Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law. – Psalm 119:18
As a long-time Christian, I can unconsciously speed through Bible reading.
Or, upon hearing a familiar account from Scripture during a sermon, I might think, “I’ve heard that story before.”
But if David – the man after God’s own heart – prayed for eyes to see fresh, “wondrous things” from Scripture, so should I!
In light of that, I’ve made it a practice to ask the Lord to reveal some new truth as I read my Bible.
And God faithfully answers that prayer. With a bit more time on my hands these days, it has been a pleasure to spend extra time in my devotions and Bible study, learning more about my Savior, Biblical culture, Greek and Hebrew words, and more.
I encourage you, if you also find yourself with more time for Bible study, ask the Lord to reveal “wondrous things” to you from his Word.
Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance. – Acts 2:28
Do you pray for understanding before you read your Bible? Have you learned something new from Scripture recently? I welcome your comments!