Honest to God Session 4: Free Student Devotion

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This is the free Student devotional for Honest to God 4: Why Should I Trust the Bible?

God’s Word Brings Light

Pause

Go outside before the sun comes up or try to navigate your room without any lights on. Thank God that He hasn’t left us in the dark when it comes to following Him.

You’re a Christian. You’ve experienced the light of Jesus. But now, how do you continue to walk in that light? Read Psalm 119:105-107.

Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light on my path. I have solemnly sworn to keep Your righteous judgments. I am severely afflicted; Lord, give me life through Your word.

—Psalm 119:105-107

lamp for my feet . . . light on my path: Reference to the oil lamps people carried to travel in darkness. They only shed enough light to see the next step. When has God used Scripture to shed light on your next step?

righteous judgments: The lighted path isn’t whatever we want it to be. It’s walking according to God’s standard. How are you trying to live according to your own standard rather than God’s?

give me life through Your word: The psalmist had suffered much because of his love for God’s righteousness, but trusted that God’s Word would sustain him in tough times. How has God’s Word sustained you in the past?

 

The Point

God uses His Word to light our path and show us how to live.

 

Respond

The only way to better understand God’s Word is by spending more time reading it. Make a commitment today to add more Bible study time to your week. Find a friend or mentor you can meet with and discuss what you’ve read to provide encouragement and gain insight.

For further study, read and study Psalm 19:7-11. How can God’s Word serve as a guide in your life?

 

Behind the Story

Psalm 119 is the longest psalm and the longest chapter in the Bible. It contains 22 carefully constructed sections, each corresponding to a different letter in the Hebrew alphabet, and each verse beginning with the letter of its section. Almost every verse mentions God’s Word. This type of repetition was common in the Hebrew culture because people didn’t have personal copies of the Scriptures, so God’s people memorized His Word and passed it along orally.

 

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