Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Part 2.  A Lamp – Let there be light. (2)   
                          We continue with RiSiKiLi−
                       You know− Read it, Study it, Know it, Live it.  

The writer of II Samuel saw God as the light for our way. As we read this Passage, keep in mind that God and His Word are one. 

For You are my lamp, O Lord; the Lord shall enlighten my darkness. For by You I can run against a troop; By my God I can leap over a wall. As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him. For who is God, except the Lord? And who is a rock, except our God: God is my strength and power, and He makes my way perfect. He makes my feet like the feet of deer. He sets me on my high places.  II Samuel 22:29–34  

Before I write another word, I’ve just got to tell you−This morning, as I prayed for my grandchildren, part of my prayer was that God would help them to choose to walk the high road. Then when I read the above Passage, I had to smile. I believe God was smiling too.    

The Old Testament writer of II Samuel recognized that God lights our way. He illuminates the darkness along our way and it is perfect. God’s Word is proven. In other words it is tested and sure. It is dependable.

The writer goes on to say that God is a shield to all who trust Him and He puts our feet securely on the high path. When we struggle along our path of life, in the dark, we’re not sure footed. But God sees clearly every detail of everything that’s before us, behind us, around us.

One could say. “I’m not struggling in life. All is well.”

We all know that can change in a heartbeat. A storehouse of God’s Word in our hearts shields our vitals and helps us keep our balance when adversity suddenly strikes.

Thy word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path, Psalm 119:105.
For this command is a lamp, this teaching is a light, and correction and instruction are the way to life, Proverbs 6:23 states (NIV).

Let’s look at the definition of word. It means “speech; word or words; commandment; dictum; answer; saying.” Word comes from the root word Amar and occurs approximately 5,000 times in the Old Testament.* 
My favorite of those definitions is answer.
My Bible, His Word to me—His child—contains all the answers. We have the questions and problems. He has the answers and solutions. Every morning when I open this inspired Word of God, He speaks into my very life, Let there be light.

Is it your habit to allow God to speak into your life on a regular basis? If not, today is the best time to start. A path that is illuminated by the light of God and His Word is a path that leads to abundant life—by God’s definition. NO-thing could be better. God bless you abundantly today.
*Spirit Filled Life Bible, “Word Wealth,” at II Samuel 22:31, p.473.
©Connie Wohlford



  1. It's interesting you focused on the word "answer." I feel like recently God's Word and time with Him is the biggest answer to some of things I've been dealing with!

    1. That's exactly what I mean, Katy. Thanks for confirming what I'm talking about.