Psalm 119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
The Holy Scriptures say that the world is wicked. The darkness covers it and there is a slight chance to see the light. Readers of God’s words do not wonder about the present situation of the world. They already knew that this earth was given to the wicked and evil doers. Job 9:24 The earth is given into the hand of the wicked: he covereth the faces of the judges thereof; if not, where, and who is he?
Apostle John says, 1Jn 5:19 And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness. This explains the attitudes and the characters of many people nowadays. Some have already forgotten that there is God. Some have chosen to walk on their own ways resulting to give more darkness to this world. It was prophesied before that the people, especially at the end times will be selfish, and as a result, they neglect what really matters to God’s eyes and that is to love one another, they only loved themselves.
See how many people have been blinded by the deceits of the enemy of God,Satan. He blinded them so that the light of the word of God will not shine and people had no chance of knowing them. 2Co 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
But God won’t allow this to happen to everyone. It is God’s will for people to know the truth and be saved. 1Ti 2:3 -4 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. And through His words, which can be found in His scriptures, the light will shine upon those who will seek it and give them light on their paths.
People who give importance and accepted His words have been given the chance to be different from the present attitudes and characters of this world. They do not fell glad about the present situations of this life that we live in, instead, they feel sorrow about, just like the character Lot in the Old Testament who felt bad and lonely upon seeing the sins of Sodom. Are we happy about the present situation of this world? What do we feel when there are wicked things happening around us?
People who accepted the words of God is guided with light, even they are walking in the middle of the darkness of the world, they do not stumble, because the words of God are their lamp, their feet are guided to do what is righteous in the eyes of God as they separate themselves from the sins of this world. Since they are guided, they are always warned not to do the desires of their hearts especially the desires that will contradict the desires and will of God. This was explained by Job, When his candle shined upon my head, and when by his light I walked through darkness; (Job 29:3).
If we say we are of God but the darkness of this world continue to dwell in us, then the word of God is not on us.
If we say we are of God, that we worship Him, but the darkness and the wickedness continue to overcome our weaknesses, then we lack faith and the light of the word of God doesn’t root very well in our being.
If we are truly servants of God, then we let the word of God lead us and not rely on our own understanding. David lets the word of God to lead him always. He always pray to God to send the light and lead him always in everything that he does. Psa 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.
Solomon says, Pro 6:23 For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life: further testifying the words of his father, David. He further explains the word of God and His laws are instructions and are the way of life. This means if there is a way that we people should live, it must be in accordance with the words and instructions of God. Otherwise, we become part of the darkness of the world that we live in.
Indeed, the words of God are instructions and will help us to achieve God’s will even if the world continues to stumble in the dark.
2Ti 3:15-17 And that from the time when you were a child, you have had knowledge of the holy Writings, which are able to make you wise to salvation, through faith in Christ Jesus. Every holy Writing which comes from God is of profit for teaching, for training, for guiding, for education in righteousness: So that the man of God may be complete, trained and made ready for every good work.