The Bible is a guidebook to guide us in how we live our life, and to instruct us in the many decisions we must make as Christians. In order to successfully fill our duties in this life, we MUST follow our guidebook!
If we became lost in a dark forest or jungle and had a guidebook, we would be stupid to try to find our way out without studying the guide. But how many times do we as Christians try to live our Christian life without studying the guidebook? “For this God is our God forever and ever: He will be our guide even until death.” (Psalm 48:14) God guides us through His Word. Unless we constantly seek His Word, we will not be ready for the decisions we must daily make.
The Bible is our lamp that will shine on our pathway. If we were to go out on a dark night without any source of light to see our path ahead, we would trip and fall, breaking our neck or something else. If we try to live in this dark world without our lamp, we will fall flat on our faces very quickly. “Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” (Psalm 119:105) “My son, keep thy father’s commandment…For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light.” (Psalm 6:20,23)
When we faithfully study the Word of God, we can see where to go, and where not to go, what to do and what not to do. It is important to point out that many times the Bible only reveals what we need to know for each day. As a lamp only shines a little way down the trail, we learn just enough from that light to allow us to make it the next step. And each step we take, the light shines further ahead.