Psalm 119:18 – “Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law.”
I heard a sad statistic today. A recent survey says that 55% of wives have had extramarital sex. (Slightly less than husbands). 90% of them said that they didn’t regret it. See: The Growing Trend of Cheating.
While 90% may not regret it now, they will later. Sin has a way of being satisfying for a season, and then it burns us. In Psalm 119:17, David asks God to open his eyes so that he can see the wonderful things in God’s law. God’s law, wonderful? Yes, it is. And, when we follow it, life goes well. Put work into meeting your spouse’s needs by honoring her or him and guess what? Life goes better.
God tells us throughout Scripture to love others more than we love ourselves. He tells us to look out to the needs of others before we look out for our own. He tells us over and over again what is best for us. And, over and over again we try to say that we know better than God. It is as if we have put the blinders over our eyes and we don’t want to see any of the value in following God’s ways. Oh, that we would grasp the love that God has for us. His laws are not meant to suffocate, but to give life. Paul describes this love in Romans 8:38-39 when he writes, “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Open your eyes. His law is beautiful.
It’s easy to put the blinders on in today’s world. The grass looks greener on the other side, so we stray towards that which brings your grief and us consequences. Help us to trust in You. Help us to remember that you have our best interest in mind. Help us not to settle for less than your best in our lives. Help us to follow your law.
In Jesus’ name,