Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law.
~ Psalm 119:18 ~
Oh that my ways would follow the path of life. Would we say that God’s Word is good? Of course. Would we not also be like the young man who went to Jesus and called Him “good”? God’s Word is truth, we know this in our hearts. We know that God is good, and that all good things come from Him, including His commands for our lives. We know this to be true. So then, why does the psalmist ask that his eyes might be opened to see wonderful things in the law, or Word, of God? Is it not obvious that is is good?
To the sinner, no, it is not. We are all sinners, often falling prey to temptation, seeing ourselves as above God’s commands. We think our way is good and God’s way is, well, something else. We often read though God’s Word time and again and say, “Well, this part is good to me, but I feel a little edgy on that point.” or, “There is no way that is talking about me, surely.” or perhaps even, “Haven’t I already done enough? Can’t I do this now?” Too often, we look at God’s Word with scorn because we do not want to feel guilty about it, or because we do not want to think that specific verse could apply to us. But the Word does often convict, and all of God’s commands apply to our lives. Thus, we often need to humble ourselves and pray to the Lord not only that He might forgive us but also that He might open the eyes of our hearts that we might see Him, and His will, in His Word.
Thankfully, God has forgiven us, and on His mercy and grace we can rely. Let us then turn to God’s wonderful Word of truth that leads us on straight paths to the way of everlasting.
The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice.
~ Proverbs 12:15 ~
Blessings to you and yours,