Psalm 119:130 (Amplified Bible, Classic Edition)
The entrance and unfolding of Your words give light; their unfolding gives understanding (discernment and comprehension) to the simple.
It is the Holy Spirit who leads and guides us into all truth. It is the Spirit of God who enables us to understand the word of God. When the word of God is simply study for academic purposes and without the leading of the Holy Spirit, revelation will not be received and understanding will not take place. But when a person, no matter their educational level, seeks the Holy Spirit for revelation and understanding they will gain greater insight into God’s word that they didn’t see before.
Receiving true revelation from the Holy Spirit is life changing. Revelation not only gives us insight to understand but also teaches us how to apply what we are reading and studying to our modern day. The reason the religious leaders of Jesus day failed to understand who He was and failed to understand what He taught is because they did not have the Holy Spirit. They were blinded by their arrogance and their pride.
But today when the eyes of a person are open to salvation and they have the Holy Spirit living inside of them they have the most wonderful friend. He will lead and guide us into all truth. If we fail to understand something in scripture we simply need to begin to ask and seek the Holy Spirit. He will open our eyes and help us to understand.
The entrance and unfolding of God’s word truly bring light. All of us live in darkness before coming to know Jesus Christ. But when we come to Christ we are brought out of the darkness and into the light and truth of who Christ is. It is like being in a pitch black room and someone lights a single match. That small amount of light begins to illuminate the room and give us an understanding of how to navigate the darkness. The more light that is brought in, the greater we are able to navigate and the more the darkness disappears.
We live in an age of great deception and darkness. God calls us daily to immerse our lives and hearts in the truth of God’s word. The more we read, study, meditate upon scripture, and pray over God’s word, the more the light and truth of who Jesus Christ is will fill us. Sadly because some Christians today don’t know the scriptures, they continue to walk in darkness even though their eyes have been open to the truth of Christ.
Father today I ask that you would help me to understand your word. I pray that you would open my spiritual eyes, ears, and heart to know and understand who you are. You have revealed yourself through your word and I pray that my life would be filled with the light and truth of who you are. Remove every area of darkness from my life. Break every stronghold of Satan. May I truly walk in the freedom I have through Jesus Christ and understand the depths of your word. In the mighty name of Jesus, Amen!