For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding – Colossians 1:9
There’s such a thing as spiritual understanding; but sadly, many lack this important spiritual virtue. Many actually function in human, worldly, or carnal understanding. When you talk with such people, you can understand why they reason differently; they only think from the world’s perspective, because they lack spiritual understanding. Spiritual understanding comes by the Holy Spirit, and is granted you through the Word.
In our opening scripture, the word “understanding” is translated from the Greek “σύνεσις (Sunesis)” It’s an interpretation; a way of thinking; a mentality. So, the Apostle Paul, in that verse, was dealing with a certain kind of understanding—a revelatory understanding— which the Word of God gives us! This is why you need to stay in God’s Word, studying, learning, and making sure you understand it! This will give you the personality that God wants you to have. It’ll make you spiritually sagacious, insightful, discerning and wise.
Another beautiful part of this is that God isn’t just raising us for this world; all that He’s doing in us—His programming in us through the Word—is for the ages to come. So, if you don’t have spiritual understanding, insight into the realities of the Kingdom while you’re still in the earth, how are you going to function in the world to come? Therefore, it’s important you study the Scriptures with excitement; have a voracious appetite for the Word. Some people may be baffled, wondering why you’re so sold-out to the Word; let them know it’s because God’s Word is everything.
With the Word in you, it doesn’t matter what you desire in this world; you can get it! God’s ultimate desire isn’t to give you a house, a car, a job, or money; what He wants is His Word in your spirit, because with that, you can get or create anything.
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Dear Father, I thank you for the precious gift of the Holy Spirit who grants me spiritual insight, and sets me on the right course in life. I walk in righteousness and dominion, having insight into mysteries and secrets of your Kingdom; and I live above the distracting influences of the world, because I live in your Word, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Further Study: Acts 20:32; Ephesians 1:17-18