David’s Daily Devotion for May 23

May 23, 2022 - Good Morning! It’s Monday, May 23.

Do you know what a “polymath” is? It sounds like a really hard arithmetic problem! But actually, it’s a person who has world-class ability in more than one area. Leonardo de Vinci is probably the prime example of a polymath, or "Renaissance man". But a close second would be one of our Founding Fathers - Benjamin Franklin.

Franklin was a writer, scientist, statesman, diplomat, printer, publisher, philosopher, and inventor. And, on May 23, 1785, he announced a new invention - bifocal glasses. This breakthrough was a blessing to those who were both far-sighted and near-sighted, like Benjamin Franklin (and yours truly).

Hopefully you're one of those lucky people with 20-20 vision, but most of us need help with our vision. And when it comes to spiritual vision, we all need help. And God has promised to supply His vision to help us find our way. The Bible, of course, is the primary way that He guides us - "Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path" (Psalm 119:105).

The Apostle Paul offered this prayer for the church in Ephesus, and for us - "Open the eyes of their hearts, and let the light of Your truth flood in. Shine Your light on the hope You are calling them to embrace. Reveal to them the glorious riches You are preparing as their inheritance" (Ephesians 1:18).

Open the eyes of our hearts, Lord.

Meet you back here tomorrow,
Bro. David