“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.” Psalm 119:105 KJV
Psalms is a beautiful collection of songs or poems speaking directly and capturing the heart- thoughts of the Old Testament people of the time. They are songs of praise and songs of sadness. The Psalms were written by several authors, so you are able to read and feel the different emotions felt by the different authors. For the month of January, the contributors of Sow & Gather are drawing inspiration from the book of Psalms.
Music transcends all generations. Many of the songs we hear in Christian music today are taken straight from verses in the Bible. Many of the songs that I grew up singing in church were taken straight from the Scriptures. I didn’t realize at the time that I was actually singing God’s Word! What makes music special is how a particularly meaningful song takes you back to a memory of a time or place. It’s as if you’re transported to that moment and time stands still.
I can remember growing up before Christian music became popular, listening to Amy Grant sing the words to “Thy Word.” For all the years that I have belted out that song, I never gave much thought to the actual lyrics or how it ties back to the actual verse in Psalm 119:105.
This particular chapter is the longest in the entire Bible. What is unique about the chapter is that it is a poem about God’s law. Now, I don’t know about you, but singing about rules and ordinances is not my idea of poetic beauty. However, when you listen to the words of the entire chapter you understand that this is not merely a list of rules to follow, but it is a beautiful tribute to God and His protection over us as His people.
Psalm 119 verse 105 describes how God’s instructions are a lamp shining on our feet, helping us as we navigate various daily decisions. His word is our flashlight guiding us down life’s path, and without Him we would be wandering around in total darkness, unable to find our way. We would be lost.
Like the lyrics in the song Thy Word by Amy Grant, “When I feel afraid, and think I've lost my way. Still, You're there right beside me. Nothing will I fear As long as You are near; Please be near me to the end.” With God as our guide, lighting our path through His word, we have nothing to fear because He will be walking right beside us.
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Listen to the song, Thy Word, and think about how God’s word is your light.
Dear God, thank You for Your Words of truth that help to keep us grounded and moving in Your direction for our lives. Thank You for lighting our path and keeping us safe. We have nothing to fear because You are walking beside us each and every day. AMEN.
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