John Knox (1505-1572), a leader of the Protestant Reformation, was frequently in danger from the Catholic authorities. It is said that in his house in Edinburgh, Scotland, he had a set of inside stairs built that were intentionally uneven. One step might be 8 inches high, the next step 12 inches high and so on. Why do you think Knox did this? (Hint: Read Jesus’ words in John 3:19 John 3:19And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
American King James Version×and 12:35.)
Answer: The stairs were built to trip up intruders who would sneak into the house in the dark of night, leaving them laid out flat! Evil loves the cover of darkness, but when we live honestly and righteously, we have nothing to hide. Psalms 119:105 Psalms 119:105Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path.
American King James Version×says, “[God’s] word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” When we follow God’s laws, we can be confident we are taking the right step, and not stumble.