Psalm 119:18 “Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law.”
This is one of my favorite verses. God’s law, His Word, the Bible, is filled with wondrous things; but if God doesn’t open our eyes to them, we will miss them. They are things that are more precious than gold, but if we don’t desire them more than we desire gold, God won’t reveal them to us. He doesn’t “cast his pearls before swine (Matthew 7:6),” i.e., if we have no regard for Him and His word, He won’t unveil His precious pearls, His truths, His wisdom to us. On the other hand, God promises that He will be found by us if we “seek him with our whole heart (Jeremiah 29:13).”
In Christ “are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge (Colossians 2:2-3).” Notice that it says that these treasures “are hidden” in Him. They are revealed to us only as God opens our eyes to them. Unveiled in His precious words are things like His peace – freedom from anxiety; His joy – freedom from despair; His love – God’s long, high, wide, and deep love; great hope – anticipation of great and wonderful things for the future, rather than dread about the future; His knowledge and wisdom – knowledge of what is most important to know in life and how to apply that knowledge in practical, every-day circumstances; and His salvation – the way to eternal life.
God’s word is perfect and there is nothing else on the face of the earth can claim this. His Word is sure, right, pure, clean, and true (Psalm 19). Jesus often spoke in parables to the crowds. These were simple stories in which were hidden deep spiritual truths. Most people missed these truths because they didn’t care enough to want to know, and they didn’t respect Christ enough to ask him to explain Himself. But “when he was alone with his own disciples, he explained everything (Mark 4:34).”
So, do you get alone with Him? Do you read His word and ask Him to reveal His wondrous truths to you? Do you have “ears to hear?” There are treasures He is ready and willing to reveal to each one of us if we do.