“Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.” -Psalm 119:105
God’s Word helps us see. The spiritual realm unseen with human eyes is illuminated to eyes of faith. We become aware of the very real spiritual war happening all around us (Ephesians 6:10-18). God reveals Who He is in this cosmic drama unfolding and that He wins in the End. He is The Great I Am, YHWH, Adonai. There are over 200 Hebrew names alone for God in Scripture, not to mention the names and titles for Jesus which bring the number to approximately 700. God has allowed Himself to be known through the Bible. We can know who Elohim is through His Living Word.
God gives us absolute Truth with the Bible to mercifully show us our sin and need of a Savior. Only Jesus Christ the Messiah can redeem the broken, healing our eternal disease of rebellion. In Jesus you can be forgiven completely and forever if you place your faith in His work on the cross to pay your sin debt. Nothing else will do, only the sufficient blood of Jesus (John 14:6).
The Lord also graciously shines truth in the dark corners of man’s heart which need refining. Like a lighthouse beaming over the stormy night sea, the Bible lights the way to steer our tongue, thoughts and actions. The world does not love Jesus and will attempt to throw Christ followers overboard, lost to the sea forever (John 15:18-21). But God will not allow one hair to be harmed on His beloved children without His consent. Can we trust the Lord who is perfectly good, perfectly wise and perfectly loving even in affliction?
His Word will be our anchor, security, hope and salvation. The longer we walk with the Lord, the more our eyes adjust to the brightness of Truth (John 3:19-21). We gain discernment by God’s grace. His precious Book is sure to guide us day by day when we completely trust and obey what it says.
Grace upon grace,