God’s Word is a Light

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Faithfulness

The greatest ability is dependability. Faithfulness is an evidence of faith. In this passage the psalmist describes several characteristics of faithfulness in the life of the believer:

  1. Faithful feet. - “Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path” (v. 105). Lamp, in David’s day was like a lantern which provided enough light for each step taken. Light was  like headlights on a car in which the Word of God enlightens the general course of our life.
  2. Faithful promises. - “I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep Thy righteousness judgments” (v. 106). When we make promises to the Lord or friends we should keep them.
  3. Faithful life. - “I am afflicted very much: quicken me, O Lord, according to Thy Word” (v. 107). David needed help emotionally, physically and spiritually.
  4. Faithful offerings. - “Accept, I beseech thee, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O Lord, and teach me thy judgments” (v. 108). David sought instructions for daily life.
  5. Faithful memory. - “My soul is continually in my hand; yet do I not forget Thy law” (v. 109).
  6. Faithful perseverance. - “The wicked have laid a snare for me: yet I erred not from Thy precepts” (v. 110). We need to stay focused on God’s roadmap for our life.
  7. Faithful heart. - “Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever; for they are the rejoicing of my heart” (v. 111). A casual reading of Scripture is not enough.
  8. Faithful obedience. - “I have inclined mine heart to perform Thy statutes always, even unto the end” (v. 112). Once our heart is set on obeying God’s Word our life will be on course.

Application

I want a heart that is set on obeying God’s Word and then I know that my life will be on the right path (Matt. 6:33). If I don’t spend time in His Word each day and sharing it with other people I will never be faithful to Him.

Psalms 119:105-112 (English Standard Version)


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