105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.
Psalm 119:105 (NIV)
The above verse tells us both the function and the limitation of the Word of God. You can find verses of similar message throughout the Bible. It basically tells us that God created the Scriptures to serve us like lamps producing light for us to see our path. The term “light” refers specifically to understanding and insight on the things around us. Without light, we will be at the mercy of superstitions from the theologians.
History is full of examples on how theologians oppress the public by taking advantage of their ignorance. Wherever disasters like earthquakes, typhoons, volcanic eruptions and plagues happened, the theologians will always say there were the judgement of God for our sins. So, in order to avoid more sufferings, we will have to obey the theologians and give them all the money they demand. This is how theologians not only survived but they thrived as parasites to this day.
Thank God for his light. The Bible tells us the truth about God. All our sins (past, present and future) had been judged and punished in the body of Jesus at the Cross of Calvary. Since, then our sins cannot be judged anymore. This tells us that the earthquakes, typhoons, volcanic eruptions and plagues can never be the judgement of God.
Not only that, the release of the Bible has resulted in the birth of modern science. Science has also confirmed the truth of the Bible that those disasters have nothing to do with the judgement of God. However, this does not stop some crackpots in prophesying the judgement of God each time a disaster happen. The real joke is, there are still many Christians who choose to believe in such heresy.
Through the Bible, which is the Word of God, we Christians are set free from the lies of theology. We have known the truth and truth has set us free. We are no longer under the bondage of theology. Through the light of God, we can enjoy the freedom to think what we want to think and receive everything we desire including the politically incorrect stuff like health and wealth. Health and wealth may be dirty words to the theologian but not to us Christians who know the truth. As a Christian, it is my desire to have a lot of money, good health, happy family, successful career and anything else I want without the need to ask for anyone’s permission. This is true freedom.
However, the above verse also exposes a limitation of the Bible. The Bible is only a lamp to our feet and a light for our path. It cannot make our feet to walk that path. We have to do it ourselves. This can be a good news or bad news depending on what type of person you are.
If you are the type of person who hates making decision and live like an individual, this is bad news for you. God will never turn you into a mindless drone to make you walk the path. You have to decide to walk on it or nothing will happen to you. In this situation, you will have to be determined to reject that drone mindset and start behaving like an independent individual. Independent individuals think their own thoughts, make their own decisions, take their own actions and receive their own harvests.
However, I suspect most of us are already independent individuals. This is good news because God has no intention to remove our individuality. The Word of God functions like only a lamp to our feet and a light for our path. It tells us what is ahead of us if we are to take the path. Our role is to decide to take or not to take it. Whatever our decisions are, we will bear the full responsibility to the consequences, both good or bad.
This is what Christian life is all about. This is also what freedom is all about. God does not want us to be mindless drones. He wants us to be independent individuals who make good decisions that will bring prosperity in every area of our lives. The Bible is the light to help us in achieving our prosperity.