A Lamp Unto My Feet, A Light Unto My Path
My husband and I moved to Arizona to be near family. Initially, my husband wanted to go to Florida to be near the coral wreaths. He loves fish. But, my husband is a ‘happy-go-lucky’ type man. He is happy anywhere as long as he feels a little financial secure. He suffered many setbacks as a younger man, losing over a million in the stock crash of August 31, 1998 when the DOW dropped 551 points. He was passed over in his job position many times when he should have been promoted. Dave is a genius. They all knew it at his corporation but jealousy is always a factor in the mix. He’s just super smart. BUT, he is super nice and ‘nice guys finish last’ in this lousy world.
I urged my husband to move to Arizona and here we have been, in the desert for 10 years because I HAD to be near my family.. Although it is bright with sun in this desert, ….its really dark…. spiritually…. in my opinion..I should have followed David’s urge to be in the South..A woman should let her husband lead the way, ‘happy-go-lucky’ or not. I was wrong.
To the gist: “Lamp to our feet is small”
Why would the Psalmist say such a thing? Psalms 119: 105 – Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Why? Because we live in a dark world, filled with lies, confusion, corruption, evil politicians, terrible leadership, money hungry morons, child molesters, rapists, feminists, militant gays and so forth. Its DARK out there.
A lamp to your feet would be a small lamp because we would not be able to carry large ones since we are held in our flesh by roughly 5 to 6 feet in height. So, the lamp is small. Why would you need a ‘lamp to your feet?’ We already have the sun! Its so dark and cruel in this world, we just have NO clue how dark it really is. Its not ‘nice’, it is not a ‘wonderful world’… That song is a lie. The only thing really wonderful about life is babies, youth, flowers and animals. Life is filled with many disappointments.. Its how we HANDLE this life is what matters. How we react to the situations around us with that small light.
God puts a lamp to our feet…and it is a SMALL lamp.
In the NT, Jesus says that ‘if you have faith as a mustard seed, you can move mountains’. God isnt into the ‘big’ lights. He is into small. Smaller is harder because it requires trust. And, NOBODY really ‘trusts’ God. We just don’t. We don’t have the mental capacity to trust anything we can’t see. We’re trapped in this body.
The word shows you the WAY TO GO. It shows you, not always how to get there but how to walk thru the muck and mire of life’s disappointments. The word is a small light in this world of darkness. Not a big light. But, it CAN get bigger the more you look to God.
Think of yourself hunched over with that small light. Envision yourself walking with that small light in the dark. You now see how you can’t walk fast? You have to feel around you? That’s life if you believe. Don’t do this ‘fast’. Be careful around people and situations…’feel your way’. See? The word of God is our ONLY brightness.
I hope you envisioned what I am saying because I can’t write more now. Lol.