God's Word Is Powerful: -- Reading it and meditating upon it every day will give us knowledge and understanding of God's Will for us. The apostle Paul made this promise: "By which, when you read, you may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ" (Eph. 3:4). God wants us to know His Will. He desires for us to be dedicated readers of His Word. He wants us to understand and be wise concerning HIs teachings and principles that He has given to all His people.

The Scriptures have a wealth of information that every child of God needs. Paul wrote to Timothy: "All Scripture is given by the inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work" (2 Tim. 3:16,17). Earlier Paul had written Timothy reminding him that the Scriptures he had known since his childhood were able to make him wise for salvation (2 Tim. 3:15).

It is apparent that God wants us to understand His Word. We can see this truth in Paul's prayer for the Ephesian Christians: "that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened that you may know what is hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of HIs inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in heavenly places" (Eph. 1:17-20).

How do we come to an understanding of the Word of God? We need to "give attention to reading, to exhortation and to doctrine" (1 Tim. 4:13). Also it is important to "meditate on these things, give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may be evident to all. Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine. Continue in them" (1 Tim. 4:15,16). As we see in Paul's example, it is important to pray that God will give us the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, and that our eyes of understanding will be enlightened!

God desires that we know and understand HIs Word!

By Ron Drumm.

Return to the General Articles page

Home / Bible studies / Bible Survey / Special Studies / General Articles / Non-Bible Articles / Sermons / Sermon Outlines / Links / Questions and Answers / What Saith The Scriptures /Daily Devotional / Correspondence Courses / What is the Church of Christ / Book: Christian Growth / Website Policy / E-mail / About Me /