Pilots and their instruments
Fighter pilots often fly alone, and being crammed into a cockpit while pulling G’s can be a bit disorienting. Climb, dive, split S, barrel roll – when you’re pulling that off in the “soup” of a dark sky filled with clouds, your body can tell you one thing while your instruments tell you another. Pilots are trained for these moments: trust your instruments.
Christians and their Bibles
Have you ever been there? Have you ever been in a situation where you weren’t sure which way was up? You just wanted to make it all stop but you couldn’t? You had to press on, others were counting on you but nothing made sense or felt right? And if that’s not bad enough, the world is telling you lies to make you feel better. That’s when you trust God’s Word, no matter what your senses or your surroundings are telling you. The Bible is our instrument for when the weather of our lives gets stormy. It will keep our wings level and lead us through the bad times. It will never lie.
Through sunshine and storms
Smart pilots and smart Christians use their instruments and practice with them all the time. They don’t wait for just those stormy times. That way they know for certain they can trust them when the world is upside down or flying sideways in the dark.
Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
- Watch the video together or invite someone to summarize the topic.
- What is your initial reaction to this video? Do you disagree with any of it? What jumped out at you?
- Give an example at work or school (assuming you are not a pilot) that you use for guidance to keep you safe.
- Do you feel it is necessary to use the Bible every day for guidance? Can you use it just during trouble times?
- Is it possible to live a Christian life without using the Bible everyday (or most days)? Why or why not?
- Is there the same benefit for using the Bible on goods days as there is turning to it on bad days?
- Write a personal action step based on this conversation.