Lamp and Lights – Proverbs 6:23

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Lamp and Lights – Proverbs 6:23

 

Some see the observance of the commandments as drudgery. They see in the performance of the commandments a stifling of the creative side of man, of his independence and of man’s appreciation for adventure.

Others see dedication to the commandments as a mindless and heartless approach to life. They see the fulfillment of the commandments as legalistic and narrow-minded.

Yet others view the observance of the commandments as an activity that induces self-righteousness and haughtiness. These people see the observance of the commandments as something that can potentially lead people away from the light and grace of God.

King Solomon was inspired to see man’s obedience to God’s commandment in a different light.

Solomon saw God’s perfect Law as light and each of the commandments as another lamp diffusing that light. Each and every commandment is God’s personal directive to every individual who…

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One Response to Lamp and Lights – Proverbs 6:23

  1. Tsvi Jacobson says:

    Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.
    Without Torah we walk aimlessly in life, searching and hoping that the next
    candle given us will not go out. It is only the candle of Torah that never goes
    out.

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