“Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law.” (Psalm 119:18, ESV)
To understand the Word of God, we need special revelation from God through the Holy Spirit. Revelation and transparency are the hallmarks in any relationship.
Jesus promised that both he and the Father would make their home with us and reveal themselves to us if we obeyed their commandments.
For this to occur, we need to pray for the Lord to open our eyes and give us understanding.
“Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures.” (Luke 24:45, ESV)
This is necessary because, “the natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned” (1 Corinthians 2:14, ESV).
Through the Word, God reveals the secrets of the kingdom to us. We gain understanding of God’s eternal plan and our role in it. The Word holds priority in the life of the converterlator since he has made the great discovery: “This is my comfort in my affliction, for Your word has given me life” (Psalm 119:50, NKJV).
Yes, life is in the Word of God!
Jesus also shows how his Word sanctifies or cleanses us.
“Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.” (John 17:17, NIV)
Life, truth, and cleansing—what benefits! Time spent in the living Word is time well spent. The experience makes life fulfilling and abundant.
Today, ask yourself:
Am I asking God to open my eyes and give me more understanding of the Word when I read it?