Understand the Truth
Written by Donna L.
When God speaks to us He desires that we understand fully what He is saying. When God’s speaking Voice seems distant at times it is not because of His lack of clarity; it is because there is usually something in our lives hindering a clear hearing of His Voice.
God has given to all believers a divine Person who lives within us to help us receive and understand the truth. God said in 1 Corinthians 2:9, “Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.” Verse 10— “But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: For the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.”
All believers have within them the Holy Spirit who perfectly knows the mind of God and who receives and communicates to our spirit the truth God wants us to hear. Although we were born away from God, the moment we received Christ as our Savior, the Holy Spirit came in to teach us the truth of who God is. Paul stated in 1 Corinthians 2:12, “Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.”
God has three primary areas He wants us to understand:
1. He wants us to know the truth about Himself, He wants us to grasp His majesty, His holiness, His power, His love, His grace and His joy.
2. God wants us to know the truth about ourselves. He wants us to realize our importance in the plan of His eternal plans and our peculiarities sometimes hinder us. God wants us to know our position and our privileges of who we are in Christ. His righteousness is ours because He abides in us.
3. He wants us to know the truth about other people. He wants us to see them no longer in earthly wisdom but to view them as His chosen instruments and His creations.