Psalm 119:105 Thy Word is a Lamp unto my feet, and a Light unto my path.
John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father), full of grace and truth.
What did the people do before Scripture was printed and available to the “common man”? How would your life be different if you were not permitted to have your own copy of the Word?
Now with individuals having the Word on the cell phone, tablet, laptop, not to mention, in print, it is difficult often times NOT to take our access for granted.
Take a look around, there may very well come a day when there is not the freedom to own a Bible. Now at many work places, it is either highly restricted or banned altogether, for the sake of “coexistence”. Yes, others (non-Christians) want to “co-exist”, so we are stripped of our rights in order to accommodate those who find Christianity “offensive” or “judgmental”.
Psalm 119:11 says, “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.”
Only God knows if His children will see a day when liberties in (now) the United States, to own a Bible, is considered a crime or speaking the Name of Christ will be punishable by death.
Are you ready? Are you willing to proclaim the same faith in Christ you do among your brothers and sisters in Christ on Sunday if you or your children faced a firing squad, demanding you to renounce your Lord?
If it came down to it, would we be able to call to memory, verses to talk to an unbeliever about Christ? Have we studied Scripture enough to accurately pass on to future generations? Do we walk closely enough with the Savior to have His Gift of the Holy Spirit guide us into teaching the Word without manipulating or heavily paraphrasing? What about the gift of discernment? We must know the Truth to realize when we are being taught or told a lie.
Author and Perfector
Thank You for the absoluteness of Truth
Thank You for the certainty of Your Word
We can count on You
You are the same, yesterday, today and always
Praise Your Holy Name
You are unchanging!
You Word is a lamp unto our feet
You light our paths for as far as we need to see
We do not need to rush ahead, lest we stumble in the darkness
Neither should we lag behind in our past
Father, You hold on to us
So we can keep in step with You
Abide in You and
You in us
In John 15:4-5, Lord, You say, ” Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in Me.”
When we know You, we know the Word
Likewise, by studying the Scriptures, we better know You.
In the Name of Jesus
We ask for godly
Willingness to forgive
Determination to grow, follow and obey Your will
“Thy Word Is A Lamp Unto My Feet”
“If Loving God Was A Crime”