Today’s Reading : Psalms 119: 89-10
“Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” Ps 1: 22
Psalm 119 is the longest Psalm in the Bible, but as I’ve been reading over it I have been struck by the consistency that it proclaims the importance of studying the Bible. As we look through these verses today, over and over again the psalmist is declaring how he has been rescued from his circumstances by his knowledge of Gods teachings.
Todays verse talks about the word being a lamp to my feet and a light to my path, that doesn’t mean when its dark we open the bible app to use it as a torch but that the Bible is full of direction and instructions for us to follow the path that God has laid out for us. Whatever circumstances we face, the Bible will offer us wisdom.
I remember as a child being given a Gideons new testament in school and at the back was a section titled, “where to go when you need help”. It contained page after page of verses you could turn to in every situation imaginable. Whenever I felt anxious, or fearful, I would flick to the pages to see what God said on the subject. Filling my head with His thoughts left no room for my own doubts. These words are as relevant today as they were when they were written. Gods wisdom is more accessible now than it has ever been.
In these days of widespread fear and worry around the risk of illness and loss with many facing isolation and loneliness, What does God’s word have to say?
• What situation are you facing today that you need to get Gods perspective on? Search for scriptures that speak on that particular subject.
• What verse or verses could you send to someone who is struggling in some way today?
• Start storing God’s word. Why not challenge yourself (and your family) to memorise a verse this week? You could start with Psalm 119:11. And then why not memorise a different verse next week, and the next …