Posted by: Derek Guyer | February 24, 2009

ROTH Challenge #15

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path”

Psalm 119:105 NIV

While the author of this Psalm is unclear, the message of the entire chapter is very clear. The writer understood the necessity of God’s way above his own and was constantly aching for that way. He realized that life, in every shape and form, was pointless and foolish without the words of God.

Living in a culture where selfishness, greed, envy, and pride rule the day, God’s word has no place. Too often, we think we have it all figured out, and we’re living for our way. If you’re anything like me and everyone else I know, this is true for you, too.

The worst part is that we think we see. We think we know so much, yet we really understand so little. Our homes, the church, and our hearts are evidence enough that I need explain no further.

We need His way. We need light in the midst of the darkness we’ve created to see the way. We need a lamp, and this Psalm writer saw the word of God as that lamp.

Do you? Do you see the need for every step to be taken as he leads? Do you read to check off the list of things done for the day? Or, do you read because His word is what gets you through the day?

Your marriage needs you to see the light. Your marriage needs you to follow the light. Your marriage and your heart need you to be in the word. Let it be the lamp to your feet and light for your path that this Psalm writer intended.


  1. Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” Isaiah 30:21

    Thank you, Holy Spirit, for being my internal G.P.S.


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