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  1. Thank you for your encouraging comments and questions to think about. As you quoted Psalm 119:105 I`d like to share some observation on the text.

    The double-term lamp and light is taking up sanctuary language. In Exodus 39:37 the word oil is added to this double termionology letting the row of seven lamps shine. In Exodus 25:37 the verb "to shine" is including oil as source of light. The interpreting angel informs Zechariah that this sanctuary figurative illustration is denoting "the word of the Lord to Zerubabel: Not by might nor power, but by my spirit". (Zechariah 4:6)

    Within this sanctuary centricity with Christ as our High Priest the question can be asked: What experiences can we relate as to overcoming temptation or dealing with obstacles in our way?

    Winfried Stolpmann

  2. Let your light so shine before men that they might see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Matt 5:16

    Hit the Mark – Sharing the Word
    #4 How does the Bible provide light for you? Give an example.

    In the time of Moses, the Lord told him about the Lamp in the temple/holy place. That was the only light in that area. The lamp should always be burning and never go out. A specific way of taking care of it, etc. The lamp gave light so the Priest can administrate in the temple. That lamp and light represented Jesus as the light of the world. What does a lamp without light do?

    Brightly Beams Our Father's Mercy-
    From his lighthouse evermore, But to us, he gives the keeping, of the lights along the shore. The story is told of the lighthouse with its very bright light which must be lighted at night. The light is there for several reasons. One of such is to warn sailors of coming danger. But there are other lights along the shores. Those lights also need to be there to assist the sailors in the narrow channels, or in places where the larger light might be obscured.
    Christ is seen as the larger light while Christians are seen as the smaller light. That's why we hear people say, the only light the world can see is the Jesus in us.

    When we read and study the Bible prayerfully, the Holy Ghost comes and interprets the scriptures to us. Our minds are open/illuminated, it's like a flash of knowledge. We start seeing things as Jesus sees them. After the new knowledge, we find ourselves doing the things that pleases Jesus.


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