There are many people who have made the comment, “I would read the Bible, but I just don’t understand it”.  They may make a comment like this, “It is too complicated for me”.  Let us understand one thing.  No one can understand Scriptures except God give us understanding.

After Jesus had risen from the grave He was with His disciples, His followers, and we are told in the Gospel of Luke,

“Then opened He their understanding, that they might understand the Scriptures…” Luke 24:45 (KJV)

Jesus had taken His disciples around Galilee and surrounding areas teaching them that He was going to endure the rejection of His own people, then go to a cross and die for the sins of the world.  They did not understand (Matthew 16:21-23; Luke 18:31-34).  Even now, after the resurrection He gives them understanding.

Christian we cannot understand the Scriptures except it be given us by the Spirit of God within us.  The Holy Spirit does not give what has not been put within us; that is the written word of God through the reading, and study of it.  If you want understanding, and you ask the Lord for understanding He will give it as you apply yourself to the study of His Word; the Scriptures.

You can read the Scriptures through every year for forty years, and every time you read it God reveals something new; opening your understanding, and better living in God’s presence and power.

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