Updated: Apr 21
We are back with this week’s word which can be found in Psalm 119:105—“your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”When I came across this week’s word on the bible app, I was like darn! This one is a hard one because I have always wondered what the difference between lamp and light was in the context of this scripture. Since I challenged myself to do studies based on the verse of the day (on Mondays) from the bible app, I have no other choice than to delve into it. So let’s talk!
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In this passage of scripture both lamp and light, signify the same thing which is clarity. In our daily walk with God, we need His word for direction. In today’s world, we have so many things thrown at us from different directions in life, that if we don’t stay rooted in God’s word, it will be easy for us to fall.
God’s word is light; it brings clarity to the most obscene situations. It exposes lies, deceit, and deception. It brings insight into difficult circumstances that we are not able to understand by our limited way of thinking. And it also orders our steps. It shows us the way that we should go. It guides our decision-making skills and stirs us in the right direction.
That is why David is saying in this particular verse that the word lights his path. It shows him where to go, just like a navigation system; it also redirects you when you find yourself in the wrong destination.
I think it is safe to say that as Christians, it is difficult for us to navigate this life without the word of God. We need it as our compass; we need it to light the way. If you are in a dark room, it will be difficult for you to find your way around, especially if you are not in familiar territory. But as soon the light bulb comes on, you feel more secure because you can now find your way around.
In 2020, I believe God wants us to follow closely behind Him because He is our light, and also the pathway. If we get easily distracted by other things, which will stir us down the wrong path, then we won’t be able to get to the place He has for us this year. Stay connected to His word; allow Him to direct you, so you can end up at the desired haven He has planned out for you.
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About The Author: Evi Idoghor is a Christian, writer, and content creator on Letstalknationblog.com. She is a chemical engineering graduate from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Consumed by her love for writing and desire to effect change, she launched her online platform––Let’s Talk Nation––to tap into her creativity and start meaningful conversations that would make a difference around the world.
Most of her writing has been influenced by her time spent in America, where she lived for about 11 years. Also, she lived in Nigeria and South Korea and currently loves traveling the world while learning about other fascinating cultures. You can find her on all social media platforms with @eviidoghor.