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“Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.”  (Psalm 119: 105 NIV)

God’s word lights your path.  When we need direction, we can find it from the authors of the Bible.  Solomon, who wrote the majority of Proverbs gives us practical wisdom for all aspects of life.  During this pandemic, fear of death is the primary emotion guiding people’s actions.  However, fear of God is how we gain knowledge:

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”  (Proverbs 1:7 NIV)

Fear of the Lord is accepting the Bible’s teaching as truth.  Within the books pages, there is instruction for all aspects of life.   Solomon informs us:

“What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” (Ecclesiastes 1:9 NIV)

If we have fear of God, we no longer need to fear death.  When we believe God’s written instruction as truth, then apply it to our lives, He will direct our paths.  His word will illuminate our paths.  We no longer walk in darkness, but in light.

God’s word lights our path.

Solar lights are like Christ followers.  Solar lights receive power from the sun, Christ followers receive power from the Son.  Only when you spend time in God’s word, with God’s people, in God’s presence does He fill you with His light.  Just like solar powered lanterns, we can’t help but shine God’s light when we’ve spent time with Him.  

Solar lights bring light to the darkness.  When the sun sets, the lights turn on.  In the same way, when we walk into the world after spending time with God, we light the darkness.  God’s presence in our lives will allow us to lead with grace and humility.  We’ll love the unlovable because of His light in us.  The dark world will have light  because of God’s power at work within us.

But solar lights can’t stay in the darkness.  They must have the sun’s rays to re-fuel them.  By the time the sun rises in the morning, their energy has been spent.  In the same way, if we spend all of our time in the world, we will run out of God’s light in us.  We need refueling daily to continue to shine in the darkness.  Each morning, when we spend time with God, he fills our batteries and turns the light back on within us.

Solar lights depend on the sun for their light.  Christ followers depend on the Son for their light. In order for our light to shine brightly, we must read God’s word.  When we fill ourselves with His word, we are a solar light to the world.   God’s word illuminates our path and brings light to the world.

Question of the Day:

Does your solar battery need charged with God’s word?

Further Reading: 2 Samuel 14-15 NIV, John 18:1-24 NIV, Psalm 119:97-112 NIV, Proverbs 16:8-9 NIV

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