II Chronicles 20:12

I was struck this Sunday by Dr. McKeever’s reference to King Jehoshaphat’s prayer in which he said, “For we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.” (II Chronicles 20:12)

 

Lately, there is a lot of that feeling going around. We don’t know exactly what to do, but our eyes are on God. …or at least they should be. Let’s look at a couple of additional scriptures that continue this thought.

 

Psalm 119:105 (KJV) says, “Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.”

 

The lamp the psalmist is talking about here isn’t some blazing torch. It is a tiny oil lamp that illuminates only the immediate area. It is not a spotlight reaching far down the road. It lights just a few feet of the path. God doesn’t show us what He wants us to do years in advance. Whew! That would be overwhelming. He shows us what He wants us to do next. It is our role to trust and just take that next step or two. As King Jehoshaphat said, “our eyes are on you, God.”

 

Finally, to tie it all together, John 1:1 reminds us that “Thy Word” is not just Holy Scripture, but is our living Lord. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word WAS God.” So Jesus is the light unto our path…if we keep our eyes on Him.

In Him,

Hal