What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us. This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining the spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words. The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit. 1 Cor 2:12-14
Why do you have faith and how do you understand the Word of God He has given us through the Scripture? A question I get asked quite frequently and the answer is the Spirit. There is a purpose for the Spirit in our lives and it is to reveal the mysteries of God in the Scriptures.
God did not intend for us to be deaf, dumb and blind, but wanted us to understand His glories and this grace that has been so freely given. In James the Word tells us that if we simply would ask, He would grant us wisdom. The Bible is not that difficult to understand unless we do not call upon the Spirit.
Sometimes the revelation of Scripture comes through you and sometimes it comes from others. That is why God gave us elders and pastors in our congregation in the Church. We are to teach and impart wisdom to one another. And many times, as a pastor, I have had wisdom imparted to me. All we have to do is open our hearts and call upon the Spirit for discernment and wisdom and God is faithful to answer.
So, the next time you are in His word and it just isn’t making since, call upon the Spirit to open the door of wisdom. Allow God to work in you that the mystery might be revealed. Also, use your resources, too often we are quick to talk about sports and family but not the Word of God. When was the last time you asked someone about a passage in Scripture and shared your revelations on that passage with them? That is the exciting stuff in life, so call upon the Spirit and use His wisdom that you might understand.
To God’s Glory,