You are the Wonderful Counselor, Prince of Peace.

You are Wise and you are Wisdom itself.

You are Worthy, Deserve our Worship.

You are the Way, the truth, and the life.

You gave us your Word.

Great is the Lord! He is most worthy of praise! No one can measure his greatness. (Ps. 145:3)

Oh, Lord, I need Wisdom. Please give it to me.

If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. (James 1:5 NIV)

The Word

The Word of God—what an amazing gift it is to us. Everything we need for faith and life is contained in its pages.

It has been compared to an owner’s manual that gives you instructions on how to care for an appliance or a car. It gives us instructions on how to have a good life—not a life without challenge, pain, and difficulty—but in spite of those things, we can have a fruitful and joyful life by following its precepts.

Psalm 119:105 says, “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” (NASB). If you’ve ever been lost in the darkness, this description has special meaning for you.

When my children were small, their dad and I took them on a night hike hosted by our town’s park district. We hiked through a marsh with a city employee pointing out interesting flora and fauna to us at dusk.

Somehow, and I still don’t know how it happened, we got separated from the group and from our guide and found ourselves with three small children lost in the woods in the dark. We didn’t panic, thinking we couldn’t be that far from the others, but as time went by and the children asked when we would go home, I began to feel a bit of fear and even panic, as ridiculous as that may sound. We kept walking but we heard no one nearby. We shouted but got no response.

Suddenly, as we rounded a curve, we saw a light and our guide said calmly, “Oh, there you are. I’ve been looking for you.”

Relief swept over us as his light guided us back to the others.

That’s God’s Word—the light that shines in even the darkest times and guides us back to him.

Your Turn

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What words for God beginning with W come to your mind?

by Barbara Kois

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Barbara Kois is a freelance writer, editor, author coach, and corporate communication consultant. She was born in Mobile, Alabama, and her family moved to Clifton, New Jersey, and then to Illinois while she was growing up. She has three grown children. She has written or co-written eight books.

About Be the Light Editor

Martin Wiles is a minister, author, freelance editor, and English teacher who lives in Greenwood, SC. He is the founder of Love Lines from God and is the author of Grits & Grace and God and Grits, Gumbo and Going to Church. He serves as Managing Editor for Christian Devotions (www.christiandevotions.us) and Assistant Editor for Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. He and his wife are parents of two and grandparents of three.

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