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Life without a Map

The Lord said to Moses, "Command the Israelites and say to them, 'When you enter Canaan, the land that will be allotted to you as an inheritance will have these boundaries.'" Numbers 34:1-2

I wonder if Moses had a map.

He was a well educated man. Through him, God wrote the first five books of the Bible. Did he also have the ability to draw maps? There must have been someone who learned cartography, the fine art of map making, while in Egypt. Although they didn't have the luxury of electricity or combustion engines, the Egyptians were a fairly civilized people. There must have been someone who could put it on paper.

What would life be like without maps? How would we ever know which direction to go? How would be ever know that we have reached the boundaries? Unfortunately, there are so many people who wander about in this life without a map. Every day is lived aimlessly wandering from place to place. Every day is lived with no boundaries.

Lord, thank You for the roadmap of Your Word. Americans so often take for granted that Bibles can be owned and read publicly... as long as it isn't done in the name of the government. This is one place where the enemy seems to be winning.

Yet, there are places in our world where Bibles are completely against the law. It is hard to believe the Word of God is contraband that must be smuggled and hidden to avoid persecution. And so many in this free nation ignore it!

Help me to cherish Your Word, Father. Help me to follow the instructions laid out in this amazing Masterpiece. Show me Your direction, so I can lead others as You would have me. Keep my life within the boundaries, so You may be glorified.

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