“I gain understanding from your precepts; therefore I hate every wrong path.” (Psalms 119:104)
True understanding comes from God — it’s a gift only He can give. That’s why Solomon asked God for understanding instead of relying on his own. And God will bestow understanding on you through His Word. “For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding” (Proverbs 2:6). The Psalmist said, “Through thy precepts I get understanding.” The Bible was written that we might have understanding and be able to interpret life the way God does.
Paul, who wrote much of the New Testament, told Timothy, “Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things” (2 Timothy 2:7). As you immerse yourself in Scripture, God speaks to you. In essence He says, “This is how I see it, and this is how I want you to see it.” In other words, He gives you His insight into the situation.
In the Bible you will discover how to become truly successful. You will find the answer to your financial troubles, how to cure worry, and how to solve relationship problems. It will direct you in your family relationships. It contains the cure for nervousness and depression. It’s even a purging tool for removing sin from your mind and life. “Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word” (Psalm 119:9). In short, your Bible is the greatest success manual in the world! The psalmist said, “The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple” (v. 130). So if you want true understanding, meditate on the Scriptures today.
Heavenly Father, in a world where we still ask “What is Truth”, help me see that it lies in a person, Jesus, and Your Word. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.