Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
By the word of Your lips, I have kept away from the paths of the destroyer. Uphold my steps in Your paths, that my footsteps may not slip. § When you roam, they will lead you; when you sleep, they will keep you; and when you awake, they will speak with you. For the commandment is a lamp, and the law a light. § Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” whenever you turn to the right hand or whenever you turn to the left.
I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life. § We have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place. § Now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known. § They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever.
Ps. 119:105; 17:4–5; Prov. 6:22–23; Isa. 30:21;
John 8:12; 2 Peter 1:19; 1 Cor. 13:12; Rev. 22:5
What do you mean, sleeper? Arise.
This is not your rest … it is defiled, it shall destroy. § Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. § If riches increase, do not set your heart on them. § Set your heart and your soul to seek the Lord your God. Therefore arise.
Why do you sleep? Rise and pray, lest you enter into temptation. § Take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly.
While the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept. § Yet a little while, and He who is coming will come and will not tarry § Now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. § Watch therefore, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming—in the evening, at midnight, at the crowing of the rooster, or in the morning—lest, coming suddenly, he find you sleeping.
Jonah 1:6; Mic. 2:10; Col. 3:2; Ps. 62:10; 1 Chron. 22:19;
Luke 22:46; 21:34; Matt. 25:5; Heb. 10:37; Rom. 13:11; Mark 13:35–36