Friday, December 9, 2011

Light to Guide the Way

Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path.  (Psalm 119:105)

   I have been in many caves in Missouri.  When the tour guide turns off all the lights, it is impossible to move.  You can't see your finger in front of your face.  Total darkness.  It's scary.  One small step is an invitation to disaster.  But light a match and the darkness flees.  Light is always supreme over darkness.

   The writer of the Psalms knew that God's path was dangerous and light was needed.  He mentions that the "wicked set traps" (v. 110), that "evil lurks" (v. 133), that "darkness means stumbling" (v. 165), and there is a "danger of wandering" (v. 175).  No wonder he pleads for the light of God's word to guide his path.

   The world is in spiritual darkness. How can people hope to find their way to God without his word to light the way?  That's why Jesus said, "I am the light of the world.  If you follow me, you won't be stumbling through the darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life" (John 8:12 NLT).

   Do you have the light of life shining ink your heart?  Everyone needs a "lamp for their feet and a light for their path."

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