Wednesday, November 25

WONDROUS Things--Meditation 4

"Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law" (Psalm 119:18).
If more Christians were convinced of this--that God's Word is WONDROUS--then they would far more quickly read and soak in it! The benefit is incalculable! Prayer is needed to arrive there. But the destination is certain! Wonders await those who seek God in His Word!

His name is "Wonderful" and all his promises are "exceeding great and precious promises" (2 Peter 1:4); they transcend man's capacity (Manton). God infinite transcends, Jesus via Holy Spirit comprehends. Therefore, we pray.
Indeed, the law of the LORD is perfect, 
   Reviving the soul; 
The testimony of the LORD is sure, 
   Making wise the simple.
The precepts of the LORD are right,
   Rejoicing the heart;
The commandment of the LORD is pure,
   Enlightening the eyes. (Psalm 19:7-8)
God's Word--revives our sluggishness, bestows wisdom, bolsters our heart with joy, and turns all kinds of lights on for our eyes to see! Wondrous things! YES. Is Christ not called the "Wonderful Counselor" (Is. 9:6), the "Word made flesh" (John 1:14), the Spirit-taught Glory (John 16:14). Are we not in the Book privy to "the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints" (Eph. 1:18), the mysterious [now unveiled] wisdom of God ordained for our glory (1 Cor. 2:7). Wonder-filled mysteries unfolded for us! That's marvelous. And shall we not attempt daily to plumb those depths through the Spirit? Can we not say with the woman at the well, "Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did?" (John 4:29). Is He not still telling us these things, for the "Word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of  soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart" (Heb. 4:12).

Yes, we pray -- "Open my eyes to behold wondrous things . . ."

If we are to be guilty, let us not be guilty of asking of God too little!


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