Daily Devotion

Understanding the Word

“Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.” Proverbs 4:7

I have been thinking about a lot of things today. I just had to say a quick word of prayer to find out what I needed to talk about. In the midst of my day I had a thought about understanding the word.

You know, it really is up to your interpretation. However, I pray for wisdom and understanding because I don’t want to misinterpret God’s word. Often today people interpret the Word to apply to a particular situation or to their liking. To be perfectly honest, that was what happened in Slavery! White slave owners read the Word and warped it to make the institution of Slavery right in their eyes. Yes, there are scriptures that mention many things happening in the Bible, but that doesn’t mean you need to do it!

So do like the Good Book says and seek understanding!

“Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures,” Luke 24:45
“And to love him with all the heart and with all the understanding and with all the strength, and to love one’s neighbor as oneself, is much more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.” Mark 12:33
“And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,” Colossians 1:9

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