Daily Devotion on Psalm 119:105-112
Text: Psalm 119:105-112
It was the middle of the night. It was the middle of “Bear Country” at Yellowstone National Park. It was pitch black outside. And I had to go to the bathroom. Maybe it’s because I am not the most experienced or daring outdoorsman, but I wasn’t exactly eager to venture out into the wild in the darkest part of the night. There are a lot of dangers that lurk in the wild!
Thankfully, I had a camping lantern in the tent. Having that lantern light the path made all the difference in the world! I could see the path I needed to take. I could see any potential dangers around me. I could find my way safely home to the tent.
We are reminded in Psalm 119 that God’s Word does the same thing. Verse 105 says, “Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path.
God’s Word shows us the path to travel. It tells us what God wants us to do and not to do. It shows us the potential dangers of temptation and sin around us. It leads us safely home to heaven.
As we have been focusing this week on showing love for the Lord by obeying his commands, God’s Word will be our most useful tool in our efforts to obey. As we continue to stay in the light of his Word, the path will be very clear for us!
Read his Word daily. Study it in Bible studies. Hear it and proclaim it in worship. Get to know the light! It will show you the path!
Prayer: Heavenly Father, give us hearts that burn with a desire to be in your Word–reading, studying, and learning. Let your Word continue to guide us in paths of righteousness and lead us safely home to heaven. We pray in the name of Jesus, the Word made flesh. Amen.
Posted on September 7, 2012, in Church, Daily Devotions, Preschool and tagged Bear Country, Camping, Church, Daily Devotions, God's Word, Lantern, Light, Obedience, Obey, Psalm 119, Psalms, School, Yellowstone. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.