Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, And a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105 (KJV).
Light and darkness are two parallel and opposing factors. They each have their role and purpose that they play in our daily lives, but what is amazing is that both elements can never occur together or at the same time. It is either there is light or there is darkness.
Their distinct differences are perceived in what they mean or imply, for example, light connotes visibility, illumination, brightness, clarity, good/ goodness, and righteousness. While on the other hand, darkness connotes blackness, dullness, gloom, evil, and wickedness. Other distinctive implications which differentiate both elements is that darkness has more limiting and debilitating disadvantages than its counterpart, for instance, because it is difficult to see in the dark people stumble easily and may end up getting hurt, which rarely happens when there is light.
Also when in the dark we cannot effectively or actively do things we would normally do, most of the time we would grope around to get things done, which is not usually the case if we had light to work with.
In addition, people tend to engage in nefarious and clandestine activities which are associated with sin and unrighteousness in the cover of darkness which they may not dare to do when it is light for fear of getting caught.
It is based on these facts about both elements of light and darkness that our Bible verse gives a more pristine meaning to the Word of God and the effective role it plays in our lives. We are told in this verse that God’s Word in the Bible scriptures is associative with light alone. This light has the full capacity to illuminate our lives, our understanding and gives us the necessary guidance on how to work out life issues.
In addition, it provides all the clarity we need when in doubt and confusion about anything, and above all, it leads us on the path of righteousness each step of the way throughout our walk with the Lord.
When we regard, honor, and apply the Word of God in our lives and in all that we do, the Word itself responds in its full capacity as light to illuminate our pathway each step of the way.
Ebimobo W. Obasi
PLEASE PRAY ALONG:
Illuminate My Life.
FATHER GOD, thank You for caring about my life. You have given me Scripture so that I might know Your will, and follow Your commands. Your words instruct me and show me how to live in a way that pleases You. Thank You for illuminating my life with Your Word and helping me walk in the path of your righteousness. In JESUS MIGHTY NAME AMEN.