Discovering the Lamp that Lights Your Path
Friday, January 13
"Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” (Psalm 119:105)
Beyond the physical element, light in the Bible stands for spiritual illumination and truth. It contains all that is pure, good, and holy as opposed to the darkness of evil.
Psalm 119:105 tells us that, God’s Word is, “a lamp for my feet and a light for my path.” It lights us in following His commands throughout our lives.
Light is one of the most common and important terms used in the Bible. It refers to both physical light and spiritual light. Physical light is seen with the eyes and can be felt with hands. Spiritual light is seen with the heart and can only be felt by the mind.
In both the Old and New Testament, light is used to describe God’s presence and activity. James 1:17 says, “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights.” 1 John 5b tells us, “God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.” If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth. But if we walk in the Light, as He is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, His Son, purifies us from all sin.
This week as we continue to focus our attention on Jesus, the Light of the World, we ask the Holy Spirit to deepen our faith and to give us the ability to understand more fully how Jesus – the Light of the World – transforms our lives from darkness to light.
Prayer for the Day: Dear God, help us to “Let your light shine before others, that they may see our good deeds and praise our Father in heaven – we pray in Jesus name – Amen.
Personal Prayer: “Lord Jesus, You ask – “Who do you say that I am?” Lord, open my mind so I can understand who You are, and who I am in You.”