Psalms 18:28-29 “28 For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness. 29 For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall” (KJV).
David reminds us of a great promise here. I have found it beneficial to ask lots of questions when I read and study Scripture. I also read the verses multiple times; placing emphasis on different portions of the text each time I read it. Typing this made me think about doing a teaching series on studying the Bible. Something I may work on for the future. But for now, let me share what the Lord has shown me today.
When I think of a lit candle, I picture the dim flickering light that is produced. When my wife and I have a power outage in our home, we have plenty of scented candles throughout the house to light. We light the candles in order to navigate and continue our day or night.
As we navigate through life, we are bound to have moments of darkness. We can all remember times when things were just not going as we had planned. Or maybe you are experiencing that right now. When we focus on the Lord, placing him at the forefront of our thoughts and actions; we allow him to light the candle of our lives. If we try to light the candle, it may not be bright enough. All we have to do is find a candle; He will illuminate it for us.
Think of it like this – Have you ever tried to find a verse in the Bible to prove a point, have you ever tried to force something out of it. Trying to find a verse that will provide comfort for someone, but it just doesn’t fit or make sense to the person? That is what happens when “we” light the candle.
On the Other Side…
Have you ever been talking with someone and the Holy Spirit allowed the perfect verse to come to mind; then you share it with the other person, they light up and find immediate comfort. Reading and studying His word, allows us the opportunity to store up an emergency supply of candles. When the lights go out – He will light the candles and provide us the ability to see. How bright will depend on the amount of candles we have stored up.
Once He lights the candle, we will be able to navigate through the battles we face. As David states “run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall”. What a beautiful and bright candle to keep ready… But the candles not only help us personally, they also help us share His truth to others.
Psalms 119:105 “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path” (KJV).
The Silent Preacher