Do you struggle to understand the Bible? Do you think that only Bible scholars can truly comprehend the messages in the Bible? I used to feel that way, but have discovered a secret of how to understand the Bible better.
The secret of how to understand the Bible is really not a secret and is actually quite simple…
In order to learn how to understand the Bible better, you can simply ask God to give you revelation (open your eyes.)
Psalm 119:18 says: Open my eyes to see the wonderful truths in your instructions. (NLT)
After I began praying this Scripture each time before I did my daily Bible reading, I was surprised at how much easier the Bible was to understand.
Psalm 119:18 is the Scripture we are feasting on March 7-10 in the Delight in the Word challenge.
The theme for the March Delight in the Word challenge is Fast from Negativity; Feast on God’s Promises. So at the same time that we are feasting on this Scripture, we are fasting from the following thoughts and ones similar:
- I don’t understand the Bible.
- The Bible is too hard to understand.
- The Bible is too boring.
- I’m not smart enough to understand the Bible.
Here is a lockscreen I made for you to help you hide this Bible verse in your heart.
Download it and save it to your phone as your lockscreen. Or print it out and put it somewhere where you will see it often. Or use it as a bookmark in your Bible.
I like to pray this Bible verse each day before I do my daily Bible reading/studying. It is so exciting when God opens your eyes and you “see” things you never saw before, even though you have read a verse many times before.
If there is a verse you don’t understand, ask God to give you revelation. It is his joy to do so! 🙂
Knowing how to understand the Bible does not depend on your IQ, but on your relationship with the Living Word of God, which is Jesus.
I dive into this concept in more detail in my blog post, Are You Making This Bible Study Mistake.