Psalm 119:105 - Light For A Dark World.

Psalm 119:105 - Light For A Dark World.

Psalm 119:105 (KJV)  Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a 
light unto my path. 

The Word of God illuminates the way so that men may walk safely 
in the spiritual darkness of this world. He who has this light to 
guide him need not stumble even though his path is beset with evil 
(see 2 Peter 1:19). [SDA Commentary] 

To walk safely in the woods at night we need a light so we don't 
trip over tree roots or fall into holes. In this life, we walk 
through a dark forest of evil. But the Bible can be our light to show us 
the way ahead so we won't stumble as we walk. It reveals the 
entangling roots of false values and philosophies. Study the Bible so you 
will be able to see your way clear enough to stay on the right path. 
[Life Application SB] 

As the miner digs for the golden treasure in the earth, so 
earnestly, persistently, must we seek for the treasure of God's word. In 
daily study the verse-by-verse method is often most helpful. Let the 
student take one verse and concentrate his mind on ascertaining the 
thought that God has put into that verse for him, and then dwell upon 
the thought until it becomes his own. One passage thus studied until 
its significance becomes clear is of more value than the perusal of 
many chapters with no definite purpose in view and no positive 
instruction gained.  CT461 

As we search its pages, light enters the heart, illuminating the 
mind. By this light we see what we ought to be.... If we do not consult 
the Guidebook at every step, inquiring, Is this the way of the Lord? 
our words and acts will be tainted by selfishness. We shall forget 
God, and walk in paths that He has not chosen for us.  God's Word is 
full of precious promises and helpful counsel. It is infallible; for 
God cannot err. It has help for every circumstance and condition of 
life, and God looks on with sadness when His children turn from it to 
human aid.  He who through the Scriptures holds communion with God 
will be ennobled and sanctified. As he reads the inspired record of 
the Saviour's love, his heart will melt in tenderness and 
contrition. He will be filled with a desire to be like his Master, to live a 
life of loving service. . . . ML27 

This is a dark world and the only dependable light is the Word 
of God (2 Peter 1:19-21). It leads us a step at a time, as we walk 
in obedience. First John 1:5-10 tells us we walk in the light as we 
obey His Word. [Wiersbe Expository Outlines] 

When I think of the guiding function of light, I think of the 
rows of lights that extend along each side of an airport runway. The 
lights show the pilot exactly where the runway is, where it is safe to 
A light is a guide that helps us know the direction that we 
should go. When we follow the light's guidance we are safe. But when we 
"try to land" in the dark, or drive in the dark, or even walk through 
a strange woods in the dark, we soon find ourselves in difficulty. 
We soon discover that we need the guidance of light. 
Jesus came into this world to provide that guidance. And even 
though He has returned to heaven, He has not left us in darkness. He 
has given us His Word as a lamp to guide our feet through the 
complexities of life. 
Christians become lights to those around them when they share 
God's Word with others, not only in their daily lives, but through 
Bible study and other means of sharing the counsel of the Bible.... And 
as we heed the light ourselves, a wonderful thing takes place -- we 
become light for God in a dark world. [Walking With Jesus By Knight] 

We all need a guide through the many strait places in life as 
much as the sailor needs a pilot over the sandy bar or up the rocky 
river, and where is this guide to be found? We point you . . . to the 
God, has given us His Word as a lamp to our feet and a light to 
our path. Its teachings have a vital bearing on our prosperity in 
all the relations of life. . .  
The Bible is the great standard of right and wrong, clearly 
defining sin and holiness. Its living principles, running through our 
lives like threads of gold, are our only safeguard in trial and 
temptation. The Bible is a chart, showing us the waymarks of truth. Those 
who are acquainted with this chart will be enabled to tread with 
certainty in the path of duty, wherever they may be called to go. ...   
When God's Word is made the man of our counsel, when we search 
the Scriptures for light, heavenly angels come near to impress the 
mind and to enlighten the understanding, so that it can be truly 
said, "The entrance of thy words giveth light. . . ." Ps. 119:130.   
The Word of God is light and truth. . . . It is able to guide 
every step of the way to the city of God. {FLB7}