The Path Light

Psalms 119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

A lighted path along the pier.

28. February 2015 17:03
by Michael Dickerson

Honor and Glory

28. February 2015 17:03 by Michael Dickerson | 0 Comments

How can I give Glory and Honor to God? Can I give honor only with what I say? Is there a way to honor with my possessions as well as myself? How do I honor someone who is already the most high?

In Esther 6:3 What did Haman say to the King that should be done to honor Mordecai? Perhaps there is something to be noticed in that story in Esther.

Esther 6:3 And the king said, What honour and dignity hath been done to Mordecai for this? Then said the king's servants that ministered unto him, There is nothing done for him.

A little back story as to what the "This" is in the above scripture. You can read Esther 2:21-23 I have posted it below just incase.

I am noticing that just as Haman suggested to put the royal clothes on Mordecai, I can clothe my speech to give glory and honor to God. I can put on what I say about the Lord a royal apparel. As to put God's attributes in line as to what they really are.

Esther 6:6-10 6 So Haman came in. And the king said unto him, What shall be done unto the man whom the king delighteth to honour? Now Haman thought in his heart, To whom would the king delight to do honour more than to myself?

7 And Haman answered the king, For the man whom the king delighteth to honour,

8 Let the royal apparel be brought which the king useth to wear, and the horse that the king rideth upon, and the crown royal which is set upon his head:

9 And let this apparel and horse be delivered to the hand of one of the king's most noble princes, that they may array the man withal whom the king delighteth to honour, and bring him on horseback through the street of the city, and proclaim before him, Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delighteth to honour.

10 Then the king said to Haman, Make haste, and take the apparel and the horse, as thou hast said, and do even so to Mordecai the Jew, that sitteth at the king's gate: let nothing fail of all that thou hast spoken.

Can we as well take some of our best and honor the Lord with it? We know that the Lord is mighty and is far above the simple things that we have. Yet giving honor to the Lord in the things that the Lord has given us, and through our talents is so very important. This is our royal crown, and our proclaimtion that the Lord wonderful. Haman was a dingbat but sure knew how to honor.

Back story... 21 In those days, while Mordecai sat in the king's gate, two of the king's chamberlains, Bigthan and Teresh, of those which kept the door, were wroth, and sought to lay hands on the king Ahasuerus.

22 And the thing was known to Mordecai, who told it unto Esther the queen; and Esther certified the king thereof in Mordecai's name.

23 And when inquisition was made of the matter, it was found out; therefore they were both hanged on a tree: and it was written in the book of the chronicles before the king.

11. December 2014 05:53
by Michael Dickerson

Evil report, an evil heart.

11. December 2014 05:53 by Michael Dickerson | 0 Comments

Unbelief is a sneaky state of mind, that can causes us to quickly depart from promises of the Lord. If we allow ourselves to fall into unbelief we create in us an evil heart. This to me, seems like one of the more subtle systematic tricks of the enemy. The reason why it is so sneaky is because often times the struggle is internal. The person will not revel there doubts and struggles until it is too late. No doubt the spies that Hebrews 3 is referring to had first doubted in their hearts concerning this matter. If they had spoke on the way back from the promised land after spying out the land, perhaps Caleb and Joshua could have encouraged and exhorted the doubters.

Hebrews 3:12-15 (KJV)

"Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God. But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end; While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation."

How can we defend ourselves against this sort of attack? Lots of prayer and time in the word of God. Exhort one another and take the time to talk out things that are bothering you, small trusted support groups who do not gossip are very important in the body of Christ.

Struggles such as this need not to be kept inward.

31. December 2013 11:09
by Michael Dickerson

End of the Year

31. December 2013 11:09 by Michael Dickerson | 0 Comments

 I am always happy to come to the end of the year, it is a chance to look back and recall to mind all the amazing blessings that the Lord has done for me and my family. It is also a chance to look forward to new and exciting opportunities for the future. Along with all this, I must admit that I have one smaller occurrence that always brings a smile to my face on the morning of 12/31/20XX..


That is the finishing of the yearly Bible reading plan that my wife and I have been doing for the past several years. We always end in Malachi Chapter 4, and the way the bible ends the Old Testament and starts the New Testament on that one page just brings a smile to my face. We of course read the Old and New Testament through the year, but the final reading is always Malachi 4 on the last day of the year. It just feels like a great completion every year.

Happy New Year!

13. August 2013 16:01
by Michael Dickerson

Jesus said...

13. August 2013 16:01 by Michael Dickerson | 0 Comments

In Luke  21:13-15 Jesus talks about a scenario where we, when being persecuted are not to meditate on what to say in these scenarios. But He, as in Jesus will give us a mouth of wisdom and what to say at that time. 

Luke 21:13-15

13 And it shall turn to you for a testimony.
14Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer
15For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.

I love this scripture, because here we find one of those cool harmony of the gospel style connection scriptures that are in the bible. These scriptures can bring mystery to some, but revelation to others. The scripture that this connects to is in Mark 13:11 in which Jesus says it is the Holy Ghost that will bring these things to your memory and give you what to say. 

Mark 13:11 

11 But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost. 

A new believer or first time reader of the bible may wrestle with these two scriptures, saying to themselves, could it be that Jesus is the Holy Ghost, the very person that will give you a mouth to speak and bring all things to your remembrance? Or perhaps they will wrestle with these two scriptures as a contradiction. Yet, no contradiction, it is exactly as Jesus said, because Jesus is that same Holy Ghost who will lead you into all wisdom and will give you a mouth to speak. 

Praise the Lord.