By Pamela Rose Williams
“Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.” (Psalm 119:18)
How many times have you read a Bible verse and just could not understand what it was saying to you? I have found when this happens that many times I need to go forward a few verses or even backward to read the whole thing in context. I love how the Psalmist calls out the the Lord to open his eyes. For it is the Lord (Holy Spirit) that helps us to discern what we are reading. Without Him we are blind. The Bible says that we should “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding” (Proverbs 3:5).
So how do we trust in the LORD to show us those wondrous things out of His law? We must compare Scripture to Scripture. For to know the word of the Lord is to know that when you take that verse that you do not understand and compare it with others that are similar, new light is shed on the verse and out of that comes better understanding. And the “wondrous thing” that happens when we study it out this way is that we see the Promise that Jesus gave that “… the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” (John 14:26).
It is good to study the Word with your eyes wide open. Ask Holy Spirit to open your eyes as you study to understand just what it is that the Lord wants you to know.
“For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little” (Isaiah 28:10)
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