Since I belong to the brotherhood of the big-footed, I need a lot of help to keep my feet pointed in the right direction. This is one reason I have a special fondness for Psalm 119:105: Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light on my path.
When God’s Word is your guide, and you use it as a lamp for your feet, you’re less likely to stumble and fall. It’s an ever-ready guide to help you:
- Gain strength and to grow in love—Ephesians 3:16-20
- Resist evil—Galatians 5:16-21
- Increase in knowledge and to be filled with the fruit of righteousness—Philippians 1:9-11
- Grow in your faith—2 Peter 1:5-8
To burn brightly the old fashioned lamps needed either oil or burning embers of coal. The oil that fires-up the lamp of God’s Word is prayer. To find the light and guidance you need, I suggest that you make Psalm 119:33-36 your prayer for today:
Help me understand Your instruction,
and I will obey it
and follow it with all my heart.
Help me stay on the path of Your commands,
for I take pleasure in it.
Turn my heart to Your decrees
and not to material gain.