Father, Your Word is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path. Your Word is eternal and it stands firm in the heavens. You give us understanding to learn your commands and the fortitude to apply these principles which is a life-changing process over our lifetime. Help us to carefully exegete the Word of God as we contend for the faith once and for all entrusted to the saints. We will contend for the faith in a steadfast manner when we daily apply the doctrine of the apostles and live it out through the Spirit of Christ in whose name we pray.