In basketball there are some basic principles in which plays are designed. Plays are designed to create opportunities by avoiding defenders (obstacles.) This is accomplished by seeing openings or lanes that are already present or creating openings via movement and screens. All are intended to make scoring easier.
(Coaches know what offense to call based upon seeing what defense is being played against them. The coach must know what he/she is doing!)
How silly would it be for a player to be given instruction and ignore it. What if the player is in the game and hasn’t learned the plays. When the coach calls for something the player will be lost (and ultimately on the bench.)
Yet isn’t that what we do with our Playbook (the Bible)?
God (the Coach that does fully know what He is doing) has given His players instructions. These “plays” are written in order to help us avoid the opponent (the enemy.) They are designed to make life run more smoothly. They are truly a “game plan” for life.
Are you regularly spending time in the Word? Are you memorizing it? Are you applying it?
To ignore it is as silly as walking forward while pointing the flashlight behind you. The Bible is said to be a “lamp” for your feet so you will avoid obstacles in life. It is also said to be a “light” for your path. Therefore it shows the open lanes for you.
Read the Word!
Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet
And a light to my path.