Think about a boat on the river with no one in it just going with the waves; side to side, bank to bank, and not knowing where it will end up. It could end up stuck next to the bank with branches all around it and not able to move. It could end up at a waterfall going over and being broken into pieces. Without someone guiding the boat it has no hope.

That is how we are without God: no hope, no direction just walking around, just like that boat that no one is guiding. Jesus came to guide us and save the lost (Luke19:10). God loves us and he doesn’t want us to be like that boat (John 3:16). He is coming back and he wants us all to be saved. We need to be going in the right direction toward heaven, because tomorrow might be too late.

Don’t let the devil get you caught up in the world. The devil is like a roaring lion that walks about seeking whom he may devour (1 Peter 5:8). Don’t be in that boat that no one is guiding and go over the falls. “Thou wilt shew me the path of life; in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore” (Psalm 16:11).

Let Jesus be your guide!

Johnny Botts
via Owingsville church of Christ
Owingsville, KY

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