Open my eyes, that I may behold
Wonderful things from Your law.

Psalm 119:18 (NASB)

This past week due to illness I reposted a series on a familiar chapter of scripture (Isaiah 53). As I reflected on the writing of this series I remembered my joy in doing so; I had read it several times over the years but on this occasion I had a fresh insight from the Holy Spirit. It was both thrilling and a blessing to read some devotionals this week from brethren who proclaimed the very same happening in their experience with God’s Word. Such insights from God only come after prayer, such as our verse today.

In this Lord’s Day verse David the psalmist seeks the presence of God, that he may read the Word of God with new enlightenment from above. He knew within his own spirit there were undiscovered treasures in the scriptures, which were not veiled but that his own eyes were veiled hiding these treasures. He knew there was nothing that he could do but seek the Almighty who could remove the veil from his eyes, and that is the position of every one who would understand His Word.

Dear reader, if you seek to read your Bible, first seek Him! Your prayer need not be fancy or long, in fact this one verse is all you need. I can assure you from my personal experience such a prayer is always answered if it comes from a sincere heart; He has never failed to often amaze me with previously unseen treasures in His Word.

20 thoughts on “Psalm Sunday (119:18)

  1. โ€œIf you seek to read your Bible, first seek Him!โ€
    Yes indeed, brother Alan!
    ๐Ÿ™Heavenly Father, please help Alan as he walks daily through this journey with his health. Cover him with Your grace, like a blanket. In Jesusโ€™ name, Amen.
    Blessings, brother!

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