Psalms 119:18

Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.

I am not chalking my issue up to “getting older”, but I have problems visually picking up golf balls in the air and even sometimes when they sit stationary in the fairway. My vision is 20/20 with contact lenses, but yet I need help tracking a ball while in flight or locating the ball when it finds itself in weeds. Especially in the winter when grass has gone dormant and the cloud cover is relatively low, I have great difficulty following the path of a golf ball. My eyes are physically open and do not have a deficient vision. However, my perspective or view point does not allow me to fully see what is readily visible.

The Psalmist discerned a vision problem when he prayed in 119:18, to have his eyes opened. He wasn’t sleepy with heavy eyelids. He didn’t have an eye infection which made his eyes too sensitive to physically open. He desired to fully see the hidden treasures of the Almighty God. He prayed to ascertain and comprehend the “wondrous things” created and put into place by our creator and our provider. He realized he was missing out on something great.

We need to have a desire to see the things of God. When we read God’s Word and attempt to spiritually ascertain His will, we must have a desire for Him to “open our eyes.” In Matthew 11:25, Jesus thanked His Father “because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.” He was thankful that higher education and life experience do not reveal these matters to man. They are spiritually given and spiritually discerned by those who are “woke” by the new birth and a spiritual vision. Let us pray daily to have this greater vision and this higher understanding of the things of God.

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