Heading the Wrong Direction
A sailor was once left in charge of the helm, with directions from the captain to keep his eye on a certain star, and steer the vessel directly towards it, which he promised faithfully to do. The captain went below, and fell asleep. After awhile he awoke, went on deck, and found the vessel sailing in a course exactly opposite to that in which he had directed the helmsman to steer. “What does all this mean, Patrick?”
The sailor replied, “Captain, ye must pick me out another star, for I've sailed clear by that one!”
Just so, many have turned their back on God, and Heaven, and light, and peace, and think they have sailed by all the revelations of God, and want someone to pick them out another star.