Monday, October 19, 2009

Stumbling along

John 11:10

"But at night there is danger of stumbling, because they have no light."

Once again, the need for light! We all need the light, yearn for the light, desire the light ~ so why do we at times run from the light and stumble?

I had to look at original word meanings again and it makes it so much clearer.

Walk which is the word used in most translations - peripath which means to make one's way

Stumbleth – proskoptei which means to meet with harm, induced to sin

So, in the dark we are induced to sin because we make our own way without our light. The light is Jesus. We don't take Jesus which is the source of light with us.

One commentary told me that in the ancient days the lighting at night was so poor that some walkers actually used to have little lamps fastened on the feet to light the path. Fascinating stuff, isn't it?

Sometimes in our modern world, we just don't grasp the whole picture. I do think we stumble and are induced to sin when we make our own way without consulting Jesus.

Today or tonight, consult Jesus about the route to take and remember that The Light always goes with us!


1 comment:

Frankie said...

Debbie, God gave us His Holy Word to guide us. Your posting today reminded me of Psalm 119:105. It says, "Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path."

Looking for The Light in my life today.