7:25 "I applied mine heart to know and to search and to seek out wisdom
and the reason of things, and to know the wickedness of folly, even of
3:8 "Yea doubtless and I count all things but loss for the excellency
of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord,
for whom I have suffered the loss of all things and do count them but dung,
that I may win Christ."
1:18 "Come now and let us reason together, saith the Lord. Though your
sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow.
Though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool."
knowledge has great wisdom and depth for you -Romans
11:33. There are important
keys to understanding the Bible that one needs to know.
111:10 "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom. A good understanding
have all they that do his commandments-('his
commandments' is not in the original, so it's referring to those that fear
The Bible is for our learning to
give us hope, not confusion,
not a guilty feeling of being under God's disapproval,
To learn, one
has to be subject (original Greek is 'adapt to do') or willing to be doing
what he wants to learn -Titus 3:1. If
one is willing to do all he can (Ecclesiastes
9:10) regarding love and good
works toward others, he or she will gain a high position in the Kingdom
of God, just as one would in
a modern day corporate environment.
Thus the importance
of acceptance first.
Study makes you hot!
-Luke 24:32; Acts
18:24,25,28; Titus 2:14. If we're
believers, we have help in understanding the scriptures. Use it. Luke
I prefer the King James Version.
By now I'm used to its thee's, thou's, ye's, saith's and other 1600's type
language. And it does seem to have an alive flavor to it. At least I think
so. And after much study of the original word meanings, the feeling comes
across that the translators back then really did their best in being as
accurate as knew then how to be.
keep revising the Bible with so many different
translations, it's better to simply re-read it. Learn it! It's
the same with reading any book. The first time you're little more than
aware of the words. The second and subsequent times, one becomes aware
of new things and deeper meaning.
Jesus opened the scriptures to those
with Him back then -Luke 24:32. Do
you think that from heaven He is still able to do this, and for us today?
28:9,10,13 tells us that to understand His word,
and to move on to perfection, we need to desire to move deep, beyond the
basics (Hebrews 5:13-6:2), and into
the depth. Desire it, and see what happens!
can't know Him unless He has given us an
understanding -1John 5:20. If
you lack it, ask for it! For those believing
the Bible it's easy! Once you believe it, more understanding comes -1Thessalonians
2:13".....the word of God, which effectually-
also in you that believe."
Faith is required
to understand spiritual things -Hebrews
experience. And one can't believe it unless God opens the mind. If
you're interested in it, God has opened your mind to an understanding of
it! He wants a relationship with you! Apart from one's mind being
opened, one just can't search and find out a true understanding of God;
one just never gets any personal light out of it -Isaiah
We have the
gift of belief and His word will abide in us -John
Why is it important
to study? -Titus 1:9; Matthew
1:18 "The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may
know what is the hope of his calling and what the riches of the glory
of his inheritance in the
5:21 "Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.-...continues