What Don’t You Understand? (Part 1)

To have a better understanding of what I am talking about, please take the time to read Nehemiah Chapter 8.

Do you ever wonder why some people just don’t seem to understand the gospel message? It is so simple, yet it eludes so many people. When I read the Bible, it explains to me everything that is going on in the world. Sure, there are a few things that I may struggle understanding, but for the most part, the Bible answers far more questions for me than it creates.  It just makes sense to me. How can so many people miss it? This passage in Nehemiah chapter 8 tells us a lot about understanding. The word, “understand” or a similar word is used 6 times in this chapter. This chapter explains much about understanding. There are some things that must precede spiritual understanding.

First, there must be a responsible proclaimer. Verse 2 says, “And Ezra the priest brought the law before the congregation both of men and women, and all that could hear with understanding.” There must be someone willing to make known the truth of the Word of God.  My concern is that many Christians possess within them the Bible truths that can change the world.  Yet, we spend our time arguing about things that don’t really matter at all.  We spend more time “sharing” our opinions than we do lifting up the truths of the Word of God.  As the years go by, it will take more and more courage to proclaim God’s Word. Even today there is fear of persecution for preaching and teaching on some particular truths in the Scripture. However, for there to be understanding in Spiritual things, there must be a responsible proclaimer of the Gospel.  It is our responsibility as Christians to be that proclaimer. 
Bro. Seth

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