OPEN THOU MINE EYES --- Psalm 119:9, 18, 29, 30, 33. C. H. V. Bogatzky's Daily Devotions May 8.

The Eighth of May.

OPEN THOU MINE EYES --- Psalm 119:9, 18, 29, 30, 33.

"Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereto according to thy word. Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law. Remove from me the way of lying; grant me thy law graciously. I have chosen the way of truth; thy judgments have I laid before me. Teach me, O Lord, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end." --- Psalm 119:9, 18, 29, 30, 33.

Neither the old nor the young can walk uprightly, without taking heed to the word of God; if they depart from that, they soon fall into error and vicious courses; but if they would make the word their rule, they must read it carefully, and pray diligently, for the enlightening of the Holy Spirit.

If David considered his eyes as shut, how much more should we consider ours so, and pray, "Open thou mine eyes!" etc. He who doth not fervently pray thus, is still blind, and hath not an eye; even though he should think himself a profound divine, and be so esteemed by others.

Lord, give me to see the wonders both of thy law and gospel, and turn my feet from every crooked path. Let thy commandments be always before me as my guide, and enable me to choose the narrow path of truth, and steadfastly to walk in it to the end; for this was David's request throughout this long Psalm.

How shall the young secure their hearts,
And guard their life from sin?
Thy word the choicest rules imparts
To keep the conscience clean.