I Never Saw It That Way
Posted: Wednesday, May 24
2 Samuel 4:1-6:23
Verse of the day:
“Open my eyes to see the wonderful truths in your instructions.” (Psalm 119:18)
Have you ever looked at something a hundred times, and suddenly you see it as if for the first time? Being a new home owner has caused this to happen to me. We’re in the process of remodeling a lot of our house including the kitchen, bathroom, painting, landscape, the works. I didn’t grow up a handy man so this is all a new experience for me and I’m loving it! What’s fun is I can appreciate how other people build and decorate. I know how to do those things now… and it also means I know when people have done a mediocre quick fix. Two years ago, I would have never noticed. Today, because of my new experiences, it’s as if I’m seeing the world from brand new eye balls!
I’m sure you’ve had that same sort of experience in some way or another, whether it stemmed from travel, a position, a class, etc. When we gain these fresh experiences and see things in a brand new light, it changes our world for us. And that’s what the writer of today’s Psalm is asking for. King David, the author, asks God to open his eyes to the wonderful truths of God’s instructions. Once we discover God’s ways of doing things, it changes how we view the world around us.
God’s ways are way different from what we deem normal, or natural. It’s normal to live “me first.” It’s natural to lie to cover the truth. It comes on it’s own when we’re frustrated and want to yell at people. But God’s instructions are wonderful truths that can completely change our lives and give us freedom. King David was asking God to open up his eyes to these instructions so that he could be set free from what feels natural. What feels natural is not always right. Our natural way is sin. But God’s instructions have the power to give us the best possible life and keep us free! Ask God today to give you fresh eyes to see things the way God sees them.