Some of you are way too young to remember the old comedy routine of Abbott and Costello’s “Who’s On First?”
It’s a classic bit of confusion not unlike real life when we get our “game of life” out-of-order. Life is a game with rules and regulations. Our problem is in not “reading the Rule book”. We want to run “home”, or maybe to “2nd” or “3rd” skipping “1st”. You cannot score a run to “Home” without running the bases and you have to start with “1st” base.
In our game of life we tend to run after foul or fly balls; chasing around the infield or outfield and totally disregard “1st” base.
Today you may face some curve balls, knuckle balls or spit balls. You’re going to swing and try to connect. Don’t look at the pitcher, the catcher … run around the infield or chase out into the outfield LOOK to “First Base” and start running. First base is your Lord and Savior. Without First Base there is no game. There is no beginning, and no end. There is no success, no win.
If your life is confusion and mayhem, if you’re playing the game with out the “Rule Book”, His word, then you are going to lose. You are going to be lost, miserable and empty. Get into the Word, check your Guide, and head towards First Base.
Psalm 119:105 NASB “Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.”
James 1:5 HCSB “Now if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives to all generously and without criticizing, and it will be given to him.”