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Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
King James Version (KJV)
If you think back to the first chapter of Genesis you might recall that the first creation pronouncement of God was "Let there be Light." (Genesis 1:3). The comparison of light to the Word and to Jesus is a common theme throughout the Bible. When we contemplate on the metaphor of the Word being a "lamp" and "a light unto my path" the meaning is very clear.
The Bible is a book of illumination and guidance. Through careful study of the Word of God many concepts and teachings become more lucid to our understanding. Prayer, meditation, and the reading of the Word is a powerful combination in attaining a greater proximity to God the Father.
When life is thought of as a journey on a path through time, it becomes easier to see the vast history of eternity and how we are all connected by the Word and the promise and hope that can be found within that Word. The Bible is God's voice speaking to us--His Word.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
New International Version (NIV)