The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple. – Psalm 119:130
I must confess that there are times when I open the Bible that I feel lost, unable to get the point the author is expressing. On other occasions, my minds whispers words of doubt, “you could never be like that!” However, its days when the Holy Spirit unwraps for me nuggets of truth that my eyes are opened, creating a desire to want more.
I am your servant; give me discernment that I may understand your statutes. – Psalm 119:125
As discerning thoughts penetrate my heart, the unfolding of the Bible begins. This process is described within Hebrews 4:12, initialized by living words. Similar to a transformation of a caterpillar within a chrysalis, these spiritual words breathe new life into individuals, bringing souls to new heights like a butterfly.
For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account, Hebrews 4:12-13.
Although humans can not literally fly, the precepts inside of God’s Word provides light in times of darkness, Psalm 119:105. As spiritual disciplines form, the Bible unveils the correct path to choose, shining light on the obstacles in front of you, Psalm 18:36. Thus, the next time you open the Bible, pray that the unfolding of God’s Word will revitalize your soul.
by Jay Mankus