With the advent of GPS devices, not many people use a magnetic compass these days, unless they need this old-fashioned device for its dependability. When our electronic tools fail us through power outages or lack of a signal, the lowly compass continues to point true north.
With all of today’s confusion and distractions it can be all too easy to feel lost. Which way will lead us out of the maze and into the right path?
Just as the compass responding to earth’s magnetic field can be relied upon, there is a moral compass that is equally dependable. As Dr. David Jeremiah says in this month’s devotional magazine:
The earth’s magnetic field has existed since Creation, and a magnetic compass will always respond to it. In the same way, no matter how dark our culture gets, how strong the winds of change blow, or how rough the moral and spiritual challenges become, the Word of God will never fail.Turning Points January 2022 issue
The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.”Isaiah 40:8 (NIV)
This new year promises to be filled with challenges which can lead us into miry ground. To navigate them safely we need the most reliable guidance we can get. However, just as a compass left behind is no help, the Word of God gathering dust on a shelf cannot light your path.
Your word is a lamp to my feet
And a light to my path.Psalm 119:105 (NKJV)