As Light To Darkness….

January 21, 2020-  Today’s Seedbed Daily Text from Psalm 119:105 reminded me of how God had used this verse to speak to my heart about not getting too far ahead of his plan….. His Word is a “lamp unto my feet”, useful for each next step as I place one foot before the other in walking according to his guidance. Then, it is a “light unto my path”, useful to hold up to see a little further along and anticipate and avoid obstacles that might be just ahead. It is not a spotlight to the horizon to give me all the answers I might desire before I decide if I will move forward.

Furthermore, It is MY lamp and light, not someone else’s, just as the path I am on is MINE. It is personal and speaks personally to me! So the ways in which God reveals himself and his plan for me through it may not always apply to another person’s life. We can and should share our insights from Scripture as part of our witness, but we must remember that God speaks to each person according to his plan and purpose for the individual’s life and according to a person’s devotion to study and obedience to the example of Christ and the character of God.

“Freely and extravagantly given resources of the Word and Spirit”….. how very true of our great God!



Seedbed Daily Text for Today:

Psalm 119:105 (NIV)
Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.
Have you ever considered the first words spoken by God in the Bible are: “Let there be light.” The next four words are even better: “And there was light.” But wait! There’s more. “And God saw that the light was good.”
In these few words we see the pattern of all creation and life. God speaks. What he speaks happens. His Word works, accomplishing the purpose for which he sends it. God sees and says it is good. This is the pattern and path for our lives. There is the big problem of sin and death, yet we are freely and extravagantly given the resources of the Word and Spirit; which are to sin and death as light is to darkness.
The Word brings light and life. Sin brings darkness and death. Because of the pervasive and prevalence of sin and death, darkness can be a challenge. We need the light of the Word of God in a constant way. It brings us to our first word-last word for today:
Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.
I remember singing this verse as a song back in the 80’s. Because of that oldie but goodie Amy Grant melody I rememberized it in the good old KJV, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.” Singing has a way of sowing truth in our hearts, right? The meaning seems straightforward. The Word of God shows us where to walk and where not to walk. As we walk along the paths of our lives, however, we often can’t pull out the Bible like a flashlight. The Word will either be in us or not. It’s why there is no substitute for the every day work of living with the Scriptures.
Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.
First Word. Last Word. God’s Word.