November 29, 2023

The Sure Word

Daily Devotional2 Minutes

“We have the prophetic word made more sure, to which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts.”—2 Peter 1:19 NASB

Throughout the New Testament world, the Lighthouse of Alexandria (in Egypt) filled people with awe. Known as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, it was the tallest building on earth, rising to a height of 338–387 feet. Its light beams could be seen more than 29 miles out to sea, saving many ships from destruction.

This magnificent structure was built on the ancient island of Pharos because of the dangerous sailing conditions in the region. For centuries, it marked the harbor, using fire at night and reflecting sun rays during the day. It survived in part until 1480 AD, becoming the last of the Wonders of the World to disappear.

This lighthouse provides a symbol of the guidance we seek in our daily lives. Today, men and women look for many ways to avoid dangers and find the right course.

But there is only one light that can lead us safely home and help us navigate the turbulent conditions around us. That is the Word of God. The Bible says that we have been given “the prophetic word,” of which we can be sure. We can look to this Word just like it was “a lamp shining in a dark place.”

Remember that you can be sure of God’s Word. It can guide you, answer your questions, and anchor your life. Fill your heart and mind with His Word. Trust in Him.

Reflection Question: Write a few lines of praise to God for being your ever-present lighthouse.

Prayer
Father, help me to be alert to dangers all around me. Show me the right way to go. I place my hope in You. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
2 Peter 1

Prayer
Father, help me to be alert to dangers all around me. Show me the right way to go. I place my hope in You. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
2 Peter 1