Psalm 19:8 (NKJV)
The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes;
The psalmist says that God’s word enlightens our eyes. Ezra 9:8 (NKJV) says that God gives grace to enlighten our eyes and give a measure of revival. And now for a little while grace has been shown from the Lord our God, to leave us a remnant to escape, and to give us a peg in His holy place, that our God may enlighten our eyes and give us a measure of revival in our bondage. Ezra 9:8 (NKJV) Paul told his friends that he prays that their understanding would be enlightened so they would know “what is the hope of his calling”
the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, Ephesians 1:18 (NKJV)
Charles Spurgeon said “There is nothing like reading an illuminated Bible”. “You may read to all eternity, and never learn anything by it unless it is illuminated by the Spirit; and then the words shine forth like stars. The book seems made of gold leaf, every single letter glitters like a diamond. Oh, it is a blessed thing to read an illuminated Bible lit up by the radiance of the Holy Ghost”.
This year, read God’s word playfully and expectantly.