In middle school, I attended a local vacation bible school. All week we learned new songs in anticipation for the Saturday performance for our parents. Each morning, we would check in and make our way into a music room, where the spunky teacher would go over the day’s memory verse. Psalm 119:105 was one, and after all these years, I’ve never forgotten it.
“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”
For an impressionable youth, this verse provided such a secure foundation and trust, knowing God’s word would lead my future path.
We are all on a journey. Our life is taking us across our time on earth, into our eternal destinies with Christ. Knowing this, we get to choose what will be the lamp to light our paths.
What is the light to your path?
Is God’s word your first source of direction? Hebrews 4:12 tells us that the word of God is living and active. When we open His word, we can encounter Jesus, who is the word made flesh. We can choose to be led by Jesus in all aspects of our lives. It all begins with what word we prioritize listening to.
The word of the Lord prospers, teaches, and edifies us. It never changes, despite our ever-changing world and culture. It’s foundation is trustworthy. I encourage you, this week, to seek out the Word of the Lord to light your path.
“I have kept my feet from every evil path
so that I might obey your word.
102 I have not departed from your laws,
for you yourself have taught me.
103 How sweet are your words to my taste,
sweeter than honey to my mouth!
104 I gain understanding from your precepts;
therefore I hate every wrong path.
105 Your word is a lamp for my feet,
a light on my path.” (Psalm 119:101-105)