During the early days of World War II, when the Nazis invaded France, the French citizens took down all the signposts. As the Nazi armies advanced, they did not know which way to turn or in what direction lay their objective. The signposts were taken down to confuse the enemy.

Does it seem to you that the signposts of life have been taken down? They were not taken down by us to confuse the enemy, but were taken down by the enemy to confuse us. We do not know which way to turn until we turn to Scripture. The only reliable signposts are there.

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J. Michael Shannon is professor of preaching at Cincinnati Bible College in Cincinnati, OH.