By Min. DJ
The world is in darkness. This society doesn’t have a clue. The whole world is living in the fog, and I don’t mean the “Favor Of God”. The average teen has absolutely no idea why they are here on the earth. They don’t where they are and they certainly can’t see where they’re going. It’s no wonder that many end up running smack into disaster - disastrous relationships, disastrous addictions, and disastrous depression. But you are not the average teen, or at least you don’t have to be. You have a flashlight, and if you’ll just turn it on and shine it into the darkness you will be able to avoid disaster and pursue your destiny with passion and purpose. The Word of God is that light and it has two functions.
"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path."
The first function is similar to a compass because it tells you where you are. You can’t possibly know where you’re going until you know where you are. When people are kidnapped in the movies, what’s the first the thing the bad guy does to the victim? Blindfold them so they won’t know where they are. If they don’t know where they are it will be more difficult for them to escape. We must turn the word of God on ourselves first to see both who we are where we are.
The second function is similar to the fog lights on a car. We mentioned darkness being kind of like fog in the first paragraph. The problem with driving in the fog is that you can’t see what’s ahead until it is right up in front of you. By then, it may be too late to avoid it. So you have to use fog lights to help you see further ahead. When we shine the word of God on our future, we can see if the path we’re on is going to lead us into triumph or trouble. Then we have to turn the steering wheel of our lives in the right direction to avoid what we don’t want and move towards what we do want in our lives.
Practical Application – “So how do I do this today?” I’m glad you asked! Simply ask yourself this question about everything you say and do today – “What does the Bible say about this?” If you don’t know, then it’s your responsibility to find out. Ask one of your parents or a minister at the church for help if you can’t find it in the Bible yourself. Once you know what it says, you have to walk in the light, which basically means to do what you know to do.