Only sissies follow the instructions?! Calvin illustrates the fact that (especially for us men) many of us think we are beyond following the instructions. We would rather put things together on our own.
When our children were small, the duty of putting together a Barbie playhouse fell, of course, to me. It looked simple enough, until I put leg “G” into slot “F” instead of slot “H.” The instructions — which I decided to take just a quick peak at — said something like “Don’t put leg “G” into slot “F.” If you do, you will never be able to remove leg until long after eternity.” (or something like that).
What in the world makes me think that I can live my life on my own, utilizing only my own wits, my perception of reality, my wisdom? I desperately need God’s Word to instruct me. How about you?