Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path. – Psalm 119:105
For these commands are a lamp, this teaching is a light, and the corrections of discipline are the way to life, – Proverbs 6:23
The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple. – Psalm 119:130
For most of last month, I meditated on the scripture in Psalm 119:105. I cannot say how and why I ended up focusing on that scripture but I just couldn’t shift it. It stuck to my mind like superglue. Perhaps God knew that I was about to enter a season where I would really have to rely on the light and the lamp.
The revelation I got from meditating on the scripture is quite a simple one. However, if applied with all diligence and honesty, the results could transform your life for the better.
The scripture tells us that His word is a lamp unto our feet. What does this really mean in practical terms? I believe this refers to the Rhema word of God. It’s that word that comes alive in your heart despite having read it thousands of times before that moment of illumination. The lamp is that word that comes from God to give you a specific direction to follow when you don’t know what step to take next. If life is like walking across a field littered with landmines, then God’s Rhema word is like the detector light that shows you which path to avoid and which one to take at every step along the way.
How is the word a light to my path? I believe this refers to the logos, the written word of God. The light unto your path refers to the general direction that the word of God steers your life to follow. For example, the bible tells us not to murder. We know in general terms that murder is unacceptable to God and we steer clear of it. The challenge some people have with the logos is that they say it is not applicable to their situation. For example, the bible does not specifically mention masturbation. There is no explicit guidance on whether or not to masturbate. This is where the importance of the Rhema word of God comes alive. The Spirit suddenly explodes a scripture in your mind and you know without a shadow of a doubt that God has just ministered to your spirit with a specific instruction on what you should do about masturbation.
It is all well and good coming face to face with the unlimited power packed within both the logos and Rhema word of God but without obedience, the whole exercise is pointless. The power always lies in obeying His commands and teachings. That is what brings light into any dark situation you may find yourself in.
May His light keep us from stumbling around in the dark and hurting ourselves in the process.
- A Guiding Light (cbnindiablogs.wordpress.com)
- Your Word Is a Lamp to My Feet and a Light to My Path ebook (oebryie.typepad.com)
- Psalm 119:105 (delriochristianchurch.wordpress.com)