Focus on the light

While David struggled during his life in the Old Testament, what stands out is his faith. Despite the trouble he encountered, David knew God would be there to keep him from swerving too far off course, and the Lord’s guidance would be the lamp unto his feet.

In Psalm 27:11, David prayerfully sought the Lord as he dealt with his enemies whose goal was to do him harm.

Teach me your way, LORD; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors.

The only thing that can protect us from evil darkness on our road through life is to keep our focus on the light. When we make the wrong turn or become mesmerized by the dazzle of worldly lights, which beckon or entice, that’s not necessarily the right kind of light to follow! It’s more likely a warning of snares ahead. Be discerning.

We may never have such a trial as someone like David, who feared being murdered. Our struggles are often more subtle than someone lurking around the corner with a spear. Although, in the scheme of things, Satan lurks like a lion and wishes to consume us just the same. Keeping our eyes, ears, and whole body prepared for the insidious nature of the evil one, we are more likely to err on the side of caution than fall headlong into the trap.