Understanding Your Bible Lk 10:21 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO
People often ask for help in understanding their Bible. Here are a few things that will help you in understanding your Bible. Understanding your Bible:
Doesn’t take intelligence – Lk 10:21; 1 Cor 1:26-27; Lk 2:46-47 – Jesus Christ was only 12 years old when the doctors marveled at his understanding – the Lord reveals his words to babes, not to the wise and prudent – God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise.
Takes initiative – 2 Tim 2:15; Prov 2:2-5 – you are going to have to study and dig into the Bible and that is going to take lots of work – don’t spend all your time on the internet and in commentaries trying to learn your Bible – spend your time in the Bible.
Takes instruction – Eph 4:11-12; 1 Cor 4:15; Prov 19:27 – you need a good instructor – Jesus gave the church pastors and teachers to perfect the saints – I have learned many things through the instruction of good men – these are things that the Lord showed them that they then showed others – when you find that the instruction isn’t Biblical you need to cease – beware, there is more unbiblical instruction than there is Biblical.
Takes inspiration – 2 Tim 3:16-17; Job 32:8; Jn 14:26 – the teacher is the Holy Ghost – inspiration is the doctrine whereby the Holy Ghost gives you understanding in the things you are studying – when you hit a difficult passage you simply need to trust the Spirit of God to instruct you [in his time].
Conclusion: Initiative and instruction are not enough – Jehovah’s Witnesses have plenty of these – you need inspiration, as well – without the Holy Spirit you will end up in terrible error like Jehovah’s Witnesses.