I hope that God is blessing you all exceedingly.
Today’s Devotional is taken from Luke 24:25-27.
“And he said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?” And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.”
Have you ever had a hard time understanding a particular scripture, or even the Bible in general? Have you ever felt like the Bible is something that is incapable of being correctly understood? Well dear Brothers and Sisters, take heart as you are not alone. We have all had difficulty at times understanding the scriptures. So what should we do?
Well in the scriptures cited above, there were some early followers of Christ who had become confused by recent events and how Jesus promises could actually come to reality. On the road to Emmaus, these men were met by Jesus himself, who lovingly explained all of the scripture concerning himself.
The overall point is that God can help us also to understand scripture. Not only has he sent us the Holy Spirit to be our Teacher and illuminator of truth, but he has also given us adoption into a family fellow believers of him. God wants us to not only understand his words but to gain comfort and strength from them. By his faithful example, God has promised to do his part; but are WE doing Ours?
What can we do to better understand the Bible?
1. Pray to God for understanding and wisdom that only he can offer.
2. Remain diligent in your Bible reading
3. Finding a good bible based Church or circle of fellow believers that offer opportunities to ask questions, and can hopefully spark insightful edifying discussion.
4. Explain the parts of the scripture you do understand to others, as you continue making the truth your own.
5. Remain humble and open to receive correction while testing that it remains in harmony with scripture.
I hope these tips can provide help to any in need. Please remain strong and remember, at times we are ALL on the road to “Emmaus” where we might be confused or not able to understand something but know that God is close, and he wants to help. Just ask him.
With Warm Brotherly affection,
Simon T Zealot