Long ago I was walking home across town at night. Working my way through dark and dim streets and neighborhoods, I relied on the streetlights to guide the way. I decided to take a shortcut across a series of fields and empty lots. Since there was a foot path I figured it would be safe enough. After all, I was in town; what could happen, right? Fortunately, it was a bright moon-lit night. In the midst of the empty lots I spotted movement on the path ahead of me, so I stopped to determine what it was. It turned out to be a good thing that I did so, as I had just enough moonlight to perceive an entire family of skunks on the trail directly where I was to pass by. After a very short deliberation with myself, I determined it wise to turn around and find a different route.
Without sufficient light to see where I was going, I would have likely stumbled into the midst of the skunk family and paid a terribly pungent price for my blunder.
How much more so do we all need our path in life illuminated by the Truth of God’s Word! Without it we blindly stumble from error to mistake to sin upon sin. See and use the Bible for what it is; a spiritual GPS to guide, inform, protect, and teach us the right way to go. God will never steer us wrong and His truth is without fault. Trust it, follow it, live it, apply it and don’t stumble into the deadly spiritual “skunks” of sin. (Psalms 119:105)