Be a Receiver

I was happy to discover that the Lord asks us to be receivers of His truth rather than brilliant enough to discover the meaning of scripture on our own. To those who say, "But I can't get anything out of the Bible when I read it," He replies, "Allow Me to teach you. Be a receiver."

"The Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding" (Proverbs 2:6); we're not dependent upon our own intellects. God doesn't say, 'Figure this out on your own" but "Think about what I am saying. The Lord will give you understanding in all these things" (2 Timothy 2:7 NLT). This verse encourages us when we feel too dense to benefit from the Word. We're merely the ones who consider. Ask, seek, knock, and it will be opened to you-we don't open it ourselves. Our role is simply to watch and listen daily at Wisdom's gate (Proverbs 8:34-35). If we do, the promise is definite: He who seeks finds (Matthew 7:8).

The Bible differs from the Koran and all other religious books in that the Author has promised to teach us as we read. When the Holy Spirit enters our spirits, He enables us to comprehend His Word.

Teach me, dear Jesus, what You want to say to me today when I read Your Word.

 "For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power" (Heb. 4:12 Amp.).