The Word Directs

Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. NIV

The entire Psalm was my reading this morning, and vs.105 stuck. I began cross-referencing and came across this commentary. I love how this statement is so fitting for the world we live in today! I transformed these words into a prayer, then printed it out and put it in my prayer journal.

The word of God directs us in our work and way, and a dark place indeed the world would be without it. The commandment is a lamp kept burning with the oil of the Spirit, as a light to direct us in the choice of our way, and the steps we take in that way. The keeping of God's commands here meant, was that of a sinner under a dispensation of mercy, of a believer having part in the covenant of grace. The psalmist is often afflicted; but with longing desires to become more holy, offers up daily prayers for quickening grace. We cannot offer any thing to God, that he will accept but what he is pleased to teach us to do. To have our soul or life continually in our hands, implies constant danger of life; yet he did not forget God's promises nor his precepts. Numberless are the snares laid by the wicked; and happy is that servant of God, whom they have not caused to err from his Master's precepts. Heavenly treasures are a heritage for ever; all the saints accept them as such,
therefore they can be content with little of this world. We must look for comfort only in the way of duty, and that duty must be done. A good man, by the grace of God, brings his heart to his work, then it is done well.

About this commentary:
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible is available in the Public Domain.
Have an amazing day ~Melanie

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