The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb. Moreover, by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.Psalms 19:7-11 ESV
If I were to lose my glasses, I wouldn’t be able to see much of anything. I doubt that I could even make it through my home without my glasses. I have struggled with my vision since I was a child and because I’d rather not bump around my own home, I have to visit the optometrist for checkups annually. My annual eye exam is to ensure my glasses improve my vision and that I can see clearly but what I’ve realized is that the word of God is very much like a corrective lens that gives us a clearer vision of life.
As humans, we often struggle to make sense of what is going on in the world and within our own lives. Without the Bible’s guidance, we can’t see clearly or discern good from evil. We struggle to walk without bumping into things or handling challenging situations. But as we dive deeper into God’s word, we see better and navigate problems with ease. The people and problems that filled us with frustration or distress won’t rattle us anymore because we are seeing things on a whole other level. The situations that caused us so much turmoil appear fruitful to those around us because we are viewing life through the lenses of God’s grace and divine plan.
We can’t see everything in our futures, but we can get glimpses into the goodness of God through His word. We see Him as the Holy being that He is which in turn gives us insight into who we are. It clears up our view of not only our identities but our view of the world. The key is to keep going back regularly for checkups. Many times, we allow ourselves to drift away because we think we know it or we depend on the word we get at church or a snippet on social media. Those are mere crumbs in comparison to the meals available for our souls within the book of life.
The question is… Will you adjust your vision and reap the reward or remain in blurry darkness?