Daily Devotional for Sunday October 22, 2017


Psalm 119:105 (NASB) Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.


There was no way to avoid it. If we wanted to enjoy the day on the lake, we had to go through it. On a recent boating trip, we arrived at the dock to launch our boat. As we examined the water, we found that the algae had bloomed meaning that the surface of the water was covered with a green type of scum. We had to go into it. It would go all over the trailer and the boat. There was not clear path to get through. Today's verse speaks about God's Word. How it is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path. There are many paths in life, some will lead this way and that. Others will lead us nowhere, and some will lead us where we are covered with stuff we would rather not be covered in. However, there is one path that will lead us to an unbelievable relationship with God. That's if we chose to follow the lamp, the light that shines on our path. We can find that path if we choose to open His Word. Otherwise, we may just have to spend a lot of time scrubbing off the scum of the world. As always, it’s a choice. Sure, we went on the boat ride, but we had to pay the price to clean the trailer and boat. God's path is a lot cleaner!


• Personal Application: Continue spending time with the Lord daily. Sow righteousness and reap the fruit of God's unfailing love.

• Family Devotional: Read this chapter to your family. Ask them if anything spoke to them as you read. Talk about their answers and show them that one important aspect of this chapter is that we must continue to spend time with the Lord and keep our hearts focused on His plans and purposes. Pray for them.

TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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