by Pastor Lester
In ancient times, there were no streetlights as we have them today. Should one be required to be out after dark, they often carried a little clay lamp. The light from these little lamps was only bright enough to light the path in front of you, one step at a time.
Life is often referred to as a path and each of us travel over this path one step at a time. For Jesus’ faithful followers, the path leads to heaven and a life of righteousness.
David the Psalmist helps us remember this principle in Psalms 119:105 where he states, “Thy word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” When we attempt to walk outside the word (God’s Scriptures) we are outside the circle of light and will easily trip and fall. When we live within God’s circle of light, His scriptures, then the path, one step at a time is illuminated before us. Each day our little lamp must have the wick trimmed and new oil added to keep the light shining brightly. We do this when we daily set aside time for personal Bible study and prayer.
Yet we walk upon this path by faith believing that our lamp when properly cared for will never go out. We show others our commitment to this faith by each act of obedience we perform, not because we feel obligated but because we want too.
The world would want us to believe the present age we live in is enlightened, but we live in a dark world, a world clouded by sin and it is only God’s light that can guide us upon this path of life.
So, what do you say about setting sometime apart daily to the study of God’s word and Prayer that our lamps may be trimmed and oil added daily to light the path we must all travel.
note: Typically Midweek Devotional is done by Kim Larsen, but October is a very busy ministry month for us all and she need the time off to prepare a sermon for this coming Sabbath. She should be back next week for Midweek Devotional.