God’s Word is like a lamp illuminating our path through life. He has not left us fumbling in the dark for direction.
The Scriptures give us all the instructions we need to go through the whole of life. They provide detailed wisdom, insight and practical guidance day by day. The Psalmist also demonstrates the right response to this truth. God’s Word will show us how to restrain our steps from evil. We are to be teachable and willing to get understanding and align ourselves totally with God’s way. But in case we think this is something harsh, external or legalistic, the Psalmist also speaks about the sweetness of God’s Word to the taste. It is as delightful as honey to the mouth.
God’s Word is practical. It will enable you to have the wisdom you need to make the right choices in life. Armed with the understanding you gain from the Scriptures you can walk day by day in the will of God.
Lord, thank you for your Word which is a light to my path and a lamp to my feet. Help me follow in your way day by day and give me the strength to do so today.
One clear principle of the guidance of the Lord is that you really want to know God’s will and you are ready to pursue it with all your heart. How foolish to shine a torch in front of you in the dark while walking backwards in the opposite direction! This is exactly what we do when we read God’s Word but do not put it into practice. The right attitude is to love God’s Word and delight in it because we are determined to follow it completely. Only then will the guidance of God be real to us.