Most appliances if not all come with manuals, some are straight forward and some are unfortunately not.
If you buy a lot of DIY, then you have no choice but to like manuals, but what most people do is that they try and put the product together and when they get stuck, then they go to the manual that they should have looked at in the first place.
Having said that some things are obvious, and the appliance could be put together without looking at the manual.
Either way, use it or not, the instructions always come with DIY products and item generally that we have to assembled before we can enjoy the benefit of it. The way to set it (them) up is WRITTEN in the manual that came with the product.
On a spiritual level, religions have their own Holy/ Spiritual books, kind of like a manual. The Christian faith has what we call the Holy Bible, we have a lot of versions, but more or less say the same thing.
What I find interesting is that a lot of people don’t know, what’s in the Bible, as a result, there could be a significant consequence on a person’s SOUL. The truth is that the choices we make can and will affect our SOUL for all eternity.
Let’s look at how knowing what’s in the manual – which is the Holy Bible for the Christian Faith benefited our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
In the Book of Luke 4. 1-13
Luke 4:1-13Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
4 Then Jesus, full of and controlled by the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led in [by] the [Holy] Spirit
2 For (during) forty days in the wilderness (desert), where He was tempted (tried, tested exceedingly) by the devil. And He ate nothing during those days, and when they were completed, He was hungry.
3 Then the devil said to Him, If You are the Son of God, order this stone to turn into a loaf [of bread].
4 And Jesus replied to him, It is written, Man shall not live and be sustained by (on) bread alone but by every word and expression of God.
5 Then the devil took Him up to a high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the habitable world in a moment of time [ in the twinkling of an eye].
6 And he said to Him, To You I will give all this power and authority and their glory (all their magnificence, excellence, pre-eminence, dignity, and grace), for it has been turned over to me, and I give it to whomever I will.
7 Therefore if You will do homage to and worship me [ just once], it shall all be Yours.
8 And Jesus replied to him, Get behind Me, Satan! It is written, You shall do homage to and worship the Lord your God, and Him only shall you serve.
9 Then he took Him to Jerusalem and set Him on a gable of the temple, and said to Him, If You are the Son of God, cast Yourself down from here;
10 For it is written, He will give His angels charge over you to guard and watch over you closely and carefully;
11 And on their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.
12 And Jesus replied to him, [The Scripture] says, You shall not tempt (try, ]test exceedingly) the Lord your God.
13 And when the devil had ended every [the complete cycle of] temptation, he [temporarily] left Him [that is, stood off from Him] until another more opportune and favorable time.
Now what I want to emphasize on is verse 6 – 8, when the devil (whom Jesus knew in the Spirit realm before the devil was kicked out of heaven and before Jesus came to earth) tempted Jesus with all the wealth of this world.
The devil asked Jesus to make homage and worship him (satan the devil). Jesus response was Get behind Me, Satan! It is WRITTEN, You shall do homage to and worship the Lord your God, and Him only shall you serve.
In another place in Bible Jesus said in Matthew 16.26
For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his life [his blessed life in the kingdom of God]? Or what would a man give as an exchange for his [blessed] life [in the kingdom of God]?
I didn’t form this up, I completely understand what this world is about, and I don’t want to add much to it.
However, can I leave you with this question, ..Who are you worshipping and who owns your SOUL?
PLEASE don’t lose your SOUL for eternity nor exchange it for your place in Heaven.
Until next time. Keep Believing, Keep Hoping & Keep Loving.