Scripture: 1 Kings 3: 9. Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?

Beloved, I welcome you to another Moment of Daily Encounter! Yesterday we introduced the topic, Get Understanding, and we closed at how to get understanding. However, before we delve into how to get understanding, I will like to briefly share with us the importance of understanding.

Why you must get understanding?

Firstly I want you to understand that the matter of understanding is a spirit! We have earlier on established that wisdom is a spirit, so also her twin brother – understanding is a spirit.

Secondly, no man of wisdom exists without possessing an understanding heart! That word understanding heart is the spirit of understanding. Do you know that what God gave Solomon was a wise and understanding heart?

1 Kings 3: 12. Behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee.

Infact, the request of Solomon wasn’t wisdom rather it was an understanding heart just as our anchor scripture said:

1 Kings 3: 9. Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?

Now from the above scripture, it stands out that the importance of understanding is that wisdom cannot function without understanding!

I will illustrate this point with a handset. So many of us have handsets! You will all agree with me that your handset/device is useless without battery! Infact, if the battery is dead, the handset will still not function until it is charged up because the handset/device is designed to function with battery.

The reason for plugging your device/handset in electricity is to charge the battery of your device. Some charge up their battery with the provision made inside their car, some with a power bank, by all means the battery must be charged to keep on enjoying your device/handset. The case of no battery or having a battery that is dead can also be liken to having a riffle without bullet!

Similarly, you cannot operate in wisdom if you neglect the place of understanding. What enables your wisdom to function properly is an understanding heart! This is why the Bible said;

Proverbs 16: 16. How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver !

You will observe the scripture compared wisdom to gold while understanding to silver! Both silver and gold are required for our every day life. Don’t pursue wisdom and forsake understanding

Finally, another important reason why you must get understanding is because every wisdom stands on the legs of understanding!

Have you ever seen a man without legs, he is limited in certain areas of life. The same way a man with wisdom without understanding. This is why the Bible said:

Proverbs 4: 5. Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth. 7. Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

Observe the scripture says, get wisdom, get understanding – meaning get both of them!

In conclusion, understanding is a spirit that must be coveted like you do the spirit of wisdom. Understanding is what helps wisdom to function maximally and it is what provides legs for wisdom to stand! Therefore, make every effort to get understanding because wisdom alone without understanding will not deliver the success you desire.

Remember this : Heaven is real and hell is real! The decision of where to spend eternity with God begins now! Give your heart to Jesus today!

Prayer points :
– Father thank you for your word to me today
– Father, I receive grace to seek for an understanding heart in all I do in Jesus name.

Prophetic Declaration:
– I prophesy the release of an understanding heart that will enable wisdom to thrive, receive it now in the name of Jesus.
– You will not make a shipwreck of your life in the name of Jesus.

From your brother Alex
God bless you.

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