Sometimes when I am driving, the sun shines very brightly on my face. I want to close my eyes. But if I close my eyes, I might cause an accident. I need to keep my eyes open wide so I can see where I am going. If I have a clear view, I can avoid an accident and stay safe.
The Bible keeps me on the right path in life and tells me what God wants me to do. But I need to have an open mind and an open heart in order to receive God’s message. Psalm 119:18 tells us about this. “Open my eyes so that I can see all the wonderful things in your teachings.” That is a beautiful prayer! God has many wonderful messages for us in His Word. We need to study these teachings and understand God’s plan for our lives.
The verses in Psalm 119 remind us that it is very important to study God’s Word. The writer says that he enjoys receiving God’s teachings. They are like a good friend to him. When we receive God’s teachings, He blesses us with wisdom and understanding.
Ask God to open your mind and your heart today so you can understand more about His wonderful love and His plan for your life.