When a painter goes to paint a house he makes sure he has the right equipment to get the job done. He will have drop cloths, brushes, rollers, buckets and a host of other things. These tools will help get the job done correctly.
When it comes to spiritual matters one must also have the proper tool in order to get the job done.
Psalm 119:105,130 tells what the proper tool is to get the job done of getting to heaven.
“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.”
If one will let the word of God light their path they will find life can be a bit easier. Those of the world spend their time worrying about tomorrow, looking for peace and never finding it, and many end up never being happy. The woes of life sometime get the best of them. They end up turning to drugs or alcohol some turn to a life of crime some take their lives.
The one who is wise enough to allow his path to be lit by the word of God will come to know true peace and happiness and will not spend hours and days worrying about things.
The light of God’s word will show one how to obtain salvation. It shines brightly to show the love God has for mankind (John 3:16).
When the burden of life gets one down to the point of seeming to be surrounded in darkness, God’s word illuminates the Savior who gave himself for man; “ Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father (John 10:17,18).” It enables man to overcome the darkness of sin and worldliness and to see clearly the way to a better life. When one obeys God, he finds himself surrounded by other Christians upon whom he can turn for help in troubled times.
It tells of God’s plan for man’s redemption through Christ. The book of Acts tells how the people developed faith by God’s word (Rom. 10:17), they then repented of their sins, willing to confess the name of Christ as the Son of God and were immersed in water for the forgiveness of their sins (Acts 2:2247, 8:36-39).
This great lamp shines on the path to be taken by the Christian. Paul wrote, “If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: (Colossians 3:1-17). When Paul wrote to the Church at Colossae, he was wanting them to know how to live their lives in times of trouble and in good times.
This great light from God shows man how to please God. It shows one how to study and develop faith (Rom. 10:17) to turn from sins (Luke 13:3) to be willing to confess Jesus as the Son of God (Matt. 10:32, 33) to be baptized for the remission of our sins (Acts 2:38) and to live for God all our lives (Rev. 2:10b). God has given man the proper tool to use, but man must choose to use it.