There are two kinds of people in the world—those who read instruction manuals and those who don’t. Many people will buy a tool, pull it out of the box, lay the instruction manual aside, and start trying to figure it out on their own. Most of the time that leads to a lot of frustration!

When you buy a lawnmower, an instruction manual comes with it. It tells you where the gas tank is, what kind of oil to use, where the spark plugs are, and gives safety instructions. Everything you need to know to keep that lawnmower running safely and successfully is in that manual.
Young couple taking delight in putting together self assembly furniture as they move into their new home.
God has given us an instruction manual for life. It’s called “The Bible.” It gives all of the how-to’s and instructions to keep us running safely and successfully in life.


The sad thing is many people don’t want to take time to read the manual. They toss it aside and try to figure everything out on their own. Then, when “life” starts breaking down and nothing seems to be working, they get frustrated, discouraged, and mad at God and everyone else. But the problem is they haven’t read the Instruction Manual.


Read the Manual. Follow its instructions. Then, you’ll be successful in life!
“My son, attend to my words… For they are life unto those that find them…” (Proverbs 4:20-22 KJV).


The Bible is full of stories and practical advice on how to live life. Take time to read a chapter a day. If you don’t know where to start, try a daily Bible reading plan. A good source would be or



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