In and of ourselves, unaided by divine guidance, we cannot come to a true understanding of God and His character. Matthew 16:15-17 is a good example of this:
"He [Jesus] saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven."
Ask and it Shall be Given
Therefore, in order to understand God it is necessary to have divine guidance; and in order to receive God's guidance, we need to ask Him for it. In Matthew 7:7-8, Jesus said:
"Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened."
Remember this the next time you take it upon yourself to study God's Word. If you apply this in faith, I'm sure that God will bless you by helping you gain a better understanding of Him.
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