Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. —Psalm 119:105
The Word of God has power to keep us from sin (Psalm 119:9, 11), to strengthen us when we are grieving (v. 28), to comfort us when we are suffering (vv. 50, 52), to grant us freedom (v. 45), to give us understanding and light for our path (v. 105), and to give us peace and keep us from stumbling (v. 165).
The Word of God will light your way; help you make right choices; heal your wounds and settle your heart; warn you of danger; protect and cleanse you from sin; lead you; make you wise. It is bread; water; a counselor; life. It is satisfying; sufficient; supreme; supernatural. The hymn writer put it this way:
Holy Bible, book divine, precious treasure, thou art mine. . . .
Mine to show by living faith, man can triumph over death.
Mine to tell of joys to come, and the rebel sinner’s doom;
O thou Holy Book divine, precious treasure, thou art mine.6
6 John Burton, “Holy Bible, Book Divine,” Youth’s Monitor in Verse, 1803.
Make it Personal
How has the Word been a valuable treasure during times of trouble or stress in your life?