The Light of God’s Word Introduction: A star is a marvel of creation. It has a core temperature of millions of degrees and releases massive amounts of energy. Our sun is a star and releases about 70,000 horsepower per square yard. The Bible mentions several stars and constellations: The Bear (Arcturus), Orion, and Pleiades. (Job 9:9) Scripture informs us that Jehovah created the stars on Day 4 to give light on the earth. (Genesis 1:16-19) Body: I. Light · Read Psalm 119:105. · Light is depicted throughout the Scripture as something that is positive, for God is light; (I John 1:5) and He wears light as a garment. (Psalm 104:1-2) · Light is a symbol for the one who brings deliverance. (Isaiah 49:6) as well as a symbol for victory. (Micah 7:8-9) · In our text, light symbolizes guidance. (Psalm 119:130) Just as light illuminates a room when the shades are opened, so God’s Word sheds light in the hearts of believers. · God’s Word is necessary for us to stay on the way of life. (Proverbs 6:23) · Each of us is encouraged to follow the words of Isaiah 2:5 because the Scripture is to be “a light of the people.” (Isaiah 51:4) · Christians are instructed to heed the words of II Peter 1:19. II. Lamp · Our text declares God’s Word is the lamp that lights our path through this dangerous world. · The Bible is a reading lamp. We can read the very thoughts of God. (I Corinthians 2:11-13) · The Bible is a lighthouse lamp which lights up the shore and reveals the hidden rocks that can destroy. (Psalm 119:110) · The Bible is a street lamp which illuminates the shadows of the night and reveals the enemies that hide there. (Psalm 119:93-95) · The Bible is a hand-held lamp that we can easily carry with us and point in any direction that we need. (Psalm 18:28-30) Conclusion: It is no wonder we are instructed to be diligent in our study of God’s Word. Read Revelation 21:22-27.
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