DAILY DEVOTIONAL WITH REV. KEN ESEKHAIGBE
Today – MARCH 11TH 2017
Topic: INCREASE IN UNDERSTANDING
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding Proverbs 4:7
It is almost impossible for anyone to excel beyond his level of understanding. This truth is evident in every aspect of life. If a man is suffering any predicament or situation it is simply based on the level of understanding available to him at the time. There was a time in Africa when malaria was claimed to be incurable and very deadly, but that was based on the understanding of the subject that was available then. When increase in understanding came, it wasn’t so much of a big deal anymore like it used to be.
Now, in life, there are principles laid down by God Himself with which anyone can become who ever and whatever he wants to be, question is, how many people have proper understanding of these principles. So our opening scripture says “… with all thy getting, get understanding.” Knowledge is however the first step to understanding. After knowledge comes, understanding tells you how to utilize and profit from that knowledge. Every area of life is governed by principles and laws and there is no better source from which you can get to know these principles but the word of God. This is simply because He brought the principles in the first place. Is it your finance, health or relationship? Wherever it is you desire a change, it is only going to happen by your increase in understanding regarding that area. Life does not have to be difficult at all, just learn the keys regarding life and you would be in control.
The Holy Scriptures through the ministry of the Holy Ghost is designed to give you that increase in understanding and more so spiritual understanding. “The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth UNDERSTANDING unto the simple.” (Psalms119:130) As you meditate on the word of God concerning any area of life, knowledge comes and then through the Spirit of the word which is the Holy Spirit, you gain spiritual understanding and once this happens, you immediately become a master over that area of life. That was why Paul prayed for the Colossian Church, “For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;” Col 1:9, then he went further to explain the effect of this prayer in verse 10 “That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, BEING FRUITFUL IN EVERY GOOD WORK…” When understanding is in place, you find that you easily make progress in life. Your productivity increases.
So go for knowledge, increase in understanding and become a master in life for that is the will of the Father for you.
SCRIPT REF: Psalm 119:104. Prov 3:13. Eph 1:16-19
PRAYER: Thank you everlasting father for increase in spiritual understanding as regards every aspect of life. I function with perfect understanding from the word and gain mastery over the issues of life in Jesus name. Amen.