“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.” Psalm 119:105Psalm 119:105-112
God’s Word as a lamp and a light is one of the most important images of the Psalms. It teaches us that the Word of God is not a plaything or just an interesting bit of philosophy. It is the means by which we live and walk. By it we see all other things correctly. Charles Spurgeon said, “This is a true picture of our path through this dark world: we should not know the way, or how to walk in it, if the Scripture, like a blazing flambeau, did not reveal it.” God’s Word as a flambeau, or torch—isn’t that perfect?
If you were making your way in the total darkness of a dangerous forest, and someone gave you a lamp, how grateful you’d be! That’s what God does when He first shines on us the gospel of Jesus. He exposes the darkness for what it is, reveals the pathway out of the forest of sin, and shines the way to the house of God.
Having this light, would you then extinguish it or ignore it? No, you’d let it be a lamp to your feet. Think about that as you walk in the world today. Trust in God’s Word to show you the way.
In what areas of your life do you need to shine the light of God’s Word? Keep that lamp lit!