Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.— Psalms 119:105
I was rushing out of the house for a Women’s Bible Study and couldn’t find the book we were studying. I hollered to my husband, “Where’s the book for my Bible study?” He replied, “Wouldn’t that be your Bible?” His question made me think about the last time I went to a Bible study where we only went through Scripture. It actually made me wonder where my Bible was even located as I now mostly use the Bible application on my smart phone.
There are so many wonderful books that are full of wisdom. But we can never let the dust settle on our Bibles, the absolute source for knowledge and wisdom that can only be found in God’s Word. I recently overheard a conversation of two women talking about one of these scholars and writers and listened to one of them proclaim, “He doesn’t need to use the Bible. He uses logic”. This type of thinking is so pervasive in our culture as evidence by our Bibles getting pushed to the back of the bookshelf and over run by our own fallible “truth”.
Or sometimes I find when I go to God’s word it is used to support my own ideals, political views, etc. I can sit and listen to folks argue all types of political, theological, and philosophical “truths” and use the Bible to support the view points on all sides. It often leaves me spinning and confused.
Until next time, please join me in dusting off the Bible and placing it as “a lamp unto my feet and light unto my path.”
Dr. Beth Ackerman is the Associate Dean, School of Education, at Liberty University. To learn more about Liberty University, click here.
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