Psalm 119 | #4 God’s Word Lightens Our Way


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Psalm 119:105 | #4 God’s Word Lightens Our Way

Jesus & Me in the Psalms

 

Consider the significance of God’s Word being available as both a lamp to our feet and a light to our path. God’s Word shines the truth of God into the deception of darkness and helps guide the steps and way of its followers.

 

SCRIPTURE

Psalm 119:105 KJV

105 NUN. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, And a light unto my path.

 

Notice these key words:

Lamp/Feet

Light/Path

 

We are going to look today at the significance of God’s Word being available as both a lamp to our feet and a light to our path.

 

As early as Gen 1:2-3, we see God sovereignly binding darkness by creating light with His Word.

 

God’s Word has the power to give light amidst darkness.

 

In the OT mindset, darkness had a symbolic connection with everything that opposes God.

 

Light had a symbolic connection with God’s presence and the life He gives.

 

So, Psalm 119:105 gives a powerful concept that God’s revealed Word Gives us God’s presence amidst everything around us in opposition to Him.

 

God’s Word shines the truth of God into the deception of darkness.

 

Proverbs 6:23 KJV

23 For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; And reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

 

 

Psalm 43:3 KJV

3 O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; Let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.

 

His Word helps us apply His view to our feet and path.

 

1) God’s Word is a  lamp  that  lights  the  steps  and  footing  of our  feet  so that we do not  fall .

 

Have you ever used a lamp or light for your feet?

 

You know, we are always coming up with clever ways to do things.

 

Do you remember when the light-up sneakers first became out?

 

Illustration story

 

That kind of light for the feet is not what our text is talking about.

 

It’s talking about a light shining downward to our feet so that we can see where we step.

 

Decisions

Relationships

Words

Activities

Dependencies

 

 

Wrong  steps  can lead us to wrong  paths .

 

Ask a rancher, and he will tell you how a cow gets lost…one bit of grass at a time. It nibbles in one patch, then another and another until it cannot find its way home.

 

We need God’s Word to help us with our steps.

 

1) God’s Word is a lamp that lights the steps and footing of our feet so that we do not fall.

2) God’s Word is a  light  that  illuminates  truth from  error  on our  path  so that we do not  derail  in deception.

 

Have you ever been lost? Did you panic?

 

I heard there is a haunted house in Chicago that will pay you $20k if you can make it through their house. I bet a lot of people get lost and panic in there!

 

 

The light of God’s Word shown onto our path can help us:

Worship God in spirit and in truth rather than worshiping idols and icons.

Hold to sound doctrine and know false teaching.

Keep biblical, healthy convictions to guide us in our attitudes, actions, and associations.

Refrain from unbiblical philosophies and pragmatism that drifts from God’s way.

Pursue God and righteous living, and avoid ambitiously chasing lesser pursuits.

 

 

1) God’s Word is a lamp that lights the steps and footing of our feet so that we do not fall.

2) God’s Word is a light that illuminates truth from error on our path so that we do not derail in deception.

3) Followers of Christ are called “ children  of  light ,” and as such, they are both instructed and expected to  walk  in the  light  of Christ and His Word.

 

Ephesians 5:8 KJV

8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:

 

 

John 8:12; 12:35

John 8:12 KJV

12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

 

1 John 1:6–7 KJV

6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:

7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

“Walk in the light” refers to keeping Jesus’ commands

Those who “walk in darkness” oppose Jesus by transgressing His commands.

 

 

CONCLUSION

 

Lamp/Feet

Light/Path

 

1) God’s Word is a lamp that lights the steps and footing of our feet so that we do not fall.

2) God’s Word is a light that illuminates truth from error on our path so that we do not derail in deception.

3) Followers of Christ are called “children of light,” and as such, they are both instructed and expected to walk in the light of Christ and His Word.

 

Walking in the light of God’s Word should be our desire.

 

Revelation 22:5 KJV

5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.

One day, the Lord will give us light with His  presence ; we ought to walk now in the  light  He has given with expectation of more to come.

 

God’s Word shines the truth of God into the deception of darkness.

 

Use it for your feet and your path.



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