Light unto my feet

Sharpened by the Word

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

I’m wondering how you are doing on taking the challenge to memorize the Word of God.  Maybe some of you are wondering why it’s so important!  Maybe some of you wonder why you should take time to commit Scripture to memory.  Well, I want to dive in to Scripture to show you how powerful the Word of God can be in your life.

The above verse tells us that the Word of God is a lamp to our feet and light to our path.  God’s Word lights our path.  It gives us guidance and direction.  It teaches us how to walk uprightly and how to align our thoughts with God’s thinking.  We are constantly being bombarded by this world’s standards.  There is only one way to fight back and that is through the Word of God.

“For the word of God is living and active.  Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow, it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12)

The Word of God is active.  It sharpens us daily when we read it and put it into practice.  It prepares us for the battles we face and gives us the strength to fight victoriously.  Your sword for battle can only stay sharpened if you take time to sharpen it.  Look at a knife in your knife set.  They too need to be sharpened.  How much more does your sword in the Spirit need to be sharpened, as it is used daily?  Will you stay sharp for the Lord?

“You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.” (Isaiah 26:3)

The way to obtain perfect peace is to keep our minds on Christ.  The only way to keep our minds steadfast on God’s work is through His Word.  We must renew our minds daily and wash it with the Word of God.  The world will continue to bombard you with it’s thoughts and ideas for you.  You can overcome it all by reading God’s Word and applying it.

Here is some great insight from a book called, “100 Bible Verses ~ Everyone Should know by Heart”.

“Restoring the art of Scripture memory is crucial for us, our churches, and children.  It’s vital for mental and emotional health and for spiritual well-being.  Thought it’s as easy as repeating words aloud, it’s as powerful as acorns dropping into furrows in the forest.  It makes the Bible portable; you can take it with you everywhere without packing it in purse or briefcase.  It makes Scripture accessible day and night.  It allows God’s Word to sink into your brain and permeate your subconscious and even your unconscious thoughts. It gives you a word to say to anyone, in and out of season.  It fills your heart and home with the best thoughts ever recorded.  It saturates the personality, satiates the soul, and stockpiles the mind.  It changes the atmosphere of every family and alters the weather forecast of every day.”  ~Robert J. Morgan

Challenge:  Read Hebrews 4

Apply the Word:  What was the last verse you memorized?  How did God use this verse in your life?  What verses have been meaningful to you and helped you be victorious in the Christian life?

Memory Verse:  John 3:16-17

Dear Father God, I pray I will never take for granted the opportunity I have to read Your Word freely.  Help me to appreciate the freedom that I have in this country to read the Word of God, memorize it, and apply it.  I pray for my brothers and sisters in other countries who have had this right taken from them.  I pray a hedge of protection around them and pray You will continue to light their path.  May the words they have memorized continue to come to life for them!  In Jesus Name, Amen

God’s Word is a Lamp unto My Feet,

2 replies
    • Sarah
      Sarah says:

      Thank you Desiray for continuing to share such great insight! I found the verse you are talking about! I love it!

      “Is not my word like fire,” declares the Lord, “and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?”
      ~Jeremiah 23:29

      That’s so powerful! I will be packing this Scripture away into my memory bank! Thank you!


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