Psalm 119:130 - The Book for Eternal Life.
Psalm 119:130 (NLT) The teaching of your
word gives light, so even the simple can
Psalm 119:130 (CEV) Understanding your word
brings light to the minds of ordinary people.
If you do not have a Bible in your home,
go out and get one now - get the one that suits
you best, get the size that is most comfortable
for you to handle, that is most pleasant for you
to read, and then settle down and find out for
yourself why this one Book has endured.
A knowledge of the Bible is essential to
a rich and meaningful life. The words of this
Book have a way of filling in the missing pieces,
of bridging the gaps, of turning the tarnished
colors of our life to jewel-like brilliance. Learn
to take your every problem to the Bible. Within
its pages you will find the correct answer. Most
of all, the Bible is a revelation of the nature
A Christian once asked, "Do you know a
book that you are willing to put under your head
for a pillow when you are dying? Very well," he
went on, "that is the Book you want to study when
you are living. There is only one such Book in
How do you use your Bible? [Peace for
Each Day by Billy Graham]
Enough Light for the Next Step
Everyone needs light. You need physical
light to make sure you can see the world around
you, to avoid running into obstacles.
Through his Word, God wants to provide
light for your mind too. The Bible says,
Understanding your word brings light to the minds of
ordinary people (Psalm 119:130 CEV).
God wants to give light - his light - to
every single person. He wants to light up your
mind with the truth of who he is and his next
step for your life.
Biblical meditation is often the key to
turning on that light. You have to soak your mind in
the light. Biblical meditation isnt losing
your mind to the universe; its focusing it on
the Word of God. When you do that, you bring
light to your life.
Through his Word, God helps you to see
life through a different perspective. Psalm
119:105 says, Your word is a lamp for my feet, a
light on my path (NIV). Gods Word gives you
direction in life. It shows you the path God wants you
When Psalm 119 was written, the
lamp referred to a candle in a lamp that people
carried with them as they walked in the darkness. It
was similar to how we might use a flashlight
today. If you hold a flashlight and you want the
light to shine further down your path, you have to
take the next step.
Many times Ive been stuck and looking
for light from God for my whole path. But Ive
found that God gives us just enough light for the
next step. You take that next step, and God gives
you light for the step after that.
One of the best ways to turn on the light
of Gods Word is to pray Gods Word, like
Psalm 119:18: Open my eyes that I may see
wonderful things in your law (NIV).
If you want to see wonderful things from
Gods Word, then ask God to open your eyes to what
he wants to do through your life.
Hes ready to turn on the light. [Daily
Devotional by Rick Warren:
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