Imagine walking down a street in an unfamiliar area during the darkest hours of the night without any light. More than likely, you’d find yourself tripping over disproportioned sidewalks or stumbling in hidden potholes. Furthermore, imagine the torment and sheer fear you’d feel if you heard the sound of an approaching animal or the heavy footsteps of a potential robber; but, it’s too dark to run! Your safety would be compromised simply because you’re unable to see in darkness.
Unfortunately, the same applies for many of us who decline to shed the light of the Word on our daily lives. Our days can be filled with dark moments and we risk encountering severe, spiritual dangers. The solution is the Word of God. In Psalm 119:105, it teaches us that the Word is a lamp unto our feet, and a light unto our path. The lamp is placed upon my feet because it is crucial for me to see where I set them. The light is placed upon my path because it is imperative to know the direction I am heading. If our day begins with illumination from the Word, the enemy’s traps, snares and ambushes become so much more visible to us.
Throughout our day, we will remember not to accept carnal, ungodly advice because our day has been illuminated by the Word, and we know blessed is the man who walks NOT in the counsel of the ungodly (Psalm 1:1). Throughout our day, we will remember not to allow filthy speech to ruin our witness because our day has been illuminated by the Word, and we know that Ephesians says, “Let no wicked communication proceed from my mouth.” (Eph 4:29). Throughout our day, we will remember that we don’t have to fall into temptation because our day has been illuminated by the Word, and we know if we look closely we’ll find an escape route because the Word says, “God is faithful and with the temptation He will make a way of escape” (1 Cor. 10:13).
Psalm 63:1 says, “O God, You are my God; early will I seek You.” If morning devotions & time in the Word isn’t a part of your daily, morning routine, let’s accept the challenge of waking up each morning and preparing for our daily journey by allowing the illuminating, luminous Word of God to be a lamp unto our feet, and a light unto our path. Try it; it makes a tremendous difference!