Light brings Direction: Discover Direction for Your Purpose in the Word
|Psalm 119:103-105 (King James Version)||Psalm 119:103-105 (Contemporary English Version)|
|103 How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth! 104 Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way. 105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.||103 Your teachings are sweeter than honey. 104 They give me understanding and make me hate all lies. 105 Your word is a lamp that gives light wherever I walk.|
There are times in life when it seems as if you are going in circles. You are moving but you are not progressing—as if you are groping in the dark. But there is something that brings light to our movement, light to our pathway. It is the Word of God.
Even in your own bedroom, which is a room with which you are very familiar, it is difficult to move around in the dark. Without direction from the Word of God, we are all moving about in a dark bedroom.
In Psalm 119:105, David declares that the Word is a lamp unto his feet. A lamp is for night or darkness. People use the sun’s light in the day and light candles and lamps in the night. Thus, when you are in the darkness of night—the dark seasons of life, you need the Word of God to help bring direction to your movements so that you know where to plant to your feet. Without light in a dark bedroom, you are likely to stump your toe or bump into something that will bring harm.
So it is in life. The Word of God can help you avoid pitfalls and potholes on the road to purpose. Consuming it can help you avoid bumping your toe.
In the business of life, make sure you are scheduling time to read and study the Word of God. Schedule it in your daily calendar. Use tools like Biblegateway.com, Bible.com and daily Bible reading plans.
What other tools do you use to ensure you are consuming the Word of God?