Weekly Pursuit – Week 4 of August

Aug 27, 2015 by

Verse:

Psa. 119:105 “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”
119:130 ”The opening of Your words gives light, imparting understanding to the simple.”

Excerpts:

Whenever we come to the Word, we come to the light, because the Word is the embodiment of God, and God is light (1 John 1:5). When you stand under the light of the sun, you do not need to receive light, for you are already in the light. Likewise, when we come to the Word with a proper attitude, we have the sense that we are in the light and under the light and are not merely receiving light. Then, the whole Bible in our experience becomes a book of light. No matter where we may be in our reading, we sense that the Bible is a shining light.

As the embodiment of God, the unique light, the Word of God is a shining light. This light is actually God Himself in the Word. Because the Word is the condensation of the divine light, we enter into an atmosphere of light whenever we come to the Word. This is like entering into a lighted room. When we are in a lighted room, we do not simply receive light, but we are in a realm of light.

〔Psa. 119:130 indicates〕the Word of God has an entrance. This means that the Bible has an opening, a gate. According to my experience, the bar to this gate is not on the inside, but on the outside. It is on our side of the gate. This means that if the gate is closed, we are the ones who have closed it.

In verse 105 the psalmist says a practical word about light: “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” This is not a matter of doctrine or teaching, but of experience in the daily life of the psalmist. Step after step in his daily life, the Word was his light.

Psalm 19:8b says, “The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.” This verse indicates that God’s living Word enlightens our eyes. If we do not sense that we are in light when we come to the Word, this is a sign that our condition is not right. It is not adequate simply to pray that the Lord will give us light. We need to humble ourselves, have a thorough dealing with the Lord, and ask Him to have mercy on us. (Life-Study of Exodus, Chapters 53&54)

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