Have you ever had a time when things were blurry. You know, where you just couldn’t see things clearly? I was reminded of this the other day when we had some of our windows replaced. The one over my kitchen sink was horrible, so blurry you had to squint to try to see what was going on outside. The windows weren’t dirty but damaged since they were double insulated. Air had gotten inside and caused a buildup that no matter how much scrubbing/cleaning you did inside and outside, it didn’t change.
I like how David stated it in Psalm 119:18, ESV, “Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law.” Of course David only had the law at the time, but he continued to draw from it because it provided wisdom and direction.
Open my eyes…if our eyes aren’t open, obviously we can’t see anything. We need to open our physical eyes as well as the eyes of our heart. Yes, our heart has eyes (as well as ears to hear). We see the world with our physical eyes, and with our spiritual eyes, we see spiritual things. That’s why when you’re reading a scripture with your physical eyes, and suddenly the light bulb goes on, you’re seeing with your spiritual sight, the eyes of your heart.
David knew there were wondrous things in God’s Word, even in the law he had at the time. Yet, he also knew God’s love and grace, not to the extent we do today, but he knew enough to continue following God’s way throughout his lifetime and keeping his eyes open to see God’s goodness in the land of the living.
The Lord has good, wondrous, amazing things to show you and I if we’ll see them in His Word with our spiritual eyes. It’s easy to do. Open your heart to receive a fresh picture of God’s love and grace, and you’ll see more in the Word than you did even yesterday.