Friday, January 24, 2014
When our children were small we got a swing set for the back yard. Elizabeth’s parents bought it; that was the easy part! Assembly was left to me. The instructions were included in the box…a 38 page manual entitled “some assembly required”.
Well, I, “Russell the Bright” decided I did not like what I read in those instructions; the manufacturer talked a language that was alien. It said, put bolt A-17J.G-7 through spindle assembly (right and left) in a windmill fashion until you discover the framastat connected to integer-driven-molly bolt fasteners located in the blue stermer-gadget and secure with nut C-17 (no not that one, the other one).
Nuts, indeed! I wanted to do it my way. After four afternoons of struggling to get that swing set together I finally gave up and took it apart – I went back to the manual and did it the designer’s way.
It is the same thing when it comes to us human swing sets. We are designed by a Master Designer; we come complete with a manual, the Bible.
Over the years I’ve ignored my share of directions, and often found I didn’t know quite as much as I thought I did. Mostly it was costly in time and frustration.
With the “Scripture manual” ignorance can be deadly.
Make certain you consult the manual before the day begins.