Capitol Bible Study: "Illumination: The Key to Understanding Scripture"
One pastor did a survey asking the reasons why people do not read the Bible. He shares the top three: Number three: "It is old and boring". Number two: "I forget to read it". The number one answer: "I don’t understand it". We have been studying Psalm 119, the longest and perhaps the most unique chapter in the Bible. All 176 verses give us the picture of one who loves to read, study, and apply God’s Word to every area of their life. Certainly there are many who fail to read the Bible for the reasons given above. Some outright reject God’s Word, believing it to merely be a collection of the writings of men. Most simply neglect or ignore the Word as they go about their daily lives. Why is this so? Why do some treasure God’s Word while others reject or neglect it? I believe we find the answer to this query in our verse for today’s study:
"Open my eyes, that I may behold wonderful things from Your law". Psalm 119:18