For as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that He must rise again from the dead. So the disciples went away again to their own homes. John 20:9-10 NASB
Getting the full picture of a scene or a situation is important to make a good decision. Not having all the right information can leave you confused or headed down the wrong road.
When Peter and John left the empty tomb, they weren’t sure what to think. They just went back home, behind locked doors.
At that point, they didn’t understand the Scriptures. And they couldn’t fully understand the Word because they weren’t reading it with the illumination of the Holy Spirit.
Compare and contrast their behavior before and after the day of Pentecost to see the difference!
When we read the Word of God, we start to see the big picture and what God is doing. Christians that aren’t spending time in the Bible daily are missing an important guide and source of God’s instruction and information!
On top of reading the Word, we should do so with the illumination of the Holy Spirit. Without the Spirit’s guidance, it just becomes another book!
Simply ask the Holy Spirit to lead you and guide you and give you understanding as you read God’s Word.
When you do this, it’s like having the author of the book right beside you to point out important aspects of the story. And this is true because all Scripture was inspired by God, by the way of the Holy Spirit, written by men.
Start reading and understanding His Word today! There is no better time!
Father, thank You for Your Word and the leading of the Holy Spirit as I read it.