Psalm 119:105

Verse of the Week:  Psalm 119:105  “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”

Encouraging Thought:  God’s word shines at my feet and illuminates the spiritual path before me so I can see clearly where I’m walking.  Therefore, the Word of God is the light.  

The Word of God lightens your spiritual surroundings.  It illumines your mind to the things of God and opens your heart to receive His warnings, His mercy, His salvation, and His correction.  Without the light of His Word, you’d walk in total darkness.  You’d easily stray from the right path, stumble, and fall into sin. That’s why Psalm 119:105 says, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”

Words of Wisdom: The sun lightens our physical surroundings, and total darkness is the absence of all light. If you’ve ever been in a room so dark that you couldn’t see your hand in front of your face, you’ll understand.  You can’t walk in total darkness.  You’d trip and stumble and fall.  You need some type of light to see where you’re going.

In Matthew 15:14, Jesus said, “Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.”  Why?  Because they’re walking in total darkness, and they’re unable to see where they are going.  The same is true spiritually.  People everywhere are trying to get to Heaven through some other means than Christ.

Yet, Jesus said in John 8:12, “…I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”

The light of life does not come through the church or good works or religion or some false god.  It comes only through Jesus.  Anyone who is trying to get to Heaven any other way is walking in darkness.

II Corinthians 4:6 says, “For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.”

God doesn’t want you to walk in darkness.  That’s why He’s given us spiritual light…the light of His Word…the light of the knowledge of His glory in the face of His Son…a light to illumine our paths.