Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. (Psalm 119:105, Holy Bible, New Life Version)

Imagine holding a lamp in the darkness, or perhaps walking beside someone carrying a lantern. When the lantern is held high, it sends a glow downward in a circle. If the person moves the light to the opposite side from where you are walking, you will only receive segments of light filtered by that person’s movements.

Reading the Bible is similar. When you study for guidance, God’s light shines from above and you’re bathed in the glow. If you read it to fulfill a duty of daily Scripture reading, you’ll still receive some light, but the circle will not shine beyond your feet. Apostle Paul must have been aware of this when he wrote to Timothy.

“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15, New King James)

Are you walking in someone else’s shadow, or is God’s light shining on your pathway?

Prayer: Lord, let the light of Your Word shine on me. Amen.

Devotion by Violet Carr Moore

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