Show me Your ways, O LORD; teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; on You I wait all the day. (Psalm 25:4-5, NKJV, emphasis added)
His Word lights your path and we see it when we wait on God with hope.
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. (Psalm 119:105, NKJV)
Your word. The wonder of God’s Word is such that the longest Psalm in the Bible, Psalm 119, is devoted to it. God’s Word is full of direction for everyday living and should be followed. God’s Word is also what He speaks and we know the Lord cannot lie (Titus 1:2). God’s Word is a lamp so we will not stumble or fall. God’s Word gives direction (Numbers 27:21). The Lord will establish His Word, or will make it come to pass (1 Samuel 1:23; 1 Kings 2:4; 1 Kings 8:20; 2 Chronicles 6:10; 2 Chronicles 10:15; and Lamentations 2:17). God’s Word is to be sought after (2 Kings 1:16). The Holy Spirit will place His Word in our mouth (2 Samuel 2:23). God’s Word is to be praised (Psalm 56:4, 10). God’s Word is to be obeyed (Psalm 103:20; Psalm 105:28). The Word of the Lord tries us (Psalm 105:19). God’s Word is sent for healing (Psalm 107:20 and Matthew 8:16). God’s Word is to be hoped in (Psalm 130:5). God’s Word is to be in our heart (Jeremiah 20:9). God’s Word is eternal; is God; is the Creator; is sent forth by God; is incarnate; and is truth (John 1:1-18). We can go on and on about God’s Word for it is inexhaustible. We need to learn God’s Word and apply it to our everyday lives for God’s Word (Scripture) tells us according to 2 Timothy 3:16-17,
All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. (NASB)
Lamp to my feet and a light to my path. A lamp is an illumination tool which gives someone in the dark vision and direction. Does that not describe you and me? The man who waits on God understands that only with the Lord lighting the way he will not fall into all kinds of trouble. The lamp of God’s word shines at our feet because that is what guides us who walk in His paths. We need light because in us is only darkness, but Christ has made it possible to see (John 8:12; John 12:46; Acts 26:18; 1 Peter 2:9; Matthew 4:16; Luke 1:79; John 1:5; John 3:19; John 12:35; Romans 13:12; 1 Corinthians 4:5; 2 Corinthians 4:6; 2 Corinthians 6:14; Ephesians 5:8; 1 Thessalonians 5:5; 1 John 1:5; and 1 John 2:8-9). With the light shining so brightly we can be confident that we will not fall because the path before us is clear. Wait on God and rely on His light, not self.
The word of God is essential to those who want to do the will of the Lord. Take time to read the following passages from this lesson and prayerfully meditate upon, and ask God how to apply them to your life:
Numbers 27:21, 1 Samuel 1:23, 2 Samuel 2:23, 1 Kings 2:4, 1 Kings 8:20, 2 Kings 1:16, 2 Chronicles 6:10, 2 Chronicles 10:15, Psalm 56:4 and10, Psalm 103:20, Psalm 105:19, Psalm 105:28, Psalm 107:20, Psalm 130:5, Jeremiah 20:9, Lamentations 2:17, Matthew 4:16, Matthew 8:16, Luke 1:79, John 1:1-18, John 1:5, John 3:19, John 8:12, John 12:35, John 12:46, Acts 26:18, Romans 13:12, 1 Corinthians 4:5, 2 Corinthians 4:6, 2 Corinthians 6:14, Ephesians 5:8, 1 Thessalonians 5:5, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, Titus 1:2, 1 John 1:5, 1 John 2:8-9, 1 Peter 2:9