07 Jan 2022: BE BUILT ON SOUND UNDERSTANDING – Ephesians 1:17-18, 1 Samuel 17:26

Nothing in Christianity will have power and effect in your life if your understanding is not involved. Therefore, don’t do anything until you understand it. Understanding is that ‘thing’ underneath that you are standing on in life to claim that you won’t fall. Whatever you don’t understand will not have any meaning in your life, even if you are in the midst of it. Don’t go to church until you understand why you should go to church; don’t pay your tithe until you understand what tithe is about; don’t give until you understand what it is to be used for. Seek to understand everything that has happened to you and things that will happen to you; when hands are being laid on you, ask for an explanation.

When David faced Goliath, he did not use any weapon that all the Jews on the battlefield lacked; he used what everybody had. He said in 1 Sam 17:26, “…For who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?”

David did not have the weapons they had as soldiers and neither did he go through military training. He was just a shepherd boy who understood what they did not. Everyone there had the mark of circumcision but did not have an understanding of it.

People don’t have victorious Christian lives because they lack understanding and only bring excitement to the battlefield of life. Paul prayed for the church at Ephesus that God will give them the spirit of wisdom and revelation and that the eyes of their understanding may be enlightened. That means you won’t know if your eyes of understanding are not enlightened.

PRAYER: Lord, I pray that the eyes of my understanding be enlightened, that you will give me the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of You in Jesus’ name. Amen!

Genesis 16:1-18:15, Matthew 6:1-24, Psalm 7:1-17, Proverbs 2:1-5

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