Devotional Guide, Today’s Reading – Monday April 15, 2019

Theme: THE POWER OF KNOWLEDGE

Text: “Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.” – Proverbs 2:3-5.

Comment: The Bible urges us to pray for the knowledge of God and devote our time to it in the same manner as one seeks for some precious items. When we give ourselves to the work of God, His spirit sustains or keeps aglow our interest in regular studies to enable us understand and remember what we have read. King David made  supplication to God in this manner: “Teach me, O LORD, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end. Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart. Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight.” – Psalm 119:33-35.

Saint Paul noted that everyone is endowed with one talent or gift or the other from God which helps us to do His will and His work and be of service to our fellow men. “But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit.” (1 Corinthians 12:7, 8) Diligent and prayerful study of the Bible should be followed by the spreading of the word to others. “For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation”, so enjoined Saint Paul in his exhortation to the Church in Rome. See Romans 10:10. Compare Revelation 22:17.

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