Words of Truth from the Proverbs
In Acts 8 we read of a man of Ethiopia, a eunuch who was reading from the book of Isaiah the Prophet. His complaint was he couldn’t understand what he was reading. He needed someone to guide him.
The Apostle Peter tells us in 2 Peter 3 that the Apostle Paul had written some things which were “hard to understand”. I know there are many that read the Word of God and come away from it wondering what it was they had read.
We need to realize that the Word of God was not given to be clearly understood without the help of the Holy Spirit of God.
Today’s Proverb, Proverbs 25:2-3 tells us:
It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, but the glory of kings is to search out a matter. As the heavens for height and the earth for depth, so the heart of kings is unsearchable.
Even Jesus often spoke in parable so that only those truly seeking the Kingdom in their lives could understand His message. He knew there would be many false converts and false followers. It was only through the Holy Spirit that the depth of His words and His message was understood.
Now don’t get me wrong, it’s not that God is trying to hide Himself or that He doesn’t want us to understand who He is and what His will is. In the midst of all things is His desire to reveal Himself in Spirit and Truth, not just through the logic and understanding of man.
Whenever you have a hard time understanding the Word of God, as you read be in prayer that the Spirit of God would reveal His truth to you. Then, once the truth is revealed take action to be obedient to that truth.
If you truly want to know the Lord better, be obedient to the things you already know. More often than not, our problem isn’t in lack of knowledge… it’s in lack of obedience.