God’s Word is a Light

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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.


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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