THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
(Thanks to my friend, Benton Avery, for reminding me of this one.)
A man ran into Phil Mickelson in a restaraunt.
He said, "Wow. You are amazing! You really hit some masterful shots!
You really know your way around a golf course. What's your secret."
Phil said, "The holes are numbered."
Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein.
How can one know his way around life?
By knowing "the ways of the LORD," and living by them!
How can one "understand" the mysteries of life?
By studying the Word of God!
Note these things are found in the "prudent:" the ones who manage the practical affairs of life with wisdom.
Jesus said that if we "continue" in His Word, we will know the "truth."
Only the truth gives one freedom to make wise decisions!
To live life with all its difficulties, study the Bible with faith in Christ.
Then God says, "..thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it.." (Isa 30:21)
The way around the golf course is easy; the holes are marked!
The way around life is NOT easy.
Each day we face different circumstances, and have to make decisions.
Study the Word of God in faith.
Study the WHOLE Word of God.
Study the Word continually.