Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God. 1 Corinthians 2:12
When you stand on the beach admiring the flashing, splashing water, the golden hues of the sunset can take your breath away. But if you don a snorkel mask and go beneath the surface, a new world suddenly appears as if by magic. You may see schools of fish, clouds of sand, bright colors, strange formations of barnacles and coral! One inch above the water and these things are hard to see. One inch below the water, and it’s another world.
Bible study is like that. Many people only gaze at the surface and study the Word superficially. But plunge in a little deeper, and you’ll find a fathomless ocean of truth.
The best thing is having the Holy Spirit as a snorkeling partner. He is our tutor, our trainer, our guide. Before opening the Bible, let’s ask God to reveal His will to us. Pray with the psalmist, “Open my eyes, that I may see wondrous things from Your law” (Psalm 119:18). Say with Samuel, “Speak, Lord, for Your servant hears” (1 Samuel 3:9).
Open my eyes that I may see, glimpses of truth Thou hast for me.
Clara H. Scott, “Open My Eyes, That I May See”