By Pastor Dr. Ronnie W. Wolfe
As we walk along as believers in this dark, sinful, and wicked world, we certainly do need a lamp and a light to guide our way. Jesus is the way (John 14:60), and he is the Light of the world (John 8:12; 9:5).
There is also another light that is somewhat more physical to us than Jesus, whom we cannot see. That other light is God's word, the Bible. It is a lamp that is lit by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit (2 Peter 1:21) and continues to burn: Proverbs 6:23 For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:
We need specific direction to know wisdom and instruction, and we need to see the right way as we go. Only through the word of God can we be sanctified, John 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
Notice the connection in light and truth:
Psalms 43:3 O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.
John 3:21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
Without this lamp and light of God, where would we be, where would we go, what would we do? We know not the path we take or the way before us, but God knows: Job 23:10 But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold. He knows, and he will lead us, not into temptation, but beside still waters and in the paths of righteousness (Psalm 23).