Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105
Yesterday I posted a poem reflecting on the Word of God as the point of our focus and how it opens truths to us. Psalm 119 gives us another perspective as well. God’s law enlightens us. A lamp to our feet and a light to our path. What an interesting idea. I really don’t give much thought to making my way around my own bedroom at night. It is familiar, but I still prefer some illumination if I am going to go downstairs. A light for our feet is a great encouragement as it removes fear. A light to our path is also something to reflect on. Despite knowing my bedroom well, and having confidence in my way around it, it doesn’t mean that I don’t occasionally stub my toe or stumble over an object I forgot had been recently put there. A light for even the familiar path is a blessing.
How much more do we need such lamps and lights as we go through the unfamiliar and chaotic world around us? There are stumbling blocks and pitfalls ever before us. But God’s guidance is provided by His word.
You might venture out into the world at night without a light source, trusting in external illumination. But if there is a blackout do you go out with the same lack of concern? Now, what if you were put in the pitch black depths of a coal mine? Would you step carefreely?
None of us knows what today, much less tomorrow holds. Perhaps its best to be prepared and have a torch at the ready.