation doesn’t appear very well-ordered, the order of redemption is still at work through Christ.
  • The path that we are walking day after day probably doesn't appear very holy. If you want to see the holiness, then you have to turn to the sacred words of Scripture. It will turn you to the sacred Word, Jesus Christ, who makes all life holy, only because God is with us.
Pastor Jim Spon | Psalm 119:105-112