The Eye Of Spiritual Understanding
“. . . we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.” Colossians 1:9b-10 (NASB)
When a believer completely yields to the will of God and permits God to fill him with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding, God then removes the mist which obscures the inner vision of that believer — a mist which hinders spiritual understanding and robs the believer of the depth of spiritual truths and promises laid down in God’s Word. When a person is completely yielded to God’s will, God gives to that person a deep love for divine truth and a deep, burning desire for a better understanding of that truth. When the believer is so completely yielded, such surrender enables him to see through the spiritual eye of understanding.
Not many believers enjoy their spiritual birthright. Most of us accept God’s second best, or even His third best, when we could and should be living in the center of the abundance of God’s grace, wisdom, holiness and all spiritual understanding.