Have you ever had a hard time understanding the bible? Do you understand what it says? Are you getting what it is saying? Well there are two problems why? The first problem that can cause a lack of understanding is you are not saved and need to be Born Again. 1 Cor. 2:14 says, “But the natural person does not recieve the things of the spirit of God for they are foolishness to them nor can they know them because they are spiritually discerned.”
The second reason for a lack of understanding could be you have not ask God for understanding through prayer. Proverbs 2:1-6, expresses how important the need is to ask God for understanding.
God will bless you to understand His scriptures if you seek him. God will help you understand His word, when you have been restored in your relationship with Him,(Hebrews 8:10).
Third reason for a lack of understanding is no power to comprehend. Without the Holy Spirit in your heart there can be no understanding. If you have not been born again you don’t have the Holy Spirit living in you to help you grasp the things of God.
Some people think they will understand God and the bible automatically. Like the patient that asked, “Doctor, will I be able to read with these new glasses? The Doctor said, “Yes, of course.” The patient, “Good! I never could read
Where is your relationship with Him? You must be saved and no longer God’s enemy before He will bless you with the secrets of His work. So therefore make sure of your salvation, (2 Cor. 13:5). Now would you share your secrets with some one you knew was your enemy? Well, would you? God will not either.
God’s desire is that you want to know Him and His ways. The question is how bad do you want to know Him? Do you want to know Him only for what He can give you? Is your relationship with God a give me, can I have, or will you let me do it? If your relationship with God begins to get like this, then your making him an errand boy, which means that, you really don’t know or understand Him.
Knowing God better will come through reading and abiding in His word. Obeying Him in your relationship means being blessed. According to Revelation 1:3 God blesses those who do three things, Read, Listen(Hear), and Obey(Do). “Blessed is he that reads, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand,”(Rev. 1:3). Doing what the bible says is proof of your understanding.
Proverbs 4:1,5,7, reads “Hear you children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding. Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not: neither decline from the words of my mouth. Wisdom is the principal thing therefore get wisdom: and in all your getting get understanding.” It is clear that God wants us to have an understanding.
Now knowing what God wants you to have, which is an understanding, what are you doing about it? Did you know that understanding begins with being saved? Do I have to give anything to get Saved,(Romans 4:4,5)? Answer No, it is a free gift from God,(Eph.2:8,9).
God saves you by his special favor (Grace) when you believe and you can’t take credit for it. It is a free gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done. It is freely given so no one can brag or boast. Do you understand what God is doing in your Life? Do you understand what the bible says? How is your understanding?