Week 2, Day 5

The Precious Word of God, Message Two
The Bible—God’s Breathing
Day 5

C. Light—the Holy Scripture not only dispels the confusion but also furnishes divine light and revelation

2  Peter 1:19   And we have the prophetic word made more firm, to which you do well to give heed as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.

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

Ephesians 5:8   For you were once darkness but are now light in the Lord; walk as children of light

Use the outline points, verses and hymn above for your prayer to spend time with the Lord in the Word in the morning. After your prayer time, jot down in your notebook one or two things that the Lord touched you with.


Reading portion

Light is in the Word of God

Since life rests with light, with what then does light rest? From the Bible we see that light rests with the Word of God. This is also a great principle in the Bible. Psalm 119:105 says, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.’’ And verse 130 says, “The opening of thy words giveth light.’’ These verses show us that light rests indeed with the Word of God. Therefore if we want to obtain light, we must obtain the Word of God. Whenever we obtain the Word of God, we obtain light. The reason we do not have light is that we lack the Word of God.

The Word of God we speak of here does not refer to the written word in the Bible, but to the word the Holy Spirit speaks to us from within. The Bible is God’s written Word; this is certainly correct. But such a Word, composed of mere fixed letters, does not have the power of shining light and cannot be light to us. However, when the Holy Spirit reveals anew the word of the Bible, opening and quickening it to us, the Word then has the power of shining light and can be our light.

Light is the Inner Sense of Life

In the old creation God commanded the light to shine outwardly, but in the new creation, God Himself has shined into our hearts (2 Cor. 4:6). When we talk about light, we are not talking about the light outside of us, but we are speaking of God as light shining inside of us. This light actually is the sense of life.

What we are in our self is different from what He is. He loves, while we hate. He is holy, while we are worldly. He is righteous, while we are unrighteous. He exposes us for what we are, which is not what He is. This is the inner sense of life. For example, you may say something to criticize or joke about your brother. The Lord did not say it, but the law of sin in your flesh made you say it. Right away, you may feel that was wrong. That sensation is light, the inner sense of life. What do you do now? All you have to do is to say, “O Lord Jesus, forgive me. That was not You speaking. Fill me up with Yourself.’’ As you are praying according to the light, the Lord forgives you, cleanses you and grows in you so that you are more conformed to the image of Christ.

(Lesson Book, Level 4: Life – Knowing and Experiencing Life, Chapter 4)