SUNDAY 15TH AUGUST, 2021
THEME: SEEK UNDERSTANDING 1
PASSAGE: PSALM 119:121-128
MEMORY VERSE: Psalm 119:125 “I am your servant; give me understanding, that I may know your testimonies.”
HYMN: MHB 308 (220.127.116.11.) – LORD, Thy word abideth.
Today’s deliberation reminds me of one of the members in one of my former stations. He bought a cell phone with its manual written in Chinese. After all fruitless efforts to get an interpreter to interpret the language of the manual in order to unlock the set, he was frustrated and crashed the phone without considering its price. It was then I knew the essence of understanding the language of every manual. No machine can be perfectly used without a proper understanding of its manual.
Today, people spend several years in the university to have an understanding of human body metabolism and how it works. Many are into other science-related courses for a number of years just to know about flies, lizards, flowers, trees, etc. Invariably, when it has to do with understanding, it is not always inherent in us. Rather, it has to be sought for as it reflects in our topic today.
We must be dogged about it; we must be determined to seek it vigorously because it leads to wisdom. If we lack the understanding and the working operation of the Scriptures, then we will be vulnerable to heretical teachings that are drifting people away from the real teaching of the Holy Spirit.
The Word of God is like a prescribed medicine that must be applied to the affected areas accordingly and appropriately, otherwise, it will only create more problems than solving any. Therefore, the instruction as regards the dosage must be well understood.
The psalmist, in his quest to know more of God passionately, asked for more understanding of God’s precepts and commandments. We must also not forget that when we understand the Word of God, our faith becomes more active and alive.
Therefore, cultivate the habit of seeking more understanding of God’s Word from today.
PRAYER: O God, make me thirsty for more understanding of Your precepts and laws from today, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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