Sermon for today by Charles F. Stanley :A Guidebook for Life’s Journey

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Topic:A Guidebook for Life’s Journey

The more time you spend in Scripture, the stronger your bond with God grows.

God knows when you needencouragement,
guidance, and hope. After all, He created you and understands your inner workings better than you do. What’s more, He is able to meet your every need.

That’s why He provides promises in His Word so you can understand His nature and trust Him. The more time you spend in Scripture—reading about people who claimed His promises, as well as those who rejected them—the stronger your bond with Him grows.

In emotionally devastating times, that bond may prove to be a lifeline and essential to your spiritual welfare. God’s Word is therefore a compass, a guide, and an instruction book to life. Just as you use
instruction manuals at work or in the kitchen, you can use God’s Word as your resource for wisdom and truth.

No one would think of baking a cake
without a recipe, nor would a mechanic rebuild a car engine without a manual. Likewise, you shouldn’t attempt to tackle the complexities of life without instructions from the One who makes each day
possible.

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Don’t tackle life without instructions from the One who makes each day possible.
As with most things, preparation is the key to success. A wise strategy is to familiarize yourself with God’s Word before an emergency arises.

Spend as much time as possible acquainting yourself with its stories, its promises, and its wisdom. The more
time you spend in study, the better prepared you’ll be to apply the wisdom of Scripture when you need it most.

Oh, how I love Your law! It is my
meditation all the day (Psalm
119:97).
1. Read Psalm 119:97–104. These words were
written by King David, the only person God
ever described as “a man after [His] own heart”
(Acts 13:22). Based on David’s words in these
verses, how would you describe his heart?

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