Open Thou Mine Eyes


Today’s Reading – Psalm 119 (Click on the references to listen to the audio – Click here to view the passage from Blue Letter Bible)

(Second Milers also read – Matthew 19 – 20; Psalms 46 – 50; Proverbs 10)

Listen to this morning’s Scripture song – Psalm 48:1 & 2

Read the “0710 Evening and Morning” devotion for today, by the late Charles Haddon Spurgeon

“Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.” (Psalms 119:18)

“105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. … 130 The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.” (Psalm 119:105, 130)

What a wonderful privelege it is to be able to open up a copy of the Word of God. Our reading this morning in Psalm 119 is all about God’s word. Almost every verse in this Psalm contains a word that is synonymous with the Bible. For instance, in vs. 1 – 6, you will see the words, “law,” “testimonies,” “ways,” “precepts,” “statutes,” “commandments,” and “judgments.” All of these words are references to the Word of God. They all have slightly different meanings, but together they help us to understand what the Word of God is, as well as what it does. This is a wonderful psalm, replete with tremendous truths and promises regarding our relationship with God through the Bible.

My attention this morning was drawn to v. 18, where the psalmists asks the Lord to open his eyes so that he could understand (see) wondrous things from the Word of God. The Bible does contain a myriad of “wondrous things,” but oftentimes our spiritual eyes are not open enough to receive them. There are certainly many reasons for this but I believe one of them is the fact that we do not approach the Word of God expectantly and prayerfully, anticipating a life-changing truth. Our prayer should be the same as the psalmist every time we open up the Bible: “Open thou mine eyes.”

Everything that we need to succeed in this life is contained in the Bible, but we are missing so many principles that would guide, instruct, and protect us simply because we are not looking, because our eyes are closed. Stop approaching the Word each day as a religious ritual but rather open it, looking for the truth that you will need to help you survive, and even thrive as an ambassador for the Lord Jesus Christ. God has the answers for the problems and challenges that you will be facing today and tomorrow. They are in His Word. Ask Him to help you to see them.

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Bob Fenton
Bob Fenton
1 year ago

Amen Pastor. I pray, as I read the living word of God, that it will enlighten me with understanding and knowledge and direction in the way that He wants me to go. And allow Him to be my decision maker and to build my Christian character for His honor, and His glory and purpose. Like the post.

Deb L
Deb L
1 year ago

Very good. Amen Bro Phil & Bro Bob. Help me Lord to glean from your Word what you need me to learn each time I open Your Holy Bible.

Desiree Ann Jones
Desiree Ann Jones
1 year ago

amen brother bob brother phil open your bible every day. hear gods word listen to gods word what is god teaching you. what does god tell you learn the bible to serve the lord. in the childrens ministry. keep your eyes toward god. and nowhere else.

Bob. Fenton
Bob. Fenton
4 days ago

Amen Pastor I think one of the problems that Christians have in keeping their eyes open to the word of God is because they have the weight of this world on there eyelids, only then when they start removing the weights of this world off there eye lids the will see the direction that God was wants them to go for his purpose honor and the post.

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