God, His Word, Your Heart
In Psalm 119:130, it states, “The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.” When we open our Bible to read, it seems as if God is shining a light into our minds. Every word, each character, all the prayers and the acts of faith we visualize, from the word of God, is an opening by which light is let into our seeking souls.
When a door is open so that we enter into a house, this is what the word of God is doing. It is to open to us so that we may see its beauty. But, it is not understood by just anyone. The simple ones understand. That is, those who are open to persuasion, who humbly seek it and give heart to instruction. The psalmist said, “The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple” (Psa. 19:7).
Surely, God has a way to open the heart and warming it up. In the New Testament, Luke records that, “they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?” (Lk. 24:32). All of us as followers of Jesus know how precious and tender His life was and how our hearts glow when we think back or hear of His life, sufferings and death. How blind people may be to the plainest doctrines of the Scriptures. Yet, to us who read, who desire to know God’s word, it gives us understanding that Jesus is the Messiah, that God reigns in Heaven and that Christians are His children. Let God’s word therefore, open your heart.