"Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me."
Most sports have a playbook or a set of rules to follow for their program. This book tells how things will be done on and off the field for success in the system. As a player, if you follow these guidelines, you should have success in the system. I recently heard one coach refert to his playbook as his "bible." Obviously, he highly values the book.
As we read through Psalm 119, we find many verses that reference God's Word. The author of the Psalms repeated over and over that God's Word guided him. He understood that God's Word was the only playbook he could follow that could give him true, absolute direction for his life.
When I coached basketball, my playbook was very important to me. However, it did not take precedent over the real playbook of my life. Only God's Word can give ultimate direction. My playbook could say what play to run in what situation, but only during the games. God's Word gives us direction everyday, for every situation, in everything that comes our way.
1. Where do you go for direction?
2. Does God's Word guide your steps, or are you marching to a different beat?
3. Today, how can you start to make the Bible your ultimate road map?
Psalm 119: 11, 73, 105