~John 8:47 He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.
The most wonderful event that happened to me when I accepted Jesus Christ as my Saviour was when I opened my Bible and I could actually understand what I was reading! What a thrill it was to have God’s very words breathed on me! I didn’t feel lost or didn’t wonder what in the world I was reading! This is how it was before I was born again. The bible was dry reading and hard to understand. This was no longer true and my salvation blessed me with a fresh message from God every time I opened the pages of my Bible.
Are you able to understand what you read? Granted there are passages that are difficult to understand. There are even times when you can read verses in Psalms that are beautiful but they don’t really apply to your life at the moment of reading. However, when you read those same verses while you’re experience a trial, the words jump off the page as if they were written just for you! The born-again believer is so blessed! We do not need to Scriptures interpreted for us because God has given us His Holy Spirit to reside within at the moment we became His! Today’s text proves it out for us. Once we are God’s, we hear His words. We take what we read, His Spirit interprets the reading to us, and we hear what God has to say for us at that moment!
But today’s text also says that if you don’t hear His Word and you cannot understand His Word, then it is because you are not His. Think about this when you call yourself Christian. Is your “faith” in title only? It should be in your heart!