The Lamp is a device used for giving light. In the days of old when electricity was not available, the lamp was the main source of light apart from the sun and the moon. It consists of a wick and a container that holds the fuel needed for producing the light through the wick. The light produced by the lamp was used in our various homes and places where it was needed. Therefore, light is produced from the lamp apart from the sun and the moon which gives natural illumination.

The writer, in our scripture reading, uses the lamp and the light figuratively in reference to the word of God. The word of God according to the poet is likened to a lamp unto his feet and a light unto his path. This means that he relies on the word of God for guidance and direction. The light that is received from the word of God also gives understanding to the simple in heart. The word of God as a lamp and light teaches how we ought to live our lives as Christians. It will never lead us astray, neither will it cause us to stumble. It leads us in the path of godliness as young people. How wonderful and marvelous is the word of God!

Whereas many people are being led and influenced by the traditions of men and vain philosophies, the Christian youth must be directed and guided by the unadulterated word of God.

Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah, Pilgrim through this barren land. I am weak, but Thou art mighty; Hold me with Thy powerful hand.

Bread of heaven (2x)

Feed me now and evermore;

Bread of heaven (2x)

Feed me now and evermore.

(Jeremy Casella)