I have no doubt that at one time or another in your life you have been a student, education is very important to our growth in becoming productive in our families, our communities, and our world. I’m sure during your experience in your institute of learning you received from the instructor a study guide, most study guides give you insight into materials on which you will be tested. You could say they are a refresher of information you should know.
While they only give an overview, it is enough to expose your weak areas letting you know what you should give extra attention. How you use the study guide will impact the outcome of the test when taken. Some students see this as an opportunity to excel, others may feel it’s just another piece of paper to deal with, they are confident in their mastery of the information. The guide can also be a way to clarify instructions, point out details and key points.
A blueprint can be a form of study guide; it gives all the pertinent information needed to build a structure or correct a mistake in the building of something. As human beings we too have been given a blueprint or study guide for life. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God John1:1. All things were made by Him; and without Him was not anything made that was made John 1:3. And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory as the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth John 1:14
The life of Jesus the Christ, the only begotten son of the Most High is our study guide for life. Through Him we are shown what our lives should be; compassionate, loving, forgiving, thoughtful, helpful and in constant communication with the Most High. In His written instructions, the bible; we see the love and faithfulness of the Father as well as His sacrifice for our redemption. He has given each of us the choice to serve or not to serve Him.
It was through the life and death of His son, Jesus the Christ God’s love for mankind was expressed. We must seek to emulate the character of Jesus in our lives. In Him can be found unconditional love, joy, peace, redemption and salvation. He lights our path to eternal life with the Father, unfortunately; some will not see the beauty in the example given, their rejection of the example will impact their lives when the last test is given, this test will determine their destiny; salvation or destruction.
Only when we fully commit to total submission to Jesus, follow His example and exhibit His character will we have life more abundantly here and in the world to come live in the presence of the Son and the Father.
My revelation as I sit by the pool of grace