“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him” – James 1:5
Many believers of Christ make claims that the word of God is too hard to understand, that it's too difficult to grasp it's meaning. Rather than making an effort to understand what God is saying to them, some give up, some don't even try, thus making the decision to walk away from the faith to follow error rather than truth - an easier way, rather than the right way.
It is not always going to be easy to understanding passages in the bible. But the apostle James gives us a solution to this challenge. He said, "Ask." If you do not understand what God is saying in his word, or what is being asked of you to do through his word, ask God to give you understanding. Even the disciples of Christ asked for understanding in matters they could not comprehend.
Once you have asked God for help, patiently follow the leading of his spirit as he guides you through his word. As you faithfully continue to do this, you will not only begin to understand the meaning of God's word, many amazing and profound things will also be made known.
But, if you are still considering leaving the faith, ask yourself this - where can a man go after being under the teachings of Christ? Where can a man go for the redemption of his soul? What other well can your soul drink from and never be thirsty?
You will be lost without the guidance of God, and your soul will starve without the true bread from heaven. Stay with Jesus!
By Gale Henderson. All rights reserved.
Unless otherwise indicated, all scripture passages quoted are taken from the King James Version of the Bible.