In Psalm 119:105-112 the Psalmist speaks of the guiding power of God’s Word and it’s ability to instill a sense of well being, care and staying power when times are difficult. I want to focus on verse 105 as I have included this verse in my book Promises for Dynamic Living. It is a promise that we can claim each and every day and use it to bring praise to God for all eternity. Psalm 119:105 “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” This verse is a promise to each of us that the Bible, God’s Word, will give us direction and light for living. We can trust that God’s Word will guide, give us truth when we are so often surrounded by falsehoods, point us to the true light, Jesus, and reveals to us that God cares about the way we live and the choices we make each day.
This truth about God’s Word and it’s ability to guide us is found throughout the Bible. Proverbs 30:5 says, “Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.” His Word holds absolute truths that we can cling to and take refuge in. Hebrews 4:12 says, “For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” His Word is alive and has power to help us to see right from wrong and be able to tell truth from lies. John referred to Jesus as the Word of God. John 1:1 “ In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” and John 1:14 “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” Jesus was God’s fullest expression of His Word among us. God’s Word has power today to transform and guide us just as when He created the universe by His Word. He spoke the world into existence, Genesis 1:3 “And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.” His Word has power. Rely upon it’s truths to guide and direct you, learn about God in it’s pages and allow His Holy Spirit to transform you as you step out in faith believing in His Word, Jesus.
Look for His guidance and light as you go through your day. It will be bright enough to show you the way.