Archives: January 19, 2010

A Constant Companion

When my wife and I are preparing for a trip, one of the first things we do is get out the road atlas. We study it intensely to learn the best routes, determine the number of miles we'll have to travel, pick out interesting places to visit, decide how far we can get in a day, and estimate expenses. On the journey, the atlas is our constant companion, and we consult it many times a day. We couldn't get along without it.

For Christians, the Bible is an atlas for their spiritual journey, but it is much more. It is described as:

  • sweeter than honey (Psalm 19:10; 119:103)
  • a lamp (Psalm 119:105)
  • rain and snow (Isaiah 55:10,11)
  • a fire (Jeremiah 23:29
  • a hammer (Jeremiah 23:29)
  • water (Ephesians 5:26)
  • a sword (Ephesians 6:17)
  • solid food (Hebrews 5:12)
  • a mirror (James 1:23)
  • milk (1 Peter 2:2)