“Each of us are meant to release an unique form of God’s understanding on this planet!”
A sermon preached on the 1st of November 2020 at Revelation Church. You may find the whole sermon at the YouTube link below
Here is the outline and verse references –
Give me understanding, that I may observe Your law
And keep it with all my heart.
“Understanding”- This word occurs around 136 times in the Bible.
h0995. בִּין ḇiyn; a primitive root; to separate mentally (or distinguish), i.e.(generally) understand: — attend, consider, be cunning, diligently, direct, discern, eloquent, feel, inform, instruct, have intelligence, know, look well to, mark, perceive, be prudent, regard, (can) skill(-full), teach, think, (cause, make to, get, give, have) understand(-ing), view, (deal) wise(-ly, man).
God is to be worshiped by a people of understanding, not hypocrites or the ignorant. God hates an arrogant, unteachable, lukewarm, negligent, naive, disinterested, distracted, proud spirit. (Do not be as the horse or as the mule which have no understanding, Whose trappings include bit and bridle to hold them in check, Otherwise they will not come near to you. Psalms 32:9; Man in his pomp, yet without understanding, Is like the beasts that perish. Psalms 49:20)
“But where can wisdom be found?
And where is the place of understanding?
“Man does not know its value,
Nor is it found in the land of the living.
“The deep says, ‘It is not in me’;
And the sea says, ‘It is not with me.’
“Pure gold cannot be given in exchange for it,
Nor can silver be weighed as its price.
“It cannot be valued in the gold of Ophir,
In precious onyx, or sapphire.
“Gold or glass cannot equal it,
Nor can it be exchanged for articles of fine gold.
“Coral and crystal are not to be mentioned;
And the acquisition of wisdom is above that of pearls.
“The topaz of Ethiopia cannot equal it,
Nor can it be valued in pure gold.
“Where then does wisdom come from?
And where is the place of understanding?
“Thus it is hidden from the eyes of all living
And concealed from the birds of the sky.
“ Abaddon and Death say,
‘With our ears we have heard a report of it.’
“God understands its way,
And He knows its place.
“For He looks to the ends of the earth
And sees everything under the heavens.
“When He imparted weight to the wind
And meted out the waters by measure,
When He set a limit for the rain
And a course for the thunderbolt,
Then He saw it and declared it;
He established it and also searched it out.
“And to man He said, ‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom;
And to depart from evil is understanding.’”
Elihu in Job:
“I thought age should speak,
And increased years should teach wisdom.
“But it is a spirit in man,
And the breath of the Almighty gives them understanding.
“The abundant in years may not be wise,
Nor may elders understand justice.
“So I say, ‘Listen to me,
I too will tell what I think.’
God has opened up the possibility of miraculous growth in skill , craftsmanship, eloquence, etc in a split moment/surprisingly short spans of time if we are available to the breath of the almighty.
God asks the scientist:
“Who has put wisdom in the innermost being Or given understanding to the mind?
“The brain is the most complex object in the universe!” – National Geographic. The inner workings of the mind confound us.. it points to a creator of the ability of understanding! The sooner we submit to Him, the sooner we can grow in understanding.
There is great power in understanding!
Great is our Lord and abundant in strength; His understanding is infinite. Psalms 147:5
“Behold, God is mighty but does not despise any; He is mighty in strength of understanding. Job 36:5
God crushes His enemies in perfect justice and holiness by His understanding!
- Thus doing things in line with His understanding destroys the schemes of Satan in future!
2. Thus we have victory in the name of “JESUS”
Faith is divine understanding given by grace and by revelation. God drops atomic packages of divine understanding on His people through dreams and visions. This has the ability to transform our whole life and can be graciously dropped on the young and the old to speed up the process of walking in divine understanding.
I have filled him with the Spirit of God in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all kinds of craftsmanship, Exodus 31:3 Occurs several times in conjunction with the same phrases in Genesis. Understanding, discretion, discernment, counsel are byproducts of each other in scripture after scripture.
Expect God to open up your brain’s potential supernaturally!!
Your understanding of God’s understanding yields spectacular fruit.