Do we know where we are going? What will we need to do to get there? How will we know when we arrive?
When traveling we understand the need for a map – at least a plan – to reach our destination in a proper amount of time.
Physically, we make application of this daily. Thinking in terms of spiritual matters introduces us to a critical component to the story.
The spiritual approach is no different. We know the destination and we desire to get there. We anticipate the arrival, but do we know what needs to be done to get there?
If we are not careful, it is so easy to get 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 provides is laid out through the pages of His word.
We would think someone 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?