One of the common excuses for not reading the Bible daily is, ‘I just don’t understand it.’ This is an understandable problem, and if you are one of those persons who feels that way, I personally can sympathize. I was just like you at one time and there are many who share your problem.
David must have felt the same way at times. He makes this request of God; “Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law.” (Psalm 119:18). Along with this request, He asked five times in this Psalm; “give me understanding” (34, 73, 125, 144, 169). He had a desire to see with understanding what the Word of God was saying to him and asked God to help him see.
As Paul sat in his prison cell, he prayed for new believers and churches with fervent longing; “having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints” (Ephesians 1:18). He wanted them to see in God’s Word what he could see because it is so rich! No one will understand what you value and treasure unless they see it like you do. The same is true with Scripture.
We want you to be like the Ethiopian Eunuch when he was reading the Prophet Isaiah. “And he said, “How can I [understand], unless someone guides me?” And he invited Philip to come up and sit with him” (Acts 8:31).
Seeing “wondrous things” in Scripture begins with desire. Be like David and ask God to help you see through the eyes of the Holy Spirit. “He will teach you all things” (John 14:26).
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