Light is pretty important. If you woke up today, and the sun didn't come up, you'd be more than a little disappointed. But sometimes you do have to function in the dark, whether you are active before the crack of dawn, or because you work a late shift. In those cases, you have to bring your own light. Nothing is more fun than walking around in the dark and not exactly knowing where things are, or where you are, or which direction you need to go.
As we go through life, we realize that we are surrounded by darkness of various kinds. There is darkness because of sin, and unbelief, and the fact that people who are doing the wrong things make sure they have a dark environment in which to do evil. The world is a dark place today. A Christian is more aware of the thick darkness once we have come into the light of Christ. But we still have to navigate in this dark realm. At some point today you may feel like you don't know where you are in your walk. Or you may not know exactly where to go. The good thing is, light is very accessible to you. You simply have to turn it on.
The wisdom of God will tell you where you are, and also illuminate the way you should go. This wisdom is neatly contained in what we call the Bible. It is a written form of the Word of God. It is ancient, but timeless. It is about other people, but you will find yourself in it. It is multi-faceted, but singular in purpose. It is a beacon that reveals your current location, and a guiding light for your future journey. It is the revelation of the One who knows you better than you know yourself, and knows everything about the future. This is why it is so important to know the Scripture. Read it. Study it. Memorize it. Quote it. It illuminates your life, and in the process can help you know who you are, and where you should go. And maybe... just maybe, it will fall on someone else, and help them when they aren't even expecting it. Quit trying to figure out your own bearings and stumbling around in the dark. Turn on the light of God's truth.
Light is the difference between hoping you are going in the right direction and seeing that you are going in the right direction. One man who appreciated the value of God's Word put it this way, "Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light on my path." (Psalm 119:105)
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