"A Lamp to My Feet…"
“A Lamp to My Feet…”
A new stanza in Psalm 119.
A very familiar verse...105.
Note the immediate context.
Remember the overall previous context.
105 Your word is a lamp to my feet
and a light to my path.
106 I have sworn an oath and confirmed it,
to keep your righteous rules.
107 I am severely afflicted;
give me life, O Lord, according to your word!
108 Accept my freewill offerings of praise, O Lord,
and teach me your rules.
The Word of God lights our path.
It illumines our way.
Anything other lighting will lead to destruction.
The Psalmist had sworn an oath to keep the righteous rules of the Lord.
He had confirmed this oath...by his actions.
We learn more of the Psalmist’s circumstances.
He was severely afflicted.
He cried out to the Lord to give him life.
He based this cry upon the Word of the Lord...the Promises of the Lord…the Precepts of the Lord...etc.
He then cries out to the Lord to accept his freewill offerings of praise.
Not the offerings of the Law.
Not mandated offerings.
Praise of the heart.
He continues to ask the Lord to teach him.
Do we respond in this manner in times of affliction and trial?
Do we cry to the Lord for life?
Do we seek for more teaching and understanding from the Lord?
Most within the professing Body of Christ do not.
They walk away.
They give greater attention to the circumstance (this is idolatry) than they do God.
May we not do so.