How is God’s Word an Unflickering Light to our feet

How is God’s Word an Unflickering Light to our feet


Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and light unto my path. Psalm 119:105(KJV)

One of the first verses I rote memorized as a little child was Psalm 119:105. I had no idea what it meant at that time but till today I can say this verse with my eyes closed.


God's Word is a Light to my feet. A study on one my favorite childhood verse. We will see what the Bible says about "God's Word", " "Lamp", "Light", and our "feet"

The only difference is that today, I can visualize using a lamp or a flashlight to take my next step when the lights are all off without stumbling over. I remember reading somewhere that “darkness is the absence of Light”, and therefore Light is important in our Christian walk.

We will be breaking down key words from this beautiful verse, and will do a small study on them using the God’s Word.


God’s Word is God-Breathed or God-inspired word. It teaches us, convicts us of our sins, and trains us in righteousness to live an honorable life in favor of God and Man.

(2 Timothy 3:16-17). It is also an eternal Word settled in Heaven, and stands unchangeable (Psalm 119:89).

Lord Jesus Christ Himself said that “All Scriptures testify of Him, and it has eternal life” (John 5:39).


A Lamp sheds light just enough for the very next step or two, while a Light can light up our entire path. I love this verse so much that I put it this way :

The lamp and the light does important two things –

1.SHOW us OUR WAY: Jesus says, “I am the way, the truth, and the life, No one comes to the Father but through me”(John 14:6,KJV)

2. LIGHT OUR WAY : Jesus says ,” I am the light of the world, he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. (KJV)


When we study God’s Word, we get a clear picture of where the Lord wants our feet to be. In Psalm 1:1, the verses begin by stating that a man or a woman who does not walk in the counsel of the ungodly is favored by God. God will deliver our feet from stumbling and from being a stumbling block to others if we let Him be the Lord of our lives. God’s Word will convict us of the darkness in our lives, and ‘guide our feet into way of peace’

Meditate :Where is our stand and walk today? Does it please God?

Do we use our feet to flee sin or do we stand around in the path of sinners?

1.  For thou hast delivered my soul from death: wilt not thou deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living? Psalm 56:13(KJV)

2.     To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace. Luke 1:79(KJV)

3.     He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. Psalm 40:2(KJV)


          It is so easy to choose the wrong paths in our life, and ruin the relationship we have with God. How often do we examine the paths we have taken at the feet of Jesus, and realize the dark consequences that will follow us. When we acknowledge God, and seek His Will, He will show us the path to take next. As we tread through this wilderness, weary of the troubles that have befallen upon us, and lost our path ; God will lead us by the straight path to the city of our habitation.

Meditate : Is there a sin God has shed light upon that we refuse to confess?

Do we acknowledge God to direct our paths?

1.     In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths Proverbs 3:6(KJV)

2.     The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.Psalm 37:23(KJV)

3.  And he led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation.Psalm 107:7 (KJV)

Click here for the printable graphic for Psalm 119_105 

I have included  as a free printable for you, my wonderful readers. Do comment below and let me know how this verse and printable blessed your life today.

Psalm 119:105 bible verse

God’s Word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path –(Psalm 119:105,KJV)

Until we meet again here,



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About Diana

I am a daughter, sister, wife, and mom to my triplets. Each of these God given roles have shaped me to be the woman I am today. My blog is about how I have found God to be alive in me through the lessons I keep on learning each day. Through the storms and songs in the darkest hour I saw God standing with me.
Christianity is not a religion to me but a personal relationship I have with my Creator who so freely gave His life for me .
Dear Friend, I pray that you too will know this Savior who died not only for your SINS but also for all your SORROWS on the Cross. May you be found in HIM.

Philippians 3:14 (KJV) I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

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  1. Di its an amazing verse .. Which u elaborated few topics on it.. Even I learned that verse during my 10 exams.. N thank u for such a good way to determine where we are n what we are doing…. Wonderful time to self examine….

  2. Beautifully presented…I rembr d song sung by Amy Grant..truely His word is an unflickering lamp at times of darkness..loneliness .emptiness…and trials…also a hope for tomorrow….may God use you more in d coming days

  3. Thank you for this really important verse and unpacking it so diligently for us, Diana! I do love the verse and how it testifies to the Power of God’s Word. It reminds me and encourages me to dive deeply into the Bible more. Thank you for giving me this devotion through your post tonight, dear sister. <3

  4. Diana. I am thankful that you visted my site today. Your visit has led me here to read this fantastic post! The truths you share in discussing such an important verse for every Christian is just beautiful. I will be sharing with my followers and on my inspiration board. I love so many verses in Psalms 119 , but this reminds us that God is near. It has been such a pleasure to “meet” you today. Your post really blessed me. Have a fantastic week and blessings to you this Mother’s day weekend.

    1. Thank you brother for stopping by here,and for those wonderful comments. Psalm 119 :105 is packed with so many truths about God’s Word ,and Jesus being our Light that I had to share them . It was my pleasure as well to virtually meet you via Marva. Thank you for sharing this post. May God’s name be ever glorified


  5. I love that made the distinction between a lamp and a light. What a great visualization on how we are called to trust in the Lord. Thank you for the reminder this morning.

  6. Thank the Lord for guiding me every step of the way. His light exposes and illuminates. What a comfort it is to know that He is all knowing.
    “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.”
    ‭‭John‬ ‭1:5‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    1. Thank you Natalie for the wonderful comment. God is the Word and the Light in our life, exposing and shining each and every detail in our life. God bless,

  7. I’m so grateful for the lamp and light that God has shown on my path through the years. And continues to shine. Sometimes I’d prefer a big floodlight to see a bigger area, but trusting that he knows best! Thanks for sharing details on this verse, Diana.

  8. Great post, Diana. So much to say about our greatest, unfailing weapon against the enemy. Victorious life in Jesus is a life propelled by Scriptures. Thanks for linking up today at #RechargeWednesday. Blessings!

  9. Diana,
    Years ago I read Stormie Omartian’s book, Just Enough Light For the Step I’m On. It was powerful. I think you’d like it. Such a great reminder that we need to stay close enough to Him to stay in the light 🙂
    Praying you sense the anointing of the Holy Spirit as you write. I was your neighbour yesterday at #HeartEncouragement but just had time to read your post today.
    Be Blessed & Refreshed,
    ~Sherry Stahl

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