Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Wondrous Things

Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law (Psalm 119:18).

No matter how many times you've read God's Word, there are still wondrous things waiting for you withing its pages.

When David wrote Psalm 119, he was not unfamiliar with the contents of the Word of God available to him at that time. He was raised in the Word. It was part of his every day life, as it should be ours. He heard the Word in the temple. He heard the Word at home. He spent time meditating on the truths God revealed to him through it.

David's desire was to know God and his Word today more intimately than yesterday. He wanted God to open his eyes so that he could behold wondrous things - the wonders of who God is, the the wonders of His grace and the wonders of His love.

In Hebrews 4:12, we learn that "the word of God is quick, and powerful," which it most certainly is. Other translations render that verse a little differently, saying "the word of God is living and active" (ESV).

The Word of God will come to life in our hearts as we ask Him to open our eyes and show us wondrous things. Jesus said, "Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth." The Holy Spirit breathed out the Word of God and moved upon men to write the wondrous things He revealed to them. He causes the Word to come alive in our hearts, to teach us and to cause His wondrous truth to be lived out through us. 

Do you want to behold wondrous things in the Word of God? Ask Him to open your eyes and be ready to receive the wondrous things He wants to reveal to you.

Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law (Psalm 119:18).