Psalm 119:105 (NRSV) 105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path…………
There comes a time when you have to make a Decision.
The decision just might not be an easy, or a simple one, but if the Word is a lamp to my feet and a light unto my path, then the cry of my heart in prayer should be for the light to show me the place on which I stand and the direction in which I should go.
Two familiar biblical images combine in this verse: life is a path (vv. 32, 35, 101, 128; 16:11; 23:3; 25:4) and God’s Word is the light that helps us follow the right path (v. 130; 18:28; 19:8; 36:9; 43:3; Prov. 6:23; 2 Peter 1:19).
The ancient world did not have lights such as we have today; the people carried little clay dishes containing oil, and the light illuminated the path only one step ahead. We do not see the whole route at one time, for we walk by faith when we follow the Word. Each act of obedience shows us the next step, and eventually we arrive at the appointed destination.
We are told that this is “an enlightened age,” but we live in a dark world (John 1:5; 3:19; 8:12; 12:46; Col. 1:13; 1 Peter 2:9) and only God’s light can guide us aright. Obedience to the Word keeps us walking in the light (1 John 1:5-10).