Psalm 19:7-8 say "The law of the LORD is perfect, restoring the soul; The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. The precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes."
I've read these verses many times before (the one from Psalm 119 is a great verse to pray -- it is a prayer ready made for us) and I have believed them and known they are true, but I had a bit of problem with the word "law."
"Law" has some stern qualities in my mind. When I hear law I think of judges in long black robes who never smile and who look like they forgot what laughter is (the good kind anyway). I also think of getting stopped by a police officer because I am driving too fast. I don't want to think like this about God's law, but these did influence just a bit how I read the word in the Bible.
This morning when I read 119:18 I prayed it and then realized something. When we see the words law, precepts, commandments, statutes and any other word that can be replaced for law in scripture, you can also replace the word law with "God's way of life."
When we embrace the law of God we are embracing God's love, God's revelation and God Himself.
Read Psalm 119:7-8 in The Message:
"The revelation of GOD is whole and pulls our lives together. The signposts of GOD are clear and point out the right road. The life-maps of GOD are right, showing the way to joy. The directions of GOD are plain and easy on the eyes."
So when we pray "Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law" we are asking God to show us wonderful things in Him, in His ways; in His way of life; in His plan for us...Absolutely everything!