BELIEVE YOUR INSTRUMENTS

An experienced commercial pilot explained to a young pilot the reason smaller planes crash more frequently than big airliners. His answer: inexperienced pilots refuse to believe their instruments in a storm. Feelings cannot be trusted. Do you attempt to guide your life by feelings and opinions? In your worship, in doctrine? “There is a way that seems right to man, but its end is the way of death” (Prov 14:12). Saul thought he ought to persecute Christians, but he was dead wrong. He later repented of trusting his own thoughts (Ac 26:9). The instrument panel (God’s word) is always true. Do you follow your own feelings and preferences in Christian worship, moral life, selection of a church, etc.? Every word of the Bible is true: “All your words are true” (Psa 119:160). “Every scripture is inspired of God …so that the man of God is thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Tim 3:16-17; Jn 8:32; 17:17). I visited a community church recently where everyone seemed to feel happy with what they were doing. However, in checking God’s ‘instrument panel’ (the Bible), I found a dozen dangerous practices for which there is no biblical authority. Ask for the Dangerous Dozen list.

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