Thursday, April 29, 2010


“The revelation of Your words brings light and gives understanding to the inexperienced.” (Psalm 119:130)

“Revelation” means to uncover, to reveal, to explain, to make known.

Someone who is “inexperienced” is someone who lacks the knowledge that comes from personal experience. We say that “experience is the best teacher” because in many respects we learn best from experience. We gain knowledge we are not likely to ever forget. But essentially, someone who is inexperienced lacks understanding. They are “in the dark” so to speak.

Thus, says the psalmist, the uncovering of the meaning of what God has said brings light into someone’s darkness. For those who do not know how to handle certain situations (and are, thus, inexperienced), the enlightenment that comes when the meaning of God’s word is made known to them brings the understanding of what needs to be done.

When Moses and the Israelites were surrounded by Pharoah’s army and the Red Sea, they felt trapped. That’s because they were trapped. Moses had no idea what to do, and neither did anybody else, but they clearly made their displeasure known to Moses. Moses did all he knew to do. He turned to God. Then, God spoke: “Get moving.” God revealed His word to Moses and told him to stretch out his hand over the sea, and it would part so the Israelites could go through. So, revealing His word to Moses brought light and understanding for Moses’ inexperience.

We often find ourselves in situations we don’t know how to handle. We could give up, but that accomplishes nothing. We simply need to turn to the Lord, and turn to His word, so that He may speak to us, enlighten us, and show us the way through to the victory.

Lord, May Your light shine on us through Your word this day, so that we may learn and follow You. Amen.

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