“…the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.” Psalm 19: 8b
In this section of Psalm 19, we are discovering what the Word will do. I am amazed at us. We think we can live out the relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ, on our own, so to speak. Oh we would not say that, and we would give lip service to the Word, but so many do not realize that their “level” (for lack of a better word) of understanding within this relationship depends on the attitude toward and intake of Scripture.
Our Lord’s words are pure. They are clean, pure, safe, refreshing, and how we see them determines everything in our walk as believers.
Here we are told that our Lord’s commandment “enlightens” the eyes. The word here means to illuminate, and also is used as a fountain, or the source of what is received. In Ephesians 1:18, in Paul’s Holy Spirit breathed prayer for the recipients of his letter, He writes, “the eyes of your understanding being enlightened;….” In order to understand the Word, we must “see” it with the enlightenment that comes only from the Lord through the Scripture itself. If we choose not to explore His writings, we choose to be limited in our seeing.
Wanting to know, needing to become wise, desiring more of my Lord expressed in my life — all these “wants” are wonderful. We use many ways to try to answer them and to allow within what will cause change. In reality all we need is more “seeing” of the Word. I hesitate to say “more Word” because many do the “Word thing” who never “see.” So it is not just reading, studying, praying the Word, it is interacting with the Holy Spirit in it and letting His Spirit knowings penetrate the fiber of me as I learn to “see” what He is saying. The Word is the way, but not just in the form it comes to us. We must become its fiber as it becomes ours. This is supernatural and exciting. Then we learn the truth of “more Word” and we “see.”