Overview ~ I’ve found the best available GPS! Consider some of its features:
* It does not require batteries
* It always maintains perfect accuracy
* It does not require the use of functioning satellites
* It contains no software errors
* It will safely route you to your most important destination
* It is the first and last GPS you will ever need
* It will never be outdated
The best GPS is “God’s Plan of Salvation”! Consider the Divine GPS 1) guidance system, 2) guarantee, 3) en-route benefits, and 4) the final destination.
Guidance System ~ There are a number of ways to describe this wonderful GPS. Here is a tried and true method. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23-24). “There is none righteous, no, not one” (Romans 3:10b). “The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23). “But as many as received Him [believed in God’s only Son—Jesus Christ], to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God” (John 1:12-13). “For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures” (1 Corinthians 15:3-4). “Behold, I [Jesus Christ] stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me” (Revelation 3:20).
Guarantee ~ “Whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved” [not “might be saved”] (Romans 10:13). “God also has sealed us [those who have accepted His GPS] and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee” (2 Corinthians 1:22).
En-Route Benefits ~ “I [Jesus Christ] have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly” (John 10:10b). “You [God] will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You” (Isaiah 26:3). “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time” (1 Peter 1:3-5).
Final Destination ~ “I [Jesus Christ] go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also” (John 14:2b-3). “Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride [all true believers in Jesus Christ] adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, ‘Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away’” (Revelation 21:2-4).
~ Robert Lloyd Russell, ABUNDANT LIFE NOW