We are told to study to show ourselves approved but sometimes the Bible can be confusing and even seems outdated. We don’t understand the references and what was the norm for them is completely foreign for us. Yet within all of the struggles, I have found a time of complete comfort and reassurance. I have even found that a verse that I have read multiple times suddenly comes alive and fits the situation that I am in at the time.
The disciples frequently asked that Jesus’s teachings be clarified for even they didn’t understand what He was trying to convey to them. Jesus was patient in helping them to understand but occasionally even called them slow of wit and slow to understand. On the road to Emmaus, Jesus opened their minds so that they could understand.
Paul prayed for the believers in Phillipi. ‘Being confident of this, that He Who began a good work in you will carry it to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. (Phil 1:6) And this is my prayer; that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ’....(v9,10).
The more we learn of the Lord and His Word, the easier it is to fall deeper in love with Him. We can begin to understand the way He does things and the more we commit to understanding Him, the more we learn to trust. Jesus desires only the best for us. He yearns for our time together. He even became a man to that we could physically see Him and touch Him and talk to Him. He loves us.