Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path. I’ve promised it once, and I’ll promise it again: I will obey your righteous regulations. I have suffered much, O Lord; restore my life again as you promised. Lord, accept my offering of praise, and teach me your regulations. My life constantly hangs in the balance, but I will not stop obeying your instructions. The wicked have set their traps for me, but I will not turn from your commandments. Your laws are my treasure; they are my heart’s delight. I am determined to keep your decrees to the very end. Psalm 119: 105-112
On any given day a man has more choices to make than resources allow. How does a guy make the right choice?
I’ll never forget a funny moment I had when my wife called me to tell me she was lost. There was a great sense of panic on the other side of the phone as she asked me which way she should turn next. I proceeded to ask her, “where are you.” She had no idea where she was, and we both realized I could not help her find her way. Navigation is only possible if you can determine where you currently are. This is called a position fix.
God’s Word is the only reliable position fix. You know you’ve wandered into a dark room stumbling over everything in your path. Light gives your eyes the ability to see your location so that you can make your way through an otherwise unnavigable situation. This is precisely why the psalmist calls God’s Word a lamp and a light. You’ll also notice the resolve, the determination to keep God’s Word “to the very end.” This biblical writer had an immutable position fix.
DO THIS TODAY: Write out Psalm 119:105 and place it somewhere you will see it often.