AUGUST 31, 2023
Daily Reading – Psa. 119:1-88 / 1 Cor. 5
Psalm 119:18 Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.
GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:
Partnerships are great. Well, that is if you have the right partner. I have been in a joint venture with a great partner for years now. He is the Holy Spirit of God that resides in me. I ask God every morning to have Him help me with my understanding of the book He co-authored called the Bible. I do it by reciting this very verse almost every single day in my prayer time before doing my Bible reading. Psalm 119:18 “Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.” I found this verse years ago and began praying it every single day. Not just words from my mouth, but the desire of my heart. Why, you might ask.
Well first off, I pray and read very early in the day according to most people. I need my physical eyes open to the reading of the Word of God. However, I also need my spiritual understanding enlightened. There is no better person in the world to explain what they have written than the author. In 2 Peter 1:20-21 it says, “Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.” The Bible was written as a joint venture between, God and man. God, through the Holy Spirit, moved man to write His words. It should also be a joint venture for me then to read it. “Open thou mine eyes…”
GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:
In 1 Cor. 2:13 it says, “Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.” We need God’s Holy Spirit to teach us daily.
How do you pray for understanding?
“Getting people into the Word of God…
… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director