Let's Check Out Our Blind Spots!

While taking driver’s education in high school, I had a driving instructor who gave me some sound advice. “You think by looking in the rear view mirror you know what is on your left side, but your vision is limited,” he said. “Always look over your shoulder before changing lanes. There may be another car in your blind spot.

Through the years, his wise instruction has kept me out of more potential wrecks than I care to think about.

Moses had some wise instruction for the people of Israel. They were to make the study and contemplation of God’s commandments an integral part of life. Moses said, “You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up” (Deuteronomy 6:7).

In short, God’s words were to permeate every aspect of their lives.

The Bible is our instruction manual from God for navigating life’s journey. But merely owning a copy is not enough. It must be studied, applied, and passed on to others (2 Timothy 2:15; James 1:22; 2 Timothy 2:1-2).

Just as checking our blind spot should become an automatic response while we drive, applying God’s Word should be our natural response as we encounter the hazards of life. It will help us avoid a spiritual crash.

Let's check out our blind spots!

Mike Riley, Gospel Snippets

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