Psalm 119:105 – Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
In a world and society that seems so misguided and confused, this verse has a lot to say. Who would have ever thought that we would see a time when so much confusion ruled the day such as gender identity, to the debate about when life begins, to the question of marriage, etc.? I know these are hotly contested subjects, but they don’t have to be if we looked to the Author of Life for His answer to these questions. The problem lies in that mankind believes that we are the final authority omitting the real Authority on the matter, but this is not new because humans have been trying to play ‘god’ since the beginning.
What does this verse mean to us today? First of all, God’s Word invites us down a path where truth illuminates the way just like headlights on a vehicle. God’s Word gives us a sense of real direction when the cultural climate seems so tossed about like a ship on a tumultuous sea. It also gives us a declaration in which to follow. God’s Word does not question truth, but rather reveals and declares it. To add further, God’s Word makes certain demands on our life that many refuse to recognize, but logically makes sense. If there is a God who created the world, then He and only He, understands the innerworkings of it which we as humans often question. Humans can never see life until we surrender to the Authority of the Author of life. (See how the word ‘Author’ is inside the word ‘Authority’) God does not do this out of ego, but rather out of compassion. In the same way we are only guessing at the meaning of an artist’s work without the artist, and in the same way we are only guessing and making false claims to life without the Author or Artist of life. Without God we can’t understand the true meaning of life and His creation so we often find ourselves living in wrong opinions rather than in God’s truth that gives freedom.