Psalm 119:130 (NLT)
130 The teaching of your word gives light, so even the simple can understand.
God�s word is the instruction book to our life that illuminates and guides the directions we should take in life. God has used others to demonstrate life, the joys, the fears, the consequences and the contentment. God�s word is for all so they may understand life and how to live it well.
All of us have based our lives upon something we have learned. Some of what we have learned came through our parents. I was listening to a group of adults talking about parenting skills. Many said they had always told themselves they would not turn out like their father or their mother in the way they handled their children. Later they found themselves doing exactly what their parents had done before.
We learn from others around us. There are those around us who often give good counsel and advice. Often we learn just by listening to how others solved a problem. For instance some of my coworkers are handy at working on home projects, so we each end us sharing how the other can fix a problem with their home.
Then there is learning about how we should really live life. People seem to pick up their ideas from many places. There are both religious and non-religious groups from which people will seek out answers. There are those who offer self-help advice and since they seem to have answers people will often follow them. And yet some who offer good advice, even great advice have faced failures in their own lives. They are not perfect so we should be careful of all life advice.
Above King David was telling us that The Bible shines a light for us to see how to live life. It has simple concepts that anyone can understand. There are examples of failures and triumphs. We just need to take the time, spend it in God�s word, and spend time getting to know God and His will for our lives.
I always thinking of Jeremiah 29:11 that has these words, �For I know the plans I have for you,� says the Lord. �They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.� This is God�s desire for those who love Him and who He loves. Look to God�s word for the light to your life.