There is a lamp next to my side of the bed that is on its last leg. The shade is gone, and just yesterday, I broke the bracket that holds the shade. All that is left is a wooden stand with a single build on the top. My wife wants to replace it, but I won’t let her. It has more than sentimental meaning. It gives off the perfect light and just the right height. It allows me to read in bed before I go to sleep. I don’t care how ugly it is. God’s Word is a light and lamp to our life. Is it on?
“For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching is light; And reproofs for discipline are the way of life.”
Wisdom in Your Life
Solomon reminds you again how vital the commandment of God is to the wisdom in your life. It is a light and lamp to guide you and repel the darkness. Many people don’t let the Word of God light their lives because they are afraid of what it will expose. Sadly, these people stumble around in the darkness and repeat the same mistakes again and again because they are more fearful of the light than the darkness.
There is another aspect to the Word of God being a light and a lamp. It brings discipline. The Scripture brings reproof into your life, and you have to deal with the fallout. Solomon says that these reproofs are a way of life if you are going to grow in knowledge and wisdom because you don’t do everything right all the time. You need correction, and these reproofs discipline you into the person Jesus wants you to be.
A Light and a Lamp
Are you being led by the light and lamp of God’s Word? You may read these devotionals, which is a start. My hope is that these become a springboard to a deeper hunger and greater desire for God’s Word. There have been too many times to count where a well-placed scripture in my morning devotions has steered me clear of a disastrous outcome. Read the Bible every day. Start in one book like John and read a chapter a day. Then go to the next book and do the same. You will see the light start to increase.