Thursday, January 26 – Psalm 119:105

Jan 25, 2023

Your word is a lamp to my feet

And a light to my path.

 

From an early age, we learn the difference between light and darkness. A toddler starts to associate the light with safety but becomes afraid of the dark when he or she realizes the uncertainty that comes with it. We crave clear direction and when that feels distant, we become overwhelmed by fear and anxiety as we are confronted with all the unknowns. God’s Word gives is the light on our path; it is the source of our clarity and direction in life.

 

God’s Word is trustworthy and true and an anchor in our lives. May we seek His Word every day, desiring the clarity and life it brings. His Word is not just for the scholar or the pastor to study, it is for the everyday person and the beginner. Throughout history, God has used His Word as direction and used His Spirit to equip those who would never be considered as qualified according to the world. Jesus directed fishermen and tax collectors to understand the Word. Charles Spurgeon was converted when a poor man filled in for the pastor to preach just one simple verse from the Word.[1] God equips us through His Spirit to consume His Word for ourselves, bear witness to the truth, and be transformed. May we say with the psalmist in Psalm 119:18, “Open my eyes, that I may behold wonderful things from Your Law.”

 

  • Do you have regular time that you read God’s Word on your own? Why or why not?
  • How have you found clarity and direction in the Bible?
  • Pray and ask God to grow your hunger and understanding of His Word.

 

[1] Justin Taylor, “How the Snowpocalypse of 1850 Led to Spurgeon’s Conversion 164 Years Ago Today,” The Gospel Coalition, January 6, 2014, https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justin-taylor/charles-spurgeons-conversion-in-a-primitive-methodist-chapel/.

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