Psalm 119:105-112 – Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. I have taken an oath and confirmed it, that I will follow your righteous laws. I have suffered much; preserve my life, O LORD, according to your word. Accept, O LORD, the willing praise of my mouth, and teach me your laws. Though I constantly take my life in my hands, I will not forget your law. The wicked have set a snare for me, but I have not strayed from your precepts. Your statutes are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart. My heart is set on keeping your decrees to the very end.
How do you know which way to turn? What is the right thing to do and the right way to do it? God’s Word gives enlightenment, guidance and direction for everything important in life. The Psalm writer has come to this same conviction. As a result, he has made a covenant to follow God’s Word, no matter what! Even if it means suffering as a result of obedience to God’s laws, he will abide by them. Even if it means taking his life in his hands in order to keep God’s Word, he is still persuaded that God’s laws, precepts and statutes are perfect and will preserve him to eternal life.
The Psalmist has not been pressured, coerced, or forced by anyone to make God’s Word his own law for living. He willingly embraced God’s Word and sought His instruction. He intentionally chose to live by God’s law and to keep His precepts in every circumstance, because he trusted the righteousness and truth found in them. In fact, he put them into practice long enough that he gained a reputation as one who loves and lives by God’s Word. Our writer declares that he has every intention of keeping God’s decrees to the very end! They are the very joy of his heart! He will never let any other truth claims take their place!
God’s Word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. It is light and it is truth that is still trustworthy! It will stand firm and endure the test of time. It will preserve those who put their trust in it and it will guide to eternal life. I have a wife who believes this to be true as well. She has been pressured to cease speaking about God as she teaches fitness of body, mind and spirit to senior citizens. She is committed to honoring God and His precepts over any pressures or snares set to deter her. She is a woman of the Word. It is her very heart and nature. She cannot be separated from it any more than she can be separated from the marriage covenant she has made with me. So she trusts herself and her future to the Word of God. It’s a lamp to her feet and a light to her path.
- Meet together with at least 1 or 2 other believers to enter the Throne Room of Grace.
- Join our 6:00pm Thursday night prayer team.
- Thank God for the light and truth of His Word.
- Pray for the Good News families of the week: Aaron Montanaro, Jonathan & Rachel Perryman (Kaitlyn), Jim & Dina Priester (A.J., Allison, Sammy).
- Commit your ways to the Lord. Trust also in Him and let Him make your paths straight today.
- Ask God to give you courage to back your faith and commitment as you trust in His Word.
- Join in with our Sunday prayer services to pray for God’s presence and blessing.
- Pray for a heart that loves to meditate on and discover the eternal truths and precepts of God’s Word. Ask God to use His Word to give you understanding and guide your feet away from every wrong path and into paths of righteousness.
- Attend “In Touch” Prayer meeting at GNCC at 10:30am or join in prayer at that time.
- Praise God that His Word gives us the best insight into the things that will last forever, and that it contains everything we need for life and godliness.
- Pray that God will give you such a love for His Word that it will endure as long as you live.
Prayer Challenge: Pray that God will grant every believer: a passionate devotion to His Word, a humble recognition that we have much room for growth and improvement, His corrective discipline (that may be painful but produces good fruit), and a steadfast courage with strength to endure the arrogance, hostility, ridicule and slander of those who disregard the beauty and authority of God’s Word.