The discussions on the Wisdom given to Jesus by the Spirit of the LORD were so revealing. I believe readers of the devotional can attest to it. By God’s grace, we will be looking into what Spirit of Understanding from the Spirit of the LORD is and how to reflect His presence in our lives in today and tomorrow devotionals. The Spirit of Understanding can simply be described as “anointing of Divine insight.” The Spirit of understanding helps one to perceive, discern, comprehend and dissect issues of life. A person of good understanding does not only discerns, judges correctly and rightly but knows how to note differences between cases easily. We are told in the Bible that the LORD founded the earth by wisdom, but establish the heavens by understanding (Prov. 3: 19 NKJV).
Jesus Christ employed the Spirit of understanding very well during His ministry on the earth. By understanding Jesus knew that He came into the world to save sinners, seek for the lost, loose those under bondage etc. (Mark 2: 17; Luke 19: 10). By the Spirit of understanding, Jesus knew that He was not in this world to do what pleases human beings except what pleases His Father in heaven (John 6: 38). Likewise, Jesus knew that He was not sent into the world to condemn sinners to death. He would have condemned the woman allegedly brought to Him of committing adultery to death (John 3: 17; 8: 10-11). By understanding, Jesus knowing himself as a Son of God, carrying great anointing about, yet, refused to equates Himself with God (Phil. 2: 6).
There is need for every Christian to search into how to acquire understanding from the Spirit of the LORD. The Psalmist prays this telling God: “Give me understanding and I shall keep your law; indeed, I shall observe it with my whole heart (Psa. 119: 34 NKJV). Understanding given us by the Spirit of the LORD enables us know how to keep God’s law and observe the law with our whole hearts. Many people have died young and miserably due to carelessness that could be avoided if ‘understanding’ is properly employed. Understanding gives someone ability for discretion that can be used to preserve his/her life as seen in Proverbs 2: 11 saying “Wise choices will watch over you. Understanding will keep you safe” (Africa Study Bible).
HOLY FATHER, let the Spirit of the LORD so talked about today give me understanding that will show me how to keep your laws and observe them with my whole heart in the name of Jesus Christ.