A wonderful word! Thank you, Michael!
PRAY THAT GOD WOULD OPEN THINE EYES TO BEHOLD THE WONDERS IN HIS WORD
“Open THOU mine eyes, that l may behold wondrous things out of Thy law.” [Psalm 119:18]
Some men can perceive no wonders in the gospel, but David felt sure that there were glorious things in the law: he had not half the Bible, but he prized it more than some men prize the whole. He felt that God had laid up great bounties in his word, and he begs for power to perceive, appreciate, and enjoy the same. We need not so much that God should give us more benefits, as the ability to see what he has given.
The prayer implies a conscious darkness, a dimness of spiritual vision, a powerlessness to remove that defect, and a full assurance that God can remove it. It shows also that the writer knew that there…
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