While shopping for our backpack giveaway, I found the lists from school to school and grade to grade varied greatly. Some wanted glue sticks, some wanted no glue sticks; some wanted pink erasers, some wanted pencil-top erasers; some wanted any color dry-erase markers, some specified they wanted black ones. A quick look down the Walmart aisles could be overwhelming with the massive selection of the various folders, binders, pencils, etc. You could buy lots of supplies, and still be lacking. Without having the correct list, your child could show up at school woefully ill equipped.
Similarly, there are all sorts of religions and philosphies in the world. Some say you can become like God, some say you must have enough good works, some say you come BACK again to live on the earth after you die, and the list goes on....and on....and on! You could 'buy' into any number of ideas, but your soul would still be lacking and as stated above--woefully ill equipped.
Thankfully, God supplies us with the perfect list for what we need in His word. And His list is complete. Deuteronomy 4:2 states, "Do not add to what I command you and do not subtract from it, but keep the commands of the Lord your God that I give you." Proverbs 30:5 says, “Every word of God is flawless; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him."
As I compared the lists to those I got last year, I saw that school supply lists change from year to year. But Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever! (Hebrews 13:8, NIV).
Cool! All we need, never changing, and available to us anytime! It doesn't make sense to look any further!