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Flashlights Keep You from Stumbling

Flashlights Keep You from Stumbling

The light on a smart phone enables me to have a flashlight with me. It sure comes in handy. Stumbling in the dark is not my favorite thing to do. So I turn on a light.

The light enables me to see the snack I am looking for late at night. It also enables me to see the chair I would have probably stubbed my toe on, therefore avoiding throbbing pain.
The Bible is now held by fewer and fewer people as God’s word. But I still hold to the Bible as the inspired word of God true for all people at all times. Centuries ago the Psalmist wrote, “Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light on my path” (Psalm 119:105 CSB).

God’s word enables us to see the blessings God has for us. It tells us that salvation is made possible by God through His Son Jesus Christ. What a blessing! God did everything for us when Jesus died for our sins and conquered death through His resurrection. No other religion, belief, or enlightenment can do that.

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus described the blessings of following Him in the spiritual kingdom He brought to earth. “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for the kingdom of heaven is theirs” (Matthew 5:3). Blessings are for those who see their spiritual bankruptcy and chose Jesus as Savior. He goes on to shine a light on more blessings.

If you walk in the dark and ignore God’s word, then you can fall into a pit of dishonesty, sexual immorality, or bitterness. Every human being is at their core a sinner. Yes, I know, some say mankind is basically good. But again the Bible shines a light on that and says, “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).

So are you walking in the darkness of the bad advice of those in this world or are you walking in the light of Jesus has provided for us and using God’s word to navigate life?
Father in heaven, thank-you for sending Jesus to be the Light of the World. Direct our paths by the light of your word so we may love and obey You and avoid the pitfalls of this dark world.

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