Wisdom is of utmost importance, therefore get wisdom, and with all your effort work to acquire understanding. Proverbs 4:7
In today’s fast paced world, we often read devotionals and just take one verse from scripture. Although that is an awesome way to get into the word and gain understanding, there is another level of seeking that draws us closer to our Father.
The first principle of meditating in the word is to read the verse in context. To do this you read the entire chapter or the subject from beginning to end. This will give the bigger “picture” or complete understanding of the verse.
Ask the Holy Spirit to teach you as you read (John 14:26).
A good illustration of this thought: Let's say you have a puzzle and each piece is a part of a bigger picture. Even though you may be able to tell what the one small piece is by itself, it actually comes together and creates a bigger picture when placed in the puzzle.
So if you have a devotional you love; when you read it, look the verse up in the Bible and read the entire chapter. The Holy Spirit will give you greater understanding through the Word.
Teach me through your Word and give me greater understanding. I thank you that as I seek you, all things: wisdom, love, joy prosperity, &____________________ will be added to my life (Matthew 6:33).
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