Seeing “Wondrous Things”

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.

He will!

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!

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10 thoughts on “Seeing “Wondrous Things””

  1. Yes I have. Recently I read the passage concerning Christ’s raising of Lazarus. Familiar passage, read it a thousand times, right? But this time I noticed the initial reaction of both Mary and Martha when approaching Jesus at separate moments: “. . if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” Bless them, but they had no way of knowing that! And it turned into a teaching moment for my readers on the absolute importance of giving up control, no matter what, and saying with conviction “Thy will be done.”

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  2. Yes. With this corona virus, indeed, all things work for good to those who love the Lord! We have more time to meditate on His Word. And i pray the same prayer too, that He would give me understanding of His Word. I belive His children across the globe are having a more meaningful time with God during this crisis.

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  3. Yes I do pray for understanding and it is one of the scriptures that I like open my eye oh Lord so I may behold wondrous thing from thy law. We need revelation. As we face daily challenges and the various spirits operating God will reveal through his words the unknown.

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  4. Yes and amen! I love the Word in part because I never know what new thing He will show me as I read it. Our church is reading through the Bible chronologically together this year, and the first lady who signed up was 99 at the time (she’s since had her 100th birthday). She said this is the 60th time she’s read though the Bible and each time God shows her something new. 🙂

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