Vs. 105 — Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.
Charles H. Spurgeon:
We are walkers through the city of this world, and we are often called to go out into its darkness; let us never venture there without the light-giving word, lest we slip with our feet. Each man should use the word of God personally, practically, and habitually, that he may see his way and see what lies in it. When darkness settles down upon all around me, the word of the Lord, like a flaming torch, reveals my way. Having no fixed lamps in eastern towns, in old time each passenger carried a lantern with him that he might not fall into the open sewer, or stumble over the heaps of ordure which defiled the road. This is a true picture of our path through this dark world: we should not know the way, or how to walk in it, if the Scripture, like a blazing flambeau, did not reveal it. One of the most practical benefits of Holy Writ is guidance in the acts of daily life; it is not sent to astound us with its brilliance, but to guide us by its instruction. It is true the head needs illumination, but even more the feet need direction, else head and feet may both fall into a ditch. Happy is the man who personally appropriates God’s word, and practically uses it as his comfort and counsellor,—a lamp to his own feet. (Spurgeon, C. H. (2009). The treasury of David: Psalms 111-119 (Vol. 5, p. 342). Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software.)
O’ God, my God, Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path. By Thy Spirit, keep my heart’s eyes open and discerning Your path. Give me understanding in Your precepts, wisdom, and commandments that I may clearly see the path of righteousness, truth, and eternal life in Christ Jesus. You have put me on the path to the celestial city, and there I am bound.