When we prepare for a trip, one of the first things we do is get out the road atlas. We study it intensely to learn the best routes, determine the number of miles we'll have to travel, pick out interesting places to visit, decide how far we can get in a day and estimate expenses. On the journey, the atlas is our constant companion, and we consult it many times a day. We couldn't get a long without it. For Christians, the Bible is an atlas for their spiritual journey, but it is much more. It is described as: sweeter than honey (Ps. 19:10; 199:103), a lamp (Ps. 119:105), rain and snow (Isa. 55:10-11), a fire (Jer. 23:29), a hammer (Jer. 23:29), water (Eph. 5:26), a sword (Eph. 6:17), solid food (Heb. 5:12), a mirror (James 1:23) and milk (1 Peter 2:2).
Like a highway traveler, we as Christians are on a long and sometimes hazardous journey. We face many decisions and will have many needs on our pilgrimage to paradise. The Bible has been given to us to help us make those decisions and to meet those needs. It should be our constant companion - studied diligently and consulted often along the way. We can't do without it.
Let us study the Word with all of our hearts so that we will be guided. Be guided by the Gospel in our journey in life. Read the Bible, pray everyday, and you will grow. Allow God to be your guide in life.