“My son; keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother: Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck. When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleep, it shall keep thee; and when thou awake, it shall talk with thee.”
The Word of God is light and the law. Our understanding of the Word is the light that shines within us and removes the darkness that lived there before we came to Him. It reveals truth and it is the authority to which we submit our wills.
The Law that comes from the Word was manifested in Christ’s redemptive act of love on the cross. All was perfected through Him because we could not adhere to the Law perfectly and we could not carry the light within to perfect our walk. So Christ came as the Light of the World and His gift of eternal life found in His resurrection completed God’s redemptive plan for mankind.
This light we carry once we come to the Father through Christ is continually perfecting our walk. We must keep the Word of God and the instructions that reside therein to equip us for the work He has planned for us. If we bind His Word upon our hearts; it will be our guide. And it will lead us in the paths of righteousness; it shall call out to us “this is the way; walk in it” (Isaiah 30:21).
Prayer: Father we are blessed when we do not walk in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stand in the way of sinners, nor sit in the seat of the scornful. Our delight is in the law of the LORD; and we meditate upon it day and night. We are like a tree planted by the rivers of water and as we abide we bring forth your fruit in our lives at the appointed time. We will not wither as we keep your commandments. How precious are your thoughts toward us, O God! How great is the sum of them! If we should try to count them, they are more in number than the sand. When we sleep you are there and when we awake you are still with us. Oh, how precious is your love toward us that we are ever in your care. Thank you for this confidence in the Light of your Word. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.
Connie Renfro ©