‘Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.’ Psalm 119:105 NKJV
The Psalmist highlights two important things Bible reading does for you:
(1) It shows you your spiritual condition. In Bible times there were no paved roads, so when guests entered a house, they paused to wash the sand, dirt, and grime from their feet. That’s what Bible reading does. The psalmist said, ‘How can young people [and older ones] keep their lives pure? By obeying Your commands.’ (Psalm 119:9 GNT)
(2) It shows you the direction you need to go. When you’re faced with an important decision and you don’t know which way to go, God will be a light to your path and guide you through His Word.
David, who loved God’s Word and meditated on it constantly, prayed, ‘Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God; Your Spirit is good. Lead me in the land of uprightness.’ (Psalm 143:10 NKJV) Many of the mistakes we make could be prevented if we stopped long enough to seek God’s guidance. He knows what lies ahead; we don’t. So ‘commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass.’ (Psalm 37:5 NKJV) Just like we need to be taught to cultivate a taste for healthy food instead of junk food, you need to cultivate a taste for God’s Word.
The psalmist said, ‘I will delight myself in Your commandments, which I love.’ (Psalm 119:47 NKJV) ‘Your Word is very pure; therefore Your servant loves it.’ (Psalm 119:140 NKJV) Today ask God to give you a love for His Word. That’s a prayer He will answer!
SoulFood: Exo 17:1–7 John 4:1–42
word4today an adaptation of The Word For Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2023