“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, And a light unto my path.”


We are all aware that a lamp is an artificial source of illumination whose main purpose is to produce light kindled by a fire or something that produces light. And in this our modern day time we are familiar with the term “lamp holder” which is a piece of furniture holding one or more electric light bulbs. So therefore it’s safe to say a lamp is a source of light that illuminates a dark place or the way of the bearer and is used in navigating dark places.

The Word spoken of in our opening text refers to our Lord Jesus and we know that our lord Jesus is the Word in the flesh John 1:14 “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”, is the true light that has come to this world to illuminate this world from every darkness John‭8:12, “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” We as believers as well can be likened to a lamp that illuminates and produces light in this world because our Lord Jesus lets us know that we are also the light of this world because we have our source in him and even further described us as being candles that should not be hidden in Matt 5 vs 14-15; “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.” As sources of light in this world, we have been enjoined to illuminate this seemingly dark world for men to see and glorify God. 

Where there is gross darkness, there would be negativity, all forms of vile and evil things take place there and there is emptiness and void just as we see in Gen 1 vs 2“And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters”, this tells us that we live in an already dark world and that’s why it was expedient that Christ the true light John‭1:9‬“That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.” came and became the source of light so that after he ascends we retain the light of his glory here in the world.

As believers and as sources of light, we carry an incomprehensible light within us John‭1:5 “And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not” because we have the Word which fuels our light here in this world, we are to live in recourse to the Word because “The entrance of thy words giveth light; It giveth understanding unto the simple.”— ‭‭Psalm‭119:130‬‬. Beloved what fuels our fire and light is the word, let’s do well to pay keen attention to it and meditate on it and shine brighter in Christ.

Further reading- Matthew 5 vs 16

Confession- I confess that the word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path and as the light of the world I shine brighter to the glory of the father. Amen


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