In the dark, we use some form of light so that we can find our way. Without the light or the proper light, we try to find our way, with the hopes of not stumbling, falling, or hurting ourselves.
There are all sorts of light; flashlight, candles, light from our phone, light from the light bulb, or nature light from the day light, the sun, the stars and the moon. And there’s that light from within, which we are guided by — our Father.
Not every light will give you the proper light you need to guide you. You can still stumble and fall if your light is dim, and doesn’t shine bright enough for you to see your way clear. But if your light is bright, that doesn’t mean you still won’t stumble, but your chances of stumbling are so much more slimmer.
We listen to others and make them our god, which causes our eyes to become dim to the true light, and that’s when we stumble. There’s nothing wrong with listening to others, just as long as it is in line with the word of God. But, when it does not line up with God’s word, we make all kinds of mistakes, and wonder why things are not working out like we want, or expect.
How long are you going to find your own way, and walk in the darkness? God’s word is our lamp, that gives us the light to guide our footsteps and our path. Let God be the light that shines within you. You are the light of the world — let it shine!
Lamentation said 5:17 (KJV) – for this our heart is faint; for these things our eyes are dim.
Matthew 6:22-23 (KJV) – the light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness.
Psalm 119:105 (KJV) – thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
Matthew 5: 14-16 (KJV) – ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick, and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.