Your Encounter with the Author
“Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” —Psalm 119:105
You face choices every day. Decisions you make will have consequences—they will affect you, your family, your work, and more.
You want to do the right thing. Sometimes the right thing is obvious. Sometimes it’s not. Where do you turn for guidance? In this easily memorized verse, the psalmist declares that God’s Word functions as a guide, a lamp to light the way forward.
Perhaps you’ve heard it said, ‘the Bible is God’s instruction manual for life.’ It is so much more.
The writer of Hebrews testifies, “For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12).
The word of God is alive and active.
When you read your Bible, it’s more than words on a page. You’re encountering its Author. You’re meeting Jesus.
You’re able to sit down and confer with the Living God over the choices and decisions before you, availing yourself of divine wisdom and guidance.
Spending time in the Word will illuminate where you stand (lamp for your feet) and the way before you (light the path). You will come to see the choices before you in greater clarity and their effect going forward with heavenly perspective. You can then make an informed decision—and step into action.
What awaits you this week? What’s on the agenda? Are you seeking counsel with the Living God? If you don’t have a regular practice of spending time in God’s Word, how might you begin?
My prayer for this week:
Lord God, thank you for giving me the Bible. Thank you for meeting me in its pages. Please cultivate a deeper hunger in me to spend time with you there. Might the choices and decisions I face today and this week serve as both a reminder and an invitation—that your Word is a lamp for my feet and a light to my path.