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a new facet…

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

Psalm 119:105 ESV

His Word continually surprises me… its depth… its treasures…

Even in this verse… one I thought well studied… I find a new facet…

A definition of the original Hebrew… the word translated as lamp… there is something new to see…

נִיר (nîr): n.[masc.]… chosen rulership, presence, formally, lamp, i.e., the reigning presence of an heir, with a special focus to keep or guard something, as a figurative extension of a lamp that gives light (as in the Temple)…

–Dictionary of Biblical Languages with Semantic Domains: Hebrew (Old Testament) (Oak Harbor: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 1997).

Your Word is… a lamp to my feet… can also be rendered… Your Word is… a chosen rulership to my feet…

Jesus… the Word made flesh… when we follow Him… He is our Lamp… Ruler… Presence… which lights our way…

He reigns with a special focus to keep and guard us…

Following Him… letting His Word rule our lives… turns our darkness… into light…

For it is you who light my lamp; the Lord my God lightens my darkness.

Psalm 18:28 ESV

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What lamp are you using to light your path…? Is it leading you into…? or away from…? darkness…?

Only One… shines… true…

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