2018

#2162 What The Bible Says About Understanding

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Luke 12:57 “You don’t have to be a genius to understand these things. Just use your common sense.

John 13:12 After He [Jesus] had finished washing their feet, he took his robe, put it back on, and went back to his place at the table. Then He said, “Do you understand what I have done to you?”

John 13:17 If you understand what I’m telling you, act like it–and live a blessed life.

John 15:15 I’m no longer calling you servants because servants don’t understand what their master is thinking and planning. No, I’ve named you friends because I’ve let you in on everything I’ve heard from the Father.

Ecclesiastes 11:5 Just as you’ll never understand the mystery of life forming in a pregnant woman, So you’ll never understand the mystery at work in all that God does.

Romans 5:6-8 Christ arrives right on time to make this happen. He didn’t, and doesn’t, wait for us to get ready. He presented himself for this sacrificial death when we were far too weak and rebellious to do anything to get ourselves ready. And even if we hadn’t been so weak, we wouldn’t have known what to do anyway. We can understand someone dying for a person worth dying for, and we can understand how someone good and noble could inspire us to selfless sacrifice. But God put his love on the line for us by offering his Son in sacrificial death while we were of no use whatever to Him.