By Pastor Dr. Ronnie W. Wolfe
The human eye is a wonderful creation of God. We must give much thanks to God for our being able to see. Those who are blind know more of the value of seeing than those who can see very well.
But David's eyes, though they were able to see physically, they could not see the true benefit of God's salvation, because David was living in this world. David was looking for more than the pleasures of the world. He was looking farther into a realm that the human eye cannot see. The human eye may see a few blessings, but the human eye cannot see the things that God has prepared for those who love him (1 Cor. 2:9).
Neither can David see true righteousness and holiness in this world. His eyes fail to see righteous judgments performed by those who are responsible for the execution of civil law. He does not see, nor does he hear speeches or sermons that reflect the righteousness of God, just as in our own time moral and holy preaching and speaking seems to be scarce.
In verse 81 of this psalm David explains, also, that his very soul faints because he cannot find true salvation in this world nor the faith in true righteousness through the Messiah. His soul faints also due to the fact that life in this world seems to be so long, and the wonders and hopes of Heaven are not soon realized.
Oh, how our hearts often desire and eagerly long to be with our Lord where he is, in Heaven with the Father.
But, as verse 81 continues, our hope is in God's word. While we watch for and wait for the coming of the Messiah from heaven the second time, we are assured in our hearts that God's word is true, and it is the only hope that we have this side of heaven, so we must give credence to and hope in the Bible, God's holy word. It alone can give us comfort and assurance in God.