“Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path” (Psalm 119:105).
Have you ever been in complete darkness without a source of light?
You don’t even have to be in a scary place for the darkness to overwhelm you. You could be out camping with your friends or family and when you get lost in the darkness without a source of light, you discover how oppressive darkness can be.
The darkness engulfs you. You can’t see the hand that is in front of your face. You have no idea what dangers lurk in the darkness. You have no clue where the path to escape the darkness lies. You are stuck.
Unless you’ve been in such darkness, you have no clue how wonderful light is.
God’s word is a lamp for our feet and a light for our path. When you’re in darkness, there is no greater gift than light. Light is so clear, so bright, so illuminating. It shows you where you are, where the obstacles are, where the dangers are, where the pathway to safety is.
Light is awesome! Light is a lifesaver!
God’s word not only keeps us from sin, but God’s word shines light on how we should live. God’s word shows us the way we ought to live.
Just as a lantern or a flashlight lights the way in the darkness, so God’s word lights the way in our world.
Without God’s word, we’re just fumbling our way in the darkness.
Thank God for his word.