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The Word, A Lamp Unto My Feet

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.  —  Psalm 119:105 (ESV)

Such a beautiful verse!  God’s Word, His written Word, our Bible is a lamp unto our feet.  And not just His written Word, but the Word that was with God from the beginning, our Lord Jesus.

I see from this verse that the Word has two purposes.  It lights our path, constantly showing us what is ahead so that we may not stray from His way of righteousness.  But it is up to us to stay on the path, and not veer off to the right or left, into the shadows and darkness that leads away from the way of our Lord.

His Word is also a lamp for our feet.  The image here is interesting, and different from the overall lighting of our path.  With a lamp constantly at our feet, we are able to see the next step we are to take, maybe even the next two, but the lamp does not light our way so that we can see the next five or ten steps we will be taking.  No, the lamp is at our feet, lighting only the immediate way before us.

And the lamp that lights our way and lights our path is The Word of God.  If we are not reading the Word, the Light will fade, and we will quickly find ourselves stumbling around in darkness.  We could even think of His Word as oil for our lamps.  The more oil we have, or the more we immerse ourselves in His Word, the more brightly our lamp will burn, and the more clearly we will discern the way that The Lord has made for us.


September 14, 2012 - Posted by | Faith, God's Word | , , ,


  1. Hi. LOVE your blog! I’m asking on behalf of a friend, if I may use your photograph. She has a Christian site but she is worried about using copyrighted photos (doesn’t want to get sued).

    Comment by gilliansnotebook | February 14, 2016 | Reply

    • Thank you for the compliment. I really appreciate it. I just try to do what the Lord seems to be leading me to do.

      I have to admit though, I am not certain of the origin of this picture. But I do not believe it to be copyrighted.

      God bless!

      Comment by johnconstitution | February 15, 2016 | Reply

  2. Hi John,

    Your article was too helpful and encouraging not to share. So I’ve featured it on my blog: http://aeon01.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=187&action=edit&message=6&postpost=v2

    I’ve long been haunted by the Lord’s parable of the wise and foolish virgins…your article shed some much needed light on this and gave me hope and encouragement.

    Thank you so much & God bless you! 🙂


    Comment by aeon01 | June 27, 2013 | Reply

    • Naomi,

      I want to thank you as well for your words of encouragement. May our Lord bless you as well!

      In Christ,

      Comment by johnconstitution | July 7, 2013 | Reply

  3. We featured this post here,God Bless!
    May he gain glory and souls!!

    Comment by TedraSharonLamoureux (@TeaRoseWon) | September 14, 2012 | Reply

    • Thank you Sharon, you are very kind.

      God bless you in all you do,

      Comment by johnconstitution | September 15, 2012 | Reply

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