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verse 23: “For the commandment is a lamp, and the teaching is light; And reproofs for discipline are the way of life,”

Solomon is talking about avoiding adultery in the remaining verses of this chapter, and the analogy used here is that of a lamp and light. Those who know about my blog know that the verse I quote for the blog title is Psalms 119 verse 105: “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”

Light and the source of light are fascinating. We cannot live without light. Even those who may be blind can still feel light. We are less afraid in the light (remember, why do you think most monster movies are set in the dark? :-))

As the lamp is the source of light in this analogy, so the commandment, God’s law, is the source of the teaching we need. No matter how good a child can or may be, there will also come the time when they test the boundaries…try to stray from the path. The parent is there to correct and reprove the child; not because they hate the child, but because they love him or her. So does God “straighten us out” when we get crooked, so to speak. God hates sin, but He does love us.

Have a blessed day!

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