Wednesday, June 24, 2009

How to correctly understand the word of God

Does The Bible Give us the ingredients in understanding its message or is it some mysterious Book that only a few chosen people can understand by chance or by the grace of God?

Is the Bible only to be understood by chance or is by those who seek to understand its message?

There are certainly many different interpretations of the Bible in the World; there are almost as many interpretations of the Bible as there are readers themselves. It seems like everyone has an Interpretation to this mysterious book that they strongly believe in. This why there are so many different Denominations in the world with all of them claiming to have the correct Interpretation of the Bible. The question is this, is there truly a way to accurately understand the bible?

Well let me tell you my fellow believers in Jesus Christ there is, and it is told to us in the Bible.

To get to the level of being able to understand the Bible you have to read the Bible with a spirit that truly seeks to understand and submit to God. This is why in Luke 10:21, read also Mat 11:25, and Isaiah 66:2 It states: At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said, "I praise you, Father (God The Father), Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things(hidden your truth) from the wise (Prideful) and learned (those who are no willing to learn of God’s truth. This is because of the fact that they think that they know everything), and revealed them to little children (those who are humbled. In other words those who are seeking God earnestly) Yes, Father, for this was your good pleasure (In other words this was the will of God that those who are Prideful and know it all not understand him). Christ was primarily referring to all of the Jewish authorities at that time who were full of pride and thought that they knew everything. As a result , they were not able to understand that he who was among them (Jesus Christ) was “The son of God” or “The long awaited Messiah”. Because of the amount of pride that the Jewish ruling class had they were not able to understand the things of God as they thought they did. This is applicable also to anyone also who is prideful and Learned. Getting ride of Pride is very important in understanding God. This is why in James 4:6 it states: “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble” also read Proverbs 3:34 and Proverbs 1:7. You need my friend to have a heart that is sincerely seeking after God not what your mother or you father taught you about God, but rather what the scriptures say about God. You need to have a personal relationship with God for yourself, and meditate upon God’s word. I would like for you to read (Joshua 1:8-10, 1 Timothy 4:13, 2 timothy 2:15, 1Thessalonians 5:21, Acts 17:11). Read your Bible. There is no possible way that you can have a true relationship with God without reading your Bible. This is very important in growing in God. After God recognizes that your have a heart that is seeking him truly he will give you his Spirit [The Holy Spirit] and it’s by having his Spirit living in you that you will be able to understand him (1 Corinthians 2:9-16, James 4:8, Proverbs 1:23). You cannot understand God without his Spirit and you cannot receive his Spirit unless you are truly seeking him. Seek God sincerely, stay away from doctrines that cannot be proven by the scriptures (1Thessalonians 5:21). To seek God sincerely means that you are willing to serve him as he commands not as you would like, but as he commands (John 14:15-21, John 4:24). You must live the life that the scripture tells you to live, you must believe only what the scriptures tell you to believe. Also my friend it's not only good to have a desire to serve God, but to act upon that desire. Only having the desire to serve God is not enough, this is why a spirit that seeks to submit to God is so important. A spirit that seeks to act upon the desire to serve God will have God wanting to give you more of him. The more of God's Spirit that you receive and that you work with the more of his Spirit you will receive. So act upon the desire to serve God. read (James 1:22-26, Matthew 7:24-28). If you are a true seeker of God he will reveal himself to you. Stay away from false doctrines it’s through reading your scriptures and having the Holy Spirit that you will be able to identify false doctrines. I will say no more, if you have a question write it on the comment box and I will do my best to answer or even a comment I will truly appreciate.

May God Bless You

1 comment:

  1. Hello Blessings...i just wanted to tell you that i thank the Lord everyday for the way He's using you. i agree with everything and i took the verses that you put up there to read them over...keep it up and i will continue to pray for you.