Where are we going? Do we know? What will we do to get there? How will we know when we arrive?
When traveling we understand the need to have a map – at least a plan – to reach our destination in a proper amount of time.
Physically, we make application of this daily. What happens when we think in terms of spiritual matters is a completely different story. The spiritual approach, however, is no different. We know the destination and we desire to get there. We are anticipating the arrival, but do we know what needs to be done to get there?
If we are not careful, it is easy to get so caught up in the physical areas of life we think less about the spiritual and expect God to just “take care of it.”
Since our destination is heaven, the map / plan God has provided is laid out through the pages of His word.
We would think someone is foolish not to follow a map to a destination they have never been before. If so, then how much more foolish when the eternal destination is far more consequential?