2 Timothy 3:16-17 (New International Version)
16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
Vern Treat told about a scuba-diver who said that when you're deep underwater you're surrounded by an aura of light which makes it very difficult to tell which way is up because the water diffuses the light. Furthermore, having a sense of weightlessness, you have no sense of gravity. As such it is easy to get disoriented and lose your sense of direction. It may even seem that your air bubbles are going sideways.
You may feel so strongly that your perception of up is correct that you ignore your air bubbles and go the way you think is up. One of the things the scuba-diver is taught is to always trust and follow his bubbles. No matter what you think or feel, your bubbles are always correct. They always go up! So always follow your bubbles. Always! Sadly, many people in today's society are disoriented and have lost their way because they have ignored life's only trust-worthy guide, God's Word, the Bible. They are going the way they think or feel is right. Or they choose to live as they please. "The Bible describes things as they are. It agrees with reality. Like the scuba-diver's bubbles, the Bible is always right, no matter how you feel, no matter what you think."
As another has said, "We can't improve on God's plan. The best thing to do is to get in on it." Every instruction, every command- ment, and every directive is given for our good and for our eternal well-being. Like the scuba-diver who ignores his bubbles, we disregard God's Word to our own peril.
Dear Lord we pray that we would not only read Your word but that we would follow the instructions we find in it. In Jesus’ name, Amen.