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Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.(Psalm 119:105, NKJV)


Psalm 119, for the most part, is a Psalm about the Word of God. It speaks of how God’s Word saves, redeems, directs and keeps you. The Psalmist in this verse speaks of the power of the Word of God to give protection and guidance. Listen to what the Psalmist says, “Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.”

During the time the Psalmist pens this verse, because there were of course no lights to guide the traveler, persons wore small lamps on their ankles. These ankle lamps would provide enough light to let the traveling know if he or she were on or off the main road. Also the ankle lamps would provide light so that the traveler would be able to see to avoid stepping on or into anything dangerous or undesirable. The Psalmist uses the example of the ankle lamps to describe what the Word of God is like.

1. What is directing your life? What guides you?

2. Do you consult the Word of God when making decisions or do you seek the guidance of some other source?

3. Have you found God’s Word to be the source of clarity, direction and comfort for your life?

4. Can you declare like the Psalmist, that God’s word is a lamp to your feet and THE LIGHT TO YOUR PATH?

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