Just off cart path on the final hole of the golf course a sign was strategically place. It read: “YOU ARE 150 YARDS FROM THE CENTER OF THE GREEN. YOU ARE 175 YARDS FROM A $200 GLASS WINDOW. CHOOSE YOUR CLUB CAREFULLY!”
I’ve seen a sign just like that on a course that I’ve played. It did affect my club selection. As I recall I ended up hitting short of the green, but that was better than writing a healthy check and having to clean up shattered glass. Sometimes it is good to have accurate information.
Having good information is one thing. Acting on that information is another. Every weekday I pass through a school zone where the speed is limited to 30 MPH. It is not uncommon to see drivers moving at speeds well in excess of 30 MPH. The same holds true for the constant reminders we receive not to text and drive. It’s scary to see a car pass with the driver’s head down looking at his or her phone. We are taking a great risk and putting others at risk when we ignore this kind of information.
Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6). That’s good information to have. If we want to know how to get to God, Jesus has given us the answer – through Him! But having the information is not enough; we need to act on that information.
We act on that truth by believing it! We place our faith in Jesus Christ as the only hope for our salvation. We acknowledge we are sinners in need of a Savior and trust that Jesus has done everything necessary for us to be saved. We commit ourselves to Him and choose to follow Him who saved us.
In college I had a professor who knew the New Testament far better than I did and probably better than I do now. He knew the stories. He understood the biblical languages. He had read all the big theology texts. But he did not trust in Jesus as his Savior. He had all the right information but he did not act on it.
You don’t have to be a Bible scholar to trust in Jesus. You don’t have to have a theological degree or even read Hebrew or Greek. We are called to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and be saved. That’s good information! Act on it!