As I was reading Psalms this morning, I came to this set of scriptures that just stopped me in my tracks as the Spirit just flooded over me.
"Your testimonies are wonderful; Therefore my soul keeps them. The entrance of your words gives light..."
I've probably read these many times but for some reason they just pierced my soul with understanding.
The testimonies are the scriptures - the Word of God - they are so wonderful. So amazing. Our soul just soaks them in. We want to absorb them and hide them in our hearts always. That is awesome.
But it was verse 130 that just took my breath away. "The entrance of Your words gives light". The more I read it, the more it just washed over me like a refreshing rain. Whose words? God's Words. The inspired, God-breathed Word.
The word entrance literally means 'opening'. The unfolding and unveiling of the Words of God give us light! They illumine our darkened souls. The things that we alone in our flesh can't understand, the Spirit reveals in the unfolding of the scripture to our thirsty souls and hungry hearts.
For some reason this morning I needed that refreshment. I needed that revelation in my spirit.
We are spiritually blind until our eyes are opened through the study of His precious Word.
We can walk aimlessly in this life searching and never finding. Reaching out and never receiving. Looking but not fully seeing.
Until we search the Word, find Jesus, reach out to Him and receive His precious gift of salvation - we will remain spiritually blinded to the Truth of His Word and will be lost and wandering in the darkness.
But if allow Christ to unfold the scripture in our hearts and we accept Him and His Word, then when we look up we will see Him for who He is and the darkness will fade and we will be enveloped in His Glorious Light.
"As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world" (John 9:5)
"Apart from you , there is no God.
Light of the world.
The bright and morning star.
Your name will shine, for all to see.
You are the One.
You are my Glory! (Chris Tomlin)
Thank you Lord, for your Word. You are awesome and amazing. You are truly the light of the world. Thank you for the gift of salvation, the truth of your Word and the promise of your return.
Glory to God in the Highest!