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One of the most underutilized and underused resources for a Christian is their Bible. Often the excuse is “I try to read the Bible but there is so much I don’t understand.” The way to understand the Bible is to obey the Bible. The way to understand the verses you don’t understand is to obey the verses you do understand.
The phrase in this verse “more than the aged” is a way of saying “more than the accumulative wisdom of the ages.” David is saying, “I haven’t been off to college, or I haven’t studied abroad, but I keep God’s Word and so God reveals to me His truth.” I don’t know everything but I’m obeying the One that does know everything.
The only way you can understand the Bible is for God to reveal it to you, and God doesn’t reveal it to rebels. Keep God’s Word, and through it, God will reveal His truth. Some of you know what God wants you to do, but you’re not doing it. Then we wonder why we come up against a roadblock when you try to read and understand the Bible.
The best way to learn a new language is to immerse yourself in it. Go to the country that speaks that language and lives with that language. The same is true with God’s word: to understand it you need to immerse yourself in it and live it.
Psalm 119:98-99, says “Your commandment makes me wiser than my enemies, for it is ever with me. I have more understanding than all my teachers, for your testimonies are my meditation.” Study and obey the parts of the Bible that you do understand. God will open your eyes to the things you can’t grasp in His timing. The way to understand the Bible is to obey the Bible.