Boats and ships are tied up whenever they are in dock or not underway. These vessels are tied to moorings, which can be on a dock, a pier, or even an anchor buoy. Moorings are designed to hold the vessel safe, steady, and secure so that it doesn’t swing free and damage itself and other water-going vessels.
Benjamin Rush was a unique character in early America, and he had something to say about moorings. He was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and is considered the father of public education and of psychiatry.
Benjamin Rush was also a great fan of the Bible. He said:
“The Bible contains more knowledge necessary to man in his present state than any other book in the world. By renouncing the Bible, philosophers swing from their moorings upon all moral subjects…It is the only correct map of the human heart that ever has been published.”
Let’s grab ahold of the moorings that keep us safe, steady, and secure in life and moral subjects, the Bible.
Scott Sanford, Executive Pastor Cottonwood Creek