Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law. Psalm 119:18
Seeing the details in things is difficult for many people. There is often the joke of the husband not knowing the details of his wife. The wife makes a change in the way she does her hair, and the husband does not know the difference. Many men, after several years of marriage, forget the little details of their first date, such as when, where, and what they did.
Others have trained themselves to be extremely attentive to the details. They make great investigators.
The psalmist had asked God to open his eyes to see His law better. At the time of the psalmist, the Law was the Bible. It was the first five books of the Bible as it is known today.
Most people in the church can tell many of the stories of the Bible, such as that of David and Goliath, Noah, Jonah, Lazarus, and the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus. It is great to know these stories, but there is so much more to the Bible. There are many more great things in the Bible that can be known.
When people read the Bible, many get bored with reading the books of Numbers and Chronicles. They see one as just an extremely long list of numbering people and sacrifices, and the other as a long list of genealogies. Both of which are seen as boring.
Yet, in both of these, and throughout the rest of Scripture are a lot of wonderful truths that God has put in there for you to see. The only way to see is to have your eyes opened up to see the details.
Jesus had talked about the people seeing, but not seeing. This is where you need to ask God to help you see correctly.
When you see the Bible as God wants you to see it, you will be filled with wonder and joy at what is in it. The Bible will come alive and not be some boring book that you must read. You will see God’s love and plan for you and all of mankind. You will see how God works in the lives of men and women throughout all history.
Allow God to open your eyes to His Word today and see the wonderful things in it.
I pray today that God will fill you with His Spirit to understand His Word; that God will open your eyes to see His truth; that you will find joy in God’s Word; and that you will be changed by God’s Word.