Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Help with Understanding Scripture

Encouragement for your daily walk with God

“I just can’t understand the Bible.” As Yogi Berra was fond of saying, “If I’ve heard that twice, I’ve heard it once.” I expect to hear that from unbelievers, but from Christ followers? Really? Why do so many fail to understand the truths of Scripture? Could it be that they haven’t asked for help from the divine Teacher, the Holy Spirit? That is one of His many responsibilities; to enable Christ followers to “know the things that have been freely given to us by God.”

A Christ follower needs spiritual understanding. That’s exactly what the Holy Spirit helps us with. He teaches us what we need to know, not necessarily what other Christ followers know. His goal is to change our lives, to lead us to holiness and godly living.

The Holy Spirit does not want you to merely be filled with information, He wants transformation. Therefore, He will help you to understand the truth of Scripture so that you will fall in love with Jesus and become more like Him. 

Be careful not to expect a dump truck load of understanding at a time. He will, however, give you enough truth each day to change your life. A wonderfully intimate love relationship with Christ awaits those who let the Spirit reveal to them the thoughts of God.

But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God. 1 Corinthians 2:10-12

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