We are all too inexperienced to try to make it through life without a guide. God’s Word is that guide. Psalm 119 unfolds the manifold features of God’s Word, showing how dynamically and practically it will assist us in all of life’s circumstances. Verse 105 explains how God’s Word lights the way, giving direction for each step (“to my feet”) and giving wisdom for long-range plans (“to my path”). Joshua links the regular application of God’s Word to life as the most certain way to success in living (Josh. 1:8).

Today, let us allow Proverbs 6:23 to remind us that the reproofs of God are essential and for life. Let God’s Word guide, correct, instruct, lead, teach, and confirm. Do not hasten ahead without it—ever.