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Psalm 119 – Part 14B

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PSALM 119:105-112
 Hebrew N-Nun

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105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
106
I have sworn an oath and confirmed it, to keep your righteous rules.
107
I am severely afflicted; give me life, O Lord, according to your word!
108
Accept my freewill offerings of praise, O Lord, and teach me your rules.
109
I hold my life in my hand continually, but I do not forget your law.
110 The wicked have laid a snare for me, but I do not stray from your precepts.
111 Your testimonies are my heritage forever, for they are the joy of my heart.
112 I incline my heart to perform your statutes forever, to the end.
Psalm 119:105-112, ESV

The other day we just began to scratch the surface of verse 105. We’re digging into that verse again today. “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path”.  At first glance you may think a lamp and a light are one in the same, but they aren’t. A lamp holds the instrument that provides light.

In this same chapter (verse 130) the Psalmist declares that “the entrance of Your Word gives light.” When God’s Word is the main focus of your life, it becomes your lamp. Unless the lamp has the light within it, it won’t be able to show you where to go. Jesus said “…I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12, NIV).

Notice again how practical God is. The Word is the guiding force for your life. It will start out by illuminating your immediate surroundings and then you’ll soon see His Word shining that light to the pathways you are to take. God doesn’t want you to be in darkness at all. He wants you to know where to go.

King Solomon explains it in easy-to-understand terms in Proverbs 6:20-23 when he tells his son to anchor and bind in his heart the words of God that he’s shared with him. Why? “…when you walk, they will guide you; when you sleep, they will watch over you; when you awake, they will speak to you because these commands [God’s Word] are light.”

Proverbs 29:18 backs this up by saying where there is no vision [no light from God’s Word to amplify where to go], the people perish and walk in darkness.

God’s Word is your light for your life. And as you take in of God’s light, you then become a light to others. John 5:14-16 says you are the light of the world and that you are to let your light shine forth in this world.

God’s provided both the lamp and light for you. You are the brightness of God to those around you, so shine brightly.