by Jim Perdue

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Turn on the Light (15 of 23)
Series: Life by the Book
Jim Perdue
Psalm 119:105-112

As we continue our study through Psalm 119 this evening we come to one of the most familiar verses in the entire chapter. Psalm 119:105 says, ''Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.'' Chances are, you've heard that verse before. And this verse helps remind us of our theme for this series and this chapter. We are learning to live according to the Word: Life By the Book. And tonight, we come to Psalm 119:105-112 and I want to think about the subject, Turn on the Light. READ TEXT

*Making decisions in the dark can lead to some regrettable consequences. Back in the days before electricity, a tightfisted old farmer was taking his hired man to task for carrying a lighted lantern when he went to call on his best girl. ''Why,'' he exclaimed, ''when I went a-courtin' I never carried one of them things. I always went in the dark.'' ''Yes,'' the hired man said wryly,'' and look what you got!''*

The Word of God enables us to live faithful lives. But just like a light switch on the wall, it does no good if you're not willing to use it. If you never flip the switch on, you'll never see the light. And if you never open the Word and read it, you'll never be able to live a faithful and consistent Christian life.

But here in this text we see what happens when we turn on the light; when we allow the Word of God to enlighten us and direct us. We see what happens when we live our lives according to the divine standards of God's Word.

Sadly, many Christians have an endless source of light at their fingertips; but they choose to never turn on the light. So they walk in darkness and sadness. Tonight, I want to challenge you. Open the Word of God. Read it. Study it. Learn it. Live it. Turn on the light! What happens when I turn on the light?

I know where to go: 105


The author uses two familiar images in verse 105. He shows us that life is a path and ...

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