I wonder how many times you’ve bought a new appliance and used it without reading the instruction manual. I know I have! My thinking has been ….. ‘I know how to use a microwave ….. vacuum cleaner ….. or whatever it may be! What could possibly go wrong?’ But after a while ….. when something does go wrong ….. I’m scrambling to find the manual! The Bible is our ‘manual’ for how to use our lives. Yet how often do we ignore the manual and do it our way? Then ….. after we make a mess of things ….. we blame God! The manual to this appliance clearly says ‘Before first use of the unit read these operating instructions and act in accordance with them.’ Only the manufacturer knows the best way to use his appliance!