For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. 1 Corinthians 2:11.
Revelation is not the creation or invention of something new, but the manifestation of what was, until revealed, unknown to human beings. The great and eternal truths contained in the gospel are revealed through diligent searching and humbling of ourselves before God. The divine Teacher leads the mind of the humble seeker for truth; and by the Holy Spirit’s guidance, the truths of the Word are made known to him. And there can be no more certain and efficient way of knowledge than in being thus guided. The promise of the Saviour was “When he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth” (John 16:13). It is through the impartation of the Holy Spirit that we are made to understand the Word of God.
The psalmist writes, “Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word. With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments…. Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law” (Psalm 119:9-18).
We are admonished to seek for the truth as for hid treasure. The Lord opens the understanding of the true seeker after truth; and the Holy Spirit enables him to grasp the truths of revelation. This is what the psalmist means when he asks that his eyes may be opened to behold wondrous things out of the law. When the soul pants after the excellencies of Jesus Christ, the mind is enabled to grasp the glories of the better world. Only by the aid of the divine Teacher can we understand the truths of the Word of God. In Christ’s school we learn to be meek and lowly because there is given to us an understanding of the mysteries of godliness.
He who inspired the Word was the true expositor of the Word. Christ illustrated His teachings by calling the attention of His hearers to the simple laws of nature, and to the familiar objects which they daily saw and handled. Thus He led their minds from the natural to the spiritual.—Sabbath-School Worker, December 1, 1909.
Ye Shall Receive Power p. 107
—-Please continue your prayers for E and the children that God will work out all things for their good. R
—-Update on diabetic friend.She will have surgery Friday A.M. pacific time to amputate her left leg above the knee joint. Pray for courage for she and her husband. Mel
—-Please pray for Linda who had a stroke a few weeks ago. Rose
When my grandmother was 72, she was put into a nursing home by her “friend” and landlady. I don’t know how she could legally do that, but she somehow must have managed to convince her to give her the power of attorney since we lived far away. (This was in the early 1960’s, so maybe she didn’t need such a document. I don’t know.) My grandmother refused to eat or drink and died. We knew nothing about it until it was too late.
So sad, yet how many in this world are starving to death spiritually because of a lack of Bible study and prayer. In their busy life, they neglect to feast upon the Food God has provided for our spiritual nutrition.
Our Saviour told His disciples, “the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.” John 6:63 How important, then, that we “study to show [ourselves] approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth.” 2 Tim 2:15
When tempted in the wilderness, Jesus rebuked the evil one by declaring, “It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” Matt 4:4 Jesus was very familiar with the Scriptures and was quoting from Deuteronomy 8:3.
Jeremiah exclaimed, “Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.” 15:16 As we meditate upon God’s word, we partake of the nourishment He so freely offers. Just as the elements of the food we eat, is carried to every part of our body, so by beholding God through the Bible, we become “changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.” 2 Cor 3:18
May we never starve to death spiritually by neglecting to feast daily upon God’s Word is my prayer.