What do you do with a passage in the Bible that you find difficult to understand. Fortunately, when it comes to our salvation and the way we live the Bible is quite clear (see Psalm 119:130). Still, there are things in the Bible that are “difficult to understand” (2 Peter 3:16).. What do you do with them? Today’s devotional will give you excellent guidance. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Psalm 119:18Psalm 119:18 English Standard Version (ESV)
18 Open my eyes, that I may behold
wondrous things out of your law.
I once heard Mr. George Muller say that he liked to read his Bible through again and again, and he liked specially to read those portions of the Bible which he did not understand. That seems rather a singular thing to say, does it not? For what profit can come to us if we do not understand what we read? The good man put it to me like this; he said, ‘There is a little boy who is with his father, and there is a good deal of what his father says that he comprehends, and he takes it in, and he is very pleased to hear his father talk. But sometimes his father speaks of things that are quite beyond him, yet the boy likes to listen; he learns a little here and there, and, by-and-by, when he has listened year after year, he begins to understand what his father says as he never would have done if he had run away whenever his father began to talk beyond his comprehension.’ So is it with the…deep parts of God’s Word. If you read them once or twice, but do not comprehend them, still study them, give your heart to them, for, by-and-by, the precious truth will permeate your spirit, and you will insensibly drink wisdom which otherwise you never would have received.
[Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XLIV, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1898), p. 322-323]
June 4, 2016